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June 27 2007

Interview with Joss about "Dinner with Joss" and other projects. While the announcement is still on the front page, Comic Book Resources' related article is post-worthy because it's a rare Joss Whedon interview. Discusses many things, mostly the Equality Now dinner auction.

Alyson and Tom Lenk read season eight! And I'm glad to hear Joss is writing at least the 5th issue stand-alones and that Super-Buffy in #4 was similar to Uber-Buffy in "Primeval."
Heehee. I always forget what a funny guy he is.

Now I really want to have that dinner :(
Nice tags, CaptainB.
That was great!

Joss' discussion of the Willow/Buffy magic-sharing furthers my belief that he knows his characters aren't invincible and that cavalier use of magic is not a good...

[ edited by UnpluggedCrazy on 2007-06-26 21:53 ]
Uhhh, nobody bid. [laughs] That is of course my terror that no one will bid on this and I'll be sitting lonely at my table telling the violinist, "Play 'Moon River' again."

With the crickets chirping? I'll eat every hat I have if this happens. You mofos better bid!
Wow. Joss is so brave. He's gonna let five monied geeks talk about their own obsessions.

*shivers*


"I've auctioned myself off obviously for sex, but nothing this civilized."

What-what-what? Was that as the Viking Princess?


" I did issue #10, which is the one featuring the contest winner from the MySpace contest. It was a joy to write. In fact it was such a joy to write that I was three pages over the normal length."

Yay, Robin-slayer! Looking forward to reading this...


"...to highlight the absolute crippling and absurd inequality between the sexes."

See, that's what I'm talking about...


"I wish someone would draw me looking that hot."

Anyone? Anyone? Class? Anyone? What a great belated birthday great present that would be from a talented comic-type artist to give to someone to take to Joss at that dinner...

[ edited by QuoterGal on 2007-06-26 22:02 ]
Great interview!

There were pictures of Alyson Hannigan and Alexis Denisof at Tom Lenk's birthday party on Pink is the New Blog the other day -- I wonder if that's when Tom gave Aly the comics. (I didn't link to it since last time I linked to that blog my post got deleted and the mods never answered my email as to why.)

I can't wait to start bidding!
Wednesday morning, CBR News caught up with Whedon to learn more details about the auction and the dinner, his work with Equality Now and to get some answers about what's to come in "Buffy."

Huh? Does that meant this interview took place . . . tomorrow?
;)

[ edited by m'cookies on 2007-06-26 22:28 ]
Great interview, Big Purple Dudeness!
42 jokes will never ever get old. I'd love to bid but, alas, I can barely afford to eat out by myself.

(Actually, I did get the wonderful opportunity a few years ago to be part of a group dinner with one of my favorite fantasy authors, Tamora Pierce. And what did we talk about? Buffy.)
Great interview. I was glad to see the magic sharing was not going to be a regular thing too.

5 people are really going to have a great time. There are a lot worse ways to spend the money if you have it. Too bad I don't have it.
Scott's column about this, up on DH since yesterday, also now is up as a blog item on the Dark Horse page at MySpace.

ETA: Also on MySpace Comic Books' blog on MySpace.

[ edited by theonetruebix on 2007-06-26 23:40 ]
With the crickets chirping? I'll eat every hat I have if this happens. You mofos better bid!

Sssh, Tonya J, ixnay on the bidsay, err, talksay ! (yep, I totally don't know all that stuff you guys do with the pig Latin. I so don't know it that that could even be cod Latin ;). I do know though that if no-one else bids, we'll totally get it for like 5 quid each ! Charity schmarity !

Great interview, next time maybe he'll be totally witty or crack a few jokes or something, just for a change, y'know ? I heart the 'arc, one-off, arc' idea (so long as there aren't too many breaks, I don't heart pain ;) and the sort of 'Dirty Harry' Faith idea sounds cool because I like the ambiguity of her being attracted to the lone troubleshooter role but also yearning for the friends, the watcher, the kit, the caboodle etc.

(and jeez I love those covers)
I'm so curious to see what kind of coin Whedon fans have...
Individually, I mean. Together, we are a mighty force of at least $517.39 and some couch lint. Or so.
Together, we are a mighty force of at least $517.39 and some couch lint.

Crap. I forgot to gather people's couch lint at this past weekend's screenings.
Crap. I forgot to gather people's couch lint at this past weekend's screenings.

If you can get celebrities to donate couch lint, that's like gold, I swear.

But seriously, I know we have some wealthy folk in fandomland and I'm curious to see how the bidding goes. I will be sitting anxiously on my pile of couch lint to see if bidding goes higher than a certain amount I have in mind.
What time does bidding begin on Monday? I want to jump right in there with my all in the hopes of being top bidder for at least a couple of minutes before the seriously rich get online and bury me.

That is of course my terror that no one will bid on this and I'll be sitting lonely at my table telling the violinist, "Play 'Moon River' again."
More likely Joss will be sitting at the table between a couple of people who paid out $10,000 for the privilege and he'll be so weirded out he won't know what to say!
I'm curious what the top bids will be, too. I bet I'm going to be impressed and very happy for Equality Now.

ETA: I like his response about Brian K. Vaughan's threat to goatify Giles.

[ edited by Sunfire on 2007-06-27 01:23 ]
He might be weirded out, but I bet you couch lint to doughnuts that he will know exactly what to say. He is, after all, the Boss :)
I would imagine there are some very well off fans out there who would blow an average person like me out of the bidding. But I will have fun bidding while I can!
I will also have fun bidding while I can...up to a whole $20.
I'm bidding, but I won't know exactly when to stop. See, the obsessive fan in me will want to keep going. This is going to be so hard, but alas, my Joss love will probably fold at $500. I can't really afford $500 at all, but it's Joss!!! Don't tell hubby. sssshhhh. And you know it will go *much* higher than that.
I will also have fun bidding while I can...up to a whole $20.

Me, too!
How unfair will it be if it's Joss sitting with Joe Quesada, Scott Allie, Brian Lynch, Brian K Vaughn, and Neil Gamian??

Those mo-fo's can afford it. (Then they should donate their seats to the needy fans...)
Warren Ellis will be at the nerd prom this year. He could be there as well.
I don't think Scott Allie is eligible to bid.
Well, given that someone paid $720.00 just to have a telephone conversation with Joss back in 2005 in the 'Conversations with the 'Verse' auction, I'd imagine the bids will at least go into 4 figures.

If it were in London, I might be tempted...

[ edited by Kiddo on 2007-06-27 08:04 ]
Now if only I was going to America...and could afford to actually bid! I'm sure these should make a lot of dosh for a worthy cause.
OK, I'll bid, but only if Joss cooks the meal himself. Swanky restaurants are teh awkward.
If you bid a small amount and are in the lead very early on, be sure to take a screenshot!
I'll bid in Serenity money. Gonna have to carry out a train job first, though ;)
I do believe that his reference to "Their Obsession" was directed to the Browncoats that will be bidding.

Joss will be willing to talk about all thing Firefly / Serenity with his guests
Who cares about all things Firefly/Serenity when you could talk with him about his sex auction? /smirk Or, you could ask him about things that have long puzzled fandom, like -- "Who is Glory? and what does that have to do with Ben?".
I think I would ask him if, in his mind, Spike and Buffy had sex in Season 7. But then he would swear me to secrecy.

Cuz teh sex is always a good topic!
I can't even begin to wrap my mind around the idea of being able to sit and just talk to Joss, not to mention eat at the same time. I would put a whole new spin on blithering idiot. No small amount of time would be spent gazing lovingly though.
If the Browncoat group bidding thing works out, a condition should be that everyone in the group gets to contribute a question that the winner takes to the dinner and asks. Or tries to, before everything goes tangential once the sex auction is mentioned.

zeitgeist-- Ben's dead, dude. Are you saying Glory was a friend of his?

[ edited by Sunfire on 2007-06-27 17:53 ]
zeitgeist-- Ben's dead, dude. Are you saying Glory was a friend of his?


I wouldn't dare dream of leveling such a vile and baseless accusation at anyone! ;)
***Covers ears with hands, says la la la***

zeitgeist, so help me...

;)
Sorry, it has to be said occasionally ;) Now back to your regularly scheduled talk of sex auctions.
" . . . but I seem kind of big."
"That's Dawn, you ninny."

This has been echoing in my head since yesterday and making me smile.
If the Browncoat group bidding thing works out...

FYI, I am, as we speak, working on getting clarification as to whether this will be permissible under the rules of the auction.
Ok, in theory I might have an answer on the "Browncoat group bidding" thing sometime tomorrow.

Will update.

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