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January 23 2008

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reunion at Paley Fest! "The Paley Center for Media (formerly The Museum of Television & Radio) today announced details of five more events scheduled for the twenty-fifth annual William S. Paley Television Festival... They are: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reunion, Chuck, Dancing with the Stars, Dirty Sexy Money, and Mad Men".

Four other Festival events were announced previously: An Evening with Judd Apatow; Gossip Girl; Pushing Daisies; and a Fortieth Anniversary Salute to Elvis Presley’s’68 Comeback Special with Priscilla Presley. The complete Festival schedule with confirmed panelists and additional details will be announced on Monday, February 4, 2008.

PaleyFest08 Premium Ticket Packages will also go on sale on Monday, February 4, 2008. General admission tickets will go on sale to Paley Center Members on Thursday, February 7, 2008, and then will be available to the general public beginning the following Sunday, February 10, 2008. For more information, please go to

Named for William S. Paley, founder of both the Paley Center and CBS, the annual pop-culture event celebrates television’s rich and diverse programming and the creative process behind the medium for the last twenty-five years. During each evening, the audience views episodes or highlights of the featured work and has the opportunity to ask questions of the cast and creative team or the individual involved in its production.

Bank of America is a Signature Sponsor of the twenty-fifth annual William S. Paley Television Festival. The Paley Center also thanks its Platinum Media Partner, the Los Angeles Times, and its Travel Partner, American Airlines for their generous support of this year’s PaleyFest08.

Note: To be held at the ArcLight (more seats than usual!)

I wonder who'll be at the event.
I wonder if the "Evening with Judd Apatow" is going to be the continuation of the "Evening with..." series that sort of started and finished with Kevin Smith. Probably not.
I wonder if any of this stuff is ever televised so people who can't go can see it.
They must have some commitments, right? They wouldn't advertise a Buffy reunion without knowing if anyone involved with Buffy was actually going to be there, would they?
Rowan, these sessions aren't televised, but you can view them at the Paley Center's facilities in either Los Angeles or New York.
I know I would LOVE to go, but I suspect it may wind up being sold out very quickly, even it's going to be at the Arclight Dome this time...and the chance at more tickets.
They do sell some DVD's of previous events, such as a pnael on Lost a couple of years ago, but I hope they can do the same here. Otherwise, as mentioned, it wil be taped and saved for anyone who wants to see it at the Paley Center. Actually, I thought this would have been done last year.

[ edited by impalergeneral on 2008-01-23 20:06 ]
Rowan Hawthorn, they usually have DVDs available from their "regular" events. Maybe they'll do the same for the festival.

Ha. Jinx.

[ edited by Samantha on 2008-01-23 20:04 ]
We'll no doubt do a special thread for the event. Are cell phones allowed at these events? We could do a Twitter feed.
The Festival is March 14-27. I would guess attendence by the core cast would be dependent on movie commitments and the writers strike.
Since it doesn't say here, but does at the Paley URL, the festival itself is March 14-27 in LA.

[ edited by theonetruebix on 2008-01-23 20:35 ]
Great. I'll be in LA right before that. Sigh...
Simon, FWIW, they're usually tight about recording devices (and likely communications devices) in the Paley sessions...
Has anyone found any information on ticket prices?
I was at the Paley Fest a couple of years ago. They run about 30 to 60 bucks a ticket, and less for Paley Center members, but that's at the Directors Guild Theater. Since it will be at the Arclight Dome, which means more seats, it may be a bit less, but I figure on 30 to 60 dollars depending on the event.
Membership prices are $70 each member can usually buy up to 4 tickets and the tickets have in the past been between $25 and $80 a seat.
Simon, FWIW, they're usually tight about recording devices (and likely communications devices) in the Paley sessions...

Cheers for that. Well we'll do a thread anyhow so people can post their reports after the event ends. I'm sure many of us will be waiting eagerly to find out what was said.
I hope there are not issues with ordering tickets this time like last year.
I am a member and Buffy Reunion tickets will be my first purchase. I am so excited!!
My luck I'd spend the cash, make the trip, do the dew and only once I got there realize that its a BtVS MOVIE reunion..."hey, there's Kristy Swansen and PeeWee Herman." Just my luck.

(Did I mention that I had the opportunity to see many of the cast members at a comic convention a few years back...but I hadn't been converted yet. I remember actually saying, "yeah I'm waiting in a line to see "Buffy people"--and Buffy herself isn't even here?? Not." Better late than never but again, just my luck.)
SillyD, how much do you think being a member improves your chances of getting tickets? In other words, how many are left after the membership buys exclusively, if you know or can guess?
My luck I'd spend the cash, make the trip, do the dew and only once I got there realize that its a BtVS MOVIE reunion..."hey, there's Kristy Swansen and PeeWee Herman."

Well, considering Paul Reubens was in two episodes of Pushing Daisies as well, he'd actually have a couple good excuses to show up. ;)
"hey, there's Kristy Swansen and PeeWee Herman."

Would it make your trip if Rutger Hauer were there? Hypothetically, it would mine, since he didn't come to the Blade Runner premiere I attended back in the day. Talk about a crushing disappointment.
I went to the Veronica Mars one a few years back. I actually did take some audio recordings on my cell, but they came out pretty worthless. They'd said no cameras but didn't actually check, so some people had them anyway. Don't know how it is now.

I wanted to go to The Office one last year, but prices had doubled so I didn't. Guess I'll see who they get for this...namely Joss.
dreamlogic..Iamm not really sure how much it really helps being a member. I know last year there were ALOT of problems with log in's and what not, I could not even get tickets to all the events I wanted. Alot of them sold out before and I was on before they went onsale. It was weird.

So I think it might be hard if you are not a member I really do not know. I never tried to get any not being a member.
alexreager...since Paley has to do with Television and Radio, I am guessing it is for Buffy the TV Show not the movie.
Basically, if you want to go to this, you should be a member. I'm 99% sure that the member tickets will be sold out before they open them to non-members. There's also some scalping, however, so if you are personally constructed of 99% cash, eBay might be able to help. ;)
Thanks. I think I might go ahead and spring for membership. Not that I can afford it, but this isn't the first thing of theirs I've wanted to go to, and it's definitely what I've most wanted to go to.
I'll have to keep an eye out for a DVD. Depending, I guess, on who shows.
Ah, L.A. So near and yet so far.
I'm so incredibly jealous of all you guys going. I think I'm meant to live in California.
Darn living in Canada. I've wanted to go to the Paley Festival for ages due to my undying love for all things tv. And now a Buffy reunion? Dang. I could have seen the casts of Arrested Development, Veronica Mars, Lost and now Buffy? Wah. I'm going to go whimper in the corner now.
Why do I still live on the East Coast?
kballgetlost Could be worse - you could live in Nowhere, Wisconsin. I've only ever been to one Buffy con, and that's only because a very dear 'net friend of mine bought me the ticket. (And a model horse to paint like Otto to give Tony, but that's a longer tale.)

I'll never get to any of the fan parties, only partially because I seem to be destined to be unemployed. Everything's on one coast or the other, and it's too damn expensive to fly somewhere, stay somewhere & go to the events. Which is why I tried to get a convention going here in Wisconsin, but...
kballgetlost Could be worse - you could live in Nowhere, Wisconsin. I've only ever been to one Buffy con ...

Yeah but at least you'd live in one of the coolest named places ever (especially if your house was somewhere near the middle of town ;).

*shakes head at the funny that is Saje.*
Saje Ummm....I don't actually live in Nowhere. I'm not even sure there is a Nowhere, WI.

Although, considering there's a Bruce & a Tony, a Nowhere could very well exist.

I just didn't want to name the exact town...and hopefully you didn't seriously think that was the name of the place.

Which...reminds me - there's a cottage not too far from here, cute little thing by the lake, with a sign above the front door that reads: Dismus B D'place.

And while we're on place names - We're a hungry bunch in Wisconsin. Almond, Appleton, Colby (Yes, that's where the cheese is from), Rib Lake...

At least I don't live in Lizard Lick, North Carolina.
Nope, didn't seriously think that (hence "but at least you'd live" as in "you would live" rather than "you do live").

Oklahoma has a Nowhere to live in the middle of though, if you feel you're living in a place that's just too somewherey.

(and there's a Hell in Michigan)
ShadowQuest: From what my ex used to tell me about *her* ex, you could be in Rapids. .

[ edited by DaddyCatALSO on 2008-01-24 22:37 ]
(reading my comment back BTW, it could be construed as me saying "Go to Hell" to ShadowQuest, didn't mean that at all - Hell, MI just came up on the same page as Nowhere, OK ;)
I just became a student member and the BTVS event is the first thing I am buying tickets for. If i don't get tickets though I am going to be mighty angry.
Shadylane...just go in thinking you might not. I do not want to disappoint you, but sometimes the ticketing buying process it messed up. Last year and the year before things were "sold out" in like 5 minutes and I am a member and was signed in when they went online.
Do not ask me how.

So I go in thinking I will get nothing and maybe I will be surprised..haha

[ edited by SillyD on 2008-01-25 23:41 ]

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