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July 30 2016

Joss Whedon: Buffy would slay at playing 'Pokemon Go'. USA Today has a interview with Joss that was conducted at Comic-Con.

July 21 2016

(SPOILER) SDCC16: Christos Gage interview about Buffy Season 11. CBR talks with Christos Gage about the new season.

July 20 2016

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #29. It's the second last issue of the season. Very good read btw.

July 19 2016

(SPOILER) 'Buffy' comic raises the Slayer stakes with a Season 11. Christos Gage talks to USA Today about what to expect when issue 1 of the new season comes out on November 23rd. And the press release announcing Season 11 (which will be 12 issues long) can be found here.
A first look at the new Buffy board game. Additionally, there is a video interview. It looks fairly different from the Hasbro version. More...

July 18 2016

The Buffy Adult Colouring Book can now be pre-ordered on Amazon. It'll be out on January 17th of next year but it should be available in comic book shops on December 28th.

July 16 2016

Dark Horse's Buffyverse solicitations for October. Nothing about Season 11 yet, but a Buffy adult coloring book is on the way and confirmation that the short story from the Dark Horse sampler will be collected into the 'Own It' trade paperback.

July 11 2016

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy Season 10 #29. The issue is out next Wed. on July 20.

July 08 2016

Ten Buffy novels you should read (if you haven't already). What no "The Lost Slayer" or "Spike and Dru: Pretty Maids All in a Row"?

July 07 2016

Think you know your Buffy The Vampire Slayer season finale episodes? Well do you? You might think you do. More...
Brian K. Vaughan talks about being influenced by Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The Buffy Season 8 writer also chats about his comic book 'Saga', diversity, and fixing injustice in the comic book industry.

June 22 2016

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #28. It's part three of the "Own It" arc.

June 20 2016

The 50 best TV shows ever. As voted for by the readers of Empire Magazine. Why is [insert name of show] not on the list? It didn't get enough votes. Democracy, eh?

June 16 2016

New official Buffy board game is coming soon. "Our motto when developing the game was, "make every time the game is played feel like an episode of the television show"."

June 12 2016

'Euro'Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses Schedule available. Lots of fun for academic nerds, but so hard to choose which sessions to attend!

June 08 2016

Fanfiction - a tool for heightening your favorite stories. This week Vox is looking at the impact of fandoms. First up is Constance Grady discussing the impact of Buffy fanfic.

June 07 2016

Comic book writer Kelly Thompson talks Buffy and being described as 'Whedonesque'. Vox chatted to her about her influences and her current titles.
(SPOILER) Preview of the antepenultimate issue of Buffy Season 10. This will be out on June 22nd.

June 02 2016

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer saved my life" - a survivor's story. This is from "The Art of Survival", a series of stories by survivors of sexual assault. In this particular story, the author tells of how Buffy the Vampire Slayer helped them. "The vampires and demons that she fought each week were perfect metaphors for the ones plaguing my nightmares. Her every victory over the forces of darkness gave me hope that I could do the same."

June 01 2016

"Buffy: The High School Years" Volume 1 now in comic book shops. Out today, set in Season 1.
Preview of the Buffy comic book story out on Dark Horse Day, June 4th. The story features in the Dark Horse Day Sampler, a a forty-page comic which marks the 30th anniversary of the comic book publisher. Click here to see if your local comic book store is participating.

May 26 2016

Twelve must-see Buffy episodes to watch before the show leaves Netflix UK. Slightly different from the usual Buffy episode lists.

May 22 2016

Thirteen years on: what happened to the Buffy spin-offs? A run-down of all the potential Buffyverse TV and film spin-offs that never came to pass (sadly).

May 18 2016

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #27. It's part two of the "Own It" arc.

May 16 2016

Buffy the Vampire Slayer voted fourth greatest TV drama of the 21st century. Not bad for a show that has been off the air for over a decade (unlike the other shows in the top 10).

May 13 2016

An interview with Buffy's Kristine Sutherland. There's some nice insights into Joyce's relationship with Buffy.
(SPOILER) Dark Horse's August 2016 Solicitations. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #30 (Season finale) and the second volume for The High School Years are listed. More...

May 12 2016

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy #27. The issue is out next week on the 18th. More...

May 11 2016

Buffy is leaving UK Netflix at the end of the month. Alas.
What's the greatest TV drama of the 21st century? - a poll. It's a great way to find out which show has the most active fanbase.

May 05 2016

Revisiting Buffy the Vampire Slayer's "The Body," for Mother's Day. Thoughtful stuff from Paste Magazine.
Tom Lenk recreates every Meta Gala outfit (for free). Très chic, Tom.

April 29 2016

Fill in this survey about fan responses to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A PhD student is looking for participation in her survey as part of her research. This may take around 20-30 minutes to fill in and you have to be 18 or over to participate. There's a chance to win Amazon vouchers as well.
Writing an episode of Buffy for the Toronto Screenwriting Conference. Greg David of TV Guide Canada talks about what it's like to to break a spec script of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Fans of Wynonna Earp might be interested to know that the showrunner was part of the exercise.

April 28 2016

Twenty-five greatest superheroes. Buffy Summers lands at #3 on Entertainment Weekly's 25 Best Superheroes countdown.

April 26 2016

If Buffy The Vampire Slayer was on TV today. The Tinder gag is inspired.

April 24 2016

Can Buffy's pun and poof formula possibly be improved? Comic illustrator Lucy Knisley and The AV Club give a small comedic take of 'Buffy' being faux rebooted to present day.

April 20 2016

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #26. It's the first part of the "Own It" arc.

April 14 2016

'Heroines Who Rule' sale over at Comixology. Up to 75% off on Buffy and Angel & Faith comics. The sale ends 4/21 at 11 pm EST.

April 13 2016

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 10 solicitation for July. Buffy #28 is out July 20th.

April 08 2016

(SPOILER) Victor Gischler's Slayalive Q/A for Angel & Faith #25. Victor Gischler talks Angel & Faith as season 10 concludes for this book.

April 06 2016

(SPOILER) Discuss the Angel & Faith Season 10 finale. Issue 25 came out today.

April 05 2016

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy #26. This is the first part of the final arc of season 10.

April 04 2016

New Doctor Who spinoff gets described as the "British Buffy". Some of us are trying to forget the previous British Buffys such as Hex and Demons.

March 31 2016

Salon Mag wants writers to stop killing off TV's lesbians. Willow and Tara (among others) are alleged to exemplify a "pattern ... of lesbian characters routinely punished for coming to terms with their sexuality or pursuing their desires."

March 28 2016

Twenty-three of Buffy Summers' most iconic lines. What are your choices?

March 25 2016

The pros and cons of fictional colleges. Hmmm. What are the pros and cons of attending Buffy's alma mater?

March 23 2016

10 vital storytelling lessons I learned from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A list by Charlie Jane Anders, author and io9 editor.
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #25. Dawn is the Key to this issue.
Buffy D&D character sheets. Geek and Sundry have done sheets for Buffy, Willow, Tara, Giles, and Xander.
Buffy cast (partially) reunited. The media has been feeling nostalgic for Buffy after Charisma Carpenter shared her pics with Nick Brendon and James Marsters.

March 18 2016

Batman is most compatible with Buffy claims dating agency. No word on who Angel is compatible with.

March 17 2016

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 10 comics for June. Buffy #28, Angel & Faith Season 10 Vol. 5 and the Dark Horse Horse Day Sampler with a new Buffy story are solicited.
Dark Horse announces second Buffy High School Years one-shot. The Amazon listing for it surfaced last month.

March 14 2016

How Buffy the Vampire Slayer helps Gord Perks be a better politician. Apparently, "the city councillor rewatches the whole series nearly every year."

March 10 2016

Buffy the Vampire Slayer big bads ranked from worst to best. 19 years ago today the show premiered on The WB.

March 05 2016

Buffy Season 11 offically announced to start in October. Buffy # 30, the conclusion of Season 10, is out in August so a very short break.

March 02 2016

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy #25. The issue is out on March 23.
(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith Season 10 #24. Find out what happens to our true detectives in part 4 of "A Tale of Two Families".
Are you ready for the hardest Buffy The Vampire Slayer quiz ever? It's not really the hardest Buffy quiz ever. But it passes the time nicely.

February 29 2016

Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Remake This Movie RIGHT! A podcast discussion about the merits of remaking the Buffy movie. More...

February 28 2016

15 years later - a retrospective look at 'The Body'. The Buffy episode aired 15 years ago yesterday and we were still traumatised the morning after.

February 25 2016

(SPOILER) Preview for "Buffy: The High School Years - Freaks & Geeks". As previously reported, this is by Faith Erin Hicks and Yishan Li.

February 24 2016

Cover art and synopsis for 'Buffy: The High School Years - Glutton for Punishment'. This is the second volume in the High School Years series and it does sound like a typical fun Season 1 plotline. More...
Here's why the most terrifying Buffy villain isn't who you think it is. Choosing one among the many 'Big Bad' characters, the writer argues that one stands apart as the worst of them.

February 20 2016

Buffy and Angel complete series boxsets are Amazon.com's Deal of the Day. There's bound to be at least one person reading this site who has never seen the two shows.

February 17 2016

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #24. It's the fourth part of the "In Pieces on the Ground" arc.

February 14 2016

The top five love stories in Buffy Seasons 8 to 10. Wouldn't be Valentine's Day without a Buffyverse love list.

February 12 2016

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 10 solicitations for May. Buffy #27 and the Volume 5 trade are listed. More...
Who do you 'ship? AV Club writers detail the characters they wish would get together/stay together in their favorite TV series.

February 11 2016

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith #24. The issue is out March 2nd.

February 09 2016

Pivot to air a Valentine's Day marathon of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes. Mostly Spuffy eps (sorry Bangel fans).

February 08 2016

The second comic book of 'Buffy: The High School Years' gets listed on Amazon. Kel McDonald, who wrote Angel & Faith Season 10 #15, is named as the author. Yishan Li, who illustrated the first book, is the artist.

February 06 2016

(SPOILER) Preview for Buffy Season 10 #24. This will be out on the 17th.

February 04 2016

Sarah Michelle Gellar gets asked if she thinks there will ever a Buffy reboot. She also got asked about the Cruel Intentions reboot.

February 03 2016

(SPOILER) Discuss Angel & Faith Season 10 #23. It's a really good read.

February 01 2016

Buffy starts airing in HD on Syfy Spain and 6ter (France) on February 1st. According to Syfy, the HD version is the same that aired on Pivot. More...

January 29 2016

Seven hidden gems from Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 1. Love for 'The Puppet Show' is always a good thing.

January 28 2016

The resurgence of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Back when the show ended in 2003, some of its detractors said that no one would be discussing Buffy after a little while. This Mary Sue article reminds us why that didn't happen.

January 27 2016

The most searched '90s shows. Is Buffy on the list? Yes it is.

January 26 2016

Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Seasons ranked. One of the fandom's more non-contentious topics.

January 25 2016

TV Episodes About School Shootings - sadly still relevant. Huffington Post looks at how different shows have handled school shootings, including Buffy's "Earshot."

January 23 2016

We know which "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" villain you are. This BuzzFeed quiz makes a bold claim.

January 22 2016

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith #23. The issue is out on Feb 3rd.

January 21 2016

Friends as family: how Buffy keeps the Scooby spirit alive. "Since 1997 Buffy has epitomized the notion that we create our own family with our closest friends."

January 20 2016

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #23. It's the third part of the "In Pieces on the Ground" arc.

January 19 2016

Ranking the 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' birthday episodes. All because Buffy turned 35 today. comiXolgy are doing a sale on the Buffy comic books to mark the occasion.

January 16 2016

The cold, hard stats of vampire comedies. A deconstruction of over 60 years of vampire comedy films (including the original Buffy film).

January 14 2016

(SPOILER) Buffyverse covers and solicitations for April. Angel & Faith #25, Buffy #26 and Buffy The High School Years - Freaks And Geeks. More...
The 20 best Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes. "This is how many best-of Buffy lists for us now?" "Oh, uh, well six, at least. Feels like a hundred."

January 07 2016

Why Game of Thrones and Jessica Jones owe Buffy Season 5 a debt. Inverse says Buffy laid the groundwork for today's genre TV.

December 30 2015

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy Season 10 #23. The issue is out January 20th.

December 26 2015

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel & Faith #22. The issue is out on January 6.

December 23 2015

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #22. It's the second part of the "In Pieces on the Ground" arc and it's an epic, yet personal issue.

December 19 2015

Nine reasons Buffy Summers is TV's greatest feminist. This is according to an article at Digital Spy.

December 18 2015

(Almost) everything I know about Hell I learned from 'Buffy'. This piece is part of a series on God in sci-fi and fantasy. This article originally ran in the November/December 2003 issue of Sojourners magazine, but I could not find mention of it in the archives here. (h/t slacktivist)
(SPOILER) Buffy Season 10 #22 preview. Three-page preview is now up on the Dark Horse website.

December 17 2015

'Xander the Slayer': Steven DeKnight details the spec script that got him hired on Buffy. It's an enjoyable insight into what's it like to be a TV writer.

December 14 2015

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 10 solicitations for March. The covers and blurbs for Angel & Faith #24 and Buffy #25. More...
The AV Club consider Buffy's 'Amends' to be a Christmas classic. "What this episode captures, and what so few other "holiday special" episodes of TV fail to appreciate, is just how dark Christmas despair can get."

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