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December 08 2016

Buffy casting director shares behind-the-scenes stories. The latest episode of Big Bad Buffy Interviews has Marcia Schulman talking about her time on the show.

November 24 2016

'Buffy' flashback: Thanksgiving, vampire slayer style. Yahoo! TV speaks to Jane Espenson, 'Pangs' director Michael Lange, and Buffy stunt coordinator Jeff Pruitt about working on the Thanksgiving episode.

November 23 2016

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 11 #1. Buffy's back for a 12 issue run.

November 22 2016

(SPOILER) Christos Gage pits Demons and Politics against the Scooby Gang in Buffy Season 11. There's also some exclusive preview art to be had in this Paste Magazine article.

November 18 2016

Big Bad Buffy Interviews chats to David Fury about his time on Buffy. This is their second podcast interview, the first one is with Kristine Sutherland.

November 17 2016

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 11 #1 preview pages. Some new preview pages for Buffy # 1 which is out next week.

November 16 2016

Insight Editions to bring out new Buffy merchandise for the show's 20th anniversary next year. Amazon has listings for a Stationery Set and a Vampyr Hardcover Ruled Journal.
Lucifer cast reveals why season 2 will pay 'homage' to Buffy. Now this show feels like mandatory viewing.

November 14 2016

(SPOILER) Corinna Bechko talks about what to expect in Angel Season 11. It does sound interesting.

November 13 2016

32 fascinating behind the scenes facts about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Things that you probably already know about Buffy the Vampire Slayer from being a member here, and maybe some that you don't know, and some I'm not convinced are true.

November 10 2016

The ten funniest TV dramas. Buffy on the list? Of course.

November 06 2016

Revisiting 'Once More, With Feeling' on its 15th anniversary. On this day in 2001, UPN aired one of the best ever TV episodes of all time.

November 03 2016

The floor plans for Buffy's house. Courtesy of Homes.com.
Five life lessons I learned from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Discover what a man learn from her skills.

November 02 2016

Thirty of TV's most triumphant, heartening moments. Two classic Buffy scenes feature on this Den of Geek list.

October 31 2016

The ten greatest Halloween TV episodes ever. Find out which Buffy episode made this Guardian list.
You probably know more about Buffy than Sarah Michelle Gellar does. Watch Sarah Michelle Gellar play Buffy the Vampire Slayer trivia and totally fail.

October 25 2016

Buffy the HD Remaster version: Framing Comparisons for Season 1. Sunnydale Archives have done a similar video for Buffy Season 2 as well.

October 20 2016

Buffyverse characters ranked by screen time. This is a fantastic IMDB list.

October 19 2016

"Buffy: The High School Years - Parental Parasite" is coming out in July of next year. This is the third volume in Dark Horse's High School Years series.

October 16 2016

Buffy Summers is one of Entertainment Weekly's 50 most powerful superheroes. Characters were rated in Cultural Impact, Bankability, Design, Modern Relevance, Mythology, Nemeses, Originality, Personality, and Powers categories. Buffy beat quite a lot of well known names.

October 14 2016

"I Want to be a Macho Man" - a gender studies look at Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Subtitled "Examining Rape Culture, Adolescent Female Sexuality, and the Destabilisation of Gender Binaries", this paper looks at how the show "engages with and challenges the prevalent gender binary of active/male and passive/female".
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: the forgotten greatest comic story. Den of Geek reveals its love for the Jane Espenson penned tale "Reunion".

October 13 2016

29 spin-offs that almost happened. A Mental Floss list video about spin-offs that never happened. Buffy has two possible spin-offs mentioned.

October 10 2016

Why Dolly Parton gave Gail Berman a cheque for Buffy royalties over lunch. Dolly owns Sandollar Productions and sometime in the late 90s she "had been unhappy to discover that men at the company had given Ms. Berman a less-than-generous share of "Buffy" royalties."

October 07 2016

A 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' marathon will be part of Sydney Opera House's "Bingefest". The event scheduled for Dec 17-18 will feature a Buffy marathon hosted by The AV Club among the programming between 10:30pm to 6:00am. Complete program and sign-up details at the event's website.

October 06 2016

The 12 best worst poets on TV. Den of Geek celebrates National Poetry Day in the UK and yes, Spike is on the list.

September 29 2016

Gail Berman, Buffy's executive producer, hopes that we'll see more Buffy. She said "I would love that. It's really up to Joss." More...

September 26 2016

(SPOILER) Angel Season 11 announced. Ahead of NYCC16, Angel's season 11 title is announced including covers, preview pages and an interview with the new writer. More...

September 23 2016

Stranger Things credits, Buffy style.

September 22 2016

Rolling Stone's 100 greatest TV shows of all time. With that title you know Joss is going to be in there. The real surprise is, only once? (Number 37 if you don't want to click through). As with all such rankings, your mileage may vary. Mine certainly does.

September 18 2016

Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany speaks about watching Buffy when she was growing up. She tells reporters "[it] always felt very empowering".

September 13 2016

Upper Deck will be bringing out a Legendary Buffy game. The deck building game was announced last month at Gen Con.

September 09 2016

(SPOILER) A new Christos Gage interview about Buffy Season 11. A preview page for issue 1 is also included.

September 06 2016

Why 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' was the best possible name for that show. This is an excerpt from Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz's new book "TV (THE BOOK): Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time".

September 04 2016

Clare Kramer guest stars in new 'Star Trek Continues' episode released today. Today is also her birthday!

August 31 2016

Composer Robert Duncan talks about working on Buffy. His score for 'Chosen' is exceptional.

August 29 2016

Rebekah Isaacs' Slayalive Q/A for Buffy Season 10 #30. No real spoilers for season 11.

August 25 2016

(SPOILER) Slayalive Q/A with Christos Gage for Buffy Season 10 #30. There are also some season 11 teases.
When the Princess screams. Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Gentlemen as a powerful allegory of emotional abuse. More...

August 24 2016

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 10 #30. It's the season finale!
Clea DuVall talks about being the Invisible Girl on 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. Don't ever recall her talking about Marcie before so this is an interesting read.

August 20 2016

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 11 things we need from Season 11. With Season 10 coming to a close this month, Comic Book Resources brings out their wishlist for the next Season.
Demons in the Internet: Buffy and the timelessness of abuse. A Mary Sue writer talks about identifying with what happened to Willow in the Buffy episode "I, Robot... You, Jane".

August 17 2016

(SPOILER) Covers & solicitation for Buffy Season 11 #1. The first issue of season 11 is out on November 23rd.

August 16 2016

Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of Jaden Smith's style icons. Along with Andy Warhol, the Joker, and Poseidon. Ten years ago we found out that Will Smith and family were fans of Buffy and Angel.
Tony Head's horse from Buffy The Vampire Slayer has passed away. Otto appeared in the Buffy Season 7 premiere.

August 12 2016

Buffy, "The Gift", and the Avoidance of Choice. Was Buffy's self-sacrifice at the end of Season 5 a deus ex machina?

August 09 2016

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 10 #30 preview pages. This is the final issue of season 10.

August 08 2016

Fall in love again with the romances of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. There were some epic stories.

August 05 2016

A review of "I'm Buffy and You're History: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Contemporary Feminism". Naomi Alderman in The Spectator calls Patricia Pender's book "a very laudable addition" to Buffy academia.
Rock-horror: how Buffy the Vampire Slayer's music continues to draw blood. The Guardian looks at the show's tunes.

August 04 2016

Buffy now in HD on Netflix US. The streaming versions have been replaced with the well known disastrous HD remasters. The Dusted podcast recorded a special show to talk about it.

July 31 2016

Buffy Summers: Third-Wave Feminist Icon. According to The Atlantic, "the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer illuminates the many promises and predicaments of a contemporary movement".

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?

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