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August 18 2015

Joss joins Drew Goddard and The Martian author Andy Weir for a beer. Bestselling author of The Martian Andy Weir posted this on his Facebook page, saying that he had a couple of beers with Drew Goddard, who wrote screenplay for the Ridley Scott-directed film version, when Joss joined them. And of course Joss looks like he has a halo around his head in this group photo.

July 30 2015

Joss Whedon on his early film making years at Wesleyan University. This Hollywood Reporter article about the top US film schools contains the following fab Joss quote "I try to make science fiction, but I always end up making a Western."

July 14 2015

Video of Joss Whedon's panel at Comic-Con 2015. It's been uploaded on youtube by Flicks And The City, Enjoy!

July 13 2015

Joss Whedon on why he'll never be finished with superheroes. Joss talks with io9 about Twist and the Black Widow controversy in Age of Ultron.

July 12 2015

Discuss NerdHQ's Conversations for a Cause panels. These will all be livestreamed in three places: IGN, the app (iTunes, Android), and YouTube. More...
Joss Whedon Just Explained The Meaning Of Life To Us. io9 gives a summary of Joss's answer to the meaning of life during his panel. More...
Joss was presented with the Comic-Con Icon Award during his panel. "Comic-Con Internationalís Icon Award is presented to individuals or organizations who have been instrumental in bringing comics and/or the popular arts to a wider audience." According to people in the room he was given a standing ovation and was quite moved. More...
Discuss Joss's Dark Horse panel at SDCC. It's 4:45 - 5:30 pm Pacific.

July 11 2015

Joss speaks of the social importance of 'Another Period'. Whedon connects the social satire of the show to recent statements made by affluent celebrities.

July 10 2015

New Con Man trailer, shown at SDCC. Lots of Whedon people in the trailer, including the man himself.

July 09 2015

The Honorable Josh Something interviews Your Betters. The Bellacourts condescend to appear in San Diego and an eager admirer will excitedly spew queries upon them! O! That we live in such times! More...

July 08 2015

Joss Whedon will be interviewed in 'Raiders, Raptors and Rebels' ILM documentary. This will air on the Science Channel on July 19th at 10pm ET/PT.

July 01 2015

Joss Whedon will be doing a Conversations for a Cause panel at Nerd HQ. This will be on July 12th at 12pm in the New Children's Museum in downtown San Diego. Tickets go on sale tomorrow. If you can't make it, IGN will be streaming all the panels.

June 27 2015

'Dark Horse: An Afternoon with Joss Whedon' - a Comic-Con panel. This will be on the Saturday at 4:45pm in Hall H.

June 26 2015

Joss Whedon's 7 best quotes about writing and life. Words of wisdom from Joss.

June 23 2015

Happy birthday to Joss Whedon! He turns 51 today.

June 18 2015

Zack Whedon to write and direct 'Come and Find Me' movie, Aaron Paul to star. I'm mentally queuing up.

June 08 2015

The fifty greatest sci-fi TV shows ever. Two Whedonverse shows makes the list. More...

June 03 2015

Examining Joss Whedon's binned superhero films. Den of Geek looks at Joss's unmade comic genre films. More...

May 06 2015

Joss Whedon on why he left Twitter. He tells Buzzfeed "If I'm going to start writing again, I have to go to the quiet place."

May 04 2015

Joss deletes his Twitter account. For good?

May 01 2015

Dark Horse is having a sale on digital Whedon comics. In case you missed the recent Buffy sale, here's another chance to stock up.
Everyone's a Hero in Their Own Way: Tracing the Superheroic Roots of Joss Whedon. On the late Roger Ebert's website, contributor Brian Doan writes about the superhero genre and how it runs through Joss Whedon's work, to coincide with the release of Age of Ultron. More...

April 28 2015

Joss Whedon on which of his projects gets the most fan attention. There's other interesting bits and pieces to be had in this Metro interview.

April 27 2015

Joss Whedon on his possible Liam Neeson action film, Suspension. This was speculated upon back in September of last year, and it is indeed one of Joss' old spec scripts that is being filmed.

April 24 2015

Joss Whedon regrets resurrecting Phil Coulson. Whedon is quoted as saying he feels it "take some of the punch out of it [his death scene] for me." Joss also tells the Wrap that Edgar Wright's Ant Man script was "not only the best script that Marvel had ever had, but the most Marvel script I'd read."

April 23 2015

Joss Whedon is adorably pumped for Batman v Superman. "Batman and Superman are gonna fight! I'm so excited! I'm so excited!"

April 21 2015

Joss Whedon gives updates on some of his projects. Buzzfeed asked him what's happening with Dr. Horrible 2, Goners, Wastelanders etc.

April 15 2015

Joss Whedon on super heroes, killing characters, and existing outside the pop culture mainstream. Q&A with Whedon from Mental Floss.

April 12 2015

Joss gives answers to very touchy subjects in Badass Digest interview. Joss talks about Twitter, his comment regarding Jurassic World, GamerGate, and Adam Baldwin.

April 04 2015

Hitfix calls "Brain-Dead Poets Society", television they will never forget. Hitfix's series "Waxing Episodic" picks the Joss written episode of "Roseanne" for adding dimensions to the character of Darlene which were not present before the episode, among a whole host of other reasons.

April 03 2015

The 17 most effective insults from science fiction and fantasy. A few choice lines from the Whedonverse made the list (shocker!)

April 02 2015

Joss Whedon and his lesser-known film writing work. Den of Geek talks about some of the scripts that Joss has worked on in his time.
The Showrunners documentary is now on Netflix (U.S. and Canada). The Showrunners documentary gives a behind-the-scenes look into running TV shows. A lot of great writers/directors are in this, including Joss Whedon, Jane Espenson, and Steven DeKnight!

March 09 2015

20 of the most hardcore sci-fi and fantasy feminist icons. SciFiNow marks yesterday's International Women's Day.

March 02 2015

Buffy, Angel and Firefly are set to leave Netflix at the start of April. Productivity levels at work are predicted to increase as a result.

February 24 2015

Top 12 really creepy ballet moments in film and TV. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and The Cabin in the Woods all feature on this Den of Geek list.

February 05 2015

Joss Whedon is one of the "Artists for Warren". Yes, the US Presidential campaign season is upon us. *spoilers* Senator Perrin wins anyway *end of spoilers*.

January 30 2015

Joss Whedon clarifies his comments about misogyny in superhero movies. BuzzFeed News did a follow-up interview with Joss regarding his comments made to Digital Spy last summer. It's a good read and gives an indication as to what he'd like to do next.

January 28 2015

Joss Whedon criticises comic book movie industry for "intractible sexism". This Digital Spy interview is from last summer's Age of Ultron set visit.

December 24 2014

(SPOILER) Dark Horse Comics' Sierra Hahn talks Buffy, Serenity, and more. An interview with Scott Allie's replacement as editor of Whedonverse comics.

December 08 2014

The Librarians premieres tonight on TNT. With our good friend Christian Kane in his latest role as a butt-kicking art historian.

December 02 2014

Four celebrity team ups too awesome to ever happen. Would Joss & JJ create the greatest tv show ever? More...

November 11 2014

What happens to the Marvel Cinematic Universe when Joss Whedon leaves? io9.com speculates what will happen to the MCU after Joss choses to leave to focus on different projects.

October 31 2014

Thirty-one scary episodes that truly terrified us. Find out which Buffy and Angel episodes feature on this Den Of Geek list.

September 23 2014

The transcript of Joss Whedon's Impossible Screenwriting Seminar. "Joss Whedon the man who brought you Buzz has emergency root canal then gives you wisdom." The transcript is a must for fans and screenwriters.

September 20 2014

Video of Joss Whedon and Seth Green at the Gallery1988 exhibition. This is from the Whedonverse art exhibition in Los Angeles (which finishes on the 27th).

September 19 2014

Is Liam Neeson making Joss' old spec script? Empire Online reports that Neeson has dropped the name "Suspension" as an upcoming film of his, with the George Washington Bridge as a central location--just as in the Joss Whedon script from 1993. More...

September 04 2014

Joss Whedon art show opening at Gallery 1988 tomorrow in LA. The show is a tribute to Joss's work and opens this Friday, September 5th from 7:00-10:00 pm. If you liked "River Tam and the Fireflies", this event is for you as Joey Spiotto has produced new art for it. More artwork from the exhibit can be found on Nan Lawson's Tumblr, on the Gallery1998 Tumblr (here, here and here ) and also on Beau Berkley's Tumblr.

August 27 2014

Joss Whedon blasts misogynistic video games , tweets support for Feminist Frequency founder. He tweeted his support for Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian, who released the sixth episode of her video series "Tropes vs. Women" this week. The series looks at how women are portrayed in video games.

August 26 2014

Gallery 1988 announces Joss Whedon inspired art exhibit this September. The Los Angeles art gallery 'Gallery 1988' is to host a Whedon inspired exhibit on September 5, 2014, apparently with Joss Whedon in attendance.

August 22 2014

Joss Whedon's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Does Joss have his own YouTube channel now...?

August 12 2014

Robin Williams dead at 63. Sarah Michelle Gellar's costar in The Crazy Ones has died, and will be sorely missed. In a statement to People Magazine, Sarah described Robin as "the Father I had always dreamed of having".

August 08 2014

Inside the secret folk song Joss Whedon co-wrote while making "The Avengers 2". How cool is this? BuzzFeed has the scoop and a snippet of the first song from the EP Joss is making with Shawnee Kilgore. And if you want to buy the song, it's now available on iTunes and cdbaby.

August 03 2014

Slant Magazine reviews Amy Pascale's "Joss Whedon: The Biography". Jonathan Russell Clark for The House Next Door on Slant Magazine reviews Amy Pascale's new biography of Joss Whedon.

July 27 2014

Watch Nerd HQ's 'A Conversation with Joss Whedon'. Joss couldn't appear in person at Nerd HQ today so he video chatted instead. Check out the mystery panel guests as well. More...

July 09 2014

Joss Whedon's behind the scenes role on Guardians Of The Galaxy revealed. More and more of the round-table Guardian interviews are coming online and this CinemaBlend interview expands upon James Gunn's comments about Joss from May.

June 30 2014

Joss Whedon is one of the world's most powerful celebrities according to Forbes. Last year, Joss came 99th on the Forbes list. This year, he is 68th. The top 100 list can be found here.

June 27 2014

Top 10 most devastating TV cancellations. From the two guys who do the 'Nothing But Static' podcasts. At least four out of the 10 share Whedon-y connections.

June 25 2014

SFX Magazine's top ten greatest scifi, horror and fantasy moments. Over 95,000 readers voted in the poll and there's two Joss Whedon scenes in the top ten . The rest of the results can be found in the 250th edition of the magazine. More...
Five Joss Whedon projects you never got to see. To mark Joss' 50th birthday the other day, Digital Spy lists five of his most promising projects that never saw the light of day. More...
Eight movies you probably didnít know Joss Whedon was involved with. A review of 8 movies where Joss was a script doctor. No surprises, except perhaps the last one.

June 23 2014

17 Joss Whedon quotes for his 50th birthday. Which one is your favourite? Oh and MTV decided to up the ante with 50 quotes.
Happy 50th birthday Joss! Our wonderful Mr. Whedon hits the big 5-0 this year.

June 10 2014

Joss Whedon talks about working on the movie 'Speed'. Today is the 20th anniversary of Speed (yes, you may feel old) and HuffPost Entertainment has a fairly substantial interview with Joss about working on it.

May 31 2014

(SPOILER) Joss Whedon effusively praises 'The Girl With All The Gifts'. "The story of Melanie and the people around her is so thoughtfully crafted, so heartfelt, remorseless and painfully human, that it takes the potentially tired trope of...and makes it as fresh as it is terrifying". More...

May 29 2014

Joss Whedon's best heel turns. The Artifice looks at Whedonverse characters who change their allegiance.

May 27 2014

12 of the most game-changing TV episodes ever. Not one, not two, not three, but four Whedonverse episodes feature on this io9 list.

May 24 2014

Joss Whedon shows solidarity with Edgar Wright. Joss tweeted a pic of him holding up a Cornetto. Yesterday it was announced that Edgar had parted from the Ant-Man movie.
A review of the documentary 'Showrunners'. Joss features in the movie.

May 21 2014

The Whedonverse Character Index. "This index lists all named, credited characters that appeared in canonical TV series, films, and comics created by Joss Whedon. Also listed are the episodes in which the characters appeared, and, where applicable, the names of the actors who portrayed them."

May 09 2014

Whedonverse donations needed for silent auction for Slayage Conference. The silent auction, organised by the Whedon Studies Association, will fund travel scholarships to help students attend the conference to present their work.

April 23 2014

Dark Horse digital comics are 50% off this Friday through Sunday. They're having a sale to celebrate their third year offering digital comics. There's also a contest to win an iPad mini. And if you are on their newsletter list there's an additional 10% discount offered. A good time to stock up on old issues?

April 07 2014

"Marriage and the Movies: A History" - a new online film course taught by Jeanine Basinger. Joss Whedon was her student at Wesleyan. The course is free.

April 02 2014

Thirty Whedonverse WTF moments. There's some good choices in this Total Film list.

April 01 2014

Television Without Pity shuts down this week. I post this news because for years TWOP was my go-to archive of Buffy recaps.

March 19 2014

Discuss the Marvel special "Assembling A Universe." Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns April 1. In the meantime, the special will hopefully have some Avengers: Age of Ultron tidbits for us. Related: Age of Ultron concept art!

March 17 2014

Orphan Black's Jordan Gavaris talks Felix, fake accents, and Buffy. Gavaris chats briefly about his love of Buffy while promoting the new season of Orphan Black. More...

March 10 2014

7 characters who were saved by fans. No surprise a couple of Whedonverse favourites make the list.
Five movies and tv shows with brilliant clues in dialogue. Firefly and Buffy feature in this Cracked article.

March 09 2014

It's Joss Whedon Week at Amazon. There's offers on Buffy, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse DVDs and Blu-rays.

February 17 2014

8 mind-blowing connections between the works of Joss Whedon. The Cracked team put forward their cunning conspiracy theory of how the Whedonverse is all linked.

January 29 2014

Joss Whedon on Much Ado, Agents of SHIELD and the likelihood of a Firefly revival or a Buffy remake. This is another interview from his recent excursion to Paris. So if you're not fluent in French, head over to Google Translate or Bing Translator to get an idea of what he is talking about.

January 28 2014

Australian rapper samples Joss Whedon's Equality Now speech. You can listen to 360's "On A Planet No One Knows" here (NSFW language).

January 25 2014

Meet the Filmmaker : Joss Whedon. Great interview by David Edelstein, from June 2013. Joss talks about "Much Ado" and the rest of his work. Some very interesting stuff.

January 21 2014

Joss Whedon is on tonight's broadcast of Pop-Corn Sur Le Mouv'. He's over in Paris for tonight's French premiere of Much Ado About Nothing. He'll be on the radio at 18:30 (CET/GMT+1). Listen to it live here or check back later for the podcast. Update: The interview is now available on the radio station's website. There's also another interview with him at France Culture.

January 18 2014

Can men write good heroines? Samantha Ellis of The Guardian points to Joss as an example of one who can. More...

January 15 2014

Whedonesque gets some bloggy love from Slacktivist. Fred Clark's musings would always be worth reading even if he wasn't a fan.

December 31 2013

Joss Whedon and Mark Gatiss meet: the crossovers that will never be. There are several nice smiles in there.

December 30 2013

Watch Emma Thompson quote Joss Whedon in this THR actress roundtable interview. The whole video is worth watching but if you're looking for the Joss bit, it starts at around 13:14 (via Dichen Lachman).

December 23 2013

TV Guide Magazine's 60 Best Series of All Time. In honor of TV Guide's 60th anniversary, they have compiled this list. You are only allowed one guess as to which Whedon show is on it!

December 15 2013

Joss Whedon is in The Verge 50 list. It's a list of "people in our world right now who are the prime movers".

December 11 2013

What to do when your favourite show has been cancelled. Discussion of what to do - and what not to do if it happens. Some shows we know and love are mentioned. More...

December 05 2013

Happy Birthday, Amy Acker! The beautiful and talented actress turns 37 today.

December 03 2013

Joss Whedon's Impossible Screenwriting Seminar. You may have seen some tweets like these ones from the other day. Find out what happened in London last Sunday from someone who was there.

November 27 2013

Joss visits the Into the Woods film set. Joss gets a first-hand a look at the the upcoming stage-to-film musical.

November 13 2013

Deaths of the Whedonverse: from least to most devastating. Exactly what you're expecting. Spoilers for the five of you that didn't watch Dollhouse or Cabin.

November 08 2013

Atlantic takes Joss to task for "Genderist". The Atlantic online pushes back against Joss' recent speech. More...
Joss Whedon: Before and After The Avengers. On Joe Utichi's website, there's two unabridged interviews with Joss. The first one is from February 2012, the second is from February 2013.

November 07 2013

Joss speaking at Make Equality Reality. A recording of Joss' speech from Nov 4th when he was honored at an Equality Now event. Find out why he hates the word 'Feminist!' ETA: In related coverage, Allison Mack responds to Joss' 2006 Equality Now speech on her blog.

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