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March 25 2017

Willow Rosenberg will be bringing out a Buffy Grimoire in October. The Official Grimoire: A Magical History of Sunnydale "is the first and only truly comprehensive collection of every magical moment from all seven seasons of Buffy".

March 22 2017

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 11 #5. And the title of this issue is "Desperate Measures".

March 21 2017

9 sci-fi musicals that rocked television before Supergirl and The Flash. "This week, Supergirl and The Flash are airing musical episodes - a good use of the talents of Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist, who had proved themselves on Glee. But theirs isn't the only musical interlude on sci-fi television." More...

March 17 2017

Amber Benson co-writes new comic book based on the '90s film Clueless. I was, like, totally buggin'.
TV's 15 best musical episodes, ranked. #1 will come as no surprise to Whedonites.

March 16 2017

(SPOILER) Find out what's happening in your Buffyverse Season 11 comics in June. Angel #6 is out that month as is Buffy #8. The first trades for each series are also solicited and will be out in August.

March 15 2017

Buffy at 20: Ranking the seasons. That season you like the best is still number one in your heart.
Kal Penn praises Buffy/Angel writers for not engaging in racially stereotypical writing. In going through old audition scripts and sides Kal Penn identifies so many television shows used stereotypes of Indians to guide their writing sensibilities. He singles out the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel writers for not engaging in such practices in their writing.

March 13 2017

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy Season 11 #5. The issue is out March 22nd.
Why MTV's Sweet/Vicious must be saved. "Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be familiar with the sight of two powerful, pint-size young women handing out beat downs to villainous bad guys, punctuating their punches with wry quips."

March 12 2017

Felicia Day reflects on 20 Years of Buffy. An interview with CNET where Felicia talks about working with Joss and her time playing Vi. More...
Amber Benson takes the Spike vs. Angel question somewhere dirty. This is the AV Club's 11 Questions with Amber. She talks about how much fun she had filming the musical and gives lots of love to Dawn and Spike.

March 11 2017

Buffy video games ranked from best to worst. Someone needs to re-release the top two for the mobile market.
Five music artists who appeared on Buffy share their memories. Ashanti, Michelle Branch, Nerf Herder, Bif Naked, and Cibo Matto share their memories in this unique restrospective.
Torchwood Boy watches Buffy for the first time. A young Brit (real name, Alex) who makes reaction videos on YouTube, takes a look at this whole Buffy thing everyone's talking about, starting with the pilot, Welcome to the Hellmouth. NSFW: Contains some adult language, due to his genuine reactions.
Ten famous writers love Buffy. Yes, today is all about the Buffy love.
Amber Benson reflects on Buffy. Another slideshow, including a bit about the nixed Tara return.
Anatomy of a Perfect Pilot - Welcome to the Hellmouth. Meredith Borders of Birth.Movies.Death. writes on the structure of that first episode, and how it serves as a perfect introduction for the series to come.

March 10 2017

Sarah Michelle Gellar's post about Buffy at 20. She wrote a wonderful piece on her Instagram account.
'Buffy' at 20: Jane Espenson picks her best and worst episodes. A quick slideshow of Jane's opinions on her episodes.
"The Body": The radical empathy of Buffy's best episode. An analysis of the episode and its approach to grieving.
David Boreanaz reflects on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. There's a George Lucas story you might not have heard before.
'Buffy' at 20: Joss Whedon talks TV today, reboot fatigue and the trouble with binging. "I don't want to be a drop of water pretending I'm the whole wave, but where that wave crashes, that's our beachhead - empowering women and young people, and making everybody matter."
Tony Head on why Buffy was a feminist parable for everyone - including him. Another great 'Buffy at 20' article.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer debuted on The WB 20 years ago today. The Guardian reminds us why the TV show was so good and meant so much to a lot of people. As does Den of Geek, Gizmodo Australia, Salon, The Telegraph, IGN, Paste Magazine, New Statesman, Radio Times, The Independent, US Weekly, and Vulture. And if you've missed some of the previous 'Buffy at 20' coverage posted at Whedonesque, then check out our Slayer20 tag.

March 09 2017

Joss Whedon looks back at Buffy. This is a great Joss penned overview of the show from start to finish.
'Buffy' at 20: 13 Key players on how it changed TV and why there shouldn't be a revival. The Hollywood Reporter sat down with James Marsters, Nick Brendon, Charisma Carpenter, Michelle Trachtenberg, Tony Head, Emma Caulfield, Danny Strong, Amber Benson, Kristine Sutherland, Eliza Dushku, Gail Berman, David Greenwalt, and David Fury to talk all about Buffy.
Buffy's James Marsters on the hardest day of his professional life. We all probably know which it is. An excellent interview with some bonus love for ASH.
The best bit of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 7. Can stand up, will stand up.
13 TV shows to watch if you miss Buffy. Good recommendations via Vulture, but some obvious staples are missing.
The villains on 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' showed just how pervasive misogyny can be. Alyssa Rosenberg explains how the villains of Buffy are "a field guide to misogyny."

March 08 2017

The Guardian newspaper wants to hear what 20 years of Buffy means to you and see photos of your collections. You can share your photos and memories by visiting the site and clicking on the 'Contribute' button or by filling in their form. A selection of contributions will be featured on their site later for the 20th anniversary.
'Buffy' at 20: Gail Berman reflects on the rocky road to air and how the show could return. There's some interesting behind-the-scenes info here that you might not have been aware of. Like Buffy could have been an NBC show for example.
Adam Busch knows that Buffy fans think Warren's terrible. To think we could have had The Trio as an evil boy band in Once More With Feeling.
Seven episodes for the perfect all-night Buffy binge. Some might say that seven is too few.
Nick Brendon talks about his time on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Another great interview from The A.V. Club.

March 07 2017

We should thank Buffy for today's 'Golden Age' of television. BBC retrospective because of the 20th anniversary.
James Marsters shares the secrets of his time on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Some nice anecdotes to be had in this Myspace interview.

March 06 2017

Seventeen bizarre Buffy collectibles that will slay you. Never did get the Buffy Tongue Painter Chupa Chups.
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' 20th Anniversary: Joss Whedon looks back - and forward. Interview with Joss about the 20th anniversary of Buffy.
Every episode of Buffy ranked. This is a Paste Magazine list and, like most lists linked to here, is not legally binding.
Tom Lenk talks about his time on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It's a good interview.
A slayer's lineage: 9 pop culture precusors to Buffy. In honor of Buffy's 20th anniversary, The A.V. Club cites various works that influenced and/or paved the way for the show's creation.
A Buffy family tree: 'Bones' and demons and rabid fans. The New York Times looks back at the BtVS phenomenon as the 20th anniversary approaches.

March 05 2017

The top ten underrated Buffy episodes. As a Yahoo! writer puts it "here's to the unsung greats, the ones people don't tend to talk about".

March 04 2017

The New York Times is looking for your Buffy fan fic. No, really.

March 03 2017

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel #3. The issue is out on March 15th.
The top 20 Buffy the Vampire Slayer quotes. This is actually a really good video to watch.

March 02 2017

LURK: A Fray Fan Film arrives online just in time for Buffy's 20th anniversary. The short film is based on Joss's comic series about a futuristic vampire slayer named Melaka Fray.

March 01 2017

How Buffy the Vampire Slayer will mark its 20th anniversary. With some new merchandise and competitions according to the press blurb. More of the merchandise can be found at Yahoo!.
The most heartbreaking TV Deaths of the last 20 years. "From 'Buffy' to 'Nashville', it was hard to say goodbye to these favorite TV characters."
SFX magazine are celebrating 20 years of Buffy in their latest issue. This month will be pure nostalgia for the fandom.

February 28 2017

Doug Petrie talks about working on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It's the latest podcast in the Big Bad Buffy Interviews series.
Dark Horse to bring out a second Buffy Adult Coloring Book. This time you'll get to color in "Big Bads & Monsters".

February 26 2017

David Boreanaz on whether he'd do a Buffy reunion. The answer would be no, which is fair enough.

February 25 2017

15 reasons why Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the most underrated TV show ever. Expect lots more of these types of articles as the 20th anniversary approaches.

February 23 2017

The 15 funniest episodes of Buffy. The most contentious list we've ever had here (probably).

February 20 2017

Vampire slaying for the soul. When hiding behind a comforting obsession can be the source of strength. AKA what I did in Freshman psych class, instead of studying.

February 19 2017

What 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' would look like if it were written by 4 famous authors. The authors Bustle pick are Haruki Murakami, J.K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, and Roxane Gay.

February 18 2017

(SPOILER) Dark Horse May 2017 solicitations. Buffy #7, Angel #5 and Serenity: No Power in the 'Verse HC are solicited.

February 15 2017

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 11 #4. How safe is the Safe Zone?

February 14 2017

The 10 best Valentine’s Day TV episodes. USA Today includes the Buffy episode "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" on their list with the caveat "It's funny until it's not funny at all". Digital Spy features the episode on their 'you're better off single' list.

February 11 2017

"Maybe the only time I that I cried in earnest at narrative television was on Buffy". SNL alum (and current King George on Hamilton) Taran Killam tells Stephen Colbert on The Late Show about his fanboy reaction to meeting Sarah Michelle Gellar backstage after a performance of Hamilton. More...
The scariest Buffy monsters and creatures. Gachnar fails to make the cut.

February 08 2017

A special hardcover collector's edition of the Buffy Watcher's Guides will be out this year. Yes, it's more 20th Anniversary tie-ins for the TV show. We're promised "all the best content from Volumes 1-3 of the original Watcher's Guides, as well as exclusive new content, including never-before-seen interviews with the cast and crew".

February 06 2017

Buffy Season 2 composer needs our help. After being hospitalized this week, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help Shawn Clement in his time of need.

February 03 2017

(SPOILER) Preview Pages for Buffy Season 11 #4. This issue is out February 15th. More...

February 02 2017

SciFiNow's top twelve LGBTQ+ TV genre icons that inspire and entertain us. Willow makes the list as does Felica Day's character in Supernatural.
(SPOILER) Preview pages for Angel Season 11 #2. This is out on the 15th.

January 28 2017

Preview of the Buffy: The High School Years comic out on Free Comic Book Day. You'll be able to pick this up on May 6th.

January 27 2017

The five greatest all-singing episodes ever. A list from the Guardian. Of course Once More With Feeling is in there.

January 26 2017

See Buffy episodes of your choice on the big screen for free in New York and Los Angeles. David Bushman from the Paley Center posted details on our Facebook page about how to get a private screening for your family and friends.
'Love Saves the World' - a Buffy essay. This originally appeared in the "Seven Seasons of Buffy" book.

January 25 2017

(SPOILER) Another Contender for the Most Buffyesque New Series. Vox critic, Todd VanDerWerff thinks "The Magicians" is like "some long-lost second cousin of Buffy the Vampire Slayer". More...
(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 11 #3. Things get political in "A House Divided".
Dead Silence: Sonic Storytelling in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Screenqueens looks at the sound design of 'The Body' and 'Hush'.
(SPOILER) Dark Horse Solicitations for April 2017. Covers and info for Angel Season 11 #4,Buffy Season 11 #6, and Buffy The High School Years Vol.3.

January 24 2017

Hillarious Twitter account lists Bad Buffy Outfits. One outfit a day. More...

January 22 2017

'Fray' fan film to be released next month. Backers of 'LURK: A Fray Fan Film' received an update from the filmmakers saying the project will release on February 15th.

January 20 2017

New Buffy: The High School Years comic officially announced. CBR has the details and cover.

January 19 2017

Happy birthday Buffy Summers! They say she saved the world. A lot. More...

January 17 2017

(SPOILER) CBR interviews Angel Season 11 writer Corrina Bechko. Issue 1 is out tomorrow.

January 16 2017

After a two year absence, the Buffy Calendar is back! Universe Publishing will be bringing out a "20 Years of Slaying" calendar for 2018.

January 15 2017

The parallel lives of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Olivia Pope. Like Scandal and BtVS? Then this is the article for you. If you've never seen Scandal, then read it anyway. It's always nice to see comparisons between Buffy and other shows.

January 11 2017

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 11 #3 preview pages. The issue is out on January 25.

January 06 2017

CBR.com ranks the 20 most important episodes of Buffy. Another list for discussion and argument.
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia: The Ultimate Guide to the Buffyverse' will be out this year. This book is by Nancy Holder and Lisa Clancy. According to Amazon.com it'll be out on September 26th.

January 05 2017

Sarah Michelle Gellar reveals where she thinks Buffy would be today. She tells The Hollywood Reporter, "The burden of saving the world a lot always weighed heavily on her, so for her sake, I hope she is somewhere on a beautiful beach located far away from any Hellmouth."

January 03 2017

Dark Horse to release Buffy Season 8 Omnibuses. Volume 1 (which presumably collects the first half of the run) has a release date of September 26th on Amazon.

January 02 2017

Tom Lenk bares it all for New Year's photo. The Buffy actor is well-known for his celebrity parody photo shoots.

December 28 2016

The Buffy Adult Colouring Book is out in comic book stores today. If you ordered it on the likes of Amazon then it should be shipping around the middle of January.

December 25 2016

Nine best classic sci-fi TV episodes for the holidays. Is 'Amends' on the list? Yes it is.

December 22 2016

(SPOILER) Gage and Isaacs interview on Buffy Season 11. CBR talks to the season 11 creative team about issues 1-2.

December 21 2016

(SPOILER) Discuss Buffy Season 11 #2. Buffy and company deal with the aftermath of last issue's events in Part 2: In Time of Crisis.

December 19 2016

There will be a Buffy comic book out on Free Comic Book Day 2017. This is a Buffy High School Years tale and will be available at most comic book shops on May 6th, 2017.
Why Buffy still matters 19 years on. A nostalgic article about Buffy the Vampire Slayer triggered by the Buffy marathon held on Saturday at the Sydney Opera House for BingeFest.

December 17 2016

(SPOILER) Preview pages for Buffy Season 11 #2. This issue will be out the 21st, hooray.

December 09 2016

Buffy Summers is Hollywood's third most favourite female character. This is from an industry poll drawn up by The Hollywood Reporter.

December 08 2016

James Marsters talks Buffy, Joss Whedon, and why the slayer story endures. He'll be at Paradise City Comic Con this weekend.
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.

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