Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Buffy Ornament Swap


Check out all the lovely ornaments the folks made for the Buffy Ornament Swap. I adore all the stuff I got. I made little plushy stakes for my group. Here's a photo Buffyfest took of my ornament...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Chicago Twilight Convention...Squeal!

February 6-8 2009Chicago, Illinois
WYNDHAM O'HARE6810 N. Mannheim RoadRosemont, Illinois 60018Convention rescheduled-Please note new dates for eventFans of TWILIGHT will gather for a Chicago Twilight Convention February 6, 7, and 8, 2009 and have the opportunity to meet celebrity guests from the upcoming film TWILIGHT.Events will include:

* Autograph sessions (where you can meet celebrity guests and receive a personally signed autograph)
* Photo-op sessions (the opportunity to pose for a photo with the celebrity guests)
* Panel discussions
* Q & A's with the celebrity guests
* Parties
* A dealers room
* Exclusive receptions
* And more!

The TWILIGHT Chicago 2009 Convention will be in Chicago, the birth place of Edward!The Event will take place at a convention center/hotel just minutes from Chicago O'Hare airport. A hotel room discount rate of only $99.00 has been arranged for Twilight fans - discount hotel registration, ticket sales info, and the first celebrity guests will be announced soon.Click here for information on how to reserve your discount hotel room at the Wyndham O’Hare.Check back on www.flashbackweekend.com for updates.This is an unofficial event and not associated with Stephenie Meyer, Hachette Book Group, or Summit Entertainment.Details on our annual summer Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention 2009 to be announced. Check back for updates.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

DIY Whedon: Give the Gift of Handmade Buffy!

Buy Handmade...It's the coolest...and you don't support the MAN.

Try Etsy for awesome stuff...Here are some ideas:

Buffy Monster Knitting Stitch Markers... and Scooby Markers

Festive DIY Buffy and Spike Top

Buffy Custom Figure by Jess!

Buffy Plush Stake Made by Me!

Spike Lino Print on Loose Leaf

Slayer Necklace

And this gal has hand dyed sock yarn named after Buffy episodes! Gotta love that...and I do love to buy sock yarn!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Shiny Alert! Little Damn Heroes Mal Statue!


Little Damn Mal!

I aim to misbehave.' With these words, Malcolm Reynolds, captain of the Firefly-class transport Serenity, let loose upon the Alliance the kind of retribution only a man with nothing left to lose can exact. And now the Mal, the man of action, is captured in this limited edition, hand-painted animated maquette, designed by well-known artist Adam Levermore-Rich, creator of the Blue Sun Travel Posters and the best-selling Battlestar Galactica Propaganda Posters. The 4 1/2" resin statue shows Mal ready for action, his gun drawn and browncoat billowing behind him as though he's just taken a bead on some Purple Belly who's earned his righteous ire. Details in the maquette include screen-accurate sculpts of his boots, suspenders, even his pistol. Only 1,000 limited-edition 'Aim to Misbehave' maquettes will be made, after which this design will be retired forever. Best get yours before they're gone for good! Painted and ready to display.

Regular Price: $54.95

Monday, November 10, 2008

Shiny Alert! Inara Strikes Statue on Sale for $50!

Awesome and most tempting deal on the cool Inara statue over at Action Figure Express....

Inara Strikes 49.50

Friday, October 31, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Joss talks Dollhouse

Straight from whedonesque.com


What happened when the lights went out. Sadly, this is not a naughty
post. It’s just Joss nattering on again.

I thought it was time to check in with you once again, gentle
viewers. Or readers. Or pictures-looker-ats (that might be viewers).
Also listeners, sniffers, haberdashers, Olympic hopefuls, the
elderly, the youngerdly, and the mighty state of Oregon (go Oregon-
based sports franchise!) Welcome all. Welcome... to me.

What’s me up to? I’m glad me asked. Me’ve (I’m not doing that any
more) been working on a little show called Dollhouse. Yes, perhaps
you’ve read about how it’s blazing an untrammeled path to surefire
success, with nary a hitch or a hiccup, just pure blazing blazery,
comet-like and meteoresque. What’s that, you say? You’ve read other
things? Dark, Yog-Sothothy rumors about shutdowns and delays?
Poppycock! They’re true. But I never pass up a chance to say
"poppycock". ("Balderdash" is so ’07. Let it go.) I know there’s been
a lot of concern, various fabulous hues of panic alert readiness. So
here’s the skinny. Some of the names have been changed.

The show was ruined by Flim Flinear. Okay, that’s another lie, and
you’re probably close to giving up on this blog, so here we go. Yes,
we’ve had to make adjustments. Yes, it’s been hard and I’ve been
depressing to be around for awhile. Basically, the Network and I had
different ideas about what the tone of the show would be. They bought
something somewhat different than what I was selling them, which is
not that uncommon in this business. Their desires were not
surprising: up the stakes, make the episodes more stand-alone, stop
talking about relationships and cut to the chase. Oh, and add a
chase. That you can cut to. Nothing I hadn’t heard before on my other
shows (apparently my learning curve has no bendy part) but
frustrating as hell given our circumstances - a pilot shot, scripts
written, everybody marching together/gainfully employed... and then a
shutdown. Glad I was for the breathing room, but it’s hardly
auspicious. So back into the writer cave I went, wondering why I put
up with this when I can make literally dozens of dollars making
internet movies. Why I do put up with this is divided into three parts.

One: They’re not wrong. Oh, we don’t see eye-to-eye on everything,
but wanting the first episodes to be exciting and accessible is not
exactly Satanic. Being Satan is, but that’s in their free time and
hey, there’s no judging in the Dollhouse. This kind of back and forth
has happened on every show I’ve done, so if you liked those, chances
are that was a part of why. And the need to focus on the essentials
of what makes this universe tick - and which wire to cut to make it
stop - really does bring up our game. So we as a staff have gone from
blinking like unhoused moles to delving in with the same relish we
had when we started. The show is really coming together now, in a way
that I believe excites us and satisfies the Network. Of course, I
have no idea if anybody else will like it, but I have the same faith
in the staff, the crew and the remarkable cast that I always did.
More, in fact. And what’s more crucial:

Two: Nothing essential has changed about the universe. The ideas and
relationships that intrigued me from the start are all there (though
some have shifted, more on that), and the progression of the first
thirteen eps has me massively excited. The episode we’re shooting now
I wrote as fast as anything I have before, not because I had to
(although, funny side-note: I had to) but because I couldn’t stop the
words from coming. Because I can feel the show talking to me;
delighting, scaring and occasionally even offending me. It’s alive.
Alive! Which is a far cry from how I felt a month ago. It’s been
hilarious trying to keep up with what’s in, what’s out, who’s met
whom and when - we’ve shot all of the first seven episodes out of
airing order - but it’s come together in a pretty thrilling way. My
huge gratitude to our cast for their precision and patience. Which
also includes...

Three: Eliza. Watching her on the monitors at two o’clock this
morning I was reminded forcibly how much I wished I were in bed – but
also how strong, radiant and unmistakable her presence is. She’s
someone who could coast on talent and never ever does. I love to
watch her work. In fact, I think I got myself into this mess for that
very reason, and though I have this fall occasionally sworn never to
eat lunch with an actor I like again, I’m pretty pleased and crazy
proud.

So here’s me, slogging away on a show like days of old and not hating
life. Again, you guys will be the judge, jury and execu... lawyer,
but we do have something to show you. Something, I’m chuffed to say,
still pretty damn strange.

As for what’s been changed, well, some things I obviously can’t tell
you. Some I can, for the record: The original pilot was in fact
thrown out. Again, at my behest. Once it became clear what paradigm
the Network was shooting for, it just didn’t fit at all, even after
I’d reshot more than half of it (see above re: despair). To get a
sense of how completely turned around I was during this process, you
should know there was a scene with Eliza and the astonishing Ashley
Johnson that I wrote and shot completely differently three different
times, with different characters in different places (actually I
wrote it closer to eight times), and none of it will ever see air.
Which is as it should be (though I’m determined to get Ms. Johnson
back in the future). The scene just didn’t belong anymore. Similarly,
the character of November has fallen out of the mix, because the show
simply moves too fast now for me to do what I wanted with her. Season
three, anyone...? Happily, Miracle Laurie is still with us in a new
role, playing against (and pining for) Tahmoh’s character, Paul
Ballard. Their chemistry is deeply nifty. The only other major cast
shift is that the Dollhouse head of security, Laurence Dominic
(played by Reed Diamond), who was written just for the now-defunct
first ep, has stuck like fly-paper, and Reed is very much in the
family for the present. (Most of my problems seem to involve my
actors making themselves indispensable. This is the good problem kind.)

Apart from that, it’s all hush-hush: some things I’d intended to hold
back are laid out much sooner, and some are rolling out more slowly.
We’re still heading toward Tim’s intense two-part mind-blower - right
before a thirteenth ep that may actually just be insane.

And finally, young Steve DeKnight, after writing and shooting an ep
so cool it helped not only define the show but save its ass, is
ending his consulting duties, the f#%&er. I will be crying on the
shoulder of Jane Espenson come Monday, so congratudolences are in
order. Excited for the Jane Flava.

And there you have it. I’ll be writing more bulletins about "Cabin"
and a certain DVD in the very near future, but I wanted to get you
all some actual information for a change. I can count on you guys not
to tell anyone, right? What’s a blog?

Faithfully, -joss.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Buffy-Where are they now? Article

Click to read... over at aol/tv. It's actually pretty good and I learned a ton of stuff I did not know...like Alexis Denisoff has Bell's Palsy...etc...

Friday, October 03, 2008

Wildclaw Deathscribe Horror Radio Theatre on Monday Oct 6th!

WildClaw Theatre's First Annual

DEATHSCRIBE:
Ten Minutes of Terror Radio Play Festival.


WildClaw Theatre, Chicago's Horror Theatre Company, proudly announces DEATHSCRIBE: Ten Minutes of Terror Radio Play Festival, Monday October 6th, 8:00pm at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave, Chicago IL. Hosted by WildClaw's own Aaron "Dr. AC" Christensen, this evening of spine-tingling original radio dramas, performed by renowned Chicago actors, dueling foley sound effects artists, special guests, and a live band in the historic Music Box Theatre, guarantees a uniquely satisfying evening for horror and theatre fans alike.

Admission to this one night only evening is $15 if purchased in advance through our website (www.wildclawtheatre.com) or $20 at the door, with group and student prices available.


The Plays:
"A Crying Shame", by Doug Lamoreux
"The Friend", by Jenn Udoni
"Transmission Unknown", by Charles M. Kline
"Dark and Stormy", by Albert Gerber
"Career Day", by
Chris Hainsworth

The Directors:
Jeff Christian (Seanachai Theatre, The Shakespeare Project)

Don Hall (Founding Director, WNEP Theater)
Adam Kozlowski (Lifeline Theatre, WildClaw Theatre )
Tom Mula (Award-winning Chicago playwright, actor, director, and best-selling author)
Lindsay Porter (Running With Scissors, Live Bait)

The Festival Jury:
Anne Adams (Casting Director, WildClaw Theatre)
Tony Akins
(Comic Book Illustrator, Jack of FablesPapa Midnight)

Mort Castle (Horror Author/Columbia College Faculty Member)
Nick Digilio (WGN Radio, Factory Theatre)
Adam Rockoff (Author, Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film)
Steve Scott
(Associate Producer, Goodman Theatre)
Russ Tutterow (Artistic Director, Chicago Dramatists)

The Aural Assault Team:
David Sohl and Scott Tallarida (Live and Electronic Foley Sound f/x)
Seeking Wonderland (Music)

Plus a superstar cast of Chicago's finest performers! Special guests! Prizes! Surprises!
ONE NIGHT ONLY – don't miss it!

DEATHSCRIBE kicks off WildClaw's thrilling 2008-09 theatrical season. The season continues with H.P. Lovecraft's "The Dreams in the Witch House" in November, and the premiere of Scott T. Barsotti's "The Revenants" next spring. For tickets or more information, please visit
www.wildclawtheatre.com.

The Music Box Theatre (www.musicboxtheatre.com) is near all forms of public transportation and is wheelchair accessible. Neighborhood parking is limited. Please allow extra time when arriving by car.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

My mini Spike doll....


Weee! Remember when i talked about that pricey resin ball jointed doll I had made of James Marsters...well it arrived today! And 'tis awesome! It still needs it's face-up (the paintjob), eyes, wig, and clothes. I have a body for him too but the picture turned out all blurry. If anyone is interested in getting one, head over to Den of Angels for more info. There is currently a thread dedicated to getting a group order for a Buffy, Willow, Vamp Willow, Vamp Spike, and even an Angel down the line.

Warning...these dolls ain't cheap! A head goes for around $100 and to get a body would be at least another $200...not to mention the eyes, wigs, and clothes can cost a ton. But they are very expressive, unique, photograph like a dream, and usually have an excellent resale value. And I have something that only 10-20 other people in the world have...so there ya go. I am also getting the buffy head too...Spike needs his girl.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Tonner makes Twilight Dolls!

Weee! I sort of expected this to happen. I only wish he would get the Buffy license as well. Maybe someday....

TONNER DOLL COMPANY NAMED NEWEST LICENSEE FOR
SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT’S TWILIGHT
Firm to produce collectible character figures in support of feature film’s November 21, 2008 release
Hurley, NY (September 22, 2008) – Tonner Doll Company, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high-end
collectible dolls and figures, has been granted the license for character figures based on the much-anticipated movie from
Summit Entertainment, TWILIGHT, which arrives in theatres nation-wide on November 21, 2008.
Sculpted in the likenesses of the film’s lead characters - Edward Cullen (as portrayed by Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan
(as portrayed by Kristen Stewart), - each fully-authorized, highly-collectible TONNER CHARACTER FIGURE™ (TCF)
will give fans the opportunity to possess their very own Edward and Bella for all eternity. TWILIGHT TONNER
CHARACTER FIGURES™ range from 15"-17” tall with multiple articulated joints for expressive movement and
mobility. In keeping with the fine detail and high-end quality of Tonner’s other popular product lines, they will feature
hand-detailed face painting, rooted hair, and authentic costuming.
Based on Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling book series, having sold more than 10 million copies domestically, Twilight has
captured the attention of readers of all ages, via its action-packed, modern-day love story between a teenage girl and a
“good” vampire, who must protect her from “bad” vampires while resisting his natural instincts.
Tonner's marketing division began to take shape with its HARRY POTTER film series and is now in full swing with the
addition of TWILIGHT. Romances are abundant in both storylines and have become much more important elements to
this burgeoning, sought after segment of buyers. “TWILIGHT was the perfect project to help launch us further into the
teen and adult market,” Robert Tonner, CEO and head designer of the TONNER Company says.
“I am a huge fan of Stephenie Meyer’s work and I intend to read everything she writes,” Tonner explains. “She is
unbelievably talented and it's an honor to be able to work on this project.”
Tonner plans to release other characters from the film in addition to Edward and Bella. “I want to make them all,” Tonner
admits. “I’m having such a blast reading the books and getting to know all of the characters. I’m also reviewing movie
stills, sculpting and designing. I’m completely immersed in their world,” he says.
TONNER CHARACTER FIGURES™ can be purchased direct via tonnercompanystore.com as well as at gift and toy
specialty retailers nationwide, including FAO Schwarz.
About Tonner Company
Headquartered in Hurley, New York, Tonner Doll Company, Inc. develops and markets high quality collectible Character
Figures and Dolls like Betsy McCall®, Mary Engelbreit®, Effanbee® Dolls, and the popular Tyler Wentworth® line of
dolls and fashions, as well as other licensed characters, including THE WIZARD OF OZ, HARRY POTTER™, GONE
WITH THE WIND and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN.
About Summit Entertainment
Summit Entertainment is a worldwide theatrical motion picture development, financing, production and distribution
studio. The studio handles all aspects of marketing and distribution for both its own internally developed motion pictures
as well as acquired pictures. Summit Entertainment, LLC also represents international sales for both its own slate and
third party product. Summit Entertainment, LLC plans to release 10 to 12 films annually.
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Friday, September 19, 2008

Official Dollhouse Blog...weeeee!

For some reason..I have been living in fear that this show would not be happening...but clearly it is! huzzah!

Question for Episode 29-Faith & Twilight

So up next...

Angel Season One : Five by Five and Sanctuary

Designer Imposter: Twilight

& Tell me your favorite Faith moment....

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Deathscribe Horror Radio Play Festival in Chicago!


WildClaw Theatre's First Annual

Deathscribe:
Ten Minutes of Terror Radio Play Festival.

Chicago, IL—September 18, 2008—WildClaw Theatre Company proudly announces Deathscribe: Ten Minutes of Terror Radio Play Festival, Monday October 6th, at 8:00pm, presented at the historic Music Box Theater, 3733 N. Southport Ave, Chicago. Admission to this evening of spine-tingling entertainment is $15 if purchased in advance through our website (www.wildclawtheatre.com) or $20 at the door.

Continuing our pursuit of intelligent, imaginative horror storytelling, we solicited and received original works from both theatre and horror aficionados from around the world. We are pleased to announce this year's Deathscribe Horror Radio Festival lineup:

"A Crying Shame", written by Doug Lamoreux and directed by Adam Kozlowski (Lifeline Theatre, WildClaw Theatre ).

"The Friend", written by Jenn Udoni and directed by Jeff Christian (award winning actor and director, Seanachi Theatre and Shakespeare Project company member).

"Transmission Unknown", written by Charles M. Kline and directed by Lindsay Porter (Running With Scissors, Live Bait).

"Dark and Stormy", written by Albert Gerber and directed by Don Hall (founding director, WNEP Theater).

"Career Day", written by Chris Hainsworth and directed by Tom Mula (award-winning Chicago playwright, actor, director, and best-selling author).

This evening of five original horror radio dramas, performed by renowned Chicago actors, featuring live foley sound, special guests, and a live band in the Chicago's historic Music Box Theater guarantees a unique evening of horror theatre.

A "Best of the Fest" award will be chosen by a celebrity panel of judges that includes WGN radio personality and Chicago Theatre director Nick Digilio, Chicago Dramatists artistic director Russ Tutterow, award winning graphic artist Tony Akins, horror author and Columbia College faculty member Mort Castle, and The Goodman Theatre's award winning director Steve Scott.

Deathscribe kicks off WildClaw Theatre's thrilling second season, which includes H.P. Lovecraft's "The Dreams in the Witch House" directed and adapted by Charley Sherman premiering this fall, and Scott T. Barsotti's "The Revenants", directed by Anne Adams premiering next spring. For more information, please visit us at www.wildclawtheatre.com.

The Music Box Theatre is near all forms of public transportation and is wheelchair accessible. Neighborhood parking near the Music Box is limited. Please allow extra time when arriving by car.

To interview any WildClaw company members concerning Deathscribe or our 2nd season, please contact Brian Amidei at (773)220-1258.

Episode #028 Destiny, Spangelus, & Wild Horses!


In this episode: my take on Angel season five's "Destiny" and a Music in the Whedon-verse segment on Wild Horses from Buffy season three "The Prom".

New Undead America Forum location: http://www.starkvilleforums.com/forumdisplay.php?f=60

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Shiny Alert: Little Damn Hereos Kaylie Statue


sooo cute.
Shiny! The word epitomizes Serenity's unsinkable engineer, Kaywinnit Lee Frye, or as she's known to her friends, Kaylee. And now for the first time, Kaylee's shining spirit is captured in this limited edition, hand-painted animation maquette, designed by well-known artist Adam Levermore-Rich, creator of the best-selling Serenity: Blue Sun Travel Posters. The stylized statue brings together Kaylee's two seemingly contradictory aspects - savant engineer and girly girl - perfectly.

Smiling beatifically, the 4 1/2 inch Kaylee Maquette is sculpted wearing her mechanic's coveralls (complete with teddy bear patch) and holding her trademark rainbow parasol, standing in her work boots on a black resin base. Limited to 1,500 pieces, this maquette will be a unique collectible that deserves a place in every Browncoat's collection. Painted and ready to display.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Awesome Buffy Customs on Ebay Alert!

Heads up...there is some swell stuff on ebay at the moment. A couple of really spectacular pieces by WillowsWarlock both from buffy season 8 and a lot of other nice pieces. Please check them out.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Read the Book: True Blood vs. Dead Until Dark



If you liked the show..try the book too. They are really fun books and if you cannot wait to see what happens from week to week...well read the book and find out. The first episode followed the book really closely. I was pleasantly surprised.

Anyhow...I plan to cover this series and these books in a future podcast. i would love to hear your thoughts.

Buffy Official Score....Finally & Puppet Angel

If you did not know this already...the buffy score is coming out...weeee!



Oh and here's giant puppet angel:

Sunday, September 07, 2008

True Blood starts tonight on HBO!


Watch this. I am super excited about it. It airs tonight on hbo. I read all the books and love them and by all accounts, the show looks fabulous. I would love to hear everyone's thoughts on the first episode and if you have read the books.

Here's the True Blood Wiki!

And damn if Sam Trammel ain't super cute (he plays Sookie's boss Sam Merlotte's).

Go bears.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Buffy MMORPG!@!!@@!@^%@!

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX LICENSING & MERCHANDISING AND MULTIVERSE ANNOUNCE "BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER" VIRTUAL WORLD

Revolutionary Massively Multiplayer Online Game First Ever to be Available as Both Fully Immersive 3D Environment and Flash-Based 2D Game

CENTURY CITY, CA (September 3, 2008) - Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising and The Multiverse Network, Inc., a leading provider of virtual world development technology for Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs), educational and social worlds, and business collaboration environments, today announced the development of an original "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" MMOG. The virtual world will be based on the mythology and iconography made popular by the Emmy® Award-winning series. The announcement was made by Academy Award® winning producer and member of the Multiverse Advisory Board, Jon Landau, during his keynote speech today at the Virtual Worlds Conference and Expo.

The ground-breaking MMOG will offer a new experience for gamers, allowing them to play it either as a fully immersive 3D environment or as a Flash-based 2D game, where both types of players can interact. The game will be launched within "Multiverse Places," a new social virtual world from Multiverse. Currently under development, "Buffy" will go into "beta" testing later this year.

Landau, a Multiverse Advisory Board member, who is in production on Avatar—the widely anticipated Fox film from fellow Multiverse Advisor James Cameron—commented, "Multiverse has the vision and expertise to create the type of rich environment needed for the best possible game based on the 'Buffy' series. The resources are in place to develop a great MMOG."

Created by sci-fi and comic book legend, Joss Whedon, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" racked up critical and popular acclaim during its seven seasons on television. The series also inspired a line of top-selling comic books and successful merchandising lines with an avid fan base at retail. Fox Licensing & Merchandising (Fox L & M) continues to develop the brand for a number of targeted programs that reach its core market.

"Every once in a while a show comes along that lives long after its run on television, and ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ is that kind of show," commented Elie Dekel, Executive Vice President Licensing and Merchandising for Fox L&M. "We think that creating this virtual Buffy world is the perfect extension of the brand and will attract both fans of the show and newcomers interested in a great experience online."

"As a brilliant storyteller and world-maker, Joss Whedon crafts stories that expand perfectly into the new medium of virtual worlds," said Corey Bridges, co-founder and Executive Producer, Multiverse. "Not to give away too much, but when the 'Buffy' team finished the television series, they created the perfect launching point for an MMOG where everyone will feel like they're an important character in the ongoing story."

In related news, Fox's plans for the development of the previously announced Firefly MMOG have been delayed, but Fox looks forward to continuing its collaboration with Multiverse on this endeavor.

Since Multiverse's launch over four years ago, more than 25,000 development teams—ranging from garage developers to Fortune 100 companies to Hollywood legends—have registered to use the company's platform technology. In addition, several hundred pre-qualified customers have already begun building MMOGs and non-game virtual worlds with the Multiverse Platform.

ABOUT TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX LICENSING & MERCHANDISING
A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.

ABOUT THE MULTIVERSE NETWORK, INC.
The Multiverse Network, Inc. is creating a network of online video games and other 3D virtual worlds. Its unique technology platform will change the economics of virtual world development by empowering independent game developers to create high-quality, Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) and non-game virtual worlds for less money and in less time than ever before. Multiverse solves the prohibitive challenge of game creation by providing developers with a comprehensive, pre-coded client-server infrastructure and tools, a wide range of free content - including a complete game for modification - and a built-in market of consumers. The Multiverse Network will give video game players a single program - the Multiverse Client - that lets them play all of the MMOGs and visit all of the non-game virtual worlds built on the Multiverse platform. For more information about the company, please visit www.multiverse.net.

Media and Analysts, please contact: media@multiverse.net

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Episode #027 Super Secret I'm Sorry Episode

Click to Listen!

I know you are shocked...i whipped this one out tonight to prove that I am not dead and I still love you. show notes will happen sometime soon...jsut not tonight as it's like 95 degrees in my sodding computer room and i am risking an electrical fire by sweating on my computer....

Scythe
Tooned Up Statues
Judge Statue
Puppet Angel
DIM Mini-mee James Marsters
Robert Tonner Dolls

Buffy Animated

Tony Swatton & Sword and the Stone

Ravelry
Buffy Knitting
Stash and Burn

Twilight
Destiny

Slayathon
MS Walk

Buffy Between the Lines
Joss'd Podcast
SHoE

Faith on Angel marathon coming up...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Wildclaw Deathscribe: 10 Minutes of Terror!

WildClaw Theatre's 1st Annual Deathscribe:
Ten Minutes of Terror Radio Play Festival,
At The Music Box Theater, Monday October 6th.


Chicago, IL—August 22nd, 2008—WildClaw Theatre Company proudly announces the 1st annual Deathscribe, Ten Minutes of Terror Radio Play Festival, on Monday October 6th, at 8:00pm presented at the historic Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave, Chicago. Admission to this evening of horrific entertainment will be $20.

This evening of 5 original horror radio dramas, directed and acted by a collection of renowned Chicago theatre artists will be the first event of WildClaw Theatre's thrilling 2nd season. There will be a "Best of the Fest" award, with the winner chosen by a celebrity panel of judges on the night of the performance, and the entire evening will be recorded for a future WildClaw Blood Radio Podcast.

"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." – H.P. Lovecraft.

In this new millennium, the information age, this era of instant communication, it is more difficult than ever to truly frighten an audience. Everyone knows so much. Therefore, time and again, graphic violence and shock become easy substitutes for that unique, spine tingling dread that truly captivates an audience. Disgust and revulsion are easier than suspense, intrigue, and terror. It is our mission with WildClaw Theatre to engage our audience by appealing to their imagination, taking them on strange journeys of dread, suspense, terror and wonder. In other words, Horror Theatre. Deathscribe continues that pursuit of intelligent, imaginative horror storytelling. After the success of our inaugural production, Arthur Machen's The Great God Pan, we continue exploring the history and evolution of the horror genre through a performance of live horror radio plays. Horror radio gave millions of radio listeners their weekly fix of terror from the 1930's through the 1960's, until television finally pushed it out of the picture. Horror radio directly engages the imagination of the audience, using only deft storytelling to arouse fear and terror in the collective mind of the listener.

Deathscribe, Ten Minutes of Terror Radio Play Festival will consist of five original ten minute horror radio dramas, with live foley sound and a live band for accompaniment. Admission for this evening of horrific entertainment will be $20.This guarantees to be a unique and thrilling evening of horrific entertainment, as well as a grand kickoff to WildClaw Theatre's thrilling second season, which includes H.P. Lovecraft's "The Dreams in the Witch House" directed and adapted by Charley Sherman, and Scott T. Barsotti's "The Revenants", directed by Anne Adams. For more information, please visit us at www.wildclawtheatre.com

To interview any WildClaw company members concerning Deathscribe, please contact Brian Amidei at (773)220-1258.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Take time to reconnect with SlayAlive Forums

Tim pointed out at Slayathon that the Slayalive forums are very groovy. I have been oh so wretched about visiting the forums recently...and I see that I have been missing alot. In addition to being a viable and active online community, both Scott Allie of Dark Horse Comics, as well as Brian Lynch from IDW Comics are regular visitors and posters on the forum. So if you want to hear comics news straight from the source and share in your love for Buffy and Angel and all things Whedon...please check out the Slayalive forums!
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Brian Lynch has even started a Q & A thread about Spike After the Fall!

New Buffy Sketchbook: Faith!

From Cinequest.com

et the second special Buffy Season 8 Sketchbook by Georges Jeanty, interior artist and variant cover artist for the great Buffy Season 8 comics from Dark Horse and Joss Whedon.

This, the second Buffy sketchbook from Jeanty, collects thumbnails, preliminary sketches, never-before-seen sketches and other miscellaneous drawings from the “No Future for You” story arc, issues #6-9 of the Eisner Award winner for best new series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 comic.

- 5 ½” x 8 ½ (square bound)
- 32 pages
- Color front and back covers
- B&W interior

Jeanty will personally autograph each copy and provide an original sketch on each cover. Shipping is $6.00 per copy via U.S. mail. All orders must be received by September 1 (due to limited quantities); copies will ship in mid September. Club discounts do not apply due to the limited nature of this product.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Season Two of Buffy Between the Lines!

FYI...Season Two has started. Listen to it. Everyone is doing it. It's the coolest.

A Taste of Animated Buffy

Thanks again to Kassi...

Sigh this would have been sooo awesome. I guess we can live in hope that Cartoon Network could still bite?



And here's an animatic version of the intro.

Huzzah New Buffy DS Game!

huge thanks to Kassi for letting me know...I am very excited. I adore my little pink nintendo ds and will be super pleased to have a Buffy game for it!

Here's the skinny:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice combines third-person and first-person gameplay to create an all-new experience in the Buffyverse. The stakes are high for players as they take on the role of Buffy to seal the re-opened Hellmouth in an original story penned by Rob Deshotel, a writer from the TV series.

This action-packed 3D survival horror game sees Buffy using a range of special weapons, powerful spells and martial arts to take out vicious vampires and demons. In addition to these enemies, players also come across recognizable characters from the show, including Spike, Angel, the Master, the First Evil, Caleb and, of course, the Scooby Gang.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice ScreenshotSee More Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice Screenshot at IGN.com
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice ScreenshotSee More Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice Screenshot at IGN.com

Looks like its dropping this November! Weeee!

Browncoat Ball in Austin Texas...Yee Haw!

One of these days I will be able to attend one of these ...

And podcast IS coming...my voice pooped out again...it's very frustrating. But I think I can get it together this week. Fingers crossed everyone.

Monday, August 11, 2008

still coming

voice took a turn for the worse again...i hate being sick yall...


but the new one is coming...

Friday, August 08, 2008

Serenity: The Other Half Comic Online at Dark Horse!

Run Browncoats, Run to Dark Horse to read a shiny new funny book tale from the verse!

Slayathon Fast Approaching...

Don't forget...the annual event of Whedon awesomeness that is Slayathon is comin up soon. August 23rd to be exact. Please come! And if you cannot come...please donate! Head over to www.slayathon.org to donate via paypal and tell Alyrenee sent ya! Or buy a raflle ticket for another freaking unbelievable Magic Box custom playset! It will be an Angel-rific Slayathon this year and I for one am very excited about that idea!

I am still alive..podcast coming...


I know you are all sick of my lies on the subject...but contrary to popular belief, I am still alive and there is a podcast coming. I have had one recorded for eons...but at this point it's probably better to just re-record the thing and have done with it. I will probably throw up a sloppy unedited version this weekend. While at the Comic Con...which was awesome...I got really sick and lost my voice, which I only just got back yesterday...so my plan is to get some cheap wine...drink it...then record a podcast for ya all about Destiny, The Twlight Saga, and the song "Wild Horses" from Buffy "the Prom"...so if you have any last words on the subject, speak now.

In the meantime, the last of the Twilight novels has come out and I am steadily reading it. There is also a press and promo blitz for the upcoming Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire novels tv show on HBO called Bad Blood...I am sooooo looking forward to this. For on this and other vampire fiction laters....

And now.....me and a wookie.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Act II of Dr. Horrible Yall!

Don't forget to check our Act II of Dr. Horrible!

Favorite line...The hammer is my penis. Hilarious.

Spike After the Fall Drops this week!

Let me know what you think of the new Spike comic...I am way behind on my comic reading at the moment...I am way behind on EVERYTHING at the moment. Ugh. My apartment got hit my lightning so I have lost all internet and tv access. I am hoping to get the podcast up while at san diego...we shall see...and then maybe catch up on some comic reading as well.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Dr. Horrible ACT I Up and Working...

Weeee! It was great. I especially love the lacey curtains part. Te he. And My Nathan Fillion is a yummy hunk of beefcake. Hello Salty Goodness. Click to watch!

Act II up July 17th!

San Diego Here I Come!....Where to find me...

Here's the lowdown on my Comic-Con goings on...I will be working at the Devil's Candy Store Booth #1704 where we will be selling some sweet swag and have the wonderful L.A. Banks signing. She writes some kick-ass vampire and werewolf stories that I am really digging. Buffy fans would approve. Some come by and say hi!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Dr Horrible goes Live!

I think the site has crashed...so check it out on itunes.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Sweet Hunga Munga Buffy Custom on Ebay

This is a great custom by Itmustbebunnies on ebay.

It's a bit pricey...but I know the work that goes into these things...lots of time and energy. Plus this one lights up and it's from a really cool moment in the show. Check it out!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Joss' Cabin in the Woods film a go!

Weeee! So much Joss goodness lately. Joss and Drew Goddard's new film has been given the greenlight! Read all about it!

Joss at Comic-Con!

Comic con FINALLY got the schedule up. And there is a panel with Joss on friday. I so hope I can go but I doubt it...I am not super keen on the whole waiting in line for 10 hours to get into a panel routine. No thanks. Especially when I know some intrepid soul will record it and post it in a podcast for me. Thanks whoeever youo are.

Friday, July 25, 2008

1:30-2:30 Joss Whedon— Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and the
writers and cast of his new short film, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along
Blog, will show never-before-seen clips while Joss also discusses
Buffy Season Eight, the Fray crossover, and the upcoming Serenity
comic focusing on Shepherd Book. Ballroom 20


I am super excited about this Shepherd Book comic...though part of me is sad because I suspect that would have been the focus of the second film. Sigh.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Look I'm on Fangoria! Wildclaw Deathscribe!

Well I feel cool...

But please check out this nice mention of my theatre company's Deathscribe playwrighting festival! weeee!

So check out the Deathscribe page at Wildclaw for details...write a little 10 minutes of radio scare...

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Slayathon 2008 8/23/08

Wee! It's almost time for Slayathon. Sadly there will be a lack of Buffy this year due to some sort of lawsuit...so it will be all Fang Gang this year. Which is fine by me actually... So make your votes for this year's lineup here!

Here were my picks:
SEASON ONE - ANGEL
A01.10 - Parting Gifts

SEASON TWO - ANGEL
A02.05 - Dear Boy

SEASON THREE - ANGEL
A03.13 - Waiting in the Wings

SEASON FOUR - ANGEL
A04.06 - Spin the Bottle

SEASON FIVE - ANGEL
A05.20 - The Girl in Question

Own a Smurf! New Judge Statuette from DST!


Buffy the Vampire Slayer will continue her triumph over death this fall with the return of Buffy-based statuettes! Featuring one of the most terrifying villains from the immortal television series, so get ready to face the Big Blue Bad – the Judge!

Seemingly destroyed centuries ago, the Judge can survive virtually any attack by reforming from his constituent parts. Reassembled by Angeles and Drusilla, he prepares to wipe humanity from the face of the Earth before meeting a strange blonde girl… and her rocket launcher. Recreated in stunning detail, this seven-inch Judge Statuette stands atop a deluxe staircase base from his unforgettable “death” scene in Season Two’s “Surprise”!

Display this piece solo to terrify the rest of your collection or take it to the next level and combine the Judge Statuette with the in-scale Buffy the Vampire Slayer action figures for the ultimate Buffy display! Sculpted by Rudy Garcia and limited to 1,000 pieces, each statuette features a hand-numbered base with matching box and Certificate of Authenticity!

Look for this piece in the July issue of Diamond Previews and keep checking www.diamondselecttoys.com for more new releases and product updates!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Tooned Up Faith!

Weee! Thanks to Munchykins for letting me know about the sweet new Tooned Up Faith approved sketch! She looks very very cool.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Dr. Horrible Teaser!

Check out the latest from our beloved master, Mr. Joss Whedon...

Teaser from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog on Vimeo.

Hot Damn Mr. Fillion looks sPECtacular...I mean...wow!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Sadness! Buffy Tarot Cancelled! Podcaster Cries!

Woe is me! I just read that Dark Horse's super awesome Buffy Tarot has been cancelled due to actor conflicts. Curse you whoever it was...Gach! Now I will have to make my own as originally planned. Gosh darnit! I was really looking forward to it!

Hallmark Buffy Cards

While shopping for costumes today in Kohl's (oh my glamourous life...), I stumbled upon a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Birthday card! Its $4.99 and when you open it the Buffy tehme song plays! Very fun. So now you have a whedon-y way to wish your buffy-philes a Happy Birthday!

Friday, June 20, 2008

No rest for the weary...

Still working on editing...tis been a crazy two weeks. But a new cast is coming...

In the meantime...if you've not checked out the Justice League Cartoon...please do so. It's a veritable cornucopia of former Whedonites...and darn good too boot.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Undead America Store!

In case you weren't aware...there is an Amazon Undead America Store...I have loaded it with lots of Whedony goodness. If you buy something...or even just search for something specific that you want by starting here and using the search bar...then I get a tiny cut...which helps defray the costs of running this podcast thingamajig...I'm just saying....

New Podcast Equipment??



So I am thinking of purchasing this rig to do some "field" recording at the various conventions this summer. Does anyone have this? Would love to hear your thoughts.

Also, the next episode has been started yall..I hope to finish it up tonight perhaps. I had a grand time re-watching Destiny...so glad everyone recommended it for this episode!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Questions for Episode #027: Twilight, Destiny, & Wild Horses

Okay...here's your chance to get your name on the podcast...Answer these questions and I will read it in the next cast (hopefully happening this weekend).

#1 Reactions to Season 5 Angel Episode "Destiny"...

#2 Designer Imposter: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer...What do you love or hate? Why would a Buffy fan like or hate this book?

#3 Music of the Buffyverse...Wild Horses from "Prom" in Buffy Season Three...any reactions to this scene or song you care to share...this is the moment in the prom episode where Angel shows up in a tux (swoon) and he dances with Buffy at the Prom.

discuss...share..post your comments here or come join the cool kids over at the Undead America section at the SHoE Forums!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Check out one of my other Podcasts!

So once again I cheated on you. I just posted Episode #3 of Wildclaw's Blood Radio...but you buffy fans may approve. We discuss women in horror and there is an interview with vampire fiction novelist L.A. Banks.

Also, I just posted the first podcast for my other theatre company, Strawdog Theatre!

Enjoy...and I have started on the next episode already...so the wait shouldn't be too hateful this time around!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Can't Stop the Serenity Chicago July 19th

Weee...who's going?

Check for a showing in your area...http://www.cantstoptheserenity.com/index.html

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Dollhouse News, Pics, Trailers, weeeee!

pics http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=45046

sneak peak video http://seat42f.com/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2369&Itemid=9

trailer! http://www.dollverse.com/trailer/

Article at EW.com http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20200712,00.html

Buffy Tarot up for Preorder!

Lost hundreds of years ago, the Slayer's tarot is an important artifact from Slayer history that came into existence after a group of women shared a vision of a rogue Slayer who would love a vampire and who would be aided in her fight against evil by a group of mystical allies. The heretical prophecy led to the suppression of the deck by the Watcher's Council.

Written and conceived by Rachel Pollack, author of twelve books on the tarot, including the renowned 78 Degrees of Wisdom, she teams with long-time Buffy artist Paul Lee to create this one-of-a-kind tarot card set.

This is a 78-card deck with instruction pamphlet, 88-page softcover book, in reclosable box with magnetic closure

Scheduled to ship in mid-august! SRP $15.99

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Looking for more Undead America?

For some unknown reason..only a few episodes will show up on the itunes feed. If you are looking for older episodes, they can be found on http://undeadamerica.libsyn.com. Or you can find them in the my blog archives as well. I am working on making them easier to find...but part of me does not want yall listening to my first endeavors in podcasting...shudder.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Zombie Walk Chicago June 21st, 2008

There will be a Zombie Walk in Downtown Chicago. I will be there with blood on. Everyone should come.

Also at the Flashback Weekend in the following week in June, there will be a Zombie Pinup Beauty Pageant that I am very tempted to enter....

Monday, May 12, 2008

Teaser Trailer for Twilight up...


Yes America...I too am indulging in a little teen girl, escapist, vampire romance, junior-miss fiction. I am about 1/4 into the book and got very excited when I heard they were making a movie starring the dishy Cedric from Harry Potter. And yes I am 32. Shut up!

Friday, May 09, 2008

Joyce Summers...Mom for all Seasons....


With Mother's Day approaching...I thought we should take a second to give a little shout out to Buffy's mom, Joyce Summers...played by the lovely Christine Sutherland.

So here are my favorite Joyce moments:
1. School Hard- Axe wielding mama!
2. Lover's Walk- Marshmellows and hot cocoa with Spike
3. Buffy Vs Dracula- Letting in Dracula...
4. Band Candy- Very Juice Newton
5. Restless- Coming onto Xander...

So what's your favorite Joyce memory? Does your mother watch Buffy?

A little old-school vamp makeup for you....


I am doing the costumes for Collaboraction's Sketchbook '08, a short-play festival opening May 15th at the Steppenwolf Garage and running to June 16th. Here is a fun production still from a video shoot we did on wednesday night. These are two characters from a black and white "Nosferatu" style film. I did the costumes and the makeup. I used both the original Nosferatu and Angel's Prince of Lies for inspiration! Enjoy!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Go See Ironman...and Free Comic Book Day!

First of all...Ironman was AWESOME! I so loved this film and it was a great way to kick off the summer geeky movie-a-thon. Yee haw. Robert Downey Jr. was brilliant. The entire cast was perfect and the whole film just came together in such a marvelous way. I smiled the whole time. Be sure to stay for an extra scene after the credits that was a super sweet bonus.

And it's also that most wonderful time of the year, Free Comic Book Day! Find your local store and pick up a few books for free while taking advantage of the awesome sales and deals in your local store. I walked away with a bedazzled superman shirt and a wonder woman shirt plus lots-o-comic-crack.

It's a good day to be a geek!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Not Buffy...But Awesome Smallville Prop Replicas

I could totally go poor on this site. I hope he makes the Kara bracelet soon!

Autographed Buffy Figures at Comics Infinity

Autographed Buffy figure set for a good price...includes the hard to find military Xander (which i don't have...)

Monday, April 28, 2008

Episode #026 Ahooooo Werewolves of Sunnydale! (and London)

Quick news updates then Brian and Aly bicker about Phases, Oz and Willow, lesbians, and Werewolves of London. Ahoooooooo!

Quick updates on upcoming Buffy swag, Wildclaw Theatre, the MS Walk, the Undead America Forums, and buying me beers at SDCC while working for the Devil's Candy Store!

Brian and Aly discuss Phases, Perfect Creature, Howling II - Your Sister Is a Werewolf,An American Werewolf in London, and 30 Days of Night!

Thanks for listening!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Not to get your hopes up....

But I believe I will be recording a podcast this evening with Brian...who has promised not to be negative. We will be watching a werewolf movie...and then watching a Werewolf Oz episode...so there.

Zombie Pub Crawl in Chicago

This might be the best idea ever... Drunk Zombie Bar Crawl. I am so there.

Buffy Ouija Talking Board Announced!


And just when i was lamenting the lack of good Buffy swag this year...we are hit with a bunch of new stuff: the scythe, the buffy tarot, and now a Buffy Ouija Board.

Here's the release from Dark Horse:

What is more conducive to speaking to the spirits than a game board based on the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? In the tradition of the Sunnydale Hellmouth, through which countless entities gained entry, let voices from the other side move the planchette along the board, choosing letters and numbers to answer your queries. Follow in the footsteps of Willow and hone your witchy skills, learning to communicate with the beyond!*

*Game board for entertainment purposes only.

Publication Date: Sep 24, 2008
Format: 17 5/8" x 12" board with pressed board planchette, includes an instruction sheet featuring all-new comic panels
Price: $29.99

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Exciting Buffy News! And Whedony updates!!

So it looks like we are getting Buffy comics until 2009! Weee. I also just read about a Fray/Buffy arc coming up in issue #16 which is very exciting. The amazing Karl Moline will be back to do that artwork as well! Then Jeph Loeb (Smallville and Heroes)will be doing a Buffy Animated issue.

There will be a Buffy Tarot Deck!!!! AHHHHHH! I am so excited for this!

Check out the NYCC Dark Horse Panel for more info!

The Dollhouse pilot is being shot April 23rd! weeeee! Head over to this discussion board to read a Q&A with some of the powers that be!

Sarah Connor got picked up! Weee!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Behold Spike...err I mean Adam Ant...err I Mean Captain John...meow!


If you aren't already watching Torchwood....well, get on it. James Marsters is back and very Spikey on the show. Plus he snogs Jack....and my it was hot!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Yes, I know its been a while...

Sorry folks. I keep trying and trying but life is getting in the way. I have a script to finish...another to start for my theatre, and a dear friend who lost his dad to cheer up...and those are all trumping podcasts. I am hoping to get something out this weekend...but then I have been saying that since february right. So clearly I am filled with lies.

In the meantime...check out Wildclaw's Blood Radio (yet another podcast i am working on) and check out the most recent episodes of the Scapecast for articles written by yours truly.

And for the love of pete...watch frelling Farscape. It ruleZ.

2 for 1 Action Figures at Time and Space Toys

Using the code IRS in the coupon field, you can get 2 for 1 figures on anything in stock at both the Time and Space Store and the Buffy Collector's Club. Nice deal...only good until April 15th yall...

I might break down and get for Stargate figures and maybe a Helo to make a future Dollhouse custom!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Listen to the Buffy Paley Center Reunion at Joss'd!

Head over to the Joss'd Podcast to listen to a live recording of the Buffy Paley Center Reunion!

Good Sale at Action Figures Express...


I just love these Halloween Palz. Sadly I still don't have this set myself (and I'm currently lacking in $$$). Also these are great Spike and Cordelia figures. So enjoy the deal.

Here's the Deal:
SAVE and buy all three of our Buffy the Vampire Slayer Exclusive toys at one low price! This set includes our exclusive School Hard Spike Deluxe Action Figure, You're Welcome Cordelia Action Figure, and the Halloween PALz Boxed Set! For $29.99!

Monday, March 31, 2008

My Buffy Between the Lines Episode is up!


Weeee....Listen to my episode! I just listened and I think it turned out really well. Note that I totally cribbed a line from Sam Shepard...I doubt he will notice. Also, everyone should read the beautiful play, The Dybukk, which was also a point of inspiration. Also..there's a dash of Fiddler on the Roof just for fun.

Now to finish up my episode for season two...then I can get back to podcasting.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Dollhouse Casting has occured....


Wee...we have some casting news. Head to Dollverse for more info!

First off...the super hot Tahmoh Penikett (Helo from BSG & Wes Keenan from Smallville) is playing Paul Smith. Fran Kranz (a dude) is playing Topher Brink, Dichen Lachman is Sierra, and Enver Gjokaj is Victor. Awesome news...I love Tahmoh and we know Joss is a huge Battlestar fan so this makes perfect sense. I have heard people grousing about how these folks are relative unknowns. So was most of Buffy and almost all of Firefly's cast...and look how that turned out. Remember...In Joss, We Trust yall... do not question his genius...or question but wait and see how it turns out. My only gripe is the hard time I am going to have pronouncing these peoples names for a podcast. Ugh.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Nothing to do this Weekend?- See THEATRE!!!

I have got three options for you: Strawdog's Richard III, Wildclaw's Great God Pan, and Teatro Vista's Dreamlandia. Richard and Pan are closing this weekend...so get it while the gettin's good. Dreamlandia opens on Monday.

But Aly, what does theatre have to do with Buffy?

Well my friends...not a whole lot. But theatre is a vital branch of the arts and the experience of sitting in a theatre while actors breathe life into characters, while music and lights transform the mood in an instant, while a simple change of a hat can create a whole new character...well that is magic. Something everyone should experience. So check these shows out...

Friday, March 28, 2008

Spike plays Ted Bundy & Brainiac

James Marsters is once again exploring his inner psycho...last night's Smallville featured him as Brainiac (and he ROCKED!)...and he is sure to return in the last episodes of the season. Look for more info on Smallville from the boys at Starkville's House of El. James is also set to play serial killer Ted Bundy in the lifetime movie The Capture of the Green River Killer which premieres this saturday. I put it on ye olde tivo...If you saw them let me know what you think!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wildclaw's Great God Pan...Only Four Shows Left!

Only 4 performances left!

The Great God Pan MUST CLOSE this Sunday!
You do not want to miss out on the fun!

Come see WildClaw Theatre's critically acclaimed inaugural production, before it's too late!

The Great God Pan!

Join us for an evening of blood, suspense, and pure escapist entertainment.

Thursday through Saturday, 7:30pm
Sunday, 3:00pm
At the Atheneaum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Avenue in Chicago.

Ticket Price $20

Final Industry Thursday, 3/27
$10 tickets
with resume, headshot, or some proof of being in the industry.

Please forward this to any and all fans of Horror and the Supernatural you think might be interested.

Also, please check us out at www.wildclawtheatre.com, where we have all kinds of cool and horrific stuff, including a brand new interview with Clive Barker, talking about Chicago Theatre, Arthur Machen, HP Lovecraft, the Midnight Meat Train, and more. . . .

Monday, March 24, 2008

Buffy Reunion at Paley Center News


First of all, I hate everyone of you who got to go.

Since that's out of the way, here's the skinny:

Michelle Trachtenberg will be joining the cast of CW's Gossip Girl (I will still not be watching though...)

Seems unlikely that there will be another Buffy project unless lots of stars align.

Sarah Michelle was surprised by Buffy's trip to the L Word in comics.

Amber Benson and I have the same haircut!

Joss would love to take Buffy to Broadway.

Oz will be showing up in Season Eight Comics (weeeeeeee!).

Go here to read a nice summary.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Spike: After the Fall Comic Series

IDW will release a new comic miniseries, Spike:After the Fall, beginning in July. Brian Lynch and Franco Urru, the creative team on Angel: After the Fall . will handle the creative chores on the new four-issue miniseries.

The story for the new miniseries will flow out of "First Night," an upcoming story arc in issues #6 through #8 of Angel: After the Fall.

The Spike: After the Fall storyline will take Spike from the events in "First Night" and explore his changing relationship with Illyria in the new city. It will answer many questions, including how Spike ended up taking over a certain mansion in Westwood.

Buffy Mini-Scythe for Pre-Order


Woot! Finally some new Buffy swag. I am sooooo getting this.

Now, Factory X adds the miniature version of the Slayer's Scythe from the highly popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer prop replica series. The Miniature Slayer's Scythe was created referencing the full 1:1 version produced by Factory X. The original Factory X 1:1 Scythe was crafted by using Joss Whedon's personal souvenir prop scythe as reference. The collectible miniature Slayer's Scythe is 10.5 inches long and weighs less then 1 pound, making this Slayer's Scythe a must have for every office desk and serious collector of Buffy prop replicas. This handsome piece makes a great letter opener or simply protection for those that hunt the night. Retails for $22.95 and scheduled to ship in June!

On sale for $19.99 from Time and Space Toys and use the FREESHIPPING Code and put at least one in stock item in your basket and you get it shipped free. Nice!

Buffy Between the Lines Wins Best Audio Drama Award!

Weeee....click here for details! I just now noticed that Undead America was nominated for best fancast...shows how out of the podcast loop I have been. But fear not brave listeners! I have just finished reading all the recent Buffy and Angel comics. So expect the comic roundup next week and then hopefully I will be back on a normal schedule again. And the episode of Buffy Between the Lines that I wrote is coming up soon! I am busy finishing up my episode for season two as well!

Oh gotta go to dress rehearsal! Adios!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Plush Vampire Stake for Your Inner Buffy



I whipped up a plushy vampire stake out of some wood grain material I found. I am taking orders for these...if ya want one they are $10 each plus $2 for US shipping...

Email me at alyrenee@NOSPAMgmail.com (removing the spam thing obviously).

I can do paypal or money orders...and an order would take about a week to fill at the moment.

Friday, March 14, 2008

A New Episode...just not for this show...

Okay this is the weekend for podcasting...I got the first one done, but its for my new podcast, WildClaw Blood Radio! Its a podcast about horror, horror theatre, and Wildclaw Theatre Company. In the first episode we chat about the origins of horror theatre, why we like to be scared, and our very first production, The Great God Pan. Check it out to see what we are all about...and to see why I have been so bloody busy lately and unable to get you a proper buffy podcast.

But fear not...I went to the comic store yesterday and picked up all my languishing books. So there will be a comics roundup coming to you shortly! And I think I have finally figured out the interview thing...so some of those will be coming soon.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Te he...Dirty Supernatural, Smallville, & Dollhouse

So I thought I would share this...gave me a chuckle this morning. So I have a system set so I can track what brings people to my blog, i.e. google searches for "buffy podcast" etc... So someone stumbled upon my humble podcast/blog by typing "Jenson Ackles Strip Club"....very intriguing. If anyone knows where I might find Jenson Ackles stripping...I will be there in a heartbeat.

And in more important news: Supernatural got the greenlight for another season. Yee frelling ha! Smallville is coming back for its eighth season as well! I would not be surprised to see more of James Marsters as Brainiac next season since Michael Rosenbaum (Lex) is not committing to a full season next year.

And hopefully we will start hearing more about Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku's Dollhouse show! Some rightfully untrusting fans have already started a petition to save the show before it has even aired... I stumbled on a nice Dollhouse website called Dollverse. It has a complete listing of the character descriptions and lots of other new info.

Dollverse - Joss Whedon's Dollhouse
Dollhouse news, interviews and forums

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Need more Corey in your life? Lost Boys: The Tribe


Well we all knew it would happen. Just when you thought the onslaught of bad gothy vampire/werewolf films was coming to an end...the powers that be dig deep to the root of it all: The Lost Boys. So here we have a trailer for the newest version of young teens lured into a shady, sweaty, probably smelly vampire lifestyle because a hot blonde dude told you to drink something. Hey, we've all been there right? According to the trailer, we will be treated to the motorcycles, bloody beach campfires, and goth metal soundtrack we came to know and love from the original...and even some appropriately 80's metal big hairstyles if we are super lucky. But the coup de grĂ¢ce is seeing Corey Feldman reprise his role as Edgar Frog. I don't know where you fell in the heated Corey vs Corey saga that was the 80s...but Mr. Haim left me cold...Viva la Feldman! Though his weird Michael Jackson love is still UBER creepy to this day. Both the original Lost Boys and this newer version seem like perfect Designer Imposter candidates, don't you think?

3 Weeks Left to see The Great God Pan!!!


Only Three Weekends Left!

You do not want to miss out on the fun!

Come see WildClaw Theatre's critically acclaimed inaugural production, before it's too late!

The Great God Pan!

Come on out and join us for an evening of blood, suspense, and pure escapist entertainment.

Thursday through Saturday, 7:30pm
Sunday, 3:00pm
At the Atheneaum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Avenue in Chicago.

Ticket Price $20

Industry Thursdays, $10 tickets with
resume, headshot, or some proof of being in the industry.

Please forward this to any and all fans of Horror and the Supernatural you think might be interested.

Also, please check us out at www.wildclawtheatre.com, where we have all kinds of cool and horrific stuff, including a brand new interview with Clive Barker, talking about Chicago Theatre, Arthur Machen, HP Lovecraft, the Midnight Meat Train, and more. .

Monday, March 10, 2008

Gift From Me...Buffy Paper Dolls



I drew these last year I think? Its a Dress Me Up Buffy and all of her most memorable fashions. I plan on doing a bunch of these and have started on Willow as well. If I find someone selling these...I WILL hunt you down and stake you. But feel free to print them out and have fun coloring them for your own personal use. I have been working on coloring them in photoshop...but I am not done yet. Then I plan to make magnetic versions for my fridge!

Buffy Paperdoll Alyrenee

Friday, March 07, 2008

Still nothing on tv? Rent Night of the Comet!


Night of the Comet
This has got to be one of my favorite films from childhood. I am no doubt a product of the 80's. My Incredible Hulk doll was best friends with my Donny Osmond doll (why you ask...they both loved purple...and Hulk was a little bit country). I still think leg warmers are the COOLEST and I am a maniac, MANIAC on the floor! When Night of the Comet made its way to cable tv, I was the tender age of 10 and this movie was like totally rad. A mall shopping spree montage scene, machine guns, valley girls, and no adults...what could have been better? I also loved horror movies....so zombies were also A+ in my book. And this one has punk rock new wave zombies no less. Plus Regina had the BEST feathered hair ever. Sigh...

This movie is a must-see for the Buffy fan. There is so much Whedony goodness to be had in this flick: snarky,ass-kicking,mall-loving grrrls...zombies...and did I mention the mall montage scene? Don't forget the sweet 80's synth score and a soundtrack which contains a disturbing amount of Michael McDonald-esque vocal performances.

In the meantime....check out Geektress!

Ladies after my own heart....I think we may be bff's from another lifetime. The blog is great as well...and they are actually putting up podcasts unlike my lame-ass self. Listen and enjoy....

Not dead yet....

Wow...its been a crappy winter yall. Podcasting has been the least of my worries...crazy hellmouth of hate has opened up beneath me in the winter tundra-land of Chicago. Its almost back to normal now...I have one more big gig to finish up then I can get you the buffy/angel podcast that you deserve...so bear with me for a little bit longer.

Oh and send me a pony.

Monday, February 25, 2008

We are here to scare you....Come see Pan in Chicago!

My theatre company's first production, The Great God Pan has opened in Chicago! Pleas come check it out. Lots of scarey goodness, blood, monsters, women who kick ass, and funny accents. What more could you want? Don't trust me...read this nice review!
And you can here an interview with our fabulous director (with a funny accent to boot!) here! http://www.chicagopublicradio.org/Content.aspx?audioID=18899

And you can read the original story that inspired the play here!

Buy tickets here!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Dollhouse Podcast

FYI...When this show rolls around...I believe I will be adding it to undead america...or possibly doing a spin off podcast...but since I can hardly find time for this one..chances of doing a second one are SLIM.

Toyfair 08 Woeful Lack of Whedon...

There are some sweet Heroes figures in the works. A DL is planned so possibly you can make him into Forrest...

Monday, February 11, 2008

Report: Man Charged With Sex Assault After Convincing Victim He Was Werewolf/Vampire

A Pennsylvania man picked up for sexual assault tried to convince his teen victim and police that he was a supernatural werewolf/vampire combination, police told the Allentown Morning Call.

Read all about it...

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Show Christian Kane your love and Vote!

Christian Kane (Angel's smoking hot semi-evil lawyer)is up for several awards at the CMT awards. He appeared in Carrie Underwood's video "Wasted". Give him some love...

Thursday, January 31, 2008

James Marsters Returns to Smallville Tonight!

Weeee....first we had yummy James on Torchwood last week smooching with the hottest bisexual in the universe...and now he's back on Smallville this week reprising his role as supervillian Brainiac! It's raining men! Head over to Starkville's House of El for all your Smallville needs!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Buffy Plush Stake Crocheted by Me!

Well I got my box of knitting goodies from Knitpicks and tried making a plush Buffy stake for safe stabbing fun. I used the Palette yarn in Inca Gold. I sort of free form riffed the design starting at the pointing end and slowly increasing on the way up. In a few spots I would increase then decrease again to give it a bump would like appearrance a la Mister Pointy. Hope you like it. I plan to make a fabric version and maybe sell some since the originally planned soft plush stake never was made. I just need to find a fabric with a wood texture print. Or maybe print up my own.
Crocheted Buffy  Plush Stake

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Some Answer from Diamond Select Toys...

Head over to the BTVSFigs Forum to read the new "Ask DST" thread to get some answers to your figures and collectibles questions. Here is the gist: Willow deluxe exclusives don't seem to be going anywhere, no more Buffy busts, no more Buffy ornaments, the Faith exclusives are unlikely, no chance for T1 figures...so basically no more Buffy Figures period. Boo I say. Boo. I guess we will know more after Toyfair 2008.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Listeners of the Day: Munchykins and Oblivion!

Currently, munchykins (Sara) & Oblivion (Mark) are the best listeners in the whole world. And they know why.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sarah Michelle Gellar On Letterman Monday Night!

SMG on Letterman 1/21/08 most likely to promote The Air I Breathe? We shall see...

Friday, January 18, 2008

Help me fight MS.....here's the link!

Okay evidently I have made it very difficult for people to find my donation page. So here is the link! http://www.msillinois.org/goto/alyrenee

Thanks for to all who have already made a donation! Its awesome enough that you listen to me ramble about the Whedonverse...let alone going out of your way to support my family like this. You are all the best. Viva la undead americans (or insert your nationality...i know you guys are from all over!)

In Joss, We Trust!

Aly

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Check out the Tooned Up Vengeance Willow


By Goddess this looks rad!
Get the full scoop here!
http://www.electrictiki.com/tooned-up/buffy.html

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Episode #025 Shiny Silver Cast! Knitting for Buffy and Firefly, News, & Strike TV

In this podcast: News, Genuine Molded Plastic, Comics, Books, DIY Whedon, Read Along Physics of the Buffyverse, & Designer Imposter: Strike TV Alternatives.

News:
-I started a new crafty blog at http://alyrenee.blogspot.com called Copius Spare Time...check it out. if I indeed find some spare time, it might spin off into a podcast as well. We shall see. Ican barely get this one going these days.

-Undead America has a forum courtesy of SHoE! There is a little corner to converse with currently one little conversation...but it's there for you all to talk with each other and stuff...join up and let us fulfill all your podcasting needs.

-Summer Glau's Sarah Connor Chronicales starts January 12th on Fox and is getting lots of positive buzz...check out my friends at the SkyNext Podcast to keep up with all the news and discussions on the show. http://www.skynextpodcast.com/

-Xander has an audio blog http://nickbrendon.com/2008/01/04/119/ where he keeps us up to date on stuff.

Collectibles
-Electric Tiki Tooned Up Buffy Line!

-Power Star Collectibles has the Buffy Scythe Prop back in stock for $299 with free shipping!

Book News:
The Psychology of Joss Whedon: An Unauthorized Exploration of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly (Psychology of Popular Culture series) (Paperback)
by Joy Davidson
Book Description
Joss Whedon—creator of the wildly popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer, its spin-off Angel, the short-lived series Firefly, and the feature film it inspired, Serenity—takes a seat on the couch in this in-depth examination of the psychological gravity that has captivated his deeply devoted fan base. Whedon fans will enjoy a discussion of issues that are both funny and profound, from the significance of Angel’s mommy issues and the best way to conduct government experiments on vampires to what could drive a man to become a cannibalistic Reaver and the psychological impact of being one girl in all the world chosen to fight the forces of darkness.


One Thing or Your Mother (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) (Mass Market Paperback)
by Kirsten Beyer (Author)


Comics:
No Future for You TPB

Serenity: Better Days #1 of 3

Readalong Whedon: Physics of the Buffyverse Intro and Chapter 1
Physics of Buffyverse Jennifer Ouillette.


DIY Whedon:
Spike: And I should do what with my spare time? Sit at home knitting cunning sweater sets?
Buffy: Would it keep you out of my way -Out of My Mind

-Bodice Ripper Awards Site for Giles art and fanfic
-Fiberfic Livejournal Group
-Buffy and Knitting Buffy Knit Along Group... http://www.buffykal.blogspot.com/
-Buffy themed knitting ideas
-Buffy Fan Fic and Pattern

Serenity/Firefly Knitting:
http://community.livejournal.com/bigdamnknitters
http://www.texasartcat.com/knitted_serenity/
Jayne Knitting Pattern http://www.wearwithstyle.com/hat5.html
-Knitting inspired webcomic on Serenity Tales called "Yarn" about Jayne's purling mom!

Buffy Crossstitch patterns

Wrap Up:
-Buffy Between the Lines is up to episode 5 now....get listening!