Kathryn Graham: WhedonCon is Coming to Los Angeles May 18th – 20th!

by Kathryn Graham

Hey fans of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Marvel’s Avengers, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog, and other fun Whedon-creations like Cabin in the Woods, if you’re in Los Angeles or you can get your butt over here by May 18th – 20th, then WhedonCon is the place for you.

A con run by fans for fans, Fandom Charities Inc. have taken their love of the affectionately named ‘Whedonverse’ and combined it with some truly fantastic humanitarian causes.

In memory of Ron Glass (Shepherd Book on Firefly), part of the proceeds will be going to the Lupus Foundation of America, an organization dedicated to solving the mystery of lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that adversely affects millions of people throughout the world.

The con also supports a cause dear to Ron Glass’s heart: the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center. This youth center provides free after school and low-cost summer programs for boys and girls in grades 3 – 12 in order to prep them for college.

Guest of Honor Sean Maher (Simon on Firefly/Serenity) will be joined by James Marsters (Spike on Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Victor Stein on Runaways), Steven Sears (who produced a ton of my favorite Xena: Warrior Princess episodes), and a host of other talented actors and creators.

It’ll surprise exactly no one that I was a big Buffy fan back in the day, and I’ve been known to roleplay ‘The Man They Call Jayne’ in a tabletop roleplaying game from time to time. I’ll be there filming to help out the other hard-working volunteers.

So join me. Come play at WhedonCon for two worthy causes, and if you see someone with a video camera, say hi. It might be me. Or a demon. It’s probably a demon.

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For the FIREFLY Fan in Your Life (Among Others)

This is what TVWriter™ calls high fashion! And so does its creator, the awesomely crafty Geekonista:

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And, yeppers, we kinda think these are awesome too:

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CLICK HERE for more fashion forward fun (and you can buy the stuff too!)

The 10 Most Popular TVWriter™ Posts of 2013

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Settle down. Lean back in your chair. Good…ready?

So are we, with links to the most visited articles posted on TVWriter™ in the last 52 weeks. But first a caveat:

By far the most visited articles on TVWriter™ this year were those relating to our contentious contests (as LB’s friend and mentor Stan Lee might say). Announcements about People’s Pilot and Spec Scriptacular placings led the pack, followed closely by announcements that we were going to announce the various results and then by other announcements about new plans, new rules, and new prizes for both the PP and the SS.

So we aren’t going to list them here. Because, when you get down to it, how relevant are discussions and lists about contests that have already been held? A site search will take you to all things related to the PP and the SS and, besides, a new People’s Pilot is about to start January 1st, AKA in just a few days, and you’d better believe that we’ll give you plenty to read then.

(What happened to the Spec Scriptacular, you ask? Don’t fret, goombahs. The next SS will start June 1st, after the 2014 People’s Pilot winners have been chosen, and you’ll probably end up with more than your fill on related info. We’re going for the tight focus thing, you see.)

Now that that’s out of the way, scroll and click on what – since modesty is of course a virtue and we like to see ourselves as being as virtuous as virtuosos can be – we really should be calling:

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The 10 Most Popular TVWriter™ Posts of 2013 That Aren’t, You Know, Tooting Our Own Horn

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10) HOUSE OF CARDS Is a Losing Hand.

9) Become a Better Writer with These Important Reading Skills First

8) Supernatural Season 1 Finale – Recap and Review

7) Joss Whedon Inspires the Hell Out of Us

6) More About the FIREFLY Board Game

5) Kathy Sees Iron Man 3

4) munchman: Stephen Merchant Goes into Comedy Biz with HBO

3) Robert Picardo joins Inspector Spacetime!

2) Want to Read the Most Highly Praised Screenplays of 2012?

And the Most-Visited/Most-Popular/Most-Clicked on article of all:

1) Looking for TV Pilot Scripts?

Ta-da!

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Firefly Meets the Tardis

Now this is the kind of crossover we fucking love:

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“Mal and the Firefly gang got more than they bargained for when they tried to see how many Reavers they could stuff into the weird little blue phone booth.”

From The Art of John Sumrow.

Who also gives us hipsters this:

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Last Week was the 10th Anniversary of FIREFLY’s Premiere

Born – September 20, 2002

Died – Well, it’s still living to us

Let’s all bow our heads while Joss says a few words: