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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Essay

Greg Rucka Has Something Important To Say About Your Gatekeeping Of Women In Geek Culture

[Editor's Note: With creator Greg Rucka's permission, we're republishing a piece he wrote on his personal blog in its entirety. Some strong language to follow from a husband and father who's fed up. The topic of conversation? The above t-shirt design spotted at WonderCon this past weekend.]

I rarely use this to just blog. I’m going to just blog now, so you can all just ignore this if it’s not to your liking.

Warning. Contents under pressure.

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Get In Loser We're Going Shopping

There Are Enough Geeky T-Shirts Here To Let You Put Off Laundry For At Least A Couple Of Weeks

There are few things we nerds love better than wearing our hearts on our shirts. If you’re in the mood for some new duds, Tom Trager’s t-shirt shop has you covered (literally and figuratively). He’s got offerings for a variety of fandoms, including Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Buffy, Adventure Time, and lots more. We’re assembled a few of our favorites.

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eye candy

Craig Drake Illustrates Badass Female Action Stars & More In Solo Show

I’ve been ogling Craig Drake’s work for a while now and when I saw he was doing a solo show, I lamented not having $200 for his work featuring Buffy…on wood! Then I found out there were prints. But they were already sold out (#nerdworldproblems). However, thanks to “The Internet,” I can look at his gorgeous images until my heart is content. Take a look at a few of his pieces featuring characters from Game of Thrones, Kill Bill, Star Wars, and more.

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i swear by my pretty floral bonnet i will end you

This Disney Firefly Fanart Is Joss Whedon-Approved

Hit the jump for a larger version of Stephen Byrne‘s Disney Firefly illustration, plus another one of Disney Buffy. I would watch the shiny hell out of both of them. Imagine Zoe and Wash’s duet!

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The Mary Sue Exclusive

Part 2: The Mary Sue Discusses Women In Comics With Dark Horse Comics’ Editor In Chief

Yesterday we brought you the first part in our two-part conversation with Dark Horse Comics’ Editor in Chief Scott Allie. We discussed their Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe, Tomb Raider, and just some of the phenomenal talent they’ve got behind them. Today we focus on Greg Rucka, Hellboy, diversity in the industry, and literally judging a book by its cover.

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The Mary Sue Exclusive

The Mary Sue’s In-Depth Talk With Dark Horse Comics’ Editor In Chief On Women In Comics

Dark Horse Comics, the home of Buffy, Star Wars comics, and a boy from Hell, is known for characters with strong personalities and big names to back them up. This year will be no different. Editor in Chief, Scott Allie, joined us for an extensive discussion on their titles, women on the comics pages, women writing and drawing the comics themselves, and the women buying them (Hey, that’s us!). They’ve also given us a ton of exclusive cover reveals! Here’s Part 1 of our chat, Part 2 will be up tomorrow. 

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i swear by my pretty floral bonnet i will end you

Guess Which Character Amy Acker Got On A Joss Whedon BuzzFeed Quiz

Amy Acker first landed a Joss Whedon role in the Angel television series where she played Fred/Illyria. She’s gone on to feature in a few more of his projects (Dollhouse/Much Ado About Nothing). BuzzFeed, as you may already know, is known for their ever-growing number of quizzes which are meant to place you in a certain personality category (or something even more vague). Acker decided to take one of these quizzes, “Which Joss Whedon Heroine Are You?” and got an unexpected result – Firefly’s Kaylee.

For the record, I got Cordelia.

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Essay

Without Buffy Summers There Is No Tessa Battle

[Editor's Note: Novelist Kelly Thompson has a few things to say about how, like a lot of us, Buffy the Vampire Slayer affected her life in a significant way. Read on to see exactly how and find out just who Tessa Battle is.]

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Five by Five

Dark Horse Hires Familiar Actor To Write For Next Season Of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Comic

Exciting news for Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans. Dark Horse Comics have decided to bring in one of the show’s actors to write an arc of the upcoming comic season. And they’ll be bringing back a fan-favorite pairing. 

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Interview

Exclusive: Bitten’s Laura Vandervoort, “We All Need A Strong Iconic Female Character To Look Up To”

Syfy’s latest supernatural series, Bitten, moves to a new timeslot tonight, Monday at 8/7c. The Mary Sue was fortunate enough to grab an email interview with its star, Laura Vandervoort. You may remember her as Supergirl on The CW’s Smallville or Lisa on ABC’s V remake. In Bitten, Vandervoort plays Elena, the lone female werewolf hailing from Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld novel series. We asked her about taking on the fan-favorite role, werewolf gender roles, and…the strong female character

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