Whedon fans still obsessing about Buffy [news]

Well, no one can accuse Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans of lacking dedication. The blonde, ridiculously named heroine who battled demons for seven seasons will be the focus of a three-day conference where obsessives sit around gabbing about their favourite show under the guise of academia:

More than 90 academic papers will be discussed at the conference… 150 people [are expected] to attend and discuss the vampire slayer and Joss Whedon’s other works, including the television series Firefly and Angel. Another point of discussion will be a lesser-known part of Whedon’s work – his screenplay for the hit animated film Toy Story.

Among the papers: “Buffy and Feminism,” “Buffy and Identity,” “Gender Stereotypesand the Image of Domesticity in Firefly,” “Firefly: The Illusive Safety of Big Damn Heroes” and… “Hero’s Journey, Heroine’s Return: Buffy, Eurydice and the Orpheus Myth.”

What a practical application of intelligence!


[Link, via TV Squad]


2 Responses to “Whedon fans still obsessing about Buffy [news]”

  1. Whedon fans still obsessing about Buffy [news]

    Really? You consider that ‘news’?

  2. The other day Seven News did a “story” about Kevin Rudd’s ties, so yes, I consider a Buffy conference “news”.

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