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WhedonCon 2017: Joss Whedon Would Love This Convention

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I have been hearing about WhedonCon for about 2 years. Technically, it is less than 2 years, but that is certainly how it felt. I wanted to attend this convention so badly last year, but it just didn’t happen. BUT guess what?!? I went this year and I am so happy I did. The convention lasted for 3 days, but I was only able to attend day 2, Saturday. I’m so happy I went though. I had so much fun during the 5 hours that I spend there.

I spent most of my time in the press room, but I am not sad that I spent all my time there. The staff at WhedonCon was on top of it every step of the way. Any time talent was in the signing room their correspondent was running over there and saying interview/break time and she would bring someone in. I met so many actors and actresses that I recognized, who played iconic characters in the Whedon-verse.

I cannot express my gratitude enough for how amazing this convention was staffed, but all these interviews I speak of I am certain all you readers out there want to listen to them. So on with the show!

WhedonCon Interviews

Andrew Bowen (Dollhouse, Mad TV, The N.A.M. 716th).

Now this guy is pretty snazzy. Not only is he a laid back dude, but he has the best Joss Whedon story every. Just listen in on the interview below.

Andrew is also involved in a new project that he that he shared the teaser trailer for. Sadly, it is not available to the public yet (I’ve never gotten a sneak peek at something before), but you can check out their twitter for more info -> https://twitter.com/the716th. Andrew also film a movie called A Boy Called Po, which sounds amazing.

A Boy Called Po

Sam Anderson

Some might recognize his name and some may not, but boy oh boy do we all recognize his face. He has starred in such tv shows as Lost, Angel, ER, Justified, and in such films as Forrest Gump, Water for Elephants, Ouija: Origin of EvilI, and so many more. Personally, I remember Sam Anderson from Forrest Gump, he played the Principle at the elementary school, or as Dr. Jack Kayson from ER, or as Holland Manners from Angel. All of these icon characters.

Listen to his incredible interview below. I’m so excited that WhedonCon was able to have him as a guest. As much as I cherished his evil character in Angel, but oh my gosh did I love him in ER. So amazing.

Dagney Kerr & Robia Scott

Dagney Kerr plays one of the most memorable one off characters to ever come on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She played Buffy’s first college roommate. You know the one who listened to Cher all the time and wrote her name on all her food, including ALL of the eggs. Joining Dagney during this interview is Robia Scott, who played Ms. Jenny Calendar. As many of you Buffy fans will remember, Ms. Calendar was the character who played a pivotal role in the show and all the events the centered around her character set the tone for the rest of series.

Listening to these two ladies discuss their characters and what they have done since their time on the show is rather incredible. Check out their interview below.

Andrew Ferchland

Andrew Ferchland might not be as recognizable from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, probably because he was a the Anointed One, who was 10 years old at the time. And his episodes aired about 20 years ago, so he is clearly an adult now, which is hilarious and incredible. Andrew has been acting for many years and has started creating his own content that he has been releasing online for the world to see.

Andrew Ferchland | The Anointed One | BTVS

Here is the teaser for a series he created called The Unhallowed. Enjoy! 

Here is his interview below:

Mark Lutz, David Fury, & Christos Gage

Mark Lutz is a Canadian actor who was cast as the Groosalugg from Pylea on Angel. His role was small, but super memorable, I think it might be the long hair. He did an incredible job in the show.

Mark Lutz | Groo | Angel

Mark Lutz also told us about a film he wrote and starred in about a famous olympic Canadian swimmer Victor Davis, called Victor.

David Fury spent many years as a writer and eventually as a co-executive producer of both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. He also guest starred in a couple of episodes, Smile Time from Angel and Once More with Feeling from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

David Fury

David guest starred in this episode, which happens to be my favorite episode.

However, David’s career didn’t stop there, he wrote and produced Lost24, Fringe, and Hannibal. Most recently, David Fury has teamed up with Ben Edlund to create the new Amazon Original series The Tick.

And the final guest of this interview is Christos Gage, who is a comic book writer and who also wrote several episodes of the first season of Netflix’s Daredevil. Christos Gage is also deeply imbedded in the Marvel comic book universe and the Buffy-Angel verse through the comic books. Even after the shows ended, the story was able to continue moving forward because of the comics. I absolutely loved the first season of Daredevil so it was such a treat to get to speak with him.

Christos Gage | Writer

Final Thoughts

I would like to thank all the actors who stopped by the WhedonCon 2017 Press Room to chat with us. It was an incredible honor to meet all of you and to talk about your careers. I would also like to thank the staff of WhedonCon because they did an remarkable job. This was probably one of the best experiences at a con I’ve ever had. Thank you so much.

Katie has a Master’s in Psychology from the University of Hartford and is a former Cast Member of the Disneyland Resort. She was introduced to the world of movies by her father at a very young age and has been a fan ever since. She has a deep love for Jane Austen novel adaptations, Period Dramas, and YouTube vlog-style novel adaptations. She also geeks out over Harry Potter, DC, Marvel, Disney, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherlock, In the Flesh, Star Wars, Star Trek, LOTR, Jurassic Park and Foreign Films. Lastly, Katie loves the theatre, music, novels, Disneyland, college football, baseball, and cycling.