It’s been talked about for months, and now it begins.
Juliet Landau has officially started the Indiegogo campaign for her documentary A Place Among The Undead this morning. The documentary takes a look at vampires in popular culture, from Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and beyond. A Place Among The Undead is a “first of its kind” in many ways. It gathers the Who’s Who of the genre, never seen before together in one film. It provides a rare perspective… an insiders’ view into the vampire phenomenon.
The list of people interviewed is very impressive; from Gary Oldman (Dracula), Tim Burton (Dark Shadows, Ed Wood), Willem Dafoe (Shadow of the Vampire), Anne Rice (Interview With the Vampire) and Caroline Munro (Dracula 1972 AD) to David Greenwalt (Angel), Charlaine Harris (True Blood) and Joss Whedon.
Juliet and her husband Dev Weekes started by self-funding the project, which has grown beyond all expectations. The goal is to raise $300 thousand dollars in 30 days. Some of the perks that are available for backers include movie posters (some signed by George Jeanty and Juliet herself), t-shirts, a personalized voicemail mp3, a stake/steak dinner with Juliet, a special book with photos from Oldman and Deverill Weekes, a signed prop, and much more.
You can become a partner in creating the most definitive vampire documentary ever made! Be a part of a making film history and become Immortal with Juliet!!
Already in the can (or should we say coffin!) are interviews with:
Tim Burton (Dark Shadows, Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood), Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Avengers), Gary Oldman (Dracula, Harry Potter franchise, Dark Knight franchise), Willem Dafoe (Shadow of the Vampire), Anne Rice (Interview With the Vampire), Robert Patrick (Walk the Line, Terminator 2, From Dusk Till Dawn tv series), Charlaine Harris, (author of the books True Blood is based on), Kevin Grevioux (creator of the Underworld franchise), Stephen Woolley (producer of Interview With The Vampire and Byzantium), David Greenwalt (co-creator of Angel and Grimm), Jim Kouf (consulting producer Angel, co-creator Grimm, writer National Treasure films), Cole Haddon, (creator of NBC’s Dracula), Tom Holland (creator of the Fright Night franchise), Mariana Klaveno (True Blood), Steve Niles (creator of 30 Days of Night), E. Elias Merhige (director of Shadow of The Vampire), David J (Bauhaus), Madeline Smith (Hammer’s Taste of The Blood of Dracula, The Vampire Lovers), Kim Newman (The Anno Dracula series) and Caroline Munro (Hammer’s Dracula AD 1972, Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter).
Add comment October 27, 2015
Whedonopolis and Fandom Charities, Inc. are proud to announce the 2015 Whedonopolis Halloween Event (#WHE2015) featuring Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog with a special, in person appearance by The Man himself, JOSS WHEDON!
This year’s event will benefit the non-profit organization, Kids Need To Read.
UPDATE 09/13- Joss has been gracious enough to rearrange his schedule so that he can give a brief talk and then introduce the Dr. Horrible screening. Unfortunately, he will not be available for photo op or autograph sessions at this event.
UPDATE 09/13- The 2015 Whedonopolis Halloween Event featuring Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is currently SOLD OUT! Thank you so much to everyone who purchased a ticket and, also, to Joss Whedon, who is helping to make this event as special as we know it will be! If you were unable to get a ticket today, don’t despair! There is a possibility that a very limited number of tickets may become available closer to the event. Sign up for our newsletter to get the most current info as it is announced.
UPDATE 10/17– A very limited number of tickets have been released for this event. All tickets sales will end at 9am Sunday, October 18th.
UPDATE 10/17– All additional tickets for this event have been sold.
Tickets are Now Available! SOLD OUT
When: Sunday, October 18, 2015 @ 3pm
Entry to studio lot begins at 2pm (Valid photo ID required for studio access)
Event check-in starts at 2:45pm (PayPal confirmation and valid photo ID required)
Where: Raleigh Studios Chaplin Theatre*
5300 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90038 (more…)
3 comments September 13, 2015
We’re Putting On a Show, like Judy Garland and Andy Rooney Did.
The Barn is the Airtel Plaza and Everyone is Invited to Join In.
Whedonopolis 2016 is a Whedonverse Convention, by fans for fans, with the aim of harnessing the power of fandom to raise money for charities while creating a fun, interactive environment for attendees.
We aim to educate while entertaining in all areas of fandom: books, comics, television, movies, animation, technology, gaming, steampunk, arts and sciences. In addition to dealers’ room and panels, there will be seminars, hands-on workshops & meetup areas on those topics.
Have fun while doing good at the same time!
Add comment March 3, 2015
We regret to inform you that, due to issues with the venue, the 7th Annual Whedonopolis Halloween Event featuring Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog planned for Saturday, October 18, 2014, has been cancelled.
All purchased memberships will be refunded.
We are planning to reschedule the event in the next few weeks/months at a more agreeable location.
We apologize for the inconvenience. This is a great disappointment for us all.
Thank you for your support.
Add comment October 17, 2014
Thank you to everyone who attended An Evening at Caritas on Saturday August 9, 2014! It was a small intimate event, and fun was had by all as we raised money for Kids Need to Read in honor of Andy!
1 comment August 11, 2014
On Sunday, July 27th in Room 6BCF, 3:30-5pm Fandom Charities™/Whedonopolis™ will be presenting our interactive screening of “Once More With Feeling” as the closing event of the con for the 8th consecutive year!
So mark it in red ink on your homemade SDCC schedules. (You all make those, too, right?)
If you enjoy getting your ya-yas out in a room packed with Buffistas and Scoobies, who put on their own light show with cellphones and light sabers, then this is definitely the event for you! And if you’ve never had the pleasure of such a thing, this is your opportunity.
Plus, you never know who may stop by! Such as Nicholas Brendan (Xander Harris), at this past screening!
Submitted by Chelsea Banks
Managing Editor, Whedonopolis.com
Add comment July 9, 2014
On August 9, 2014, Fandom Charities™ and Whedonopolis™ will present a brand new charity event! AN EVENING AT CARITAS- A Night of Karaoke to Honor Andy Hallett. The event will be held at Corky’s in Sherman Oaks, CA.
In addition to all the food, drinks and karaoke fun included in the price, the event will feature Whedon-themed songs and Whedonopolis’™ signature drawing, where you can win… All manner of geeky stuff!
Doors open at 7:30pm and singing starts at 8:30pm.
EDIT 6/25: Tickets are on sale now, and cost $30, which includes appetizer buffet and non-alcoholic drinks. A no-host bar will be available. Enjoy a Sea Breeze
Space is very limited, so make sure to get your tickets!
Corky’s is located at 5043 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.
EDIT 6/21 – We’re making changes which will make the event better and allow us to reduce the ticket price. (was $60, now $30, a 50% price decrease!)
Proceeds from this event will benefit Kids Need To Read, a non-profit organization that provides books to underfunded schools, libraries and literacy programs across the USA, especially to those serving disadvantaged children.
In addition to the main fundraiser, this event will also host a canned food drive to benefit SOVA Community Food and Resource Program (www.jfsla.org/SOVA). All attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable foods to donate.
Please visit our events page for more details.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THESE OTHER GREAT UPCOMING EVENTS!
SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 – “ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING” SCREENING at San Diego Comic-Con
For the past three years the event has been introduced by BUFFY alum, Nicholas Brendon (“Xander Harris”). If you are attending San Diego Comic-Con, be sure to join us!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014 – 7th ANNUAL WHEDONOPOLIS™ HALLOWEEN CHARITY EVENT featuring Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
Please visit our events page for details.
SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2015 – FANDOMOPOLIS™! – A Multiverse Con
Fandom Charities™ is very pleased to announce, at this time, our first confirmed celebrity guests: JULIET LANDAU and GEORGES JEANTY! Additional guests to be announced.
Please visit Fandomopolis.org for details.
Add comment June 2, 2014
Fandom Charities, Inc. will be conducting it’s annual public meeting for the fiscal year 2014 on Saturday, January 11, 2014. The meeting details are as follows:
5764 Chicopee Avenue
Encino, California 91316
Saturday, January 11, 2014 1:00pm – 2:00pm
This meeting is open to attendance by the general public.
Add comment January 1, 2014
Thank you to everyone who attended the Whedonopolis Halloween Event 2013 on Saturday, October 26th! The place was jumping and the evening was a blast! We had great celebrity guests, who put on an impromptu Q&A panel for the fans! There were lots of drawing prizes!
Thanks to the generous support of the attendees and guests donatation was made to Journey House, a non-profit organization that assists former foster children with all aspects of adult life, including, but not limited to, continuing education, obtaining housing and job placement. We also gathered non-perishable food for the Sova Community Food and Resource Program. Click Through to view the Photo Gallery
Add comment November 10, 2013
On Saturday, October 26, 2013, Whedonopolis/Fandom Charities, Inc. will again be bringing the fun in with our 6th Annual Whedonopolis Halloween Charity Event
The event will again be held at the historic Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, in the Barnsdall Art Park, at 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, (Direct Link to BUY TICKETS)
This year’s event will benefit Journey House, a non-profit organization that assists former foster children with all aspects of adult life, including, but not limited to, continuing education, obtaining housing and job placement.
We will have a full day of fun starting at 1pm with a screening of Serenity, which will benefit Equality NOW, followed by our premier screening of Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s new horror classic, Cabin in the Woods.
We’ll end the evening with season 3 of Jane Espenson and Brad Bell’s new hit, Husbands, followed by the 6th & final season of Felicia Day’s web phenomenon, The Guild and ending the night in classic form with the Doctor himself! Dr. Horrible that is!
There’ll be food trucks available during dinner hours, but leave room for a “Shiny New Australia” cookie!
Outside the theatre, we’ll have a vendor area where you can purchase all your geeky needs.
And, of course, we’ll have our annual drawing, where you can win all manner of fun prizes donated by our lovely sponsors.
Tickets go on sale Friday morning, September 6th. Click Thru Here For Full Schedule
Add comment September 30, 2013