Attend WhedonCon 2017 This Weekend!

This weekend, May 19th-21st, Fandom Charities Inc.® presents the second annual WhedonCon at the Warner Center Marriott!

WhedonCon 2017 is a three-day con in the Los Angeles area, run by fans for fans, celebrating the works of pop culture icon Joss Whedon and all the talented people of the Whedon-verse.

The full weekend schedule is live, featuring cosplay contests, panels, meet & greets and evening parties with talent, vendors room, panels & workshops, stunt demos, writers, artists, tabletop gaming, and more. And the only way to attend is by getting a membership through WhedonCon.com.

Revel in the many pillars of popular, geek and nerd culture, including Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Marvel’s Avengers and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and more.

Special confirmed guests include: Guest of Honor Emmy Award-winning Writer/Producer David Fury (Buffy, Angel, Lost, 24, Fringe); Screenwriter and Comic Book Writer Christos Gage (Marvel’s Daredevil, Dark Horse Comics’ “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel & Faith”); Emmy-nominated Producer/Showrunner, Writer and Director Tim Minear (Dollhouse, Angel, Firefly, American Horror Story); actor Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer); Gigi Edgley (Farscape, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge on SyFy); Miracle Laurie (Dollhouse); Stunt Coordinator, Stuntman Director and Actor Jeff Pruitt (Buffy the Vampire Slayer); Actress and Stuntwoman Sophia Crawford (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues); James Leary (Buffy the Vampire Slayer); Camden Toy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel); Andrew Ferchland (Buffy the Vampire Slayer); Actor and Stuntman Damion Poitier (Angel, Dollhouse, Firefly); and Actor, Stunt Coordinator Steve Tartalia (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) and many more! Check out the full list of special guests here.

WhedonCon consists of the same team that hosts the Buffy Musical at San Diego Comic Con and the Dr. Horrible Sing-Along at WonderCon-Anaheim, and the Dr. Horrible Halloween events in Los Angeles, along with many of the folks that bring us the Gallefrey and LASFS cons.

This year’s event, marking the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the 15th anniversary of Firefly, celebrates by raising funds for two amazing organizations dedicated to helping local children.

In memory of Ron Glass (Firefly, Serenity, Barney Miller), Fandom Charities will be raising funds for the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center (a youth center that was dear to his heart), which provides free after school and low-cost summer programs for boys and girls in grades 3-12 with the goal of preparing them for college.

Also, in partnership with The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Fandom Charities is proud to support My Friend’s Place, which assists homeless youth with therapeutic, health and education services.

Additionally, over the past year Whedon Knit-Nights have been held around Southern California for our Baby Item Drive to support the non-denominational Newborns in Need – San Fernando Valley Chapter.

It’s going to be an exciting, fun-filled weekend, helping out some great charities, and you can be there! Visit WhedonCon.com to get your membership today!

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About Fandom Charities Inc.®

Fandom Charities Inc.® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established for the purpose of raising funds for charitable organizations through fandom events, conventions, special appearances and media events, and to serve as a hub for the latest news and happenings in the creative universe of selected fandoms, and to provide related educational activities.

Add comment May 16, 2017

Tim Minear is coming to @WhedonCon 2017!

WhedonCon is proud to announce that the incomparable Tim Minear will be appearing at our 2017 convention alongside fellow Mutant Enemy scribe David Fury.

Possessing a true talent for words, Tim Minear won the hearts of fans by penning some of the Whedonverse’s most memorable lines, such as Firefly‘s most famous advice that“When you can’t run, you crawl, and when you can’t crawl – when you can’t do that . . . You find someone to carry you.” Though fourteen years have passed, these words still resonate with and beyond the Browncoat community, appearing frequently as the subject of memes, tattoos, and artwork.
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Add comment February 1, 2017

WhedonCon 2017 – a Whedon-verse con by fans for charity

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A Joss Whedon-centric convention run by fans for fans, WhedonCon is taking place May 19-215, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA at the Warner Center Marriott.

In addition to a variety of panels and workshops, WhedonCon attendees will have a chance to dress up for a Cosplay/Costume Contest, attend Meet & Greets, sing their favorite karaoke hits at Caritas, and dance the night away at Whedon-themed parties.

For more information and to purchase memberships, please visit www.Whedoncon.com.

For up-to-the-minute announcements and information, please follow our Twitter accounts @WhedonCon and @Whedonopolis You never know who’s going to show up at our events and you don’t want to miss out on the next Big D*mn Adventure!!
WhedonCon 2017 and Whedonopolis.com™ are projects of Fandom Charities, Inc® a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Add comment September 6, 2016

Whedonopolis 2016 – A Whedon-verse con by fans for charity

WCon Cover Photo for FB - personal pageA Joss Whedon-centric convention run by fans for fans, Whedonopolis 2016 is taking place May 13-15, 2016 at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, CA and will raise funds to support the Sophie Lancaster Foundation and the Pop Culture Hero Coalition, two non-profits created to combat bullying and peer pressure.

In addition to a variety of panels and workshops, Whedonopolis attendees will have a chance to dress up for a Cosplay/Costume Contest, attend Meet & Greets, sing their favorite karaoke hits, dance the night away at the “Prom at the Bronze,” and even cozy up for a Star Wars pajama marathon. (more…)

Add comment February 10, 2016

Behind-the-Scenes “Agents” Join Whedonopolis 2016 Convention!

SHIELD logoMembers of the Visual Effects (VFX) Team for ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are among the newest additions to the Whedonopolis 2016 Guest List. The creative minds attending the inaugural event include visual effects supervisor Mark Kolpack, visual effects producer Sabrina Arnold, visual effects editor / assistant editor Ryan R. Moos, and editor Joshua Charson. [more after the jump]

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Add comment January 19, 2016

Get Involved with Juliet Landau’s Vampire Documentary

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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.

Juliet Landau and Gary Oldman 2015Juliet Landau and Anne RiceThe 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.

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Add comment October 27, 2015

2015 Whedonopolis Halloween Event with Special Guest Joss Whedon!

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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.

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3 comments September 13, 2015

It’s a Whedonverse Con – Discount Tickets On Sale Now

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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.

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Add comment March 3, 2015

7th Annual Whedonopolis Halloween Event Has Been Cancelled

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

August 9, 2014 – An Evening at Caritas – A Night of Karaoke to Honor Andy Hallett

Andy Hallett and LorneThank 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!

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1 comment August 11, 2014

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