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Joss Whedon: A Celebration


Join us at DePaul University for a day to celebration the work of Joss Whedon! Through smart discussion with guest speakers, screenings of key works, and fan creativity, experience the amazing Whedonverse in all its glory. This celebration is free of charge and will definitely be Shiny...

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Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
DePaul University College of Communication
14 E. Jackson Blvd. (Daley Center)

Topics for discussion are varied and open, and can focus on any aspect of Whedon's work including, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, Dollhouse, Cabin in the Woods, Marvel's Avengers, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Much Ado About Nothing, Alien Resurrection... and anything else!

The event raised $250 through silent auction of donated goods for Equality Now, a charity dedicated to ending violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world.


All rooms on the 11th Floor of 14 E. Jackson
Games and Food in the 11th Floor Lounge through the day

Room 1128 Room 1137 Room 1140
9-10 a.m. Screening
Cabin in the Woods
Intro: Walter Metz
Buffy "The Wish"
Intro: Allison McCracken
Angel "Smile Time"
Intro: Michi Trota
10-11 a.m. Screening
Buffy "Hush"
Intro: Eleanor Pye
Dollhouse "The Attic"
Intro: Amber Davisson
11-12 p.m. Screening
Buffy "Once More
with Feeling"
Intro: Ian Peters
Religion and Ethics in Whedon
Fan Works on Whedon
12-1 p.m. Screening
Firefly "War Stories"
Intro: Cheryl Cain
Characters in Whedon
Fans Weigh In
1-2 p.m. Keynote Speaker
Cheryl Cain
Firefly "Jaynestown"
Intro: Scott Paeth
Buffy "The Zeppo"
Intro: Katie Wilson
2-3 p.m. Workshop
Writer's Workshop
with Cheryl Cain
Much Ado About Nothing
Intro: Walter Metz
and Whedon
3-4 p.m. Workshop
Props Workshop
with Mat Irvine
Whedon in the Classroom
4-5 p.m. Panel
Gender and Whedon
Mythological, Cultural,
and Narrative Roots
of Whedon
Student's Perspectives
on Whedon in the Classroom
5-6 p.m. Screening
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Intro: Jef Burnham
Angel "Apocalypse Nowish"
Intro: Amber Davisson
Dollhouse "Echo" (unaired pilot)
Intro: Paul Booth

Special Guests

Cheryl Cain, Writer


Screenwriter Cheryl Cain began her working experience with Joss Whedon as an assistant production coordinator for Fox’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and was thrilled to return a few years later as a writer for Fox’s Firefly. She’s also written for Warner Brother’s Roswell and ABC’s Threat Matrix. Cain studied writing at UCLA Extension and currently lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she is working on two feature film projects and a short story adaptation.

Archived Materials

Joss Whedon: A Celebration Program