The Sunnydale Project, a celebration of all things Buffy
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a whole bundle of awesome. There are few other shows that have tapped into the zeitgeist so perfectly an explained with humor, pathos and vampires – yes, vampires – the suck that can sometimes be the teenage years. Although the TV show has ended, the vision of Buffy lives on through books and even comic books. Joss Whedon writes brilliant characters and television, and then a whole bundle of amazing writers have expanded the verse through books and comic books to keep us enlightened and entertained. For the months of September and October, we will be exploring that verse and what it means to us personally as librarians, as readers and as fangirls.
|The original post announcing the Sunnydale Project can be found here|
In celebration of the awesomeness that is Buffy, 3 book bloggers have been working hard all summer to plan this 2 month event: Rachelia @ Bookish Comforts, Patricia @ Patricia’s Particularity, and Karen @ Teen Librarian’s Toolbox. During this event we will be reviewing Buffy books, comics, and episodes as well and sharing some fanfic, delving into some of the characters, and looking at some topics and issues within the Buffy world (such as feminism). We will also have some guest posts from other amazing Buffy fans, hearing their thought and obsession! And what would an event be without a giveaway or two?! There will be plenty of giveaways for you to enter!
Each hosting blog will have their own schedule, providing you with as many views as possible. So please be sure to check out their schedules: Rachelia @ Bookish Comforts & Patricia @ Patricia’s Particularity.
10 Things I Learned from Buffy with Christie G
X Marks the Spot: Family in the Buffyverse with Karen J
Necromancing the Slayer: Hold Me Closer Necromancer (Lish McBride) will make Buffy fans happy with Karen J (Saturday Scavenger Hunt)
Embrace the Slayer: Embrace (Jessica Shirvington) will make Buffy fans happy with Karen J (Saturday Scavenger Hunt)
Who watches the Watchers? A guest post about librarians by Ilsa J. Bick and why Ashes is a great read for Buffy fans (Saturday Scavenger Hunt)
Being the “Slayer” Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes with Karen J
Down the Zombie Hole: Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
Sometimes the girl gets to be the hero, Buffy as a feminist hero by Molly Wetta
10 YA Books that Buffy Fans will want to Read
Buffy on the page and on the screen, seasons 8 and 9 by Maria Selke
Buffy and the Reversal of Halloween, a guest post by Nancy Holder
Each week on our Slayer Saturday posts look for the words highlighted. There will be 3 sets of words each weekend, so make sure to visit all three blogs (Bookish Comforts, Patricia’s Particularity and Teen Librarian Toolbox).
Write down the words each week (Sept. 8 – Oct. 20), putting them in an order that makes sense. All together these words create a quote from Buffy.
During the last week a form will be made available on all three blogs where you can turn in the quote that you have pieced together.
On the last weekend of The Sunnydale Project, Oct. 27, the quote will be revealed! We will then draw a winner from those who have correctly completed the quote.
Giles, Buffy: -the strength and skill to hunt the vampires…
Buffy: To stop the spread of their evil blah, blah, blah, I’ve heard it, okay?
It is my understanding that not all the words appeared as they were supposed to so if you send an email to me at email@example.com telling me what words appeared in Red here on TLT and in what posts, you will be entered to win. We will be giving away a small collection of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Books of 4 to 5 titles. Contest entries will be accepted through November 10th.
Filed under: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Joss Whedon, The Sunnydale Project
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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