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Attend WhedonCon 2017 This Weekend!

Posted: May 16, 2017 at 1:26 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

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.

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