Looking Back at "Once More With Feeling" showing at Wonder-Con

It’s April, when some people are recovering from March Madness and are now looking forward to baseball.

However, some are already making plans for this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego. With the four-day tickets already selling out, and people concerned abut getting hotel rooms, it’s never too early to plan.

Some are also hoping that Whedonopolis will be bringing another screening of the classic Buffy musical episode, "Once More With Feeling," to close this year’s event, just like last year. Whedonopolis, and the WB.com, sponsored the OMWF screening that ended this year’s Wonder-Con last month.

Hundreds of people packed the Esplanade ballroom at the Moscone Center in San Francisco to sing along to "I’m Under Your Spell", "Rest in Peace" and "Something to Sing About", among others. Attendees also were lucky enough to get buttons, monster finger puppets and fake Sunnydale parking tickets (in honor of Marti Noxon trying to sing her way out of a ticket). The ballroom was close to full as people finished their Wonder-Con experience with this show. Even those who participated for the first time kept up, thanks to the lyrics being shown on screen. It was a bright moment for many who attended, especially after a cloudy weekend.

The 2007’s showing of OMWF at Comic-Con was the first official screening after Fox suspended previous public showings because of concerns about royalties. After a very successful repeat in 2008, it looks like the episode is becoming the traditional closing event at Comic-Con and, now, at Wonder-Con. It hasn’t been confirmed that the episode will be shown again at Comic-Con this year, but we will keep you posted.

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