Are you a writer? Do you want to be a writer? Or are you simply a lover of the written word? Fans of sci-fi/fantasy writing couldn't ask for a better lineup of writers than what WhedonCon 2017 is serving up. Among the various talented authors and screenwriters in attendance, three in particular deserve special mention. Each of these all-star writers played a unique role in shaping our favorite stories, leaving an individual, unforgettable, mark on the Whedonverse.
DAVID FURY | Guest of Honor
Writer / Producer / Director
Attending his first con in 10 years, David Fury is an Emmy, WGA and Saturn award-winning writer/producer best known to Whedon fans for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel. David also wore the director’s hat for assorted episodes of Buffy and Angel. As an actor, he got the mustard out of his dry cleaning in the Buffy musical “Once More with Feeling,“ had a puppet’s hand up him in the Angel episode “Smile Time,” delivered the news through song in Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and partied during Much Ado About Nothing. Over the years, David has both written for and produced popular shows such as Lost, 24, and Fringe. Read more about David Fury
David's Contributions to the Whedonverse:
Writer: Angel (12 episodes), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (17 episodes)
Producer: Angel (44 episodes), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (88 episodes)
Director: Angel (1 episode), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2 episodes)
Actor: Angel (3 episodes), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2 episodes), Commentary! The Musical, Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog (Act III), Much Ado About Nothing
Writer / Producer / Director
Possessing a true talent for words, Tim Minear won the hearts of Whedon fans by penning a long list of memorable lines. Famous words the fandom holds dear such as, “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" have cemented Tim's role as a Whedonverse legend.
While best known to Whedon fans for his work on Firefly, Angel, and Dollhouse, Tim went on to become both writer and executive producer for American Horror Story, for which he has received three Primetime Emmy Nominations. His latest project is a collaboration with Ryan Murphy called Feud, airing now on FX. Read more about Tim Minear
Tim's Contributions to the Whedonverse:
Writer: Angel (18 episodes), Dollhouse (4 episodes), Firefly (4 episodes)
Producer: Angel (88 episodes), Dollhouse (27 episodes), Firefly (14 episodes)
Director: Angel (7 episodes), Dollhouse (2 episodes), Firefly (2 episodes)
While best known to Whedon fans as the brilliant comic scribe behind Angel & Faith Season Nine and Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten, Christos Gage has blazed a trail in the comic book industry for over a decade with his work on The Amazing Spider-Man and The Superior Spider-Man, as well as his creation of the innovative teen series Avengers Academy.
Marvel fans will recognize him as a writer for Season 1 of Netflix’s Daredevil, collaborating with wife Ruth Fletcher Gage to write “Speak of the Devil,” the chapter of the hero’s saga IGN called “the quintessential Daredevil episode.” Christos is currently the sole author of Buffy Season Eleven.
Christos' Contributions to the Whedonverse:
Writer: Angel & Faith Season Nine (25 issues), Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten (30 issues), Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eleven (12 issues), Captain America Super Soldier Video Game, Willow: Wonderland (3 issues)
Don't miss out on all the wisdom these wordsmiths will bestow!
WhedonCon 2017 is putting pen to paper May 19-21 at The Warner Center Marriott in Los Angeles. In honor of the late Ron Glass, proceeds from the convention will go towards The Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center, a charity that provides free and low-cost after school and summer programs for students in grades 3-12 and My Friend's Place, an organization that helps to support over a third of the homeless youth population in Los Angeles.
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