WHEDONCON 2019 convention preview plus tales from the 2018 WhedonCon

WHEDONCON 2019 | ©2019 WhedonCon 2019

WhedonCon 2019, celebrating all of the works of Joss Whedon while raising funds for charity, is coming up this weekend, June 7-9, at the LAX Hilton Hotel. Guests include Julie Benz (Darla on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL, as well as Rita on DEXTER), Summer Glau (River Tam on FIREFLY and SERENITY, the ballerina in ANGEL, Bennet Halverson in DOLLHOUSE), comic book artist Georges Jeanty, Dagney Kerr (Kathy on BUFFY), Juliet Landau (Drusilla on BUFFY and ANGEL), Miracle Laurie (Mellie on DOLLHOUSE), James C. Leary (Clem on BUFFY), Julia Lee (Sister Sunshine/Chantarelle/Anne on BUFFY and ANGEL), James Marsters (Spike […]Read On »

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RUNAWAYS: James Marsters talks Season 1 of Hulu’s Marvel series – Exclusive Interview

James Marsters in MARVEL'S RUNAWAYS - Season 1 | ©2018 Hulu

At this point, actor James Marsters has done plenty of straight drama and comedy – and time in a rock band, Ghost of the Robot – but he continues to uphold his genre cred. After his indelible performance as the vampire Spike in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL, Marsters’s roles have included anti-human Brainiac on SMALLVILLE, religious zealot Barnabas Greeley on CAPRICA, galactic traveler Captain John Hart on TORCHWOOD, and many more. Now Marsters has added series regular Victor Stein in Hulu’s RUNAWAYS to the list. Adapted by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage from the Marvel Comics saga created […]Read On »

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Exclusive interview with GHOST OF THE ROBOT on their new album BOURGEOIS FAUX PAS – Part 3

GHOST OF THE ROBOT - BOURGEOIS FAUX PAIS | ©2015 Ghost of the Robot/Mark Devine

In Part 3 of our exclusive interview with the band Ghost of the Robot – Charlie De Mars, James Marsters, Sullivan Marsters and Kevin McPherson – they talk more about their new album BOURGEOIS FAUX PAS, collaboration, the impact of the Internet on the modern music industry and more. AX: When you present songs to each other to work on, do you ever ask each other, “What are you actually trying to say here?” or do you just go with your interpretation of it and think, “What would be fun to do with this?” CHARLIE DE MARS: I think we […]Read On »

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GHOST OF THE ROBOT: The band chats new album BOURGEOIS FAUX PAS – Part 2 – Exclusive Interview

Charlie De Mars, James Marsters, Sullivan Marsters & Kevin McPherson aka GHOST OF THE ROBOT | ©2015 Ghost of the Robot/Mark Devine

In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with the band Ghost of the Robot – Charlie De Mars, James Marsters, Sullivan Marsters and Kevin McPherson – talk more about their new album BOURGEOIS FAUX PAS, which went on sale via the band’s website September 19, as well as songwriting, feeling like R2-D2, the Internet and more. ASSIGNMENT X: Can you talk about your roles within the band, how they’ve changed or stayed the same? JAMES MARSTERS: I’m writing more songs that are on the album. On the first album, I had written two songs. On the second album, I had […]Read On »

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GHOST OF THE ROBOT: The band chats new album BOURGEOIS FAUX PAS – Part 1 – Exclusive Interview

GHOST OF THE ROBOT - BOURGEOIS FAUX PAIS | ©2015 Ghost of the Robot/Mark Devine

Ghost of the Robot, the guitar/vocal-driven rock band, have just put out their third album, BOURGEOIS FAUX PAS. The band started back in 2002, when James Marsters, who at the time was playing Spike in BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL, started playing guitar on the porch with then nineteen-year-old next-door-neighbor Charlie De Mars, who had just moved from Sacramento to Los Angeles. De Mars, already in a band called Power Animal, brought in fellow musicians Kevin McPherson, Aaron Anderson and his brother, the late Steven Sellers. Ghost put out their first full-length album, MAD BRILLIANT, as well as a […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: James Marsters on reforming the band GHOST OF THE ROBOT – Part 2

GHOST OF THE ROBOT | ©2011 Ghost of the Robot

The band Ghost of the Robot, headed up by James Marsters, Charlie De Mars and Kevin McPherson, has reunited with new members guitarist Sullivan Marsters (James Marsters’ 15-year-old son) and drummer Jordan Latham. With guest vocalist Micah Biagi, Ghost of the Robot has just released a new album, MURPHY’S LAW, on iTunes, with plans for a CD edition, more new albums and a tour next year. This is Part Two of our exclusive interview. ASSIGNMENT X: What did you do differently this time in the studio? CHARLIE DE MARS: [On Ghost’s previous album MAD BRILLIANT], we just did all tape recording. […]Read On »

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