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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MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS: James Marsters gives the scoop on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

James Marsters at the premiere of P.S. I LOVE YOU | ©2011 Sue Schneider

In Season 2 of MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS, now streaming in its entirety on Hulu, the title characters have grown into their group moniker. Teenagers Alex Wilder (Rhenzy Feliz), Chase Stein (Gregg Sulkin), Gert Yorkes (Ariela Barer), Karolina Dean (Virginia Gardner), Molly Hernandez (Allegra Acosta), and Nico Minoru (Lyrica Okano) all have superpowers and/or extraordinary skills. Once alienated from each other, they’ve bonded upon discovering that Pride, the organization all of their parents are involved in, is evil and has a sinister agenda. The runaways have fled their privileged homes and are now hiding out in a mansion buried under Griffith Park […]Read On »

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RUNAWAYS: Ever Carradine and Annie Wersching chat Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Annie Wersching in RUNAWAYS - Season 1 | ©2019 Hulu

In MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS, now streaming its second season on Hulu (the first season is also available), things have heated up between the title teens and their parents. In Season 1, the title characters – six well-to-do Los Angeles area teenagers – discovered that some of them were geniuses and others had actual superpowers. They also learned that Pride, the supposedly charitable organization that all of their parents belonged to, was actually a nefarious cult that was engaging in some possibly world-ending activities. This caused our heroes to, per the title, run away. The situation among the parents was already pretty […]Read On »

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RUNAWAYS: Series creators Stephanie Savage & Josh Schwartz give the scoop on Season 2 – Interview

RUNAWAYS - Season 2 Key Art | ©2018 Hulu/Marvel

RUNAWAYS premiered its second season this week on Hulu. Based on a series of graphic novels by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona, RUNAWAYS is set in the Marvel Comics Universe. Six well-off Los Angeles teenagers (Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okanu, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin, Allegra Acosta) discover that each of them has special abilities. At about the same time, they learn that all of their parents (Angel Parker, Ryan Sands, Brittany Ishibashi, James Yaegashi, Annie Wersching, Kip Pardue, Brigid Brannagh, Kevin Weisman, Ever Carradine, James Marsters) are involved in some very sinister activities. This causes the six adolescents […]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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CONSTANTINE showrunner Daniel Cerone on Season 1- Exclusive Interview

Matt Ryan as John Constantine in CONSTANTINE - Season 1 - "Blessed Are the Damned" | ©2014 NBC/Daniel McFadden

In NBC’s CONSTANTINE, Fridays at 10 PM, Matt Ryan plays the title character from the HELLBLAZER comics, an antihero with a damned soul who fights demons and hopes for redemption. Executive producer and showrunner Daniel Cerone developed CONSTANTINE for television with fellow exec producer David S. Goyer. Cerone, who has also been a writer/producer on MOTIVE, THE MENTALIST, DEXTER and CHARMED, to name a few credits, is happy to talk about his work in the hell-blazing field. ASSIGNMENT X: You’re on right after GRIMM, a show that also deals with monsters and people who combat them. How does that work […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: More WAREHOUSE 13 talk with Jack Kenny – Part 2

Aaron Ashmore, Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Allison Scagliotti and Saul Rubinek in WAREHOUSE 13 - Season 4 - "All The Time in the World" | ©2013 Syfy/Steve Wilkie

In Part Two of our exclusive interview with Syfy Channel’s WAREHOUSE 13 show runner Jack Kenny, he talks about writing for the actors and deepening the characters. ASSIGNMENT X: Is Agent Steve Jinks, played by Aaron Ashmore, getting a romantic relationship? JACK KENNY: He runs into his ex on a case. His ex is a U.S. Marshal and Charlie Weber plays him. It’s kind of fun. It doesn’t feel gay or straight – it’s just, they have relationship trouble the way anybody has relationship trouble, and they just play it out, and you go, “Oh, I wish they could make […]Read On »

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