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By Nikki Stafford

The realm of the tv sequence Angel is well known and mentioned during this better half consultant to the clever, thought-provoking spin-off of cult favourite Buffy the Vampire Slayer. An episode consultant and heritage of the characters, together with the name personality, Angel, who changed into a vampire in 1753 and runs a personal research service provider in sleek l. a., supply standpoint at the sequence' run. minutiae, fascinating evidence, continuity error, and knowledge on fan-run sites and events make this a necessary publication for die-hard aficionados of either Angel and Buffy.

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To have James Marsters pull you in closer to him for that photo you crave is like no other feeling! " The VIPS seemed to enjoy themselves at the posting-board parties as much as the fans did, even if occasionally the passion of the fans could be a little surprising. "I went in 2002 and 2003, and the first time I went it was really overwhelming," says Denman. "I had no idea that people were such fans of the character and to see people so into the show, at first it's a little alarming, and then you get over it, and you go, 'Well, 33 Top: James Marsters goofs around with some fans and volunteers; bottom: Eliza Dushku and Joss Whedon, who had both been to previous posting board parties, enjoyed themselves throughout the evening.

Since then, we have received a continuing stream of submissions, which are read by board members. " Professor of Philosophy James B. South agrees that "Slayage . . " 43 The book was well received among fans and scholars. Writer Jane Espenson said she enjoyed it and even Joss Whedon's former professor at Wesleyan College told the editors that Whedon had spoken highly of the book. When asked why it is that English departments tend to gravitate to pop-culture subjects, Lavery offers, "Some people in English (though by no means all) are open-minded and ready for the challenge of a new text that challenges them.

Um . . " But you won't get anywhere. Now imagine being a distinguished scholar, teaching at a university, 39 and trying to convince your colleagues that Buffy and Angel are series worth discussing in the classroom. Or writing serious scholarly papers on Spike as a Christ figure. Or devoting an entire three-day symposium to an exploration of these two series. Now those are the devoted and downtrodden Buffyfans. Convincing scholars that Buffyis a serious show for academic study might not be as difficult as it sounds, however.

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