Monday, January 26, 2009

JOSS WHEDON! DOLLHOUSE! NYCC!


Hi, everybody. You may have heard rumblings of this a few weeks back, but today New York Comic Con can officially reveal that pop culture icon Joss Whedon will attend its 2009 event as a Special Guest and premiere the first act of his upcoming television series Dollhouse to convention attendees. One of the most influential names in the pop culture landscape of the last decade, Whedon is the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and Serenity, and his latest project -- Dollhouse -- is set to premiere on February 13 on FOX. The Dollhouse event featuring Joss Whedon is presented in partnership with the New York Television Festival. (www.nytvf.com).

Dollhouse follows Echo (Eliza Dushku, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), an "Active," a member of a highly illegal and underground group who have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas. Confined to a secret facility known as the "Dollhouse," Echo and the other Actives carry out engagements assigned by Adelle (Olivia Williams, X-Men: The Last Stand, Rushmore), one of the Dollhouse leaders. The engagements cater to the wealthy, powerful and connected, and require the Actives to immerse themselves in all manner of scenarios - romantic, criminal, uplifting, dangerous, comical, and the occasional "pro bono" good deed. As the series progresses, FBI agent Paul Ballard (Tahmoh Penikett, Battlestar Galactica) pieces together clues that lead him closer to the Dollhouse, while Echo stops forgetting. Her memories begin to return, and she slowly pieces together her mysterious past.

Whedon will lead a screening of the first act of the first episode of Dollhouse followed by a discussion at 12:45 PM EST on Sunday, February 8 in the IGN Theater inside New York Comic Con. Whedon will then conduct an autograph session beginning at 2 PM.
Joss is coming to NYCC. Are you?
UPDATE: Joss's autograph session is not ticketed.

29 comments:

A-N-O-N-Y-M-O-U-S said...

Is this going to be a ticket signing??

Peter Tatara said...

At present, no. We'll immediately post if this changes, but there are not currently plans for this to be a ticketed event.

Anonymous said...

Will any cast members of Dollhouse be attending?

The Pasha said...

Is there a reason the majority of the TV panels are scheduled for Sunday?

A-N-O-N-Y-M-O-U-S said...

If this is not a ticketed signing, then is it taking place in the panel room, or on the show floor in the autograph area?

Anonymous said...

Can I wait in the ign theater overnight? i'm serious.

Anonymous said...

Seriously can we sleep overnight in the theater? I will be there with my sleeping bag in a second.

Brian Greenzang said...

Please do the signing at the theater. At least then everyone who goes to screening and qna can get autographs. If you move autos to another room a lot of people who go to panel will not be able to get an auto.

Roger said...

Im gonna be there all weekend, so ill just have all my fun on fri-sat and then sit in front of the theater all day sunday waiting on line, i dont care

tresjolie9 said...

If I want to get into this, what time should I get there?

How many hours beforehand?

Anonymous said...

Will the IGN Theater VIP ticket get you into EVERYTHING that is being held in the theater or only the things on Saturday?

Anonymous said...

about the tv shows being held on sunday.....is that just a coincidence, or are they holding out for something really big on saturday? coughwatchmencough

Rich said...

Very disappointed that the Joss Whedon panel has been scheduled overlapping with the Fringe panel.

Because there is clearly no crossover in audience for those two shows.

Honestly, seems to me that you want to plan this a little more carefully.

Peter Tatara said...

Dollhouse kicks off at 12:45 on Sunday and Fringe begins at 1:45. The panels don't overlap. Granted, the Dollhouse autographing does hit against the Fringe panel, and we know this.

Rich said...

Peter thanks for the reply - I was going of the listing on the main site, which has Dollhouse/Whedon at 1-2 and Fringe at 1.45-2.45.

If the crowds are the same as last year (and I suspect they'll be bigger, with demand for these two panels especially large), getting between them is bound to be difficult.

On a related note, SDCC has a ticketing system to let people get out of the bigger rooms to go the restroom as long as they're back before the next panel starts. Any similar plans for the IGN theatre this year? It always struck me as a good idea.

Torsten Adair said...

Any chance of getting Joss Whedon to participate on the Warner Animation panel of Wonder Woman?

Eliana said...

how many hours/days before the signing and showing should we arrive? don't be afraid to tell me to camp out three days before, i will BE there

VanessaA said...

I am going to be there so hard!

A-N-O-N-Y-M-O-U-S said...

Why is it we can't get answers from anyone involved in the NYCC???? Any time someone asks a decent question, you guy pretend it doesn't exist or in Lance's case, stop posting replys to that post and moves on. This site is a way to interact with fans, and yet you only do what you want to. All I want to know for the 3rd time, is the signing taking place in the theater after the panel, or will that be in the autograph area on the floor??? How hard is it to answer that?
And you guys want to start an online community....pfft

Peter Tatara said...

Anonymous, Lance and I pop on and reply as best we can and as quickly as we can. That being said, we honestly don't follow every thread carefully. I'm sorry. If there's ever something you need an answer to and we aren't getting back to you from a comment on the blog, our e-mail addresses are right on nycomiccon.com. I can be reached at ptatara@reedexpo.com. To the Joss signing, it will take place in the Autograph Area of the Exhibit Floor beginning at 2 PM on Sunday. It is NOT ticketed. Similarly, the Bruce Timm and Torchwood signings -- also in the Autograph Area -- aren't ticketed as well. We know there will be a long line of fans, but the decision to ticket or not to ticket comes down to the folks bringing Dollhouse, Wonder Woman, and Torchwood to the con, and they want their signings to be first come, first served. It's not going to make everyone happy, but if they were ticketed, that wouldn't make everyone happy, either. We're trying to bring some awesome stuff to NYCC, and if you or anyone needs any answers, please, please e-mail me.

wendy said...

OMG! This is even better than the Doctor Who news.

Of course, now I'm torn. I've signed on the be a volunteer but I would LOVE to be able to attend all these awesome panels and autograph sessions. I wish I could clone myself. hahah.

Anonymous said...

Hello I wanted to know if there is any bonus for vip holders that attend the panel because as stated before it will be very difficult to stay for the panel and then manage to get on line because they usually stop the lines once it gets to a certain number of people so if we were in the panel we wouldnt be able to line up and thus unable to get an autograph. Which is very unfair.

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