Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Here's how to celebrate its 20th anniversary
Buffy the Vampire Slayer turned 20 a few months ago — but that doesn’t mean the celebrations have to end there.
This year’s San Diego Comic-Con will feature a fan event on July 22 that will allow all members of the Scooby Gang to not only participate in a range of Buffy-themed activities but also purchase new merchandise tied to Joss Whedon’s series.
The night’s events include both a Buffy Fandom Feud Trivia Contest and a Buffy Cosplay Contest, with fans testing their knowledge and cosplay abilities to win Slayer swag. Attendees will also be able to have some Buffy 20th anniversary cake and signature Slayer-inspired drinks while displaying their improv (and memory) skills as they try and recreate scenes from the show’s beloved musical episode, “Once More, With Feeling!”
Other episode-specific opportunities include a chance to take pictures with a life-size image of iconic “Hush” villains The Gentlemen. And while there will be giveaways happening throughout the event, social media-savvy fans of the show will get a chance to win an exclusive spell from the previously announced Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Official Grimoire (available later this year) stored in a small glass vial.
There will also be stations where fans can test out the Buffy table-top board game and interactive wall-sized Buffy coloring pages.
Those interested in attending can register on the official Buffy Facebook page, where portions of the event will be live-streamed.
Among the items up for sale (all of which will be released later this year) are:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition DVD Boxed Set
Go back to the beginning and relive all 144 episodes of Buffy’s story as she arrives in Sunnydale and proceeds to defend it from all manners of evil creatures, now all featured on this 39-disc set. Also included will be an issue of the official Buffy comic book with an exclusive cover, available only for a limited time. The DVD will be released Sept. 19.
Funko Rock Candy Figures
Best pals Buffy Summers and Willow Rosenberg will be released in August — perfect for anyone who wants to make their collection slay.
San Diego Comic-Con 2017 runs from Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23.