Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanatics (and FBC Staffers) Bryant and Barbra Dillon (the Scoobies) will introduce Buffy-virgin Sam Rhodes (the Newbie) to Joss Whedon’s tale of vampire-slaying, demons, magic, and a universe composed entirely of shrimp. Each episode of the podcast will chronicle Rhodes’ journey into the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series. Despite being a huge Joss Whedon fan, somehow, Rhodes has avoided the series… until now. A new episode will be recorded at the conclusion of each season viewed with an assortment of special guests to share their own Buffy thoughts and memories.
The first episode of The Scoobies and the Newbie will be released on Monday, September 12th, on the Fanboy Comics website, and it will detail Rhodes’ knowledge of the series prior to viewing it.
In celebration of The Scoobies and the Newbie’s release, Fanboy Comics will be hosting a giveaway of Buffy posters, comics, and other cool, slayer swag, signed by a number Buffy creators and contributors, including Jane Espenson and Georges Jeanty.
Interested fans should visit the Fanboy Comics website and tell the staff their favorite season of Buffy and why. Only one entry will be counted per person, and the contest will officially close on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at 5pm/PST. (International entries will be accepted for this contest.) The FBC staff will choose its favorite responses for the winners of the prize packages. The winners will be announced on the Fanboy Comics website on Friday, September 16, 2011, along with being notified by email.