Just in time for the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer comes the Whedonverse Cosplay Photoshoot & Picnic. Joss Whedon fans gathered at Griffith Park to dress up, eat, and celebrate Joss Whedon, all in preparation for WhedonCon 2017.
WhedonCon 2017 is a charitable fan convention that brings all believers of Whedonism together. The event, entering its second year, will be held at the Warner Center Marriot in Los Angeles, CA from May 19th to the 21st. So, if you live in the Los Angeles (or Southern California) area and are a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Cabin in the Woods, etc., then this event is something you won’t want to miss.
Whedonverse Cosplay Photoshoot and Picnic
Leading up to WhedonCon are some charitable pre-con events. One of these events was the Whedonverse Cosplay Photoshoot and Picnic. On Sunday, March 12th, 2017 from 1 pm – 6 pm, Whedon fans gathered at Griffith Park to dress up as their favorite Whedonverse character. Photos were taken and great food was eaten.
Signs pointed Whedon fans and photographers to the picnic area at Griffith Park. Both professional and amateur photographers from studios like BlamedavesPhotos, Miss Trini, PunkTown TV, and yours truly, took photos of the Cosplayers in their fabulous costumes. Friends laughed and enjoyed the sunny California weather at Griffith Park, all while eating some seriously great chicken and snackage. It was a fun and friendly atmosphere where people could be creative with their costumes and their photos.
Toni Adams, the host and organizer of this fun and unique event stayed at Griffith Park all day setting up. Talk about dedication. As the vendor coordinator for WhedonCon, Toni has planned and will host many other events. All these events will lead up to the exciting WhedonCon fan convention in May.
If you’re a fan of the Whedon Universe, and you live in the Los Angeles (or Southern California) area, here are two upcoming events that you can attend! If you can’t make these events, no worries! Just sit back with your favorite snackage and celebrate the 20 years that Buffy has been in our lives. Or, just sit down and enjoy watching the genius that is Joss Whedon. Happy viewing and cosplaying!
Charitable Whedon Knit Nights:
Sunday (3/19) from 2 pm – 4 pm at the Ripped Bodice in Culver City
Saturday (3/25) from 5 pm – 7 pm at Galaxy of Comics in Van Nuys