Buffy Summers' birthdays have been historically terrible (Angel loses his soul after they have sex; Giles betrays her; Giles gets turned into a demon; Dawn sets the house on fire; Dawn enslaves her friends and steals a leather jacket; Dawn is still alive). But all that changes this year! Celebrate the Buffster's 30th with Dark Horse and Cosmic Monkey Comics. The bash goes down tomorrow at the Multnomah County Central Library, which is also when you can pick up the last issue in Dark Horse Comics' Season Eight series (nearly four years in the making!) from Cosmic Monkey. There will be games, prizes, giveaways, and more. Also: Get all your geek questions answered by Buffy Editors Scott Allie and Sierra Hahn*, who will be in attendance.
Wednesday, January 19
Multnomah County Central Library, US Bank Room
801 SW 10th, 5:30-7:45 pm
* Who was kind enough to answer my most Shameful Email Ever:
COURTNEY: I have a pressing nerd question for you. I can't figure out the timeline of Buffy's age. (God, I'm sorry to do this to you). So I understand that in 2011 she's 30, but it seems like in Season Eight it's around 2006, what with the Amy Winehouse name-dropping and all, so Buffy would be 25. (OMG, I hate myself). Is there a little fudging of years in the storyline of Season Eight? Has more time transpired in the comics then I'm imagining? Will this all be explained in the last issue, and I should just settle down and wait? I suppose it could be 2006 or 2007 in the Buffyverse and we're just in the future celebrating her b-day. (I'll shut up now).
SIERRA: Regarding Buffy and her age... We've sort of fudged the age thing a bit. Season Eight takes place a year or so after the end of the show, putting Buffy and her pals in their mid-20s. Vague? Yes. That's the answer/non-answer. We just refer to them as "twentysomethings."