The Writers Strike Hits Sunnydale!

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(For those of you who have no idea where-- or what-- Sunnydale is, trust me: this post is not for you. For those of you who know that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is quite probably the greatest show in the history of television, read on...)

Buffy and her friends are pissed... the AMPTP has risen out of the Hellmouth, and it's going to take more than a stake in the heart to kill them. Or at least get them to cough up some freakin' internet residuals. So the Scooby Gang, and a bunch of their writers, are joining the picket line at FOX, and they need your help. If you're a Buffy, Angel, or Firefly fan... come to Mutant Enemy this day at the FOX lot... and help strike down the biggest bad since the Mayor. Or Glory. Or Adam. Here's the scoop from tomorrow's strike captain at Fans4Writers.com

Coming to Mutant Enemy Day? (At last count, between 150-200 of you said you are! Click here to add your name to the list.) Here's what you need to know.

Date: Friday, December 7
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: FOX STUDIOS, 10201 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (MAP)
Meeting Point:
We'll meet in the parking lot of the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center,
across the street from the Fox studios, then head over as a group at 10
a.m. This will cut down on the number of trips we need to make across
the intersection and allow us to get organized before hitting the
picket line.

Parking: Extremely limited! Public transportation
is recommended, if at all possible. If you must drive, the Cheviot
Hills Recreational Center parking lot -- off of Motor Avenue -- is
walkable to the Fox lot. public transit for the LA area http://www.metro.net/default.asp

Other things to keep in mind:

  • Please check in with the fan strike captain (that'd be me ... look for the hat!) when you arrive. I'll get you set up with a picket sign and supplies to customize it if you like.
  • We will have water available for everyone. Please stay hydrated!
  • You'll be doing a lot of walking (albeit in a fairly small area) so make sure to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Wear sunscreen!
  • Restrooms are available in the Cheviot Hills Rec Center across the street, and at the Century City Mall, about 1/2 mile away.
  • Stay
    on public areas (i.e., sidewalks) and off private areas (i.e, the
    studio itself), and make sure you're allowing enough room for people to
    walk by you on the sidewalk.
  • Stay safe. Stay out of the street!

Finally, while I KNOW this won't be an issue, I have to say it anyway. This is a picket line, not a convention.
This will be a unique opportunity for us all to interact with Joss and
the rest of the Mutant Enemy folks, and while you should feel
comfortable approaching them and talking to them, and generally being
yourself, it's not a great time for asking for autographs, etc. Remember, we're there to support them!

ME folks who have confirmed will be attending:
Tim
Minear, Steve DeKnight, Rebecca Kirshner, David Fury, Jane Espenson,
Ben Edlund, Marti Noxon, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau, Eliza
Dushku, Felicia Day, Juliet Landau, Tomy Lenk, Morena Baccarin, one or
both of the Feldman twins and, of course, Joss.
also, possibly in attendance: Doug Petrie, Amber Benson, Adam Busch and Brian K. Vaughn.

ME day shirts can be purchased http://www.zazzle.com/mutant_enemy_fandemic_day_t_shirt-235324359038372345 and http://www.cafepress.com/bixmeday.192290226

there will be a canned food drive http://www.fans4writers.com/forum/index.php?topic=408.0 please contact orangepenguino or visit the thread for more details

there will be a picnic afterwards http://www.fans4writers.com/forum/index.php?topic=437.0 as well as a midnight serenity screening (the picnic will not last until midnight tho, so plan accordingly) http://www.fans4writers.com/forum/index.php?topic=502.0

there will be LOTS of people with cameras of all kinds, we have a flickr group http://www.flickr.com/groups/fans4writers/pool/ or http://www.flickr.com/groups/mutantenemyday/
and request that you post your pics there (in addition to wherever else
you post) so we can share with folks not attending (and one site to
point them to makes it much easier)

For more info on what to expect when lending your feet to the picket line, see our new Picketing FAQ.

For those of you not able to attend, we will be doing a live update throughout the day on our twitter feed www.twitter.com/fans4writers so stay tuned!

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