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Buffy, Daria and Veronica: Rewatch and Reboot

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“Every girl who could have the power, will have the power - can stand up, will stand up. Slayers... every one of us. Make your choice. Are you ready to be strong?”

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Chosen (S07E22)

You could just stay home where it's nice and quiet and nothing ever happens.  

Or you could join us for a Dr Marten sporting, flannelette wearing trip to the 90s and 00s as we look back at some of our favourite heroes from the era. With the upcoming reboots of Buffy, Daria and Veronica Mars, there has never been a better time to break out Mr Pointy and point out just why (and how much) we love these revolutionary series.  

Our panel will explore what made these characters so iconic and memorable, revisit some of our favourite moments, and discuss what we hope to see in the upcoming revivals.  

And remember that these characters are not special... they're extraordinary. 

The panel

Elizabeth Flux is an award-winning writer and editor whose fiction and nonfiction work has been widely published, including in The Guardian, The Saturday Paper and The Big Issue. She was a judge for the 2019 Award for an Unpublished Manuscript for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and is a past recipient of a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship.

Catherine Deveny has been a comedian, writer and speaker for 25 years. She’s the author of nine books, and has written extensively for television. She’s the creator of the enormously successful Gunnas Writing Masterclass. Deveny has published over 1000 columns with The Age newspaper, and appeared on Q&A five times. Catherine is dyslexic and almost failed HSC English with 51%. These days pieces she writes appear on final year 12 English exams.

Stephanie Van Schilt is a podcaster and freelance writer based in Melbourne. Stephanie currently hosts Sisteria, a podcast about women and non-binary creatives’ experiences creating and consuming arts and culture. She’s the former editor of The Lifted Brow and her criticism has been published in outlets including, The Australian, Island, The Guardian, VICE and Junkee.