Buffy fans rejoice: The Scooby Gang is (almost) all here

The Scoobie Gang is getting
back together. On March 20, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer
cast will reunite for a panel discussion as part of the annual Paley Center for
Media Festival

in Los Angeles. Feel free to scream with delight. I’ll wait.

Confirmed to appear so far
are series creator Joss Whedon ,
along with Buffy herself Sarah Michelle Gellar and almost all
the past Scoobies: Amber Benson (Tara), Nicholas Brendon
(Xander), Emma Caulfield (Anya), Eliza Dushku (Faith),

Seth Green (Oz), James Marsters
(Spike) and Michelle Trachtenberg (little Dawnie). The reunion
is part of the 25th annual PaleyFest, an interactive pop
culture event that connects fans with the creators and stars of their
favorite TV shows. The event is sponsored by The Paley Center (formerly known as The
Museum of Television & Radio).


Sarah’s decision to attend
is particularly noteworthy. In the past, the series star has shunned
almost all Buffy-related events, celebrations, conventions and the like.
Now, five years after the show left the air, she is apparently finally
ready to relive the good old slays with the rest of the gang.

Of course, I know what you’re
thinking right now. But, wait, how can you call this a reunion? No
Alyson Hannigan
! No Anthony Stewart Head or David Boreanaz
or Charisma Carpenter! Seriously, no Alyson! Relax. The festival
schedule says that additional panelists are yet to be announced.
So take heart. The Willow and Tara reunion we’ve been dreaming about
for six years could still happen. Anyone know any good must-go-to-reunion
spells we could cast on Alyson, just in case?