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Amber Benson

Amber Benson - About her projects - Chicagoist.com Audio Interview

Tuesday 16 June 2009, by Webmaster

This week in the Chicagoist Podcast Series, we cover the distant past and the sci-fi future. From discoveries regarding bootleggers to conversations regarding Buffy. From Capones to comics. The alliteration possibilities are nearly endless but the content remains the same high level of excellence that you’ve come to know and expect from our legion of producers and editors.

First up, the discovery of a photo connecting Al Capone with Chicago mayor Big Bill Thompson was covered a few days ago, but we figured there might be more to the story. So we got in touch with John Binder, the professor and mob author who found the photo in question. What’s it like to uncover a "smoking gun" like this? How does the identification process happen? And is there there a new book waiting in this new info?

Following that, most TV watchers probably know Amber Benson as America’s favorite telekinetic witch and lesbian love interest from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But did you know she’s also a comic writer, author of animated webisodes, has had her work turned into a roleplaying game and now has authored a full three-novel arc of fantasy novels? What’s a good looking girl doing in a sci-fi fantasy world like this? Are Buffy fans the new Trekkies? And what’s she doing in Chicago? She’ll be signing books at Challenger Comics on the 22nd, but find out more in the ’cast!

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