Joss Whedon to Speak at Harvard

Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, and many more popular stories has been named to receive the 2009 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism from the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard. According to the announcement,

The award, previously presented to novelist Salman Rushdie and punk rocker (and evolutionary biologist) Greg Graffin, is sponsored by the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard and the Harvard Secular Society. The ceremony will take place on Friday April 10 at 8pm, in The Memorial Church in Harvard Yard. Preceding the presentation of the award, Mr. Whedon will give a short speech about his life and work as a Humanist. The award ceremony will be followed by a Q&A session with Mr. Whedon, as well as a signing opportunity in the church.

Tickets to the event will be $10, or $5 with a student ID. For more information, visit

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