Joss Whedon has long been championed by women around the world for his depiction of strong female characters. His breakout hit television show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer featured Buffy Anne Summers, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar as the young woman chosen by fate to battle demons, vampires, and other nightmares. Buffy inspired a generation with the show’s powerful depiction of women overcoming all odds to defeat the forces of darkness.

Dark Horse has been the proud publisher of the companion comics since 1998, and earlier this year brought Buffy back with a direct follow-up to season seven of the smash-hit TV series, written by Joss himself!

Now, Joss has teamed up with Dark Horse and eBay to offer fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sit down to a private dinner–with Joss himself– at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Beginning on July 2nd, fans will have the opportunity to bid on seats at his table, all for a worthwhile cause. The charity auction will run from July 2 to July 12, and also offers additional rarities, including signed editions of Dark Horse’s upcoming Serenity hardcover. For complete details, visit

Funds raised from the charity auction will benefit Equality Now, an organization founded in 1992 to work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women around the world. Working with national human rights organizations and individual activists, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and mobilizes international action to support their efforts to stop these human rights abuses. For more information, please visit

The event is being managed on eBay by Auction Cause, a premier online auction management agency specializing in high-profile design, strategy, and cause marketing for corporations and nonprofits worldwide. For more information, please visit