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During Comic-Con 2012, I had the pleasure of being in the company of the talented Clare Kramer, known for many things including her role as the villain, Glory, on “Buffy The Vampire Slayer.” It seems we’ve ended up with some video technical difficulties so I will provide you with a magazine style observation of our meeting. It was one of those things that you can’t anticipate. I had been contacted regarding my interest in doing an interview and, after some back and forth messaging, I found myself part of the interviews Clare was doing on a pedicab around San Diego. Clare was doing the interviews. I was the only one interviewing Clare! One moment, I am searching through a sea of mingling people and then suddenly I’m seated with a member of the Hollywood in crowd who has left her footprint on pop culture and is now embarking on a new pop culture venture, a website dedicated to all things geek,

I should mention here that I was more than a little self-conscious. I’m not the Hollywood glamour type. I’m just a guy, I thought. I mean, I’m not one extreme or another. I am neither freak nor jock. I’m more the bookish type. My role model is Dick Cavett, for those who have long memories or care about pop history. Anyway, I’m a guy who actually toils away writing and drawing comics. I do stuff like this. I think I do it well, if I do say so myself. And I’ve gone on to take my unique experience as an artist and cartoonist and have also become a commentator on comics and pop culture. I’ve written about comics and pop culture for about seven years now. I gravitate towards quality wherever I find it, be it in the most obscure self-published mini comic or an offbeat graphic novel that deserves a shout out. I spend too much time indoors reading.

But I try to mix it up too. That’s how I ended up crossing paths with Clare Kramer. Honestly, I’d never heard of Clare Kramer before Comic-Con! I am certianly glad to know her, or know about her, now. Hey, her success did not fall on my radar. So, when I got the chance to interview her, I did my research and got caught up in her prestigous education in drama. After reading that she’d gone to NYU and acted in some serious stage plays, I guess I was thinking of conducting the interview with her like I was James Lipton, host of “Inside The Actors Studio” on Bravo. I’m not James Lipton so I shouldn’t have even tried that route.

Clare saved the day by simply being herself. I think she did a beautiful job of staying on point when she described and the many shows you will find within the site that focus on various aspects of the geek lifestyle, be it “Doctor Who” or even just focusing on a geek connoisseur’s love of beer. It’s all there at

The bottom line is that Clare comes across as a fun-loving and sincere person. When I asked her if she’d had a chance to keep up with “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” comics published by Dark Horse Comics, she immediately said yes, and described in detail story arcs from “Season 8.” And when I asked her about her Comic-Con experience so far on that Saturday afternoon, she spoke with great admiration about geting to walk the convention floor at the beginning of the Con and getting to meet up with friends and then went into detail about panels she’d been on. Suffice it to say, it was a delightful exchange between us after she kept me from drifting off into platitudes about the actor’s life.

And then the ride was suddenly over and I was back on my own amid the sea of mingling people and wondering about what had just happened.

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I have a video interview with Clare Kramer on the way. Clare is the founder of You can also catch her in the new Mike Mendez action thriller, “Mega Spider,” coming out this fall.

Clare describes “Mega Spider” as a cross between “Ghostbusters” and “Cloverfield.” The interview with Clare, by the way, was in one of San Diego’s finest pedicabs. That’s not a taxi that provides pedicures. No, it’s like a rickshaw but with a bicycle instead. I guess we have some of those here in Seattle. I don’t usually ride in pedicabs but I would definitely ride with Clare. She assured me that it would be a safe and fun ride so I went along with it. You can’t make this stuff up. Only at Comic-Con. Come to think of it, I think we might have ridden past that giant spider, that giant mega spider!

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COMIC-CON 2012: Clare Kramer, Buffy The Vampire Slayer Star and Founder of

Clare Kramer has an impressive acting resume going back to her college days. She graduated from NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in just three years. She appeared in numerous stage plays in New York. And, once in Hollywood, she got her big break in the role of Courtney, the cheerleader, alongside Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dukshu in “Bring It On,” (2000). It was shortly after that movie that Clare gained herself a place in television legend as the arch-villain, Glory, in “Buffy The Vampire Slayer.”

Of course, excellent, creative actors are always looking for a new challenge and that’s what has brought Clare Kramer to host “Take Five,” a new show about the geek lifestyle at her new all-things-geek site,, which makes its official debut at Comic-Con.

A lovely press release follows:

Known to Buffy fans the world over, Clare Kramer (‘Glory’ on Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is now host of ‘Take 5,’ an entertainment show on, officially launching this weekend at Comic-Con. This year, Comic-Con will be hosting a Buffy the Vampire Slayer 20th Anniversary panel. We would love to discuss featuring Clare on your show to celebrate Buffy, Comic-Con, superfans, and discuss her new hosting and founding venture on

Clare is not only the host of the podcast ‘Take 5,’ she is also one of the genius brains (aka Founder) behind the newly launched, an online destination for all things entertainment including talk shows, web series, shorts, videos, podcasts, and game shows, is where science fiction, pop-culture and pure geek-ish fun coexist happily all on one site. As a full service web production company, GeekNation recently relocated to a 5,000 sq. ft. sound stage, acquiring a complete-package of state of the art production equipment to serve multiple shows across various platforms Geeks unite!

“As much as I love working in television and film, as an artists there is always a desire to create and to work on your own projects, no matter how big or small.  It’s the same reason why actors turn to directing their own feature films or shooting their own videos for YouTube.  Whenever my friends and I are not working, we spend most of our free time discussing our own projects that we’d like to produce ourselves and GeekNation has allotted us that opportunity.  GeekNation has a crew, a full-time editor, full camera and lighting gear and a 5,000 square foot sound stage… I’m creating now more than ever before and loving every minute of it.”—Clare Kramer, Founder of GeekNation &  Actress

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Clare first rose to Hollywood’s attention appearing alongside Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku in the comedy Bring It On, playing the hard-nosed cheerleader ‘Courtney’, for which she was nominated for an MTV Award.  Clare is also beloved for her role as ‘Glory’ on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for which numerous action figures were modeled after!

Clare recently wrapped the Ghostbuster-like thriller Mega Spider, playing Greg Grunberg’s love interest, and her thriller Endure can currently be found On Demand.  Clare’s production company Defiance Entertainment co-produced the documentary Tyson, which screened at the Cannes and Sundance film festivals to critical acclaim.

Clare has been featured in Maxim, People, Entertainment Weekly, Stuff and Playboy magazines, to name a few.

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