UPDATE: Due to reasons beyond our control (lupus), this interview has been postponed until June 24, 2011. More details to come later.
Unfortunately, due to health reasons, we are having to postpone the interview until Friday, May 6, 2011 at 7 pm PT/ 10 pm ET/ 3 am (Sat) GMT.
As always, you are invited to join us in chat during the interview so that you can ask any questions you may have. If you are unable to tune-in while the interview is being conducted live, you are more than welcomed to email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are going to email a question, please do so no later than Noon PT/ 3 pm ET/ 8 pm GMT on Friday, May 6, 2011.
As many of you may be aware, both Mo and I have SLE Lupus. This disease is very unpredictable. Without getting into too many private details, both Mo and I have been struggling with our complications from lupus over the last little bit. While I feel somewhat okay to do the show tomorrow, Mo is not and she needs to do what it takes to get better. The Geeky Pleasures Radio (as well as my two hour Canadian show prior to it) will still air tomorrow.
If you have not yet taken the time to learn more about lupus, please do so. If you’ve tried searching the internet and find it quite overwhelming, I invite you to visit the Lupus Awareness Virtual Art Gallery where you’ll fine links to many lupus organisations from around the worlds, publications and people sharing their own stories.
Also, it would be awesome if you all sent some love and support to Mo via twitter. She is a wonderful lady who deserves all the love, support and understanding we can give her. Thank you for understanding.
Growing up, Maurissa Tancharoen was no stranger to the spotlight. At a young age, she began her career as an entertainer. Aside from starring in Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker, she toured the country as part the R&B Motown group Pretty In Pink. Then, in her mid-teens, her health began to deteriorate, leading to a diagnosis of Lupus.
Despite the severity of her lupus and the invasive treatments she had to and continues to undergo, Maurissa did not let this stop her love and passion to create and entertain. She attended Occidental College, where she studied English Literature and Theater. She wrote several award-winning plays and performed in a handful of musicals. After graduating, she learned from such talents like Mark Tinker and David Milch when she worked as an assistant on NYPD Blue. Since graduating, she has worked on many projects, including co-creating MTV’s DanceLife with her brother, Kevin Tancharoen. More recently, her brother directed her in the much anticipated web series Mortal Kombat.
It may be safe to say that she is best loved for her work on many things Whedon. She first worked with Joss, Jed and Zack Whedon, creating Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog. With the success of Dr. Horrible, they didn’t want the fun to stop so they later made Commentary The Musical! On April 18th 2009, Maurissa and Jed were married, making her The Asian Whedon. Maurissa and Jed now work as a writing team and have many other credits to their name like Dollhouse, Drop Dead Diva, and they currently serve as co-producers on the Starz hit series, Spartacus.