Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

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Name: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (sequel)
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (TV & animated series)
Bill & Ted's Excellent Comic Book (comic book series)
Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020)
Creator: Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon
Date(s): February 17, 1989 - present
Medium: film series, TV series, comic books, animated series, musical, and video games
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Franchise Wikipedia
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Fanart by Elora, showing them in their iconic pose
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure is a 1989 American science fiction comedy buddy film and the first film in the Bill & Ted franchise in which two slackers travel through time to assemble a menagerie of historical figures for their high school history presentation.

The film stars Keanu Reeves as Ted "Theodore" Logan, Alex Winter as Bill S. Preston, Esq., and George Carlin as Rufus.

The second film Bogus Journey sees Bill and Ted being killed by robot doubles who capture their fiancées, and their attempts to get back from the afterlife by challenging the Grim Reaper to a series of games. The third film, Face the Music, is scheduled for release in August 2020.


The Bill & Ted series is a small fandom that's eligible for the Yuletide fic exchange; 9 stories are part of the collection at AO3.


Due to the main cast being mostly male, slash dominates the fandom, with Bill/Ted the most popular pairing, although there is some het with the canon pairings of Bill/Joanna and Ted/Elizabeth.

Connections with other Fandoms

Due to the telephone booth Bill & Ted use to travel through time, many connect that to the long-running Doctor Who series in which the T.A.R.D.I.S. is stuck as a police box.


Other Fanac

  • Phil and Ed's Excellent Convention, title obviously inspired by Bill & Ted, took place in 1984 in Burbank, California.[1]
  • Condor Con 2019 in San Diego had a panel on "Air Guitar" taught by "professors" (i.e. club members portraying) Bill & Ted, at 6pm on Saturday night.[2]
Dudes! Join Bill and Ted as they instruct the class on Air Guitar basics. Learn how to play with these most excellent dudes! ConDor Academy Timey Wimey Club (Profs Bill S. Preston, ESQ and Ted “Theodore” Logan)


Archives & Fannish Links



  1. ^ Dik Daniel photos: Phil and Ed's Excellent Convention, page archived in the LASFS photo gallery
  2. ^ Condor Con Schedule at the convention website