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Xena ◊ Lucy Lawless ◊ Renee O'Connor

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Created 15 December 1996 and maintained by MaryD
 

FEBRUARY 2008

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29 February 2008

LUCY AND RENEE UPDATES

Coffee Talk #6

LUCY UPDATES

Lucy DVD News

  • TVShowsonDVD reports that the first season of Burn Notice will be out in June (hopefully). Lucy has one episode on that show called False Flag (originally airred in the US 13 September 2007.
  • For Australian fans, Burn Notice is currently being shown on Channel 10 on Tuesdays at 9:30 pm. Lucy's episodes will be shown on 25 March 2008 if they keep to schedule.

Battlestar Galactica News

  • Hollywood North Report: Vancouver-lensed Battlestar Galactica returns to Sci Fi Channel Friday, March 28 at 10 pm with back-to-back half-hour specials.
    Source: Hollywood North Report

 

28 February 2008

RENEE UPDATES
 
 
 
LUCY UPDATES

Vote for Lucy....The following is from Claudia..

Nowadays it's hard to find that right gift for that person that has everything... good looks and voice, family, friends and adoring fans. So, bearing that in mind, I thought we could honor Lucy's 40th birthday with a surge of voting at http://www.richlabonte.net/tvvote/ . 40,000 votes before March 29th to be exact. That would put Xena: Warrior Princess over the
half million mark [and push us well past the slowing gaining Bonanza
fans]. Right now we're averaging 400 votes a day and I'm sure with an extra click or two a day, 1100-1200 wouldn't be too hard. Back when we were going for 250,000 and racing Firefly, we had daily totals over 2500 votes. What a great [easy and cheap] way to send Lucy a fan-based gift. Remember, one vote an hour at http://www.richlabonte.net/tvvote/

Thanks!
Please cross-post to other groups who might be interested.
Claudia


Battlestar Galactica

I'm very pleased to say that the redesign of the Lucy Battlestar Galactica subsite has been completed. It started out with a cool image that I tweaked from the new Season 4 promos of Lucy, KT (the newest addition to the ausxip sidekick ranks and not to be confused with KTL the wonderful review writer) tweaked it even further by creating a great design for the BSG site. I've finally completed the finishing touches to the site and it's ready for viewing! Please report any major glitches to me. Kudos for the site design should go to KT at ktj@ausxip.com

Lucy Lawless Battlestar Galactica News & Multimedia Subsite



Message from Katherine Fugate:
 
hey all,

just spoke to my very close friend Alexandra Tydings, who played Aphrodite on Xena. wanted to let you all know the below MySpace URL is NOT ALEX.

nothing wrong with fansites honoring a star/singer, etc., but one should be upfront about it on the MySpace page. alex values her fans greatly and would never want them to be confused in any way.

so if you are a fan of Alex's, wanted to give you the heads up this site is not run by or authorized by the real Alex Tydings from Xena.

http://www.myspace.com/alextydings

katherine

 

27 February 2008

LUCY UPDATES

Justice League DVD News

Video Clip

Review

2008 London Convention & Concerts

The following is from Deb from the London Xena Meetup Group

To All Xenaites Attending Lucy's London Convention.

The London Xena Meetup group would like to remind everyone attending,that flying back home on the monday it's a good a idea, not only is it a bank holiday and the airports will be busy and the flights more expensive but it's also the LONDON XENA Meetup, and YOURS ALL INVITED!!!

Yep, we strange brit's hold our meetup's on the 1st monday of every month and we would LOVE it if everyone that is attending lucy convention would stay for one extra day and join us in our monthly all things Xena celebration's.

We'll keep everyone updated via Maryd and of course through our own web site www.xenameet.co.uk.


I look forward to seeing you all in May

Cheers

Deb's

26 February 2008

LUCY UPDATES

UK TV Alert

Images

Battlestar Galactica

Promo Images

Season 4 Spoilers

  • Some major and minor spoilers can be read over at the io9.com website...some may be true and others may not be true. Click here to view

XENA UPDATES

Gabrielle Images

Season 3

Season 5

 

 

25 February 2008

Wizards First Rule Update

This is the new series by Rob and Sam. The poster has just been released via Disney/ABC. The following information was posted by Terry Goodkind, the author of Wizards First Rule:

The first season will be 22 one hour episodes, on Saturday evenings, probably at either 8 or 9 pm. Since this is a syndicated program you will need to check your local listings for the station in your area.

The first season will cover the story of WIZARD’S FIRST RULE. Along with exciting opportunities afforded by the air time in which we have to tell the story, the TV series also brings unique challenges.

By now I’m sure you have noticed the beautiful accompanying art. This is the preliminary art for the show. Because I think it looks great I wanted everyone to see it, to see the beautiful work done by the people at Disney, so we were able to obtain special permission to post it. Keep in mind that this is preliminary artwork. The kissing couple, for example, will eventually be replaced by the actual actors playing Richard and Kahlan.

The series is going to be filmed in New Zealand. American actors will have the major parts, while some of the minor parts may be actors from that part of the world.

Read more on Terry's official site

 

 

22 February 2008

TV Alert for UK Fans - Army Wives

  • Army Wives Season 1 starts on Living TV next Thursday 28 Feb 08
    Many thanks to Mags for the news

RENEE UPDATES

Renee Article on AfterEllen

Renee is mentioned (and an older video) in AfterEllen (AfterEllen's love affair with Lucy and Renee continues...they've smart people).

FROM SIDEKICK TO SOLDIER
As we reported this week on the blog, Renee O'Connor will guest star in the upcoming season of the Lifetime drama Army Wives...Click here for more - Many thanks to Tracey for the news


LUCY UPDATES

Reports

Photos

2008 Roxy Concerts - Friday

2008 Roxy Concerts - Saturday

 

XENA UPDATES

XenaMedia - Music Videos

  • Added Jen Stamey's award winning Little Child - Jen's video was shown at the recent Burbank convention and also won. The song Little Child is performed by Lucy from the Unexpected Dreams: Songs From The Stars CD
     

The Bard's Corner

  • Updated Bards In Print with the latest news and book cover by Vada Foster

 

 

21 February 2008

RENEE UPDATES

New Renee Message
 
  • Renee has updated her site with a thanks to all for the birthday wishes!
    Click here to view


LUCY UPDATES

Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica Season 4

AfterEllen has the first look at the new BSG promo pics and there are two of Lucy that are just gorgeous! Click here to view


And the super hi res versions and an extra pic of Lucy can be found here
 

 

20 February 2008

Message from Katherine Fugate

to maryd and christa and the entire xenaverse

thank you for the glorious red roses and the sublime welcome back to work on Army Wives. these past few months have been an adventure and one in which were greatly aided and shouldered by the love and support of Xena fans worldwide.

thank you again for thinking so highly of me and of all writers.

now - back to typing i go!

cheers and love,
katherine


Congratulations to Katherine and the rest of the Army Wives team - AWRT Announces Gracie Award Winners and Army Wives has won an award. American Women in Radio & Television announced the 2008 winners of the annual Gracie Awards, which recognize exemplary programming created by, produced for and about women, as well as individuals who have contributed to the industry. Read more


Xena Photo Club Images


Lucy Images - Links

  • iF Magazine  - Exclusive Photos: LUCY LAWLESS FROM THE STAGE AT THE XENA CONVENTION AND THE ROXY THEATER. The Warrior princess herself entertains her many fans who showed up to cheer her on. Click here to read more and see the pics

 

19 February 2008

NEW IMAGES

Renee

Lucy Concerts

2008 Burbank Convention


Lucy

Lucy Concert Pictures

2008 Burbank Convention


Six Degrees From Lucy....

  • ET Online and TV Guide reported today that Marissa Jaret Winokur is going to be on Dancing with the Stars! - Many thanks to LB for the news

 

 

18 February 2008

WGA Xena Day March Pictures

Lucy Concert Pictures

Friday Concert

2008 Burbank Convention


Lucy Photos for Sale

"Cowboy Lucy" David Mack Drawing Now On Sale

  • The following was posted by Sharon on Lucy's site: Just added the David Mack "Cowboy Lucy" drawing for sale in the photo section. It's an 11 x 14 print on parchment paper. As in the past, Lucy has signed some of them and they'll be sent out randomly. The paper is pure white although my scan came out a bit gray.

Click here to order your copy

 


17 February 2008

Upcoming AUSXIP Auction

A Celebration of Lucy's 40th Birthday Charity Auction

There will be no anniversary auction this year because this year will be a little different. We are holding a special auction in celebration of Lucy's 40th Birthday which is coming up on 29 March 2008. In addition to the birthday greetings for Lucy (similar to Renee's birthday greetings). The auction will benefit the Starship Foundation and The Alissa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. We have some TERRIFIC goodies donated by a whole bunch of cool people!
Stay tuned for more news on this.

In the meantime why not hop over to the charity auction site and see what Adrienne has up on auction.

Lucy Concert Pictures

Saturday Concert

2008 Burbank Convention

Photos

 

AUSXIP News Archive

The following is from the Trevor Project Newsletter January 08

  • As a complement to its Circle of Hope program, The Trevor Project has created a new donor program, Circle of Life. The Circle of Life has been established to recognize individuals who have created gifts to The Trevor Project through planned giving, either as part of their estate planning or as a bequest...The fi rst Circle of Life gift was made in December 2007, in loving memory of Aleida Estela Santiago by her life partner Grace Godlin, in the amount of $25,000. Click here to read more
    Many thanks to Bonni for the article


Xena Prop House

 

Army Wives Press Release

  • Attention! Army Wives back in training - 14 February 2008
    Cynopsis reports that now that the writers' strike is over -- hallelujah! -- Lifetime Television will soon begin production on the second season of Army Wives with episodes scheduled to air in early summer. This is great news for fans of the Lifetime original drama series that was a ratings juggernaut when it premiered last summer. Click here to read more

 

The Bard's Corner

Bards in Print Update

 

16 February 2008

New Lucy Video Clips

Sharon has posted the following news to the Xena fan club page

Rummaging through my movies, I found a couple clips I thought you'd enjoy over the weekend. The first is from the soundcheck for the convention when Lucy sang the "Cowboy Song" for the first time. The second is Lucy singing "Melt Into Me" at the Chicago convention with Joe LoDuca accompanying her on guitar. They rehearsed that song for the first and only time about 20 minutes before they were due on stage.

Click here to download clips
 

2008 London Convention

More guests join Lucy in London for the 2008 London Convention. The following is from Creation:

  • BRITTNEY POWELL (Brunnhilda of Xena fame) will be joining our guest list at The Official XENA Convention coming to LONDON on May 2 to 4, 2008. Brittney joins an already outstanding guest list which includes LUCY LAWLESS, ADRIENNE WILKINSON, STEVEN L. SEARS, composer JOE LoDUCA, and Xena Fan Club Manager SHARON DELANEY.

2008 Burbank Convention

Links

2008 Roxy Concert

Photos

Xena Music Videos

Added new video artist - Pascale

Xenaverse News

The following is from Mike in Sweden

  • Xena has been off the air in Sweden for a couple of years, but has returned this week on TV3, and it looks like they are going air 4 episodes a week (monday to thurday) after midnight. TV3 was the channel that originally aired Xena in Sweden (on sunday afternoons no less), starting back in october 1998 (at which time fans in the US had seen 70 episodes already and had come to the "Sin Trade" episodes).
 

15 February 2008

Cat's Trying for a Cure

The following is from Cat Crimins who is going to tackle a triathlon in the fight for those battling blood cancers. AUSXIP is going to support Cat in this endeavour so if you would like to join in you are more than welcome - here's Cat's message:

I know what your're thinking, and yes, I am crazy.

If I can climb up a huge granite rock using wire cables, I can swim, bike and run for a cure. No problem.

On June 8th 2008 I will be participating in a triathlon. I'm probably not the first person that comes to mind when you think of endurance sports but I'm going to change that.

The best part about this adventure is that I'll be helping to save lives in the process. I'm training for this event with an organization called Team In Training. All of us on the Team In Training team are raising funds to help stop leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma from taking more lives. I'm completing this event in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers. These people are the real heroes on our team, and we need your support to cross the ultimate finish line - a cure!

I've lost loved ones to cancer and I am also doing this in their honor. Getting up at 6am on a Saturday morning to train doesn't sound so bad compared to enduring chemotherapy. Please make a donation to support my participation in Team In Training and help advance the Society's mission. Even a small donation will make a big difference.

I hope you'll visit my web site often. Be sure to check back frequently to see my progress and updated photos of me in training. Thanks for your support!

 

14 February 2008

AUSXIP INTERVIEWS

AUSXIP Interviews Steven Sears

Christa and I had the opportunity to sit down with Steven Sears for a lengthy interview while I was in the US. It's a fascinating interview about Steven's childhood growing up as an Army brat and what led him to acting  and then writing. He talks about the writing process and what is required to be successful. Steven talks about the Xena Day Strike march that was to happen (the interview was on the January 11 and the Xena Day Strike march occured January 24) and how he has been touched by the Xenaverse's generocity and other aspects of the fandom. It's one of the best interviews Steven has given and it's exclusive to AUSXIP. It's quite a lengthy interview - approx 1 hour but it's well worth the download.

Click here to download interview video clips

Next Month on AUSXIP Interviews:
Video Interview with Katherine Fugate - writer of the very much loved episode "When Fates Collide" and now the creator, producer and writer for the Lifetime hit show Army Wives. Another absolutely fascinating interview.


LUCY NEWS

Lucy Concert Artwork

Added new artwork based on the images from the Roxy 2008 Concert.

Click here to view - Roxy Diva II

 

 

Battlestar Galactica News

TVGuide Online is reporting on the effects the writers strike will have on DVD releases and in particular for Battlestar Galactica:

  • TV Guide Online says....We've gotten word from multiple trusted sources that Universal Studios Home Entertainment has decided to release Battlestar Galactica - Season 4.0 late this year. Very late, is the indication (but no date has been finalized, as far as we know). We expect it to be timed for release before the broadcast premiere of the second half of the season, as has been done in the past, to maximize sales. The "4.0" package will contain the episodes that have already aired by that time, with the final episodes eventually getting released on a "Season 4.5" set down the road... probably in 2009. Click here to read the full article
    Many thanks to LB for the news

Justice League New Frontiers DVD Reviews

  • WF DVD Report - Justice League Review 12 February 2008
    Lucy Lawless is great as Wonder Woman, absolutely flawless. She really brings a commanding presence to the role that I haven't heard anywhere else before
  • More from the same site: While Batman did take me by surprise a bit, by and large everyone pretty much nailed their roles from the start. Neil Patrick Harris as The Flash and Lucy Lawless as Wonder Woman were no-brainers

RENEE NEWS

Diamonds and Guns

  • Renee has announced on her Diamonds and Guns site that the movie will be screened at the On Location Memphis Film Festival 27-30 March 2008. There will be a panel and Q&A session. If you would like to purchase tickets to this event please go to here
  • There is a Q&A with Dawn Higginbotham, writer for Diamonds and Guns on the On Location Memphis web site.



The Bard's Corner

Non Xena Related Fiction - Stargate SG1

 

12 February 2008

AUSXIP Interviews

AUSXIP Interviews Steven Sears

Renee Roxy Concert Pictures

Lucy Roxy Concert Pictures

Friday Concert - 25 January 2008

WGA Xena Day March - Photos

 

The Bard's Corner

Brunhilda/Gabrielle Fiction

  • Brunhilda's Secret (Complete) by Zeta
    This story is lovingly dedicated to Brittney Powell, the talented, charming and stunningly beautiful actress, for her once in-a-lifetime portrayal of Brunnhilda in the Season 6 Xena Ring Trilogy and my inspiration for the writing of this fan fiction.

 

11 February 2008

While I was in Los Angeles, I visited one of the coolest places ever. It's the Star Eco Station. It's non-profit environmental education and exotic wildlife rescue center, dedicated to the mission of Preservation Through Education. Located in Culver City, CA, USA. I was so impressed by the place and what they do, that I've decided to add a permanent link from AUSXIP to them.

XENAVERSE REFRESHES CAMPAIGN

  • The Xenaverse Refreshes Campaign: We have suspended the donation button on the news that the strike may be over. If indeed the strike is over, the money that has been left over will be donated to a charity that Katherine and Steven have chosen.  An update will be posted once we know for sure that the strike is officially over.

ADRIENNE'S CHARITY AUCTION

LUCY CONCERT PHOTOS

I have finally gone through my Lucy pics from the Friday concert and they are now available to download/view. I did not take any photos from the Saturday concert; just enjoyed the concert without looking through the viewfinder :) Lucy was just amazing and I had a superb time.  

I have to say Cat Crimins and Tig Notaro are seriously funny - I admire anyone who has the courage to stand up in a room full of people and just make people laugh AND interact with the audience and change their act. Lightening quick on their feet. It's quite a gift and those two have that gift (although Cat could use some new material not involving me but that's another story...it would have been funnier if she had gone with my conductor joke but nooooo...good thing she's a friend...love ya Cat!)

Lucy Roxy Concerts

Links

The Bard's Corner

Classic

  • Sweet Thing by Iseqween
    In the alternate life the Fates rewarded Xena during the early second season episode REMEMBER NOTHING, someone else gets the chance to experience life without a Warrior Princess and to change her destiny.

Brunhilda/Gabrielle Fiction

  • Brunhilda's Secret (Complete) by Zeta
    This story is lovingly dedicated to Brittney Powell, the talented, charming and stunningly beautiful actress, for her once in-a-lifetime portrayal of Brunnhilda in the Season 6 Xena Ring Trilogy and my inspiration for the writing of this fan fiction.

 

10 February 2008

WGA Strike May Be Over....

The following was in this morning's Sydney Morning Herald

Hollywood writers in tenative deal to end strike
February 10, 2008 - 7:19AM

Striking Hollywood screenwriters said Saturday they had agreed a deal to settle their three-month old dispute and could be back at work next week if it meets with union members' approval. Leaders of the 12,000-strong Writers Guild of America emailed members early Saturday to inform them an agreement with studio chiefs had been reached which would be discussed at meetings in New York and Los Angeles. Read more

WGA Strike / Xena Day March

Photos

Lucy News

New Lucy Message

Battlestar Galactica

The following was posted on TVGuide Online:

  • Finally! Galactica's Flight Plan Is Revealed
    After what feels like a frakkin' eternity, Sci Fi Channel has announced the premiere date for its Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning Battlestar Galactica. The show returns to our orbit with a pair of back-to-back specials airing Friday, March 28, during the 10 o'clock hour. Up first is Battlestar Galactica: Revisited, presenting essential information on the characters, relationships and major plot points of the series' first three seasons. Battlestar Galactica: The Phenomenon follows, offering a celebrity-studded celebration of the show's impact on pop culture. And oh yeah — the first new Season 4 eppy hits your screen Friday, April 4, at 10. Happy travels!
    Many thanks to LB for the news

Army Wives News

The following is from the Pittsburg Post Gazette

Q: Is Lifetime's "Army Wives" going to return to Lifetime and, if so, when? Were they affected by the writers' strike? I really enjoyed the series last year and was looking forward to seeing it again.

-- Charlotte, Pittsburgh

Rob: As we noted last month in an interview with the head of Lifetime programming, "Army Wives" has been delayed by the writers' strike. But if the strike ends soon, as I expect it will, new episodes may be able to air this summer as planned.

 

08 February 2008

 

AUSXIP will be following two new series in 2008 from two of my favourite people in addition to the second series of Katherine's Army Wives.

Strangers In Paradise - New Series
Steven Sears and Terry Moore

Some more great news to emerge from the 2008 Burbank Convention was Steven Sears' news that Strangers in Paradise will be made into a series! Strangers in Paradise is a long-running comic book, written and drawn by Terry Moore which will be brought to the screen by Steven and Terry Moore! The story primarily concerns the difficult relationship between two women, Helen Francine Peters (known simply as Francine) and Katina Marie ("Katchoo") Choovanski, and their friends David Qin and Gwynnethina Casey Bullocks-Femur (known as Casey). Read more

Check out the article on AfterEllen.com about the new show

 

Wizard's First Rule - New Series
Rob Tapert & Sam Raimi

As many of you have also heard, Rob and Sam are teaming up again to bring a new fantasy series to tv called Wizard's First Rule - It's an epic fantasy series based on the novels of Terry Goodkind.

The following description is from the Wikipedia about the book series:

The primary protagonist in Wizard’s First Rule is Richard Cypher, a young woods guide. Richard lives in an area of the world known as Westland, which is the only part of the world that at the time contained no magic. The Westland is separated from the other lands by a dangerous magical boundary that prevents anyone from passing through it. On the other side of the boundary lie many sovereign nations, jointly known as the Midlands, and the empire of D'Hara. Richard works as a woods guide leading important political figures through dangerous forests, while his brother's interests lie entirely in politics. Richard is naturally compelled to investigate the mysterious murder of his father when he happens upon a woman named Kahlan Amnell, whom he helps keep alive as she is being hunted by a group of four men known as a quad. After saving Kahlan’s life, it is revealed that Kahlan has somehow come through the boundary and is now searching for the First Wizard, who is rumored to have crossed into the Westland before the creation of the boundaries. Richard feels that this woman is in need of protection and takes her to the only man he can trust, his best friend and mentor, Zedd. Read more

Read AfterEllen.com's blog entry about the new show
 

Kevin's "Ares" Costume Update

As many of you know Kevin's Ares costume was put up for auction by his wife Sue who wanted to mark his 45th birthday in a special way by erecting a wonderful memorial stone. As is the case in this fandom, Sue got her wish - the costume sold for $14,100 (USD) or converted to NZ$ $17,869.73

The following is a note from Sue to all the fans:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people involved in this auction From those who put it all together, to the people who bid and those who watched. Thank you all for your support.

I am truly thrilled at the result and pleased the costume is going to a good home where it will be appreciated. I always have been grateful to everyone for their support and kindness. The interest shown in this auction and the continued loyalty of his fans is surely a testament to Kev, the man he was and still is to us.

We are planning to use the proceeds to erect a headstone to honour Kev's memory and to mark his 45th birthday.

Again, my sincere and heartfelt thanks to everyone.

Sue Smith


 

"Foes, Femmes & Djinns" - A film by Tara Chadwick & Wendy Woody

The featured film from the 2008 Xena Con is coming to DVD! Order your copy now! Orders will be shipped in approximately 3-4 weeks. The cost is a $20 minimum donation (S&H included), with profits going to the ASPCA (visit www.aspca.org). The DVD includes the reedited special edition of "Foes, Femmes & Djinns", along with bloopers, commentary, pictures, and more!

ALSO included is the 2007 Xena Con hit, "Inappropriate Stranger", in which Callisto reeks havoc upon innocent RenFest patrons! That's just how Callisto rolls. For ordering information, contact wwoody@verizon.net, or check out http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/6/15/1178967/ShippingInfo.jpg


2008 Burbank Convention Xena Music Video Contest Winners
Congratulations to all those who won!

  • Aaron Ray Stanley
  • Shannon Moran
  • Amy Hills
  • Amy Thornley
  • Lynne Krause
  • Deborah Abbott
  • Angela Pavlica
  • Paul Rabogliatti
     

Lucy News

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Series 6 now out on DVD

Lucy's episode "The Tivo Guy" Episode 7
When Larry chooses the TiVo guy over his wife, Cheryl walks out on him, and soon various friends and relations are "choosing" Cheryl over Larry. Larry seeks solace in the arms of a new woman: none other than Lucy Lawless, but his choice of undergarments could wreck his chances with the Warrior Princess. Click here to order from Amazon.com
 

 

07 February 2008

Renee News

New Renee Interview - The Star Scoop

  • There is a great Renee interview in the online magazine The Star Scoop and it also uses one of my favourite pictures of Renee :)
    The Star Scoop - THE RETURN: Reneé O'Connor
    Reneé O'Connor, best known for her work as Gabrielle on Xena: Warrior Princess may have put down her staff and sais, and no longer fights gods and demons, but these days she's staying busy with diamonds, guns, and the boogeyman. After a break from the spotlight, O'Connor has a slew of projects in the works, and she just released her first film from her own production company, Diamonds and Guns.
    Read more
     

Xenaverse Refreshes Campaign

Weekly Drop Off Report....

The drop off elf continued on her merry way yesterday by dropping off some supplies - snacks rather than liquids this time.
Click on the thumbnail for the larger image.

The campaign will continue until the strike is over and let me all thank you once again for the wonderful support you have all given.

 

BandAid: A Musical Tribute to Benefit the Industry Strike Fund

It was some night from the reports I'm getting from friends who attended - fans, writers and bands got together for a big bash to support the Industry Strike Fund and one Ms Katherine Fugate organised it all!

Kudos to the extremely talented Katherine. Check out the video on YouTube of the WGA President. Patric Verrone at BUSBY'S for "Band Aid" benefit

Steven has some great pictures from the event on his site - Check them out here

Let's all hope this strike ends soon. Lots of rumours floating around so maybe one of them will be right.

Dragonlance Movie Review
by MaryD

Whilst in the US I had the opportunity to sit and watch Lucy's new animated movie "Dragonlance". I don't really know much about Dungeons and Dragons game and that whole thing has long since passed me by so the story went right over my head. Having said that, I think I may have needed to pay more attention or I need to read the books. What did perk up my interest was Lucy. I got a thrill hearing Lucy's "Xena" voice again. Lucy did a great job as Goldmoon (who isn't a warrior but a priestess of some sort with the ability to heal). I'm guessing that fans of the series will get a huge thrill out of this movie. Goldmoon would have been better with dark hair (she already had the blue eyes and the voice). All roads lead to Xena <g>

As a Lucy fan, this is a must have. You can purchase Dragonlance from Amazon.com

 

06 February 2008

Lucy Roxy Concert

I've got quite a few photos to go through for my own concert pics from Friday. I didn't take any on Saturday - those will be going up in the next few days.

Pictures

2008 Burbank Convention

Reports

Talking Xena Now On MySpace...

Hello everyone!

As some Xenite "MySpace"-ers may have noticed already, Talking Xena now has its own MySpace page!

Here's our page: www.myspace.com/talkingxena

The idea came about that Talking Xena can network with -- and stay connected to -- fellow Xenites (cast, crew and fans) who frequent MySpace, and especially meet the *new* Xena fans who seem to be there often. :) We can utilize the bulletins, albums, and other features to highlight and showcase what we're up to on our board. Any new fans who have never heard of us can learn more this way, and join us through MySpace.

**
One thing though... If you wish to add Talking Xena as a MySpace Friend, yet you have a "Private" page where we cannot see your profile to learn a bit about you -- and we don't recognize your name -- we'd like to at least receive an intro or bio message from you so we can have a sense of who you are, before considering adding you.

So, anyone with a MySpace page -- who hasn't found us yet, that is -- can hook up with us!
 

05 February 2008

Lucy Articles

Sunday News (NZ) 4 February 2008 - Lucy Lawless is still on top -
Lovely Lucy Lawless has topped the LesbiaNation Top Ten Women We Love of 2007. The popular lesbian website lists "beautiful and talented women of all persuasions, artists, musicians, athletes, filmmakers, movie stars and television celebrities". But all of the top 10 as voted for by their readers are TV stars. In second place was Renee O'Connor, last year's winner, who also starred in Xena as Gabrielle. Read more - Many thanks to Barbara Davies for the news

2008 Burbank Convention

Photos

I've finally sorted through some of my pictures from the convention.

Lucy Roxy Concert

Photos

Reports

 

Xena Music Videos

Videos by Lynne Krause

Added a superb new video by Lynne which is dedicated to all the bards of the Xenaverse for their timeless tales! This video was shown at the recent Burbank Convention.

Click here to download video

 

 

 

04 February 2008

Xena Day Strike Support

LB was the ausxip reporter on duty at the Xena Day Strike Support day with video camera at the ready. She interviewed Rob, RJ, Steven, Katherine, Adrienne, Vicki, Tim and TJ - you can get a very good idea of what we put up with during those two hours - rain, hail, shine and alot of love. You will also get to see my mug (and the back of my head) which shouldn't distract you too much from a great video <g> It was a very memorable event; it will become a Xenaverse story to tell for years to come. Many thanks to LB for filming and editing this video and having it beautifully edited with the Xena theme song. How perfect is that? Go and have a look see - I know you will enjoy it as much as I have.

Click here to download video clip (28 mb - wmv version)


Lucy Roxy Concert

Pictures - Friday Concert

Pictures - Saturday Concert

 

WGA / Xena Day Strike Support T-shirt Update

Received the following note from Wendy:

I was called out of town suddenly as my father was admitted to the hospital for emergency heart surgery; therefore, we will not be able to submit multiple orders for the t-shirts.  We will take orders until February 16th, which is two weeks from the date you posted the original announcement.  After that time has expired, I will place one order for all requests received for the t-shirts.  I am sorry for any inconvenience this causes.  T-shirts will be shipped after we receive them from the printers.  As a general time frame, it took us about one week to receive our shirts originally.  Caprice or I will respond to all e-mails with the necessary information, but I hope everyone will be patient with us given my father's illness.

So, to recap:

Price:  $20
Shipping:  actual shipping price
Deadline:  February 16th
Payment options:  check, money order, paypal
Send e-mail to:  BATTLEONWRITERS@GMAIL.COM with size, quantity, method of payment and mailing address

Thanks to everyone who showed an interest in the shirts while we were in Burbank!!!
 

03 February 2008

2008 Burbank Convention

Audio

For many fans Steven Sears is known as a writer, exec producer, photographer and all round nice guy who has alot of time for fans (it's a very common to see Steve surrounded by fans at any convention). What is less known is that he can sing. During the Burbank convention cabaret, Steve sang a couple of songs - one of them is my all time favourite - Hallelujah - written by Leonard Cohen and performed by many including kd lang. Unfortunately I missed the cabaret and didn't hear Steven's version of Hallelujah until afterwards. There is a youtube video of Steve's performance (tsk tsk but I'm really glad someone did) After watching the clip, it became another favourite rendition of the song.

Steven has graciously agreed to allow me to add the mp3 files to the site - these are not from the Creation event but were created by Steven for his own use in preparation for the cabaret. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Click here to download the audio files

Photos

Lucy Roxy Concert

Photos - 25 January 2008 Concert

Photos - 26 January 2008 Concert

Video Clips

The following is from Sharon Delaney and posted to Lucy's list:

  • The tour de force song of the night was Tuck and Patti's "Wide Awake."
    Lucy sang it accompanied by guitarist Ted Perlman. The lyrics are
    right on target for today's world and Lucy's grabbing our heartstrings
    to sit up, take notice and take action! Have a listen on her home
    page

 

02 February 2008

Hey folks, I'm back!

It was so good to meet up with so many interesting people on this trip and make some more friends along the way. It was wonderful to meet and chat to people who appreciated the site and what it meant for them. As I kept repeating over the weekend...it is a labour of love and it's easy to love and respect those involved in the show - they make it easy. So a special shout out to them - they rocked my world in 1996 and continue to make it special 11 years later.

I've got quite a few photos from the convention and the concerts to add so watch this space!

A very special thanks goes to Mesh who does an amazing job while I'm away..she even had to deal with a practical joke about Mr Stitch..hehehehe.

Speaking of Mr Stitch...I had a very meaningful with him and he has agreed (after alot of tugging back and forth) to give me back the site. <g>

Love ya Mr Stitch! Now to find a way to smuggle him back without his mommies knowing....

 


Xenaverse Refreshes Campaign

Another Xenaverse Refreshes Campaign drop was undertaken before I left Los Angeles by the Drop Off Elf. Here's a pic of the goodies that were donated to the strikers.

I want to thank everyone who has contributed to the campaign fund - your generosity is mind blowing! The writers (of all shows who are at the Disney gate) wanted me to tell you all how much they appreciated the goodies that the Xena fans have provided. They wanted me to convey their appreciation to all the fans. I was marching with them three weeks ago and they couldn't believe that Xena fans are supporting them because of Katherine, RJ, Liz, Steven and others who have worked on a show that has been dead for 7 years.

Xena Fans March in Support of the Writers - Through Rain, Hail and Shine…
Report by MaryD

Before I left for Burbank to join the Xena March, Steven Sears sent me an email about the latest update about the march to alert everyone on the weather conditions. I remember writing back to him saying… “through rain, hail or shine, we will be there” – I didn’t think it would literally come true that all three would come true! What an amazing day – over 200 Xenites walked up and down the footpath outside NBC studios...read my report

Images

Added photos from the Xena Day by MaryD

  • Renee
  • Rob
  • The fans
  • Adrienne
  • RJ and Tim
  • Steven

Video Clip


Xena WGA Strike T-shirts

The following is a note from Wendy & Caprice - the creators of the Battle on Writers T-shirts that were on diplay at the Xena March...

If you would like to get a t-shirt - "we decided to put them up for sale with all proceeds going to support the writers."

Here's the info: T-shirts $20 each Shipping-actual shipping costs
To order email: BATTLEONWRITERS@GMAIL.COM 
Include SIZE, and number of shirts you want Also indicate how you wish to pay. We will accept check/money order and Wendy is willing to do Paypal also. We will email you back w/total amount owed. We will send your shirt(s) after we receive payment. We will take orders for 2 weeks ONLY! We will mail shirts once per week.

 

LUCY NEWS

Roxy 2008 Concert

iF Magazine 1 February 2007

Concert Report: LUCY LAWLESS AT THE ROXY ON SUNSET JANUARY 26TH, 2008 - Lucy Lawless returns to The Roxy on Sunset even better than before!

Click here to read review


 


01 February 2008

BURBANK CONVENTION/ROXY CONCERT

Read Christie Keith's wrap-up of the events of the convention. Snippets below, click here for the full article. | Thanks to MET for the info.

"Another Xena: Warrior Princess convention is over -- this one was the 13th, and that's apparently Xena's lucky number, because from the opening day to the close, and including Lucy's two sold-out concerts on Friday and Saturday nights, it was a love-fest all around.

Before losing all power of speech, I interviewed Lucy and Renee for a forthcoming article on AfterEllen.com. I also spoke with X:WP writer and Army Wives writer/creator Katherine Fugate (who promised us an upcoming story arc featuring Renee as a lesbian)."

 

XENAVERSE NEWS

"Steven Sears announced at the Xena con this weekend that he and I are working together to bring Strangers in Paradise to television… and he’s right! That was our coming out announcement. I’ve known Steven for years… well, we met when I did the SiP-Xena issue (#16)." Read the full entry at Terry's blog. | Thanks to MET for the info.

 

 

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