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31 August 2018

AUSXIP Starship Auction Update

You can now download the 2018 AUSXIP Charity Auction Catalog (Updated to include the late entry items!) We have 324 items.

Register here: (you MUST confirm your email address before you're allowed to bid) -

FAQ Here:

Xenaverse News

28 August 2018

MaryD Reviews


26 August 2018

The AUSXIP Starship Charity Auction Catalog is now available. You can download the catalog that has all the auction items (320) with the image, auction ID, auction link to individual items. Peruse the catalog, bookmark what you want and go and bid on it starting September 1.

AUSXIP Charity Auction: Together We Can Make A Difference

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25 August 2018

My new novella "Enemy At The Gate" is part of an anthology called "The Darkest Hour" Tales of WW2 Resistance.

Profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC.

What is my story about?

It's 1941 and the shadow of tyranny has laid claim to Zoe Lambros' Greek homeland. The only way to freedom is to resist. Zoe is a determined thirteen-year-old who wishes to join in the fight to free Greece from occupation, and she gets that chance when she joins the Greek Liberation Army in a clandestine operation that sets in motion an explosive confrontation between the occupying Italians, the Germans and the Greek Resistance. For Zoe, there is no turning back, because what’s left is either freedom or death.

You can pre-order the book from iBooks here:

Available on Amazon from October 29, 2018.

The official site for The Darkest Hour is here:

22 August 2018

AUSXIP Charity Auction

If you have registered for the auction for the first time, please check your email from AUSXIP to confirm your registration. If you haven't received an email, please contact me because you won't be able to bid on the auction items if you haven't confirmed your email address.

We have less than 11 days until the auction!

I will be releasing a Catalog of items (PDF format) that will list the pic of the item, the link to the auction page, the auction ID number. You can then peruse at your leisure before the auction and bookmark the item you want! That should be out in a few days. With 300 items  you may miss a treasure that you want! So watch for the AUSXIP Charity Auction Catalog in a few days!

MaryD's Reviews


Brent Makes Way For Bruce...

I was saddened by this news. Brent (Commander Data on Star Trek: TNG) was scheduled for a ongoing role in Season 4 but has to pull out due to a family issues. His replacement is another favourite of mine - Bruce Boxleitner (Captain Sheridan from Babyon 5). Before AUSXIP was born in 1996, I had a John and Delenn shipper page called The John and Delenn Information Page (see I wasn't that inventive when I came up with the Australian Xena Information Page). John and Delenn were INCREDIBLE characters. If you haven't watch Babylon 5 - YOU MUST. It is unbelieable and it also stars Claudia Christian as, inside joke. Claudia stars as Commander Susan Ivanova. SERIOULY cool. The whole cast of Babylon 5 were AMAZING. Fantastic show. Now getting back to Supergirl, here's the article about Brent being replaced...Supergirl Recast: Brent Spiner Replaced with Bruce Boxleitner Due To Family Issues

Crossover News

Upcoming TV

  • Selma Blair Joins Katee Sackhoff in Netflix's Space Drama Another Life Selma Blair is booking a flight to outer space: Selma will recur in Netflix’s upcoming sci-fi drama Another Life, headlined by Battlestar Galactica‘s Katee Sackhoff...In the 10-episode series, astronaut Niko Breckinridge (Sackhoff) and her young crew investigate the genesis of an alien artifact. 

20 August 2018

Renee Donates To AUSXIP Starship Auction!

Got a nice surprise today. Renee was at the Michigan Comic Con and saw a poster than at artist was selling at the con. Renee bought, autographed (and the artist autographed it as well) and then proceeded to donate it to the AUSXIP Starship Auction! Renee also gave us the Marriage Equality poster when she attended another convention which she is also bought, autographed and donated to us.

Thank you Renee!!!

Register to bid on these and another 300 items!

100% of the money raised goes to Starship Foundation

Upcoming Shows

Wynona Earp


19 August 2018

Renee O'Connor

Michigan Comic Con




New Images


18 August 2018

The world is mourning the passing of the legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Aretha passed away on August 16.
Rest in peace, Aretha, thank you for the music.

Renee O'Connor


Watch The Sky


Lucy Lawless


Murphy Brown


The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

16 August 2018

MaryD's Blog


Star Trek: Discovery

14 August 2018

Xena Press

Ailing Legends

Supergirl TV

Supergirl Movie

Gal Gadot

13 August 2018

AUSXIP Charity Auction Updates

I'm going to have a catalog of items (with pictures - ooh we are going fancy) and the item number and link to the auction page will be available (even before the auction goes live so you can bookmark it). There are 300 items being auctioned off! I'll soon have the catalog up on the site.

Remember folks if you haven't registered before on AUSXIP Charity, now is the time to do it if you want to bid on the auction items. Registration is a manual process - you register, you respond to the confirmation email (contact me if you don't get an email) and then I check your registration and approve. Register before September 1 and make my life a little easier and yours (because you won't be stressing out whether I've approved you in time. Win/Win.

Register here:

MaryD's Blog

Two things happened today that would be quite special.

  • My box of my new novel “Mabel of the Anzacs” arrived! Lots of love went into this novel from everyone: writer (me), editor, beta readers, proofreaders. It takes a village to create a novel.  
  • Click here to view video: The photographer Derek Cutting from Firemate Photographic created this video. Derek is a new friend who is a phenomenal photographer. He also is the owner of the War Bike (aka Zoe’s motorcycle “Mabel”) I did suggest to Derek that he rename his War Bike to Mabel but don’t think that will happen! Check out the video, I was chuffed. I contacted Derek some time ago to get permission & license one of his images for the cover of my book.

Girl Power News



10 August 2018

AUSXIP Charity Auction Updates

How many items do we have on the AUSXIP  auction? Well as of right now 250 but that will rise over the coming days. Prices start at $5 & up AND if you want to donate and not bid, u can "buy" a donation only pack to be included in the final tally. So far, since 2006 we have raised $185,000. I like round numbers so let's try and get that figure up to $200K and more.

I posted this to AUSXIP Twitter and Facebook. After this message went out I got a message on FB that a generous soul (who I will name if they allow me to) has donated a replica sword to add to the weapons cache we have for the auction!! I love the Xenaverse. I love Xenites. Big hearts.

 09 August 2018

MaryD's Blog

08 August 2018


Renee O'Connor

Lucy Lawless

My Life is Murder

Ash Vs Evil Dead

BatWoman TV Series

05 August 2018

I am so EXCITED by this news. I'm so excited that I can't stand it. Patrick Stewart is coming back as Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek!

Lucy Lawless Video

This is just BRILLIANT

The video is part of an exhibition at the Auckland Museum. Read this article regarding this doco

03 August 2018

The AUSXIP Girl Power site has been redesigned to make it easier to find news related to it's genre

MaryD's Blog

In my novels I usually feature Greek or Australian dishes. Here are two Greek desserts with the recipe:

Renee O'Connor


My fandoms are colliding with Brent Spiner on Supergirl!


Are you watching POSE? It's BRILLIANT

New Shows

This one reminds me of Rob Tapert's Pleasuredome...

01 August 2018

Renee O'Connor

New Theatre Show

Teaching Acting Classes

Lucy Lawless


Grey's Anatomy

Star Trek: Discovery



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