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31 August 2010

Starship Foundation Auction - Xena Outfit Worn by Renee O'Connor


Xena outfit worn by Renee OConnor
in 'If The Shoes Fits'

One of Gabrielles original dresses from the fantasy scene in If the Shoe Fits (Season 4, 1998-1999), where Gabrielle lives out her Cinderella dream.


Generously donated by Starship ambassador Lucy Lawless.

You too can be a Greek Cinderella in this silver dress with organza overlay. Comes with matching silver sandals and a selection of costume jewellery also used in the show. Your purchase of this item will go directly to the kids at Starship

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31 August 2010

Starship Foundation Lucy Xena Costumes on Auction

Starship is having a spring clean and it's got some Lucy goodies up for auction!

ImageXena outfit worn by Lucy Lawless in Legacy

Another authentic Xena Warrior Princess outfit worn in episode the episode Legacy (Season 6, 2000-2001) which featured Xena and companion Gabrielle visiting a desert tribe.

Generously donated by Starship ambassador Lucy Lawless.

Become your own desert princess in this beautifully decorated cotton coat, sheer gold harem pants, peach coloured wrap, turban and two belts to hold it all together.

Your purchase of this item will go directly to the kids at Starship!

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31 August 2010

Two New Eve Livia Xena Music Videos

ImageXenaTorres has created two new music videos related to Eva and Livia, Xena's wayward daughter

The Bitch of Rome - Adrienne Wilkinson - The Bitch of Rome. 'Nuff said. Video 6 in the Character Trailers series. Video Video

Eve Rising - The journey and struggle of Eve to become the Messenger of Eli. - View Video



31 August 2010

Renee Event Page - 2010 Paris Convention + Photos + Videos


Lucie Z sent me some gorgeous photos of Renee from the 2010 Paris Convention (aka The Musical Convention).

Added 27 photos from Lucie as well as her video (for the moment they are linked to Youtube but will be added to the site on the AUSXIP Video Renee O'Connor Channel.

The 2010 Paris Convention Event page has been created which has links to Renee photos, video, reports and links.



31 August 2010

15 Years Of Xena Warrior Princess - Remembering The Warrior & Her Bard

As many of you know this coming September (4 September 1995) will mark 15 years since our beloved show was born. Can you believe it's been 15 years! We have new fans coming in every year which is fantastic.

Tell me the first time you saw this show and what it meant to you and how it changed your life. I will be posting the responses on AUSXIP. Try not to write an epic novel <g>; one or two paragraphs on how this show had an impact on your life.

Submit it here



31 August 2010

Video Clips of Renee from the French Convention!

Renee's convention appearance at the The Musical Convention was a huge success. Here are the links to Renee videos from the convention:

Hopefully more pics and video will be appearing soon!

News submitted by Barbara Davies



30 August 2010

Renee Photos and Report from the The Musical Convention


Saeko Doyle's Photos - Convention Ultim'art "The Musical" 29-08-10

How cute does Renee look in that beret?!

Many thanks to Saeko for posting the pics!

Click here to view all of the pics of Saeko's Photos from the convention


You can read a very extensive review of the convention on the blog Billevesées - Fiction, non-fiction, and nonsense from an American in Paris

News submitted by Barbara Davies



29 August 2010

Xena Episode Stills and Artwork Season 3 Episode 7 The Debt Part 2


Xena Warrior Princess Season 3 Episode 7
The Debt Part 2

View Episode Stills | Read Review

Xena (Lucy Lawless) narrowly escapes execution for attempting to kill the ruthless young Emperor Ming T'ien (Daniel Sing) and finally repays the debt she owes her spiritual mentor, Lao Ma (Jacqueline Kim).


This was, without a doubt, one of Lucy's best peformances. That one scene where she is facing off against Gabrielle, who betrayed her to Ming Tien and that single tear running down her face after Gabrielle slaps her, is just about near perfect. Lucy's acting blew me away. Superb. Just superb. Lucy can convey so much without uttering a single word.

Here is my artwork for the episode:









28 August 2010

Xena Season 1 Box Set Video Promo

Now on IMDb is a video promo (it's very strange having another voice over guy utter the Xena intro with a slight twist...can you hear the difference in the first half of the intro?).

Click on the thumbnail below to view video!




27 August 2010

Xena In Quebec!

Cal2003P007The Warrior is back and she's heading to Quebec! I love Quebec (and it's not because Xena is going to go back on air). Loved the place when I visited in 2001, beautiful part of the world. Manon and Pan sent me the following news for all Xena fans in Quebec

Just wanted to let all the French fans from Quebec (Canada) that Xena is finally back on TV here, in French! Historia is the station where we will finally be able to see - hopefully - all the seasons, as we never saw past Season 2 here. The first episode will be shown August 27, at 8:00 a.m, 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

For more information:



25 August 2010

Xena Media Advert Scans


Added 7 scans from various magazines promoting Xena magazines, comics and other Xena merchandise to the AUSXIP Promos & Adverts Gallery

Click here to view

Scans contributed by Adriana



25 August 2010

TV's 10 Butt-Kickingest Babes - Xena Warrior Princess


The Daily Beast has a listing of TV's 10 Butt-Kickingest Babes list and guess who is on the list:

Xena (Lucy Lawless), Xena: Warrior Princess

You wouldn't want to find yourself on the wrong end of a broadsword wielded by warrior princess Xena (Lucy Lawless) in the cult series that ran for six seasons in syndication. Xena battled her way across ancient Greece, locking horns with Gods and all manner of mythical creatures.




23 August 2010

Xena Season 3 Episode 6 The Debt Part 1 Episode Stills

ImageXena Warrior Princess Season 3 Episode 6 The Debt Part 1

Xena (Lucy Lawless) is betrayed when she journeys to the Kingdom of Chin to settle a debt from her dark past.

View Episode Stills



23 August 2010

Xena Season 3 Episode 6: The Debt Artwork

This is one of my all time favourite episodes. Season 3, Episode 6: The Debt. Here are some of my artwork based on this episode. In my opinion this was one of Lucy's strongest performances. Exceptional.

The Debt Part 1
Xena (Lucy Lawless) is betrayed when she journeys to the Kingdom of Chin to settle a debt from her dark past.




23 August 2010

Xena in Newspaper Crossword Clue

How easy is this crossword clue - 4 letters down and the clue is...Pictures warrior princess <g>


You find Xena in cool places - Sunday Telegraph newspaper TV Guide
22 August 2010



20 August 2010

Are Obsessive Fans Ruining the Internet?

ImageBrent Hartinger from recently interviewed me as part of an article about Fans and fandom. The article is called Are Obsessive Fans Ruining the Internet?

It's a fascinating look at how fans can cross the line between being a fan and being a fanatic. This issue has been getting progressively worse and some sites won't cover certain shows because of the caustic response from fans of that show.

I truly believe that fandom in general can do amazing things but there are those who cross that line. Have a read of Brent's article which is very well written (and not because he interviewed me as part of the article!)

Click here to read article



20 August 2010

Joe LoDuca Nominated For an Emmy

ImageHere's some great news for Xena and Legend of the Seeker fans. Joe LoDuca has been nominated for yet another Emmy.

This is his 11th Primetime Emmy nomination for his work on the its main title theme.

Many thanks to Glenn over at for the news



18 August 2010

Xena & Gabriellle - Gay Characters We Love From Sci-Fi Movies & TV

Blastr has an interesting article on 20 Gay Characters We Love From Sci-Fi movies & TV

Homosexuals and the heterosexuals who love them have a reason to celebrate: Proposition 8, the amendment to the California constitution that only recognizes marriage between a man and a woman, was recently overturned. It's just the excuse we need to give a shout-out to our some of our favorite characters who happen to be gay.

ImageXena, Xena: Warrior Princess.
Xena was strong, tough, fearless enough to command armies and sultry enough to command the attention of lesbians everywhere (see "Gabrielle"). Although Xena had male lovers, including Julius Caesar, Hercules and Borias, the father of her son Solan, she chose to spend her time with Gabrielle, her friend and companion (then enemy, then friend again). The lesbian subtext between the powerfully built warrior Xena and her more feminine friend Gabrielle was eventually played up to the point where they were taking baths together. Despite the ambiguity that made watching the show a fun yet coded adventure, actress Lucy Lawless decided the lesbian subtext wasn't just subtext after watching that final kiss.



Gabrielle, Xena: Warrior Princess

Xena, Warrior Princess wasn't just a TV show: It was a cult phenomenon that kept lesbian bars tuned in every week for Xena Night. The show is about Xena and Gabrielle, two women traveling the ancient world, fighting injustices. Gabrielle started off as Xena's scrappy gal pal, in awe of Xena's warrior prowess, but evolved into the Battling Bard of Potidaea. Despite flirtations with men, and a brief marriage to Perdicus, Gabrielle remained devoted to Xena, as proven by multiple kisses and "I love you"s—and one very butch haircut. And the scene in the finale where Gabrielle saves Xena with a "water transfer" kiss is absolutely the hottest lesbian kiss in the genre.

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News submitted by Gregg Farland



17 August 2010

Danielle Cormack Video - Tell The Truth

Rattle Ya Dags has a video of Danielle who is advocating telling people how you are when you are asked "How Are You?"

Danielle Cormack hit our screens on television soaps Gloss and Shortland Street, and has gone on to star in dozens of films, TV dramas and stage productions making her one of New Zealand's most respected and well-known actors. She recently appeared in the TV2 drama The Cult.

Reported by Barbara Davies



13 August 2010

Lesbian & BiSexual Badasses We Love - Xena & Gabrielle


The following snippet is from on an article: 16 Lesbian and Bisexual Badasses We Love

Xena (Lucy Lawless) and Gabrielle (Renee O'Connor) Xena: Warrior Princess

Badass credentials — Xena and Gabrielle are the standard bearers of lesbian badassery. Every other lesbian and bisexual badass in the world should aspire to their greatness. They should place Xena and Gabrielle's badass photos beside their beds and worship Xena and Gabrielle's badass DVDs on an alter each morning while eating Xena and Gabrielle's badass cereal for breakfast each morning out of Xena and Garbrielle's badass collectible bowls. Xena and Gabrielle will never be out-badassed. Ever.




9 August 2010

NZ On Screen Interview with Jay Laga'aia

Jay Laga’aia is an in demand actor on both sides of the Tasman, having appeared in a number of popular film and TV roles in both New Zealand (Heroes, Gloss, Marlin Bay, Xena and Street Legal), and Australia (Home and Away, Water Rats, Bed of Roses). He says his most memorable achievement was having an action toy created in his likeness after appearing as Captain Typho in Star Wars.

In this ScreenTalk interview, Laga’aia talks about:

* Thinking he was terrible in his first TV role in Heroes
* Learning to be an actor in Open House
* Believing Marlin Bay was ahead of its time and finished too soon
* The delicious pleasure of playing the first bad guy on Xena
* Forgetting his lines upon seeing Lucy Lawless in full costume
* Causing chaos on Sydney Harbour during a shoot on Water Rats
* How he ‘came of age’ playing the lead character in Street Legal
* How he got a role on Home and Away
* Playing Captain Typho on Star Wars and being made into a plastic toy



8 August 2010

Adrienne Wilkinson Interview


There is a new Adrienne Wilkinson interview and it's now available to read in English on the Xena Immortal site

Adrienne Wilkinson has given us the privilege to interview her for the site! Many of you shared questions on our forum, we made a selection of the best and most relevant questions that have been proposed. Thanks to you for having contributed to this interview.

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6 August 2010

Gina Torres' Huge Break At Last - AfterEllen

ImageGina Torres’ role may be her "Huge" break at last on

The New York Post’s “Pop Wrap” talked to Torres about playing Dr. Dorothy Rand, leader of Camp Victory, and she shared her thoughts about Huge and some of her other roles.

On returning to weekly television:

I’m always looking to get on a show that actually has a life. I’m developing a twitch from being on all these fabulous critically acclaimed shows that never see the light of day.

I was struck by how smart Huge was. How funny it was without being precious, which was refreshing

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5 August 2010

Marissa Jaret Winokur and Gina Torres In New Play!


Wow this is quite a line up - Marissa Jaret Winokur, Meredith Baxter, Florence Henderson, Paula Christensen and Gina Torres! All amazing actors in one play!

Tony Award-winning actress Marissa Jaret Winokur, Meredith Baxter and Florence Henderson begin performances in the Los Angeles run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore Aug. 4 at the Geffen Playhouse.

Winokur (Hairspray), Baxter ("Family Ties") and Henderson ("The Brady Bunch") are joined by Paula Christensen and Gina Torres in the latest cast. They will officially open Aug. 5 and continue through Aug. 29.

Jenny Sullivan directs the West Coast component of the play that currently plays the Westside Theatre Off-Broadway. Love, Loss, and What I Wore began performances May 13 at the Geffen and currently runs in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater.

Nora and Delia Ephron penned the play based on Ilene Beckerman's book of the same name that "uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to."

For tickets visit GeffenPlayhouse.



3 August 2010

WIFT NZ Awards - Jennifer Ward-Lealand Hosting Event

The following was a tweet by MichaelHurstNow on Jennifer's new hosting gig the Women in Film and TV Awards on 5 August 2010:

Jennifer Ward-Lealand will host the 8th Annual Women in Film and TV Awards at Skycity Theatre, Thurs, 5 August; info & tix:

2010 WIFT Awards
Skycity Theatre, Cnr Federal & Victoria Streets
Doors open at 6pm.
Celebrating Women Changing the World One Frame at a Time

Join us for the 8th annual WIFT NZ Awards where we celebrate the achievements of woman in the screen industries providing a special networking and fundraising opportunity in support of the ongoing work of WIFT NZ. Proudly supported by Great Southern Film and Television, Images and Sound, Screentime, South Pacific Pictures, Te Puni Ko-kiri and Television New Zealand.

Fun, food and wine and fabulous entertainment...(You must see this sensational Awards Show and the after party is not to be missed!)

WHERE: Sky City Theatre

WHEN: August 5th 2010 Doors Open at 6pm

Followed by the ERADUS WINES after party.

Tickets are on sale here, click link below:



3 August 2010

Victoria Pratt on Facebook


Victoria Pratt has made the jump into Facebook!

So I've decided that this whole world wide web thing isn't a fad. Thought I'd finally join facebook - have a reason to love my computer machine.

Click here to view the Facebook page



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