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28 March 2012

2012 AUSXIP Charity Auction Raises $20,022 For Starship! Happy Birthday Lucy!

ImageThe 2012 AUSXIP Charity Auction has come to an end and wow didn't it go out with a bang! I'm stoked beyond belief that this year we have raised $20,022 - no that is not a typo. (tentative total, not including the donations which Starship will tell me about when it sends the confirmation spreadsheet). What an amazing figure. I triple checked the amount and then went back and checked it again. I could not believe it. To say I was floored would be an understatement. Once I got over my shock, I had a smile on my face that nothing could wipe off; I'm still smiling writing this entry. I am truly humbled by the outcome of this auction.

Last year we raised $11,859.50 and of that $9501 for Starship & $2358.50 was for the Alissa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (Renee O'Connor's charity).

This auction was initially born to celebrate AUSXIP's 10th Birthday on 15 December 2006. The second auction we held I had enough celebrating AUSXIP's birthday and switched it to celebrate someone else's birthday in March. Since without her, AUSXIP wouldn't be celebrating anything. What's a great gift to give someone who puts herself out there and gives of herself each and every time for charity and now an Eco-Warrior?

Lucille Frances Lawless turns 44 today (29 March 2012). HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCY!



25 March 2012

TV's Toughest Ladies TV Guide Lists Xena


TV Guide's TV's Toughest Ladies

Xena (Lucy Lawless), Xena: Warrior Princess

Do not mess with this lady. She once sided with the bad guys, so she knows how to fight dirty. Sure, she can take down any opponent using her fists, sword, bow and arrow or chakram ? that cool, circular throwing blade ? but what makes her most intimidating is that she does it with such style. Who else can rock such bangs and don a tight-leather skirted outfit, but still strike fear in the hearts of men with her signature ululating battle cry?

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24 March 2012

Subtext Virtual Season 10 Episode 5 Italian Version Released

Image634681742218632812#1005 -  The Gift

Now Available in Italian

Travel back in time with Xena as we find out how she came to receive one of her most precious possessions.


Also available in English, Portuguese and  Spanish



23 March 2012

Xena and Gabrielle in Top 10 Female Fantasy Characters has a list of the top 10 female fantasy characters and topping that list is Xena at #1 and #8 is Gabrielle.

There are many great female fantasy characters, and I am sure some favorites are not on this list. I focused on leaders, on characters who demonstrated strength and authority, and on those who left a lasting impression on me. If you think I have left a character off this list, please let me know who and why a certain character should be on this list.

For this list, characters from traditional fantasy, supernatural, and paranormal works are included.

Click here to read the full article



23 March 2012

AUSXIP Charity Auction: Xena Items with Links

Here is the complete Xena related Auction Items with a link to each auction item.

You need to be registered to bid on the auction. If you have not done so please register first at and once your registration is approved, you can start bidding until 27 March!

Happy Bidding!



22 March 2012

AUSXIP Charity Auction - Lucy Lawless Items

Here is the complete Lucy Lawless related Auction Items with a link to each auction item.

You need to be registered to bid on the auction. If you have not done so please register first at and once your registration is approved, you can start bidding until 27 January!

Happy Bidding!



20 March 2012

Katherine Fugate's "Say Yes" Play Now Online

Katherine Fugate wrote the fan favourite subtext to maintext episode "When Fates Collide" in Xena Warrior Princess Season 6. Katherine wrote "Say Yes" as a tribute to the fans for the "The Final Journey" Convention and recruited some of her friends to play the roles during The 2012 Xena Convention on 28 January 2012.

Katherine Fugate
Tim Omundson
David Franklin
Steven Sears
Claudia Black
Beverly D'angelo
Vanessa My Assistant
Brigid Brannagh
Crystal Chappell
Adrienne Wilkinson


Renee O'Connor (playing Gabrielle)

and on Sunday the proposal scene was performed by Lucy Lawless (Xena) and Renee O'Connor (Gabrielle)

You can now download the play in PDF, DOC and EPUB



15 March 2012

Xenaversity Silent Movie Sale


Order the NEWEST Xenaversity Silent Movie: "The Lost Treasure of the Pirate Princess" And you can also order the first three silent movies as well!

Whether Xena is battleling the Furious Femmes or the Soul Sucker of Japa, you will be entertained by the "silent" stories of our Warrior Princess and her Traveling Bard.

Order from either of these websites. April 1st is the last day to order!

If you have any questions or concerns, email Mr. Jamester directly at

Mr. Jamester
Xenaversity of Minnesota



13 March 2012

Xena Cast Convention List Update

Here's an updated list of Xena cast attending conventions in 2012:

Adrienne at Planet Comic-Con March 24-25, 2012


Musetta Vander  August 3-5, 2012

David Franklin - August 31 - Sept 03, 2012

Meg Foster

May 04-06, 2012

Bruce Campbell

May 31 - 01, 02, 03 June 2012

August 9-12, 2012

Craig Parker
Comic Cons  ::  PHILADELPHIA COMIC CON MAY 31 - JUNE 1-2-3, 2012 THUR-FRI-SAT-SUN Pennsylvania Convention Center 
Comic Cons  ::  CHICAGO COMIC CON AUGUST 9-10-11-12, 2012 THUR-FRI-SAT-SUN Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Comic Cons  ::  AUSTIN COMIC CON OCTOBER 26-27-28, 2012 FRI-SAT-SUN Austin Convention Center  


Zoe Bell

April 27-29, 2012


Ted Raimi
October 27-28, 2012 Pars France

Hudson Leick
October 27-28, 2012 Paris, France


For more news, photos and reports from conventions go to AUSXIP Conventions subsite



12 March 2012

AUSXIP Renee O'Connor Now on Twitter

AUSXIP Renee O'Connor has it's own twitter feed. You can follow us on

AUSXIPROC will feature just Renee O'Connor news from the site and other related news about Renee

Other AUSXIP Twitter accounts:

- AUSXIP - Main AUSXIP Twitter account

- AUSXIP Lucy Lawless - For Lucy only news

- AUSXIP Blog - MaryD's Blog and AUSXIP Chat



12 March 2012

Xenite Memorial Update: Shary Singer Passes Away 9 March 2012

It is with great sadness that I add a chakram to the Xenite Memorial. A long time Xenite and creator of the Flawless mailing list (which is one of the longest serving lists in the Xenaverse) has passed away. Rest in peace Shary. Lida sent me the following note:

From Lida:
We have a new chakram to put up on the memorial site. 
RIP Shary Singer longtime Xenite and owner of the Flawless list of cancer. Shary died on March 9, 2012. She died peacefully and pain-free but far too soon. Please keep all those that loved her and are grieving for her in your prayers and thoughts.



11 March 2012

VIP Tickets for 2012 Xena Convention in France

Received the following information regarding the October 2012 Paris Xena Convention from Xenan who is organising this event: 

The  first Titan Pass  ( VIP ) has just been put up for auctions in  eBay ! The auction will last  7 days .
You are dreaming of spending magical moments with our two guests,  Ted Raimi  and  Hudson Leick ? Of being able to have a dinner with them in a chic restaurant of  Paris ? Of having various other surprises? So that pass is meant for  YOU !
With that pass you'll have:
Access to all Question/Answer sessions with the guests on stage.
Access to all conferences.
One autograph from each guest (images provided), each day of the event.
One photo op with each guest, each day of the event.
One group photo op with all the guests.
Some time backstage with the guests.
One VIP dinner in a gastronomic restaurant in Paris with the guests.
One reserved seat in the front row.
Access to the Party of the Saturday.
Prior access to autographs and photo ops.
Access to all contests and competitions.
Access to vendor's rooms.
Possibility to purchase extra autographs and photo ops (subject to availability).
And surprises during the event.
So what are you waiting for? Bid and try to win that first VIP pass which will guarantee you to enjoy the  Xenite Con'  at 100% ! It's here:

Good luck everyone!

You'll find all the necessary informations regarding the guests, the ticketing, the schedule, the place, etc, on that link:



9 March 2012

Xena FanFic Uber: Favors Of Fortune Part 1 by D

Added Favors of Fortune – Part One When I Wasn’t Looking by D to the AUSXIP Bard's Corner - Uber

Disclaimers: None. If you're still reading my stuff at this point, you pretty well know what you're getting into.  If you don't have an open mind or if you find something you think needs disclaiming, you are still more than welcome to let me know.  It won’t change anything, but it may make you feel better.   Ugliness will earn you a smack to the back of your head.

Thanks: To Phil, Mac and Jeanne for reading through this for me to pick up Pink & Fluffy’s dropped letters and missed quotation marks. Their diligence is greatly appreciated as Pink and Fluffy tend to leave a trail of them. Honestly, I couldn’t ask for a better group of women to beta read for me. Their contribution to making this a better read is much appreciated. All errors belong strictly to me.

Author’s Notes: This is part one of what will likely be a four story arc. And it’s what I was working on when Steph asked me to play in the Academy Valentine’s Invitational, so it became my Valentine’s offering for 2012. Thanks for the invite, Boss!
The Storyteller’s Cardinal Rule is in effect... but kind of suspended in this part.

Favors of Fortune – Part One
When I Wasn’t Looking
By D

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You can read more Xena Fan Fiction by going to the Australian Xena Information Page Bard's Corner



7 March 2012

2012 Xena Convention Photos Lucy Lawless & Renee O'Connor by Susan Geis

Susan sent me some gorgeous photos of Lucy and Renee from the 2012 Xena Convention.




Click here to view 29 Photos of Lucy




Click here to view 9 photos of Renee




Click here to view 17 photos of Lucy and Renee





7 March 2012

Hudson Leick To Join Ted Raimi at the 2012 French Xena Convention in October

Here's some more news about the upcoming Xena Con in France which will be held in October 2012. Guests already announced are Ted Raimi and now Hudson Leick.  Xenan Warr from the Xena Immortal site (the organisers of the convention) sent the following news in:

It's with a great pleasure that we announce you today that the 2nd guest is none other than the AMAZING and MIND BLOWING: Hudson Leick aka Callisto!





You'll have the pleasure to meet her at the convention, still so crazy, adorable and sexy! She can't wait to meet you and really would like to spend a unique moment with every one of you. She is absolutely the guest the Fans adore meet at the conventions because she knows to do the show!

During the convention, Hudson Leick will do a Yoga Class and only some of you will be able to attend it. The seats are very limited! More informations soon.

So, for the moment Ted Raimi and Hudson Leick will be attending the convention. This is wonderful, isn't it? We have two great actors who played an important role in XWP, who are coming to France to MEET you! Who would have believed it someday? Well, we did that for you and for us too, because do not forget that we are Fans too and we don't earn any benefit from it, except to offer an event worthy of the expectations of the Fans.

And you know it, it can't be a success without you. The more you are, the more we can make unbelievable things come true. So, don't hesitate anymore, get your pass!

You'll find all the necessary informations regarding the guests, the ticketing, the schedule, the place, etc, on that link:

For more news, reports and other multimedia on Xena Conventions, go to the AUSXIP Xena Conventions page



6 March 2012

AUSXIP Charity Auction Sneak Peeks - Skype Chats and Lunch with The Stars

This year's AUSXIP Charity Auction is fast approaching and one of the new goodies we have this year is the Skype Chat with the Stars.

You can have the opportunity to chat with a celebrity via Skype for 30 minutes or longer. It's a pretty good auction item and we have quite a collection of actors joining in the fun.

- Viva Bianca (Ilithyia on Spartacus)

- Lesley-Ann Brandt (Naevia on Spartacus Season 1 and Gods of the Arena)
(Lesley-Ann has also agreed to auction herself off for a Lunch date!)

- Erin Cummings (Sura on Spartacus Season 1)

- Campbell Cooley (Xena, Hercules, Legend of the Seeker, Spartacus)

- Adrienne Wilkinson (Livia / Eve on Xena, Venice, Star Wars)

That's quite a list. There may be more!

If you haven't registered yet and would like to, go to AUSXIP Charity Auction page

Auction starts on 21 March and goes through to 27 March 2012!



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