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24 February 2013

2013 AUSXIP Charity Auction in Association with Starship Foundation FAQ

ImageIt's that time of year again when we fire up the AUSXIP Charity auction site and host our annual AUSXIP Charity Auction in association with the amazing Starship Foundation.

I have created the 2013 AUSXIP Charity Auction FAQ to help those with questions regarding this auction. Please let me know if you have any questions that are not listed.

Here are some of the items that will make the list (we have an extensive list this year! The full list will be released next week). Stay tuned for more Auction updates throughout the week and into next month






15 February 2013

Remembering Kevin Smith 11 Years On

Image634965165746193077I can't believe it's been 11 years since Kevin passed away. On 15 February 2002, we lost one of the best. NZ on Screen has a tribute to Kevin by looking back on his career via videos.


Click here to view


In 2002, Lucy went on the Paul Holmes show (Sir Paul Holmes also passed away recently) and read out a eulogy / tribute to Kevin.


Kevin Smith (Ares) passed away on 15 February 2002 and his good friend and costar on Xena, Lucy Lawless paid tribute to her friend on The Holmes Show in New Zealand on 18 February 2002.

Click here to watch video clip

The following is a transcript of what Lucy read out.

These are a few words that I put together with some others of Kevin’s Friends. It’s very hard to sum a man like him up. But anyway…

A staggering intellect…
A rapier wit…
A complete absence of malice.
Could get mad, but incapable of meanness.
Could never say no to a request.
Loved a party and was not afraid of a hangover.

[cut to bed room scene OAHAF]

Could talk to anyone: man, woman, child, black and white, US President or filmset extra.

You were his equal.

Unless ofcourse you were Sean Fitzpatsick, in which case he would faint the second you extended your hand.

[cut to beginning of OAHAF]

Yes, Kevin was passionate about sport, in particular the Canterbury Crusaders.

Big games down to the Shakespeare’s and the Cock&Bull Tavern.

Coffees on a Saturday morning with the guys after gym.

Kevin’s circle of friends extended well beyond the circle of Acting Community where he bested us all with god given talent and attitude… and boy, could he sing.

[cut to singing scene]

Kevin leaves behind not just us, his loving friends and fans, but Sue, his wife, the rock on which he build his career, and his partner of some twenty years and three loving little boys for whom Dad was truly a hero.

[cut to scene from a movie with Danielle Cormack]

We are going to do our darndest to make sure Kevin’s family feel the love and esteem we hold him in.

Kevin gave so full of himself personally and professionally… and I believe that all that great karma will be coming back their way.

Those little boys will know that where ever he is their Dad is still taking care of them still.

God Speed Kevin.

Party on.

We love you.



14 February 2013

William Shatner's Xena Fandom Documentary "It's Going To Be Great"

As you will all recall that in 2011 Creation was holding their Last Official Xena Convention (The Final Journey) and William Shatner decided to see why Xena fandom was different to other fandoms. He and his team went to the Final Journey (Part 1) Con and talked to the fans and to Lucy and Renee. Mr Shatner was asked when the documentary would be released and this is his response

Let's hope that it is "going to be great".



13 February 2013

New Xena Warrior Princess Poster Art by Calli

Here's the new Xena Warrior Princess poster created by the talented Calli! Click on the thumbnail for the larger scan!




10 February 2013

AUSXIP and Legendary Heroes Xena Giveaway!

Our friends at Legendary Heroes approached me once again for another Xena DVD giveaway after our first one in April 2012.

The difference this year is that it's open to EVERYONE (US and International fans)

We're giving away one Xena Warrior Princess DVD Set from Legendary Heroes, which includes Includes ALL 6 Seasons of Xena Warrior Princess plus Xena 10th Anniversary DVD Collection Valued at $129 USD

But that's not all. Even if you don't go into the giveaway, Legendary Heroes is also giving 15 percent off it's entire inventory! Just type in the code "AWESOME" at checkout!"

Score the entire set by by filling out the form with your name, email address, phone number, and mailing address.



THE SWEEPSTAKES ENDS 17 FEBRUARY 2013 at which point the winner will be selected randomly. Please note that this contest is OPEN TO ALL FANS (US AND INTERNATIONAL)

Thanks and good luck!

Includes ALL 6 Seasons of Xena Warrior Princess plus Xena 10th Anniversary DVD Collection
Valued at $129 USD

Showcased within a 54-disc, library-quality boxed set, each individually preserved season includes Xena's extraordinary adventures uncut and commercial free, plus countless hours of exclusive season-specific bonus material, like Lost Scenes, Series Trivia, Photo Galleries, and more.
Starring: Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Connor, Ted Raimi, Adrienne Wilkinson, Hudson Leick, Kevin Smith
Release Date: 07/26/2005
Director: Mark Beesley, Eric Brevig
Runtime: 6312 Minutes
Rating: Not Rated
DVD Features

  • 51 disc set featuring all 134 episodes plus three bonus CD-ROMs
  • Alternative director's cuts plus special featurettes, bloopers, audio commentary, and interviews
  • Fully remastered in the original full frame presentations
  • All-new Dolby Surround 5.1
  • Bonus CD-ROMs includes trivia, Xena chronicles, extensive production designs & sketches, actor, writer and director bios





9 February 2013

15 Ways To Rally Your Team - Earth Shattering Cry - #6 Xena

Image15 Ways To Rally Your Team

#6 - Xena

From ancient Sparta to the NFL, dominant teams have had one thing in common: an Earth-shaking battle cry. Behold, 15 of the best. Want to put your ultimate team together? Go to findyour7.com and find out how. OORAH!

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5 February 2013

Italian Lucy Video: How She was, How She is Now: Xena Still Beautiful 17 Years After

A Lucy video in Italian; Barbara Bruno passed this on (and translated) what the announcer was saying. It's a Yahoo video showing Lucy at the premiere of Spartacus. The title means: How she was, how she is now: Xena still beautiful 17 years after.

It says that Lucy 17 years ago was on Xena, that she had to dye her hair black for the role and she had to go through an intense training to be believable as Xena(fighting scenes and physique).

It says that after that role she did not get many important roles, as she was very stereotyped for her Xena character, but since Spartacus Lucy found fame and notoriety again and she is still more beautiful than ever. It talks briefly about Lucretia, saying how charming, witty and scheming the character is.


For more about Lucy's role as Lucretia on Spartacus visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Spartacus subsite or the AUSXIP Spartacus News and Multimedia Site



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