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22 August 2017

The Xena Reboot is DEAD - My Thoughts On Replacing The Magic

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The Xena Reboot has been officially killed off. For now. There could be two reactions to this news.

1. YEAY! You can't have Xena and Gabrielle be played by anyone other than Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor

2. Oh what?! Come on we want a Xena Reboot even if Lucy and Renee can't reprise their roles! We want it now!

Where do I stand on this outcome. A part of me wanted this show to be resurrected and a part of me didn't. I was at war with myself for a long time but as the news dragged on and Javi Grillo-Marxuach came into the picture, then he outlined his vision...alarm bells went off in my head. Not that I didn't think Javi would do a great job. He would have - he got people emotionally invested in characters in a show (The 100) that generated such emotion that death threats were issued. A good writer can make you FEEL. Javi's credentials were not into question. What was into question was his idea of having Xena and Gabrielle as lovers - just like that. No subtext, no iffs or maybe.

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22 August 2017

CONFIRMED: Xena Reboot Is DEAD. For Now

It has just been announced (via Hollywood Reporter) that the Xena Reboot is DEAD. For now.

NBC's Xena: Warrior Princess reboot is not going forward. After parting ways with writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost) a few months ago, NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said the proposed revival in its most recent form is dead. "Nothing is happening on that right now. We looked at some material; we decided at that point that it didn't warrant the reboot," Salke tells The Hollywood Reporter. "I'd never say never on that one because it's such a beloved title, but the current incarnation of it is dead."

Salke confirmed that the network remains open to doing a Xena revival at some point down the line. "I need someone to come in with a point of view about what they want to do," Salke said.

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15 August 2017

Convention News: Renee To Attend SF Comic Con on September 3, 2017

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Renee Convention News!

Renee will be attending the San Francisco Comic Con on September 3, 2017 ONLY.

SUNDAY ONLY
Autographs & Photo-Ops $40 each (cash only)

Tickets can be found here: https://sanfrancomiccon.com/tickets/

 

Location:

San Francisco Comic Con will be held at:

Moscone West
747 Howard St
San Francisco, CA 94103



 

 

12 August 2017

Fox News - Then and Now: 'Xena' Stars Have Discussed Possible Reboot

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Fox News recently had an interview with Renee and also have the following article about the Xena Reboot. Renee tallks about Xena and a possible Xena Reboot.

August 11, 2017

“Xena: Warrior Princess” came to an end 16 years ago, but Renee O’Connor, who starred as sidekick Gabrielle, is still grateful for her involvement with the series, which became a top-rated syndicated show in the U.S. and a popular franchise in over 100 countries.

“I still feel quite blessed to be part of a group of people who really loved these two characters and what they stood for,” O’Connor told Fox News. “And [fans] resonate with those characters. They go out to become stronger, better people. I just feel so incredibly grateful that I was a part of it. This community kept developing and becoming stronger and stronger. And even when the show ended, this community continues to be an outreach for all types of philanthropy. That’s huge to me and even more important.”

“Xena” ran from 1995 until 2001. And throughout six seasons, the ladies spent their time combating evil, but off-camera, the set resembled a screwball comedy.

“Sometimes it felt like it was a movie out of the '30s with this Errol Flynn character swooping in,” she said, referring to cast-mate Bruce Campbell, who played Autolycus, the king of thieves. “There was a great sense of brotherhood and family — we always had that on set. It carried between all of us from the actors to the crew… We just had a sense of fun and adventure on set all the time. And that resonated with all of us. It was just a dynamic experience.”

And O’Connor stressed her friendship with Lawless is real. The duo still stay in touch.

“I feel really connected to her. She’s like a sister,” said O’Connor. “I love her and I admire her dearly. I'm always happy to send her a message… That's the beauty of email. I can send her a message and I'll know where she is... She’s an amazing human being and she's incredibly talented so she’s always pushing herself to do more as a person. I always felt that way about her. It hasn’t changed. It’s only magnified through the years.”

She also didn’t mind the costumes, even if they got smaller throughout the seasons.

“I just think there was so much fabric they didn’t know what was going to be underneath!” she joked. “Maybe they were afraid. They just kept cutting off a piece at a time. Or maybe it was just budgetary concerns… [Gabrielle] did grow through the years and developed from a young girl to a young woman, so they were trying to find ways to accentuate that change and show who she was on-camera -- and off-camera as well -- whether I was training or not.”

And “Xena” lives on. In 2016, the New York Times reported a reboot was in the works — one where the pair will be openly gay. O’Connor and Lawless aren’t involved with the revival, but rumors have long spread about a potential movie featuring the original cast.

“Unfortunately, it just hasn’t materialized. But if it did happened, then yes, I would definitely love to be in it,” she said. “I would love to revisit these characters again. Obviously, it would be a completely different experience, but I think it would be really interesting if that came up [and] if we could actually play the same characters.”

Lawless is also aware of the idea.

“It was something we were always willing to do,” O’Connor added. “But I don’t know… In jest, it’s something we would obviously love to do, but it would have to be something realistic to our ages and something that makes sense… We’re both pretty fit, but we’re nothing like we were during the show.”

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12 August 2017

From the Uber Fanfic Archives - 13 August 2017

Xena / Uber


This story is about two women - both in a place that heroes don't usually hear heroes come from - prison. We journey into their lives through the eyes of Angel. This story is full of the joy of love found in a place that is cold. Sounds melodramatic but that's the case. Sue has weaved a story that captures you from the first paragraph and you want to know more about. I cannot recommend it highly enough.


 

 

6 August 2017

NZ Weekend Herald: Xena Connection at Mt Albert and Grey Lynn Libraries in New Zealand

Here’s an interesting article that appeared in the New Zealand Weekend Herald on 5 August.. It’s about the part that Frank Ryan, Lucy’s father, played in the creation of a local library in Mount Albert and a connection to Xena.

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6 August 2017

From The Fanfic Archives - Alt Fiction

My Cup of Tea by Deb
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Xena and Gabrielle travel to a town that is full of musicians and quite talented people. Gabrielle has a plan and quite an inventive one to get Xena to admit her feelings for the bard.
http://ausxip.com/fanfic11/mycupoftea.html


 

 

5 August 2017

Upcoming Convention: Central Canada Comic Con 27-29 October 2017

ImageRenee is scheduled to attend the Central Canada Comic Con on 27 - 29 October 2017

No information is given about Photo Ops, Autographs or Q&A yet.

Tickets here

Location:
Central Canada Comic Con
at RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg – Winnipeg,MB

ALL ABOUT OUR ANNUAL PASSES
Supporter Annual Pass – $75

Weekend Wristband for C4 2016 ($55 value)
Limited Edition C4 Badge ($10 value)
Weekend Pass to C4’s St. Valentine’s Horror Con 2018 ($30 value)
Weekend Pass to C4’s Manitoba Comic Con 2018 ($30 value)
Wait in a shorter line to access C4
Subscription to the monthly C4 e-newsletter
Total Value = $125

Deluxe Annual Pass – $125

Weekend Wristband for C4 2016 ($55 value)
Limited Edition C4 Badge / Swag Bag ($40 value)
$25 T-Shirt Redemption Coupon (C4 Store)
VIP Access to After Parties ($50 value)
Advance Seating Single-Use Pass ($10 value)
Weekend Pass to C4’s St. Valentine Horror Con 2018 ($30 value)
Weekend Pass to C4’s Manitoba Comic Con 2018 ($30 value)
Wait in a shorter line to access C4
Subscription to the monthly C4 e-newsletter
Total Value = $240

VIP Pass – $200

Weekend Wristband for C4 2016 ($55 value)
Limited Edition C4 VIP Badge / Swag Bag ($40 value)
$25 T-Shirt Redemption Coupon (C4 Store)
Fast Pass to Guest Alley ($100 value)
VIP Access to After Parties ($50 value)
Advance Seating Unlimited Pass ($50 value)
Weekend Pass to C4’s St. Valentine’s Horror Con 2018 ($30 value)
Weekend Pass to C4’s Manitoba Comic Con 2018 ($30 value)
Wait in a shorter line to access C4
Subscription to the monthly C4 e-newsletter
Total Value = $380

Gold Annual Pass – $500

Weekend Wristband for C4 2016 ($55 value)
Early Access to C4 one hour prior to general admission ($200 value)
Limited Edition C4 VIP Badge / Swag Bag ($40 value)
$25 T-Shirt Redemption Coupon (C4 Store)
Fast Pass to Guest Alley ($100 value)
Reserved Seating for all Programs and Panels ($100 value)
VIP Access to After Parties ($50 value)
Weekend Pass to C4’s St. Valentine’s Horror Con 2018 ($30 value)
Weekend Pass to C4’s Manitoba Comic Con 2018 ($30 value)
Wait in a shorter line to access C4
Subscription to the monthly C4 e-newsletter
Total Value = $630

Programming Advance Seating Passes
All Q&A sessions, workshops and panels at C4 are FREE to attend, but space is very limited! If you want to guarantee your seat at any of our programming events, we are offering two types of Advance Seating passes that will not only guarantee your seat, but get you into the programming event before anyone else! Choose between a single-use pass or an unlimited pass. These can be purchased on site and picked up at the INFO BOOTH in the North (Old) Building on the Second Floor.

ADVANCE SEATING SINGLE-USE PASS $10.00
ADVANCED SEATING UNLIMITED PASS $50.00

ALL PASSES CAN BE PURCHASED AT OUR OFFICE:
C4 Head Office (aka Cobra Collectibles)
555 Sargent Ave.
204-227-2592
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5 August 2017

Video: Renee at Tampa Bay Comic Con Full Panel

Renee O'Connor attended the Tampa Bay Comic Con and the full panel has been posted on YouTube. Check it out below

 


 

 

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