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30 November 2019

Greetings everyone! I'm BACK! Had an awesome time away! Recharged and ready to go - 2020 is going to be MASSIVE.

Xena's 25th Anniversary, Creation's 25th Anniversary Convention AND the release of Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World book. Seriously, get ready for an epic 2020! BUT before we get all carried away by the epic 2020, we still have 2019 to finish off and there are some deadlines coming up in relation to the book.

Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World Merch Store

  • While I was away, I did some thinking. #Xena 25 Years Book Merch Store! AUSXIP will be opening up a merchandise store for #Xena's 25th Anniversary: Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World. ALL Proceeds from the store will be donated to our two official charities: The Starship Foundation & The House of Bards.
    What would you like in the store? Drop me a note with your suggestions!

Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World Submissions

  • That means you have ONE MONTH (and 1 day) to the DEADLINE for submitting your Xena story is DECEMBER 31, 2019! No extensions. Once it's gone, it's gone! Submit how Xena and the Xenaverse has changed your life! I've received some pretty awesome submissions and let me tell you, it's quite moving to read everyone's stories.

How do you submit your story? Glad you asked!

We also have submission forms for the creatives - submit your art (pencil and/or digital) or your video. With your art, two images (one hand drawn and digital) will be selected by the panel of judges (Xena artists who have seen quite a bit of art in 25 years and have created a hell of a lot of art themselves) to be included in Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World


18 November 2019

MaryD is taking a few weeks off for her annual vacation!

Updates on the AUSXIP Facebook Page will be updated by Mary Terrell

Xena Fanfic - Mel & Janice



The Crown

  • Season 3 of this amazing show is not on Netflix. It's such a superb show!


15 November 2019

2020 Xena Con

Amazing FanFic

Lucy Lawless

  • My Life is Murder will air on NZ TV in 2020. We still don't have a definite date. The Season 1 DVD/Bluray will be released for Region 1 on January 28, 2020 but there is no date for release for Region 4 (Australia / NZ). This is pure speculation but it may have something to do with the NZ release on TV and then they will release it. More info here:
  • Lucy to guest star (voice over) on Season 2 of the hit animated comedy-adventure series Big City Greens premieres Saturday, November 16th (9:30 a.m. EST/PST), on Disney Channel and in DisneyNOW. More info here:�


13 November 2019

There has been catastrophic fires in New South Wales and Queensland (in Australia) over the past week. The east coast of Australia is on fire.

Spare a thought (and a prayer if you do that) for our Xenites and everyone in the path of the fires. At the moment there has been 170 homes lost and 4 have died. We are experiencing a severe drought in Australia and this has caused everything to be extremely dry and just ready to burst into flames. Coupled that with extreme heat and you get the catastrophe we are experiencing.

The politicians are saying now is not the time to talk about climate change. When is a good time to talk about it?

This is where we are now - Yesterday there was a stat that Australia broke for the first time since records began...we had NO rain on the mainland. NONE. ANYWHERE on the mainland. Roughtly 7.6 million square kilometres. NO. RAIN. BOM spokesperson: "The meteorological team can't comprehensively identify one day in our records where there hasn't been rain somewhere on continental Australia".

If you have friends in Australia and haven't been able to reach them you can check the latest fire updates




12 November 2019

Renee O'Connor

This is cool news! Message from Renee on her instagram account. She will be directing Beauty and The Beast for ENCORE!


11 November 2019

Lest We Forget – Rememberence Day 11 November 2019

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month the guns fell silent 101 years ago

They shall grow not old,
as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning
We will remember them.



08 November 2019

The Bard's Corner

Bongo Bear has been busy recording two new audio fanfic stories. Both are by Vivian Darkbloom!

Janice & Mel

Lucy Lawless

The Crown

Season 3 of one of my all time favourite shows will air on November 17 on Netflix.





06 November 2019

Message From Renee O'Connor

ImageTo all our friends, loved ones, family, and 'Xenites' who came to Macbeth: Thank you for being in our audience and making the gift of theater a possibility, a collective deepening in experience. We give our efforts and gifts to you, and without your open hearts and minds to receive, it would not elevate us all. We presented Macbeth to nearly 200 high school students and welcomed a sold out closing show. Thank you on behalf of all the cast and crew.

For me, I can assure you that this production had a self selecting process, which I held in grace as it presented its challenges, and still finished the show as a strong family, with every single individual bringing light, joy, integrity and kindness to each other. If only you could have seen the love off the stage! It was remarkable and I'll always be grateful.



05 November 2019

MaryD's Blog

Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World


Watch this video! Joe LoDuca posted about it:
Dashina is an amazing ensemble that fuses Balkan voices with Rock and Jazz. Here is a fierce and breathtaking arrangement of the piece I wrote for the first appearance of the character of Xena, played by the phenomenal Lucy Lawless in the series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.



03 November 2019

AUSXIP Publishing

Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World

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