What's New on The Australian Xena
31 December 1998
I am pleased to welcome Midgit to The Bard's Corner
CREATION NEWS: for International Members:
Here's an update for all the international folk who have signed up for kit #2. We start writing out those little green slips for the international onestoday. Hope to have them all out by the end of the week or the beginning of next.
Non XWP sections:
30 December 1998
29 December 1998
28 December 1998
"I found out that the song is by the Gap Band, the same people that sing "You dropped a bomb on me ...baby". They are a funk band. But there are several versions of the song, Oops, upside your head.., sometimes its even called, Do you wanna dance.. oops ,upside your head. You can go to Amazon.com and listen to it.
26 December 1998
I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday! I've done some redecorating! It's that time of year again!
I want to take this time to thank ALL the bards in the xenaverse for giving us so much pleasure in their work, to all the webmasters out there - it's been an interesting year and of course to all xenites who love this show as much as I do!
The following is a present from Missy to all those Dar & Kerry Fans :-) Thanks Missy!
25 December 1998
our first look at Renee with her hair cut! I love the look! This is from the Official Xena
Page - you can listen to an Holiday greeting from the cast and crew! I simply adore the
Check it out!
Click here to see 640 x 480 screen capture
Question: What's Happened to the BGSB?!!!!!!! Why are people so afraid of this cut?
I'm taking a day off to spend some quality time with family...in the mean time I've created a new montage.
Added "Buddies" Montage - Xena and Argo
24 December 1998
I want to wish everyone a safe holiday season!
Hope ya'll like 'em :)
Official Xena Fan Club
23 December 1998
Added pics and info from Upcoming episodes to Season 4 Rumours Section
Regarding the rumour that Renee has cut her hair...yep it's true. RJ Stewart mentioned that in the chat last week. For spoilers about Season 4 see the Season 4 Rumours Section
NON XWP WORK:
The Australian La Femme Nikita Site has been updated
22 December 1998
A new service for Missy Good fans - due to Missy getting ALOT of hits to her site and her provider not being in the know about how popular Missy is, XIP will now host the bits as they come through rather than waiting for the final part. What this means is that I will be updating Circle of Life as Missy sends out the bits. Please read Missy's note to everyone.
I've fixed the link from Part 1 of Star Light, Star Bright by Pallas to Part 2.
Added a new bard to The Bard's Corner - Raven
21 December 1998
Added new bard to The Bard's Corner - Anne Azel!
20 December 1998
Added new montage: Love & Loss
Added TV Alert for Lucy Lawless to The Lawless Alerts
Magazine Alert: For fans on Sheri Rappaport (Otere from Adventures in the Sin Trade) there is a small article in Femme Fatales and some interesting pics...January 22, Volume 7, Number 10 Issue
19 December 1998
I am pleased to welcome Xenrielle to The Bard's Corner - #145
18 December 1998 - Updated 7:50 pm (Sydney Time)
Update to the Fresh Magazine Orders:
Guys I think we've created a mini storm over at Fresh Magazine. I want to thank Penny (the editor) and Sharyn for their work - we have inundated them with orders :-)
They have been so kind and have contacted me so quickly - it's been an absolute pleasure.
Okay the latest info from Penny: Can Aussies and Kiwis buy the magazine from their local newsagents - they are running extremely low for international orders and would like to offer the magazine to overseas fans first, who can't get a hold of it otherwise. Penny says that anyone who has emailed firstname.lastname@example.org, or phoned/faxed their offices as at 3pm Sydney time, Friday 18 December, enquiring about the mag *should* have a good chance of actually receiving a copy, and these requests will be handled in the order that each person confirms they're sending cheques etc. in the mail or including credit card details with their email. You'll be informed within a few days if your order has been processed. So to those that haven't done that yet...guys find an Aussie or Kiwi xenite to help out!
Late Breaking News: Seems Liz Friedman just got a
Many thanks to Judi for this news item
Renaissance ups Friedman
Liz Friedman has been upped to president of television for Renaissance Pictures, whose roster includes syndication hits "Xena: Warrior Princess" and "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys." Friedman's promotion comes amid other exec changes for the company owned by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert. Patrick Moran was named vp production and Michael McDonald becomes director of development. Friedman moves into the post vacated in June by David Eick, who went to USA Network. She will oversee all aspects of development for network, syndication and cable projects. Friedman helped develop "Xena" and served as co-producer on that series and "Hercules."
News from Creation:
Hi everyone - just a quick note to announce we have reduced the prices of our 11"x14" photos by $5. All unmatted 11"x14" photos are now $10 and the matted 11"x14" photos are just $15. Check out our Hercules, Xena and Buffy photos available on-line by visiting our website at http://www.creationent.com
Non XWP Work
I've updated my Star Trek Fan Fiction Page with 4
new stories! Check it out
Star Trek Fan Fiction
17 December 1998
It's a hot time in December in Australia - for more
reasons than the weather :-)
This magazine is the best I've seen dealing with the show - even surpassing the Official Magazines from Topps. It has a episode guide going up to Crusader, upcoming info and a whole lot of information about Lucy and Renee. This folks is a fan's magazine written by a fan...there is NO doubt about it. The pictures are gorgeous and there are 2 MAMMOTH posters. One of Xena, One of Gabrielle in battle stance and a smaller poster of Xena and Gabrielle. There is a list of web sites AND The Down Under Xenites (the Australian Xena Fan Club) is listed! Wahoo!
Can you all tell I'm excited? ;-)
Added scans (16 pics and more to come) of Lucy as you have NEVER seen her before...well maybe a few were like the Rolling Stone Magazine but these are just...MAGNIFICENT. Okay enough gushing - Lucy Lawless Scans
Ordering information for The UnOfficial Xena Warrior Princess Magazine from Australia - $4.95 for Aussies and $6.95 (incl. GST) for Kiwis
16 December 1998
Montage Update: I have done another montage for the episode The Gauntlet...I loved this episode because it shows how Xena has come a long way from the feral animal she was...or has she? Hmmm....
15 December 1998
XIP TURNS 2!!!!!
Well folks it's been 2 years since XIP was born...I think there are too many candles in the cake but hey what the heck :-) I have to say it's been a fantastic two years. I've met so many people who I consider good friends...people I would never have met before and above all else the Xenaverse is one heck of a fandom! Even if we do occasionally have our little family fights :-) Thank you to everyone who has made this site a pleasure to maintain for without your support and encouragment I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much as I have! Okay enough mushy stuff....
14 December 1998
Magazine alert for Aussies: Lucy is
in this week's Woman's Day (Australian version)
Scans and transcript up soon.
13 December 1998
It seems that TPTB have decided NOT to air If The Shoe fits as the first episode of the new year...here is the list:
I've updated the Rumours - Season 4 page with information on some of these episodes.
NON XWP SITE:
For all you La Femme Nikita fans I've just added pictures and articles from:
The site is located at:
11 December 1998
Attention Aussies: There is now a
site that is our equivelent to Amazon.com - it's called OzBooks.com and it has quite a few
Xena books - AT AUSTRALIAN prices!
Check it out - Xena books on OzBooks.com
10 December 1998
For those going to the Santa Monica Convention - there is now a Frequantly Asked Questions available for con newbys convention
experience and some tips.
Oh boy have I got another Uber winner...Tonya Muir has written With
- it's a bit of an epic - 5 parts but I am certain you will enjoy it. I know I did!
This is from Sword & Staff:
The latest auction is up on the Sword and Staff website at http://sword-and-staff.com
I'm trying something a little different with this auction in that it is made up entirely of art donated by Xena fans.
The artists who contributed include Lunar, XenaArtMaker, Marty Slater, Miguel Cura, Barbara Maclay, Charmer, MaryD, Kindred, and Allyson Heisey. The auction will benefit the Rainforest Preservation Foundation. Sword and Staff members already preserved 72 acres of Brazilian rainforest and the donation from this auction will augment that number. As always, all donations will be made payable directly to the Rainforest Preservation Foundation.
If you'd like to bid on any of the items offered for auction,
please send your bid to email@example.com
and put the word AUCTION in the subject line. Please include the item number and the name
of the item you wish to bid on. The auction will end at midnight EST on the evening of
Wedneday, December 16th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
From The Official Xena Fan Club:
9 December 1998
I am VERY pleased to announce that T. Novan has joined The Bard's Corner. Ms Novan's work is OUTSTANDING and I thoroughly enjoyed reading them! Another request...go, read, enjoy! ;-)
Raising Melosa Series by T. Novan
Real Hollywood has announced that they will be holding an online
chat with some of the cast and crew of Xena: Warrior Princess.
Date: December 15, 1998, 5:00 pm (US PST)
Guests: To Be Announced.
The Real Hollywood web address is:
8 December 1998
I think everyone knows that I absolutely adore Tropical Storm - for those that don't ... it's a beaut of a Uber story! Now comes something different:
Barbara Maclay has THE TROPICAL STORM
GRAPHICS PORTFOLIO PAGE at http://www.geocities.com/hollywood/bungalow/8725/
Check it out! And speaking of Tropical Storm...Missy has finally finished this epic.
Go, read, enjoy :-)
For those that speak German here is a treat - there is a German
Interview with the Bards Page :-)
CN Winters and Watcher are the first bards on the page and the German bards are there as well (translation of these will be up in the next few days)
7 December 1998
I'm back! Many thanks to those that sent me get
well cybercards and emails!
Created new montage: Season 1 - A Fistful of Dinars
From the "I have a little cash to spare" dept
(from Sharon Delaney:
There is also one item that we only have 98 copies of. It is a framed matted "Dirty Feet" photo signed by both Lucy and Renee. It took us almost a year to put this together.
The Price? It's $219.95 (US$) (Australian dollars...@ $400.00) If you are interested - email Sharon on firstname.lastname@example.org
Fanfic Recommendations: I'm a BIG Missy Good fan and I have to tell you folks if you haven't read Tropical Storm then you are missing out on one of the best Uber stories I have ever read. Set in Maimi (Missy's playground) it's the story of Dar Roberts and Kerry Stuart. I thoroughly recommend it! Go on you know you want to read it! :-) Part 16 is now in progress - http://www.merwolf.com/tropical1.html will take you to Tropical Storm - Part 1. Or you can click to Missy Stories on The Bard's Corner.
I am extremely pleased to announce that TZ (Tami) has joined The Bard's Corner! I love this bard's work! Check it out!
The Magic of Mushrooms
X and G Lend a Hand
The Golden Chalice
The Biggest Step
Letters to Ephiny
The Sacrifice for Love Series:
A Thread In Time
All You Need is Love
The Gods' Hope
At What Cost
Love's Sweet Face
Irritating Can Be Good
The Way of Life Series
The Way of Love
The Way of the Wolf
The Way of the Amazon
The Way of the Bard
The Way of the Child
The Way of the Mother
The Eternal Series
3 December 1998
Added new montage for Locked Up and Tied Down (Season 4)
Posted SLK's episode review of The Debt - Part 2
Posted The Gabrielle / Xena Trilogy - Book 1 by Ogami
Posted Discovery by Rooks
Posted Nano #4: Newton's Second Law - Gravitation - Part 6 by Jules Mills
Posted Nano #4: Newton's Second Law - Gravitation - Part 7 by Jules Mills
Posted Before My Eyes by Bel-wah
Posted Gabrielle and Callisto by Phil D. Hernandez
Posted The Joxer Rebellion - Act 1 by Phil D. Hernandez to The Joxer Tales
Posted The Second Homecoming of Gabrielle by Phil D. Hernandez to The Joxer Tales
Redesigned The Aussie Merchandise Page
Added Foxtel's offer of Xena Action Figure for $39.95
Action Figure Alert for Aussies: Toy Kingdom in Woodlark St, Lismore has the 6" Velasca, harem Xena and Autolycus figures in stock. You can also purchanse the dolls from Uncle Pete's Toys in Wagga. (Price $26.95)
Many thanks to Deborah for this info: Simplicity has a pattern for a Xena costume for kids as well as Adults.
TV Alert for XWP Cast Members:
Bruce Campbell will appear on the 13 December
1998 episode of the X-Files. The ep is titled "Terms of Endearment"
All the parts have arrived in house. We're starting to collate and pack them tomorrow and will start shipping next week. We'll be making daily trips to the post office to send out the ones made that day. They are sent priority mail so it won't be long before they will be arriving on doorsteps. If anyone has moved, please let me know now :)
P.P.S. We have over 6,000 orders to get out. I'll post when they are all in the mail.
2 December 1998Attention Aussies: This week's Who Weekly (30/11/98) has a nice photo of Lucy, Rob & Daisy from the NZ TV Awards
Created new montage based on the episode "Locked Up and Tied Down". This montage is dedicated to Peyton and it showcases Thalassa and Gabrielle.
Speaking of Thalassa...this has bugged me since I first heard the name...I'm curious as to why they named this character that..in Greek it means ocean or the sea...so was it supposed to mean something or did RJ like the sound of it. If anyone knows the answer to this question..let me know :-)
I would like to announce a new bard has been added to The Bard's Corner - Ilsa. Ilsa has written a story that involves Xena, Gabrielle and two FBI agents called Scully and Mulder...I thoroughly enjoyed this story - I'm a budding X-Files fan so it was rather interesting for me!
Posted Kansas by Ilsa
Posted Reflections In A Golden Eye - Part 2 (Book 2) by ArdentTly
Posted Some Other Good Day by Blue
Posted SLK's Review of Maternal Instincts
For those Kevin Smith fans out there:
Posted Transcript and Pics from the Starlog magazine #259 (January 1998) - this pic is just too gorgeous.
Now XWP Work - Star Trek Fan Fiction
Reposted Lenara by Scout
1 December 1998Montage Update: Review and Montage of Season 4 episode Crusader are now online. I am now going to attempt to have visions of Joan of Arc be eradicated from my brain...wish me luck :-) Attention Aussies: In the latest issue of Foxtel Magazine (December), Foxtel is offering a Xena Action figure (I figure about 12 inches) for $34.95. They are only releasing 1,000 of them!
Archived What's New
for November 1998
Posted Nano #4: Newton's Second Law - Gravitation - Part 5 by Jules Mills
As a small side issue here. For those following the Nanoverse stories by Jules Mills..I got this bit of info in my daily Net News for the day. I thought people might be interested:
In case you missed it, the winner of the Foresight Institutes (http://foresight.org/ ) 1998 Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology was Ralph Merkle of the Xerox Palo Alto Research. Merkle is one of the great advocates of nanotechnology and his page at http://nano.xerox.com/nano/ is worth checking out.
Posted Crusader: Away From The Light by Blind Faith
Posted Sins of the Daughter by Bel-wah
Updated Season 4 Rumours with info about If The Shoe Fits
Updated The Australian Episode Guide - Channel 10. Xena has finished for the year on Channel 10. Foxtel will air Season 1 episodes during the summer.
Magazine Update: (Many thanks to Liz for the following info)
There's quite a lengthy article about Xena and
Hercules in the latest issue of the
British Science Fiction Association's fan magazine Matrix (#134).
(The article can be found on the author's web
BSFA Matrix - http://www.mjckeh.demon.co.uk/topbsfa.htm This is generally only available to members of the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Curent issue - Nov-Dec 98
SFX magazine, the December 98 (Christmas) issue
The current SFX magazine interviews Robert Trebor and suggests the UK air date for Xena series four is January 99.