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Xena & Hercules Collection
Region 2 & 4
Herc Xena Trilogy
The Region 2 & 4 Season 3 DVDs that are now shipping at $87.95AUD
Region 1 DVD
XWP Season 5
Box Set 2 DVD
Rob talks about writing for Xena
Xena Warrior Princess
The Complete Illustrated Companion
- Added five new scans from the new DVD Fan Club Re-Issue
- Added scanned Lucy picture from Out Magazine - August 2003
The following is from Sharon Delaney / Official Xena Fan Club
RENEE IN LONDON: SMALL TIDBIT OF NEWS!
Several fans have asked whether still photography will be allowed during the weekend, and of course the answer is YES (including Renee O'Connor's question and answer session). However, during Renee and Tim's performance in the play we are going to request that no photography be done since this is a theatrical performance. Hope that works for everyone, and for those still not signed up to be with us in London, below are the basics about the convention. Tickets are available at: http://www.creationent.com/cal/
- I've been asked to let you all know that Wendy who took the great shots from the comic con is NOT Wendy Sparks but she thanks you all for the lovely notes :) Wendy is Wendy G and not Wendy Sparks who also takes fantastic photos :)
- Added link to the Mail Tribune Online newspaper which has more details about Bruce's accident http://www.mailtribune.com/archive/2003/0728/local/stories/17local.htm
Bruce Campbell was involved in a head on collison over the weekend. The good news is that Bruce is okay after being released from hospital. The bad news for the other driver is that he's in a critical condition. Bruce's car was totalled. For more information about the crash go to:
Season 2 - Region 1 (US/Canada)
The following goodies are with the Season 2 DVDs from Anchor Bay.
- Audio & Video Commentary With Lucy Lawless and Reneé O’Connor
- Director and Actor Bios on CD-ROM
- Series Trivia on CD-ROM
- Season Two Photo Gallery
- Xena Chronicles
Click here to order from Amazon.com which has reduced the price of the Season 2 DVD to $52.48 with free shipping for US customers.
The following is from Sharon Delaney / Creation Entertainment
RENEE Q&A SESSION LONDON APPEARANCE UPDATE! GOOD NEWS!
Along with appearing in Love Letters with Tim Omundson, Renee will also be doing a 30 minute Question and Answer Session with the audience before the play. Prepare your questions for Renee and get set for this special appearance!
ALSO we've added a cool benefit for our Gold Weekend Patrons: A Complimentary autographed hand-signed photo (from Xena) of your choice of WILLIAM GREGORY LEE (Virgil), WILLA O'NEILL (Lila) or EBONY SMITH (M'Lila) as their character.
August 29-31 is the date and the place is the gorgeous Metropole Hotel in London. Get the full scoop on the convention, get your tickets, and reserve your hotel rooms (which include a complimentary Renee O'Connor/Gabrielle autographed photo).
I am very pleased to annouce the addition of Felioness to The Bard's Corner & Next Chapter
- Added Family (Gen Fic) by LC Simpson (Felioness)
Heroes come in all shapes, sizes and...species. Based on actual events, this is a cat story from a different perspective. The tale takes place in North Carolina in the 1960's and is lovingly dedicated to my mother and a well loved family member named Snowball who
taught me that cats are more than just pets.
- Added The Rainbow (Poem) by LC Simpsons (Felioness)
- It seems quite a few people have been getting excited (judging by the emails I've received over the weekend) when Yahoo Movies posted that a Xena movie is imminent. :-) So far nothing has been set, the Yahoo Movie site is just repeating what the Xenaverse has known since the Official Xena Convention in Feb 2003. Unfortunately there is nothing to get excited about. .
- Added report from the con by Norma: XenaWannaBe
The following articles are fromThe NZ Sunday Star Times - 27 July 2003
- A host of international and local celebrities have let their creative juices flow to support suicide prevention charity Yellow Ribbon.
Kiwi stars, including Peter Jackson, Lucy Lawless, Witi Ihimaera and Charlotte Dawson, have also offered a variety of artistic impressions - from red high heel shoes to signatures - in support of Yellow Ribbon.
To read more go to http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/print/0,1478,2581581a11,00.html
Many thanks to Jessica for information
- Doh! Homer's dream role as Kiwi PM 27 July 2003
AY CARAMBA! It's said we get the politicians we deserve - but Homer J Simpson for New Zealand prime minister? Only in his dreams.
A Simpsons comic has Homer coming home drunk and waking to find he's become our PM - surrounded by Kiwis, sheep and a framed picture of Xena star Lucy Lawless.
Click here to read more of the article http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/print/0,1478,2581635a11,00.html
Many thanks to Jessica for information
The Baltimore Sun - 27 July 2003
- There is a tiny mention of Lucy in an article about Prem Raja Mahat. Mehat is one of Nepal's best-loved folk singers. He has been described as the Bruce Springsteen of Katmandu It seems he knows Lucy. The excerpt from the article says: In a photo near the stairs, he wraps an arm around an armor-clad Lucy Lawless, the New Zealand actress better known as Xena, Warrior Princess. The same image fills the inside cover of his latest album. (I bet his sales go up from Xenites wanting to get a copy <g>)
Click here to read entire article
Many thanks to Barbara Davies for the information
- Added article from The Western Leader (NZ newspaper) - 24 July 2003. Details the work being done on the "Boogeyman" set.
- Added link to the Waitakare City Council - Council commits further to film studio at Auckland film summit - small mention of Boogeyman and the use of the film studio in the future http://www.waitakere.govt.nz/WhaHap/nm/mr/july03.asp#filmstudio
- Updated cast list for Boogeyman
Not Xena related (sort of). Cleopatra 2525 news - Blackstar Videos in the UK are selling Season 1 of Cleo 2525 on DVD for the price of £5.99 ($14.65 AUD or $9.70 USD). The blurb reads
The year is 2525 and the world has been turned upside down. Monstrous airborne machines known as Baileys have taken over the surface of the earth and driven the people underground. While most of humanity has abandoned hope of ever reclaiming the surface of the earth, there are those who remain fiercely committed to the cause. Among these brave souls are the female warriors Hel and Sarge. They are joined by Cleopatra, a 21st Century girl who wakes up 500 years after being cryogenically frozen. They are united in the most courageous of quests: to restore humanity to its rightful place on the planet! This release features the first half of Season One.
Episode titles: Quest For Firepower, Creegan, Flying Lessons, Mind Games, Home/Rescue, Run Cleo Run. To order go to: http://www.blackstar.co.uk/video/item/7000000071247 -
It's in stock 28 July 2003
I don’t usually post wedding announcements but these are two of my best mates and I’m tickled pink so here goes:
's Books (www.gomorrahs.com) and The Canadian Uber Addicts invite you to witness the marriage of Taylor Rickard and TNovan on Gomorrah Saturday, August the 2nd, 2003, high noon...at the bookstore.
The legally-wedded couple will chat with guests and Addicts alike at a small gathering immediately following the ceremony. Come and hear all the plans for Cavalier Press and DC BardFest from the source!. And I just bet TN will autograph any books you might bring along <s>
And then we'll call Steph on the west coast of
. Timing should be about right <g> Canada
- The following is from The Dallas Voice Community Newspaper - July 2003
Xena battles The Boogeyman
Everyone’s favorite warrior princess may finally be meeting a foe she can’t beat: the boogeyman himself. Xena’s Lucy Lawless has signed on to co-star in The Boogeyman, a thriller currently shooting in her home country of New Zealand. Along with Lawless, 7th Heaven’s Barry Watson stars as a young man returning to his childhood home to try to overcome traumatic, boogeyman-inspired events that took place in his bedroom. Not to be confused with the schlocky ‘80s series of Boogeyman movies, this fright-fest comes from Sam Raimi’s (Spider-Man) new horror production company, Ghost House. Raimi used to executive produce Xena, and he’s also got a horror-picture pedigree — he was responsible for such scary movies as The Evil Dead and Darkman.
- For those interesting in great artwork, Rebekah Lynn's site is back online. Check out her beautiful work - . The following is from her newsletter/mailing list
I am glad to present to you 25 new releases. 17 are fantasy/fine art pieces, and 8 are Xena related pieces. You can view them now at http://www.rebekahlynn.com/new.html
A message from Wordee:
I've had a lot of people write to me about recording some of the newer fanfic and uber that's been written since my retirement from taping audio fanfic. Therefore, for a limited time, I will again offer my
services to record any story you'd like to hear.
Here's the good news: I will be recording all the stories digitally. No more tapes -- from now your masters will be on CDs!
Each master CD will cost $120. You can estimate what will fit on a CD by checking the story document in your word processing program under 'word count'. Look for 'characters without spaces'. Approx. 58,000 characters without space fit on one CD (this is just a means to estimate. If your project takes more or less CDs than estimated, final value will based on the actual amount). All stories must have written permission from the author before they can be recorded.
Master CD recordings can be ordered individually, or through consortiums. If you'd like to know how to start a consortium, feel free to ask me. If you'd like to know about existing consortiums, feel free to ask me that, too.
I will be offering this service for a limited time, so get your orders in now! Just email me at email@example.com.
-- Joanna Sandsmark
- Added 7 photos of Renee by Wendy from the Comic Con convention
- Added New Beginnings (Complete) by Mavis Applewater
A young mother meets the mother of her daughter's classmate and finds something she wasn't looking for.
- Added Hearts and Flowers (Complete) by Mavis Applewater
Gwen and Eden's first Valentines Day together is filled with more than a few bumps along the way.
- The publishers of the magazine "Celebrity Skin" have released a press release to advertise their upcoming magazine #118 that deals with the silver screen's favorite femme fatales.
Celebrity Skin Unveils Divas Who Dare To Be Dangerous
It mentions Lucy as Xena:
"Sword And Sandal Sirens" pays tribute to the barbaric babes who use more than their feminine wiles as lethal weapons. Celebrity Skin clears the battlefield and unleashes the savage sexuality of barbarous beauties including Lucy Lawless in "Xena: Warrior Princess," Lana Clarkson in "Barbarian Queen" and Tawny Kitaen as the Amazon warrior in "The Perils Of Gwendoline In The Land Of The Yik Yak" and "Witchboard." Hold onto your sword, it's gonna be a bumpy ride ...Click here to read the entire press release
Many thanks to Samantha for the news
- Stars Come Out For Young Disabled
In an unprecedented New Zealand entertainment event, 16 talented young people with disabilities will work and perform with top local and international celebrities of their choice in a "Stars Thru Their Eyes" event to be staged at Auckland's Sheraton hotel on Saturday 30th of August . Organised by Project StarJam in partnership with the Endeavour
Charitable Trust, the show features the likes of Tom Cruise, Lucy Lawless and Dame Malvina Major who star in pre-recorded interviews which will be shown at "Stars Thru Their Eyes 2003". - Click here to read full article
- Added The Growing - Chapter 24 (Unfinished) by Sue Beck and Okasha
- Added 4 new photos of Norma: Xena WannaBe and Renee from the con
- Added photo of Fifthd and Renee (Renee is sitting on the autograph table <g>)
I am pleased to announce the addition of Erin O'Rielly to The Bard's Corner
- Added Specter of Fear (Complete) by Erin O'Rielly
Annie Banks and Bailey Colson thought their lives were perfect when they moved in together. Then the strange emails and calls started planting a seed of doubt in Annie's mind about Bailey's love. Together the woman try to solve the mystery of who was trying to sabotage their relationship. Will the Specter Of Fear and destroy their love or will they prevail?
- Added The Conqueror Series Tale Three: Time's Fell Hand - Part 27 (Unfinished)
by LJ Maas
New logo to reflect ROC's new hair colour...if she decides to go back to red..the old logo comes back <vbg> Click on the image to get a larger version of the logo. Many thanks to Lucia once again for creating this wonderful logo.
- Added six new ROC photos by Raven
- Added report from the Comic Con and Renee by Raven
- Added link to Wire Image with two photos of Renee by Albert Ortega
- For those wondering why ROC has gone back to blonde - it's for the "mockumentary" (Reality eXtreme) she is doing for Creative Light Entertainment. Not for a Xena movie as many have hoped for...yet.
- There are also rumours going round Renee could be involved in a series produced by Creative Light Entertainment but that was the scuttlebutt at Comic Con. Time will tell if this is true.
- Added Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Complete) by Iseqween
The following story takes place near the end of “Sins of The Past,” after Cyrene forgives Xena and before Gabrielle appears unbidden at Xena’s camp.
- Added Everywhere, One and Eternal (Complete) by Iseqween
This is a follow-up to the story “Scrrritch Scratch ” which depicts Xena and Gabrielle in their “twilight” years.
- Added A Haunting in New Orleans - Part 1 & 2 (Unfinished) by Lena
The story is based on true events. This concerns a haunting that took place in New Orleans.
- Added five new photos of Renee by DJ from the Comic Con
- Added three new photos of Renee from the Comic Con by Charity
- Added new main page for the Comic Con 2003
- Added article from NZ Sunday News - Monster Role for Xena Star - 20 July 2003
- Updated Boogeyman News page with Lucy's role in the Boogeyman movie
Upcoming Magazine Alert
The next issue of Non Sport Update Vol 14 #5. Features a Xena Cover and Cover Story from The Quotable Xena set from Ritenhouse Archives! There' Xena promo, a Smallville Series 2 promo and one or two more in every issue Regular features are "New Card Review," the "Promo Column," "New Card Review," Non-Sports Timeline", "We Hear You", "Finders Keepers", and "Card Online". Bi-monthly, Magaizine 88pg. PC...$4.50 USD. Available 09/09/03
Click here to view the Non Sport Cover
Many thanks to Arianne and Lori for the information
- Added information about the upcoming release of the Rittenhouse The Quotable Xena Trading Cards
Blonde ROC is back and looking absolutely fantastic.
Fifthd was at the Comic Con Convention in San Diego today (19 July 2003) and took 5 absolutely fab photos of Renee now sporting blonde hair instead of the red.
Click here for more photos
The Season 2 DVD - For region 1 (US/Canada) can now be pre-ordered from Amazon.com
for $67.49 with free shipping in the US. This release is from Anchor Bay. There are no details about extras. Click here to pre-order from Amazon.com
- Added transcript from the new Lucy interview with Out Magazine - August 2003
- Added link to article in the NZ City site about Lucy being one of the rich kiwis
- There is a very brief mention of Lucy in the Miami Herald about her appearance in Grease. The producer of Chicago, Barry Weissler, also produced Grease which had Lucy in it in 1997. Check it out at http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/entertainment/6316444.htm
Lucy reveals what her role is in the movie from the Out Magazine - August 2003 Issue
- In "The Ugly Americans", I'm playing the female Frank'N'Furter character, a sort of S/M madam. Why does it happen to me, Michael? I have this culty, weird sexual persona that people have imprinted on me. I live in a nether region of the entertainment industry. It's very fun, and it really has legs. But I'm so straight. I'm so boring.
- Updated the section with links to various sites about the movie and Lucy's involvement in it.
Upcoming Horror Movies
- Added The Growing - Chapter 23 (Unfinished) by Sue Beck & Okasha
- The Simpons range of action figures (heh) with the Xena action figure was released at the The San Diego International Comic Con. You can view the figures at at Figures.com
Many thanks to Chris for the news
- The August issue of Out Magazine (in the US) has a one page interview with Lucy.
Many thanks to MiL for the alert
- Added article from The Hollywood Reporter - 15 July 2003 on Lucy's new role in Boogeyman
- Lucy will be appearing in a new movie that is currently being filmed in New Zealand called "Boogeyman". It's a supernatural horror film. Boogeyman is about A young man (Watson), emotionally traumatized by memories of terrible things he experienced in his bedroom as a little boy, decides to return to the house he grew up in after the tragic death of his father to try to face his fears of that bedroom; fears of a mysterious being that could merely be a figment of his imagination that the experience might help him work out. Unless, of course, the Boogeyman is real... It's been produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert & Ghost House Pictures.
Click here for the Boogeyman info page with more information and links to various sites about the movie
US TV Alert
- The Hercules episode "For Those Of You Just Joining Us" will be on the SciFi Channel on Monday, 4 August at 12 pm. Renee appeared in this episode Sunny Day (complete with a southern accent- cute)
Many thanks to Jessica for the information
The Ebook section link has been fixed - the direct link is http://www.nextchapter.net/xipebook/index.html
- Added War Zone (Complete/Alt) by Goesome
Added "Silent Night" - Lucy sings from the 1998 Christmas In the Park Concert - December 1998
- Added "I'll Be Home For Christmas" - Lucy sings from the 1998 Christmas In the Park Concert - Dec 1998
- Lucy Autographs on Ebay are not rare - they're plentiful. Which ones are real and which are fake? Some are VERY obvious that it's not Lucy's autograph. Zap2It has a great article on spotting the fake autographs listed on ebay. Check it out
I am very pleased to announce the addition of Goesome to The Bard's Corner & Next Chapter
- Added Dress Blues (Complete/Original) by Goesome
- Added Coming Home (A Short Vacation - Part 2) by Mavis Applewater
- Added Who Knew? (Complete) by Mavis Applewater
Lucia has a new comic strip starting this week - The Little Clones are here!
- Added The Little Clones - Part 1 by Lucia
More news on ROC's "mockumentary" for Creative Light Entertainment
- The "moco?doco" is called "Reality eXtreme." A feature film satire of the world
of reality dating shows that begins production in September.
Many thanks to MET for the information
- Added scans from NZ Woman's Day - 1 May 2000 - Lucy's Shining Star. Lucy out shopping with Julius
- Added scan from New Idea - January 2001 - Lucy, Rob (I don't think it's Rob but they say it is) and Julius in LA
September sees me flying back to the US (I think I may have to just move there at this rate) for the Annual National Association of Photoshop Professionals Convention (aka Graphics Geek Heaven) in Maimi and then off to Washington DC for the DCBardfest which promises to be a cool event. I'll be going with my author hat on for the BardFest. Also attending the Bardfest would be Katherine Fugate and Alexandra Tydings as special guests which is majorly cool on both counts and heaps of well known bards and artists. Check it out at http://www.dcbardfest.com
More about Renee's participation in ComicCon on 19 July -
The following is from Missy Good
- Renee will be at the Creative Light Entertainment booth signing for a few hours. Shes going to be doing a mockumentary about reality television for those guys, so if youre in the area, drop by and get an autograph and say hi.
- Added Moving Target - Parts 11-12 (Unfinished) by Melissa Good
- The following is from Sharon Delaney
It's in the very early stages, but, on the chance that we actually get to pull this off, I would like to collect photos (emailed jpgs, not actual pics) of locations and screengrabs of scenes shot at these locations. What we're hoping to do for Kit #7 is go to the various locations with Lucy and Renee and have them talk about shooting there. Sort of "Coffee Talk on Location" <G> And I'd like to have printouts of the scenes to refresh their memories. So, the more stuff I have, the merrier! I've bookmarked the pages of cr's New Xenaland page, Bevis King and Adrian Petford. If you think of scene and want to relate it to a location photo on one of their pages, just describe which location photo it goes with and on who's page. And please include the episode title of the scenes.
Many thanks for any help you folks can give me.
- Added screengrabs from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - 18 August 1997 - soon after Lucy's accident.
- Added four 8 x 10 scans from the Fresh Magazine photoshoot - 1999
The following is from the crew of the Subext Virtual Season
Our graphics team created various montages for each of the episodes from Seasons 7 & 8. Over the rest of the summer, I will be posting montages from 2 episodes each week. There are a few montages that don't cover any particular episode and these will be posted also. These should lead us right into the Season 9 Premiere! New montages from S7, Episodes 1 & 2, A Friend Indeed Parts 1 & 2 are now available.
Xena CD, DVD & Video News
Kiwi DVD News:
- Whitcoulls Book Store in Upper Hutt has the Season 1 and 2 DVDS for $80NZ per season. Or you can buy half the season for $40NZ.
Many thanks to Jonathan for the news
News from the DCBardFest
- Alexandra Tydings has joined the guest list for the DC BardFest. A reminder for those wishing to attend: seating is limited and ticket sales are very brisk. So if people really want to attend they may want to consider getting tickets as soon as possible.
- Added Bozeman (Alt- Complete) by Mickey
Bozeman continues the story of Jesse and Jennifer started in Sweetwater and continued in Bannack. Jennifer's father arrives in Sweetwater to take her back east to an arranged marriage. Can Jesse keep her family together? Will Jennifer fight her father only to loose something more important?
Upcoming TV Alerts - US Only
- New Alert: NYPD Blue - "Oscar, Meyer, Weiner" - 4th July, 6:00 pm
- Reminder: Stranger In a Strange Land (Hercules) 9 July 2003 - Sci Fi Ch 3:00 pm EST
Italian Xena Fans Rejoice...The first Xena DVDs for the Italian market will be released soon.
They're the Xena trilogy, plus Prometheus and Judgment Day (exactly the same release in Australia and Germany). The DVD is Region 2 and the big news is that it's close captioned. in Italian, English, Spanish and Finnish. It can be heard in Italian, English and Spanish.
Price is 16.49 Euros. Check them out at http://www.dvd.it/index.cgi?page=dett&froms=Y&arti=26950
The following is from Zeena Vision:
We finally have a Video/DVD ready about the Xena lookalikes Jo Marriott and Carly Bramwell who do the real stuff. Please check the content of the video on our website, it also includes a special interview with Ted Raimi. Here is the link: www.zeenavision.com
- LightSpeed Fine Arts have updated their site with new pictures of Renee signing their posters and props. This was done in May 2003. The new pics are halfway down the page after the photos of Lucy. http://www.lightspeedfineart.com/Friends4.html
Lorimal's Chalice by Jane Fletcher has been selected as a Finalist for the 2003 Gaylactic Spectrum Award for Best Novel!
The Gaylactic Spectrum Awards are the premiere award recognizing science fiction works of special and positive interest to gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people. The 2003 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards will be presented at the World Science Fiction Convention in Toronto from August 28 - September 1.
- Click here to read Lorimal's Chalice by Jane Fletcher
- You can learn more about Lorimal's Chalice here:
http://www.fortitudepress.com/books/lorichalice.html. Order your copy
today and see what the judges of the Gaylactic Spectrum Awards already
For more information about the Gaylactic Spectrum Awards including a
complete listing of all nominated works, you can visit their website at
- Added Finding Yourself (Complete) by Rose Corsaro
- Added An Opened Heart (Complete) by Rose Corsaro
- Added Mulligan IV: The Cart Path Not Taken (Complete) by KG MacGregor
- Added a Xena mention from the book "The Best American Mystery Stories 2000"
- Added a Xena mention in TV Shows - Charmed