a bit of nostalgia
Logo created by Lucia Nobrega
Jay Laga'ia who played Draco on
Xena: WP has been imortalised as an action figure for the latest Star Wars movie. The New
Idea magazine that features a blurb on Jay's action figure talks about his life in
Auckland and being a musician. Jay played Padmé Amidala's head of security and personal
bodyguard, Captain Typho. See
the action figure.
- Added a link to a new FF archive in Greek. From Suzanne Velcro:
This is just to let you know that we started an uber Xena story page in Greek! It will
have my stories but also translated stories by well-known writers and Vivian Darkbloom is
the first one. I hope to add more soon.
- Added two
montages titled "Grr Power" and "Naughty Xena"by Julie.
- Added transcript and cover of New
Zealand Listener article/interview from
February 9, 2002 about Lucy Lawless.
- Added link to an older article about Wonder Woman candidates, among
them Lucy Lawless.
- Added a link to a blurb in the Advocate about
The Subtext Zone
- Added a great drawing of Xena and
Gabrielle by Lisa.
- Added The
Brass Ring Part Twenty-Two
by Mavis Applewater
- Added Habáname Chapter 9 - An Original Uber Fiction
by Ana Ortiz
- Added the Conclusion of Our Reunion
to Nancereno's 'Xena Trilogy: The Xena Scrolls' from her artwork page.
Texaspup Wendy Woody a.k.a. PLW
appears in the clip alongside Deborah Abbott at http://tvone.nzoom.com/programmes/holmes/story.html?story_2002_archive.inc
Scroll down to Monday May 20: Adrenalin, fantasy and leather. (3.55 mins)
Mary D will be in Orlando,
Florida this weekend for the Orlando Bardcon where
she will be on a panel and also talking about her books. Copies of her three novels will
be available to purchase.
If you are a bard on The Bard's
Corner please submit your work to email@example.com.
For those wishing to contribute news articles or magazine scans please send them to the
above address as well.
Actress/artist Deborah Abbott was on NZ TV as Xena... take a look http://tvone.nzoom.com/programmes/holmes/story.html?story_2002_archive.inc
Scroll to Adrenalin, fantasy and leather. (3.55 mins) when you get there.
The following is from
Helen//mmorgaine regarding Renee's performances
It's a request for anyone who's
interested in attending one of Renee's performances of Macbeth this summer, and I
appreciate your taking the time to read this, and consider what I'm asking.
Apparently, after Creation announced
that Renee will be in the Shakespeare by the Sea production this summer, a lot of Renee's
fans sent emails to the Shakespeare by the Sea folks requesting info. Lots, I mean LOTS of
fans. This is a small theater company, and they're not at all used to getting this kind of
response, and they're getting kind of nervous.
So I'm asking that if you're
interested in seeing the Shakespeare by the Sea production starring Renee this summer,
please, before emailing and asking for information, try looking around their website. Lots
of common questions can be answered there without overwhelming the SbtS staff. Also, it's
probably a good idea to contact travel websites, or travel agents with travel questions.
The SbtS staff aren't set up to help you get to LA, and San Pedro, from thousands of miles
away. They're busy enough just making sure they have props and stuff.
Lastly, and most importantly, if you
really need to email them, please be as polite and *calm* as possible in your
correspondance with them. I don't know what they've found in their inbox, but it has them
rather worried. So if we could treat them rather gently, and keep in mind these folks
aren't at all familiar with Xena fandom, then it might help to make their week go a little
Also, anyone who wants to can join
the SoCalPups list, and ask all
questions you want ask. Usually someone there answer your questions
A second video game based on the
famous Evil Dead movies is going to be released soon for PS2 and XBOX. Bruce Campbell, Sam
Raimi and Robert Tapert, the team behind the Evil Dead film trilogy, have thrown their
weight behind this project with Campbell providing the voice-over for Ash, the
chainsaw-armed hero from the movie.
The game is called "Evil Dead:
A Fistful of Boomstick" and Bruce Campbell is going to be at the Electronic
Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles (May 24, 2002 - THQ booth [#4001] from 11:00am
-12:30pm) to promote it and meet the fans. There's also an announcement in the
official BC site at http://www.bruce-campbell.com.
For more info also go to http://www.thq.com/.
Sunday, May 19th New York Times
Crossword Puzzle: 59 Across
Clue: Lawless warrior.
Renée O'Connor news
From Creation Entertainment
Shakespeare by the Sea is free -- you do not need a ticket. Seating is available on a
first come, first served basis. People begin showing up an hour or so before the show
begins to get seats. Beach chairs, blankets and warm, layered clothing are recommended.
Point Fermin has bench seating, however many people bring their own chairs -- all tour
locations are open grassy areas without seats - so definitely bring your own chairs or be
prepared to sit on the ground. Picnics are welcome.
All performances have a pre-show 1/2
hour prior to the performance. Photography/Taping is not permitted during performances --
you may have a chance for photos after the show - but that's not guaranteed.
6/27 (opening night), 28, 29 -- San Pedro, Pt. Fermin -- 8 PM
7/5, 12, 18, 20 San Pedro, Pt. Fermin -- 8 PM
7/26 -- Hermosa Beach, Valley Park -- 7 PM
8/1, 3 -- Wilmington, Banning Park -- 7 PM
8/9 -- Manhattan Beach, Polliwog Park -- 7 PM
8/16 (closing night) -- San Pedro, Pt. Fermin -- 7 PM
- Added art by Katie Wilks: Once Upon a Time
(Gabrielle), The Xena Bunch
- Added art by Andrew T (X*Guy): Arabian
Nights (Xena) and Mysterious Ways (Xena)
- Added art by Andrew T (X*Guy): A great
set of Heart of Darkness Subtext montages
- Added a link to the Links Page of the Swedish Lucy
Lawless club 'Lucy In The Sky'. This Links Page includes all the Swedish Xena sites. Two
years ago there were two or three sites running, look at them all now!
Renee O'Connor News from Creation
Entertainment - May 18, 2002
Renee O'Connor doing Shakespeare
Renee will be performing Lady Macbeth in the Shakespeare by the Sea production of Macbeth.
It starts June 27 and will run for five weeks in San Pedro, CA. Then it will go on a tour
of the beach cities of Southern California until August 24. You will find the schedule, as
it becomes available, on their web page at : http://www.shakespearebythesea.org/calendar.html
Xena Actors in Star Wars episode II: Attack of the Clones
Captain Typho - Senator Padme's
Bodyguard is played by Jay Laga'aia (Draco)
Typho replaces Captain Panaka as Padme's bodyguard in Episode II. He is in the opening
scene and has scenes later into the movie as well.
Click here for a picture http://www.theforce.net/episode2/characters/
Poggle the Lesser - Leader of
Geonosis, CGI Character voiced by Marton Csokas (Borias)
Poggle is a Geonosian who heads up business dealings with Count Dooku and Neimodians
from the Trade Federation. Official title is "Archduke".
GREAT NEWS! Raimi, Tapert Reteam
Spider-Man director Sam Raimi is
reteaming with his Evil Dead partner Rob Tapert and Germany's Senator Entertainment to
launch a new company that will produce low-budget SF, horror and fantasy movies, Variety
reported. Under the three-year deal, Raimi and Tapert will produce a number of titles that
will be fully financed by Senator, which will retain worldwide distribution rights to the
films, the trade paper reported.
Raimi is not yet expected to direct
any of the movies, nor appear in them, Variety reported. No specific projects have been
announced. Raimi and Tapert will reportedly be looking for young directors and existing
development projects. ---- Source: Sci-Fi Wire
NZ Herald 17.05.2002
to star in film pitting Cruise against Samurai - Xena custom designer mentioned
Xena CD, DVD & Video News
Xena Season 3 DVDs - Region 2
& 4 only (or if you have a multizone DVD player)
The Season 3 DVD Box set 1 & 2 are now available for ordering via Blackstar Videos Box
1 will be released May 20 and you can order at
Box Set 2 can be pre-ordered
Both sets cost approx $79.00 (Australian) $25.79 (US)
We've been receiving tons of
e-mails with viruses attached to them. Please read the following message to learn how to
deal with the problem. This is from the Symantec site.
W32.Klez.gen@mm is a
mass-mailing worm that will send itself to all email addresses in the Microsoft Outlook
The subject and attachment name of incoming emails are randomly chosen. The attachment
will have one of the following extensions: .bat, .exe, .pif or .scr.
The worm may include a virus that will destroy all files on the 13th of March and
There is a program you can download
to find out if you have it and then destroy it.
If you don't have anti-virus software may I suggest you get one asap - there are tons of
good ones out there both commercial and shareware.
www.tucows.com or http://www.cnet.com/software/0-8888.html?tag=dir
Reposted Kodiwolf's fiction with all
the chapters linked individually. Please note that the chapters were reorganized. People
who have been following Assassin should pick it up at Chapter 26 instead of 17.
- Added Bloodlines Chapters 21 | 22 by Kodiwolf
- Added New Gaia Chapter 21 by Kodiwolf
- Added Lights of Life Chapters 10 | 11 by Kodiwolf
News Archive / Lucy News
NZ Herald - 11 May 2002
LUCY DELIVERS: It's been a big week for Lucy Lawless - not only has there been the birth
of her third child but her first post-Xena movie has lit up the American box office. Well,
kind of ... blink and you'll miss her, but Lawless makes a fleeting appearance as
"punk rock girl" in director Sam Raimi's recordbusting Spider-Man. Lawless, in
full goth makeup and wig, has just one line, gushing about the webbed one's coolness as he
sets about busting New York's crims. Her appearance, we presume, has something to do with
the friendship between former college buddies Raimi and Lawless' husband, Rob Tapert.
Their first collaboration was on the horror classic The Evil Dead in 1983, and they're
both partners in Renaissance Pictures, the parent company of Renaissance Pacific, the
makers of Xena and Hercules.
NZ Herald - 09 May 2002 6.00 am
Xena star's new baby
Lucy Lawless, former star of television blockbuster Xena: Warrior Princess, has given
birth to a boy in Auckland. Judah Miro Tapert was born just before midnight on Tuesday in
the home of Lawless, 34, and her producer-husband, Rob Tapert. The baby weighed a healthy
3850gm (8lbs 8oz). Lawless and Tapert, married since 1998, have another son, Julius
Robert, 2, and Lawless has a daughter, Daisy Lawless, 13, from a previous marriage.
Lawless appeared in the new-season premiere of The X-Files, and the comedy Just Shoot Me
and makes a cameo appearance in the new Spider-Man movie.
- Added art by Verrath - Hudson Leick
- Added art by Julie - 6 Xena and Callisto
- New artist Jim Caruso - Gabrielle artwork
The Bards' PDF Library
The new section of The Bard's Corner hosts complete Classic
Xena (Gen/Alt), Conqueror and Mel/Janice novels in printable pdf format. These make your
life easy if you want to print complete novels or want to download the stories in one
This section currently holds close to 40 titles by some of
the best bards in the Xenaverse and will be expanding over the next few weeks. If you find
any glitches or have problems downloading drop me a line.
Requests or complete Classic Xena (Gen/Alt), Conqueror and Mel/Janice novels can
be sent in doc, html, txt or pdf formats to Mesh.
When sending materials, please zip. THX.
- Added link to Amazonia - the group is called
Amazonia and it is a international historical reenactment/larp group for all the amazon
tribes (and the xena ones as well).
ROC Media Alert
Upcoming ROC television
appearances. All times are Eastern, US.
Sun May 12, 4:15am, Encore True Stories, "The Flood: Who Will Save Our
Sat May 18/early Sun May 19, 2:30am, Starz!, "Stone Cold"
Sun May 26, 11pm, Sci-Fi Channel, "Darkman II: The Return of Durant"
Tue May 28/early Wed May 29, 2:15am, Starz!, "Stone Cold"
Please check your local TV Guide for times US Alerts.
If you are a bard on The Bard's
Corner you can submit your work to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those wishing to contribute news articles or magazine scans etc please send them to
Mesh at the above address.
The following is from Di
Bauden from the Xena Live 2 production
ABOUT FACE THEATRE announces the
EXTENSION of the smash hit XENA LIVE! Episode 2: Xena Lives! The Musical Featuring
ALEXANDRA BILLINGS in the role of ANDROGYNY
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!!! If you haven't had a chance to see XENA LIVE!
EPISODE 2 or if you were looking for the perfect time to see it again, About Face is
thrilled to announce the EXTENSION of XENA LIVE! EPISODE 2: XENA LIVES! THE MUSICAL
through June 2, 2002.
Chicago favorite ALEXANDRA BILLINGS
will join the cast beginning Saturday, May 18 in the role of ANDROGYNY and
ELIZABETH LAIDLAW (Xena) and AMY MATHENY (her trusty sidekick Gabrielle) are back, this
time incorporating hilarious musical numbers with skilled swordplay and a host of new
characters. Read more...
Today's update is my
last for the month of May <g> I'm off on my annual holiday so that means a
break for me <g> In my absense, Mesh will be updating the site. If you are a bard on
The Bard's Corner you can submit your work to her at email@example.com.
For those wishing to contribute news articles or magazine scans please send them to Mesh
at the above address. I'll be in Orlando, Florida for the Orlando Bardcon where I will be
on a panel and also yakking about my books. Copies of my three novels will be available to
Be gentle with Mesh and
don't make her run screaming off into the night never to be heard from again. <g>
- Redesigned section and added new logo
An exciting new feature will be
added to The Bard's Corner in addition to the stories being in html and rb (ebook format).
The Bard's PDF Library. The Bard's PDF Library will host complete Classic Xena (Gen/Alt),
Conqueror and Mel/Janice novels in printable pdf format. These files will make your life
easy if you want to print complete novels or want to download the stories in one single
file. With the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software anyone can view and print PDF files
across a broad range of hardware and OP systems. Furthur details will be announced over
the next few days.
News articles relating to the birth
- Added scan from NZ Herald - 9 May 2002
- The following blurb appeared The
Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - 9 May 2002
Congratulations to Oxford & King Street (gay areas of Sydney) pin-up girl
Lucy Lawless, former star of TV cult series Xena: Warrior Princess, and husband Rob Tapert
on the birth of second son Judah Miro Tapert. Judah was born at home in Auckland and has a
brother Julius, 2, and a half sister Daisy, 13, from a previous marriage.
- The London Free Press couldn't decide
whether Judah was a boy or a girl <g>
Lucy Lawless gives birth to girl
Former Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless is a mom again. The 34-year-old actor gave
birth to Judah Miro Tapert on Tuesday at her home in New Zealand. The baby was reported in
good health and weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces. He's the second child for Lawless and husband
Robert G. Tapert, executive producer of Xena, which went off the air last year. They also
have a two-year-old son, and Lawless has a 13-year-old daughter from a previous marriage.
From: London Free Press - 9 May 2002
The following is from Di
Bauden from the Xena Live 2 production
- Hello everyone!
As promised I have some information about the extension for Xena Live! We ARE
extending through June 2. And taking the place of Scott Duff as Androgeny as of May
18th will be none other than Episode One's Alexandra Billings! Scott's last show is Friday
the 17th. Alex will do the rest of the run thru June 2. There will be no extension
past June 2. The About Face Youth program begins right after Xena so this is the definite
close date. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!
Subtext Virtual Season 7
(Amazon Arc - Part 1)
to the nation, Gabrielle finds herself once again serving as Queen to troubled Amazons.
Added link to ET
Online with a quote from Lucy about being 10 months pregnant
The tough TV starlet admitted that the journey with her new bundle of joy hasn't been
completely smooth! After passing the 10-month mark (her original due date was Apr. 29) she
experienced a bit of "road rage," yelling out, "Don't mess with me, I'm 10
Read the full transcript at http://www.etonline.com/celebrity/a10392.htm
Turn The Page
Buy this book!
High Intensity by Belle Reilly
Mount Everest. At 29,035 feet, it is the tallest mountain in the world.
Climbing it would be the adventure of a lifetime, the ultimate high, or so thought Allison
Peabody, a socialite/stockbroker from New York. But she hadn't a clue as to the real
challenges she would face, the physical toll it would take on her body, and the effect
that the life or death decisions that are daily routine on Everest, would have on
her. Mostly, she hadn't anticipated encountering the like of Veronique Bouchard, the
taciturn French-Canadian mountaineer hired to guide her commercial expedition to the
summit. Together, Allison and Ricky fight to overcome their differences while
pushing themselves to the limit, letting nothing stand in the way of their objective, and
their growing feelings for one another.
With his father's
urgings and his mother's anguish Judah Miro Tapert was born at 11:46 pm local time
(NZ) on May 7th. Weight 8 lbs 8 oz. Everyone is fine.
Sword and Staff will continue to collect donations made payable to STARSHIP FOUNDATION to
celebrate the birth of Judah Miro Tapert on May 7. Anyone wishing to make a donation to
celebrate Lucy and Rob's new son, can do so by sending the donation to:
Sword and Staff
P.O. Box 224
Floral Park, NY 11002
[click here for
Added link to E!
News Online about the birth of Judah
Added AP Report about
the birth of Judah
Lucy Lawless Has Baby Boy
Tue May 7, 3:37 PM ET
LOS ANGELES - Former "Xena:
Warrior Princess" star Lucy
Lawless is a mom again. The 34-year-old actress gave birth to Judah Miro Tapert on
Tuesday at her home in New Zealand, according to publicist Leah Krantzler. The baby
reportedly was in good health and weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces. He's the second child for
Lawless and husband Robert G. Tapert, executive producer of the "Xena"
television show, which went off the air last year. They also have a 2-year-old son, and
Lawless has a 13-year-old daughter from a previous marriage. Lawless appeared for six
seasons as the breastplated, sword-wielding warrior, whose adventures featured a mix of
sex appeal, ancient mythology, campy humor and fighting action.
I am very
pleased to announce the addition of Mavis Applewater to The Bard's Corner
Kevin Smith Memorial Page
The ROC File
ROC News - The
following is from the Official Xena Fan Club (Sharon Delaney)
- Renee will be appearing at our Cherry
Hill, New Jersey convention (Aug.9-11) doing Love Letters with Tim Omundson. She's
appearing Saturday night, August 10. The ticket ordering information (and the change of
date) hasn't been put on Creation's web page yet. Please wait until it's there
before you try and order tickets. It should go up in the next day or two.
The Lawless Files
Picture Archive Updates
Nearly Lucy related
From the NZ Herald -
8 May 2002
The sister of Xena star Lucy Lawless has been forced to cut a song from her comedy,
opening in Wellington today, after being refused performance rights. Josie Ryan's show
Sister Wonderwoman was to feature the theme to the 1970s TV series Wonder Woman, starring
here to read more of the article]
Now the following is
rather out of the ordinary - Lucy and Renee speaking Spanish. It was advertising FIN on
Mexican TV. Many thanks to Karla and Alejo
(for the avi files)
I am very
pleased to annouce the addition of Mezzo & Sage Walker to The Bard's Corner
The Bard's eBook Corner
- Added Words Heard In Silence Chapters 32-36 by T Novan
and Taylor Rickard - Uber - Complete
The following is from
the Official Xena Fan
Club Page (Sharon Delaney)
Renee and Miles came for a
visit. They're over their colds and loved playing with the dogs in our office.
At seven months, he's almost half as big as his mom! <G> We'll have another
announcement about Renee's upcoming performances on Monday.
X Marks The Spot
very pleased to announce the addition of L.A. Tucker to The Bard's Corner
Aussie Xena News
schedules for Season 3 (Foxtel) and Season 6 (Channel 10) for Australia only
Many thanks to
Dave who wrote to Foxtel TV1 about them screening Xena season 5 & 6
"Unfortunately due to the strict contractual agreements between the studios and
the networks, we are unable to obtain the rights of Xena series 5 and 6 until December
Turn the Page
KatLyn did a nice interview of Lori Lake, and here is the address if you
are interested in reading it. Lori gives some helpful advice on the writing process
as well as tells a lot about how she puts together her novels. Its worth checking
For those of you who have read
Lori L. Lakes Gun Shy and Under the Gun, you know that Dez and Jaylynn listen to the
songs of Hydraulic Woman, especially Late At Night and Dezs
Song which is the song Dez writes to Jaylynn and about herself in UTG. Now you
can hear clips and get a copy of this on sale at:
got a copy and the music is a nice variety of gutsy blues, acoustic pop, and light rock.
the link to Radclyffe's Innocent Hearts
Innocent Hearts by Radclyffe
Buy this book!
In 1860s Montana Territory, Kate Beecher, a young woman from Boston, faces the
hardships and hard choices of life on the frontier. Just eighteen years old, and quietly
struggling against the social constraints of the era, Kate meets a woman who fires first
her imagination, and then her dreams. Jessie Forbes, a fiercely independent rancher, finds
in Kate the passion she never knew she had been missing. This is the story of their
struggle to love in a land, and a time, as cruel as it was beautiful
Turn The Page
Unexpected Sparks by G.L Dartt
Buy this book from the Open Book
opens with a fatal fire for Sam Madison, Truro's local lothario, as his insurance office
burns to the ground. This arson and subsequent fires makes falling in love a little more
complicated as Kate Shannon, forty years old, elegant and highly respected in the small
maritime town, finally surrenders to her growing feelings for twenty-six-year-old Nikki
Harris, a country girl who has a habit of poking her nose in where it doesn't belong. Will
discovering the unexpected sparks for each other blind these two very different women to
the sparks set by an arsonist? Or will the new couple, working together, stop the killer
before anything else goes up in flames?
- Added art by AndrewT - A great set of
montages from "Ides of March"
- New artist: Julie - Montages of Alti and
- Added art by Mesh - Queen Gabrielle x 2 (black
- New artist: Sara - Drawings of Xena
The Subtext Zone
Indexed the following stories
(previously added to the what's new page for March but not indexed)
The Bard's eBook Corner
following is from the
Official Xena Fan Club Page (Sharon Delaney)
with Renee. Those Shakespeare classes are paying off. She's going to be doing
something in Southern California, outdoors, this summer, open to all. Details to
come as we get them.
Xena CD, DVD and Video News
The second box
set of Season 6 is now available for pre-ordering from Blackstar Videos. It will be
released on 2nd June. Price: $76 (Australian) £28.29 (UK) $41.49 (US)
Box set 2 will have the remaining 11 episodes
The first box
set of Season 6 is also available from Blackstar with the episodes
Coming Home, The Haunting Of Amphipolis, Heart Of Darkness, Who's Gurkhan,
Legacy, The Abyss, The Rheingold, The Ring, The Return Of The Valkyrie, Old Ares Had a
Farm, Dangerous Prey.
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