The Strike is OVER!
Many thanks to all those who contributed to the Xenaverse Refreshes Campaign - Our campaign began in November and it has lasted until the end of the strike in February! Thank you all for your contributions and support of the writers!
You have raised $2,005 in response to our appeal. It was an amazing effort and I thank you all for contributing and making it a success. Thanks also goes to the Xenaverse Drop Off Elf who worked really hard to deliver the goodies to the strikers every week. Not an easy job but one done with such a great spirit and a great deal of organisational skill!
We have $400 left over now that the strike is over - that money will be given to a charity chosen by Katherine and Steven and it will be announced here once that is decided.
Thank you all again for doing what Xena fans do when needed - pitching in for the Greater Good.
13 February 2008
WGA Strike News
It's over! After 100 days of strike action, the WGA members have agreed to go back to work after a hard won victory! Xena Fans should be exceptionally proud of the efforts during the Xenaverse Refreshes Campaign and the Xena Day March. This is just fantastic news (and now we can see some new episodes of our favourite shows and of course Renee in the second season of Army Wives!)
11 February 2008
WGA Strike May Be Over....
The following was in this morning's Sydney Morning Herald
Hollywood writers in tenative deal to end strike
February 10, 2008 - 7:19AM
Striking Hollywood screenwriters said Saturday they had agreed a deal to settle their three-month old dispute and could be back at work next week if it meets with union members' approval. Leaders of the 12,000-strong Writers Guild of America emailed members early Saturday to inform them an agreement with studio chiefs had been reached which would be discussed at meetings in New York and Los Angeles. Read more
WGA Strike / Xena Day March
- Amazing photography set to a song that is just so perfect for the images - Lida has posted her photography from the Xena Day March
7 February 2008
Xenaverse Refreshes Campaign
Weekly Drop Off Report....
The drop off elf continued on her merry way yesterday by dropping off some supplies - snacks rather than liquids this time.
Click on the thumbnail for the larger image.
The campaign will continue until the strike is over and let me all thank you once again for the wonderful support you have all given.
3 February 2008
Xena Day Strike Support
LB was the ausxip reporter on duty at the Xena Day Strike Support day with video camera at the ready. She interviewed Rob, RJ, Steven, Katherine, Adrienne, Vicki, Tim and TJ - you can get a very good idea of what we put up with during those two hours - rain, hail, shine and alot of love. You will also get to see my mug (and the back of my head) which shouldn't distract you too much from a great video <g> It was a very memorable event; it will become a Xenaverse story to tell for years to come. Many thanks to LB for filming and editing this video and having it beautifully edited with the Xena theme song. How perfect is that? Go and have a look see - I know you will enjoy it as much as I have.
Click here to download video clip (28 mb - wmv version)
WGA / Xena Day Strike Support T-shirt Update
Received the following note from Wendy:
I was called out of town suddenly as my father was admitted to the hospital for emergency heart surgery; therefore, we will not be able to submit multiple orders for the t-shirts. We will take orders until February 16th, which is two weeks from the date you posted the original announcement. After that time has expired, I will place one order for all requests received for the t-shirts. I am sorry for any inconvenience this causes. T-shirts will be shipped after we receive them from the printers. As a general time frame, it took us about one week to receive our shirts originally. Caprice or I will respond to all e-mails with the necessary information, but I hope everyone will be patient with us given my father's illness.
So, to recap:
Shipping: actual shipping price
Deadline: February 16th
Payment options: check, money order, paypal
Send e-mail to: BATTLEONWRITERS@GMAIL.COM with size, quantity, method of payment and mailing address
Thanks to everyone who showed an interest in the shirts while we were in Burbank!!!
2 February 2007
Xenaverse Refreshes Campaign
Another Xenaverse Refreshes Campaign drop was undertaken before I left Los Angeles by the Drop Off Elf. Here's a pic of the goodies that were donated to the strikers.
I want to thank everyone who has contributed to the campaign fund - your generosity is mind blowing! The writers (of all shows who are at the Disney gate) wanted me to tell you all how much they appreciated the goodies that the Xena fans have provided. They wanted me to convey their appreciation to all the fans. I was marching with them three weeks ago and they couldn't believe that Xena fans are supporting them because of Katherine, RJ, Liz, Steven and others who have worked on a show that has been dead for 7 years.
Xena Fans March in Support of the Writers - Through Rain, Hail and Shine…
Report by MaryD
Before I left for Burbank to join the Xena March, Steven Sears sent me an email about the latest update about the march to alert everyone on the weather conditions. I remember writing back to him saying… “through rain, hail or shine, we will be there” – I didn’t think it would literally come true that all three would come true! What an amazing day – over 200 Xenites walked up and down the footpath outside NBC studios...read my report
Added photos from the Xena Day by MaryD
- The fans
- RJ and Tim
A DAY OF SUPPORT - Fans to March with Xena Writers, Actors & Crew
BATTLE ON, XENA: We've had Battlestar Galactica Day. Star Trek Day. Joss Whedon Day. And now... it's Xena Day! In the ongoing Xenaverse Refreshes Campaign, Xena Fans from around the world will join writers, actors, producers and crew members of the popular TV series, Xena: Warrior Princess on
Actors and Writers to Attend:
Renee O'Connor, Claire Stansfield, Rob Trebor, Adrienne Wilkinson, Rob Tapert, RJ Stewart, Katherine Fugate, Liz Friedman, Steven L. Sears
More To Be Announced....
When: January 24th, 2008
Time: 11 a.m. thru 2 p.m.
Where: NBC Studios, Alameda Gate
3000 W. Alameda Ave.
Burbank, CA 91523
How To Get There?Please pass this around to all Xena lists, forums and web sites. We want to show a HUGE surge of support from the fans.
Parking is available around Johnny Carson Park and neighborhoods (make sure you pay attention to parking restrictions, they WILL ticket!) The picket will be at the main entrance to NBC located on Alameda Ave.
Costumes highly encouraged! Wear your Xena T-shirts, hats, bring your swords and your chakrams, your quills and your parchment...and practice your Xena warcry!
|NEWS FROM THE XENAVERSE DROP OFF ELF...|
18 December 2007
WGA Strike Update
Many many thanks to those who have contributed to the Xenaverse Refreshes Campaign for the WGA strikers. The writers greatly appeciat the support from the Xena fans, even writers not at the gates we are delivering goodies to, know about the effort being made.
The Xenaverse Drop-Off Elf delivered another batch of goodies today to the writers. This will be the last drop-off for a bit because of the break during the holidays - the WGA won't be picketting for a bit (from 19 December until 8 January 08). They have enough goodies until the 14th - We will deliver on the 14th again and continue supporting them until the strike is over.
The Xenaverse ROCS!
04 December 2007
WGA Strike Update
The following is from Katherine (and posted on Talking Xena)
hey all and sundry --
WGA Strike Support Update
The WGA is still in negotations and it may or may not
finish by Christmas. Let's hope it does. Until the
dispute ends, we are organising a refreshment drop of
water, gatorade, tea, vitamins and other goodies. We are
doing this to support Katherine and Steven but also for
all the writers in this dispute. If you would like to
donate to this effort, please use the donate button
If the button above does not work - please go to paypal and send your donation to email@example.com