AUSXIP SUPPORTS WGA STRIKE
THE XENAVERSE REFRESHES CAMPAIGN
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
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.
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!)
The LA Times has the news of the victory for the writers!
WGA Strike May Be Over....
The following was in this morning's
Sydney Morning Herald
Hollywood writers in tenative deal to end
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.
WGA Strike / 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
3 February 2008
Xena Day Strike Support
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
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
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
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
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!