Quotable Quotes
"Sometimes the best man for the job is a woman.

-- Xena"




31 January

One Weekend a Month

  • Congratulations to Eric Escobar and Renee. The movie has been awarded
    an Honorable Mention in Shorts Filmmaking by the Shorts Jury at the Sundance Film Festival - how cool is that!
    many thanks to Ross from the Texas Merpups for the news

Xena Convention Update

Xena Episode Guide

  • Added review for Season 1 Episode 5: The Path Not Taken by SLK
    Xena's plan to prevent a war by rescuing a kidnapped princess brings her back into contact with murderers and mercenaries from her dark past.

The Bard's Corner


  • Blood Bond by D
    This is an incredible epic love story - set after the events of FIN. It's the story of a quest, of a longing, of a desire to find Xena and Xena's quest to find Gabrielle. A magnificent story, well written that will keep you riveted to your seat (or in my case with my airline seatbelt fastened securley and the chair in the reclining position). We follow Gabrielle's journey as well as Xena's as they try and reunite. D has interwoven history throughout this story which for me as a history nut was incredible. Sit back and enjoy; this is a looooong story - it took me 12 hours on the flight from Oz to LA and LA to Oz to finish this baby. To borrow Lunacy's trademark...VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


  • Added Show Me (Complete) by Iseqween
    A young runaway bears witness to events that turn Xena toward becoming the Destroyer of Nations, as revealed in the episode DESTINY.

Lucy Articles

2005 Magazines

2005 Newspapers

30 January

  • Updated Lucy filmography with upcoming telemovie "Locusts" that Lucy will be doing for CBS. Lucy's role is Secretary for Agriculture. Lucy hasn't signed yet and was approached to do the movie while in Bangladesh for World Vision and agreed.

Boogeyman Update

Xena Movie News

  • Added news from the convention about the movie

MaryD's Art

I created two new pieces for the Creation Art Auction for the Convention. Thank you to everyone who stopped to tell me they enjoyed the pieces, I had lots of fun creating them. The third piece was Melt Into Me which was already on the site

Xena Convention Update



Message from Sharon Delaney:

  • Well, that was one hell of a weekend, wasn't it? Out of the weird and wacky mind of Lucy Lawless, we got Lucy and Renee popping out of an anniversary cake in their go-go bikini outfits from "Lyre, Lyre"! And Renee showed up for her photo ops in the wedding gown from "Married With Fishsticks." Rob Tapert and Chris Manheim should take that comedy routine of theirs on the road. They had so much fun on stage together. All the guests were just phenomenal and fun and giving and filled with the joy they had working on the show.

    I'd love to be able to pass along your thoughts -- especially to Lucy and Renee. They were a little worried that their idea of fun might be a tad crazy. You'd think they'd know us better by now <G> So if you'd like to send along notes about their performance and the performances of the other guests -- don't forget the puppets! -- I'll print them all out and send them along.

    Official Xena Fan Club

25 January

Xena Convention Update

 Added  photos by Carol and Beverly mainly from Sunday of Hudson Leick, Ted Raimi, Katherine Fugate, Missy Good, the Puppet show, lovely Creation folks, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Gillian Waters, Paris Jefferson and David Franklin to the Burbank photo gallery.


23 January

Xena Convention Update

  • Added  photos from Saturday of Lucy, Renee, Rob Tapert, Chris Manheim, Hudson Leick, Sheeri Rappaport, Danielle Cormack and many others to the Burbank photo gallery.


22 January

Added Carol Lowe's photos from todays' panels, autograph sessions and the "Merry Muses of Melodia"cabaret. Photos of Alexis Arquette, Tsianina Joelson, Alison Wall, Sherri Rappaport, Meighan Desmond, Bob Hopkins, Danielle Cormack and David Franklin to the photo gallery.

21 January

Xenaverse News

NCIS (Naval Crime Investigation Service) Monday, Kate and Abby had a rapidfire discussion about female superheroes, some of which included Wonder Woman. Then Kate said that for her the one who tops them all was Xena. | Thanks to Norma for catching this.

One Weekend a Month

Eric Escobar , Renee O'Connor, U.S.A. , 2004 , 11 Minutes, color | Meg's Monday morning routine is broken the moment the phone rings. | Thanks to LD for the info.

Screening Times
Friday , Jan 21 11:30 AM Library Center Theatre SHRT621LD
Saturday , Jan 22 3:00 PM Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC SHRT622BA
Sunday , Jan 23 12:15 PM Holiday Village Cinema III SHRT6233D
Thursday , Jan 27 9:15 PM Holiday Village Cinema III SHRT6273N
Friday , Jan 28 8:30 PM Prospector Square Theatre SHRT628PN
Saturday , Jan 29 12:15 PM Holiday Village Cinema III SHRT6293D
Saturday , Jan 29 11:00 PM Holiday Village Cinema II SHRT6292L

19 January

AUSXIP Xenamedia

Magazines - 1999

18 January

Xena Convention Update: From Sharon Delaney: Tonight Show filming at Xena 10th Anniversary Convention on Friday from 12 - 3pm. If you were thinking of wearing a costume, you might make it on camera!

mentioned in Rocky Mountain News - Denver,CO [...] Boogeyman, a spook-fest from Sam Raimi's production company, is  due out next month. [...] Source

AUSXIP Xenamedia

Magazines - 2002

Magazines - 2001


17 January

  • The February issue of Fangoria has a long article with pictures from Boogeyman and there are some comments from Lucy. | Thanks to Pat for the info.

[...] Meg McDermott (Reneé O'Connor) is a busy single mom juggling time spent in the National Guard and time spent caring for her two young children. The film begins on a typical crazy Monday morning as Meg gets her children ready for school. She receives a phone call that changes her life. A friend informs her that her National Guard unit will be activated for duty in Iraq in two weeks. This begins the ride that is the film. We witness Meg unravel as she struggles through a series of phone calls to figure out who will take care of her children. She cannot turn to her friends, the fathers of her children or her mother. What will she do?

One Weekend A Month attracted actress Reneé O'Connor best known for her co-starring role on the television series Xena: Warrior Princess. The film has an original soundtrack written and performed by Emily Saliers, one-half of the legendary folk-rock duo, "The Indigo Girls." | Full article

Thanks to Barbara for the info.

From Sci-Fi Wire - Takashi Shimizu, who helmed The Grudge, will return to direct the sequel for producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, Variety reported. | Thanks to MET for the info.

14 January

This will be my last update for a couple of weeks. While I'm away Mesh will be taking care of the baby <g> I'll be attending the 10th Anniversary Xena Convention. Mesh will also be away for the convention weekend. We will be popping in to update those not attending the con on what's been going on. To all those going to the con, safe travelling. To those not going to the con, reports and pictures will be online soon after.

To contact Mesh please address your emails to mesh@ausxip.com


Xena Convention Update


For the very first time, RENEE O'CONNOR will be doing photo ops at The Official Xena Convention (next weekend) in Burbank! The photo ops will be done Sunday January 23, 2005.

Please note that these are available in LIMITED SUPPLY and may sell out at any time! Please visit us online to place your order for your exclusive full color 8 by 10 photo opportunity with RENEE O'CONNOR!



AUSXIP Xenamedia

Newspapers - 2005

  • The Tuscon Citizen 13 January 2005 “Elektra” leads a resurgence of female superheroes, giving women someone to cheer for.
    Xena Excerpt
    Surely, nobody has forgotten Xena and her close pal Gabrielle. Plans are still afoot in L.A. to bring Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Conner to the big screen in the same roles they made famous on television. Every pop culture analyst and movie reviewer (including me) will be eager to see what changes have been wrought in the relationship between these two since the mid-1990s.
    Click here to read full article

Magazines - 2003

Xenaverse News

And here's another example of a Xena themed cake...I think I may start a new section in Xena Xena Everywhere for this <g>

The birthday girl in question is Norma. Many thanks Norma for passing this on.


  • Alexandra Billings is one of the actresses that starred in the Chicago plays Xena Live! I and II. Alex played Xena in Xena Live I and a sorceress in Live II. Alex guest stars on ER tomorrow Jan 13, 05 at 10pm est on NBC.
    Many thanks to Jackie for the news

Lucy VCR Alert (US)

  • Bernie Mac Show
    Lucy will be on the Bernie Mac Show (It's a repeat) Episode: Keep it on the Short Grass, Episode 201: Bernie creates a public relations disaster while facing off with Matt Damon and Lucy Lawless in a charity golf tournament.
    21 January 2005 - please check the time in your area
    Many thanks to Cassie for the news
  • Eurotrip
    A teenager and his friends have misadventures in Europe while trying to meet one's pen pal. 95 minutes-
    Wed Jan 12 01:30A on Cinemax
    Sun Jan 16 08:00A on Cinemax
    Sun Jan 16 10:00P on Cinemax
    Tue Jan 25 10:00P on Cinemax
    Fri Jan 28 08:15P on Cinemax
    Sat Jan 29 03:00A on Cinemax

Lucy Articles

Magazines - 2004

Magazines - 2003

ROC VCR Alert (US)

  • The Flood: Who Will Save Our Children?
    Rescue workers struggle to save summer-camp youths caught in a flash flood near Comfort, Texas. Based on a true story. 105 minutes- USA, 1993, (CC)
    Tue Jan 18 09:00P on Lifetime Movie Network
    Wed Jan 19 12:50P on Lifetime Movie Network

13 January

Official Xena Convention Update

  • Gold Ticket is looking for a new home - if anyone is interested in seat D5
    and would like a gold ticket - email Jan on
    jmick@kih.net - ticket price is negotiable. The ticket includes the cabaret, the charity breakfast and the sundae event so it's a full weekend for sure.

Xena Tattoo Contest at 2005 Xena 10th Anniversary Convention

  • If you've been to any of our Xena conventions, you may have noticed there are some incredible tattoos on some of the attendees. We've decided to have a Tattoo Contest!

    1. You take a photo of your tattoo and bring it with you to the convention.
    2. We post them near registration with a sheet of paper underneath for people
    to check off which one they like best.
    3. At the end of day, we'll tally the votes to find the winner.
    4. The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate.
    5. It will only be for people who are attending the convention.

    Official Xena Fan Club

Xenaverse News

This is majorly cool (for two reasons)

1. Sandra Kurt and her girlfriend got married in September and
2. The wedding cake was Xena inspired - not sure if this should go under the Xena Xena Everywhere section :) Does it? Click on the thumbnails for the larger scans

Okay free plug to Linda's Kitchen of Tallmadge, Ohio, USA.  Sandra provided the action figures, and instructed them how they wanted the chakram designs.  Linda's Kitchen suggested the armband scrolls on the vertical surfaces of the cake. 


12 January

One Weekend A Month Update

Screening times

  • One Weekend a Month Eric Escobar U.S.A. , 2004 , 11  Minutes, color
    Meg's Monday morning routine is broken the moment the phone rings.
    Screening Times
    Friday , Jan 21 11:30 AM Library Center Theatre SHRT621LD
    Saturday , Jan 22 3:00 PM Broadway Centre Cinemas IV, SLC SHRT622BA
    Sunday , Jan 23 12:15 PM Holiday Village Cinema III SHRT6233D
    Thursday , Jan 27 9:15 PM Holiday Village Cinema III SHRT6273N
    Friday , Jan 28 8:30 PM Prospector Square Theatre SHRT628PN
    Saturday , Jan 29 12:15 PM Holiday Village Cinema III SHRT6293D
    Saturday , Jan 29 11:00 PM Holiday Village Cinema II SHRT6292L

    For those not able to attend the screenings - the short film will also be availabe for download
    from http://www.sundanceonlinefilmfestival.org/


The following is from Ellen - Xena Scripts (some autographed) now on ebay
Portions of the sales will be donated to the Tsunami Relief Appeal

I listed 20 scripts and they include all of the episodes from Season 6 except the 2 finale episodes FIN I and II. Some have autographs. They are authentic production scripts that came from someone who worked for Renaissance pictures, so they are the real thing (unlike many sellers on eBay who sell copies of the same scripts over and over).
Most of the scripts are really early versions of the scripts, making for some very interesting reading. It's fun to see how the scripts evolved into what we saw as the final product.
Here's a link to the auctions:
The auctions are shorter than usual so that I can mail them to you all in time for the upcoming Xena convention so you can add some autographs to the scripts. The auctions end on Thurs. evening (1/13) at 6pm PST. The people for autographs at the convention, meaning those that have not yet signed the scripts and who will be at the convention are:
* Tsianina Joelson (Varia) - Coming Home, Dangerous Prey, Path of Vengeance and To Helicon and Back
 Roger Morrissey (monster Grinhilda) - The Rheingold, The Ring and Return of the Valkyrie 
* Alexis Arquette (Caligula) - The God You Know and You Are There 
* Ted Raimi (Joxer/Barnabus? in WFC) - When Fates Collide
I still have 3 scripts I haven't listed yet. They include 2 other different versions of When Fates Collide and Altered States from Season 1. I hope to get those on eBay later Mon. The 2 different versions of When Fates Collide are very interesting....be sure and read those auctions as I will have some cool details in there.
A lot of the scripts are white and are not showing up well. I'm going to re-scan the white scripts tomorrow so hopefully that will help.
Here's a really important note. I will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Tsunami disaster relief funds (the Red Cross and Unicef). I think this is a really important thing for us all to be doing right now as we are able, so the more you bid the more you will be contributing to these essential organizations that need so much of our help right now.

Magazines - 1999



11 January

I thought the AUSXIP logo needed a bit of a freshen up...<g>

The Bard's Corner


Xena Xena Everywhere

TV Shows - Desperate Housewives (2005)

  • TV Show: Desperate Housewives - Episode:  "Move On"    2005
    Gabrielle, (played by Eva Longoria)is a model looking for work. An agent asks her if she can swing a sword. When she aks, "Swing a sword?"
    "A sci-fi convention is looking for someone to play a warrior princess."
    Contributed by T. Novan, Amy Tucker, Amy Z, Contezza

Lucy Articles

Magazines - 2005

Magazines - 2000

Magazines - 1999

  • Added article and scans from New Idea - 30 October 1999 - And Baby Makes Four. For die-hard Xena fans the wait is finally over. The star of the cult TV show, stunning Lucy Lawless, has given birth to a bouncing baby boy and couldn't be happier. Baby Julius Robert Bay Tapert was born in Auckland on Saturday October 16.
  • Added brief article and scan from NZ Woman's Day - 26 April 1999
    We all love Lucy Lawless, and now there's more reason to love - the Warrior Princess and hubby Rob Tapert are expecting a new recruit to their ranks.
  • Woman's Weekly - 11 October 1999 - Flawless Knit, New Zealanders have watched with pride as their very own princess has achieved fame and fortune abroad and married the man of her dreams. But, in 1983, she was just another pretty face in a knitwear advertisement. Yes, Lucy Lawless was a Shepherd wool girl.

Newspapers - 1999


10 January

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Tickets prices - $USD:
$79.00 Prime Main Floor / Prime Grand Tier
$50.00 Main Floor / Grand Tier
$44.00 Rear Main Floor / Mid Grand Tier
$39.00 Upper Balcony
$29.00 Side Balcony

AUSXIP Episode Guide

MaryD's Artwork


Added new artwork from Sins of the Past by MaryD



Xena Xena Everywhere



9 January

Xena DVD News

Region 2/4 (UK / Australia / New Zealand). The entire series has been released in one boxed set with all 134 episodes.
No extras, no interviews - just the episodes.
₤216.99 - $536.20 (AUD) - $584.74 (NZD)
Click here to order



AUSXIP XenaMedia

Newspapers - 1999

Magazines - 1999

8 January

AUSXIP Xenamedia

Magazines - 2001

  • Woman's Weekly 5 February 2001 article and scan of Lucy with young patient. Kiwi charities have relied on celebrities to help their causes for decades but how would they fare if networks pulled the plug? Celebrities have been fronting good causes in New Zealand for decades but that might be about to change after one network has been forced to re-think its policy.

Magazines - 1998

Magazines - 1999

Lucy Videos / DVD / Movies



6 January

Message from Sword and Staff:

It has been a while since we've conducted a Sword and Staff charity auction, but there will be at least two auctions coming up soon.

The first auction will be posted up soon and will benefit Save the Children to benefit the victims of the tsunami that devasted parts of southeast Asia. I still have a large number of Xena-related items in my possession, and I will be photographing them and posting them up as soon as I can. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to Save the Children, and will be earmarked for relief of children and families in southeast Asia. I will post information on when the auction will take place this week, so please keep an eye out for that. Anyone who would like to donate merchandise for this auction (Xena or any other genre), please contact me at MistNY@aol.com  as soon as possible and let me know what you have to donate.

If you want to make a donation to Save the Children you can do so directly online at www.savethechildren.org  Or you can send a check or money order payable to SAVE THE CHILDREN to Sword and Staff, P.O. Box 224, Floral Park, NY 11002 and I will forward your donations as part of the Sword and Staff effort.

If you haven't made a donation yet, and if you prefer to donate to other organizations, there are any number of reputable groups that are in need of your financial help. Please visit the USA Freedom Corps website page that lists legitimate organizations who are working to help the people of southeast Asia at http://www.usafreedomcorps.gov/content/about_usafc/newsroom/announcements_dynamic.asp?ID=833

There is a second auction in the making. I had planned to do that one in January, but given the urgent need of the earthquake and tsunami victims, I'm going to put that off for about a month or so. That one was announced a while ago as "Color Me Caring." It's a really great collection of beanie toys that have been decorated by many cast and crew from Xena, Hercules, and Lord of the Rings. That auction will benefit both the Starship Foundation and The Kevin Smith Trust Fund.

As I said, it's been a while since we've done anything in terms of Sword and Staff auctions or donation drives, but I know that this fanbase is an awesome force when we put our minds to doing something.  I hope we can once again combine our efforts to make a difference in the world. Any questions, please let me know.


Debbie Cassetta

Please pass this along!



Update on the Fundraiser - gosh that was quick - thank you for the quick response.
The kits have gone.

Thank you.


Tsunami Charity Fundraiser - Official Xena Fan Club Kits 1-8 (Tapes are NTSC/VHS)

If anyone is interested in helping - please send a donation to any of the charity
organisations (Red Cross/ Red Crescent, Oxfam, Americares, Unicef, Network for Good etc) that are raising money for the Tsunami survivors. First one to contact me will get the entire 1-8 kits (please include a receipt number of your donation).

The kits will be mailed from the US. It has been contributed by an anonymous Xenite to aid those who have suffered greatly. The kits contain newsletters, photos, the whole works.

Xena Music Videos

Updated Three Bards videos

  • Added video #7 Fear by Sarah McLachlan - video by Linda Crist
    Xena and Gabrielle - some FIN content at end - 7.24 mb mov file
  • Added video #8 I Know You By Heart by Eva Cassidy - video by Tara Lowe
    Xena and Gabrielle -  contains FIN content - 6.94 mb mov file

The Bard's Corner

I'm pleased to welcome KT to The Bard's Corner

Xena Dollie Parodies

Eurotrip Update

For UK fans

  • From Wednesday the 5th of January Eurotrip is being shown on Sky box office, satellite. many thanks to Gill for the news



5 January

Boogeyman Movie Update

The official Sony Boogeyman Movie site is now up

  • Screen Gems has launched the official website for Ghost House Pictures' Boogeyman, which enters theaters on February 4th.

    The new site has some great features including fan-submitted stories about the Boogeyman, the origins of the legend, a "Count to Five" game in which you must unscramble the letters before the Boogeyman gets you, as well as an "Escape the Boogeyman" game in which you must escape the house. The site also has
    movie info, photos, downloads, and media.

    The film, directed by Stephen Kay, stars Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel, Skye McCole Bartusiak, and Lucy Lawless.  Source: Comingsoon.net

Lucy Photos

Added official photo of Lucy from the Boogeyman Movie to Boogeyman Images


4 January

AUSXIP Xenamedia

Magazines - 1999

Xena Music Videos

GabEgrrl Videos

The Bard's Corner



3 January

In the Blood of  the Greeks by Mary D. Brooks
This is the new book cover for my book "In the Blood of the Greeks" which is due out later this month. The cover was designed by Linda "Calli" Callaghan

This version of ITBOTG is completely revised from the first version which was published as Out of Darkness. Out of Darkness contained two stories - In the Blood of the Greeks and Land of Milk and Honey. This version contains one story - In the Blood of the Greeks. This revised edition has extra chapters which weren't in the first version and not available online. The beta version is available to read from my Eva and Zoe site. The story "Land of Milk and Honey" will be published later in the year.

For those going to the Xena con in Burbank - you can pre-order a copy from the Cavalier Press vendor stand


Official Xena Convention Update

  • If anyone is looking for a gold ticket, Jennifer has one for sale for $350. The seat number is H1. Email Jennifer on JenKlaiber@aol.com 

Xena Episode Guide

Season 1 Reviews


Renee Magazine Scans


Lucy Magazine Scans

Magazines - 1999

2 January

New Lucy Pictures

New Lucy Photo! - It looks like the photo was taken from the same session as Lucy's official photo that has been circulating. Many thanks to Solari001
The following pic is from Lucy's official bio page on Auckland Actors

Click on the thumbnail for the larger scan


Lucy Magazine Scans

Magazines - 1997

Magazines - 1999

  • Rescanned New Idea - 13 March 1999 - picture of Lucy at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gra - March 1999. Also scanned a pic of Jay Laga'aia (Draco) at the same event.

Lucy US VCR Alerts

  • Eurotrip
    Lucy's role: Madam Vandersexx
    A teenager and his friends have misadventures in Europe while trying to meet one's pen pal. 95 minutes- NR, USA, 2004, (CC), Video, SS, In Stereo, Adult language, adult situations, nudity

    Sat Jan 1 02:00A on HBO Comedy
    Sat Jan 1 10:00P on Cinemax
    Sun Jan 2 05:10A on Cinemax
    Sun Jan 2 07:30P on Cinemax #2
    Mon Jan 3 10:30A on Cinemax
    Mon Jan 3 08:00P on Cinemax
    Click here for more dates/times

ROC VCR Alerts

  • US - The Flood: Who Will Save Our Children?
    Rescue workers struggle to save summer-camp youths caught in a flash flood near Comfort, Texas. Based on a true story. 105 minutes- USA, 1993, (CC)
    Tue Jan 18 09:00P on Lifetime Movie Network
    Wed Jan 19 12:50P on Lifetime Movie Network


Click here for December 2004 Xena Lucy Lawless & Renee O'Connor Updates

AUSXIP - Australian Xena Information Page
AUSXIP Lucy Lawless - Xena  |  AUSXIP Renee O'Connor - Gabrielle
Ghost House Pictures - News & Multimedia

Asia Earthquake and
Tsunami Appeal
Red Cross / Red Cescent
Oxfam  AmeriCares  Unicef  Network for Good

Sword and Staff Tsunami Disaster Auction

For the Greater
Good Bracelet
for AIDS Charity

Xena Season 6
DVD - Pre-Order
Released March 8, 2005

more info...   

Lucy & Renee to Attend
2005 10th Anniversary
Xena Convention Page

January 2005

Intertwined Souls Series
MaryD's Fiction
and Lucia's Artwork

In the Blood of the Greeks
by MaryD - Due for release
in March 2005

In the Blood of the Greeks
Artwork by Lucia


The Greater Good

Asia Earthquake and
Tsunami Appeal
Red Cross  

Sword and Staff Tsunami Disaster Auction

For the Greater
Good Bracelet
for AIDS Charity