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30 June 2010

Another Chance to Have Dinner With Renee in Paris

The following is from Xenan about the upcoming European convention and the VIP passes:

The VIP Pass number 3 of The Musical Convention is put up for sale here: http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270600318711

The auctions will end next Sunday at 8.30pm (French time).

You are dreaming of spending an evening with Renee O'Connor? So, try your luck on E-bay and get the VIP Pass number 3 put up for auctions.

With this precious sesame you will have the unique opportunity to spend opportune moments with the actors. Among other things, you will have dinner with them in one of the most beautiful restaurants of Paris and you will spend unforgettable moments with them!

The VIP dinners are always great moments for the fans as well as for the actors!

Don't hesitate to bid, it's worthwhile, you won't regret it!

A topic has been created on Talking Xena where you can find a lot of infos and help to help you to go to this convention, it's here: http://talkingxena.yuku.com/topic/18539


 

 

25 June 2010

Renee Awareness Seminar in 11-12 September 2010

The next Awareness Seminar with Renee is scheduled for 11-12 September 2010 in Toronto, Canada. You can purchase tickets here
(2 Day Seminar - $975.00 USD )

How You can Release the Barriers that Define you, Create Authenticity in Your Life, Gain more Emotional Courage and Live the Life You Are Intended.

Radisson Suite Hotel Toronto Airport
640 Dixon Road, Toronto Ontario M9W 1J1, Canada
Reservations: 1-800-395-7046 1-800-395-7046 US/Canada Toll-free Telephone: (416) 242-7400 (416) 242-7400 Fax: (416) 242-9888
Email: rhi_toap@radisson.com

AWARENESS SEMINAR

Facilitated by Renee O'Connor
based on the book "The Ring Around The Mind"
by Mary Rocamora.

Throughout the TWO days of inductive guidance, you will be discovering and sharing together:

- The Contrasting States of Awareness with the Ego from your direct life experiences.

- Your own "Trapped States" of being and living in Ego Patterns. We will come to see how this trapped, and constricted feeling is the antithesis of feeling in Awareness.

- Emotions, by comparing and contrasting the feelings that serve the Ego, such as defensiveness, jealousy, abandonment, hatred ... with the emotions that come from the opened heart, such as grief, remorse, or love.

- Your observations around seeing your Ego Patterns, and realizing your ability to Choose to be present, and relaxed, in the moment.

- Your Willingness to break free from life long patterns.

- Your curiosity and better understanding of what 'perfectly' fits into your insightful self's quest for free flowing, joyful Matches, in all areas of your life.


 

 

25 June 2010

Renee Asking For Video Submissions

Renee is looking for submissions from people on the topic "How Do You Experience Love".

Thanks to each of you who contributed and shared your 'How Do I Experience God' videos. From all over the world, you broke through languages barriers and created feelings around God. Thank you!

Now, if you choose to accept, I would like to see 'How Do You Experience Love' videos.

Read more


 

 

25 June 2010

New Renee Message About Sulli

Renee has posted a new message about Sulli on her official site

Hi Gang! This is a message from Emily and Amy, the Indigo Girls, about our dear friend Sulli, who is their right hand gal... Read More

On 12 June 2010 I posted a note from Linda Crist about Sulli's stroke and how you can help.

For those who know Atlanta Xenite, Sulli, who was at DragonCon every year and also went to a couple of the Orlando BardCons. She also tours seasonally with the Indigo Girls as their guitar tech, so some of you may have seen her at their concerts walking back and forth across the stage to switch out their instruments. She had a stroke this past weekend and is recovering, but will need some help with medical bills and living expenses for a while.

A paypal account has been set up by Amy and Emily (Indigo Girls) for those who would like to help out; the verified paypal addy is:

SulliLove@gmail.com

Also if you'd like to send her a card you can do so here:


Sulli Sullivan
c/o
Russell Carter Artist Management
567 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30312


This is just a chance for fans and friends of Sulli to help her out if they wish to. Thank you in advance to anyone who is able to provide support.


 

 

24 June 2010

Beyond The Farthest Star Press Release First Look Clips & Cast

PATHLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT LLC
NEWS RELEASE
www.beyondthefartheststar.com

“Beyond The Farthest Star” First Look Clips And Cast Available During Saturday’s Celebrate Freedom At South Fork Ranch Outside Dallas.

Pathlight Entertainment, LLC announces a promotional partnership with JCTV in the 2011 theatrical release of the upcoming faith-based family drama, Beyond the Farthest Star. The new partnership begins at KLTY Radio’s “Celebrate Freedom” event, this Saturday, June 26th. Cast members will be available and first look clips presented during
the event.

Dallas, June 24, 2010 – The feature film, “Beyond The Farthest Star” will kick off its new partnership at 94.9 KLTY’s Celebrate Freedom event, Saturday, June 26th. 2010 is the event’s 20th anniversary with more than 100,000 people expected to attend. This annual event concludes with a spectacular firework display after a full day of music concerts at the famed South Fork Ranch. Celebrate Freedom is the largest outdoor
concert and family entertainment gathering in America. This year’s artists will include Mercy Me, Amy Grant, Third Day, Matthew West, and many more.


 

 

23 June 2010

Beyond The Farthest Star At Celebrate Freedom

The following is from Pathlight Entertainment:

Beyond the Farthest Star at Celebrate Freedom!

Pathlight Entertainment, LLC is pleased to announce our promotional partnership with JCTV in the 2011 theatrical release of the upcoming faith-based family drama, Beyond the Farthest Star.

We will kick off this new partnership at KLTY’s Celebrate Freedom event, Saturday, June 26th. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend this annual event to be held at the famed South Fork Ranch making Celebrate Freedom the largest outdoor concert and family entertainment gathering in America. This year’s artists will include Mercy Me, Amy Grant, Third Day, Matthew West, and many more.
http://klty.com/celebratefreedom/index.htm

A division of the largest religious broadcasting network in the world (TBN), JCTV reaches over 450 cities nationwide with it’s message committed to cutting-edge entertainment and encouragement for it’s target audience of youth between the ages of 13-30. http://www.jctv.org/info/

We are very excited about our partnership with JCTV as it provides a unique opportunity to introduce Beyond the Farthest Star to a demographic, we believe, will identify with Anne Wells, the fifteen year old Goth teen, who narrates this unforgettable journey to discover what is beyond the farthest star.

As a co-sponsor and partner with BTFS, JCTV has given us sweeping access during the concert to their promotional booth, the jumbotron, executive seating, backstage and other promotional opportunities, including screening selected BTFS scenes in the booth via large screen television.

If you’re in Dallas, please come to the JCTV booth and say hello and meet Beyond’s co-stars, Cherami Leigh (Friday Night Lights, Fast Food Nation, The Hottest State) and Tyler Corie (Brotherhood, Carried Away)


 

 

22 June 2010

Have Dinner With Renee In Paris...

Sounds cool, oui? Here is the latest update on the convention Renee will be attending. The Musical Convention will take place on August 27, 28, 29th 2010.

Would you like to win dinner with Renee? Go for the VIP Pass II Tickets up for sale on ebay. Xenan Warr sent me the following news:

The VIP Pass number 2 of The Musical Convention is put up for sale here: http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270597236035

The auctions will end next Sunday at 8.30pm (French time).

You are dreaming of spending an evening with Renee O'Connor? So, try your luck on E-bay and get the VIP Pass number 2 put up for auctions.

With this precious sesame you will have the unique opportunity to spend opportune moments with the actors. Among other things, you will have dinner with them in one of the most beautiful restaurants of Paris and you will spend unforgettable moments with them!

The VIP dinners are always great moments for the fans as well as for the actors!

Don't hesitate to bid, it's worthwhile, you won't regret it!

A topic has been created on Talking Xena where you can find a lot of infos and help to help you to go to this convention, it's here: http://talkingxena.yuku.com/topic/18539


 

 

15 June 2010

No Longer Xena's Sidekick - Beyond The Farthest Star

ImageNo longer Xena's sidekick, Renee O'Connor is going Beyond the Farthest Star

June 14, 10:24 PM
Dallas Prime Time TV Examiner
Kandie Delley

Native Texan, Renee O’Connor, whom you Xena fans will remember as the feisty blonde sidekick Gabrielle, is co-starring with fellow Texan, Todd Terry in a film Written and Directed by Andrew Librizzi.

Also at the helm of this film is another Texas actor, Benjamin Dane, known for his roles in TV shows like Friday Night Lights and the recent, short-lived ABC series, The Deep End. Ben has extended his charm and good looks into Hollywood with additional roles in multi-award winning Echoes of Innocence, Sweet Hideaway and Significant Other and now has stepped in the producer's role with Beyond the Farthest Star.

Be sure to support Ben, Todd and Renee, as well as the full cast and crew of Beyond the Farthest Star, by visiting their site and clicking the 'Demand it' button.

To listen to the exclusive interview with Benjamin Dane visit: On the Set at Film Reviews 2 Go (Reported by Barbara Davies)
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For more news, images and video go to AUSXIP Renee O'Connor Beyond The Farthest Star Subsite


 

 

13 June 2010

Xena S1 E24 Xena Battles To Save Gabrielle's Life

ImageSeason 1 Episode 24: Is There A Doctor In The House - Xena Battles To Save Gabrielle's Life

This was one of the best episodes in the entire series. In this standout moment from an episode which was a standout for Season 1, Xena won’t / can’t let Gabrielle die. Lucy Lawless is simply OUTSTANDING in this episode and in this scene. Gabrielle is wounded and dies from her injuries. Xena refuses to give up in fighting for Gabrielle’s life. Even when all hope is gone, she continues to plead, yell, give CPR and in the end pounds on Gabrielle’s chest in order to get her to come back. It works. Gabrielle is revived.

Watch Video | Episode Promo | Montage | Review | Screengrabs |

Episode Stills

From the AUSXIP Review by SLK

It is one of the most powerful things I have ever seen on television, the moment where Gabrielle sucks in her first breath after an interminable amount of angst, tears, threats and pleas of “don’t die” from Xena – in the performance of Lucy Lawless’s life.

While everyone else around would have given up, only Xena, the one who loves her, hangs in there as she has nothing else to live for. Few of those gathered around watching would have come away with any other opinion that day than Xena the all-conquering Warrior Princess of Amphipolis loves Gabrielle the bard of Poteideia.

The reason so many fans love this episode really comes down to just these few minutes. The payoff is so exceptional, and the performances so moving it puts the show just briefly into a whole other stratosphere.

Read The Full Review

It’s a stunningly powerful scene showcasing Lucy’s acting. During a Xena Marathon hosted by Lucy she said:

This was one of my absolute favorites from the first series, and I’m still very proud of it.
Reference


 

 

7 June 2010

AUSXIP Charity Auction Final Donation Amounts

As many of you know the AUSXIP Charity Auction was held in March and I have the final amounts that were raised. This figure blows me away and every time I look at it, I am AMAZED at the generosity of you, the fans. What's even more incredible is that with the global financial situation as it is, you still dug deep and it's an incredible gift. It's not just the financial support but also the moral support from those who couldn't donate but who supported the auction and promoted it. You guys are just the best!

STARSHIP FOUNDATION

Lucy's charity is The Starship Foundation which raises money for Starship Hospital in Auckland.

Total amount raised: $13,110

RENEE O'CONNOR OUTREACH FUND

Renee's charity is The Renee O'Connor Outreach Fund. Renee allocates the money to a worthy cause and this year it was to raise funds for the the earthquakes in Haiti/Chili.

Total amount raised: $3,500

THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY (Crystal Chappell)

This year we added Crystal's chosen charity and a way to raise money for the half marathon Crystal was running (held over the weekend) for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Total amount raised: $1,000

That gives us a grand total of $17,610


 

 

6 June 2010

AUSXIP Video Xena S1 E22 Callisto Firepit Chat

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Season 1 Episode 22 - Callisto
Firepit chat between Xena & Gabrielle

Xena (Lucy Lawless) must battle the fierce woman warrior Callisto (Hudson Leick), who is bent on revenge for the death of her family.

That scene launched a thousand fanfic stories …the firepit scene where Xena reveals to Gabrielle about Cirra. Wow. Gabrielle asks Xena never to return to the bloodlust if anything happened to her. Wow. Simply wow. Xena Warrior Princess, the show, was blessed with two actors who were/are simply incredible. This scene is just superb in an episode that was superb.

Watch clip | Read MaryD’s Episode Recap | Read SLK Review |
Episode Montage #1 #2 | Screencaptures | Episode Stills


 

 

6 June 2010

Xena Episode Recap S1 Ep 22 Callisto

ImageSeason 1 Episode 22 - Callisto

Xena (Lucy Lawless) must battle the fierce woman warrior Callisto (Hudson Leick), who is bent on revenge for the death of her family.

How's that for an introduction to one of Xena's deepest regrets (and she had lots of those) and her soon to be long time adversary who could match her skills. I think the only Xena fanfic story I wrote was a Callisto story (go figure this out... because I haven't been able to...writers hear their characters in their heads and then they write..I could hear Callisto loud and clear. Not quite sure what that said about my state of mind but it was fun.)

Callisto...the child who survived Xena's army and grew to become the deeply damaged warrior. There is something totally fascinating about Hudson Leick in this role. She OWNS it. From the moment you see her on screen she owned that role. Everything about Callisto was fascinating.

Up to this point in the series we didn't see many who could match Xena's warrior skills (Herc doesn't count). Along comes this warrior out of nowhere who not catches Xena chakram but matches Xena's warrior skills. That was mind blowing.

The scene that launched a thousand fanfic stories

ImageThe scene that totally blew everyone away was, of course, the firepit chat.

That scene launched a thousand fanfic stories ...the firepit scene where Xena reveals to Gabrielle about Cirra. Wow. Gabrielle asks Xena never to return to the bloodlust if anything happened to her. Wow. Simply wow. Xena Warrior Princess, the show, was blessed with two actors who were/are simply incredible. This scene is just superb in an episode that was superb.

And before this mini review ends, let's not forget Joxer...the lovable goof. My initial reaction to Joxer so many years ago was that he was the Xena equivalent of a redshirt. I didn't mind him. Didn't mind that he was after Gabrielle either. Poor Joxer was never in the hunt anyway, not with Xena around.

Next Week the DUD of Season 1, Death Mask. Maybe seeing it for the second time will change my mind. Miracles have happened before.

Watch Firechat Clip | Read SLK Review | Episode Montage #1 #2 |

Screencaptures | Episode Stills


 

 

5 June 2010

Xena Episode Promo S1 E03 Dreamworker

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Xena Warrior Princess Episode Promo
S1E03 – Dreamworker

Xena (Lucy Lawless) must enter the magical realm of the Dreamscape to rescue Gabrielle (Renee O’Connor) after she is kidnapped and betrothed to the Dreamgod Morpheus.

Watch Video | Montage | Review | Screengrabs | Episode Stills


 

 

2 June 2010

AUSXIP Video: S1 E01 Sins of the Past

ImageNow on AUSXIP Video Xena Channel
S1E01 – Sins of the Past / Xena Warrior Princess

Xena (Lucy Lawless) journeys homeward determined to make amends for the sins of her past, but her efforts to begin a new life are challenged by the vengeful warlord Draco (Jay Laga’aia).

Montage | Review | Screengrabs | Episode Stills


 

 

2 June 2010

ROC Member Club for June

Renee's ROC Member Club has been updated with the following items

- JUNE'S VIDEO NEWSLETTER
- Bedside Table (Book Review)
- 5 ways to... (Short Film) -
- ROC's Cellar (Never before seen videos) -
- Talking With... (Interview) - Claire Stansfield
- Photo - This months downloadable photo.
- Renee's Favorite Recipes - Killer Shrimp.
- Renee's Monthly Blogs - This months blogs from Renee.

If you are a member, just log in. If you are not a member, you can join the club for $9.99 per month.

Click here to join or to login in


 

 

1 June 2010

Renee Tribute Video from Orlando Bardcon

ImageAUSXIP Video Renee O'Connor Channel
Renee Bardcon Opening Video by Tara
October 21-23, 2005

Orlando BardCon was an opportunity for authors, publishers, vendors and fans to come together in a one day event to discuss writing, sell books and other wares, and find out what is happening in the publishing world. Special guest star was Renee.

She delighted fans by reading from several books written by Xenaverse authors.

Video created by Tara

Watch Video


 

 

 

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