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30 July 2015

Photo: Lucy and Renee Hanging Out in New Zealand

There's a picture to please so many fans - Lucy and Renee in New Zealand. I wonder if Renee will be in Ash Vs Evil Dead...

Image courtesy of Lucy via her Instagram account

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22 July 2015

Nine Reasons With We Need a Xena Reboot - Sydney Morning Herald

Michael Idato (very obvious a Xenite), entertainment guru over at the Sydney Morning Herald has nine reasons why we need a Xena reboot - what do you mean Michael we only have 9 reasons? I think we can come up with a few more but here's Michael's 9 reasons - click here to read full article

1. Because we're at the dawn of the age of the female superhero

AUSXIP: Yes indeed and Xena was ahead of her time! This opening theme just gets to me...seriously. I've been in this fandom for 19 years and it still gets to me.

 

 

2. Because few instruments are cooler than Bulgarian bagpipes

3. Because no one can ululate like Xena can ululate

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4. Because no one can accessorise like Xena can accessorise

5. Because an episode of Xena is basically a history lesson

If you are reading Michael's #5 reason - it won't make any sense to non Ausssies :)

6. Because Xena and Gabrielle were basically a same-sex couple

Well this a very 'well duh' moment :) Yes indeed.

And long before it was fashionable to boot. Xena's real-life alter-ego, Lucy Lawless, said as much in an interview conducted after the series wrapped. Think about it. Two women who travelled everywhere together, took baths together, shared the same bed and, when the occasion required, worked their uvula's into a frenzy. It's enough to give you a case of the vapours. Long before on-screen couples like Captain Jack and Ianto Jones (from Torchwood) could declare their love explicitly, Xena and Gabrielle just bathed wordlessly together. A lot.

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Yeah baby they were a couple - well and truly.

7. Because Gabrielle was the best sidekick, ever

Indeed she was and how! She matured, she grew out of being a sidekick and became Xena's equal. It was a rocky road but she got there. Awesome!

 

8. Because Lucy Lawless is a really, really nice

Okay, so, there was that time at the Mardi Gras, right? You remember. Well, probably you don't, because you weren't there. But there was that time at the Mardi Gras, the year that Lucy Lawless (Xena) and Renee O'Connor (Gabrielle) came, that we (myself, and a colleague) were tasked, unexpectedly, with chaperoning them. You read that right: two little Aussie blokes, the only thing between Xena and Gabrielle and tens of thousands of lesbians. It's a small miracle we weren't killed. But the takeout is this: I've met a lot of celebrities in my time, and Lawless was a big, bronze-bustier of lovely.

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If you want to see more of Lucy and Renee at the 1999 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras - go here


 

 

22 July 2015

Beyond The Farthest Star at AMC Burbank Town Center - Message from Pathlight Entertainment

I received the following email today about the movie Beyond The Farthest Star with Renee and a special screening in Burbank, California!

Check it out below

Hey Xena fans!

Beyond the Farthest Star is playing at the AMC Burbank Town Center 8 on August 13th and Renée O’Connor will be there!

Renée O’Connor, aka Gabrielle from Xena: Warrior Princess, stars in this inspirational film, Beyond the Farthest Star which is being described by critics as ”Miraculous!” ”Gutsy!” Uplifting!” ”Beautiful!” ”Intense!” and even as ”Wow!”

“Renée O’Connor is so remarkable you start to wonder if you’ve stumbled into a suspense/thriller.” —The Independent Critic

Check out the trailer here—

BTFS Official Trailer "Truth" 2015 from BTFS Movie Channel on Vimeo.

A twist of fate brings the national spotlight to a forgotten Texas town and a once famous preacher has an opportunity to regain his former glory or seize one last chance to restore his fractured family. Narrated by his fifteen-year-old daughter, we watch as Adam Wells, a minister driven by the prospect of achieving greatness as the next nationally-syndicated TV Evangelist lays down his opportunity at “celebrity” and even his own life in order to become something even greater... A loving husband and father to his wife and daughter.

 

The movie will be playing for a one night exclusive special event at the AMC Burbank Town Center 8 on Thursday, August 13th at 7:30 and you can get tickets at— https://gathr.us/screening/12536.

Seating is limited and you must purchase tickets online! Tickets are not available the door so don’t wait!

If you would like to bring Beyond to your own local theater you can go to http://gathr.us/films/beyond-the-farthest-star and follow an easy step by step instructions to host your own screening!

Sincerely,
Chris,
Marketing Associate, Pathlight Entertainment


 

 

20 July 2015

NEWSFLASH! Xena is Being Rebooted by NBC!

Well at long last NBC has finally seen the gold they have in their archives and are rebooting Xena!

Xena 2.0 is in the works!

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The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the following. Somehow I don’t think finding a writing is going to be a problem. Resurrect our warrior and her bard and let’s go already!

  • Producers NBC and NBC Universal International are currently searching for a writer to board the reboot, which hails from original executive producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi.
  • Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that NBC and NBC Universal International are prepping a reboot of the beloved Lucy Lawless action-adventure drama. The drama is in the extremely early development stages and a search for a writer is currently underway.
  • Original executive producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi are also involved in the project, which is considered to be a "modern reboot."
  • It's unclear what, if any, role original star Lawless would have, though sources tell THR that insiders would like the original star to have both a role on screen and behind the scenes.
  • The drama is eyed for 2016.
  • It's too early to know if Xena 2.0 would be a limited 13-episode run similar to Fox's revived 24 or a more standard full-season order. Insiders say the hope is for the new Xena to be an ongoing (read renewable) series.
  • Sources say the new Xena would have to have the charisma and charm of Lawless and the smarts of The Hunger Games' Katniss as producers are said to be looking for a sophisticated and smart superhero for a new generation.

 

Read the full article here


 

 

5 July 2015

Xenite Con 4 Announces Renee and Hudson To Attend Con 31 Oct-1 November 2015

The French fans are gearing up for another Xenite Con! This year they have announced (so far) Renee and Hudson.

Click here for full details

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We are pleased to announce you not one but two invited for the xenite con ' IV! It is the beautiful reneé o ' Connor alias Gabrielle and Hudson Leick Alias Callisto in the series Xena: Warrior Princess!

They are very excited to come back again this year for this convention that they call themselves "incontournable". You can find at present on the box office their extras. This year, Hudson Leick is included in the pass but on the other hand reneé o ' Connor is an extra guest. This means that it is not included in any of the pass, except in the pass Titan (VIP). But it is possible to buy Autograph Photoshoots and with it, which are, we advise you, fairly limited and that may go very fast.

We invite all xenites to take their pass to make this possible again! We have done once, we can do it again! And do not forget, the beautiful Lucy Lawless told you in person that she would like to come back this year. We need you to make this event a success. Then go take advantage and make this possible together. Battle on!

Join us on the official group of the convention on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/xenitecon

You will find all the information in regard to the guests, the box office, the program, the place, etc, on this link: www.xivents.com/xenite-con


 

 

5 July 2015

Xena Conventions in Brazil? Is it Possible - It Sure is!

I was approached today about getting the word out about a possible Xena Convention in Brazil. I'm more than happy to pass on this great news (and coming on the heals of the Xenite Con 4 in Paris with Renee and Hudson). Time for Brazil to party (and we know they love to party) with Xena guests. So here's how this can be done (first sign the petition and then read on)

Petition can be found here

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Message from Giselle:

We're part of the fandom of the show Xena: Warrior Princess, aka Xenite Fandom! We created a campaign in December 2014 called #XenaConBrasil, because we believe in the possibility of a Xena convention in Brazil!

We have a group and page on Facebook, a Youtube channel, a Twitter profile... A lot of weapons of advertising to gather fans of this show around this dream! And now we also have this Petition, that aims to gather the biggest number possible of people interested in a Xena Convention in Brazil, so that event companies notice us and realize the interest in making it true. All that we need is a company investing on Xenites to make the Convention happen!

 



The year of 2015 marks the last Official Xena Convention made by Creation Entertainment, it has been made since the year of 1997! That's right! From 1997 to 2015 fans get to the Convention! Unfortunetely the last one happened. The last one would be in 2012, but it extended for 3 more years due to the huge fanbase and money they make to the company.

French fans are still keeping the tradition with Conventions in Paris, that goes on for some time. But we, brazilian fans, don't have the conditions to go to Europe to be with our favorite cast, that's why we desperately need a Convention in Brazil!
Fans from neighbor countries would also come here (Argentina, Venezuela...) and it would be easier for north-american fans, since we're all orphans of USA Conventions. A lot of fans would follow the cast to Brazil, like they did times before, without a doubt!

It's worth noticing that we Xenites would do everything possible to help with voluntary work on the Convention. We've been seeing this idea be used on USA conventions and we're looking forward to do the same. If our help can be used by the #XenaConBrasil organization, for your company, please use it! We know that this would bring mutual advantages like, for example, lower price on the tickets. Xenites CAN work on this Convention, without a doubt!

Do a little research about our fandom, our campaign and our favorite show! Then you'll be sure that the Xenite Fandom is special and you won't regret investing in us!

Xenites and Xena Warrior Princess fans, sign this petition! Let's show that we're a huge fanbase and that we want a Convention with the Xena Warrior Princess cast in Brazil!

Battle on! o/


 

 

 

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