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24 May 2016

Amazons & Warriors Coloring Books To Benefit Starship Children's Charity!

I've released a few coloring books this year and two of the popular ones which Xena fans will love is the Amazons & Warriors themed coloring books.

Both print books have 40 incredible illustrations of Amazons and Warriors that are a joy to color in. All royalties from these books for 2016 will be donated to Starship Foundation in celebration of AUSXIP's 20th Anniversary in December. So buy a book, have loads of fun coloring and help the kids!

Book 1: Click here to order

Book 2: Click here to order

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24 May 2016

Thelma and Louise and Their Fiercest Daughters Xena and Gabrielle

There is a great article about the iconic movie Thelma and Louise (one of my all time favourite movies). Naturally Xena and Gabrielle are listed coming after Thelma and Louise as their "fiercest daughters"

Original article here is here and here is what they say about Xena & Gab...

In an anything-is-possible landscape rooted in ancient Greek mythology, towering titan Xena (Lucy Lawless) and petite powerhouse Gabrielle (Renee O’Connor) travel as a twosome righting wrongs, battling fantastical creatures, and bonding through fierceness affection for one another to face down and triumph over every imaginable adversary.

Thelma and Louise have each other. Xena and Gabrielle choose each other. Both duos defined the unbeatable power of fused female fury.

 


 

 

15 May 2016

MaryD's Con Review: 2016 Xenite Retreat

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In April I attended the first Xenite Retreat and the following is my indepth report.

I want to start out by saying that this report was not intended to be so long but it’s worth it for the in depth look at the Xenite Retreat and whether it’s worth forking out your hard earned money.

This is an honest and forthright review. Photos were taken by me and Marilyn Edwards.

The review of the retreat covers the following sections

1. History of a Xenite Retreat
2. Price
3. Argo Express
4. Canyon Creek Camping Grounds
5. Registration
6. Cabins
7. Food / Drink
8. Cell Service / Internet / Wifi
9. Events at the Retreat
10. Xenite Retreat Staff
11. The Greater Good
12. Special Guests
13. Final Comments and Recommendation

Click here to read the full review


 

 

13 May 2016

Renee Photo from The Set of Beyond Farthest Star

 


 

 

10 May 2016

Xena Comics: Xena #4 Cover Art and Release Date

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Xena Comics from Dynamite

Xena: Warrior Princess #4

SKU: C72513024649304011
Rating: Teen +
Cover: Jenny Frison
Writer: Genevieve Valentine
Art: Ariel Medel
Genre: Fantasy, Media Tie-In
Publication Date: July 2016
Format: Comic Book
Page Count: 32 pages
UPC: 725130246493 04011
ON SALE DATE: 7/13

With half the Harpies taken hostage and on their way to Rome as war prizes, Xena and Gabrielle set off on a desperate rescue mission. The Harpies are ready for battle, and even Ares has joined the fray, but with Rome hungry for victory at any cost, they might already be too late. It's battle on two fronts... and when Gabrielle faces a terrible choice, will she risk losing Xena to save the world?

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6 May 2016

Xena: Warrior Princess: Why Xena and Gabrielle never got together + EW Issue #1414 Scans

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Entertainment Weekly has an article about Xena and looking back on twenty years. The print version has an interview with Rob, Lucy and Renee - see below for scans. You can read the online version here

Aside from the anguish over — 15-year-old spoiler alert! — Xena’s death in the series finale, one of the biggest questions that came out of Xena: Warrior Princess is why the titular hero (Lucy Lawless) and her bard Gabrielle (Renee O’Connor) never become a couple.

As discussed at length in our Xena oral history in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, soon after the show’s 1995 debut, fans of the syndicated series, particularly those within the LGBT community, breathed life into the relationship. “The name Xena means ‘stranger,’” Lawless says of the former warlord spared by Hercules (Kevin Sorbo) to embark on a journey of redemption. “She felt she was irredeemable. That friendship between Xena and Gabrielle transmitted some message of self-worth, deservedness, and honor to people who felt very marginalized, so it had a lot of resonance in the gay community.”

Read Online Article on EW.com

Entertainment Weekly issue #1414
May 13, 2016

Buy the magazine here


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