August 2010 Archives

31 August 2010

Starship Foundation Auction - Xena Outfit Worn by Renee O'Connor


Xena outfit worn by Renee OConnor
in 'If The Shoes Fits'

One of Gabrielles original dresses from the fantasy scene in If the Shoe Fits (Season 4, 1998-1999), where Gabrielle lives out her Cinderella dream.


Generously donated by Starship ambassador Lucy Lawless.

You too can be a Greek Cinderella in this silver dress with organza overlay. Comes with matching silver sandals and a selection of costume jewellery also used in the show. Your purchase of this item will go directly to the kids at Starship

Place Bid



31 August 2010

Renee Event Page - 2010 Paris Convention + Photos + Videos


Lucie Z sent me some gorgeous photos of Renee from the 2010 Paris Convention (aka The Musical Convention).

Added 27 photos from Lucie as well as her video (for the moment they are linked to Youtube but will be added to the site on the AUSXIP Video Renee O'Connor Channel.

The 2010 Paris Convention Event page has been created which has links to Renee photos, video, reports and links.



30 August 2010

15 Years Of Xena Warrior Princess - Remembering The Warrior & Her Bard

ImageAs many of you know this coming September (4 September 1995) will mark 15 years since our beloved show was born. Can you believe it's been 15 years! We have new fans coming in every year which is fantastic.

Tell me the first time you saw this show and what it meant to you and how it changed your life. I will be posting the responses on AUSXIP. Try not to write an epic novel <g>; one or two paragraphs on how this show had an impact on your life.

Submit It Here



30 August 2010

Video Clips of Renee from the French Convention!

Renee's convention appearance at the The Musical Convention was a huge success. Here are the links to Renee videos from the convention:

Hopefully more pics and video will be appearing soon!

News submitted by Barbara Davies



30 August 2010

Renee Photos and Report from the The Musical Convention


Saeko Doyle's Photos - Convention Ultim'art "The Musical" 29-08-10

How cute does Renee look in that beret?!

Many thanks to Saeko for posting the pics!

Click here to view all of the pics of Saeko's Photos from the convention


You can read a very extensive review of the convention on the blog Billevesées - Fiction, non-fiction, and nonsense from an American in Paris

News submitted by Barbara Davies



28 August 2010

Renee At French Convention - Video

Here's the first (of many) videos to come from the Musical Convention currently underway in France.

You can discuss this on AUSXIP Talking Xena ROC Chat



28 August 2010

Xena Episode Stills and Artwork Season 3 Episode 7 The Debt Part 2


Xena Warrior Princess Season 3 Episode 7
The Debt Part 2

View Episode Stills | Read Review

Xena (Lucy Lawless) narrowly escapes execution for attempting to kill the ruthless young Emperor Ming T'ien (Daniel Sing) and finally repays the debt she owes her spiritual mentor, Lao Ma (Jacqueline Kim).


This was, without a doubt, one of Lucy's best peformances. That one scene where she is facing off against Gabrielle, who betrayed her to Ming Tien and that single tear running down her face after Gabrielle slaps her, is just about near perfect. Lucy's acting blew me away. Superb. Just superb. Lucy can convey so much without uttering a single word.

Here is my artwork for the episode:









27 August 2010

Xena Season 1 Box Set Video Promo

Now on IMDb is a video promo (it's very strange having another voice over guy utter the Xena intro with a slight twist...can you hear the difference in the first half of the intro?).

Click on the thumbnail below to view video!




25 August 2010

Renee To Attend French Convention on 27-29 August 2010

ImageThe Musical Convention, which will bring together two shows: Xena Warrior Princess and Buffy will take place on August 27, 28, 29th 2010.

If you have any question, you can contact Ultimart Creation:

Go now on their website:

To talk about it, it's here:

Above all, spread the word to make the buzz. All the Xenites must know the news.



24 August 2010

AUSXIP Charity Auction - Renee Charity Update

As many of you know this year's auction raised money for Starship, The ROC Outreach Fund and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Crystal Chappell).

The money for Starship went direct to Starship, the money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was given to Crystal directly and we have finally handed the auction money for Renee's charity to Renee this week. The delay in handing over the loot was due to Renee's filming schedule (she's filming Moby Dick and of course Beyond The Farthest Star movies).

There has been a change to our original stated charity. Renee has chosen to send the money to the Tambo Foundation in Peru. Originally we said that the money will be going to the Haiti / Chili earthquake relief funds.

Thanks to everyone once again for supporting the auction. We raised $17,610 which was an amazing result!



23 August 2010

New Renee Artwork: Moby Dick by Carpe Chakram

ImageAdded new artwork by Carpe Chakram based on the upcoming Renee movie "Moby Dick"



View Art



23 August 2010

Xena Season 3 Episode 6 The Debt Part 1 Episode Stills

ImageXena Warrior Princess Season 3 Episode 6 The Debt Part 1

Xena (Lucy Lawless) is betrayed when she journeys to the Kingdom of Chin to settle a debt from her dark past.

View Episode Stills



20 August 2010

Are Obsessive Fans Ruining the Internet?

ImageBrent Hartinger from recently interviewed me as part of an article about Fans and fandom. The article is called Are Obsessive Fans Ruining the Internet?

It's a fascinating look at how fans can cross the line between being a fan and being a fanatic. This issue has been getting progressively worse and some sites won't cover certain shows because of the caustic response from fans of that show.

I truly believe that fandom in general can do amazing things but there are those who cross that line. Have a read of Brent's article which is very well written (and not because he interviewed me as part of the article!)

Click here to read article



12 August 2010

Lesbian & BiSexual Badasses We Love - Xena & Gabrielle


The following snippet is from on an article: 16 Lesbian and Bisexual Badasses We Love

Xena (Lucy Lawless) and Gabrielle (Renee O'Connor) Xena: Warrior Princess

Badass credentials — Xena and Gabrielle are the standard bearers of lesbian badassery. Every other lesbian and bisexual badass in the world should aspire to their greatness. They should place Xena and Gabrielle's badass photos beside their beds and worship Xena and Gabrielle's badass DVDs on an alter each morning while eating Xena and Gabrielle's badass cereal for breakfast each morning out of Xena and Garbrielle's badass collectible bowls. Xena and Gabrielle will never be out-badassed. Ever.




11 August 2010

Message From Renee About Slater Brother's Film Festival

Renee posted the following message on her Facebook page

Hey Everyone! FYK: I am NOT going to be in New Hampshire for the Slater Brother's Film Festival. Sorry. :( Have a great week!!!


I posted the news about Words Unspoken being shown at the Slater Brother's Film Festival:

According to Renee's official site, Words Unspoken will be shown at the Slater Brothers' Hamilton, New York International Film Fest in August 2010.

Visit the site for more info

Words Unspoken is a short film written and directed by Renee. The movie is about a man searches his heart for forgiveness to assist in his father's dying wish.

For more about the film go to AUSXIP Renee O'Connor Words Unspoken site



5 August 2010

Renee Interview - Beyond The Farthest Star

Right before shooting one of the largest scenes of the movie, Renee sits down with us onset. She talks about the story, taking on the role of Maurene Wells, working with the cast, and the vision of the director along with a host of other topics.



5 August 2010

Ark and Renee on AfterEllen

ImageAs for things you can actually watch right now, Renee O'Connor (from Xena, duh) is currently starring in a new, wonderfully creepy sci-fi webseries called Ark .


ImageThe show features some of the creepiest, most intriguing action this side of the original Alien and The Matrix. Here's what O'Connor herself had to say about it:

It's about this woman who wakes up, and she finds herself on this "ark," and she's in space and she has to figure out how to get home. And there's a really strange ending where you're not really sure if it's a set-up, or if it's part of a higher conspiracy... It has an Alien-esque feel to it. It's very dark and moody.

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