January 2009

28 January 2009


Break Out The Breast Plates -- Xena's Back!

By  ALYSIA GRAY PAINTER Updated 9:26 AM PST, Wed, Jan 28, 2009

In light of the major Xena convention on the weekend of January 30-February 1, let us solemnly pause for a moment and reflect upon Xena, Warrior Princess.

First off, the beloved character of page and screen has "warrior princess" right after her name. Cool. Second, she wanders the countryside with her pal Gabrielle, fighting off various demons and hydras and other baddies that wish to do her -- and maybe all of civilization -- some serious damage.

There are many mythical characters she's chummy with, or is related to, or needs to unthrone or take to task over something, and the whole television series is one adventurous, thrilling romp through the mists of time. Oh, and the midriff-bearing outfits, the chakram she throws so deftly, the swords? Hello. A fan girl's (okay, and boy's) dream.

People loved it -- obsessed over it -- and still do; like "Star Trek," "Xena" is a show that can still fill up a big fan convention years after going off the air (this is actually the convention's 14th year -- impressive). And who and what will fans find at the starry convention? Ms. Xena herself, the fabulous Lucy Lawless (who is also performing two shows at the Roxy), plus Renee O'Connor (Gabrielle), and a host of actors from the series, including Hudson Leick, who played Callisto, the most delicious villainess on TV in the last few decades. In fact, Ms. Leick is leading a yoga workshop during the convention. Fantastic.

Other events during the weekend include a writers' workshop, a cabaret, a video competition, a "Xena"-based centerpiece contest, and, of course, costumes galore. We weren't joking about the breast plates. You still have yours in a back drawer somewhere, right? Better buff that baby up, pronto.

The Official Xena Convention
Friday, January 30-Sunday, February 1
Los Angeles Marriott at LAX
5855 W. Century Boulevard, Los Angeles

Read the full article | Many thanks to Beverly for the info.



Fangirls battle on at the 14th Annual Xena Convention
In her most recent article Christie Keith previews the 14th Annual Xena Convention and notes: "I talked with Lucy and Renee at length last week, and snippets of those exclusive interviews will be mixed in with our convention coverage. It all starts Friday afternoon Pacific Time and continue through Sunday, right here on the blog." Read the full post




26 January 2009


The Warrior Princess Effect
Christie Keith, who was kind enough to live-blog the 2008 Annual Xena Convention on AfterEllen.Com has posted an interesting piece in her blog about The Warrior Princess Effect. I think a lot of us can relate to her fangirlitis




9 January 2009


Renee DVD Convention Update - The Early Years

Lucy and Renee The Early Years

Here available for the very first time on DVD is a collection of the early convention appearances of Lucy and Renee as follows:

Lucy Lawless Burbank, CA January 12, 1997
Renee O'Connor Valley Forge, PA October 5, 1997
Lucy Lawless Burbank, CA January 18, 1998
Lucy Lawless Santa Monica, CA January 24, 1999

The total length of the DVD is 110 minutes.

This was previously released on video - The DVD will be shipping on 2 Feb but will also be available at the convention.

Click here to pre-order your copy






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