September 2013 Archives

30 September 2013

Sold! Lucy Skype Chat Ends

The second Lucy item on the Starship Spring Clean has ended. Lucy’s 10 minute skype chat has ended.

The totals so far:

Chuy – $50

Skype Chat – $4010

and two more auctions to end tomorrow at 8 PM PST!


 

 

30 September 2013

Photo: Lucy Supporting 2013 Rockin’ Outback Oz For A Cure for Breast Cancer Foundation

Lucy’s currently filming the Australian mini-series Code in Broken Hill (NSW) and Cockburn (South Australia). Looks like AJ Murial and Mavis caught up with Lucy.

AJ Muriel & Mavis are hosting 2013 Rockin Outback Oz for a Cure in July, August and September at various venues across outback Australia in order to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. They will be travelling through outback QLD, NT, SA and NSW, stopping at local pubs and clubs to play their music, offer a comedy show and entertain people. 70% of all ticket sales as well as any donations collected will be kindly donated to NBCF. Check out their Facebook site for more information on dates and shows. Head along and support their fundraising - you'll be in for a treat!


 

 

29 September 2013

Screencaps: Lucy in Parks and Recreation Season 6 Episode 1

Image635160401690230738Added 50 screencaptures of Lucy in Parks and Recreation Season 6 Episode 1 “London” where Diane marries Ron.

 

View screencaps here

 

Watch Video Clip here

 

 

For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite


 

 

27 September 2013

Video: Parks and Recreation S6 Ep1–Ron and Diane Get Married

Parks and Recreation kicked off its sixth season with a whirlwind wedding. Diane (Lucy Lawless) got married to Ron Swanson! TV Guide wrote:

The premiere picked up just moments after last year's finale, in which Diane (Lucy Lawless) went to Ron's office to break the news that she was pregnant. It takes Ron less than 20 seconds after finding out she's carrying his child before he asks her to be his wife. The proposal and impromptu wedding then happens within the first four minutes of the premiere, as the duo heads upstairs to get their marriage license and then tie the knot right there in the office.

 

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Last season, Lawless signed on for a short guest stint as a potential love interest for Ron Swanson. Her character was meant to be the exact opposite of his past failed relationships with his various Tammys (Offerman's real-life wife Megan Mullally and Patricia Clarkson).

"The relationship was conceived with the idea that we've seen how Ron fails in his relationship choices. What if we put him in a situation he might succeed?" Offerman says. "He'd be given the chance to actually have a real relationship instead of these manic trysts with his assorted Tammys. We knew there was the potential for it to go somewhere, but at the time, we didn't know where it would be going."

Read full article

 

and in another TV Guide article:

10. Best Quickie: In the opening moments of the new season of Parks and Recreation, Ron's girlfriend Diane (Lucy Lawless) reveals that she's pregnant, to which Ron responds not with shock or concern, but with an engagement ring (in a carved wooden box, natch). They decide to get married right then and there and drag Leslie and Amy up to the fourth floor for their quickie ceremony. Just as Ron and Diane are about to exchange "I do's," Diane tells the clerk her middle name is Tammy — the name of Ron's mom and two ex-wives — before she quickly assures him that she's kidding. Looks like Ron's truly met that special someone who truly completes him ... and we're not talking about that steak he had for dinner.

Read full article


 

 

27 September 2013

Banners Go Up in Auckland for Chicago The Musical

We are 6 weeks away from the premiere of Chicago The Musical with Lucy as Velma Kelly in Auckland on 1 November and the banners are up in Queen Street (the Q Theatre is on Queen Street) in Auckland. Check out the pics below! Thanks Jo for the pics.

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If you haven’t got your tickets yet, what are you waiting for? The show has been extended to 30 November. Grab a seat today and watch Lucy as Velma Kelly! NOT TO BE MISSED!!

For more on Lucy’s role as Velma Kelly in Chicago, go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Chicago The Musical (Auckland) subsite

TICKETING INFO HERE

 

CHICAGO THE MUSICAL

Music by John Kander  Lyrics by Fred Ebb  Book by Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse

Directed by Michael Hurst
Location
 Q (305 Queen St)

Booking info
 +64 9 309 9771 or www.qtheatre.co.nz

Season dates

Preview: Friday 1 November, 8pm
Opening: Saturday 2 November, 8pm
Closing: Saturday 30 November, 8pm

Cast

Roxie Hart - Amanda Billing
Velma Kelly - Lucy Lawless
Amos - Andrew Grainger
Billy Flynn - Shane Cortese
Mama Morton - Colleen Davis
Narrator/Little Mary Sunshine - Sandra Rasmussen

Chorus - Will Barling, Stephen Butterworth, Mike Edward, Rebekkah Schoonbeek, Sia Trokenheim, Hannah Tasker-Poland, Lavinia Uhila

Creative team

Director - Michael Hurst
Musical Director - John Gibson
Set Designer - John Harding
Costume Designer - Lesley Burkes-Harding
Lighting Design - Sean Lynch
Stage Manager - Chelsea Adams
Set Construction - 2construct

www.atc.co.nz


 

 

26 September 2013

Lucy on TV: Parks and Recreation Season 6 Episode 1 26 September 2013

Image635158283280307363Lucy will be seen on Parks and Recreation Season 6 Episode 1 on 26 September 2013 in the US.

For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite

Here’s a mention in TV Guide on Parks and Recreation Cast Teases Five Big Moments in Season 6


3. Ron and Diane are going to have a baby:
The meat-loving, woodworking everyman has finally met his match in Diane, played by Lucy Lawless, who will return in the season premiere. But don't expect Ron Swanson to miss a step when he learns that his lady love is actually pregnant. "With all things, Ron doesn't get his panties in too much of a bundle," Offerman says. "He will deal with the birth of a new child with the same aplomb that he would treat any animal husbandry or gardening. Ron has a very solid disposition, so by and large, he probably will remain unflappable." But don't forget, there's also the possibility of this on the horizon.

 

and on 2 August 2013 they had an article about Who will be getting married in Season 6...(I’ve included the sections that deal with Lucy from various tvguide articles...)

 

Ron (Nick Offerman) and Diane (Lucy Lawless), who found out she was pregnant in the season finale, seem like the next likely candidates. Schur even called Diane Ron's wife in a recent interview with us, though clarified later that that was inadvertent. "They're in a similar position to Chris and Ann," he says. "Ron is very single-minded and very passionate about what he's passionate about. He's very definitive in his actions and I think that over the course of this season, you'll see that play out

 

Now that Diane is pregnant, will we be seeing much more of Lucy Lawless?
Schur:
It's a little bit like Ben, only more so because she lives in New Zealand. It's not always up to us whether we can have her. She's definitely going to be on the show in some capacity because of that storyline. We kept that super top secret and we actually got all the way to her showing up on the set without her knowing what she was doing. She showed up like, "OK, what's the scene." "You're pregnant, here's the scene. You have two lines and you're pregnant." That's going to be definitely a huge part of the year for Ron.

 

Mike Schur said Diane was Ron's wife in your Parks and Recreation interview. Does that mean they're getting married? —Sampson
NATALIE:
I went back to executive producer Mike Schur with that very query and he said his choice of words was likely inadvertent. But there could be a wedding in their future since Ron and Diane are having a baby together. "They are probably the next in line to tie the knot, given the events of the finale," he says.

For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite


 

 

26 September 2013

Starship Spring Clean Auction Update 27 September

Here’s the update for all Lucy items in the annual Starship Spring Clean Auction


 

 

24 September 2013

Spartacus Saga Uncut - 26 October 2013

The Spartacus Saga: Uncut, with extended episodes, is coming to STARZ beginning October 26th at 10pm ET/PT.

Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
Spartacus: Vengeance
Spartacus: War of the Damned

 


 

 

23 September 2013

Code Now Filming in South Australian Border Town – ABC News 23 September 2013

ABC News reports on the filming of the Australian Mini-Series Code with Lucy Lawless has rolled into the small community of Cockburn in South Australia. Lucy’s role is that of a school teacher. You can find out more about Lucy’s role on Code by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Code Mini-Series subsite

 

Image635155605217111716Filming on a political thriller TV show starts in Cockburn today.

The small border town has been chosen for the ABC series called CODE that stars Lucy Lawless from Xena the Warrior Princess and David Wenham from movies such as the Lord of the Rings series.

Filming is expected to continue in Cockburn for another two weeks before moving to Broken Hill and Silverton.

Ryan Esam from the Cockburn Progress Association says it will mean a bit of inconvenience for locals who will be without a post office.

"They've selected what's currently our post office, which was originally the Cockburn Rural School, to be a little school that is used in the mini-series," Mr Esam said.

"They're going to come out and do a few modifications - so there's the school, a medical centre, the front of the hotel, a remote phone box - because we still have a phone box out there - so that's part of it - it was just what they needed."

Mr Esam says it will be good for the local economy but also boost the morale of Cockburn's 25 or so residents.

"They went scouting six weeks or two months ago around the area and came out for a drive and fell in love with the place from day one," he said.

"It's pretty exciting when those types of people are running around saying 'we love this' and 'we love that'.

"It's been good fun and it's just what they needed."

CODE is billed as a ''contemporary thriller stretching from the spectacular red desert of Australia's outback to the cool corridors of power''


Source


 

 

23 September 2013

Press Release: ATC’s Chicago Extended By A Week Till 30 November 2013

qtheatreImage635155599959714339ATC'S CHICAGO extended by a week

Monday, 23 September 2013, 5:28 pm
Press Release: Auckland Theatre Company

Due to high demand, Auckland Theatre Company has EXTENDED the Vodafone season of Chicago season by a week.

The show, which stars Lucy Lawless, Amanda Billing and Shane Cortese and is directed by Michael Hurst, is now open until and including Saturday 30 November at Q Loft. Tickets are available at www.atc.co.nz

Auckland Theatre Company presents

The Vodafone season of Chicago


First she steals my publicity. Then she steals my lawyer, my trial date.
And now she steals my goddamn garter.

Auckland Theatre Company’s outstanding 2013 season ends with a BANG, as Chicago, directed by the musical maestro Michael Hurst and starring Lucy Lawless, Amanda Billing and Shane Cortese, opens at Q Theatre on 1 November.

1920s, Chicago. Cook County Jail is home to a bawdy band of murderesses, all of whom have eradicated their quickly insignificant others. Chanteuses Velma Kelly (Lucy Lawless) and Roxie Hart (Amanda Billings) have both acquired a spot on Death Row. Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton (Colleen Davis) and smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn (Shane Cortese) to turn her incarceration into a media frenzy. But, not one to rest on her laurels, Roxie comes up with a foxy plan to steal back the limelight and, instead of wrangling the law, the two divas find themselves fighting the ultimate battle – the race to superstardom.

Set in the legendary city during the Roaring Twenties, an era renowned for organised crime, alcohol prohibition and the very best jazz, Michael Hurst's version of this razor-sharp show about bad girls behaving badly will bring all the sass, brass and a%$e of his most recent Auckland Theatre Company musical Cabaret (2010).

Of the production, Director Michael Hurst said, “The thing about Chicago is that it underneath all the jazz and the fizz is the pulsing, wild, abandoned and desperate beating heart of a corrupt and exploitative society. It’s a dark, sexy and vicious tale, propelled by extraordinary music – the rhythms of murder and corruption; the rhythms of lust. It’s a revelatory tale of the transience of celebrity. And it’s fabulous.”

Auckland Theatre Company Artistic Director, Colin McColl, said, “The longest-running American musical ever to play the West End, Chicago has garnered a stash of glitzy awards in many revivals worldwide. Michael’s production stars the hottest cast of the year including Lucy Lawless, fresh from her role as Mama Morton in Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl alongside Brooke Shields, Stephen Moyer and Ashlee Simpson.”

One of the most famous shows of all time, Chicago contains all the elements of an unadulterated musical – celebrity, scandal, corruption, scantily-clad women and serious jazz hands. With a soundtrack that includes the show-stoppers All That Jazz, Razzle Dazzle, When You're Good to Momma and Class, the winner of six Tony Awards, two Oliviers and a Grammy will envelop the Q Auditorium for an unmissable season.

This trial... the whole world... it's all... show business.

Ends

Production Information

CHICAGO

Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse

Directed by: Michael Hurst

Location: Q (305 Queen St)

Booking info:
+64 9 309 9771 or www.qtheatre.co.nz
 
Season dates:
Preview: Friday 1 November, 8pm
Opening: Saturday 2 November, 8pm
Closing: Saturday 30 November, 8pm

Cast
Roxie Hart: Amanda Billing
Velma Kelly: Lucy Lawless
Amos: Andrew Grainger
Billy Flynn: Shane Cortese
Mama Morton: Colleen Davis
Narrator/Little Mary Sunshine: Sandra Rasmussen
Chorus: Will Barling, Stephen Butterworth, Mike Edward, Rebekkah Schoonbeek, Sia Trokenheim, Hannah Tasker-Poland, Lavinia Uhila

Creative team
Director: Michael Hurst
Musical Director: John Gibson
Set Designer: John Harding
Costume Designer: Lesley Burkes-Harding
Lighting Design: Sean Lynch
Stage Manager: Chelsea Adams
Set Construction: 2construct

For more information: www.atc.co.nz


 

 

22 September 2013

Lucy Tweets About Australian Mini-Series Code 22 September 2013

Lucy was on twitter tonight talking about going to Broken Hill to film Code.

The Daily Dragon on DragonCon.org interviewed Lucy during her three days at DragonCon. She was asked about upcoming projects and she talked about her upcoming mini-series Code. Code is currently being filmed in Sydney, Broken Hill and Canberra. Lucy will be a Teacher in the outback. For more about Lucy’s role in Code, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Code Subsite

DD: Where are you off to after Dragon Con? Any upcoming projects besides your guest stints on Parks & Rec?

LL: I’m doing a mini series in Australia, a political thriller called The Code. It’s about an indigenous kid in Australia who gets himself embroiled in a horrible nuclear conspiracy. The kid is going to wear all the blame for an accident that happens that’s not much to do with him. I play his teacher in the outback who’s trying to save his ass. They’re up against something way bigger than they can comprehend.

Read the full interview here

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Lucy Lawless of Xena: Warrior Princess fame, Dan Spielman from Offspring and Adam Garcia from Coyote Ugly are some of the big names starring in a political thriller to be filmed in Canberra.
CODE, a six-hour series for ABC TV. CODE is being billed as a ''contemporary thriller stretching from the spectacular red desert of Australia's outback to the cool corridors of power''. It's the story of two very different brothers who come across a new technology that people in the highest echelons of power will kill to keep secret.
CAST

  • Lucy Lawless (Spartacus), 
  • Dan Spielman (An Accidental Soldier, Offspring), 
  • Ashley Zuckerman (The Slap, Rush), 
  • Adam Garcia (Coyote Ugly, Bootmen), 
  • David Wenham (Answered by Fire, Killing Time), 
  • Aden Young (I Frankenstein, Rectify), 
  • Chelsie Preston Crayford (Mystery of a Hansom Cab, Underbelly: Razor), 
  • Adele Perovic (SLiDE), 
  • Dan Wyllie (Rake, Puberty Blues), 
  • Aaron Pedersen (Jack Irish, City Homicide), 
  • Paul Tassone (Underbelly).

 

 

21 September 2013

Lucy Tweets Archived for August 2013

Lucy’s archived tweets are a little late this month but here they are:

Image635086051505222183Lucy's tweets for August 2013 have been archived in the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Messages & Tweets Section. You will also find archived tweets from February - December 2012 and January to July 2013

Click here to read August 2013 Tweets

Catch up with Lucy's Messages and Special Tweets To Her Fans on  AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Messages & Tweets

Follow Lucy on twitter @RealLucyLawless


 

 

20 September 2013

Chicago The Musical Extended to 30 November 2013

Chicago The Musical in Auckland with Lucy as Velma Kelly as been extended from the final performance on 24 November to 30 November – another week of Lucy dancing and singing!

TICKETING INFO HERE

For more on Lucy’s role as Velma Kelly in Chicago, go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Chicago The Musical (Auckland) subsite

 

CAST & PRODUCTION

CHICAGO THE MUSICAL

Music by John Kander  Lyrics by Fred Ebb  Book by Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse

Directed by Michael Hurst
Location
 Q (305 Queen St)

Booking info
 +64 9 309 9771 or www.qtheatre.co.nz

Season dates

Preview: Friday 1 November, 8pm
Opening: Saturday 2 November, 8pm
Closing: Sunday 24 November, 7pm

Cast

Roxie Hart - Amanda Billing
Velma Kelly - Lucy Lawless
Amos - Andrew Grainger
Billy Flynn - Shane Cortese
Mama Morton - Colleen Davis
Narrator/Little Mary Sunshine - Sandra Rasmussen

Chorus - Will Barling, Stephen Butterworth, Mike Edward, Rebekkah Schoonbeek, Sia Trokenheim, Hannah Tasker-Poland, Lavinia Uhila

Creative team

Director - Michael Hurst
Musical Director - John Gibson
Set Designer - John Harding
Costume Designer - Lesley Burkes-Harding
Lighting Design - Sean Lynch
Stage Manager - Chelsea Adams
Set Construction - 2construct

www.atc.co.nz

TICKETING INFO HERE


 

 

20 September 2013

Australian Mini-Series Code To Film in Cockburn South Australia

Image635153079179824000Here's an update from a reporter in Broken Hill where the Australian mini-series Code with Lucy (she plays a teacher) will be filming according to his tweet. Cockburn is a town on the border of South Australia and New South Wales near Broken Hill.

Lucy talked about the mini-series during her DragonCon weekend and also in an interview where she said:

LL: I’m doing a mini series in Australia, a political thriller called The Code. It’s about an indigenous kid in Australia who gets himself embroiled in a horrible nuclear conspiracy. The kid is going to wear all the blame for an accident that happens that’s not much to do with him. I play his teacher in the outback who’s trying to save his ass. They’re up against something way bigger than they can comprehend.

 

 

CODE, a six-hour series for ABC TV. CODE is being billed as a ''contemporary thriller stretching from the spectacular red desert of Australia's outback to the cool corridors of power''. It's the story of two very different brothers who come across a new technology that people in the highest echelons of power will kill to keep secret.

CAST

  • Lucy Lawless (Spartacus), 
  • Dan Spielman (An Accidental Soldier, Offspring), 
  • Ashley Zuckerman (The Slap, Rush), 
  • Adam Garcia (Coyote Ugly, Bootmen), 
  • David Wenham (Answered by Fire, Killing Time), 
  • Aden Young (I Frankenstein, Rectify), 
  • Chelsie Preston Crayford (Mystery of a Hansom Cab, Underbelly: Razor), 
  • Adele Perovic (SLiDE), 
  • Dan Wyllie (Rake, Puberty Blues), 
  • Aaron Pedersen (Jack Irish, City Homicide), 
  • Paul Tassone (Underbelly).

 

For more information about Lucy’s role on Code, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Code Subsite


 

 

19 September 2013

Win Double Pass to See Lucy As Velma Kelly in Chicago The Musical

Lucy Lawless stars in this classic 1920's Chicago murder musical. 

One of the most famous musicals of all time, Chicago is a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery - all those things we hold near and dear to our heart. 

Terms and conditions: Heart of the City will require identification before the prize can be released to the winners. One winner will be drawn from the valid entries then notified via email or phone. The winner will be chosen at random. Prizes are not transferable for cash. The judges' decision is final. You must opt-in to receive our BIG little City Bulletin in order for your entry to be valid. Don't worry if you already belong to our mailing list - we won't send it to you twice, just make sure you check the box anyway.

 

Click here to enter

 

For more on Lucy’s role as Velma Kelly in Chicago, go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Chicago The Musical (Auckland) subsite

 

CAST & PRODUCTION

CHICAGO THE MUSICAL

Music by John Kander  Lyrics by Fred Ebb  Book by Fred Ebb, Bob Fosse

Directed by Michael Hurst
Location
 Q (305 Queen St)

Booking info
 +64 9 309 9771 or www.qtheatre.co.nz

Season dates

Preview: Friday 1 November, 8pm
Opening: Saturday 2 November, 8pm
Closing: Sunday 24 November, 7pm

Cast

Roxie Hart - Amanda Billing
Velma Kelly - Lucy Lawless
Amos - Andrew Grainger
Billy Flynn - Shane Cortese
Mama Morton - Colleen Davis
Narrator/Little Mary Sunshine - Sandra Rasmussen

Chorus - Will Barling, Stephen Butterworth, Mike Edward, Rebekkah Schoonbeek, Sia Trokenheim, Hannah Tasker-Poland, Lavinia Uhila

Creative team

Director - Michael Hurst
Musical Director - John Gibson
Set Designer - John Harding
Costume Designer - Lesley Burkes-Harding
Lighting Design - Sean Lynch
Stage Manager - Chelsea Adams
Set Construction - 2construct

www.atc.co.nz

 

TICKETING INFO HERE


 

 

19 September 2013

Parks and Recreation Update on Lucy’s Episodes

SplitSider.com has an interview with Mike Schur from Parks and Recreation. Here’s the snippet about Lucy’s role as Diane Lewis (as we know, Diane is now pregnant with Ron’s baby, question is how many episodes are we going to see Lucy in)

So with Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones leaving Parks and Rec, do you have any plans to introduce new cast members, or are you just going to focus more on everyone that you already have?

I don't think we're going to be adding anyone permanently. We have a lot of fun guest stars in the beginning of the year, in part because we're absent Chris Pratt for a number of episodes because he's off shooting that Guardians of the Galaxy movie. You may have seen it, but we brought in Sam Elliott and June Raphael and Billy Eichner and Kristen Bell is doing a guest spot and we have Lucy Lawless back for two episodes.

You can read the full interview here

 

Nick Offerman is interviewed about the upcoming season and he mentions Lucy’s in this video clip – look for it at 3:51 into the interview. He is rather happy Lucy is back.

 

 

 

Here’s the log line for the first Season 6 episode

PARKS AND RECREATION"
"LONDON, PART 1 & 2"

09/26/2013 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Thursday) : LESLIE HEADS TO LONDON - HEIDI KLUM, HENRY WINKLER, AND LUCY LAWLESS GUEST STAR -- Leslie (Amy Poehler) wins an award from an international Women in Government organization, and travels to London with Ben (Adam Scott), Andy (Chris Pratt), April (Aubrey Plaza) and Ron (Nick Offerman) to accept it. Tom (Aziz Ansari) hunts down the mysterious businessman who is trying to put Rent-a-Swag out of business, while Ann (Rashida Jones) and Chris (Rob Lowe) settle into the next phase of their relationship, Jim O'Heir and Retta also star.


For more information on Lucy’s role as Diane Lewis, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation Subsite


 

 

18 September 2013

Starship Spring Clean Auction with Lucy & Xena Items Update 18 September

Here’s the latest update for the Starship Spring Clean Auction with Lucy and Xena items. The items close 30 September except for Chuy which closes on 22 September.


 

 

18 September 2013

Press Release: Top of the Lake Wins Emmy Award

Here’s some great news for Jane Campion’s mini series Top of the Lake. Lucy had a brief appearance in Episode 1 and also episode 5 as Caroline Platt. Check out the video below. See the press release below the video about the Emmy Award for Cinematography for the mini-series.


Episode 5 Top of the Lake – Caroline Platt

Posted on: 9th April 2013

Episode 5 Top of the Lake – Caroline Platt

Here’s the much anticipated episode of the Jane Campion Mini-Series Top of the Lake Episode 5 that features Lucy as Caroline Platt. There is some editing at the start of this clip. It had full frontal nudity (not of Lucy) that I edited out that will be appearing in the airred version (and DVD). Video [...]

Watch Video

 

You can find out more about Lucy’s role in Top of the Lake by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Top of the Lake subsite

 

SUNDANCE CHANNEL'S "TOP OF THE LAKE" WINS FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY AT THE 2013 PRIMETIME CREATIVE ARTS EMMY(R) AWARDS

LOS ANGELES, September 16, 2013 - Sundance Channel's original miniseries "Top of the Lake" received top honors tonight at the 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy(R) Awards when Adam Arkapaw received the Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Movie. The honors were handed out by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. in Los Angeles. This marks the first Primetime win for Sundance Channel.

"Sundance Channel attempts to push the boundaries of storytelling with provocative narratives brought to life by exquisite production, and we are extremely honored that the Academy has acknowledged Adam Arkapaw's fine work" said Sarah Barnett, Sundance Channel President and GM.

Additionally, Sundance Channel received a record ten Primetime Emmy(R) nominations for its miniseries "Top of the Lake" and "Restless," including a category nomination for "Top of the Lake" for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie and acting nominations for Elisabeth Moss, Peter Mullan and Charlotte Rampling. Jane Campion and Garth Davis were nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Movie for "Top of the Lake." Campion and Gerard Lee were nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or a movie for "Top of the Lake".

About "Top of the Lake"

Set in the remote mountains of New Zealand, "Top of the Lake" is the network's original miniseries about the mysterious disappearance of a 12-year-old pregnant girl. The miniseries was co-directed by Oscar(R) winner Jane Campion and Garth Davis and co-writer by Campion and Gerard Lee. "Top of the Lake" is produced by Academy Award(R) winners Emile Sherman and Iain Canning (The King's Speech, Shame) of See-Saw Films, and Philippa Campbell (Black Sheep) of Escapade Pictures. The series stars Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men," On the Road); Oscar(R) winner Holly Hunter, BAFTA(R) nominee Peter Mullan (War Horse, Trainspotting), AFI Award(R) winning actor David Wenham (The Lord of the Rings, Australia), Lucy Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess," "Battlestar Galactica," "Spartacus: Vengeance") and Jacqueline Joe as Tiu. "Top of the Lake" Executive Producer for Sundance Channel is Christian Vesper. "Top of the Lake" is co-produced by Sundance Channel, BBC TWO, and UKTV in Australia and New Zealand. BBC Worldwide distributes the television series internationally.


About Sundance Channel

Sundance Channel is the destination for What's Next, Now. Showcasing both today's creative icons and the emerging talent of tomorrow, Sundance Channel tells bold stories with a fresh point of view. In addition to award winning films, Sundance Channel is home to daring new original programming. Launched in 1996 and owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., Sundance Channel provides perspectives dedicated to founder Robert Redford's mission to celebrate creativity.


About AMC Networks Inc.

Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global, an international programming business, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming feed origination and distribution company.


 

 

16 September 2013

Lucy Lawless Beats Charlize Theron NZ Herald 13 September 2013

Thnzherald130913.jpgThe NZ Herald printed an article about the upcoming tour of the South Africans (Rugby..of course) and they previewed the side. Being a little cheeky, they also took a look at who was better - NZ or South Africa in various areas (those kiwis are so funny) such as cooking, films, sports, national parks and movie stars.

NZ Vs SA
NZ Herald 13 September 2013

The All Blacks play traditional rivals South Africa in Eden Park in a match that will likely determine the outcome of the Rugby Championship. The Herald compared other features of the two countries to decide which really is better.

In the Movie Stars category they pitched Lucy up against Charlize Theron (a no brainer IMO but I'm biased).



Click on the scan to find out what they said and why Lucy won that battle!








 

 

15 September 2013

Starship Spring Clean–Chuy, Lucy’s Living Matchbox Art

Image635148621867108303Image635148621699593226Lucy has autographed the matchbox inside the box while Chuy sits happily on the cover. The matchbox was originally donated by Lucy to Amnesty International auction.

Click here to bid on “Chuy”

The plant is a grey tillandsia (follow the link to find out more about the amazing plant) and it seems, from Lucy's message below, that it doesn't require alot to keep it alive and healthy:

Looks like it needs to be spritzed with water. Needs a drink but they draw it from the air so just a spritz will perk him up. His name is Chuy. (Pronounced "Chewy")
Lucy Lawless
- 12 June 2013

 

chuy


Please be aware that if you want to bid on "Chuy", he is a living plant and if you are outside of NZ please check with Customs in your country to see what is required about importing a plant. The botanical name for "Chuy" is Grey Tillandsia

The matchbox artwork was originally made for Strike, an auction for Amnesty International where designers, musicians and more were tasked with creating art measuring at just 5cm x 7cm with Beehive matchboxes. It has been kindly donated by Lorenzo Barruscotto.

***Please be aware Chuy is a living plant***

Money raised from this auction goes directly to the Starship Foundation.

Support for the national children's hospital is an extra to Government funding and provides for initiatives such as building refurbishments, new medical technology, vital research, boosted family support, preventative programmes and staff training.


 

 

15 September 2013

News About Lucy as Diane in Parks and Recreation Season 6

Image635148260908706410Parks and Recreation is coming back for another season on 26 September and Lucy also returns. When we last saw Diane (Lucy’s character), she had some baby news to tell Ron.

E Online’s Watch with Kristin has more news about what we can expect:

Aisha: Loved the Amy Poehler interview! She is my queen. Do you have any more Parks and Rec scoop?

Sure do! We just watched the season six premiere, and it's probably going to be one of your all-time favorite 22 minutes of life ever. And we're only slightly exaggerating. Before the opening credits you will find out the status of Ron and Diane after her pregnancy bombshell, and needless to say, Ron takes the news extremely well. In fact, you will see Nick Offerman smiling more in those five minutes than you probably have over five seasons.

 

If you would like to catch up on Lucy’s episodes on Parks and Recreation, click on the links below!

 

S5 E22 “Are We Better Off” Parks and Recreation
Posted on: 3rd May 2013

S5 E22 “Are We Better Off” Parks and Recreation

Lucy made a surprise appearance in the season finale of Parks and Recreation Season 5 Episode 22 “Are We Better Off?”. Watch the Video – it has been confirmed by co-creator and exec Producer Michael Schur that Diane is indeed pregnant in an EW Interview: First off: Is Diane (Lucy Lawless) really pregnant, or did [...]

 

Season 5 Episode 11 Women in Garbage Parks and Recreation
Posted on: 26th January 2013

Season 5 Episode 11 Women in Garbage Parks and Recreation

In order to get more women hired in government, Leslie (Amy Poehler) and April (Aubrey Plaza) handle a garbage route. Meanwhile, to help his growing business, Tom (Aziz Ansari) enlists the help of Andy (Chris Pratt) and Ben (Adam Scott) to teach him about basketball, and Ron (Nick Offerman) is left to watch Diane’s (guest [...]

 

 

Deleted Scene Women in Garbage Parks and Recreation
Posted on: 26th January 2013

Deleted Scene Women in Garbage Parks and Recreation

Ron’s Fun Office – Deleted Scene from the Season 5 Episode 11 Women in Garbage episode of Parks and Recreation Ron’s got quite the setup for Diane’s kids!

 

 

Season 5 Episode 9 Parks and Recreation Episode Clips Lucy Lawless
Posted on: 7th December 2012

Season 5 Episode 9 Parks and Recreation Episode Clips Lucy Lawless

Lucy was on Parks and Recreation tonight in the Season 5 Episode 9 episode “Ron and Diane”. I personally think this episode was the funniest of them all featuring Lucy. I laughed out loud several times – just loved it! More Lucy on this show! Ron (Nick Offerman), Diane (guest star Lucy Lawless), and Leslie [...]

 

 

Season 5 Episode 5 Parks and Recreation Episode Clips Lucy Lawless
Posted on: 28th October 2012

Season 5 Episode 5 Parks and Recreation Episode Clips Lucy Lawless

Here’s Lucy’s second episode on Parks and Recreation – Season 5 Episode 5 Halloween Special. Lucy will next appear on the show as Diane on Episode 9 (called Ron and Diane) in late November 2012.  Video and screencaptures created by Roger. PARKS AND RECREATION SEASON 5 EPISODE 5 HALLOWEEN SPECIAL Ben gets a job offer, [...]

 

 

Lucy Interview with NBC Parks and Recreation Episode 5
Posted on: 28th October 2012

Lucy Interview with NBC Parks and Recreation Episode 5

Here’s a new interview with Lucy from the official NBC Parks and Recreation site in time for Lucy’s next episode called Halloween Surprise (Season 5 Episode 5). Lucy is currently filming Episode 9 (Ron and Diane) which will be seen sometime late November or early December. Halloween Interviews: Lucy Lawless Having grown up with five [...]

 

 

Season 5 Episode 3 Parks and Recreation Episode Clips Lucy Lawless
Posted on: 5th October 2012

Season 5 Episode 3 Parks and Recreation Episode Clips Lucy Lawless

Here’s Lucy’s first episode on Parks and Recreation – Season 5 Episode 3. Lucy will next appear on the show as Diane on Episode 5 on 25 October 2012. Lucy revealed in a recent interview that this may not be the last we see of Diane so here’s hoping we get a lot more of [...]

 

 

Lucy Loves Parks and Recreation – Official Video
Posted on: 3rd October 2012

Lucy Loves Parks and Recreation – Official Video

Lucy Lawless confesses her crush on Ron Swanson, and shares insider info on her character Diane For more about Lucy’s role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite

 

 

Young Hollywood Interviews Lucy and Cast of Parks and Recreation
Posted on: 29th September 2012

Young Hollywood Interviews Lucy and Cast of Parks and Recreation

Young Hollywood has a very fun clip of the cast of Parks and Recreation including Lucy although there’s not enough of Lucy. Tere are many things one can learn after spending time with the cast of NBC’s “Parks & Recreation”, and we head to the set to be enlightened — Nick Offerman, Aziz Ansari, Jim [...]


For more about Lucy's role as Diane on Parks and Recreation Season 5 visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation subsite


 

 

14 September 2013

Spartacus Extended Episodes Back to Back Starting October 26 on Starz

Image635147794550275364Starz has released a video of Liam McIntyre which announces the back to back airing of: Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Spartacus: Vengeance, Spartacus: War of the Damned. These episodes will be special extended episodes with more footage, more sex, more blood, more everything.

Watch the video here

 

For more about Lucy's role as Lucretia on Spartacus visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Spartacus subsite or the AUSXIP Spartacus News and Multimedia Site


 

 

12 September 2013

X-Files 20th Anniversary–A Look Back at Lucy’s Episodes Video and Images

 Image635145627029229214X-Files turns 20 – (Xena turned 18 this year). Lucy was on a couple of episodes of the X-Files’ final season “Nothing Important Happened Today” Part 1 and 2 as a super soldier.

Nothing Important Happened Today Part 1 & 2

With Forces Inside The Establishment attempt to stifle them the agents find a connection to their case with suspicious murders related to water. Reyes is defiant when questioned by Follmer about her activities with Doggett; Scully meets Shannon McMahon (Lucy Lawless), who offers an explanation of who she is

 

Promo pics of Lucy’s episode 1 and 2 as Shannon McMahon

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VIDEO CLIPS  - Episode Clips and Deleted Scene

X-Files Nothing Important Happened Today Part 1 and 2 with Lucy Lawless
Posted on: 11th September 2013

X-Files Nothing Important Happened Today Part 1 and 2 with Lucy Lawless

Nothing Important Happened Today Part 1 & 2 With Forces Inside The Establishment attempt to stifle them the agents find a connection to their case with suspicious murders related to water. Reyes is defiant when questioned by Follmer about her activities with Doggett; Scully meets Shannon McMahon (Lucy Lawless), who offers an explanation of who [...]

 

Deleted Scene X-Files Nothing Important Happened Today with Lucy Lawless
Posted on: 11th September 2013

Deleted Scene X-Files Nothing Important Happened Today with Lucy Lawless

Deleted Scene from the X-Files Nothing Important Happened Today episode on the DVD. Nothing Important Happened Today Part 1 & 2 With Forces Inside The Establishment attempt to stifle them the agents find a connection to their case with suspicious murders related to water. Reyes is defiant when questioned by Follmer about her activities with [...]


 

 

10 September 2013

Top of the Lake in Brazil

Image635143912037977826Top of the Lake, the miniseries from Jane Campion, with Lucy in her role as Caroline Platt, is going to air in Brazil on 11 September 2013 on Max at 22:00. Many thanks to Mariana for the news. You can find out more about Lucy’s role in Top of the Lake by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Top of the Lake subsite

Twelve years old and five months pregnant, Tui Mitcham suddenly disappears from her remote mountain town. Detective Robin Griffin returns home to investigate, but every step closer to solving the case unearths a dangerous truth about her past. Written and directed by Academy Award® winner Jane Campion.

 

VIDEO

Episode 5 Top of the Lake – Caroline Platt
Posted on: 9th April 2013

Episode 5 Top of the Lake – Caroline Platt

Here’s the much anticipated episode of the Jane Campion Mini-Series Top of the Lake Episode 5 that features Lucy as Caroline Platt. There is some editing at the start of this clip. It had full frontal nudity (not of Lucy) that I edited out that will be appearing in the airred version (and DVD). Video [...]

 

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8 September 2013

Lucy Photos From DragonCon Links 08 September 2013

Here’s some more photo links of Lucy at DragonCon

 

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DragonCon 2013 - Lucy Lawless

 

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DragonCon Official Site

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7 September 2013

Parks and Recreation Season 6 Episode 1 Log Line

PARKS AND RECREATION"
"LONDON, PART 1 & 2"

09/26/2013 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Thursday) : LESLIE HEADS TO LONDON - HEIDI KLUM, HENRY WINKLER, AND LUCY LAWLESS GUEST STAR -- Leslie (Amy Poehler) wins an award from an international Women in Government organization, and travels to London with Ben (Adam Scott), Andy (Chris Pratt), April (Aubrey Plaza) and Ron (Nick Offerman) to accept it. Tom (Aziz Ansari) hunts down the mysterious businessman who is trying to put Rent-a-Swag out of business, while Ann (Rashida Jones) and Chris (Rob Lowe) settle into the next phase of their relationship, Jim O'Heir and Retta also star.


For more information on Lucy’s role as Diane Lewis, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Parks and Recreation Subsite


 

 

7 September 2013

Vampire Bats on DVD Region 1 To Be Released

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Vampire Bats with Lucy has been around on DVD for Region 4 (Australia/New Zealand) for quite a few years. Now the US and Canada will have access to the movie on DVD.

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A couple years back, Warner Bros. revolutionized the home video game by launching a 'burn-on-demand' program, making available many of the films in their archive for the very first time on DVD.

Rather than printing up mass quantities of the movies, like they normally would, the burn-on-demand system gets the movies into the hands of those that really want them, without the expense of wide releases. How it works is that when someone orders one of the movies, the company burns a copy specifically for that person, which is then printed, packaged and shipped out.

It's a pretty cool new way of getting movies out there, and we're happy to report that Sony is now getting in on the fun. With their manufacture-on-demand program, they're making available never-before-released titles from over 75 years of the Columbia Pictures film library, under the banner Sony Pictures Choice Collection.

We're even happier to report that a slew of horror films have either already been released or soon will be, through the program. Check out the full list of titles below!

Vampire Bats

A deadly species of vampire bats is responsible for a series of bizarre murders, including a student found dead with his body completely depleted of blood. It is up to Dr. Maddy Rierdon (Lucy Lawless, TV’s “Xena: Warrior Princess”) and Dan Dryer (Dylan Neal, TV’s “Dawson’s Creek”) to figure out a way to stop these bats before they take control of their town. Also starring Timothy Bottoms (The Last Picture Show) and Craig Ferguson (TV’s “The Late Late Show”), with a special appearance by Brett Butler (TV’s “Grace Under Fire”), VAMPIRE BATS is scary, campy fun!

 

Check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Vampire Bats Subsite for more on Lucy’s role as Dr Maddy Rierdon


 

 

6 September 2013

Greenpeace Press Release: Kiwi Stars Criticise Key’s Government 04 September 2013

Image635140492384850209Kiwi Stars Criticise Key’s Government

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 8:59 am
Press Release: Greenpeace New Zealand

WEDNESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER

Kiwi Stars Criticise Key’s Government

A star-studded array of New Zealanders has joined forces to criticise the government in a new campaign to be launched this (Wednesday) evening.

Hollywood actor Sam Neill, award-winning musicians the Topp Twins, Tiki Taane and Warren Maxwell have teamed up with acclaimed writer Albert Wendt, academic Dr Ranginui Walker, leading businessman Phillip Mills, entrepreneur Nick Gerritsen, former Acting Judge of the Supreme Court Sir Ted Thomas and many others (full list below) to condemn the government’s plans for deep sea oil drilling and attempts to crack down on peaceful protests.

Uniting under the slogan Get Free, they have created a new three-minute ‘call to action’ addressed to the nation, which can be seen, from 7.30pm this evening, at www.getfree.org.nz. In it, they call for New Zealanders to stand together in defence of the country’s oceans, the New Zealand way of life, the right to protest and against the government's plans to drill for deep sea oil.

Backing clean energy instead would, say the group, be a boost for New Zealand’s environment and economy.

Almost 30,000 jobs could be created in areas such as the geothermal and bioenergy industries, revealed a report, released earlier this year and based on scientific modelling carried out by experts in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The analysis shows that the geothermal industry alone could be worth over NZ$4billion to the economy every year. And a growing bioenergy sector could see New Zealand becoming increasingly less reliant on foreign oil imports, saving the country over NZ$7billion each year by 2035 (1).

The call comes in the wake of the National-led government’s controversial crackdown on protest at sea and as New Zealand’s reputation for being clean and green faces increasing international scrutiny. In recent days, Texan oil company Anadarko has announced plans to drill in New Zealand waters in the coming months.

Bunny McDiarmid, head of Greenpeace, who co-ordinated Get Free, said: “The Get Free message is loud and clear that if we don’t stand up now, we stand to lose things of great value to us - our democratic rights and our unpolluted waters.”

Sir Ted Thomas said: “The new law making it illegal to protest at sea is shameful. We have a long history of defending our land and sea and fighting for our freedoms. In many ways protest has provided the strong foundations on which we have built New Zealand. If there ever was a time to protect our country, now is that time.”

Leading New Zealand businessman and founder of the Pure Advantage group Phillip Mills said: “From a business perspective, failure to deal with climate change will undo all of our hard work. Conversely, the greatest future opportunities lie in dealing with this problem. The intelligent path for New Zealand is clean energy innovation, not the blind pursuit of more oil.”
Entrepreneur Nick Gerritsen said: “The evolution of the green economy is a natural fit for NZ. It's what we do. It's what the world thinks and expects of us. It's common sense because it’s where our competitive advantage rests.”

Others participating in Get Free include Lady Blake and Peter Williams QC, oncologist Dr George Laking, Te Whanau ā Apanui kaumātua Rikirangi Gage and lawyer Dayle Takitimu, surfing stars Mischa Davis and Daniel Kereopa, actors Robyn Malcolm and Lucy Lawless and Maria Tyrrell, the daughter of RNZN Commander Alan Tyrrell who was the Commanding Officer of the HMNZS Otago at the Moruroa Protests.

The government’s new law banning aspects of peaceful protesting at sea was heavily criticised by lawyers and politicians when it was introduced. Over 45,000 people signed a statement against the new measures.
For a copy of the clean economy report, “The Future is Here” visit: http://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/en/reports/The-Future-is-Here-report/

Full list of Get Free backers:
Albert Wendt, Writer & Poet
Bunny McDiarmid, GPNZ Executive Director
Dan Buckley, Fashion Designer & Businessman
Daniel Kereopa, Surfer
Dr. George Armstrong, Anglican Priest & Founder Peace Flotilla Founder
Dr. George Laking Oncologist & Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa Chair
Jeanette Fitzsimons, Environmentalist, Former MP
Lady Blake, Artist
Lucy Lawless, Actor
Maria Tyrrell, Daughter of Commander Alan Tyrrell RNZN
Metua Manuu Tangiiataua, Whale Watch
Mischa Davis, Surfer
Niamh O'Flynn, Teacher, Oil Free Otago
Nick Gerritsen, Entrepreneur & Businessman
Peter Williams QC, Lawyer, Sailor
Phillip Mills, Businessman
Prof. Ranginui Walker, Academic, Educator & Cultural Commentator
Rikirangi Gage, Te Whanau ā Apanui Kaumātua
Robyn Malcolm, Actor
Sam Neill, Actor
Sir Ted Thomas, Former Acting Judge of the Supreme Court
Tiki Taane, Musician
Topp Twins, Musicians, Comedians, Activists
Warren Maxwell, Musician

 


 

 

6 September 2013

Lucy at DragonCon Photos and Video

Updated the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless DragonCon Event Page with more photos and video of Lucy at DragonCon. Cirocco’s photos of Lucy’s autograph line, a short clip of the autograph line and the full Battlestar Galactica panel with Lucy, Edward James Olmos and Kandyse McClure are now online. Included are a couple of my tweets to the @LUCYLAWLESSNET twitter of upcoming photos from Kathy Foster.

For all the latest news, photos and videos of Lucy at DragonCon visit the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless DragonCon Event Page

 

VIDEO by Cirocco

Battlestar Galactica Panel DragonCon 2013 with Lucy Lawless
Posted on: 5th September 2013

Battlestar Galactica Panel DragonCon 2013 with Lucy Lawless

Lucy Lawless, Edward James Olmos and Kandyse McClure at Battlestar Galactica Panel at DragonCon. Video taken by AUSXIP Reporter Cirocco. For more news, photos, videos of Lucy at DragonCon go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless DragonCon Event Page

 

 

Autograph Line at DragonCon with Lucy Lawless August 2013
Posted on: 5th September 2013

Autograph Line at DragonCon with Lucy Lawless August 2013

Here’s a very short video clip of Lucy Lawless signing autographs at the DragonCon 2013 autograph line. Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe! With over thirty-five fan based tracks, 3500 hours of panels, workshops, gaming, a parade [...]

 

PHOTOS by Cirocco

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Photos by Kathy Foster


 

 

5 September 2013

DragonCon Video, Reports and Photos

Updated the DragonCon Event Page with the following video, reports and photos! For more photos, video and news on Lucy’s appearance at DragonCon go to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless DragonCon Event Page


VIDEO

Baseball Game “Play Ball” with Lucy Lawless and Liam McIntyre
Posted on: 4th September 2013

Baseball Game “Play Ball” with Lucy Lawless and Liam McIntyre

Lucy Lawless and Liam McIntyre were at the baseball game between the Braves versus the Cleveland Indians. Liam threw the first ball and Lucy started the game by calling Play Ball. The video was taken by AUSXIP Reporter Cirocco – left the US National Anthem in there because I love it.

 

 

CONVENTION REPORT AND PHOTOS

 

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Added two convention reports by Caley

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Added photos by Caley from the Battlestar Galactica Panel

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Stay tuned for more photos and video!


 

 

5 September 2013

The Power, The Passion - Xena's 18th Birthday! Hail The Warrior Princess!

ImageI posted the article below on 5 September 2012 and it seems like a good time to repost it :) Today (in the US) is Xena's 18th Birthday - the day the first episode "Sins of the Past" airred on US TV - 04 September 1995.


Xena is 18 and AUSXIP is 17...

The Power, The Passion - Xena's 18th Birthday! Hail The Warrior Princess
By MaryD

Today (in the US) is Xena's 18th Birthday - can you believe it? This show that has changed so many lives; from the actors / producers / crew to the fans has created something so unique, so special. It has created The Xenaverse - go over to the AUSXIP Charity Site to see the generosity, the love, the downright brilliance that is the Xenaverse in action. The Xenaverse has raised over 15 MILLION dollars for various charities in the last 18 years. What an amazing, incredible generosity of spirit this show has produced.

It is because of Xena: Warrior Princess we have all come together. It is because of Rob Tapert's vision, the brilliance of Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor who created the roles we fell in love with. We have a community that no only has grown to be such a force for good but it brings in new fans every day. It without a doubt the best show ever made; I know of no other that has impacted the lives of so many.

THE POWER, THE PASSION, THEIR COURAGE CHANGED OUR WORLD! Hail The Warrior Princess and Her Bard and the Xenaverse!
After 18 years this opening theme to my favourite show of all time still gives me a thrill

"In a time of ancient gods, warlords and kings, a land in turmoil cried out for a hero. She was Xena, a mighty princess forged in the heat of battle. The power. The passion. The danger. Her courage will change the world."


 

BATTLE ON!!


 

 

5 September 2013

Starship Lucy Lawless and Xena Spring Clean Auction Update 05 September 2013

Updates for the three auction items on the Starship Spring Clean Auction:


 

 

4 September 2013

Videos: Lucy at DragonCon Video RoundUp

Two video clips from DragonCon – the first one is Lucy’s solo panel which was Lucy’s first panel at DragonCon on 29 August. There are three clips in the playlist. The second is Lucy at the DragonCon Banquet on 31 August where she was honoured by being given an aware for her work and also 31 August at DragonCon was Lucy Lawless Day.

 

Spotlight On Lucy Lawless Panel at DragonCon 29 August 2013
Posted on: 4th September 2013

Spotlight On Lucy Lawless Panel at DragonCon 29 August 2013

Spotlight on Lucy Lawless – Solo panel at the 2013 DragonCon 29 August 2013 Say hello to the Warrior Princess herself! L. Lawless; Fri 1:00 pm; Atrium Ballroom [M]

 

Lucy is Given Award For Her Work at DragonCon Banquet 31 August 2013
Posted on: 4th September 2013

Lucy is Given Award For Her Work at DragonCon Banquet 31 August 2013

Lucy Lawless receiving award from a City of Atlanta councilman, marking August 31st 2013 as Lucy Lawless Day! Lucy was a real trooper coming to this event as she injured her lower leg muscle at Dragon Con and couldn’t even walk.


 

 

4 September 2013

Lucy Joins #GetFreeNZ Campaign Urging NZ Govt To Listen To The Public On Deep Sea Oil Drilling

snapshot_001Lucy has joined other kiwis such as Sam Neill, Robyn Malcolm (to name a few) in a new #GetFreeNZ campaign to get the New Zealand government to listen to the public rather than shut them out on decisions on deep-sea oil drilling. The video can be seen at www.getfree.org.nz  from tonight -


WATCH VIDEO  |  VISIT www.getfree.org.nz

 

Lucy has been campaigning with Greenpeace on the Deep Sea Oil Drilling issue for New Zealand since November 2011 when she sent the following message to the New Zealand Government:

Dear New Zealand Government,

I and many other New Zealanders are putting you on notice that your courting Deep Sea Oil Drillers is totally unacceptable to us.
Petrobras
[the Brazilian oil company that is intending to drill for oil in up to 3100 metres of water off the East Cape, is the part-owner of an oil field northeast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where a serious oil leak has developed] already has an uncontrollable leak off their own coast which is spewing filth into their own marine environment.

Why are you giving offshore oil companies carte blanche to risk OUR fisheries, OUR coastal way of life, OUR clean green brand upon which all our premium exports rely?
Do you work for us or for them?!
Your answer, please?
Lucy Lawless

The petition exists in hard copy form, and online at: http://greenpe.ac/nodeepseaoil


Check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless No Drill No Spill Subsite for all the news related to that campaign.

 

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The following article appeared in the Fairfax Media/Stuff.co.nz today

Hollywood actor Sam Neill has teamed up with a host of stars to lambast the Government over plans to shut out the public from decisions on deep-sea oil drilling.  The Jurassic Park actor has shot a video with fellow actors and environmentalists Lucy Lawless and Robyn Malcolm. Musicians Tiki Taane and the Topp Twins make cameo appearances.

The three-minute clip also features Lady Blake, widow of yachtsman Sir Peter Blake, poet Albert Wendt and surfing champions Mischa Davis and Daniel Kereopa.

The Greenpeace NZ film was sparked by recent law changes which reduce the right to oppose exploratory drilling.

Neill uses the "call to action" video montage to criticise National for threatening the oceans and spoiling New Zealand's international reputation. He says the country is "going backwards fast."

"The Government seems to want to take the country in a very different direction."

Taane accuses the Government of "back-room deals" with oil companies and says "our right to protest has been taken from us."

"This is not about job creation. It is simply about making other people rich," he says.

Lady Blake tells the camera: "The greed for fossil fuels is leading to the expansion of toxic drilling, mining and fracking into every last unspoiled part of the globe - from the Arctic Circle to the deepest of our oceans."

Last week Environment Minister Amy Adams announced proposals that would see applications for exploratory drilling go through the Environmental Protection Agency. They would be "non-notified", which means members of the public would not get to have a say.

The proposal will be introduced to the Marine Legislation Bill, currently before Parliament, by way of a Supplementary Order Paper (SOP). This means it won't go through a parliamentary select committee.

The move follows the controversial "Anadarko Amendment" which saw a ban on protesting at sea. It was also introduced it as an SOP, avoiding select committee scrutiny.

Environmentalists say the exploration stage is risky with a danger of spills.

But Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says attracting oil companies is vital for economic growth.

He released a report yesterday that claims the petroleum and minerals sector generates $333 per hour worked, with $380 million in levies paid to the Crown last year. Workers are paid on average $105,000 a year, more than twice the New Zealand average, Joyce said.

"If you make things over-burdensome in the early stages of exploration then you will end up in a situation where [international companies] won't bother."

The video can be seen at www.getfree.org.nz  from tonight.

NUB OF THE ISSUE

A proposal to tweak laws governing New Zealand waters would stop the public having a say on applications for exploratory oil drilling. The plans have environmentalists up in arms, - the Government says attracting oil giants is essential for economic growth.

WHAT IS HAPPENING? Environment Minister Amy Adams last week released a discussion paper on proposals for regulating activities in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), waters stretching out to 200 nautical miles. Applications for exploratory deep sea oil drilling would go through the Environmental Protection Agency, but would be classed as ''non-notified''. This means members of the public would not get to have a say.

WHY? Adams says the new classification is necessary to keep costs down and involving the public is time-consuming. The exploratory process lasts between four and six weeks and the public would get a say if the companies applied to move to full production. The EPA will make decisions based on evidence and ensure there are safeguards. ''The important point in this is the impact and the threats to the environment. It's not about a public opinion poll, it's about at looking at the information,'' Adams said. She also argues there is currently no environmental oversight of such operations.

BUT NOT EVERYONE AGREES IT'S GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT? Green Party energy spokesman Gareth Hughes says exploration is risky with a danger of spills. Both the Greens  and Greenpeace point out that the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, which killed 11 people, took place while drilling a deep exploratory well. Both are opposed to deep sea drilling and say a leak would be catastrophic for New Zealand's environment, economy and reputation.

WHY IS IT 'ANTI-DEMOCRATIC?' Adams will amend the Marine Legislation Bill through a Supplementary Order Paper (SOP). The bill has already passed a second reading which means the new proposal will escape select committee scrutiny. She argues the public can have its say through the discussion document. But she doesn't have to take those submissions into account. Opposition parties are crying foul because the Government also outlawed protest at sea through a SOP earlier this year, meaning there was no public or political consultation. It became known as the ''Anadarko Amendment'', after the Texan oil firm.

WHO'S IDEA WAS IT? The Government has admitted they have been lobbied by the oil and gas industry over the 'Anadarko Amendment'. Asked if the industry also petitioned for the non-notified classification for exploratory drilling, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce said yesterday: ''They certainly lobbied on the whole regime and they have definitely had their views.'' Greenpeace director Bunny McDiarmid NZ says the Government is looking after industry interests and both amendments are a reaction to iwi and Greenpeace protests on the East Coast.


 

 

4 September 2013

Press Release: Auckland Theatre Company Presents The Vodafone Season of Chicago

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Tuesday, 3 September 2013, 12:21 pm
Press Release: Auckland Theatre Company

Auckland Theatre Company presents The Vodafone season of Chicago

First she steals my publicity.
Then she steals my lawyer, my trial date.
And now she steals my goddamn garter.

Auckland Theatre Company's outstanding 2013 season ends with a BANG, as Chicago, directed by the musical maestro Michael Hurst and starring Lucy Lawless, Amanda Billing and Shane Cortese, opens at Q Theatre on 1 November.

1920s, Chicago. Cook County Jail is home to a bawdy band of murderesses, all of whom have eradicated their quickly insignificant others. Chanteuses Velma Kelly (Lucy Lawless) and Roxie Hart (Amanda Billing) have both acquired a spot on Death Row. Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton (Colleen Davis) and smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn (Shane Cortese) to turn her incarceration into a media frenzy. But, not one to rest on her laurels, Roxie comes up with a foxy plan to steal back the limelight and, instead of wrangling the law, the two divas find themselves fighting the ultimate battle - the race to superstardom.

Set in the legendary city during the Roaring Twenties, an era renowned for organised crime, alcohol prohibition and the very best jazz, Michael Hurst's version of this razor-sharp show about bad girls behaving badly will bring all the sass, brass and a%$e of his most recent Auckland Theatre Company musical Cabaret (2010).

Of the production, Director Michael Hurst said, "The thing about Chicago is that it underneath all the jazz and the fizz is the pulsing, wild, abandoned and desperate beating heart of a corrupt and exploitative society. It's a dark, sexy and vicious tale, propelled by extraordinary music - the rhythms of murder and corruption; the rhythms of lust. It's a revelatory tale of the transience of celebrity. And it's fabulous."

Auckland Theatre Company Artistic Director, Colin McColl, said, "The longest-running American musical ever to play the West End, Chicago has garnered a stash of glitzy awards in many revivals worldwide. Michael's production stars the hottest cast of the year including Lucy Lawless, fresh from her role as Mama Morton in Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl alongside Brooke Shields, Stephen Moyer and Ashlee Simpson."

One of the most famous shows of all time, Chicago contains all the elements of an unadulterated musical - celebrity, scandal, corruption, scantily-clad women and serious jazz hands. With a soundtrack that includes the show-stoppers All That Jazz, Razzle Dazzle, When You're Good to Momma and Class, the winner of six Tony Awards, two Oliviers and a Grammy will envelop the Q Auditorium for an unmissable season.

This trial... the whole world... it's all... Show Business.

 

For more on Lucy’s role as Velma Kelly in Chicago, go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Chicago The Musical (Auckland) subsite


 

 

4 September 2013

Lucy Lawless Does NOT have Instagram

It seems there is another faker going around and this time it’s on Instagram. There’s an account by the name of RealLucyLawless and they are passing themselves off as Lucy.

It’s a Fake.

Lucy does not have Instagram, YouTube, Facebook or Google +1 – she just uses Twitter.

Follow the Real Lucy Lawless on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/reallucylawless


 

 

3 September 2013

Lucy Talks about Her Role on Aussie Mini-Series Code

Image635138278750955551The Daily Dragon on DragonCon.org interviewed Lucy during her three days at DragonCon. She was asked about upcoming projects and she talked about her upcoming mini-series Code. Code is currently being filmed in Sydney, Broken Hill and Canberra. Lucy will be a Teacher in the outback. For more about Lucy’s role in Code, check out the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Code Subsite

DD: Where are you off to after Dragon Con? Any upcoming projects besides your guest stints on Parks & Rec?

LL: I’m doing a mini series in Australia, a political thriller called The Code. It’s about an indigenous kid in Australia who gets himself embroiled in a horrible nuclear conspiracy. The kid is going to wear all the blame for an accident that happens that’s not much to do with him. I play his teacher in the outback who’s trying to save his ass. They’re up against something way bigger than they can comprehend.

Read the full interview here

 

Lucy Lawless of Xena: Warrior Princess fame, Dan Spielman from Offspring and Adam Garcia from Coyote Ugly are some of the big names starring in a political thriller to be filmed in Canberra.

CODE, a six-hour series for ABC TV. CODE is being billed as a ''contemporary thriller stretching from the spectacular red desert of Australia's outback to the cool corridors of power''. It's the story of two very different brothers who come across a new technology that people in the highest echelons of power will kill to keep secret.
CAST

  • Lucy Lawless (Spartacus), 
  • Dan Spielman (An Accidental Soldier, Offspring), 
  • Ashley Zuckerman (The Slap, Rush), 
  • Adam Garcia (Coyote Ugly, Bootmen), 
  • David Wenham (Answered by Fire, Killing Time), 
  • Aden Young (I Frankenstein, Rectify), 
  • Chelsie Preston Crayford (Mystery of a Hansom Cab, Underbelly: Razor), 
  • Adele Perovic (SLiDE), 
  • Dan Wyllie (Rake, Puberty Blues), 
  • Aaron Pedersen (Jack Irish, City Homicide), 
  • Paul Tassone (Underbelly).

 

 

3 September 2013

Starship Spring Clean: RARE Authentic Hercules and Xena Pacific Renaissance Pictures Crew Vest 1997-1998

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We have one more item to add to the STARSHIP Spring Clean Auction which is hosted on AUSXIP.

This is an authentic Hercules and Xena Crew Vest.

Get a slice of NZ TV history with this Hercules and Xena crew Vest, size S (Male size Small). Has the Hercules and Xena Logo on the front and Pacific Renaissance Pictures, Crew 1997-1998

In good conditon

This item has been donated by an anonymous fan for the 2013 Starship Spring Clean

Money raised from this auction goes directly to the Starship Foundation.

Support for the national children's hospital is an extra to Government funding and provides for initiatives such as building refurbishments, new medical technology, vital research, boosted family support, preventative programmes and staff training

Click here to bid


 

 

3 September 2013

Lucy Talks About A Possible Xena Resurrection - Daily Dragon Interview August 2013

ImageThis year Lucy Lawless made her first appearance at Dragon Con, taking part in Battlestar Galactica and Spartacus panels as well as her own solo panel on Friday afternoon. Her breakout role as Xena: Warrior Princess was enough to cement her as both a geek and a girl power icon, but she continues to impress on both stage and screen. She’s returning to Parks & Recreation this season and taking on a thriller for Australian television.

Daily Dragon (DD): I read an interview you did recently where you talked about your ideas for reviving the Xena series.

Lucy Lawless (LL): What I would love to happen. I have no say over the outcome, but certainly there’s a studio that’s quite interested. They’ve been looking into who holds the rights and unpack the whole legal knot that’s tied it up for a long time. In the old days a studio would rather kill a project rather than let it go anywhere else. Or kill a project if they don’t own 100 percent of it. But in this day and age isn’t it better to own 70 percent of something than 100 percent of nothing?

This is a great idea, [Xena and Gabrielle have] a great relationship, the show has a great fanbase. Give the people what they want!

DD: You said that at some point Xena should pass on the mantle to a new warrior princess who would lead the way for a new generation. Which actress could you see in that role?

LL: I’m out of the loop of who’s out there right now. You want someone who’s capable of being funny and can also have heartfelt moments. Somebody who’s not a whiner because it’s a hard shoot.

DD: Due to all the fighting?

LL: I never really enjoyed the physical aspect of fighting and stuff; it’s just not my thing. Every single day I was shocked when they’d say “Lucy, your fight’s up!” and I thought, are you kidding me, we’ve got to do another one? My only defense was to get good at it so I could get it over and done with.

Read Full Interview


 

 

3 September 2013

Starship Spring Clean Auction–Three Lucy Items Up For Bidding

Starship has two Lucy Lawless items up for bidding for their annual Starship Spring Clean – one is the super special Lucy Skype Chat – win a 10 minute Skype Chat with Lucy. Now as I’ve mentioned before, that’s never happened before so this is something very special.

Starship has asked me to host this auction item so you will find it in the AUSXIP Charity Auction site. You can register to bid on this item by going here – if you have registered for one of our AUSXIP Charity Auctions in the past, your username and password should work.

 

vestHERCULES AND XENA PACIFIC RENAISSANCE PICTURES CREW VEST

This is an authentic Hercules and Xena Crew Vest.

Get a slice of NZ TV history with this Hercules and Xena crew Vest, size S (Male size Small). Has the Hercules and Xena Logo on the front and Pacific Renaissance Pictures, Crew 1997-1998 In good condition

This item has been donated by an anonymous fan for the 2013 Starship Spring Clean

 

CLICK HERE TO BID ON THIS VEST

 

XENA LUCY LAWLESS THE BITTER SUITE PRINCESS SUN/MOON CROWN

 

xenacostumeThe next item is a RARE Lucy Lawless Xena costume pieceXena Warrior Princess Season 3 Episode "The Bitter Suite" Costume head dress. The following head dress was worn by Lucy Lawless during the dream sequence in The Bitter Suite with Callisto - the head dress is called "Princess Sun/moon crown"

It comes with a COA (Certificate of Authenticity) and is the original as worn by Lucy Lawless (see pictures!)

Donated by: Dr Patricia Saunders for the 2013 Starship Spring Clean Auction

 

CLICK HERE TO BID

 

WATCH EPISODE CLIP

 

 

 

 

SKYPE CHAT WITH LUCY LAWLESS

 

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SKYPE CHAT WITH LUCY LAWLESS AUCTION LISTING

 

Current Bidding: $1293 NZD


Bid on Lucy's Skype Chat here

Lucy Lawless is a passionate supporter of the Starship Foundation and a Starship Foundation board member. Lucy has offered this unique item - a Skype Chat to one very lucky bidder - it's the ultimate fan experience!

This 10 minute one on one skype session with Lucy has NEVER been offered before. This is your chance to get up close and personal with the one-and-only Xena Warrior Princess.

The winner of this auction will liaise with the Starship Foundation organise a mutually suitable time to Skype with Ms Lawless.
Money raised from this auction goes directly to the Starship Foundation.

Support for the national children's hospital is an extra to Government funding and provides for initiatives such as building refurbishments, new medical technology, vital research, boosted family support, preventative programmes and staff training.

If you are from overseas (and not in New Zealand were you can bid on through Trademe.co.nz) - here are the instructions on how you can bid:

PLACING BIDS:

The New Zealand public can bid on the item directly at www.trademe.co.nz/starship


Overseas fans will need to place proxy bids. Anyone interested in registering for proxy bids should check out the relevant auction(s) throughout September.

If you would then like to place a proxy bid on any item, please email rosalynm@adhb.govt.nz with the following information:

  • Your name
  • The auction name and number you wish to bid on
  • Your starting bid
  • Increments you wish to increase each subsequent bid by (please note, these will be placed only if you are outbid)
  • The highest (and final) amount you wish to bid

 

Please Note: the Starship Foundation will use its best endeavours to place your bid on your behalf but, due to the nature of a live auction, cannot guarantee your bid will be placed or that you will be the winning bidder of the item.
The successful bidder will be required to make payment via credit card (or any other mutually agreed payment method) in full to the Starship Foundation within 7 days of the auction closing.  All personal details will be destroyed immediately after the auctions have finished.

 

 

2 September 2013

Lucy at DragonCon Event Digest Photos + Video Day 4 (Final Day)

It’s been a long weekend of fun and mayhem at DragonCon with Lucy being a real trooper in not only appearing on the Battlestar Galactica panel but doing photo ops (on one leg most of the time..how’s that for not wanting to let the fans down!).

Here’s a round up of the pics, tweets and video from the final day of Lucy’s attendance at DragonCon. Thank you Lucy for being a real trooper and not letting the fans down.

VIDEO

 

Battlestar Galactica Panel

 

 

Spotlight on Lucy Lawless (Day 1) Panel


 

 

 

PHOTOS

DragonCon 2013 - Lucy Lawless


 

 

2 September 2013

Starship Spring Clean Auction–AUSXIP Hosted Xena Costume Head Dress

Lucy Lawless Xena Costume head dress from Season 3 Episode The Bitter Suite has been donated to Starship Spring Clean. Starship has asked me to host it on AUSXIP Charity Auction site on their behalf and its now gone live - It's been worn by Lucy Lawless as Xena in Illusia with Callisto.

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http://charity.ausxip.com/auction_details.php?name=xena-princess-sunmoon-crown-the-bitter-suite-lucy-lawless-headdress&auction_id=101953#ed4a8ee6c5ed



the other auction item of course is Lucy’s Skype Chat!

 

SKYPE CHAT WITH LUCY LAWLESS AUCTION LISTING

Bid on Lucy's Skype Chat here

Lucy Lawless is a passionate supporter of the Starship Foundation and a Starship Foundation board member. Lucy has offered this unique item - a Skype Chat to one very lucky bidder - it's the ultimate fan experience!
This 10 minute one on one skype session with Lucy has NEVER been offered before. This is your chance to get up close and personal with the one-and-only Xena Warrior Princess.

The winner of this auction will liaise with the Starship Foundation organise a mutually suitable time to Skype with Ms Lawless.
Money raised from this auction goes directly to the Starship Foundation.

Support for the national children's hospital is an extra to Government funding and provides for initiatives such as building refurbishments, new medical technology, vital research, boosted family support, preventative programmes and staff training.

If you are from overseas (and not in New Zealand were you can bid on through Trademe.co.nz) - here are the instructions on how you can bid:

PLACING BIDS:
The New Zealand public can bid on the item directly at
www.trademe.co.nz/starship


Overseas fans will need to place proxy bids. Anyone interested in registering for proxy bids should check out the relevant auction(s) throughout September.

If you would then like to place a proxy bid on any item, please email rosalynm@adhb.govt.nz with the following information:

  • Your name
  • The auction name and number you wish to bid on
  • Your starting bid
  • Increments you wish to increase each subsequent bid by (please note, these will be placed only if you are outbid)
  • The highest (and final) amount you wish to bid
Please Note: the Starship Foundation will use its best endeavours to place your bid on your behalf but, due to the nature of a live auction, cannot guarantee your bid will be placed or that you will be the winning bidder of the item.
The successful bidder will be required to make payment via credit card (or any other mutually agreed payment method) in full to the Starship Foundation within 7 days of the auction closing.  All personal details will be destroyed immediately after the auctions have finished. - See more at: http://www.lucylawless.net/2013/08/press-release-starship-spring-clean-lucy.html#sthash.cDE6azdi.dpuf

 

 

2 September 2013

Lucy Lawless Skype Chat Now Live + How to Bid from Outside NZ

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The Lucy Lawless Skype Chat auction is now live on the Starship Spring Clean page for Starship's annual auction:

Click here to bid (if you are in NZ and Australia)

If you are from overseas (and not in New Zealand were you can bid on through Trademe.co.nz) - here are the instructions on how you can bid:


PLACING BIDS:
The New Zealand public can bid on the item directly at
www.trademe.co.nz/starship

Overseas fans will need to place proxy bids. Anyone interested in registering for proxy bids should check out the relevant auction(s) throughout September.

If you would then like to place a proxy bid on any item, please email rosalynm@adhb.govt.nz with the following information:

  • Your name
  • The auction name and number you wish to bid on
  • Your starting bid
  • Increments you wish to increase each subsequent bid by (please note, these will be placed only if you are outbid)
  • The highest (and final) amount you wish to bid
Please Note: the Starship Foundation will use its best endeavours to place your bid on your behalf but, due to the nature of a live auction, cannot guarantee your bid will be placed or that you will be the winning bidder of the item.

The successful bidder will be required to make payment via credit card (or any other mutually agreed payment method) in full to the Starship Foundation within 7 days of the auction closing.  All personal details will be destroyed immediately after the auctions have finished.

 
SKYPE CHAT WITH LUCY LAWLESS AUCTION LISTING

Lucy Lawless is a passionate supporter of the Starship Foundation and a Starship Foundation board member. Lucy has offered this unique item - a Skype Chat to one very lucky bidder - it's the ultimate fan experience!

This 10 minute one on one skype session with Lucy has NEVER been offered before. This is your chance to get up close and personal with the one-and-only Xena Warrior Princess.

The winner of this auction will liaise with the Starship Foundation organise a mutually suitable time to Skype with Ms Lawless.

Money raised from this auction goes directly to the Starship Foundation.

Support for the national children's hospital is an extra to Government funding and provides for initiatives such as building refurbishments, new medical technology, vital research, boosted family support, preventative programmes and staff training.
 

 



 

 

2 September 2013

Photos: Lucy at Battlestar Galactica Panel at DragonCon 1 September 2013

Last day at DragonCon with Lucy. On today’s menu is the Photo Ops, Autographs and Battlestar Galactica panel. Here are the photos from the Battlestar Galactica panel with Lucy, Kandyse McClure and Edward James Olmos.

Cirocco has sent in some photos – there are more photos coming and video to come. Stay tuned for that.

For more photos, tweets and video of Lucy at DragonCon go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless DragonCon Event Page

 

Click on the thumbnails for the larger scans

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For more photos, tweets and video of Lucy at DragonCon go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless DragonCon Event Page


 

 

1 September 2013

Lucy Final Day at DragonCon on Sunday 1 September Schedule

photo2Well it’s been an exciting three days so far with photos, some video and tweets. I have several reporters over at DragonCon who will be submitting photos and video when they get a chance to go home. The connection hasn’t been the best over there so it’s going to take a little longer for the goodies to come home.


Now here is the schedule for Sunday and if you have gone to DragonCon and would like to submit your photos to AUSXIP, you can send them to me via my dropbox here – please zip them up and upload as one file.

 

AUTOGRAPHS  |  PANEL  |  PHOTO OPS
 

AUTOGRAPHS

– Following Lucy’s mishap with her pulled leg muscle, there will be a slight change in where she will be signing. Instead of the Marriott Marquis International Level 7 she will be signing at the Walk of Fame area.
 

If you are unsure of how to get there, please contact DragonCon support staff or download the official DragonCon App (available from Itunes (Apple) or Google Play Store (Android)

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11:15am - 1:45pm and between the hours of 3:30pm - 6:30pm

The cost of the autographs is $75.00 USD


PANEL

Sun 10:00 am (AMSF)

BSG – C.I.C. Conference panel with Lucy Lawless, Kandyse McClure and Edward James Olmos.
Head in to the C.I.C. with the command structure for a strategy meeting about past campaigns.

 

PHOTO OPS

Sunday - 01 September 2013
2:45pm - 3:15pm

 

LUCY LAWLESS SOLO

The cost of each photo op (you have a choice what medium you would like. The prices are in $USD)

- $50 (for an 8 x 10 print)
- $60 (Email Digital Copy)
- $60 (Extra Print)
- $65 (Digital Copy and Extra Print) 


LUCY LAWLESS, MANU BENNETT & LIAM MCINTYRE

The cost of each photo op (you have a choice what medium you would like. The prices are in $USD)

- $120 (for an 8 x 10 print)
- $130 (Email Digital Copy)
- $130 (Extra Print)
- $135 (Digital Copy and Extra Print) 

 

LUCY LAWLESS AND MANU BENNETT

The cost of each photo op (you have a choice what medium you would like. The prices are in $USD)

- $85 (for an 8 x 10 print)
- $95 (Email Digital Copy)
- $95 (Extra Print)
- $100 (Digital Copy and Extra Print)

Click here to order photo op tickets


 

 

1 September 2013

Lucy Lawless Attends DragonCon Guest of Honor Awards Banquet + Receives Award 31 August 2013

Sat 7:00 pm Hyatt Regency VI – VII Dragoncon Guest of Honor Awards Banquet
We Honour our 2013 Guests of Honor

Lucy was listed as Speaker and despite being on crutches, Lucy attended the event. Here are some photos (more to come later) from AUSXIP Reporter Cirocco who attended the event.

Update: Lucy received an award in appreciation for her work and she was given the additional honour of having 31 August at Dragon*Con declared Lucy Lawless Day. Many thanks to G. Sanchez (@sanchezghp) on twitter for the updated info

For all the photos, video and other news related to Lucy’s DragonCon Event, head on over to the
AUSXIP Lucy Lawless DragonCon Event Page

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For all the photos, video and other news related to Lucy’s DragonCon Event, head on over to the
AUSXIP Lucy Lawless DragonCon Event Page


 

 

1 September 2013

Lucy at DragonCon Event Digest Photos + Video Day 3 + Lucy’s Mishap

DragonCon Day 3 has revealed more great photo ops and a mishap for Lucy. Seems she pulled a muscle in her leg while she was running for the Adventure Time panel! Ouch.  The photo ops for the day with Lucy were cancelled (for obvious reasons).
People were advised that if they had a Photo Op with Lucy for today, they could come back on Sunday or get a refund.

After being treated, Lucy did show up at the Spartacus panel in a wheelchair, resting that gimpy leg, and was she pushed by Liam McIntyre onto the Spartacus Panel.

From all the tweets coming through Lucy is making a lot of fans deliriously happy! My favourite photo so far is the one of Lucy photo bombing a Xena cosplay group. That was just mind blowing for those fans and made me smile! See the photo below!

There was also a photo of Lucy signing autographs and a very familiar face showing up next to her – yes Jason is at DragonCon as well! See the tweet below!

For all the photos, video and other news related to Lucy’s DragonCon Event, head on over to the
AUSXIP Lucy Lawless DragonCon Event Page

 

 

Manu pushing Lucy’s wheelchair! The caption is hysterical!

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