May 2016 Archives

28 May 2016

This Week's Xena Gifs Update

Here are some cool Xena Gifs from AUSXIP Giffing Xena


 

 

25 May 2016

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

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

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

Book 1: Click here to order

Book 2: Click here to order

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25 May 2016

Thelma and Louise and Their Fiercest Daughters Xena and Gabrielle

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

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

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

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

 


 

 

20 May 2016

Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 1 DVD & BluRay For August 2016 Release

The first season of Ash Vs Evil Dead will soon be available on DVD and Blu-Ray on 23 August 2016. Lucy plays Ruby Knowby.

 

Image635993255217904000“Ash vs Evil Dead,” a 10-episode, half-hour series, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead. The series follows Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.

The cast is led by Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams, Lucy Lawless as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and Jill Marie Jones as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner. The series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers of the franchise, and Craig DiGregorio (“Chuck”), who serves as executive producer and showrunner.”

Price is: $21.83 USD

Preorder here

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DVD Cover Art

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PreOrder from Amazon

 

Find out more about Lucy’s role as Ruby Knowby on AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash Vs Evil Dead Subsite


 

 

17 May 2016

Lucy to Perform IN 2016 Bloomsday Celebration 16 June In Auckland

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Lucy is once again participating in the annual Bloomsday celebrations to honor James Joyce’s novel Ulysses.

You can check out Lucy’s previous performance in 2014 - Bloomsday - 16 June 2014 (video and images)

PRESS RELEASE

Lucy Lawless & Michael Hurst Team Up for Worm-crawling Dungheap.

It’s a dazzling line-up for Auckland’s annual Bloomsday celebration on June 16. Appearing again this year are international stars Lucy Lawless and Michael Hurst from the epic sandals & skirts TV soap Xena, Warrior Princess.

Lucy Lawless will be playing Gerty MacDowell, lonely seaside siren of Sandymount Rocks. Michael Hurst will be turning the broody, abstract Stephen Dedalus into a song & dance man. They will be joined by Geraldine Brophy, one of NZ’s foremost TV and movie actors, and Bruce Hopkins -Gamling in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Geraldine Brophy will be reading the really unrestrained parts of Molly Bloom’s unrestrained soliloquy.

Bruce Hopkins will appear once more as the fearful and fearsome transvestite dominatrix Bella Cohen, transmogrifying this year into Helen of Mt Albert, imperious Queen of the World, the face that lunched a thousand countries. Music will come from Linn Lorkin & the Jews Brothers Band, mezzo soprano Yuko Takahashi, Jean McAllister, tenor Chris Trotter.

Dublin actor Brian Keegan will be reading, Farrel Cleary will be performing graciously and union organiser Joe Carolan ungraciously. The show takes place one night only, June 16—a Thursday this year—and will be at the Thirsty Dog in K Rd’s red-light area, a fitting location for a subject once described as, “a heap of dung, crawling with worms, photographed by a cinema apparatus through a microscope… All the secret sewers of vice are canalised in its flood of unimaginable thoughts, images and pornographic words.”

Bloomsday is the celebration of a single day, June 16, 1904, the setting of James Joyce’s great comic novel, Ulysses. On that single all-including day Joyce re-imagines Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey unfolding out onto the streets and seaside and red-light district of Dublin in 1904. Homer’s hero Odysseus becomes a Dublin Jew, Leopold Bloom. Around the world Bloomsday is celebrated on June 16.

Aucklanders and Auckland performers have taken the annual event to heart and London’s Guardian newspaper has listed the Auckland Bloomsday as one of the best.

 

When: Thu 16 Jun 2016, 7:30pm–10:30pm

Where: The Thirsty Dog, 469 Karangahape Rd, Newton, Auckland


Restrictions:All Ages


Ticket Information: Door Sales Only

You can check out Lucy’s previous performance in 2014 - Bloomsday - 16 June 2014 (video and images)


 

 

16 May 2016

MaryD's Con Review: 2016 Xenite Retreat

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

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

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

The review of the retreat covers the following sections

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

Click here to read the full review


 

 

13 May 2016

Win 1 of 30 Oz Comic-Con Family Passes and Meet Lucy!

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Win 1 of 30 Oz Comic-Con Family Passes!

Oz Comic-Con is the destination for pop culture fans this June long weekend!

Come meet Lucy Lawless and other celebrity guests, see exclusive anime screenings, watch comic artists bring your favourite characters to life, play new games and more!

To celebrate Oz Comic-Con’s return to Melbourne from June 11-12 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Herald Sun has 30 Oz Comic-Con family passes up for grabs.

For your chance to win enter your details below along with the code word that appears in the Herald Sun on May 14.

Click here to enter

 

 

Image635978737532320000Lucy is headed to Melbourne, Australia for Oz Comic Con for one day only – Saturday, 11 June. See her schedule below.

Lucy Lawless

Melbourne - Saturday Only

Lucy Lawless is a New Zealand actress, activist and musician best known for playing the title character of the internationally successful television series “Xena: Warrior Princess”.

She is also widely known for her role as Number Three on the re-imagined “Battlestar Galactica” series, and for the role of Lucretia on the television series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”, its prequel “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” and its sequel “Spartacus: Vengeance”. Lawless had a recurring role on the fifth and sixth season of the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation” as Diane Lewis, a single mother who falls for Ron Swanson. In 2015, she had a recurring role as Countess Palatine Ingrid von Marburg on the WGN America series Salem, and most recently can be seen in the series Ash vs. Evil Dead.

Location:

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition

C 1 Convention Centre Pl
South Wharf, VIC 3006
Australia

Buy Tickets here: http://www.ozcomiccon.com/2016/tickets/

Please note: all $ are in Australian Dollars | Click here to convert to your currency

Photo Ops: $80.00

Autographs: $70.00

Please note: an 8x10 photograph will be included with each autograph, or you may choose to have an appropriate personal item signed.

Lucy Lawless Experience $275

Weekend entry
Priority entry into Oz Comic-Con
1 Lucy Lawless autograph*
1 photo with Lucy Lawless*
Priority front of house seating at the Saturday Lucy Lawless panel
Priority queuing for photographs and autographs from Lucy Lawless
An exclusive meet and greet on the Saturday night with Lucy Lawless and other special guests (to be announced) at a relaxed catered event

Ultimate Lucy Lawless Experience $425

Weekend entry
Priority entry into Oz Comic-Con
1 Lucy Lawless autograph*
1 photo with Lucy Lawless*
Priority front of house seating at the Saturday Lucy Lawless panel
Priority queuing for photographs and autographs from Lucy Lawless
An exclusive meet and greet on the Saturday night with Lucy Lawless and other special guests (to be announced) at a relaxed catered event

*As Lucy will only be attending the event on the Saturday both the included autograph and photograph token must be redeemed Saturday. However, the included weekend entry entitles you to attend the event on both Saturday and Sunday.

Buy Tickets here: http://www.ozcomiccon.com/2016/tickets/


 

 

11 May 2016

Xena Comics: Xena #4 Cover Art and Release Date

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Xena Comics from Dynamite

Xena: Warrior Princess #4

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

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

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7 May 2016

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

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

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

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

Read Online Article on EW.com

Entertainment Weekly issue #1414
May 13, 2016

Buy the magazine here


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6 May 2016

Lucy in New Zealand Movie: The Changeover

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It has been announced that Lucy will be in a new movie called The Changeover. The movie is the screen adaptation of the Young Adult novel “The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance” by Margaret Mahy.

The film is about:

“A 16-year-old who lives in a low-rent suburb on the edge of earthquake-scarred Christchurch with her mother and four-year-old brother. When an ancient spirit attacks her brother and slowly drains the life out of him, she discovers her true identity and the supernatural ability within her, which she must harness to save her brother’s life.

 

Lucy is joined by actors: Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey, Charlie Heaton, Erana James, Stefania LaVie Owen, Jamie Curry

Directed by: Stuart McKenzie, Miranda Harcourt

Screenplay by: Stuart McKenzie


 

 

4 May 2016

Confirmed: Lucy to Attend OZ Comic Con in Melbourne 11 June 2016

Image635978737532320000Lucy is headed to Melbourne, Australia for Oz Comic Con for one day only – Saturday, 11 June. See her schedule below.

Lucy Lawless

Melbourne - Saturday Only

Lucy Lawless is a New Zealand actress, activist and musician best known for playing the title character of the internationally successful television series “Xena: Warrior Princess”.

She is also widely known for her role as Number Three on the re-imagined “Battlestar Galactica” series, and for the role of Lucretia on the television series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”, its prequel “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” and its sequel “Spartacus: Vengeance”. Lawless had a recurring role on the fifth and sixth season of the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation” as Diane Lewis, a single mother who falls for Ron Swanson. In 2015, she had a recurring role as Countess Palatine Ingrid von Marburg on the WGN America series Salem, and most recently can be seen in the series Ash vs. Evil Dead.

 

Location:

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition

C 1 Convention Centre Pl
South Wharf, VIC 3006
Australia

Buy Tickets here: http://www.ozcomiccon.com/2016/tickets/

Please note: all $ are in Australian Dollars |  Click here to convert to your currency

Photo Ops: $80.00

Autographs: $70.00

Please note: an 8x10 photograph will be included with each autograph, or you may choose to have an appropriate personal item signed.

 

Lucy Lawless Experience $275

Weekend entry
Priority entry into Oz Comic-Con
1 Lucy Lawless autograph*
1 photo with Lucy Lawless*
Priority front of house seating at the Saturday Lucy Lawless panel
Priority queuing for photographs and autographs from Lucy Lawless
An exclusive meet and greet on the Saturday night with Lucy Lawless and other special guests (to be announced) at a relaxed catered event

 

Ultimate Lucy Lawless Experience $425

Weekend entry
Priority entry into Oz Comic-Con
1 Lucy Lawless autograph*
1 photo with Lucy Lawless*
Priority front of house seating at the Saturday Lucy Lawless panel
Priority queuing for photographs and autographs from Lucy Lawless
An exclusive meet and greet on the Saturday night with Lucy Lawless and other special guests (to be announced) at a relaxed catered event

 

*As Lucy will only be attending the event on the Saturday both the included autograph and photograph token must be redeemed Saturday. However, the included weekend entry entitles you to attend the event on both Saturday and Sunday.

 

Buy Tickets here: http://www.ozcomiccon.com/2016/tickets/