June 2016 Archives

24 June 2016

Confirmed: Lucy To Attend Palermo Comic Convention September 2016

Image636023942949369056The following is a translation (thanks Google!) of the Italian website for the Palermo Comic Con:

From this year  Palermo Comic Convention  ushers in a new series of events related to the world of cinema and TV series. Guest of honor for the 2016 edition, is the beautiful and talented  Lucy Lawless , famous interpreter of several TV hits like  XenaBattlestar GalacticaSalemSpartacus  until recent  Ash Vs. Evil Dead  alongside  Bruce Campbell .

The New Zealand actress will attend the festival and will, in addition, a limited number of meetings dedicated to the fans. Its presence in Palermo will include:

  • projection
  • Panel Q & A (questions and answers)
  • The  Meet & Greet with fans  (a meeting with handshake)

It is the will of our organization to ensure that these meetings will grow over the years. there is no maximum intake for a fan who meet their heroes.We believe that this is the healthy spirit of a convention.

Obviously purely logistical reasons will not allow everyone to have access to the meetings mentioned above. So highly we recommend it to all those who were really interested in meeting Lucy to act without delay to adopt the title input necessary that in this case are two types of  Pass , the silver and the gold, regularly purchased in  the ticket of the event page .

 

Where and when

Palermo Comic Convention held at the Fiera del Mediterraneo, a place known by all the people of Palermo, situated just below the Monte Pellegrino.The exhibition center is easily reached by car or via the various bus lines which served the city of Palermo.

Infirizzo: Via Anwar Sadat 13, Palermo

Con Dates: 2, 3 and 4 September 2016

Opening and closing times: 10:00 to 22:00



 

 

22 June 2016

Full Lucy Audio with Photos and Brief Video–Bloomsday Event 16 June 2016

Lucy took part in the annual Bloomsday event celebrating James Joyce’s Ullysees in Auckland. Below is the full audio of Lucy’s performance including some photos and video of a small segment of the performance.

Lucy is reading the part of Gerty MacDowell, lonely seaside siren of Sandymount Rocks.

Taken by MartineXena and contributed to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless.

Enjoy!


 

 

18 June 2016

EW Interviews Rob, Lucy and Renee on Xena Series Finale 15 Year Anniversary

Entertainment Weekly has an interview with Rob, Lucy and Renee on the series finale which happened on 18 June 2001 - 15 years ago!

 


 

 

10 June 2016

Lucy in Melbourne and Radio Interview for Oz Comic Con 10 June 2016

Lucy’s in Melbourne for Oz Comic Con on Saturday 11 June. She went to Triple M Rush Hour for an interview. Check out below.

For more about Oz Comic Con and Lucy’s appearance

 

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Here is the info if you wish to attend!

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/


 

 

10 June 2016

Secret Lives of Lawyers–Xena Featured

Lucy posted the following on to her official facebook page

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7 June 2016

Lucy At Oz Comic Con in Melbourne Update

Lucy will be attending Oz Comic Con in Melbourne on Saturday (only). Lucy posted the following tweet today about the event.

 

 

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Here is the info if you wish to attend!

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/


 

 

7 June 2016

More Photos from Woman’s Day of Lucy and Her Mum

Woman’s Day has released more pics of Lucy and her mum Julie out and about in Auckland.

I posted the scans from the print edition which had one photo but here’s a few more.

 

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Source: Woman’s Day


 

 

7 June 2016

Lucy Performing At Bloomsday Event in Auckland–East and Bays Courier (NZ) 8 June 2016

Image636009063790517965The New Zealand newspaper East and Bays Courier has a brief mention of Lucy performing at Bloomsday Event

Illustrious Kiwi actors Lucy Lawless and Michael Hurst will appear at Auckland’s annual Bloomsday celebration. June 16, 7.30pm at The Thirsty Dog on K Rd.

As previously announced on 17 May, here is the press release and the information about the performance

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)


 

 

6 June 2016

Magazine Scan: Lucy Takes Mum To A Birthday Lunch Woman’s Day 6 June 2016

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I’m always amused by NZ Media who don’t do their homework. Lucy’s in Auckland to film Ash Vs Evil Dead? Hm the woman lives there. At least it’s good to see Lucy in Woman’s Day again.

Woman’s Day

Issue: 6 June 2016

Eco-warrior LUCY LAWLESS, 48, takes mum JULIE RYAN out for a birthday lunch in Auckland as well as a spin in her $150,000 Tesla car. The Kiwi star is in town filming the TV show Ash Vs Evil Dead.

 

For more about Lucy’s role on Ash Vs Evil Dead head on over to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash Vs Evil Dead Subsite


 

 

1 June 2016

Updated: Another ‘Witch’ Role for Lucy in The NZ Movie: The Changeover

Image636004179111258108Firefly films has released the character name for Lucy’s role in the New Zealand film The Changeover. Lucy plays the role of Miryam Carlisle.

According to the novel, Lucy’s character is that of Miryam Carlisle, Sorenson's mother, a witch. Apparently she comes from a line of witches because Miryam’s mother is also a witch!

We used to keep count how many times Lucy died as Xena and other roles. Now I think we need to keep count how many ‘witch’ roles Lucy is doing!

 

Click here for the official site

Click here to view the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless The Changeover Movie subsite

 

As Previously Announced on 06 May 2016

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

 

Based on the Young Adult novel: "The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance"


 

 

1 June 2016

Interview: Genevieve Valentine talks Xena: Warrior Princess Comic Book #4,

ImageGenevieve Valentine is interviewed on the Dyanmite comic book site:

Genevieve talks about Xena: Warrior Princess #4, on sale in July from Dynamite.

Click here to read the full interview

BB: As the book reaches issue #4 in July, are there any aspects of this tale that you would love to take in another direction – even in a spinoff series maybe, or a sequel – to explore in more detail? If so, what are they?

GV: There are so many places any Xena story can go (one of the things I love about her!). But I can't lie, my first thought about this – based on an offhand comment in issue #3 – was a flashback issue about Ares and that dramatic-ass cape constantly trying to smooth-talk his way into places where he expects Xena to be, absolutely failing at every turn, and sullenly collecting a bunch of Xena merchandise just to deflect everybody's suspicions about the guy who keeps "casually" pretending to look for a woman who's been dead for 25 years. Would it work? No. Did it stop me from imagining it? Nope.

 

Xena: Warrior Princess #4

ImageSKU: 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?

Click here to order your copy