30 September 2017
Lucy Lawless / Pleasuredome
Added new Lucy as Sappho Images and Lucy Pleasuredome artwork by me to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Pleasuredome Image Galleries
Renee O’Connor / A Question of Faith Movie
Renee attended the premiere of her new movie “A Question of Faith” – check out the videos and pics
- Video 1: Renee Interview at A Question of Faith Premiere 27 September 2017
- Video 2: Renee at Q Quesiton of Faith Premiere + Interview
29 September 2017
SPECTACULAR PREMIERE OF PLEASUREDOME! It looks like Pleasuredome got off to an awesome start with the premiere of the show in Auckland last night. There will be a ton of photos / reports coming through so hop on facebook and twitter to catch them #mypleasuredome and @PleasuredomeNZ
28 September 2017
It’s Pleasuredome World Premiere day! To the incredible Lucy Lawless and the cast – BREAK A LEG!!!! To Rob Tapert and his awesome team – YOU HAVE CREATED MAGIC! Can’t wait to see this show!
This is the money shot!
Here’s some awesome pics from the Gay Express Magazine NZ
27 September 2017
The countdown is on for PLEASUREDOME! Tonight is the last preview for Pleasuredome before the world premiere TOMORROW. Tickets are still available for the preview (just a few).
Xenites are flying in from all corners for Pleasuredome with Lucy as Sappho. It’s going to be AWESOME. I can’t wait to see this and I will have a full report / review (minus spoilers) for you once I do! Need to remember to pack my cork heals, a multicolored jacket AND boofy up my hair (that should give me a few extra inches in height!)
Photos / Video of Pleasuredome
(Yes that is big bright red because we all know how much Xenites love to take pics and video…)
You are welcome to take/share pics from NYC street, but no pics or video from inside Pleasuredome
Some useful info…
- Pleasuredome show days / times
- Pleasuredome VIP Menu – lots of yummy goodies (PDF)
- Pleasuredome Street Food Menu (PDF)
MaryD’s Fiction – Zoe’s Journal
26 September 2017
I watched Star Trek: Discovery last night. Got excited because of Michelle Yeoh as the Captain BUT it didn’t inspire me. It didn’t pull me in, the science officer drove me nuts, the first officer was far too reckless. It didn’t ignite my Trekkie heart. A shame.
25 September 2017
AUSXIP Site News
- We had a bit of a mystery today when I discovered that 650 mb of scans / articles disappeared off the server for the Lucy site. Not quite sure how that happened. All is well now. Backups are glorious things. The archive is back and you can access the articles from here
- Season 3 Episode 1: Dream A Little Dream Of You Synopsis & Video
- Meet Reign – Episode Still From Season 3
Cool Interesting News
- Ancient textiles reveal differences in Mediterranean fabrics in the 1st millennium BC
Analysis of Iron Age textiles indicates that during c. 1000-400 BC Italy shared the textile culture of Central Europe, while Greece was largely influenced by the traditions of ancient Near East.
- Heat-loving Australian ants believe in diversity, hint 74 species new to science
A genus of Australian ants, many of whose members prefer to forage in blistering temperatures of up to 50°C (122°F), is revised to include 74 new species. The ants include seed-eaters, ant and termite raiders, ‘honeypot ants’ that store nectar and honeydew, and numerous others whose biology is not yet understood. Some are bizarre: one species has eyes like inverted ice-cream cones.
- History of Ancient Sparta
The Spartans of ancient Greece are famed for their martial traditions. But there is much more to Spartan history than the ‘300.’
24 September 2017
The previews are close to being sold out and there a few seats left for Tues/Wed. So if you want to go to the previews, go and grab them! Tickets here: http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=PLEASURE17
23 September 2017
The Marriage Equality vote/survey is currently underway in Australia. We are getting so much support from our overseas friends. Here’s one more from the awesome Sara Luysterborg!
Australia, WayHaught wants YOU to vote YES on marriage equality! (Feel free to edit me out. Also sorry for sad sign but last minute job!) pic.twitter.com/S7kVVXvMDh
— Sara Luysterborg (@666_Shepard) September 21, 2017
This vote is SO important for the LGBTQI community in Australia. We must get this YES Vote up – or we won’t have marriage equality for quite some time and that is just so stupid in the 21st Century.
If you are an Aussie and haven’t sent in your form to the ABS yet, PLEASE TICK YES AND MAIL IT!
Okay and now to today’s update!
Pleasuredome NZ Update
The previews for this weekend are sold out and there are some Tuesday / Wednesday seats available. The World Premiere of the show is on 28 September and that is SOLD OUT. So…if you want to go to the previews, grab the few remaining seats or else book from 29 September to November 5. Tickets can be found here
Check out some of the videos of Behind The Scenes & Articles
- Pleasuredome Behind The Scenes – Lucy pops up
- Pleasuredome Behind The Scenes – Check out the stage and seating!
- Interview with Michael Hurst and Charlie McDermott About Pleasuredome from NZ Herald
- Vice Interviews Lucy Lawless 22 September 2017
- Video: Lucy and Green Party Leader Chat
- Audio: Lucy Lawless talks to Newstalk ZB’s Larry Williams about her new ‘immersive mega-musical’
- Renee’s new movie “A Question of Faith” is in theatres in 1 WEEK in the US. You can get tickets to see it from here
Zoe’s Journal – MaryD’s Fictional Blog
22 September 2017
PLEASUREDOME PREVIEW NIGHT #1 – AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
To Rob, Lucy and the rest of the cast/production crew – BOOGIE ON!!!
WORLD premiere is on 28 September (sold out)! It’s going to be EPIC with Lucy as Sappho and 80’s music –
21 September 2017
Pleasuredome Musical Update
Rob Tapert’s 40 year dream is going to be coming true starting TOMORROW. The previews are starting tomorrow and the WORLD premiere is on 28 September (sold out)! It’s going to be EPIC with Lucy as Sappho and 80’s music – damn I’m going to relive my 20’s and a nightclubs I never visited. Better late than never, right? LOL!
I will have a full hotel list and Xena related sights for Xenites flying in for the show up shortly. It’s a similar list to what I did for Lucy’s Pleasuredome concert in 2012. It will cater for all budgets and links to hotels etc. Stay tuned!
— AUSXIP #Xena (@ausxip) September 20, 2017
20 September 2017
Zoe’s Journal – Fictional Blog
- My Home in Farsala (Φάρσαλος) Greece (in the state of Thessaly – Xena Country)
19 September 2017
There is a fantastic audio interview with Rob Tapert on the show called Business is Boring on The Spinoff. I love listening to creative people talking about their passion and you can hear Rob’s passion about what he does and how excited he is about it all. Have a listen. He talks about Xena, Spartacus, Evil Dead and now Pleasuredome. Rob had this idea of Pleasuredome for 40 years and it’s finally happening. Just goes to show if you have a dream, never give up on it.
16 September 2017
- New Fiction Character Site – Zoe’s Journal
Will be posting chapters of my new series with Eva & Zoe written as a journal by Zoe. It’s called Surviving The Peace.
Rob Tapert / Pleasuredome
- The pleasure, pain and 40-year wait behind this Kiwi musical spectacular – Interview with Rob About Pleasuredome
15 September 2017
AUSXIP JOINS AUSSIE MARRIAGE EQUALITY YES VOTE CAMPAIGN!
I don’t use AUSXIP for political purposes (although I have been tempted in the past, I have avoided it) but this time actions speak louder than words and it’s time for AUSXIP to jump into the fray. Australia has finally decided to join the rest of the world in allowing LGBTQI couples to marry (well we are holding a postal vote to determine if the law will be changed). The postal vote is currently underway until November 7.
I did some tinkering with some graphics and Xena & Gabrielle have jumped into the battle. Australian Xenites I urge you to Vote YES when you get the Marriage Equality form from the ABS in the post. You should be getting yours soon. I was fortunate to receive mine early and I have already voted YES.
If you want to use the following banners, PLEASE take them, use them, spread them…but more importantly, get Aussies to vote YES (ask them politely).
14 September 2017
AUSXIP Charity Auction Site Update
Apparently while I was tinkering around the site, I inadvertently selected the “Stores” section to be turned on. This triggered emails to be sent to everyone registered asking if they wanted their subscription to continue. My apologies. Please disregard those emails from my ausxip.org account. That feature has now been turned off.
13 September 2017
I have been working behind the scenes on AUSXIP which means things are being moved about, cleaned out or redirected to their new homes. There shouldn’t be any disruption but in the event I have forgotten to redirect files, please contact me and let me know. Spring cleaning AUSXIP is an adventure.
11 September 2017
Today in History…
We lost 3000+ souls during 9/11 – they say that when people die they become stars in the night sky…there were a lot of stars on 9/11… Lucia Nobrega did this in tribute to the many that were lost on 9/11.
We lost Andy Whitfield on this day in 2011 – the original Spartacus for Rob Tapert’s awesome Spartacus series. Andy was one of the nicest humans I have ever met. He was humble, sweet, generous and kind. I simply adored him. A true gentleman and a gifted actor. http://andywhitfield.ausxip.com
and on happier remembrences…
Melissa Good is celebrating a birthday today! Happy Birthday Missy!
- Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey for Marriage Equality by 5 November…
- MaryD Art: Lucy as Miryam Carlisle in The Changeover Movie
- Press: Lucy at NZ Green Party Climate Policy Launch 10 September 2017
- Video: Lucy’s Speech at NZ Greens Climate Policy Launch 10-09-17
- Video: Making Of The Changeover with Lucy Lawless Video
10 September 2017
It’s going to be an uneasy few days in Florida with Hurricane Irma making her unwelcome presence. To everyone in the path, may you keep safe – we are all thinking of you!
09 September 2017
Xena Warrior Princess
Lucy Lawless / Pleasuredome
- Young Kara and Alex Recast For Season 3 Episode 6: Midvale
- Danvers Sisters Central – The Sisters Are Back!
- New Supergirl Action Figure – A Review
08 September 2017
Xena Warrior Princess
07 September 2017
Hurricane Irma Update
To everyone in the path of Irma, we are thinking of you, stay safe. This looks to be a monster.
AUSXIP’s server is in Florida so if we go down, we go down (my server host doesn’t anticipate any downtime but in the event we do, we do) What’s most important right now is everyone’s safety. Irma has already cost the lives of three people in the Caribbean Islands. It’s carrying winds of 185 miles an hour (297 km). MONSTER. STAY SAFE.
04 September 2017
XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS IS 22 YEARS OLD TODAY
Because of them…we are here.
Their Courage Changed Our World….Bloody hell what a tv show that can change lives of EVERYONE associated with it and watched it. Happy Birthday Xena!
Xena gave me mad IT skills, improved the way I created my art, changed my life, gave me so many friends from ALL over the world…damn not bad for campy, sometimes serious, sometime hysterically funny show.
Not bad at all
- Convention News: Renee To Attend SF Comic Con on September 3, 2017
- A New A Question of Faith Poster Released Ahead of September Premiere
02 September 2017
It was a rather awesome day today! Two of my books were awarded some love. What a great way to start my birthday month! You can also download my September Freebie: Nor The Battle To The Strong for the next 2 days on Amazon for FREE.
Book 5: No Good Deed has been awarded Bronze in the 2017 Readers Favorite Awards for Romance / Historical genre
Book 6: Nor The Battle To The Strong is a semi-finalist in the Mystery/Suspense genre in the 2017 Kindle Book Review Awards
01 September 2017
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADRIENNE!!!
First order of business is to wish Adrfenne Wilkinson a very happy birthday!
For archived site updates go to the AUSXIP Archived News