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The Zocalo Today

Welcome and thank you for dropping by. Take your shoes off, get comfortable and stay a while. There is a LOT of information here and you won't want to miss any of it.

The Zocalo Today is an interactive newsletter, encouraging readers to join a discussion topic or to send along letters that can be shared with other readers.

The Zocalo Today is a newsletter for Babylon 5 and science fiction fans everywhere. It is as much YOUR newsletter as it is mine! I'm just pulling together things for you!

Join our discussion topic. It is just one way you can share with other Z readers. If you see Babylon 5 cast and crew in other roles, let us know. We enjoy convention reports, photos, etc. Don't miss our back issues. I hope this will become more than just a newsletter. It's a community of people that enjoy sharing their experiences and interests. Babylon 5 brought many of us together -- and it remains with us, despite the fact that is no longer in production. Don't be shy. Join us today!

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Glitter News

SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2009

ABC has picked up the Nathan Fillion drama CASTLE for a second season. The official announcement won't come until the network's Tuesday Upfront presentation, however.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, sources have confirmed that a second season of Joss Whedon's DOLLHOUSE is on tap for fall 2009. FOX is expected to announce the news during their Upfront presentation on Monday. Given its low ratings, this comes as a pretty big surprise, but apparently DOLLHOUSE's DVR numbers and online streaming are strong. This is a huge victory for Whedon fans who've been campaigning to save the series since before it premiered...

DC Comics revealed last week the designs and cover images for the upcoming J. Michael Straczynski RED CIRCLE miniseries, which will introduce the Red Circle characters from Archie into the DC Universe. Artist J.G. Jones has been working in conjunction with artist Jesus Saiz on redesigns of the classic characters.
The upcoming RED CIRCLE miniseries brings the superheroes created by Archie Comics. The characters date all the way back to the 1940s with the flagship character the Shield, and they’ve appeared in various titles including a previous stint at DC under the “Impact” imprint. RED CIRCLE was the name of the imprint Archie used for the heroes, which is carried over as the title of this new miniseries.
The Red Circle heroes join the expansive DC Universe in a miniseries that promises to revitalize the classic heroes in a modern world with contemporary designs and structure. Follow this link for the interview with J. Michael Straczynski on his new project. For more information, go to complete with drawings.

There is a wonderful interview this week with Leonard Nimoy (Spock, STAR TREK). He talks about working on the new STAR TREK movie and the emotional rollercoaster that was for him. He also talks about how he came to the role of William Bell in FRINGE. He is a marvelous actor -- bringing such strength and authority to a role. If you missed his appearance on FRINGE, you'll have to watch the last episode. I love this show and can't wait for the new season to begin.

Paramount beamed a copy of J.J. Abrams' STAR TREK to NASA's Mission Control in Houston, which then uplinked the movie to the International Space Station, where astronaut Michael Barrat and two crewmates will watch it while orbiting 220 miles above Earth. Barratt plans to watch the film on a laptop computer inside the Unity module.
"I remember watching the original Star Trek series and, like many of my NASA co-workers, was inspired by the idea of people from all nations coming together to explore space," Barratt said in a statement provided by Paramount. "Star Trek blended adventure, discovery, intelligence and story telling that assumes a positive future for humanity. The International Space Station is a real step in that direction, with many nations sharing in an adventure the world can be proud of."
This is not the first screening aboard the craft: There is a collection of DVDs and uplinked movies aboard the space station, some of which were delivered during previous shuttle and station missions and which will remain aboard for the enjoyment of future crews. It's not even the first time Star Trek has screened in space: Former station astronaut Greg Chamitoff and his crewmates viewed the entire Star Trek series as a regular weekly event.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) will star in WILLIAM TELL: THE LEGEND for newly-formed Flagship Films. Til Schweiger also will star in the project, to be directed by Nick Hurran from a script by Hurran and Scott Reynolds.
Promising a fact-based retelling of the medieval legend, the film will recount how crossbow marksman William Tell challenged the Hapsburg monarch Hermann Gessler, played by Schweiger. Tell's defiance ignited an uprising against the Austrian government which led to the formation of Switzerland.
Principal photography is slated to begin in September in Romania.

Ewan McGregor (STAR WARS) is reteaming with Young Adam director David Mackenzie for the romantic drama THE LAST WORD, with shooting set to start in September. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film is described as a love story set in a city where people are slowly losing their sensory perception. The script was penned by Danish writer Kim Fupz Aakeson (Little Soldier).

News from this week and the last couple of months has been moved to the News Archive Page. Check it out to catch up on all that has been going on in the world of science fiction.

On The Tube

8:00pm on ABC
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Signs of Voldemort's return emerge as Harry's friends help him prepare for a tournament with Europe's best student wizards. Based on a book by J.K. Rowling. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes

8:00pm on CBS
The Mentalist - Episode: Pilot (First Aired: September 23, 2008)
California Bureau of Investigation consultant Patrick Jane and senior agent Teresa Lisbon and her team investigate a double murder that has the hallmarks of a serial killer, with a personal connection to Jane.

8:00pm on BBC America
Primeval - (First Aired: November 01, 2008)
The team discovers the secret zoo of ancient creatures Helen has been secretly keeping have been released, putting all of humanity in danger.

9:00pm on CBS
The Mentalist - Episode: Red John's Friends (First Aired: January 06, 2009)
Patrick leaves the CBI to work on proving a convicted murderer's innocence after the prisoner promises to share information about Red John upon his release.

9:00pm on BBC America
Primeval - NEW
A creature resembling an Egyptian god wreaks havoc in the British Museum.

9:00pm on SciFi
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
A human and his extraterrestrial friend begin an interstellar journey after the destruction of Earth. Based on the book by Douglas Adams. Martin Freeman, Mos Def, Sam Rockwell, Zooey Deschanel, Warwick Davis

Date in Stone


It's true. The creator of Babylon 5 answers 5,296 fan questions covering every aspect of the show in over 100 categories in new Babylon 5 book series.

J. Michael Straczynski answered these questions as they surfaced over a period of 18 years as part of an online experiment he started in 1991 and continues to this day.

This makes Asked & Answered something that has never been done before with a television show: an oral history IN REAL TIME. No revisionism. Nothing forgotten. No detail spared. Because this dialouge with fans starts in 1991, it pre-dates the production of the Babylon 5 pilot, so you'll discover JMS' complete vision for the series, many aspects of which never made it to the screen.

Even better, these questions and answers include interactions on AOL Bulletin Boards, GEnie Forums, the moderated usenet group, CIS Discussion threads and Chat Transcripts, some of which are not available in archives anywhere.

In addition to Babylon 5, Asked & Answered includes JMS' responses to personal questions about his life, politics, love, religion, writing and more. These responses are grouped with a related B5 topic showing fans for the first time the provenance of the Babylon 5 philosophy and culture. All that plus JMS' real life stories behind the stories.

To make this the ultimate reference, this series took 2 years and a crew of four B5 experts in addition to J. Michael Straczynski to compile, categorize and edit.

Go to for a list of the topics covered in Part One, a sample of some of the questions covered and a link to 12 sample pages.

Dead Air


Press Release:
Los Angeles, CA - May 2, 2009 - DEAD AIR, the Bill Moseley and Patricia Tallman starrer chronicling a radio team's fight to stay alive and on-air in the face of a bioterrorist attack, will screen at both the Cannes Film Market and Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in New York City over the next few weeks. These special screenings launch the film's major sales push following its completion this February.

DEAD AIR, directed by television star and horror film veteran Corbin Bernsen, and written by Kenneth Yakkel, marks a rare turn for lead actor Bill Moseley, who plays a heroic family man instead of his usual role as a villain. Moseley plays Logan Burnhardt, a hard-edged talk radio host whose on-air bluster is put to the test when faced with a real emergency he can't talk his way out of. The film's story echoes horror favorites like 28 Days Later and classic George Romero zombie movies, but sets the action in a modern context amid heightened fears of international terrorism.
"We wanted to make a movie that wasn't just a maniacs-on-the-loose-killing-everyone movie, although we certainly have that, but one that strikes a deeper chord of what people are really scared about today," says Bernsen. "You take swine flu, take 9/11, whip that together into a real doomsday scenario, and that's the kind of event Dead Air explores."
Although the film depicts an attack on the US, universal concerns about terrorism should help it play well to overseas audiences. Furthermore, despite the US being the victim country, the film is not unabashedly flag-waving, as US bioweapons research is blamed as inadvertently providing weapons to the film's terrorist villains.
DEAD AIR is represented internationally by Sean Haley of MultiVisionnaire Pictures. The Cannes screening will take place on Monday, May 18 at 11:30 AM, at Palais D of the Cannes Film Festival.
The New York screening at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors will take place on June 6 at 6:00 PM, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Fangoria is the leading name in horror-cinema journalism, and the convention is expected to attract 3000-7000 fans over its three days. Josh Feinman, a co-star of Moseley's in the film, will be in attendance.


Ranger Anne writes that Bruce Boxleitner made a return visit to CHUCK this past Monday night (4/27), in the season finale "Chuck Versus the Ring." The episode featured the wedding of Chuck Bartowski's sister Ellie to Devon (aka Captain Awesome), and how evil Ted Roark & his agents from Fulcrum wanted to stop the wedding to steal the Intercept (Chuck), with the threat of killing Ellie. Bruce reprised his role of Devon's father Woody (from earlier in the season).

Ranger Morjana reports that the SciFi Channel is airing STAR RUNNERS on Saturday, June 13 at 9pm, and it's repeated Sunday June 14 at 1:30am. According to, STAR RUNNERS was a failed pilot for USA, and that Patricia Tallman co-starred in it -- from 1998!
Patty is one of my favorite B5 people -- so it will be fun to see her on screen again -- mark your calendars.


OK, who has seen the movie! What do you think? Will it re-start the franchise? Does the younger cast members fit into the mold of the characters they portray?

Send in your comments to I'll post your selections our discussion page for all readers to share. I'll post some of my comments in my blog -- see below.

B5 Podcast


Welcome to Show #155!

Jeffrey wants to bolt and celebrate Kosho de Mayo, because his homemade margarita mix (using a “low carb” version) just isn’t kickin’ it…

We chat a little bit about the Forbidden Planet and the leaking of the planned script, and the seeming addiction some people have that causes them to steal and leak unfinished products. Is it a cry for attention, an inner reaction to having no outlet for their own creative process, or just plain potential greed?

Deep Geeking: This week, the Deep Geeking covers “The Paragon of Animals”. Examination of B5’s new telepath colony, and the start of Lyta’s journey of independence, begins here. We also see the development of the Declaration of Principles, and how much it means to have the Alliance start off on the higher path that Sheridan and Delenn hopes they can all take.

Discussion: Jeffrey wonders how the hell Tim and Summer can wrangle 250 podcast episodes out of a series that ran for less than half that total, and he’s very afraid. We may not be Cylons, but we have a plan.

Gary wants, gosh, he wants a digital version or cross-referenced index or, gosh, just something more 21st century when it comes to the upcoming “Asked and Answered” series; Todd calls in not from his Blackberry Storm, and wants to know if the Voices of Babylon crew might want to do a Crusade storyline after Three-Edged Sword is complete; Gary loved Garibaldi’s “Rest East, Old Friends” line from the 500 year segment of “Deconstruction”; Gary has suggestions for lines for the podcast’s Season 5 opener next year; Gary tells Mark from Miami/Daytona to go check out the forums and chat him up over there (yes, we’ve finally gone meta); Arkle busts Jeffrey’s chops over football teams, and Summer returns serve over the hockey teams…

And then the end of the episode runs off the rails because Skype threw Jeffrey a curveball, and he decided to listen to an episode of The Squint Squad podcast with us still on the line… yay technology!

It is to laugh!

Second Life Info: FarPoint Media’s Second Life space is now the penthouse suite of Third Life Books. You can find the castle at Come see the castle roof pool, and more!

Babylon 5 Information Gathering: If you know of a dead or abandoned B5 related website that may be in need of a new home, let Summer know! Maybe we can mirror it here or house it on a sister site.

To catch up on all the Babylon 5 podcasts, go to


MIT Ticket J. Michael Straczynski J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI AT MIT MAY 22
Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski will deliver the second annual Julius Schwartz Lecture on campus May 22nd at 7:00 p.m. The event is open to the public so buy your tickets ($10) early either online or at Hub Comics in Somerville or Comicopia in Kenmore Square.
You might also be happy to know that in addition to writing both original and adapted screenplays, he’s working on LAST WORDS, a pilot for a new TV series for TNT and Dreamworks. It’s supposedly an hour-long drama with a paranormal thrust.
The event is sponsored by MIT’s Comparative Media Studies program with Professor Henry Jenkins as host. He will engage in a Q&A with Straczynski following the lecture and then Straczynski will field questions from the audience.



I have just created ISN News Blog at This is an experiment for me -- and I hope you’ll join me by entering news you have to share. I’ll put in stuff that I think is interesting for others to read about and we’ll see how it goes. Join me.

While Andreas Katsulas (G'Kar), Rick (Biggs) and Tim (Choate) are no longer with us, we will not forget their wonderful personalities and talent -- as well as their significant contributions to the BABYLON 5 universe. Be sure to visit In Memory Of for more information about memorial efforts. Until we met again, in a place where no shadows fall.


Theodore Bikel - May 2
Michael O'Hare - May 6
Stephen Furst - May 8
Melissa Gilbert-Boxleitner - May 8
Bruce Boxleitner - May 12
Andreas Katsulas - May 18
Andrea Thompson - May 22
Doug Wise - May 21
Douglas Netter - May 23
Paul Winfield - May 22
Roy Dotrice - May 26
Harlan Ellison - May 27

Have I missed anyone? If you know the birthday of someone connected with Babylon 5, pass the information along. We want to include everyone in our Happy Birthday Wishes.

Sevylon 5
For more of these fabulous cartoons, go to


by Frank Garcia and Mark Phillips

Frank Garcia was interviewed a few weeks ago on the BABYLON PODCAST. He talked about his new book and here's a review

This book is the ultimate for a science fiction fan. It provides a wealth of information about series -- and many little known facts gathered through interviews and extensive research.


17 Again WBP: Get Zac Efron on your phone:
Text 17 to 58671 to get the latest on Zac’s new movie 17 Again.
Receive text alerts about the film and Zac’s local appearances. Get info on how to WIN 17 Again prizes including a trip courtesy of Visit the 17 Again official mobile site featuring exclusive Zac voice tones, mobile wallpapers, clips from the soundtrack and more! Then don’t miss 17 Again starring Zac Efron and Matthew Perry. In theaters everywhere April 17, 2009.

ER – The Complete Series Available to Own in HD
ER – The Complete Series is now available in its entirety for the FRIST TIME EVER exclusively via download at iTunes. As you know ER one of television’s most riveting dramas came to an end last week and now fans can relive the memories or experience the series for the first time by downloading the series exclusively on iTunes – see George Clooney, Angela Basset, Noah Wyle and more. I thank you in advance for sharing the news with your readers and for linking to the official ER - iTunes page. (

The Jim Carrey’s new film YES MAN is also available on On Demand, visit iTunes to download. If possible please link to: FviewMovie%253Fid%253D303680748%2526s%253D143441%2526partnerId%253D30%2526partnerId% 253D30%2526siteID%253DF0Q0qklS0bU-..iZmRmecv62gBGM7DikfQ

WB Archive


Warner Bros. has launched the Warner Archive Collection ( a new initiative allowing fans to own over 150 at launch and eventually several thousands of films that have been in its vault for decades including hidden treasures starring legends such as Carry Grant, Bette Davis, Katherine Hepburn and Greta Garbo. All films are available for the FIRST TIME EVER on DVD and On Demand.

This last batch of titles include a number of old Tarzan movies. These you don't see on TV that often. WB Shop


The all-new is now open featuring the largest collection of Warner Bros products including WATCHMEN exclusive collections. During the Grand Opening receive 20% Off and Free Shipping on all orders including Blu-ray, Toys, Apparel and more.

Be sure to check out all the BABYLON 5 and CRUSADE items. Each episode is sold separately for $1.95. It is a great way to get your favorite episode without having to spend a lot of money.
You will also find DOCTOR WHO, RED DWARF, SUPERNATURAL, V and many other TV science fiction favorites. Check out the lithographs, calendars, stationery, toys and photo collections too.


I have been a HUGE fan of the PLANET EARTH series from BBC. It is an absolutely amazing set of DVDs that feature a planet we all know -- and I hope LOVE!!!
Below is a widget the WB created for the acclaimed BBC miniseries PLANET EARTH to celebrate Earth Day! It offers free downloads, music from the series, as well as photos and video content.

This Earth Day, show your love for Planet Earth –The record-breaking miniseries that inspired the motion picture Earth – with BBC Video’s Planet Earth widget.
The recipient of four Emmy Awards including Outstanding Nonfiction Series, PLANET EARTH was filmed in high-definition over five years by 71 camera people, in 62 countries across every continent. Utilizing state-of-the-art filming techniques and technologies - ranging from revolutionary aerial lens stabilization and flash strobe-systems to ultra high-speed cameras - the most expensive factual series ever created by the BBC lovingly captures our planet’s best-loved, wildest and most elusive creatures in intimate moments and rare action.
Now you can showcase this amazing content and share it with your friends too. Spread the message of Earth Day with BBC Video’s Planet Earth widget. Loaded with music from the film, free wallpapers, photos and unbelievable footage of Earth’s plants and creatures, there is no better way to remind people to conserve and protect our natural resources.

New DVDs

Available: May 26, 2009
Official website:

On the fourth season of THE CLOSER, murderers are not the only ones giving Brenda a hard time. An ambitious newspaper reporter interferes as he tries to get a story on the Priority Homicide Division, resulting in disaster for the squad. Although Brenda and her team chalk up a string of successes (including catching a child’s killer, a drive-by shooter and an arsonist who sets L.A.’s Griffith Park ablaze), the reporter’s unflattering tell-all marks the end of the PHD. But viewers shouldn’t ever count Brenda out. She brings her staff to the newly formed Major Crimes Division for assignments with expanded jurisdiction that extends to con artists, kidnappers, predators and, of course, killers. All of L.A.’s worst are going to meet L.A’s best.

This is one of those series that just gets better the longer it is on the air. I have grown to love Brenda and all of her quirkyness. Kyra Sedgwick is just perfect for this character and this role. As good as she is, her supporting cast is equally as good. The chemistry of all the characters is a marvel to watch.

This season you see Brenda solve more cases and she finally gets married as well. I am always surprised by this series. Unlike so many cop shows, the quality is in the writing. Money doesn't go into special effects -- it goes into quality writing and production.

If you haven't seen the previous seasons of this fabulous show, you may want to start at the beginning and see these relationship grow.

Available on DVD: May 5
Official website:

Vol. 2 sniffs out and serves up Episodes 5-8 – in the order aired – of Scooby-Doo’s original Saturday morning series. When prize-winning show dogs begin to disappear, the crafty canine becomes a Decoy for a Dognapper. A spell-casting ghost goes a-haunting until Daphne, Velma, Freddy and Shaggy figure out What the Hex Going On? It’s far from all quiet on the set when Daphne’s moviemaker uncle hires the gang as extras in a horror flick and they soon learn you Never Ape an Ape Man. And then what could be scarier than exploring an abandoned amusement park with a short-circuited robot named Charley in charge in Foul Play in Funland. For cheerful chills and frightful laughs galore, this is a rrrun-rrriled ride!

Available: April 21, 2009
Official website:

Dexter Douglas is a mild-mannered teenager who, while logged onto the Internet one Christmas, is thrust into a horrible crash on the information superhighway and transformed into an electrifying superhero. He's average, predictable, the middle of the bell curve and the center of the silent majority, which most consider completely dull and boring; the type of person who just blends into the crowd. However, all this changes when he turns into the Freakazoid, a lightening haired superhero who wears red underwear who uses his new abilities to fight evil and do battle with villains such as the Lobe. That is, unless Cosgrove, his best friend and chief of police, can suggest something better to do. With his many trusted sidekicks, his fabulous Freakalair and his girlfriend Steph by his side, he?s ready to save the day; that is, unless there's something better on TV.

Available: April 28, 2009
Official website:

Top Gear 10 TOP GEAR 10
Available: April 21, 2009
Buy link:

This April, BBC Video brings the world’s most popular car entertainment show to DVD for the first time in North America with the 3-disc release Top Gear 10. One of the top rated shows on BBC America and BBC Canada and broadcast in more than 100 countries, Top Gear follows hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May as they attempt some of the most ambitious, and often outrageous, adventures on four wheels including a race through the Kalahari Desert in three 20-year-old clunkers and an attempt to break Sir Richard Branson’s record by crossing the treacherous English Channel in a fleet of amphibious cars. Rounding out the team is the silent and mysterious racing driver The Stig, who pushes cars and celebrities to their limits on the Top Gear test track.

If you enjoy cars and British humor, I've got a show for you. TOP GEAR, is one of those shows where you can easily get caught up in the humor and hijinks of the hosts. Highlights of this DVD are:
- A roadtrip through Europe to find the greatest driving road ever in a Lambogini, Porche 911 and an Aston Martin (so much funnier than it sounds)
- Three attempts at making an amphibious car
- A race between a fighter jet and the fastest production car in the world
- Watch the three hosts cross the uncrossable desert in three african cars that cost $1000.
- See the birth of Motorhome racing

The show is VERY diverse -- crossing generational boundaries as the three hosts wander the world to bring you absolutely stunning adventures.

And yes, this is season 10 of the series. So if you like what you see on this series, you'll want to look for the previous seasons -- just to see what you've missed.


Looking for movies you can watch with your children? I have moved many of the family-oriented DVDs to a Family DVDs page. Here you will find wonderful DVDs you can enjoy with your entire family -- no matter the age. You will find background information about the DVD, but there are clips as well from Warner Bros. Enjoy!

For more information on other DVDs that have just been released and reviewed, go to New DVDs


In shops: July 2009

At long last Doctor Who is an ongoing monthly series! Tony Lee (Doctor Who: The Forgotten), kicks off the time/space-faring series with the two-part “Silver Scream.” In chapter one, the Doctor travels to 1920s Hollywood where he befriends Charlie Chaplin and, of course, discovers an alien plot! Lee is joined by Al Davison (The Dreaming) on this first story arc. Covers by Paul Grist and Davison.

Babylon 5


I found this message on the Babylon 5 moderated newsgroup this morning and just had to post it so that others might enjoy the marvelous music videos created by John Hudgens.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++ As some of you may know, I was hired by Joe Straczynski back in the day to create Babylon 5 music videos for him to use at science fiction conventions, and later to promote the show to networks. Eight were produced over the run of the series, not including the memorial videos I did later for Rick Biggs and Andreas Katsulas.

For the longest time, the only way to see these was if Joe or I showed them at a convention, but now, after numerous requests from fans over the years, Joe has given me permission me to post these online.

Danger Zone:

I Need a Hero:


Nobody's Side:

Welcome to the Third Age:

Keep Yourself Alive:

The Phantom B5 Video:

Third Age 2K:

Richard Biggs memorial:

Andreas Katsulas memorial:

- This is the extended version that I did for Andreas' widow ater the original cut was released on the net. It's never been seen online until now.

For those of you who've never seen these, I hope you enjoy them - and for those that have (and emailed me many times over the years about releasing them), I hope they're as good as you remember. Working with Joe on these videos was one of the highlights of my career, and I'll be forever grateful to him for the doors these have opened for me. I'm proud to have them on my resume.

John Hudgens


May 16-17, 2009
WonderFest 20

Place: Louisville, Kentucky
Guests: Veronica Cartwright, Angela Cartwright, Tom Woodruff, Jr., and many more
For more information, go to for more information.

June 11-15, 2009 - CANCELLED
EYECON AT SEA (Sea Cruise)

City: Miami, Florida
For more information, go to

July 10-12, 2009

Place: Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn
City: Baltimore, Maryland
Guests: Jason Momoa, Rachel Luttrell, Robert Picardo, Ethan Phillips, Christopher Heyerdahl, Michael Welch, Kevin Soro, Jasika Nicole -- and many more

For more information, go to

July 10-12, 2009

Place: Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel
City: Richmond Hill, Canada
Description: We have over 300 hours of programming including special media guest Q&A's, scientists, authors, discussion panels, anime & video, gaming, autographs & photo sessions, masquerade contest, dances and art displays. They host a charity auction that raises money for Gilda's Club of Greater Toronto -- and they have the 3rd Annual Constellation Awards.
For more information, go to TCON.

August 6-9, 2009
Place: Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, 3000 Paradise Rd.
Guests: Just about anyone you can think of that has been associated with the show

For more information, go to

August 27 - 29, 2009
Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention

Place: The Clarion Hotel
City: Aberdeen, Maryland
Guests: Lee Meriwether (Star Trek guest, Time Tunnel, and Batman), Bob Hastings (McHale's Navy and The Munsters), James Best (Forbidden Planet and Dukes of Hazzard) and Celeste Holm (Academy Award winning actress) and more.
For more information, go to

DragonCon September 4-7, 2009
City: Atlanta, Georgia
B5 Guests: Stephen Furst, Tracey Scoggins, Bruce Boxleitner, Dwight Schultz
For more information, go to

Creation Entertainment has a large number of conventions planned for the next several months. They include stars from STARGATE, ENTERPRISE, FARSCAPE, XENA, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, etc. Check out their calendar to see if one will be in your neighborhood soon. Don't miss their Videos page as well. It is full of some priceless video from a number of conventions.

Be sure to visit the referenced sites to see if there have been changes in dates/guests attending. Visit our Convention Calendar for a full listing of upcoming conventions.


The front page of the The Zocalo Today changes daily, so be sure to check the back issues to make sure that you haven't missed anything IMPORTANT! I don't want the front page getting too long so I shift information periodically into the archives. So if you aren't a regular visitor to The Zocalo Today, be sure to check out the back issues. Just use the button above!

Take care and I look forward to hearing from you.
Sandra Bruckner (
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