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The Zocalo Today

Welcome! I am REALLY glad you dropped by. Take your shoes off, get comfortable and stay a while.

The Zocalo Today is an interactive newsletter. If you have suggestions, please send them along. The Zocalo Today is as much YOUR newsletter as it is mine! I'm just pulling together things for you! Join our weekly discussion topic. It is just one way you can interact with other Z readers. Send along letters, sightings of B5 cast and crew in other projects, convention reports, photos, etc. Don't miss our back issues. There is a LOT of information contained there and you'll not want to miss anything.

If you have questions, drop me a line at sgbruckner@aol.com or b5web@aol.com.


October 12, 2001 4:38am

What's New

I've added a couple of new items to the Special Efforts page. Soap Opera actors are getting together on October 20 for a benefit to assist victims of September 11's tragedies. Check it out -- and send along others that you would like to make sure people know about.

Dylan Neal, Captain Martel in the upcoming "Legend of the Rangers", is currently a recurring character on Dawson's Creek. Should the telemovie turn into a series, Dylan will have to choose between the two projects, since one is shot in Vancouver; the other in North Carolina! Cinescape.com explores the issue a bit. Waiting for SCIFI to make a decision about the project is the hardest part. Dylan has already had to turn down one series offer.

The Lurker's Guide is having a few problems. For the immediate time, you should use these mirror sites:
Hopefully the problems being experienced at the site will be resolved soon.

The B5 Cast on TV has been updated. Don't miss the cast in other roles.

Ribbon BLOOD DRIVES: If you are able, be sure to roll up your sleeves and give blood -- both now and in a couple of weeks. The need for blood will be continual. Right now, the tremendous outpouring of volunteers has filled quotas and storage space! FANTASTIC!!! But those supplies will be utilized and a new supply will be needed soon. Check out donation drives near you. I'm signed up already.

The e-mail version of The Zocalo Today goes out on Saturdays. If you would like to be included on the mailing list, just send a blank note to thezocalo-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. If that doesn't work for you, drop me a note at sgbruckner@aol.com. I can add you manually.


October 12:
ENTERPRISE: There has been quite a stir among fans related to the music opening the series, which has led to petitions for replacing the music with a more traditional musical score. When asked about this recently, co-creator Brannon Braga told the Calgary Sun that he's aware of some fans' unhappiness with the opening theme song, Faith of the Heart, by Dianne Warren. "We can't please everybody," Braga said. "There are some people who love the song, and there are people who think it's cheesy." A group of fans recently showed up at the Paramount lot in Los Angeles, waving placards that said "Love Enterprise. Hate the song." They came with a petition with 1,000 signatures. His advice to fans who don't like the theme? "Turn the volume down."

EPISODE II: According to CinemaConfidential, George Lucas will soon announce that the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode II will be attached to of Disney and Pixar's "Monsters, Inc," set to be released on November 2nd.

SPECIAL EFFECTS: According to Variety, George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic will be handling the special effects chores for the upcoming Hulk movie. The company will also be working on Warner Bros. sequel Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The overall pricetag on these movies is expected to be in the ballpark of tens of millions of dollars.

SNOW WHITE: I guess their $1 million investment in updating the classic movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs paid off. This 64-year old film sold a record 1 million copies in its first 24 hours of release. According to Variety, that equates to roughly $20 million-$25 million in consumer spending. The movie has already sold more than 25 million copies on VHS and generated approximately $1 billion in cumulative video and theatrical spending.

RATINGS: Top 10 SF Network Programs (9/17/01 - 9/23/01): Wolf Lake 6.1; Voyager 2.2; Charmed 1.8; Dead Last 1.5, and Angel 1.2.

October 11:
HARRY POTTER: While talking with Empire Online, Chris Columbus, director of the film version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, mentioned that there will be a few surprises in the movie. J.K. Rowling (Potter author) "did a little piece for us that wasn't in the first book, but she had written it, and she authorized it, and it's in there, and it's a little secret that you won't expect to see," Columbus told the site. "It's in the first film, because she originally wrote it for the first book and decided to take it out. So you'll see that when you see the film. ... [It's] one little sequence where we get a key into something that happened in Harry's past."

RATINGS: With their move to UPN, Buffy the Vampire Slayer turned in a solid 4.9/7 at 8 p.m. (two-hour season premiere, 6.2/9), but Roswell didn't fare so well in its season premiere at 9 p.m., only taking a 3.6/5. Everyone will be watching to see how Roswell does opposite the new "Smallville" series -- which premieres next week.

LORD OF THE RINGS: After playing Sam Gamgee in in Peter Jackson's upcoming Lord of the Rings films, Sean Astin told SCI FI Wire that he learned "so much" about the acting craft as a result of his participation in the big-screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy. "I learned a lot about my voice, about my body," said Astin. In order to look more like the Hobbit gardner who joins Frodo (Elijah Wood) and the other members of the fellowship on the treacherous journey to Mt. Doom to destroy the Ring, Astin put on 30 pounds. The first Rings film, The Fellowship of the Ring, opens nationwide on Dec. 19.

SMALLVILLE: Michael Rosenbaum, told the CBS' Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn that he actually shaved his head for his role as Lex Luthor in the upcoming series Smallville. Rosenbaum said his head is shaved every day during the shooting of Smallville, which is based in Vancouver. "These are the risks you take as a young actor trying to get noticed," he said. Smallville premieres Oct. 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Be sure to check out the first issue of the Smallville Ledger. This on-line edition gives details about the upcoming series and links to other on-line materials related to the series.

October 10:
RATINGS: Top 10 SF Syndicated Shows: The X-Files 3.2; 3rd Rock 2.4; Stargate SG-1 2.3; Andromeda 2.2; Xena 2.1; John Edward 1.9; The Invisible Man 1.8; Pretender 1.6; Earth: Final Conflict 1.5, and The Outer Limits 1.4.

STAR TREK X: Though Jonathan Frakes will not direct the upcoming movie, he's not too concerned about it. He has other irons in the fire. Paramount chose Frakes to direct its family SF adventure Clockstoppers, which will be released in March. He and partner Lisa J. Olin, just sold a series called Phrackers to MTV and another show, the Harry Potter-esque Zooth's Magic, to YTV in Canada. This time around he can lie around the set and laugh with Patrick [Stewart] and Brent [Spiner] and not have to worry about making the schedule.

MUTANT X: John Shea, who portrays Adam in the new series, felt it was time for a change. He had done quite a bit of stage and film, he wanted to something more high-profile -- Mutant X may just be that role. With a two-year commitment, the show has the luxury of planning the evolution of characters and the show. The show premiered this weekend.

RINGWORLD: According to the Coming Attractions Web site, James Cameron has signed on to bring Larry Niven's Ringworld SF books to life. Niven reportedly OK'd a deal between Cameron and Robert Mandel, who holds the film rights to the series. While the rumor appeared on Niven's website, Cameron's production company, Lightstorm Entertainment, would not confirm the rumor.

LOGAN'S RUN: If you have been looking for a copy of the Logan's Run novellette, you probably have been unsuccessful because the material is out of print. However, fans of the series of novels are organizing to order signed copies of the original Logan's Return manuscript for $15 to cover printing, postage and handling. In response to a fan outcry for the books, Nolan made the offer to send out the manuscripts if at least 100 fans put up the money. More details can be found at www.logansrun.com.

NEXT GENERATION: According to Variety, TNN's Star Trek: The Next Generation marathon last week earned the cable network its best Tuesday and Wednesday ratings ever. Diane Robina, executive vice president and general manager of sister network TNT, told Variety that the marathon has met the goal of building momentum for TNG as it settles into its twice-a-day schedule at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting Oct. 8.

JERI RYAN AUCTION: Jeri Ryan's official Star Trek fan club is sponsoring an online auction to benefit the American Red Cross and its relief efforts for the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The auction takes place Nov. 3-9 and will feature collectibles and items donated by Ryan and her showbiz pals. An electronic catalog will be available on the auction Web site.

ROSWELL: As the series begins it's third season, co-executive producer Ronald D. Moore discusses changes for the third season on new network UPN at www.cinescape.com.

ENTERPRISE: LeVar Burton has just finished directing his first Enterprise episode. The October 24th episode titled "Terra Nova," finds the Enterprise crew altering course to investigate the mystery of Terra Nova, a legendary Earth colony whose inhabitants mysteriously disappeared decades ago. But when they arrive, they confront descendents of the colonists who have become more alien than Archer could ever have imagined.

October 7:
ENTERPRISE: Curious about the upcoming episode of Enterprise? There are already some pictures from this week's episode available at www.startrek.com. If you have REALLY been watching the series, you can enter the trivia contest at the site. There's a signed copy of "Broken Bow" at stake.

MUTANT X: You'll have to check the database to see when this show will be airing in your city (this reminds me of Babylon 5 so much!) -- but the website is growing nicely. There is a discussion forum, episode listing, cast information and a lot more.

Legend of the Rangers


SCIFI has opened up a NEW, much improved website for the upcoming telemovie, "Legend of the Rangers". At this site, you will find a lot of new featurs, including an interview with Andreas Katsulas, a new gallery of photos from the project, a report of my visit to the studio during filming and a lot more. There is a message board devoted to the telemovie, so I would encourage you to post questions there.

The new trailer can be see at http://www.scifi.com/b5rangers/trailer/. It is outstanding! Don't miss it!


As part of the Auction for America effort currently underway at www.ebay.com MGM Television Entertainment will auction costumes, props and set pieces online from The Outer Limits and Stargate SG-1 to benefit victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Proceeds will go to the September 11th Fund.

Auction items from Stargate include costumes worn by SG-1 cast members Richard Dean Anderson, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks and Amanda Tapping; a Tollan guard phaser used in "Between Two Fires"; an armband ring activator device used in "Enemies"; Osiris' knife used in "Summit" and "Last Stand"; the urn for Moac's ashes used in "Maternal Instinct"; Brenna's alien computer/clipboard used in "Beneath the Surface"; Jaffa (Aphosos) head tattoos; signed scripts and photos; and Stargate blueprints.

Outer Limits items include costumes worn by Jessica Steen ("The Refuge"), Heather Graham ("Resurrection"), Sheena Easton ("Falling Star"), Barry Corbin ("Joyride") and Matthew Lawrence ("In Another Life"); the alien mask used in "The Vessel"; the Medusan egg used in "Rule of Law"; the communicator used in "The Human Factor"; the bracelet worn by Col Sage in "Human Trials"; the helmet used in "Human Trials"; the communicator screen used in "Rule of Law"; a signed script from "Time to Time"; and various original studio art design drawings.


Ranger Alan has a further report:
Babylon 5's upcoming DVD includes "In the Beginning" and "The Gathering." This is a 2 DVD set totalling 189 minutes and is scheduled for release in November.


Hopefully a LOT of you will be able to watch the Crusade Chain Reaction Monday on SCIFI. With that as a backdrop, let's talk Crusade this week. What did you like about the series -- what did you dislike? Is there a particular character that you "loved"? Who was it and what brought you to choose this particular character as your favorite?

Send in your comments to TheZocalo@aol.com or B5web@aol.com. I'll post them on the Discussion Topic page for everyone to share.


Tye Bourdony and The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi have teamed up to create two brand new Celebrity Satires with Classic Star Trek guest stars France Nuyen (Elaan of Troyius) and Paul Carr (Lt. Lee Kelso "Where No Man Has Gone Beore") to benefit the Gene Roddenberry Memorial Society and the Red Cross disaster relief effort in support of our nation's recent tradegy.

The Celebrity Charity auction will be held on the GlobeList Auction web site beginning on the 8th of this month and lasting until the 25th of October. Bidding for both satires signed by both Paul Carr and France Nuyen will begin at $25.00. You can view the satires at The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi.


BRAD DOURIF: Brad Dourif, who all of you will remember from "Passing Through Gethsamene", has landed a role in the new PAX series, Ponderosa, playing "Frenchy".

MELISSA GILBERT: Melissa continues with her campaign to become the next President of SAG. Her campaign mantra has become "Restore Respect"; her main opponent, actress Valery Harper, who has been endorsed by incumbent President William Daniels.

BRUCE MC GILL: According to the Hollywood Reporter, Bruce McGill has joined Cliff DeYoung, Tom Skerritt, Frederic F. Forrest, Felicity Huffman, James Frain, Christopher Eigeman, John Aylward and Patricia Kalember for the HBO original movie about President Johnson's administration, "Path to War." Alec Baldwin, Donald Sutherland and Michael Gambon headline the movie. McGill (HBO's "61*") will portray Undersecretary of State George Ball -- a powerful voice inside the Kennedy and Johnson administrations against America's deepening entanglement in Vietnam.

DEAN MARSHALL: Dean Marshall, who plays Malcolm Bridges in the upcoming Legend of the Rangers, will be performing in Riff Raff, a play by The Matrix's Laurence Fishburne. Dean will be in the production at Havana Theatre in Vancouver, Canada, from September 19 to October 6 2001.

GARY COLE: The Brady Bunch will be back in another movie, with Gary Cole and Shelley Long returning to their respective roles as Mike and Carol Brady. The new Fox TV film is tentatively titled, "The Brady Bunch in the White House," and centers around Mike and Carol Brady ending up in the White House as President and Vice-President...


A number of you have written to ask about having an index of the chronology published thusfar. Terry has given permission for this so I'm working on it. You can now find the index to the timeline published thusfar at B5 Chronology Index .

Terry Jones created a FANTASTIC Babylon 5/Crusade Chronology that was published in the Official Babylon 5 magazine. He has not stopped with the end of the series though. He has included items from the latest novels as well as things from the Crusade series. Here's a note from Terry to tell you all about it.

To look at the timeline in a different way, I have been working with Terry Jones on personal chronologies for the Babylon 5 universe. At The Galactic Gateway you will fine Parts 1-4 of the chronology for John Sheridan along with Part 1 for KOSH. Others will follow. I hope you will visit GG and give the chronologies a look.

Three new installments to the Babylon 5 Chronology are now available. They are 2249-2255; In The Beginning, and The Great War.


Cult Times #73 Cult Times #73: The striking Virginia Hey adorns the cover this month as Zhaan from Farscape. She has left the series, but still feels very strongly about the series. Also in this issue: Brad Wright talks about the fifth season of Stargate and we learn about changes ahead for Roswell.

TV Zone #143 TV Zone #143: Buffy died on the final episode of last season. I'm sure that's not the last we'll see of her -- at least not with a new season approaching on UPN! In this issue you'll find interviews with Alyson Harrigan (Willow) and Michaelle Tracktenberg. John Savage talks about Dark Angel and Lexa Doig looks ahead as Andromeda begins it's second season. LEGEND OF THE RANGERS is also featured in an article that takes a peek at the upcoming telemovie..

Starburst #278 STARBURST #278: Starburst LOVES Farscape! At least that's what's on the cover. Also inside, you'll find articles and interviews for Lord of the Rings, Angel, Buffyand more.

Xpose #60 Expose #60: Smallville hopes to break new ground in the Superman saga, including showing Clark Kent as both boy of steel and teenager. Bill Sadler provides some insight into Roswell -- talking about the past two seasons and looking ahead to #3. Other features: X-Files, Special Unit 2; Invisible Man and Witchblade!


BABYLON 5's Schedule: 7pm each evening:

Air Date Title

Oct. 15 A Race Through Dark Places
Oct. 16 The coming of Shadows
Oct. 17 Gropos
Oct. 18 All Alone in the Night

Oct. 22 Acts of Sacrifice
Oct. 23 Hunter, Prey
Oct. 24 There All the Honor Lies
Oct. 25 And Now for a Work

Oct. 29 In the Shadows of Z'Ha'Dum
Oct. 30 Knives


Invoking Darkness The third book of the Technomage trilogy is scheduled for released on November 27, 2001. You may order it now at amazon.com.

Book #7 "Shadow Within" by Jeanne Cavelos has been very hard to find over the past year. However, the author has a few copies she will let fans purchase. If you are interested, let me know and I'll get details.

DelRey has a few Babylon 5 projects in the works. DelRey's Steve Staffel is trying to acquire the rights to the Babylon 5 novels published by Dell. His plan is to begin with the two favorites--by Jeanne Cavelos and Kathryn Drennan--and see what kind of response they get from the Babylon 5 fans. In addition, DelRey is considering publishing the short story collection, if they can pick up the license.


Crusade Cast David Brooks

You do NOT have to pay the prices asked for over at e-bay! Here are photos of B5 and Crusade cast members at fantastic prices. Check out Photo Shop. Ordering is easy -- and you can't beat the prices! Just let me know which photos you want and I'll check to make sure they are still in stock.



Amazing Spiderman #35 Amazing Spiderman is on shelves now. It's a great issue and according to IGN.COM, it's one that you'll want to buy. The ending is terrific -- making you want to lay your hands on #36 very quickly.

Here's a portion of a quote from JMS regarding upcoming Spiderman issues:
Date: 22 Sep 2001 09:17:32 GMT

Ever since the events surrounding the WTC, I have said little because, as noted in response to another note, I simply didn't have the words and didn't know where to look for them. And consequently declined invitations to make a statement, on the further grounds that I'm not qualified.

Here's where life just nails you.

I got an email from Marvel, who felt that in at least one of their books they needed to really address the issue of what happened at the WTC. Their feeling was that the one character best suited to this was Spider-Man because after all, he's a native New Yorker.

So they asked me to write it. Unsure if I had the wherewithal necessary to pull it off without embarrassing myself or trivializing the situation through any inadequacies on my part, I asked for 24 hours to think it over. Figured I'd probably pass, since I just didn't know how I could handle it in a comic book format.

Somewhere along the way that night, I found the words...and 24 hours after my email, I sent in the script

. I think it says what needs to be said.


TOP COW: For those of us anticipating the next Midnight Nation and Rising Stars issue from JMS, it looks like we'll have a while to wait! I picked up this note today:

In a press release, Top Cow Productions announced it has made some adjustments to its editorial schedule in the interest of “its continuing mission to publish the absolute highest quality level in comics while maintaining scheduled ship dates.”

Top Cow announced Fathom #13 and #14 and Tomb Raider: Greatest Treasure of All are all being cancelled pending resolicitation once these issues are complete. Midnight Nation #9 and Rising Stars #17 are both being resolicited for December 2001.

“Ultimately our goal is very simple, we want to publish the best written, best drawn comics in the industry and put them out in the month we solicit them in,” said Top Cow President Matt Hawkins. “The changes we’re making in the editorial schedule are being made to help ensure both aspects of this goal. There are a couple other scheduling changes we’ll be making, but we’ll announce those once we have them confirmed.”

Buffy Haunted #1 BUFFY - HAUNTED #1: A new Buffy comic is ready to hit the stands. Here's the blurb from Diamond Previews:

It seems that the ghost of one of Buffy’s recently deceased enemies has a bone to pick with her. But how can she kill something that’s already dead?

**If you are having trouble finding the comic issues, drop me a line. My comic guy seems to be a HUGE JMS fan and has ordered more Marvel comics than anyone in the area!


John Cook has a new cartoon contest going. Try your hand at a punch line.

 Cartoon Contest header
 Cartoon Contest. Copyright 2000 by John Cook.



Sometimes you just can't find the e-mail address for someone you know you have -- it's someone who responded to a discussion topic or you met in one of the chat rooms. You'd like to send a personal note, but .... No address!!!!

We've started a White Pages of Zocalo Readers! It's a handy way of keeping track of people -- and putting together a birthday/greeting card list as well. If you would like to be part of the listing, just send me your name, state, e-mail address and (if you'd like to have it listed) birthday (without year) to sgbruckner@aol.com. Check out the Directory of Readers.


Name: Mike Tuck
State: Tennessee
E-mail address: tuckbros@crunet.com
Birthday: October 24


The Official Babylon 5 Magazine is indexed here as well. With the closure of the magazine in May, you'll want to see which magazines you have -- and which ones you will want to collect. The index may help you make a decision on which ones to choose. The Fan Club has many of the issues at thestation.com , making it very easy to complete your collection.

Universe Today -- the Babylon 5 Fan Club quarterly can also be found here. The index gives you a rundown of what articles were presented, what interviews published.

If you have magazines that have featured Babylon 5 or Crusade that are not listed, send along their issue number and a note to indicate what the article was about. It would be nice to have a fairly comprehensive listing of Babylon 5 publications here.

I have added a listing of all the Babylon 5 novels and now the B5 comic books to the reference page. If there are other items that you feel should be included, let me know.



NW-B5 is a mailing list devoted to bringing critical information to the Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland, and Northern Washington areas. More specifically, anyone north of Seattle. B5 is broadcast on SPACE:TIS in Canada, and Sci-Fi channel in the US. By subscribing to nw-b5, you'll be able to know info bringing you up to date on the current scheduling and events happening in the community related to B5. You'll also be subscribed to the list itself, which means that you'll receive email when there is a scheduling change or critical information needs to go out to you (for example, if we need to start another mailing campaign).

For further information, see http://www.nw-b5.com
John Francis
Webmaster, Listowner, and Co-Moderator

Reports of "The Gathering" are beginning to turn up on the list. John posted a mini-report, with photos, over at http://www.geocities.com/jnf.geo/nw-b5/gathered.htm#0501. You may want to check it out. It was a terrific event in which JMS showed clips from the new "Legend of the Rangers".


The Babylon 5 discussion mailing list is for any and all discussions and/or news pertaining to or related to Babylon 5 and/or Crusade. The list has been in existence for the past three years now, and has recently moved. The new location is http://lists.apparition.org/cgi-bin/lyris.pl, and you can subscribe by sending a blank e-mail message to join-babylon_5-l@lists.apparition.org.


Here's a unique site for you! Jeffrey Willerth, Patricia Tallman, Mira Furlan, Claudia Christian, Robin Atkin Downes, Rick Biggs, Jerry Doyle, Bruce Boxleitner, Melissa Gilbert, Peter Jurasik and Bill Mumy are under it's umbrella. Actors from other shows have joined the Gateway. Ted Raimi and Robert Trebor from Xena and Hercules are now at GG. To subscribe to a mailing list for GG, send a blank note to thegalacticgateway-subscribe@egroups.com.


There is never enough time to keep in touch with friends! To help out, a mailing list has been started for chatters over at the Galactic Gateway. If you are interested in joining, send a blank note to gateway-chatter-subscribe@egroups.com.


Are you looking for a particular Babylon 5 collectible? Do you have some items you'd like to trade? Then this is the list for you. To join, send a blank note to gateway-trader-subscribe@egroups.com.


The Art Gallery at The Zocalo Today is open. There are SO MANY talented people in our Babylon 5 community. We have enjoyed works by Todd Brugman and Tye Bourdony on our toons page, but there are a host of others who enjoy drawing, painting, sketching their favorite characters. Here are a few works that have been received. I have some others that will be added soon.

If you would like to share your work with us at The Zocalo Today, please send along a digital photo of your work and I'll begin putting the gallery together. If you do not have your work in digital format, drop me a note and we'll see what we can work out.


Amanda, a member of the club 'Friends of Science Fiction' in Sydney, Australia, dropped a note to say that they will host an event with Marjean Holden on September 9. More information can be found on the convention calendar. If you are in beautiful Sydney, you may want to check out the Club. It meets at: Lidcombe Catholic Club; John St; Lidcombe. If you have questions, drop Amanda a note at Amanda_Beachcroft@msn.com.au.

There are a number of fabulous Babylon 5/Crusade Clubs around the world. I'd like to begin listing them here on The Zocalo Today. Eric dropped me a note the other day providing information about a Club in France. I know there are other clubs in Brazil, Germany, Russia -- and who knows how many here in the US. Let's get a listing together. Perhaps we can share resources, even get together as we travel around. Drop the information about your Club to me at sgbruckner@aol.com or bruckner@isnnews.net. That information will be added to the new B5 Fan Club Listing.


Sad news. I don't know what the fate of the B5 Fan Club will be. Netter Digital filed for bankruptcy in July and all their worldly posessions were auctioned off on December 7. Thestation.com is back on-line, however the Emporium has been closed.


If you have a newsletter you'd like to have listed at The Zocalo Today, send the information along. It will be posted on the B5 Fan Club/Newsletter page.

Ranger Shane in North Carolina sent in the following note about their "Jumpgate" newsletter.

Hey Sandy! Just wanted to give you an update on the NC B5 group's newsletter, Jumpgate. There's now a dedicated EMail address for submissions - jumpgatemag@bellsouth.net - and any submissions, solicited or un-, can be sent to this address. Also, issues are available for free download at the URL at the bottom of this message.

Jumpgate - The Newsletter of the North Carolina Babylon 5 Fan Club
Shane Killian, Editor


A new HELP WANTED section has been added to the Z. If you need help finding a comic book, getting a special item, etc. here's the place to post a note. Just send whatever help you need to thezocalo@aol.com.



With the events of September 11, many changes have been made to conventions around the country. If you are planning to go to a convention, please check with the organizers to see if there are any changes -- like guest cancellations, etc.

Use this link Convention Calendar. to see if there is a convention happening near you. Have a convention you would like to have listed here? Pass along the information.


Andreas Katsulas and David Allen Brooks have been added to the guest roster for Chiller Theatre in East Rutherford, NJ in November.


Are you attending one of the conventions on the calendar? Or another one perhaps? Do you want to see who else might be there? Drop your e-mail address to TheZocalo@aol.com. We've begun an attendance page so that perhaps we can get together while enjoying the activities of the convention. Convention Attendance .


October 13-14, 2001
Ford Community Performing Arts Center
Dearborn, Michigan
Guests: KATE MULGREW (Captain Janeway), ROXANN DAWSON (Torres), KEITH HAMILTON COBB (Tyr of Andromeda), VIRGINIA HEY (Zhaan of Farscape), MANU INTIRAYMI (Icheb of Voyager), HUDSON LEICK and KEVIN SMITH from Xena: Callisto and Ares, ROBIN ATKIN DOWNES from Babylon 5

For more information, visit the Creation Entertainment website at http://www.creationent.com.

Babylon 5/Earth Final Conflict Cruise CANCELLED
October 14-15, 2001, Nassau, Bahamas
Guest: Stephen Austin, Jason Carter, Richard Biggs

For more information, visit their website at http://starmagicproductions.ioncannon.com.

Utopia II
October 20-21, 2001, Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Guest: Julie Caitlin Brown, Ted Raimi, Max Grodenchik

For more information, you can e-mail utopia@club.tip.nl or visit their website at http://www.starfall.net/utopia.

Star Trek, Xena, Sci-Fi TV & Film Convention
October 20-21, 2001
Civic Plaza
Phoenix, Arizona
Guests: Kevin Smith, Keith Hamilton Cobb, Roxann Dawson, Virginia Hey, Manu Intiraymi, Grace Lee Whitney

For more information, visit the Creation Entertainment website at http://www.creationent.com.

Chiller Theatre
October 26-28, 2001; E. Rutherford, NJ
Guests: Claudia Christian, Peter Jurasik, Bill Mumy, David Allen Brooks, Julia Nickson, Andreas Katsulas

For more information, visit their website at http://www.chillertheatre.com/.


October 13-14, 2001
Ford Community Performing Arts Center
Dearborn, Michigan
Guests: KATE MULGREW (Captain Janeway), ROXANN DAWSON (Torres), KEITH HAMILTON COBB (Tyr of Andromeda), VIRGINIA HEY (Zhaan of Farscape), MANU INTIRAYMI (Icheb of Voyager), HUDSON LEICK and KEVIN SMITH from Xena: Callisto and Ares, ROBIN ATKIN DOWNES from Babylon 5

For more information, visit the Creation Entertainment website at http://www.creationent.com.


Do you have extra copies of B5, Amazing Spiderman, Midnight Nation or Rising Stars comics you'd like to trade? How about those extra trading cards or B5 magazines? There are a lot of fans looking for these items -- and the Trading Post can help you buy or sell them. To see what's available, just use this link to the Trading Post. To have items included in The Trading Post, send a note to The Zocalo. Please put Trading Post in the subject line.

Pen Pals

If you are looking for someone to talk about Babylon 5 and Crusade with, the Pen Pal section is for you! Check it out! Drop a note to someone who is feeling B5 withdrawal -- BIG TIME!

People thought a Pen Pal page was a good idea. If you would like to meet people who you could chat with or share your opinions of the show with, send along your e-mail or snail-mail address The Zocalo. It will be incorporated on the new Pen Page Page.


Dylan Neal - October 5
Jeff Conaway - October 5
John Vulich - October 10
Tim Choate - October 11
John Copeland - October 13
Linda Huse - October 16

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.


Here's a recent note from JMS on the subject:

Just an FYI to those who've been using the Ventura Blvd. mail drop for fan mail to actors....

As mentioned before, we're phasing out the forwarding of fan mail because we a) don't have the resources, complicated by b) the actors have scattered to the four winds, and it makes it very difficult to get everything to everybody in a timely fashion.

So, having provided prior notice...fan mail to actors coming to the Ventura Blvd. mail drop will be sent back. Mail to actors should be sent via their official fan clubs. I will still be taking mail there, since it's my mailbox, but that's it.

Just so's y'all know and save a few bucks on postage and returns.

JMS' mail can be sent to:

14431 Ventura Boulevard, PMB 260
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Warner Bros. Address:

Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522


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