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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 5, 2001 4:13am

What's New

For those of you who have been looking for the Lurker's Guide -- and getting a "site not found" error, try http://www.dscga.com/lurk/lurker.html. This is a mirror site that still works.

Amazing Spiderman #35 is now available at your local comic book store! Be sure to pick up a copy. The story is terrific. There is a review of the issue out at IGN.COM.

Tye Boudony has a couple of new toons ready for your enjoyment! You can bid on them at GlobeList and the money raised will go to the Gene Roddenberry Memorial Society and the American Red Cross. Details below.

Some great responses to this week's discussion topic about the new series Enterprise. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. Check out the Discussion Page and see if you agree with what's already been submitted. If not, send in your own comments to share.

There are a number of efforts underway to raise money for families of victims of the tragedies of September 11. I have created a special page to list some of those efforts, especially if they are personalities in the genre. Please visit Special Efforts Page and see if there is something you'd like to participate in there.

As many of you know, Spiderman hangs around NYC quite a bit -- and with the events of September 11, Marvel thought that one of their books should deal with the current situation. They have asked JMS to write something -- and he has. There's a longer post from JMS about an upcoming issue of Amazing Spiderman below.

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 5:
DAREDEVIL: Ben Affleck's name has been associated with a number of new projects, including Batman -- and Daredevil. Variety has confirmed that Ben has indeed signed to portray blind lawyer and martial artist Matt Murdock, who becomes the costumed crime-fighting vigilante known as Daredevil. Production is slated to begin in Vancouver next year with Mark Steven Johnson directing.

WEST WING: Not only did West Wing break records in getting this episode written and filmed in three weeks, but their special episode, "Isaac and Ishmael," focusing on the White House under security lockdown scored big in the ratings, attracting some 25 million viewers.

October 4:
BUFFY: The move to UPN was a good one for Buffy. They scored its second-largest audience ever Tuesday night. The show averaged 7.7 million viewers and hit all-time highs in its key young-adult demographics.

MIND MELD: Leonard Nimoy talks about a new project, Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime, an 80-minute one-on-one talk between Nimoy and William Shatner. "This conversation, I think, is a valuable document for people who have known about us for some time and/or for people who are wondering what Star Trek was all about." Filmed at Nimoy's home, both men talk about their personal lives, share fond memories of DeForest Kelley and their sometimes rocky reslationship with Gene Roddenberry. Mind Meld will be released on DVD November 6.

SIN EATER: According to the Hollywood Reporter, Heath Ledger has signed onto the supernatural thriller film Sin Eater. Ledger will star in the Fox movie as a conflicted priest tracking down a "sin eater," who gives people absolution outside of the church by eating their sins. Brian Helgeland from Knight's Tale will direct.

October 3:
RATINGS: Top 10 Syndicated TV Shows: 3rd Rock 2.9; Xena 2.4; Andromeda 2.3; The X-Files 2.3; Earth: Final Conflict 1.9; The Invisible Man 1.7; John Edward 1.7; Stargate SG-1 1.7; Profiler 1.6, and Pretender 1.4.

WATCHMEN: Comics Continuium has confirmed that X-Men screenwriter David Hayter will adapt Watchmen for the movies, but won't direct it. "I am interested in writing it (Watchmen), as it is one of the most brilliant pieces I have ever read." Hayter said Watchmen is not set up at a studio right now. "I am talking to the people that own the rights," he said. Hayter has been working this summer on a script for X-Men 2, which will be directed by Bryan Singer. "X2 is going well, going to be a much bigger movie," he said.

ENTERPRISE: Mike Vejar will be directing an upcoming episode of "Enterprise". In this October episode entitled "Unexpected" Trip has a friendly encounter with one of the ship's female engineers -- with unexpected results. For spoiler information, visit www.cinescape.com.

WEST WING: A special episode dealing with the September 11 tragedy will air tonight, pre-empting the season premiere. "Isaac and Ishmael was written by Adam Sorkin in a span of a few days and delivered it on a Thursday. Production began on a fast-track and was completed to meet the October 3 air date--a virtually unheard-of turnaround time for a TV drama. E!Online has more on the episode.

CSI: CSI is one of my favorite programs. William Petersen recently was interviewed by ET Online. Read more about the show and what it's like to work on a show where DNA can solve a crime!

October 2
FARSCAPE: SCIFI announced that it has renewed Farscape for an additional TWO seasons of 22 episodes each. This ensures that the series will go for the full five-year run. In making the announcement, Bonnie Hammer said, "Farscape is not only the most ambitious original series on basic cable, we think it's one of the best-written shows on television, period. It's no wonder that it's the top-rated series on SCI FI for three years running." Congratulations to Farscape and all those involved.

STARGATE: There are some new photos from the Stargate SG-1 100th episode celebration at http://www.mgm.com/scifi/01sept/stargate100.html. It's worth the trip to see RDA in a suit!

SCIFI reports that Michael Shanks, who plays Dr. Daniel Jackson on the series, will be leaving at the end of the fifth season. No reason was given, but there was an indication that he might make a few guest appearances during season six.

JEREMIAH: While you are over at MGM, drop in to see what's new with Jeremiah at http://www.mgm.com/scifi/01sept/jeremiah.html. There is more information about the cast involved with the series -- and a terrific photo of Alex Zahara from "Legend of the Rangers".

ENTERPRISE: Fans of the new series don't particularly care for the opening theme music. Over 1,000 people have already signed a petition to have the music replace with a more traditional theme. Want to join in? Visit http://www.petitiononline.com/STETheme/petition.html to sign a petition.

October 1:
RATINGS: Top 10 SF Channel Shows: Alien Cargo 1.5; Fortress 2 1.4; The Outer Limits 1.3; The Chronicle 1.2; Star Trek 'Thon 1.2; First Wave 1.0; Invisible Man 1.0; John Edward 1.0; Idle Hands 1.0, and Stranded 1.0.

BATMAN: YEAR ONE: Over at ComiXtreme.com there is some speculation about who would portray Batman. The latest name tossed out is Christian Bale from American Psycho and Shaft. For B5 fans, an even more exciting speculation is for the character of Lt. James Gorden. Bruce Boxleitner would indeed be perfect!
HARRY POTTER: Hugh Grant really wanted to be Professor Gilderoy Lockhart, wizardry expert, in Harry Potter: The Chamber Of Secrets. He even went so far as to do make-up tests and dye his hair blonde! Howver, scheduling could not be worked out.

MUTANT X: Premieres continue this week. On Saturday/Sunday, Mutant X makes it's appearance. John Shea, who many of you will remember from Lois & Clark, leads a group of genetically altered humans on the run from the government agency that created them.

ENTERPRISE: According to the Hollywood Reporter, the two-hour premiere of Enterprise averaged 12.5 million viewers and a 6.3 rating/16 share among adults 18-49. The show lifted the network to No. 1 from 8-10 p.m. Wednesday in viewers and to No. 1 for the night in adults 18-49 and other key demographics, according to data from Nielsen Media Research.

September 30:
BUFFY: Fox began showing Buffy The Vampire Slayer yesterday. Episode #1 was quite good and it was good to look back at the genesis of the show and see how it has grown!

BASIC: John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson were terrific together in Pulp Fiction. They will be getting together again on the big screen for Phonenix Pictures/Intermedia's military thriller called BASIC. Directed by John McTiernan, the film will tell the James Vanderbilt scripted story of a DEA agent investigating the disappearance of a respected Army Ranger drill instructor and several cadets under him. Production is scheduled for late November.

ANDROMEDA: Dark Horizons reports that Andromeda will begin coming out on DVD in Germany around Christmas. Speaking of the series, the second season begins October 1. For news about upcoming guest stars, wallpaper for your PC and more, drop over to http://www.andromedatv.com.

EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT: Someone asked a question about the series so I went looking this morning for some information. The new series begins on October 6. The cliff-hanger created by the end of season 4 sounds like a good one and it will be interesting to see how it is resolved. Check out http://earth.finalconflict.com/news.html for videos and other news related to the series.


Ranger Alan reports that:
Diamond Comic Distributors is listing the first DVD from the B5 series in the October catalog. If there are more to be released, then DCD will be carrying them also. You can still get the videos that were released about 2 years ago (new) if anybody is interested.


Let's talk ENTERPRISE for a bit. What did you think about the premiere episode? Did you like it? Think the series has potential? Do you enjoy Scott Bakula as captain? Do you particularly like/dislike anyone on the crew?

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.


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...

CLAUDIA CHRISTIAN: Ranger Margaret reports that an episode of Family Law featuring Claudia Christian, entitled, "Are You My Father?" will air at 11am on October 5 on Channel 5 in the UK.

DYLAN NEAL: Dylan, Captain David Martel in the new "Legend of the Rangers" telemovie is keeping busy while SCIFI waits to see how the movie will do in January. He has returned to "Dawson's Creek" and has won a recurring role in the new series "Thieves" with John Stamos. Dylan mentioned in a recent note that he was going to Shanghai soon to film a movie, so we should be seeing him soon in other projects.

ALEX ZAHARA: Ranger Dennis in Vancouver reports that Alex Zahara (Dulann from the new Legend of the Rangers) has won a recurring role in JMS' new "Jeremiah" series. He will portray "Ezekiel" -- a character as far removed from Dulann as possible, according to Alex.

PAT TALMAN AND MIRA FURLAN Both Pat & Mira have appeared in upcoming Sheena episodes. In addition, Mira's husband Goran Gajic has directed two episodes. Mira's episode "Treasure of Sienna Mende" will air the week of November 10; Pat's episode "The Darkness" will air the week of November 17. Goran's episodes "Sienna Mende" and "Return of the Native" will air the week of January 26.


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 #19 Cult Times Special #19: New series premieres are the focus of the latest issue! Enterprise and Smallville will be getting a fair amount of exposure, as will Buffy and Angel. However, this issue also features an interview with Alex Zahara (Dulann) from the new telemovie LEGEND OF THE RANGERS.

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. 9 The Long Dark
Oct. 10 Spider in the Web
Oct. 11 Soul Mates

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


Here's a brief note from the Babylon 5 page at SCIFI: Watch the Crusade chain reaction on Oct. 8 for a special announcement about Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers.


October 8:
7:00 am Racing the Night
8:00am The Needs of Earth
9:00am The Memory of War
10:00am The Long Road
11:00am Visitors from Down the Street
12:00 The Well of Forever
1:00pm Each Night I Dream of Home
2:00pm Patterns of the Soul
3:00pm The Path of Sorrows
4:00pm Ruling From the Tomb
5:00pm The Rules of the Game
6:00pm War Zone
7:00pm Appearances and Other Deceits


Ranger Regis sends along this report about Crusade in France:

I just want to let the french babylonians know that there is a current rerun of Crusade in France on Canal+ (and its "sisters channels Canal+ Jaune, Canal+ Vert and Canal+ Bleu). There is no multilanguage diffusion neither on satellite or cable so there's only the french dubbed version.

Ranger Alexander has sent along the schedule for Crusade in Slovakia:


10/08/2001 Each Night I Dream of Home


Ranger Jamie has sent along the notice about their role-playing site. It has been around for quite a while, but they are always looking for new players:

The ISA Phoenix is a email based, RPG sim based in the Babylon 5 universe. The players portray a group of Rangers on a prototype ship. We are very interested in having new players join us! For more information, please visit the Phoenix website at www.sailbourne.com/phoenix/ or email Jamie Lawson at Sailbourne@aol.com.


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.

The Babylon 5/Earth Final Conflict cruise scheduled for this month has been cancelled.


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 .


Praxis 2001 - A Space Odyssey
October 5-7, 2001; Pittsburgh, PA
Guests: Bill Blair

For more information, visit their website at http://www.praxisfoundation.org/.

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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Take care and I look forward to hearing from you.
Sandra Bruckner (sgbruckner@aol.com)
The Zocalo Today

Copyright - SBruckner, 2001

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