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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.


May 19, 2001 05:59am

What's New

Congratulations to Bart Gregg -- the Babylon 5 fan whose name will be used in the new Babylon 5 movie!

JMS has provided a bit more information on the graphic novel he's working on for Babylon 5. That and more has been added to the JMS Speaks page.

The numbers are out for the week of 4/23/01 - 4/29/01. Crusade was #2 with a .9 rating and Babylon 5 was not far behind with a .8!! Here are all the ratings: Invisible Man 1.0; Crusade 0.9; John Edward 0.9; Babylon 5 0.8; Farscape 0.8; Nightmare 13th Floor 0.8; Pumpkinhead 0.8; They Nest 0.8; The Outer Limits 0.8, and Howling 3 0.7. Remember, for B5 and Crusade, the numbers reflect the highest rating for a single episode for the week.

Over at Disney Auctions, you can bid on several one-of-a-kind experiences and exclusive items from Atlantis: The Lost Empire. One item is lunch with Claudia Christian -- who is the voice of "Helga".

Jeanne Cavelos has had some interesting comments on Crusade and technomages in general. I thought you might be interested, so I've placed them on a Crusade Page.

I've updated the new page with information JMS has passed along regarding "The Legend of the Rangers".


May 19:
BUFFY: In a meeting with NY advertising executives, Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, said "Next year, we are going to explode." "I'm so excited! I'm so excited, and I hope you are too."

DEAD ZONE: After a lot of mixed signals, UPN showed advertising execs a glimpse of Stephen King's The Dead Zone, starring Anthony Michael Hall in it's premiere episode. The new series, based on King's best-selling novel and the 1983 film of the same name, is produced by Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Michael Piller; his son, Shawn; Kevin Beggs; and Lloyd Segan. In the first episode, Hall stars as Johnny Smith, "a young man who awakens from a coma to discover that he has the power to see the past and foretell the future."

SPIDEY/XENA: Yes, Lucy Lawless has made a cameo appearance in the upcoming Spiderman movie! You can read all about her experience -- and her new look -- over at www.scifi.com.

VOYAGER: Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) has signed on play a teacher on the Fox drama Boston Public.

ENTERPRISE: In a presentation to advertising and network executives, UPN's Tom Nunan described the new series as "Set in the 22nd century, nearly 150 years before James T. Kirk and only 100 years from now, Enterprise introduces us to the pioneering days of space exploration, when interstellar travel is in its infancy, and a universe and the unknown portends both danger and awe. Appropriately, the crew of Enterprise exhibits a sense of wonder as well as a little trepidation about the strange things and beings they will encounter. Being among the first to explore deep space, they will have to prove they are ready for life among the stars."

V: With all the talk of bringing back old shows, V has surfaced along with many others. Kenneth Johnson told SFX magazine that bringing back the show comes up all the time. "I have a notion of a way to do the second generation. I think the way the story would have to play out is that at the end of the original mini-series we send a signal for help out to another alien race that is supposedly the Visitors' enemies.

May 18:
ROSWELL: UPN has picked up Roswell for next season! Yes, UPN is expected to make the announcement today. It is expected that Buffy will air at 8pm and Roswell at 9pm on Tuesday nights.

RATINGS: The Top 10 SF Network Shows: The X-Files 7.4; Dark Angel 6.0; Voyager 3.0; Buffy 3.0; Angel 2.8; Roswell 2.6; Lone Gunmen 2.5; Charmed 2.5; Special Unit 2 1.8, and Oblongs 1.6.

ENTERPRISE: UPN formally announced the new Star Trek series Enterprise yesterday. Enterprise will take place in the 22nd century, about 150 years before the events in the original series and about 100 years from now. The show will focus "on the history of the galactic upheaval that leads to the formation of the Federation." You can read more about the show and it's new crew over at www.scifi.com

X-FILES: Looks as if the show will return for a ninth season, but who will be involved with it? That is very much up in the air as yet. Chris Carter is still negotiating with Fox; David Douchovny will not return, but Gillian Anderson is still under contract, so at least Scully will be there!

JOHN EDWARDS: John Edward will chat over at SCIFI on May 31. If you are fascinated with his program in which he communicates with the dead, you'll not want to miss the chat at 6pmPT/9pmET.

VOYAGER: The Star Trek website has a synopsis and pictures of the final episode of Star Trek Voyager. Be sure to drop over and look at the photos and videos from the wrap party as well.

May 17:
ENTERPRISE: It's official - UPN will air the new Star Trek series this fall. The announcement yesterday squelched rumors that the Trek series might go to Fox or even NBC! The series may be officially announced today during a presentation of the UPN fall schedule in New York.

LONE GUNMEN: The X-File spin-off is not expected to be on WB's fall schedule. The network will be moving things around as well, putting Dark Angel on Friday night.

ROSWELL: Fans of the teen-alien show have continued their fight to save their show. They have written thousands of letters to UPN asking them to pick up the show from WB for the coming fall season. In addition to letters, fans mailed more than 12,000 bottles of Tabasco--the aliens' favorite condiment--to UPN in hopes of persuading them to pick the show up for a third season.

INVISIBLE MAN: This popular SCIFI original is listening to their fans! In fact, there are references to them sprinkled throughout the show as a kind of tribute. Associate Producer Paul Leonard told SCI FI Wire that "We pay attention to their chats and their comments on episodes that they like and don't like, and I know Vincent Ventresca and Paul Ben Victor are aware of comments, and they've talked to me about it in the past."

May 16: ENTERRPRISE: Things are moving with the new series, now that it has a timeslot and production has begun. The first episode, directed by James L. Conway and will be entitled "Broken Bow". The story concerns the crew's first encounter with Klingons. Some of the new crew members have been talking about their new uniforms. The Voyager-like jumpsuits are solid navy-colored with contrasting yoke and shoulder piping in colors designating status or ship's functions, and are completed with a black mock turtleneck.

WITCHBLADE: Production continues in Canada on the new series set to premiere on June 12. They are finishing up episode #8 of the 11 ordered by TNT. How are things going? Star Yancy Butler says she couldn't be prouder of the work being done. The 11 episodes make up "one big arc," said Butler, who plays NYPD Detective Sara Pezzini. "We have different ... episodic crimes, but all of them tend to be pretty much related to the others, which is pretty cool.

RATINGS: The Top 10 Syndicated Shows: The X-Files 3.6; 3rd Rock 3.2; Andromeda 2.9; Stargate SG-1 2.9; Xena 2.8; Earth: Final Conflict 1.8; Invisible Man 1.8; Profiler 1.8; Sheena 1.8, and The Outer Limits 1.6.

WOLF LAKE: While not definite, the Hollywood Reporter indicates that Wolf Lake may be on the fall schedule for CBS. The series focuses on investigators who probe mysterious activities among wolves in the Pacific Northwest and will star Lou Diamond Phillips.

VOYAGER: Robert Beltran has been very vocal about his displeasure with Voyager over the past year. Now that the series has ended and the series finale is about to air, he talks about "Endgame" and his disappointment with it. You can read more over at cinescape.com

CAMERON AND COUSTEAU: James Cameron and Jean-Michel Cousteau are joining together to produce a series of TV special for ABC. The subject will be the deep seas that have never been photographed before. They plan to use the latest state-of-the-art equipment along with a high-tech exploration vessel. The Titanic will be the subject of the first special.


Northwest Fan Wins B5 Contest

Babylon 5 fan Bart Gregg of Moses Lake, Wash., won SCIFI.COM's B5: Be in the Movie Contest to have a character named after him in The SCI FI Channel's upcoming original television movie Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers. A starship captain will carry Gregg's name.

Gregg was one of more than 15,500 fans who entered the contest for a chance to be immortalized in the upcoming movie, which began production in Vancouver, B.C., on May 14.

B5: The Legend of the Rangers comes from the original creative team behind B5. Douglas Netter and creator J. Michael Straczynski will executive produce the movie, which Straczynski wrote and Michael Vejar will direct. Rangers picks up the story of the Ranger fleet as it attempts to restore order to hundreds of civilizations devastated by the Shadow War. Rangers will serve as the pilot for a potential SCI FI Channel series.


In a brief note to the b5 newsgroup, JMS announced that Christopher Franke will be doing the music for "Legend of the Rangers". When I say brief, I mean brief. He said, "...did I mention that Chris Franke is doing the music for the new B5 project?"


This announcement came from SCIFI on Friday:

The SCI FI Channel announced casting for its upcoming original television movie Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers. Dylan Neal, Alex Zahara (Dark Angel), Myriam Sirois (Babylon 5), Dean Marshall, Warren T. Takeuchi, Jennie Rebecca Hogan, David Storch, Enid-Raye Adams and Gus Lynch will join Mackenzie Gray and Andreas Katsulas (G'Kar) in the movie.

Legend of the Rangers begins production May 14 in Vancouver and Toronto, SCI FI announced. Rangers, from the creators of B5, is the pilot for a possible SCI FI series.

More information on "Legend of the Rangers" can be found on the Rangers page, including some websites for the cast members.

The Gathering in Vancouver

The official Event time will be Sunday, May 27th, 2001 - 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Venue is Simon Fraser University. JMS will start around 6:30.

You must be a subscribed member of nw-b5 in order to attend. Please visit the website at http://www.nw-b5.com in order to attend. The event is open to subscribed members of nw-b5 and their guests.

At this time, I request all people wishing to attend the Gathering subscribe to the list and send a note to mailto:nw-b5@iname.com clearly stating they are attending and how many guests you will be bringing. All responses must be in no later that Midnight, Wednesday, May 16th, 2001. Pre-booked seating at the Gathering will not be held past 5:15 PM the day of the Gathering. Responses will be sent out to each subscribed member to print and bring to the event. We are going with this format to keep a strict control on numbers and attendance. If by next Thursday, there is capacity remaining, we will open up that seating to the public provided they contact by phone at 604-875-1129 or email mailto:nw-b5@iname.com.


We have been extremely lucky in the US to have SCIFI broadcasting Babylon 5 every evening at 7pm. Over in Canada, Babylon 5 has been running on the Space network. On July 31, their license for for airing the show will end.


Neil Gaiman, author of Day of the Dead, has a new book out, American Gods. His book signing schedule can be found at http://www.americangods.com/tour.html.

Jeanne Cavelos is out promoting her novel, Casting Shadows. Her schedule can be found at: http://www.sff.net/people/jcavelos/tm1.htp#mta.


B5 Women Women of Babylon 5

The Women of Babylon 5 are back! This very limited collection of 5"x7" Archive Cards features Susan Ivanova, Delenn, Lyta Alexander, Na\'Toth and Elizabeth Lochley. Each card has been hand-numbered to 999, and all sets come complete with matching numbers.

The collection is due out May 16, but you can order now at www.scifihobby.com.


Recently, a millionaire bought a ticket into space. If you were given the chance, would you travel into space and work on the space station? Why?

Send in your comments to either TheZocalo@aol.com or b5web@aol.com.. You can also post your comments on the message board at www.isnnews.net/board. To see what other readers have posted on this and other topics, follow this link to Current Discussion Topic page.


Max Eilerson Pak'Ma'Ra

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.


Peter Woodward: Peter has been cast in the film, "In God We Trust" which will shortly begin production in Bulgaria. The film stars Val Kilmer, Christian Slater and Darryl Hannah. Peter will play the character, FBI Agent Jarvis. Peter's special "Egypt: Behind the Pyramids" will air May 28th at 9pm on the History Channel.

Marjean Holden will be heading back to Australia in about 2 weeks. She has signed on for the third season of "Beastmaster". I wonder what new adventures await Arina?

Tim Choate will be turning up in the new Pearl Harbor movie to premiere in theatres soon!

Bruce Boxleitner won first place in the Cowboy Mounted Shooting competition at "The Festival of the West" in Arizona. As Bruce says, "Once a cowboy, always a cowboy."

Bill Mumy's lastest CD, "After Dreams Come True" is available on his website. If you'd like an autographed copy, that is available too! Photographs on the new CD were done by Bill's friend, Angela Cartwright (Lost in Space).

Bruce Boxleitner will host the 20th National Space Society's Awards Banquet on May 27. The banquet is part of a larger International Space Develpment Conference. The conference runs from May 24-28 at the Albuquerque Hilton Hotel. Check their website at http://www.isdc2001.org/ or email admin@isdc2001.org for more information.
Jeffrey Willerth will premiere his own anime project, "Genesis Factor" at "Project: A-Kon 2001" June 1-3 in Dallas, TX. Kenny Yakkel (former B5 crewmate) and Jeffrey created the project that will be released as a comic book this fall. Video production/distribution negotiations are underway as well.

Robin/Coca Cola Robin Atkin Downes has begun airing around the country, starting with last week's episode of "Buffy". Be sure to look for Robin! He's the Director.


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.

Terry has made some changes to the segment we had last month on The 21th Century so a new version is out along with the 22nd Century.


Starburst #274 STARBURST: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is expected to be this summer's big blockbuster movie. This issue takes you behind the scenes with Angeline Jolie, Daniel Craig and the crew. Also included in this month's issue are interviews with Andromeda's Keith Hamilton Cobb more on Voyager's last days, the Mummy Returns, Earth: Final Conflict and First Wave.

TV Zone #138 TV ZONE: Kevin Sorbo and Lisa Ryder talk about the first season of Andromeda. TZ goes to the final party of the Voyager crew, Jane Heitmeyer reviews her first year on Earth: Final Conflict, Dwight Schultz talks about his character, Lt. Barclay on both Voyager and Next Generation.

Casting Shadows


"Babylon 5: Casting Shadows" Jeanne Cavelos' trilogy on the Technomage is doing very well. Part two, "Summoning Light", will be released in July! DelRey is taking orders for the book now. The synopsis up on "Summoning Light" is quite a teaser!

To learn more about Jeanne, visit her website at www.sff.net/people/jcavelos. Jeanne is a scientist, mathametician and author! She's worked with NASA and Harlan Ellison on a writing series! I'm sure you will find her an interesting person to chat with.


BABYLON 5's May Schedule: 7pm each evening:

Air Date Title

May 21 Voices of Authority
May 22 Dust to Dust
May 23 Exogenesis
May 24 Messages From Earth
May 25 Point of No Return

May 29 Severed Dreams
May 30 Ceremonies of Light and Dark
May 31 Sic Transit Vir
June 1 A Late Delivery From Avalon

June 4 Ship of Tears
June 5 Interludes and Examinations
June 6 War Without End Part 1
June 7 War Without End, Part 2
June 8 Walkabout

June 11 Grey 17 Is Missing
June 12 And The Rock Cried Out, No Hiding Place
June 13 Shadow Dancing
June 14 Z'Ha'Dum
June 15 The Hour of the Wolf



Midnight Nation #7 The latest issue of Midnight Nation hit the news stands this week. Here's an excerpt from the review at http://scifi.ign.com/comics/5252.html. "Gary Frank's art takes this comic to the next level, making it a total sensory experience not to be missed. If you want more intelligent comics, buy this. If you want exciting comics, buy this. If you want to read one of the best titles on the market right now, buy this. If you want a comic that will undoubtedly be a classic series, buy this."


Amazing Spiderman #31 In the second issue of the book by JMS we see a lot going on with Peter Parker. IGN.COM has a review of the issue at http://scifi.ign.com/comics/2724.html


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.



Tye Bourdony (www.thelightersideofscifi.com) and Claudia Christian recently are paired to bring a few more dollars to the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. Claudia signed one of Tye's satires (a one of a kind) and it was auctioned off at the Globelist Charities for the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. The winning bid was $270! Congratulations to the person who picked up this great piece.

Tye currently has new items for Erin Gray and Richard Hatch over the globelist auction site. He will be offering a new piece for Bill Mumy soon.


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: John T. Hill
Birthday: May 8

Name: Sally Smith
Birthday: May 28

Name: Laurraine Tutihasi
Birthday: May 18


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


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.


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



Lots of updates to the calendar. I hope you will check it out and see if there are any Babylon 5 conventions in YOUR future! Use this link Convention Calendar. Have a convention you would like to have listed here? Pass along the information.


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 .


Florina has submitted a report from FedCon in Bonn, Germany last month. Claudia Christian and Rick Biggs were guests. You might want to drop over to the Reports Page and read what she had to say about the experience.

There are a number of convention reports, written by convention attendees, on the Reports Page. Photos from FarPoint have been added to the Photo Gallery.. If you have convention activity you would like to share with us, drop me a line.


Motor City Comic Con
May 18-20, 2001; Detroit, MI
Guests: David Allen Brooks, Richard Biggs, Claudia Christian, Walter Koenig (JMS is NOT attending)

For more information, visit their website at http://www.motorcity.com/motor_city_comic_con or e-mail info@motorcitycomics.com.

Marcon 36
May 25-27, 2001; Columbus, OH
Guests: Peter Woodward

For more information, visit their website at or call 1-614-470-5448.

June 1-3; Dallas, TX
Guests: Richard Biggs, Jason Carter, Jeffrey Willerth, Bill Blair

For more information, visit their website at http://a-kon.com/guests.html.

June 8-10, 2001; Burbank, CA
Guests: Claudia Christian, Tracy Scoggins, Stephen Austin, Peter Jurasik, David Allen Brooks, Tim Choate, Jeffrey Willerth, Peter Woodward, Judson Scott

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

Slanted Fedora
June 15-17, 2001; Chicago, IL
Guests: Tracy Scoggins

For more information, visit their website at http://www.sfedora.com/chicago.htm or call (913)327-8735.

Sci-Fi Fan Festival 2001
June 29 - July 1, 2001; Chicago, IL
Guest: Jason Carter, Richard Biggs

More information, visit their website at http://www.scififanfestival.com or e-mail H1m2s3@aol.com.

June 29, 30 & July 1, 2001; Prince Edward Island, Canada
Guest: Bill Blair

More information, visit their website at http://www.atlanticon.org or e-mail atlanticon@hotmail.com. Phone: 800-867-5563.


There are some new and interesting items in the Trading Post. Take a look. If you have items you'd like to trade, post a note here. If you need a particular item, the Trading Post or Message Board could help you find it. Use this link to see what is listed. 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.


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
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.


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


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!


NEW FLYER AVAILABLE: If you would like to take some flyers to a convention to help spread the word that The Zocalo is here and ready to provide you with information on everything Babylon 5 and Crusade! drop me a line. I'll be glad to send you some in the mail. I've created a PDF file that can be downloaded and printed. Flyer Thanks for helping to spread the word about The Z!

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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