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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.


June 29, 2001 04:32am

What's New

Someone in the newsgroup indicated they have seen Jeanne Cavelos' new novel "Summoning Light" on the book shelves. This novel is the second installation of the Technomage saga. Be sure to look for it.

I've just added a number of great responses to this week's discussion topic regarding B5 novels and authors. I hope you'll drop over to Discussion Topic and see what opinions others have shared. If you'd like to add your 2 cents worth, send a response to sgbruckner@aol.com.

Andrea Thompson begins on her new role as CNN anchor this week.

Enid-Raye Adams, who will portray Firell, a Minbari on the new "Legend of the Rangers" has opened up her own website at http://www.enid-rayeadams.com/. Don't miss the cast photo and other shots she has made available from the telemovie!

I have posted new information to the B5 Cast . Be sure to check it out.

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.

I added a number of conventions to the calendar. Don't forget to see if there's something coming up near you!

The TV Guide has a nice article about the "Legend of the Rangers" over at http://www.tvguide.com/newsgossip/insider/010621c.asp. Check it out! Great picture of G'Kar.

Over at Cinescape.com, Tony Whitt has some very nice things to say about JMS. It's essentially a review of Rising Stars, but goes a bit further.

Along with the new segment of the B5 chronology, Terry Jones sent an explanation of what changes he has made to the chronology since it was first published. Check out Redefining the Chronology.

Dennis Kristos has submitted a report from last week's "Gathering" in Vancouver. It was a superb event and I want to thank John, Dennis, Travers and others who organized the event.


June 29:
STARGATE: Just a reminder for all you Stargate SG-1 fans out there. Season 5 begins tonight! Stargate SG-1 recently won the Leo Award. Their website, www.stargate-sg1.com talks with special effects artists from GVFX Inc. about the show. (GVFX Inc. is also working on Legend of the Rangers.)

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: Dan Angel and Billy Brown produce and run SCI FI's upcoming Battlestar Galactica series that is being developed withX-Men producer Tom DeSanto and director Bryan Singer. At this stage, they feel that the show will feature some characters from the classic 1970s Galactica TV series but they declined to say which ones. The intention is to keep the series in the spirit of what was there done before and to preserve "what was there." They are conscious of the fact that the show has a fan base that would love to see their favorite characters re-appear.

RATINGS: The Top 10 Network SF Programs are: Dark Angel 3.9; The X-Files 3.0; Futurama 2.6; Freakylinks 2.2; Lone Gunmen 2.0; Charmed 2.0; Angel 1.7; Voyager 1.5; 7 Days 1.2, and Buffy 1.2.

ROSWELL: With their move to UPN for season three, there are rumors circulating about the addition of a new character -- and that producer Jonathan Frakes will direct the premiere episode!

LORD OF THE RINGS: With "Lord of the Rings" opening in theatres in December, Houghton Mifflin is betting on significant book sales related to the movie. They have reprinted another 100,000 copies--up to 350,000--of a new, one-volume movie tie-in edition of Tolkien's trilogy. Del Rey/Ballantine publishes the mass-market paperback editions and have reported that "sales are going through the roof." Del Rey reported shipping 1.7 million copies of Tolkien's books since last June, triple the total two years earlier.

ODYSSEY 5: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Christopher Gorham and Peter Weller will star in a Showtime original SF television movie Odyssey 5 written by Executive producer Manny Coto. The story follows a space shuttle crew that witnesses the end of the world from Earth orbit and then discovers a way to go back in time five years and tries to save the world.

ENTERPRISE: You can get your first glimpse of the new Enterprise -- well maybe. There are pictures from someone on the set of the show. The photos are not all that clear but .... Check out http://talk.trekweb.com/articles/2001/06/28/993756013.html.

June 28:
CROUCHING TIGER: There is talk of a sequel to the award-winning movie, but no real dates for production. Director Ang Lee is currently doing "Incredible Hulk" and Michelle Yeoh has started her own production company, and is pre-production on a movie called The Touch. Yeoh indicated that Lee has found writers for a prequel, about the younger couple we were introduced in the original movie.

X-FILES: Denise Crosby is a familiar face to many ST fans. She was Tasha Yar on Next Gen, and portrayed Dr. Mary Speake, Scully's doctor, in the episodes "Empedocles" and "Essence." She may turn up again as the series goes into it's ninth season. In talking about that experience, Denise says, "When I was coming onto the show, I don't think they'd even quite had it worked out who the baby was, what it was, how it was going to be born." What lies ahead? Denise feels this character has a great deal of potential. "She could align herself with Scully and protect the baby." "But for all I know, she could be an alien who tries to bring in the second coming. So I don't know what will happen. The show is so out there. But I'm sure Chris will think of something."

ENTERPRISE: Scott Bakula talked about his role on the new series during a recent convention in Florida. Cinescape.Com has more.

VOYAGER: Kenneth Biller continues his discussion of the last days of Voyager over at Cinescape.com.

June 27:
RATINGS: This week's Top 10 SF Syndicated TV Shows: 3rd Rock 3.5; The X-Files 3.2; Andromeda 3.1; Stargate SG-1 2.6; Xena 2.5; Profiler 2.1; Earth: Final Conflict 1.8; Sheena 1.8; Invisible Man 1.6, and Voyager 1.5.

CATS & DOGS: This movie opens on July 4 -- and you may recognize some very familiar voices behind the canine/feline characters. Tobey Maguire Spiderman) provides the voice for hero dog, Lou; Charlton Heston voices The Mastiff, a high-ranking officer in the dog commando squad. Elizabeth Perkins' role as a human mother working with real animals had one unusual requirement, "You have to carry dog food in your pocket."

HARRY POTTER: On June 28, a new trailer will debut at the official Web site http://harrypotter.warnerbros.com for the upcoming WB movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. AOL members can see it a day early, on June 27.

ENTERPRISE: DarkHorizons has a synopsis of "Broken Bow", the first episode for the new Enterprise series. There's a good picture of Scott Bakula as well as a little glimpse of what the uniforms might be like.

NEIL GAIMAN: Neil is a HOT writer, with a lot of projects going on. Cinescape has a profile of the author as he talks about book signings, his novels and more. Part 2 of the profile will be available on Thursday.

June 26:
JURASIC PARK III: As the premiere edges closer (July 30), more and more people are describing their experience with the movie. Sam Neill (coming back as Alan Grant) and Tea Leoni talk over at www.scifi.com about having co-stars that are absolutely HUGE. SCI FI Wire recently visited the Universal Studio backlot and got a glimpse at the creature behind the closed doors of Stage 12. An 11-person crew operated the gigantic animatronic puppet, created by master puppeteer Stan Winston. Winston previously designed the 18,000-pound tyrannosaurus rex seen in the previous films. The new spinosaur measures 13-feet from nose to tail, has a side tooth that's as large as a human head and a small arm the size of a 5-foot tall human. The massive creation was designed to move along a hydraulic track built into the surface of the soundstage. Given those dimensions, it gives new meaning to "hogging the shot".

RED WORLD: It's back to the drawing board for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider writers Patrick Massett and John Zinman. According to Variety, they have been hired to rewrite the SF thriller film Red World for Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Walt Disney Co. Set in present-day Los Angeles and in the future, the visual-effects-driven movie tells the story of a man who travels back through time to stop the ruling class of his world from colonizing the past.

A.I.: Though it will not hit theaters in the US until June 29, the movie has already made millions! Japanese audiences had a chance to see a preview on June 23. A.I. rang up $2.6 million in ticket sales, an all-time record for paid previews in Japan.

TERMINATOR 2: A DVD Special Edition of the movie, scheduled for release in October, will feature 5.1 Dolby Digital sound, several documentaries, a DVD-ROM shooting script, and deleted scenes with commentary by Cameron.


No new information from Joe on the telemovie. It might be a while, since the project is now in post-production and Christopher Franke is busy working his magic by adding a score. If he does what he did with "Sleeping in Light" -- we're in for a marvelous ride -- not only with the story!

An official note from SCIFI:

SCIFI.COM has unveiled the official Web site for the upcoming SCI FI Channel original telefilm Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers. The site contains preliminary information about the movie, message boards, a cast and crew list and the first Rangers trailer.

Later this summer SCIFI.COM plans to create a more expansive site for Rangers that will include weekly updates, exclusive on-set photography by Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski, interviews, feature stories, sketches, images and more.

Legend of the Rangers at www.scifi.com/b5rangers. Bookmark it!


On July 3, the official release date of her next B5 novel, Jeanne Cavelos will participate in an on-line chat with Mike Helba over at the About Babylon 5 Fan site. The chat will begin at 9pm ET. To join the chat, go to http://babylon5.about.com/mpchat.htm.


Summoning Light Jeanne Cavelos' next installation of the Technomage series will be out in July! DelRey has a brief synopsis available of this -- and the next novel -- "Invoking Darkness", which is scheduled for a November release.

Here is the blurb from the DelRey website on the novel:

The explosive space epic continues, as the techno-mages come face-to-face with the devastating evil of the Shadows . . .

War against the Shadows is inevitable, and the ruling Circle has ordered the techno-mages into hiding. Many are unhappy with this decision--none more so than Galen, the only mage who has faced the Shadows and lived. But the Shadows aren't Galen's only enemy--he is driven to hunt and kill Elizar, the traitor who murdered the beautiful mage Isabelle while Galen stood by helplessly, his hands tied by the Circle's sacred code he had sworn to follow.

Now a new mission awaits as the Circle contrives a plan that may enable the five hundred mages to escape without leaving a trace. Dispatched to the Shadow's ancient capitol to uncover the enemy's plans, Galen will find everything he so desperately seeks--including a shocking legacy that threatens to consume his very soul.

You can place your order for both of the novels NOW on the website and they will be sent out as soon as they are available.

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.


Here's a website for you to check out! The ISS Babylon (www.issbabylon.com) is an effort to have the new international space station named the ISS Babylon, in honor of Babylon 5 and it's creator, J. Michael Straczynski. Jack Bennett has put together a nice site -- even giving a sample letter that can be forwarded in support of naming the station. Take a look and, if you are so inclined, join the effort. I have to admit, ISS Babylon does have a sort of ring to it!


Bill Mumy Toon Tye Bourdony, creator of "The Lighter Side of Sci-fi", has created a special item that brings you our favorite Bill Mumy, (Lennier on Babylon 5 and Will Robinson on Lost in Space), and the very beautiful June Lockhart, (Mom, on Lost inSpace, among many other things) and Bob May, (our favorite robot, "Warning Will Robinson"). Money raised by the auction of this item will be used for the Hollywood Walk of Fame STAR for BILL MUMY. Go to http://globelistauction.homestead.com/page2.html to see this great cartoon and place your bid. The auction ends July 2.


Part 2 of Neil Gaiman's Snow Glass Apples is now available for your listening pleasure over at Seeing Ear Theatre. For those of you who frequent the site, you know there is always something there to pique your interest and have you listening for hours on end! For those of you who have NOT visited SET, I encourage you do to so. Brian and the gang at SET have worked hard to make this an awesome site -- full of superb classic and original science fiction audio dramas.


I think that I'm not alone in believing that there is a lot of interest in MORE Babylon 5 novels. With the huge number of good SF authors out there today, who would you like to see do the next B5 series of novels? Why do you think this author would do a good job with the story?

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.


Ranger Lee directed me to a new book available about Babylon 5 -- Interacting with Babylon 5: Fan Performances in a Media Universe by Kurt Lancaster, Henry Jenkins. The book is to be available July 1 in hardback & paper.

Here's a brief description from the Amazon.com listing:

"This book makes a significant contribution to the growing body of scholarship surrounding the participatory communities—i.e. fandoms—that surround cult television shows and films. . . . It will cut across disciplines, finding a readership among sociologists, anthropologists, media scholars, and performance scholars, as well as among fans and lay readers." —Henry Jenkins, author of Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture


Ranger Paul reports:

My wife and I saw Gary Cole on stage at the La Jolla (California) Playhouse recently. He plays Pat Garrett, one of the two lead roles in "The Collected Works of Billy the Kid," a play written by Michael Ondaatje (who also wrote the novel "The English Patient," among other things). Gary is marvelous in the role, and it's in a pretty small theater, so we were up close and personal with him, so to speak. If you're not familiar with the historical facts, Pat Garrett was the sheriff who shot and killed Billy the Kid while trying to bring him in to custody. The play runs through July 15.


Peter/Edward Woodward Patriot

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.


Fiona Avery is as busy as a bug in a rug these days! Her "No Honor" comic book series has been getting a LOT of critical acclaim and has won her a place on the Top Ten Creator's List of Wizard Magazine. While one series of "No Honor" will be ending soon, the second installment will begin in November. Fiona will also be writing a 12-issue seriesette of Tomb Raider, based in its own continuity and penciled by Drew Johnson.

Bruce Boxleitner and Tony Todd are going to Kansas City in June! They have been cast in "Silence", a work by writer/director Tom Whitus and producer Denis Fallon. They hope to complete the project before the expected Screen Actors Guild strike at the end of June.

Stephen Furst can be found in the latest issue of People magazine (with Niki Taylor on the cover). He talks about overcoming his diabetes and his work on Babylon 5, including having his costume covered with safety pins to compensate for his weight loss after a four month hiatus. Stephen was also mentioned recently in an article about a New Hampshire screenwriter. His two latest films are directed by Stephen Furst. Check out http://www.fosters.com/news%5F2001b/apr%5F01/15/art%5F0415.htm


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.

The latest segment of the B5 chronology can now be found at The 23rd Century.


Starburst 275 STARBUST 275: Starburst is the first magazine to feature the new Enterprise series coming this fall. With Scott Bakula on the cover, we get a bit more information about the project. Also in the issue: Kate Mulgrew, John Zinman (Tomb Raider writer), David Duchovny, Mike Myers, Terry Pratchett and more.

TVZone 140 TV ZONE 140: From Dr. Who to Andromeda. This issue has something for everyone. Paul Coyle talks about writing for both Hercules and Xena; Von Flores talks about being the baddie in Earth: Final Conflict; Andy Mikita talks about directing Stargate SG-1.

CultTimes #69 CULT TIMES #69: Amanda Toping from Stargate gives Thomosina Gibson a tour of her home in Canada and talks about the upcoming fifth season of Stargate SG-1, including "Ascension" -- an huge upcoming Carter episode. Also in the issue, articles on Dark Angel's Jessica Alba and Voyager's Harry Kim, Garrett Wang.

Dreamwatch 82 DREAMWATCH 82: With Lord of the Rings coming closer to a premiere, more information is available about the production and those involved in it. Liv Tyler is featured in this issue, along with "The Mummy Returns" stars Brendan Fraser, Arnold Vosloo, John Hannah, patricia Velasquez and The Rock. For Buffy fans, Anthony Stewart Head has an interview, along with Voyager's Robert Picardo and First Wave's Traci Lords.

TVZone #139 TV Zone: Kevin Sorbo and Lisa Ryder from Andromeda are featured this month, along with Voyager's Kate Mulgrew and Dwight Schultz (Lt. Barclay), Charisma Carpenter from Angel, Jane heitmeyer from Earth: Final Conflict and a a lot more.


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

Air Date Title

June 29 Lines of Communication

July 2 Conflicts of Interest
July 3 Rumors, Bargains and Lies

July 9 Moments of Transition
July 10 No Surrender, No Retreat
July 11 The Exercise of Vital Powers
July 12 The Face of the Enemy
July 13 Intersections in Real Time


With the increasing emphasis on science fiction, it's only natural that more and more merchandise is being offered. Here are a few new items I thought you might be interested in:

Angel #1 ANGEL #1
Dark Horse Comics
Buffy creator Joss Whedon unleashes an intense and darkly romantic new Angel thriller, pitting the vampire with a soul against some of the most grotesque and unsettlingly seductive creatures he’s ever faced!

Buffy Logo Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 5 Cards and Album. Set includes a 90-card series with subsets such as "Episodic," "Beastiary," "Goodbye," "Bot Vision," and "Changes." Plus four different levels of chase cards including nine foil puzzle "Protectors of the Key" cards, featuring the cast! Also, seven new autographed cards, a box loader, and a case loader card! Look for it in the Trading Cards section of Previews!



Rising Stars #15 Rising Stars #15 is now on news stands. I thought there was a new review out on IGN.COM, but it's for issue #14. Hopefully the latest review will be available soon.

Patriot Bust Over at Diamond Comics, you can get your first look at the new Patriot Bust http://www.diamondcomics.com/previews/products/comics/july_01/4_patriot_bust.html.


Amazing Spiderman #32 The third issue of Amazing Spiderman by JMS is out on the street. 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.



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: Melody Pritchard
Birthday: June 9

Name: David Shepherdson
Birthday: 14th June


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.


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.

Ranger Shaun is looking for a roomie while attending San Diego ComiCon. If you are going and would like to share expenses, contact Shaun directly. His note & contact information are on the HELP WANTED .



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 .


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.

Benefit Concert for Monika Rokinska
June 30, 2001; Santa Monica, CA
Place: Magicopolis Theatre
Time: 7:00pm Guest: Stephen Austin with host Beata Pozniak (President Luchenko)

More information, call 323-460-4174..

Polycon XIX
June 30-July 1, 2001; San Luis Obispo, CA
Guest: Stephen Austin

More information, visit their website at http://polycon.punk.net.

July 5-8, 2001; Columbus, OH
Guest: Julie Caitlin Brown

More information, visit their website at http://www.wizards.com/origins/2001 or e-mail evtcustserv@wizards.com. Phone: 800-529-3976.

Gateway 3
July 6-8, 2001; St. Louis, MI
Guest: Marjorie Monaghan

More information, visit their website at http://www.stlf.org/gateway or e-mail gateway@stlf.org. Phone: (314)524-3014.

Shore Leave
July 13-15, 2001; Baltimore, MD
Guests: Bruce Boxleitner, Jerry Doyle, Mary Kay Adams

For more information, visit their website at http://www.shore-leave.com.

InConJunction 2001
July 13-15, 2001; Indianapolis, IN
Sheraton Hotel & Suites
Guests: Richard Biggs, Jason Carter

For more information, visit their website at http://www.inconjunction.org or e-mail conchair@inconjunction.org. Their mailing address is: InConJunction 2001, PO Box 68514, Indianapolis, IN 46268-04141.

July 13-15, 2001; Tampa, FL
Place: Airport Hilton
Guest: Walter Koenig

For more information, visit their website at http://vulkon.com/upcoming.htm.

San Diego Comic-Con International 2001 July 20-22, 2001, San Diego, CA
Guest: Peter Woodward (Galen), Stephen Austin, Bill Blair

For more information, visit their website at http://www.comic-con.org/Pages3/2001.html or write to Snail Mail: P.O. Box 128458, San Diego, CA 92112-8458; Telephone: 619-491-2475; Fax: 619-414-1022.

Toronto Trek 15
July 20-22, 2001, Regal Constellation Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Guest: Andreas Katsulas, Tim Choate

For more information, visit their website at http://www.tcom.icomm.ca.

Slanted Fedora
July 27-29, 2001, Boston, MA
Guest: Stephen Furst, Mary Kay Adams

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


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.


Jeffrey Willerth - June 5
Donovan Brown (Optic Nerve) - June 6
Ann Bruice Aling - June 8
Mark Walters - June 10
Susan Norkin (Post) - June 10
Adrienne Barbeau (Amanda Carter) - June 11
Mike Vejar - June 25

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


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

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