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Andreas Katsulas will be at the following:
13, rue de Saintonge
Contact:01 48 04 88 71
Wednesday, March 22, 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Andreas, Peter Jurasik and Richard Biggs will be at the following:
Tel.: 0711 - 255260
Oscar's Bar at the UFA Palast
Friday, 24 March, at 5:00 pm
Saturday, 25 March, at 3:00 pm
Advance booking through the UFA Palast Stuttgart and the Movie Shop Reinheimer.
For information e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
The preliminary results are available there along with the polling bar at the bottom left to make your choice and view the ongoing results.
"Special 100-page giant-size issue! It's a farewell to arms and a farewell to Babylon 5 Magazine with the last issue ever! As Babylon 5 Magazine draws to an exciting conclusion, Issue 24 chronicles the making of Season 5, the TV Movies and the spin-off series, Crusade. Babylon 5 Magazine has exclusive new fiction from author J. Gregory Keyes and a final epic installment in the acclaimed Official Babylon 5 Chronology. In a special feature, get to the heart of the conflict between the Shadows and the Vorlons which lies at the center of the Babylon 5 story. Also, Babylon 5 Magazine talks to series creator J. Michael Straczynski for the final time. Don't dare miss it!"
Further information from the magazine website:
Titan Magazines confirmed 2 March 2000 that Babylon 5 Magazine would cease publication with Issue 24, a double-sized issue. The closure reflects a drop in sales since the series completed its five-year run, resulting in the reluctant decision not to renew the license for the title with Warner Bros. as the licensing period reached its end.
"Since the show came off air sales have declined and this makes its continuation economically difficult," commented current editor Brian J. Robb. "We're sorry to have to wind down the magazine. However, all those who worked on the title are proud to have been associated with one of the best magazines based on a TV show. I'd like to thank all our readers and Babylon 5 fans for their support and contributions during the life of the magazine."
Titan has or will have published 34 issues of the magazine by the end of its run, beginning with a special comprising material originally published in the United States. The regular run featured completely originated material including interviews, background features, episode guides and more. Nine issues of the first volume were published in the UK and Eire alone before the second volume was given North American and Australasian distribution. In the last few months Titan has continued to publish new material within the title including the official Babylon 5 chronology -- a complete timeline to the series -- and new Babylon 5 fiction in the last three issues from J. Michael Straczynski (#22), J. Gregory Keyes and Fiona Avery.
The WB video releases:
Posted by an employee of a comic shop to the newsgroup, received from their distributor Diamond Comics:
E-mailed Diamond Comics (my supplier) and asked them about it. This is what they had to tell me:
"We carried every B5 video Warner had offered. Warner has stopped releasing them due to low sales outside of our market. (The last round we accounted for about 45% of orders) There are currently no plans to release more episodes. Should that change we will resume listing these."
The remaining schedule for the remaining videos is:
Vol 1.3 10th April
Vol 1.4 8th May
Vol 1.5 5th June
Vol 1.6 10th July
Vol 1.7 7th August
Volumes 1-6 will contain loyalty vouchers in them that will enable people to 'mail away' to receive volume 7 free (offer expires 31st Aug 2000)
A ranger sent in a report that you can pick up Crusade tapes at http://www.blackstar.co.uk. They offer free world wide shipping and a 20% discount on advance orders.
Don't miss your chance to own copies of these two favorites. Use the links above to order today!
Richard Biggs has been added to the convention list of guests at FedCon in Bonn, Germany this year.
Wayne Alexander will be the media guest at Crescent City Con XV in New Orleans, LA in July.
Slanted Fedora Productions has added Mary Kay Adams (Washington, DC, Valley Forge, PA and Chicago, IL) and Richard Biggs (Chicago, IL) to some upcoming conventions. See the calendar for details.
A long Main Story, 5 essays covering each season, a full 5-season annotated episode guide, sidebar spotlights on J. Michael Straczynski, Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Bill Mumy, Andrea Thompson, Patricia Tallman and sidebars devoted to Casting B5, Costuming, Music, Production Design, makeup, Foundation Imaging SFX, and "Final Days."
Here's the interviewee breakdown:
J. Michael Straczynski, John Copeland, Douglas Netter, Larry DiTillio, David Gerrold, Neil Gaiman, Christy Marx, Bruce Seth Green, Richard Compton, Adam Nimoy, Jim Johnston, David Eagle, Janet Greek, John Iacovelli, John Vulich, Ann Bruice-Aling, Ron Thornton, John Teska, Adam "Mojo" Lebowitz, John Flinn, Christopher Franke (21)
Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Michael O'Hare, Peter Jurasik, Andreas Katsulas, Bill Mumy, Mira Furlan, Andrea Thompson, Patricia Tallman, Walter Koenig, Julie Caitlin Brown, Jeffrey Willerth, Brian Carpenter, Melissa Gilbert (14)
A number of people have asked where to pick up the issue once it's out. Most of the bookstores carry the magazine. The current issue has Voyager on the cover. If you see that in the store near you, you should be able to find the B5 issue once it comes out.
Ranger Jim reports that the current issue of Wizard - The Comics Magazine (#103) contains a coupon that can be used to order an exclusive issue of Rising Stars #1/2. Thanks Jim for the information!
From the Top Cow website, is a short description of the coming issue:
Patriot and Matthew Bright star in the next incredible chapter of the acclaimed Rising Stars story line. Also, Poet begins to confront the man responsible for the murders, and a dark alliance starts to form between the killer and other specials interested in self-preservation. Don't miss a minute of this highly revered and fan favorite comic as J. Michael Straczynski continues to please fans with his award winning writing!
JMS gives us a snapshot of how he writes "Rising Stars" in the JMS Speaks section. It's an interesting read, so don't miss it.
If you could choose the 20 top episodes, what would they be? Send your responses to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for voting will be March 20.
Responses have been wonderful so far. Here are some early results! I'll be updating this during the week.
And A Sky Full of Stars - 10
Babylon Squared - 15
Chrysalis - 16
Comes the Inquisitor - 12
Dust to Dust - 16
Endgame - 14
The Fall of Centauri Prime - 13
In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum - 12
Interludes & Examinations - 13
Into the Fire - 11
Messages from Earth - 13
Point of No Return - 13
Severed Dreams - 28
Shadow Dancing - 17
Sleeping in Light - 26
The Coming of Shadows - 15
The Long Twilight Struggle- 11
War Without End - Part 1 and 2 - 54
Z'ha'dum - 24
There are a couple of regular chats that you might want to take advantage. One is over at About.com. Mike Helba has organized a weekly chat on Wednesdays at 10pm EST. http://babylon5.about.com/entertainment/babylon5/mpchat.htm.
Another chat at Groucho's Yahoo Club site. The chat is scheduled for the first Sunday of each month beginning at 5:30pm ET on Sunday. Groucho's is a good place to drop over and chat anytime. I've found a pretty good group of people there at lunchtime (12pm EST).
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.
This section has a lot of information, directly from JMS. Read about working with WB in the early days of the show; his upcoming "Amazing Stories" short story and production of "Rising Stars". What does he think of Jerry's upcoming campaign? Check out the latest in the JMS Speaks section.
A Piece of Eden, Andreas Katsulas' newest movie, will be playing the next couple of weekends:
The Vickers Theatre
March 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
6 North Elm Street
Three Oaks, MI 49128
Next month it will start playing in Naples, FL and Chicago, IL.
Michael O'Hare will appear in an episode of "Law and Order" March 22. The episode is entitled "Black, White and Blue".
Peter Woodward has won a part in an upcoming pilot being made by Warner Bros. It's a remake of the "Three Musketeers". No, he's not Dartanian -- he's going to be playing the bad guy.
Marjean Holden will become a regular on "Beastmaster". She will be going back to Austrlia soon to begin filming.
Sandy, just to let you know that on 3/28 PAX will show the Scarecrow and Mrs King episode 'Wrong Number'. This is the
episode that guest stars Peter Jurasik!!
Talk to ya soon!! Jobsie
TV Zone #123 - Are you interested in visual effects or fantasy art? Then here's an issue for you. Wayne Barlowe, the artist who brought the creepy creatures in "Thirdspace" to life is interviewed in this issue. The sketches showing his early perception of what was needed in this TV movie are awesome.
TV Zone Special #36 - Bruce Boxleitner talks about his new book, "Frontier Earth", his work on the B5 CD-ROM "Into the Fire", shooting the final episode of Babylon 5, "Sleeping in Light" and a lot of other topics.
Dreamwatch - Issue #65 takes a look at the Babylon 5 movies, "In the Beginning", "Thirdspace", "River of Souls" and "A Call to Arms". I'll agree with the assessment of Wayne Barlowe's graphic effects in "Thirdspace". Awesome! There is also a review "Crusade" along with some nice photos.
Rick Biggs - March 18
Brad Dourif - March 18
Jesus Trevino - March 26
Ed Wasser - March 26
Michael York - March 27
Babylon 5 History
March 2, 2258 - Dr. Stephen Franklin assumes control of MedLab on Babylon 5
March 3, 2262 - EarthGov formally declares Mars independent
March 4, 2260 - Dr. Mary Kirkish is called to Ganymede to excavate a buried Shadow vessel
March 11, 2260 - David Corwin is promoted to full Lieutenant
March 18, 2260 - Dr. Mary Kirkish arrives on Babylon 5
March 20, 2260 - John Sheridan takes the White Star to Ganymede and witnesses the activation of a Shadow ship
March 23, 1994 - Filming is completed on the first season of Babylon 5
** History dates are taken from the SlowDazzle calendar!
Babylon 5 Bible -- The original Season One Babylon 5 Writer's Bible. This massive tome weighs in at over 60 pages with comprehensive backgrounds on all characters and story arc; as well as guidelines for writing SF for TV. This document is peppered with original (color and B&W) illustrations by Peter Ledger. Use this link to place an order Babylon 5 Writer's Bible.
Babylon 5 Series Treatment -- This beautifully bound original Babylon 5 Series Treatment written in September 1988, was used to sell the series. It contains different characters than were ever seen in the show. This treatment was ONLY given to Network/Studio heads. This document is peppered with original color illustrations by Peter Ledger. Use this link to order your copy from the Emporium Babylon 5 Series Treatment.
Ordering Information: There are a number of ways to order merchandise from the Club:
Credit card purchases can be made on-line, by mail, or by fax. The Fax number is 1-818-771-1677.
FOR PHONE ORDERS: Here are the numbers to use: 1-888-777-8517 or 1-818-623-1198 . Phone lines are open Monday thru Friday, 10-6pm PST. If no one answers the phone, please leave your credit card information on the voicemail. Val and Tony do process orders based on the time-stamped voicemail messages. Be sure to leave your phone number as well, just in case they have any questions.
You can send a check or money order for merchandise -- made payable to Babylon 5 Fan Club -- to Official Babylon 5 Fan Club, P.O. Box 856, North Hollywood, CA 91603.
** For all orders done by mail, it's best to send in an order form with your check or money order. Use this link to get a copy of the Order Form. There is a new reference list as well, so that you can check to see what merchandise is still available. Ref List.
I'm moving some cartoons from Todd and Tye over to a new page so that you can enjoy them longer than just a week. Check out the new Toons Page!
There's an interesting competition going on right now over at ToonZone. It's asking people to submit a "punch line" for a B5 cartoon. Pop over and try your hand at filling in the bubble!
Got toons? Want to share them? Drop me a line at email@example.com and let's chat!
Sonny Whitelaw has sent in a detailed report of the BEST OF BOTH WORLDS convention from Sydney, Australia. Sounds like everyone had a wonderful time! Drop over to the Reports Page for all the details.
Ranger Kailin has sent in the first part of her report on JMS' panel discussion at Gallifrey last weekend. Drop over to the Reports Page and have a look!
Francesca has sent in a convention report to add to my photos of Visioncon. Along with the photos are a couple of works by Jamie Murray, a fantastic artist who also attended the convention. Jamie is not only a super individual -- he's a great talent as well. Love his pictures of Michael, Claudia, Mira and the others. Have a peek.\ Here is a site that display's more of Jamie's fantastic artwork http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/suehaley/myhr.htm . I think he is AWESOME!
The Convention Reports page includes: Sci-Fi Cruise, Best of Both Worlds (Sydney), Praxis, Tropicon, Slanted Fedora (Raleigh), Vulkon (Orlando) and United Fan Con are now loaded in the Reports section. My report on Far Point, with a few photos is also there.
If you have experiences you'd like to share -- or photos -- send them along. We'd love to see/read them.
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 The Zocalo. We've begun an attendance page so that perhaps we can get together while enjoying the activities of the convention. Convention Attendance .
March 17-19, 2000, London, UK
Place: Heathrow Park Hotel
Guest: Andreas Katsulas, Peter Jurasik, Richard Biggs, Jason Carter, Wortham (Bob) Krimmer
For more information, visit their website at http://members.aol.com/Fabevent/ Or send an e-mail to SeanHarry@aol.com.
I've received some new photos from John Upton, Paul and Marti Baltrunas and Nancy & Grieg Pederson of conventions to share. They are now in the Photo Gallery Thanks for sending them along. They are wonderful!
If you have photos to add to the convention gallery, let me know. If you'd like to start a reader's gallery, that's possible as well. Just send along your photo and I'll begin a rogue's gallery for everyone to enjoy!
If you have photos you would like to include here, send them on to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Want to know what conventions are ahead for the Babylon 5 and/or Crusade cast and crew? Use this link
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.
7 am ET/PT "Meditations on the Abyss"
7 am ET/PT "Darkness Ascending"
7 am ET/PT "And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder"
Take care and I look forward to hearing from you.
Sandra Bruckner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Zocalo Today