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Looks like April/May/June are going to be a banner months. Peter's next novel, the CINEFANTASTIQUE issue on Babylon 5, the last Official Babylon 5 magazine, and JMS' last story in "Amazing Stories"!
Anyway, if you would like to support Jerry in his bid for Congress, send in a donation to his campaign before May 15.
a. No corporate checks are allowed
b. No donations greater than $1000 are allowed
c. You must be a US citizen to contribute
d. You must provide your name, address, occupation and employer for FEC reporting purposes.
Send your contributions to:
DOYLE FOR CONGRESS
22227 Mulholland Hwy.
Calabasas, CA 91302
Jerry will have his website up soon. I'll post the URL as soon as it's ready.
"In 1987 and 1988, I had two novels published consecutively, DEMON NIGHT and OTHERSYDE. Subsequent to that, I fell down the TV hole and never had time to even try to write another novel, though I did do the occasional article and short story, including one mystery novelette in the anthology Blowout in Little Man Flats.
Knowing that the TV season is going to start gearing up soon (June-October is prime hiring season for show runners), I decided I may not have another chance anytime soon...and have just completed my first new novel in 12 years.
It's now gone off to my NY agent (the LA agency loves it as a possible feature), and we will see what we will see. It's a contemporary mystery/noire thriller with supernatural overtones, set in LA, and weighs in at just under 100,000 words. With luck, we can get this thing out by the Fall, assuming the planned auction goes well."
"In an auction, the book goes out to X number of publishers, who have until Y date to respond with an offer. Best offer gets it."
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 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!
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.
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.
Stephen Furst will provide one of the voices for one of the Space Rangers in the upcoming "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command'' coming to ABC and UPN in October. Walt Disney Television Animation is producing 65 episodes of ``Buzz'' -- 52 for UPN's ``Disney's One Too'' and 13 for ABC's Saturday morning lineup. Read all about it at http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000303/en/television-lightyear_1.html.
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" TONIGHT. The episode is entitled "Black, White and Blue".
Peter Woodward has won a part in an upcoming pilot entitled "MK3", a contempory version of "The Three Musketeers". Peter will play the 'Richelieu' role. It is being produced by Warner Brothers for Fox, hopefully for the fall season. 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
Jeffrey is setting up some chats (5pm PST; 8pm EST) you might be interested in:
Sunday, March 26, the guests are Chris, Neely and Brian from BABYLON PARK
Sunday, April 9, Claudia Christian, Patricia Tallman and Larry Weiner talk about their new audio movie "Lives of the Cat"
Sunday, April 23, Tim Earls (designer for Star Trek Voyager -- and artist for Babylon 5) and Mojo (Star Trek/ Foundation Imaging).
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.
OFFICIAL BABYLON 5 MAGAZINE - Issue #20 . The theme of this issue is "Time Travel". Stephen C. Smith examines the nature of time travel and looks at the science behinnd the time travel events in Babylon 5. The special Babylon 5 timeline continues in this issue. War Without End - Part 2 is featured in the Station Log and Zathras takes center stage in a number of features. I have to admit, the feature on The Zocalo Today is really, really nice!
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!
The Antioch Calendar for 1999 is awesome. Yes, we know that it’s a 1999 calendar, but it carries a serial number – making it a collectible! The pictures are perfect for framing once you have the autograph in place! You can use this link for the Antioch Calendar or go the 'collectibles' portion of the Emporium.
Order any of the four sets of Autoghraphed Magazines and receive the calendar FREE!
Second – Season 5 Cast Poster. The Club made available to members a wonderful poster for season 5. The poster , signed by the cast members, would make a wonderful remembrance of the show – not to mention a fantastic collector’s item. It is located in the 'merchandise' portion of the Emporium.
Third – Season 5 Fan Club Photo & "Season 4 Fan Club Photo – These marvelous photos created for members of the Club are available for your enjoyment. They are $4.99 each with the purchase of $10.00 or more. Available in the 'merchandise' portion on the Emporium.
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!
Bruce Boxleitner, Mira Furlan, Jerry Doyle, Jeff Conaway, and Stephen Austin will be attending the Star Trek Grand Slam Convention in Pasadena at the end of the month. Details are on the calendar.
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.
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 23-26, 2000
Guest: Harlan Ellison
Place: Campus of Texas A&M University
For more information, visit their website at http://cepheid.tamu.edu/aggiecon or send an e-mail note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 "Darkness Ascending"
7 am ET/PT "And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder"
7 am ET/PT "Movements of Fire and Shadow"
7 am ET/PT "The Fall of Centauri Prime"
Take care and I look forward to hearing from you.
Sandra Bruckner (email@example.com)
The Zocalo Today