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UPDATES: I know it may be hard to find the things that have been added to the page each day, so I'm going to try a couple of different methods. Today, I'll use this color for all updates. Tomorrow the update's information will revert to the color of the rest of the page. Only updates will be in this color. Hopefully this will help you identify NEW items.


There has been a considerable jump in the number people coming to The Zocalo Today! WELCOME! We hope that you will feel comfortable here and come back often. New information is added as soon as it is received, so the page changes constantly. You are encouraged to interact with other Z readers by submitting your discussion topic responses, letters, sightings of B5 cast & crew in other projects, suggestions, convention reports, photos, etc. Be sure to look at the 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 or




Just got back from my weekly magazine run. The magazine is here and it is MARVELOUS!!! If you get any magazine this year, it should be this one! It is one of the most complete treatments of the series I've ever seen. It not only has some great interviews with cast and crew, but it takes every episode of the series, has a brief synopsis and memorable quote. It's a marvelous combination of narrative about the show and comments from the individuals directly involved with it. While it can be considered a bit pricey at $11.95, I think it's worth every cent -- and then some!

Need help in getting a copy, drop me a note. I can pick them up as long as they are on the newstands near me.


The SCI FI Channel has acquired exclusive rights to the Emmy Award-winning SF series Babylon 5, the cable network announced Monday, April 3. The series will premiere on SCI FI beginning Sept. 25 and will air Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. ET.

In a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Pay TV, Cable and Newtork Features, SCI FI picked up the rights to all 112 hour-long episodes of the series, as well as four two-hour telefilms based on the show.

"Babylon 5 is one of sci-fi fans' favorite series. We are thrilled to be able to add it to our schedule," said Bonnie Hammer, executive vice president and general manager of The SCI FI Channel.

The series, which won an Emmy for visual effects in 1993, was created by J. Michael Straczynski and was co-executive produced by Straczynski and Douglas Netter. It stars Bruce Boxleitner, Michael O'Hare, Richard Biggs, Andrea Thompson, Jeff Conaway, Bill Mumy, Jerry Doyle, Tracy Scoggins and Claudia Christian.

A Ranger sent this along from Variety...

Sci Fi Buys 'Babylon 5' Rerun Rights

Story Filed: Wednesday, April 05, 2000 12:42 AM EST

NEW YORK (Variety) - The Sci Fi Channel has ponied up about $12 million to buy the exclusive rerun rights to Warner Bros. Cable's "Babylon 5."

Warner Bros. and Sci Fi declined to discuss financial details, but industry sources say Sci Fi will pay $97,500 an hour for 120 hours, covering 112 series episodes and four two-hour "Babylon 5" movies. License term runs from September, when the series kicks off on Sci Fi nightly, through December 2003.

Series, set on a space station in the year 2258, has taken an unusual distribution journey, starting in first-run TV syndication, where it aired 1993-97.

TNT bought the reruns for stripping during the 1997-98 season, commissioned the four two-parters and decided to keep the series in production for an additional season as a boost to its sister company, Warner Bros. Cable.

Awarded an Emmy for visual effects in 1993, "Babylon 5" was created by J. Michael Straczynski. Cast includes Bruce Boxleitner, Michael O'Hare, Richard Biggs, Andrea Thompson, Jeff Conaway, Bill Mumy, Jerry Doyle, Tracy Scoggins and Claudia Christian.

I did find a Sci-Fi Channel website for our favorite show Unfortunately, it's the UK-Sci-Fi Channel, not the one in the US. Drop over and have a peek anyway. I'll have to work on getting something out at OUR Sci-Fi Channel.


The names keep coming in -- and that is absolutely wonderful. A special THANK YOU must go to all those outside the US who have included their names to this list. While they will not directly benefit from SFC's airing of the series, we can ALL HOPE that they will benefit in other ways!

It's wonderful watching all the names, cities, states -- even countries being added. This will make a wonderful addition to SFC's mailbox -- and hopefully show them a small segment of the fans that are loyal to the show.

Want to be included? Send me a note with your your name, city/state and country. The deadline for adding your name will be April 30.

Here is the listing so far! Thanks to SFC!

What's New

From JMS:
JMS has made a comment on the future of Crusade at the Sci Fi channel. Check out JMS Speaks for more information.

As I write this, we are finishing production on a new MURDER, SHE WROTE TV movie (I'm on as producer and writer), which is tentatively slated to air May 18th on CBS. The TV movie is entitled "A Story to Die For," and co-stars Richard Crenna and a lot of other folks including, in a strong supporting role, Daniel Dae Kim.

Beginning Tuesday, May 30, Babylon 5 will be broadcast five days a week, Monday through Friday at 6 am ET/PT. The new lineup will begin with the first episode from season one, "Midnight on the Firing Line", and continue in chronological order through the end of the series. Check our site for the rest of the summer for weekly contests and fantastic prize giveaway.


E-Groups, the system that maintains our mailing list, underwent a substantial upgrade this weekend. There has always been a chat feature at the site, but the new one looks very much improved. If you'd like to try it out, the URL is .

Maggie Egan


I hope some of you had a chance to chat with Maggie Egan, the ISN Anchor from Babylon 5, Wednesday on Yahoo. It was great. Maggie answered a number of questions about her experience on Babylon 5 and around the industry. The transcript of the chat is now available at the TNT site . For more information about Maggie, visit her website at


The campaign to resurrect "Crusade" has taken many forms, and now it blasts off full steam with the new petition campaign. Television producers respond to demand...and there is no better way to express demand for a show than sheer weight of numbers. If you are committed to seeing this show survive and enter production again, just follow the link below and follow the instructions given. This is a very easy task. In a nutshell, get anyone and everyone who is either a B5 / Crusade fan, or just enjoys quality television to sign it, and then send them all in to the Crusade Campaign. The more signatures, equals more weight that Warner Brothers will not be able to ignore. Everything you need to know is right here:

Good hunting. Now go forth and multiply! --Armen Kurdian

Robin Downes


Robin Atkin Downes will appear on Charmed, Thursday, April 20 at 9pm on the WB Network. Thanks Robin for the great picture!

Marjean Holden will become a regular on "Beastmaster". She will be going back to Austrlia soon. Season Two filming begins April 11. Marjean's episodes, as her new character Arina, begin in May.

Daniel Kim is working on a Murder, She Wrote movie of the week. Guess who the writer is? Yes, none other than J. Michael Straczynski.

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

Peter Woodward is currently working on 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.


Date: 4/9/00 5:01:33 PM EDT
From: (Cripe, Helen L.)

Last night John Vickery (Neroon, Mr. Welles) appeared in "Early Edition", and was hilarious as an amateur ham actor who always speaks from the diaphragm but occasionally forgets his fake English accent. You thought he was going to be the villain, because he tried to burn the theater down. Turns out he only had stage fright about having a part where he actually had to speak!

The real villain was another old friend, Marie Marshall (Dodger), excellent as the play's director who was actually a con artist. She was so good she made her last-minute redemption believable instead of 1940s-movie corny. Well, it was a little corny, but it was nice corn.

It was a treat to hear John Vickery read lines from Shakespeare's "The Tempest" over the action of the play during the last part of the episode.

Galen Dr. Chambers-2


More photos arrived yesterday from Peter Woodward for The Photo Shop. They are marvelous! You can take a peek at what I've collected so far.

The Shop will open this week! Photo Shop.




April is here and so is "In The Beginning" -- the two-hour movie that gave us the beginning of the story. There are a limited number of copies available -- autographed and unautographed, so order your copy now! Autographed copy. Unautographed copy.

The Gang


Jacket sales have been stupendous! The order was placed last month and people have begun to receive this wonderful jacket -- just in time for convention season. Unfortunately, original order has now been sold out. We were going to start a waiting list for the next order, but there has been SO MUCH interest, Val put the jacket back into the Emporium so that you can now pre-order the jacket directly. Your credit card will not be charged until the order is actually placed -- as soon as we have 100 orders. So if you would like one of these marvelous jackets, place your order now.

Here's a description of the jacket: This black, brushed twill jacket has a blue satin lining and is pleated in the back. There is an embroidered B5 on the front, a starburst on the back, a ranger patch on the right sleeve and a B5 shield on the left sleeve. With each purchase you also get a free B5 Fan Club button and Agamemnon hat.Visit The Station for details.


With the publication coming to an end with issue #24, you'll want to make sure that you have the issues you most care about -- or the entire set. The Fan Club has most of the issues in quantity, so check out The Emporium and pick out the issues you need. Don't know which ones you are missing, let the reference page here at The Zocalo help you out. It has a full index of the magazine so that you can see who was featured and what stories were covered. If you have any other questions about the magazine, just drop me a line.

If you are having a problem finding the magazine, let me know. I can usually come up with copies of current issues.

The Fan Club has a lot of the back issues of the magazine over at in The Emporium. A listing will go up today with some of the more recent magazines, along with the much sought after Issue #1, Volume #1. So be sure to check out ISN later today and see what magazines you still need to complete your set.




JMS says, "Things start moving awfully fast now." 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! Rising Stars #7
Sides are being taken, lines drawn, alliances formed. Now that the identity of the one responsible for killing the Specials is known, the close family unit that was their life until now begins to shatter into mistrust, suspicion and violence.

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.

RS-French Just got a note with some good news for French-speaking fans of Rising Stars. The first volume translated into French appeared last week. Each volume includes 52 pages. In volume #1, you'll find issues #1 and #2 of the original version. They will be printed twice-monthly, distributed in France, Switzerland, and Canada. Thanks Ranger Catherine for the info.

Shipping in April: Rising Stars #0
Find out how it all began. Top Cow is pleased to re-present the first introductory story of Rising Stars here in the acclaimed Rising Stars #0. What if a world without heroes suddenly had 113 of them? How would the rest of humanity react? More importantly, how would those 113 souls now fit in to normal life? Written and created by acclaimed television writer J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, Crusade) and drawn by the highly talented Keu Cha (Darkness/Witchblade), this special issue establishes the compelling world of Rising Stars!

Rising Stars #0 issue will ship with an all new cover by artist Keu Cha.


I am very fortunate to have 2 comic stores that order a lot of issues of "Rising Stars". Since I am picking up a couple of copies for friends already, I was wondering if there are others I can send the comic book to -- setting up a sort of mailing list for "Rising Stars". If you are interested, drop me a note at


In the new issue of WIZARD Magazine hitting the stands this Wednesday (along with issue 6 of Rising Stars), you'll find a two page article that may be of some interest....

Rising Stars has done *extremely* well for Top Cow, to the point where they asked me if I'd like my own imprint. I said I'd be flattered. They wanted to know what we should call it. I looked around at all the other heightened titles -- Chaos, Awesome, Megadeathtech kinds of titles designed to be impressive and massive -- and said, "How about just...Joe's Comics?" As in, "I'd like some of Joe's Comics," or "Read at Joe's," with a big 1950s diner clock logo. They thought it was a great idea.

So the imprint starts this fall: mini-series, maxi-series, one shots and the like, which I'll write and TC will print. The basic deal is: I write whatever I want, and they publish it. It's a terrific deal, and the TC folks are amazing to work with.

For more in depth info, see the Wizard issue.

(More announcements to come soon, including prose stuff, web stuff, and the reason I was on a soundstage today watching my words being filmed.)


From the Sci-Fi Wire:
Babylon 5 star Jerry Doyle, who is running as a Republican candidate for a California congressional seat, took his campaign to his surest constituency over the weekend: fans at the Grand Slam Star Trek convention in Pasadena, Calif. Doyle entreated fans to help get the word out about his campaign in California's 24th district, where he is running as an underdog to unseat incumbent Democrat Rep. Brad Sherman in November.

"I need you to get me elected because my first act in Congress will be to put Babylon 5 back on in prime time," Doyle said to the wildly cheering audience. He added that he will rely on word of mouth among SF fans--something a professional political fund-raiser advised him against. "She said to me, 'If you think you're going to get elected to Congress on the backs of a bunch of sci-fi geeks, don't give up your day job.'" Doyle said. "So I say, 'Geeks! Rise up! Prove her wrong!'"

In a prelude to his campaign speech, Doyle alluded to issues that matter to him, including education and taxes, but didn't go into detail on his proposed policies. He said his campaign is creating a Web site at And he said he needed to raise between $750,000 to $1 million to mount a credible campaign. "The goal is to get to Washington so maybe we can clean up a few things back there," he said.

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:

22287 Mulholland Hwy. #344
Calabasas, CA 91302

Visit Jerry's new website at .


Pat Tallman and Jeffrey Willerth have a chat room at their site Starglaziers. You can also get there through Pat Tallman's site.

Jeffrey is setting up some chats (5pm PST; 8pm EST) you might be interested in:
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 Mike Helba has organized a weekly chat on Wednesdays at 10pm EST.

On the first Sunday of the month, there will be a chat at Groucho's Babylon 5 Calvalcade beginning at 5:30pm ET. Groucho's is a good place to drop over and chat anytime.


I've updated the B5 index . This page covers magazines like DreamWatch, TV Zone, StarBurst and others that have covered Babylon 5 and Crusade over the last several years. This index will expand as I add more issues and new magazines.

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 , making it very easy to complete your collection.

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.


Warner Bros. has a Babylon 5 postcard delivery service on their site at Babylon 5 Cards. Send a note to a friend to say Happy St. Patrick's Day or just to say HI.


OFFICIAL BABYLON 5 MAGAZINE - Issue #22 Jason Carter talks about his character Marcus Cole and some upcoming projects. The B5 Chronology continues; as does "The Making of Babylon 5". The long-awaited new B5 short story by JMS entitled "Hidden Agendas".

OFFICIAL BABYLON 5 MAGAZINE - Issue #21 . Mira Furlan looks back on her five years as Delenn on Babylon 5 and talks a little about upcoming projects. Joe Nazzaro begins a series on "The Making of Babylon 5". In part one, he reviews the pilot, season one and two. Gropos is the Station Log for this issue. Also included is a wonderful interview with Larry DiTillio, story editor for the series in the early days. Don't miss the next installment of the B5 Chronology!

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!

** NEED COPIES! Drop me a line and I'll see what I can do!


Here's a hypothetical question for you this week. If you had your choice of ANY prop used on Babylon 5 or Crusade for your very own, what would you choose - and why? Is your choice because of craftsmanship? Is it the part this prop played in a particular episode? Why would you like this piece to adorn your humble abode?

I love the responses that have come in so far. Everything from a triluminary to Garibaldi's Duck Dodger poster! Do you have a favorite you'd like to include? Send an e-mail message response to either The Zocalo or Or you can post your comments on the message board at Follow this link to Current Discussion Topic page.


April Birthdays:

Christopher Franke, April 6
Michael Ansara, April 15

Events in B5 History from the B5 Chronology by Terry Jones:


Wednesday April 7th.The Centauri Republic make contact with Earth, claiming to be an immense star empire.They say Earth is their lost Colony Beta 9 and trade treaties are negotiated allowing Earth ships access to Centauri jump gates.The humans later learn that the Centauri claims about their empire are exaggerated and DNA samples from them show no relation between Centauri and humans.The Centauri explain this as a clerical error,thinking Earth was Beta 9 instead of Beta 12.

Data from J.Michael Straczynski "Midnight On The Firing Line" Garibaldi and Londo discuss the early days after the two worlds made contact. Franklin elaborates on the early days in The Long Dark.The date of first contact with the Centauri from Dark Genesis:The Birth Of The Psi Corps.


Sunday April 12th.Legislation is passed and the Psi Corps is formed, replacing the Metasensory Regulation Authority.With Lee Crawford assassinated Kevin Vacit,still secretly aiding the resistance, is made Director of Psi Corps.As a consequence telepaths face the choice of joining the Corps,jail or the weekly administration of telepathic suppressants.


April --Psi Cops Alfred Bester and Alisha Ross are married and honeymoon in Bali.


Friday April 3rd.Earth colony three,Orion system.At 1205a.m.Charles Dexter The Black Rose Killer,so named after the black roses he left on the bodies of his female victims,is sentenced to death of personality when found guilty of murdering nine women.After the sentence is carried out Dexter, now known as Edward,is held in a transit centre.The relatives of the victims,unhappy with the original sentence,try to find Edward and punish him themselves.Some time later,a fire sweeps through the centre and Edward escapes.

Source: Passing Through Gethsemane.From the records search done by Edward and Garibaldi.One of the victims relatives says they've spent 9 years looking for Edward.


April.Talia Winters joins the Psi Corps Intern program to train as a commercial telepath, specialising in criminal cases.

Source: Conjecture from Divided Loyalties. Talia was a year ahead of Lyta Alexander,assumes she meant an academic year.She and Lyta spent 6 months together on the program while Lyta was training for the Psi Cops. Death Walker and The Quality of Mercy reveals she specialises in criminal cases.Epiphanies suggests the Intern program lasts about a year.



Jeffrey Sinclair and Carolyn Sykes end their relationship after he refuses to leave EarthForce and become a trader.

Source: The Parliament of Dreams.Sinclair tells Catherine that they broke up about a year ago. Carolyn wanting Sinclair to leave EarthForce is first mentioned in The Gathering.

** This is just a tidbit of the information available in Terry's chronology. I'll be setting up a separate page to bring you more information from the timetable soon.


Just in time for conventions -- the perfect take-along items! I'm always looking for something to take to conventions for people to autograph. The Fan Club has some PERFECT items for you – and they are reasonably priced as well!

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.

The Fan Club has opened up Gold Channel for all Babylon 5 and Crusade fans. Be sure to drop in to see the exclusive photos and background material on the show. It was updated on March 7.

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.


Scripts From The Lot is a new site on the internet that is making a select number of scripts available to fans. JMS, Fiona Avery and Neil Gaiman have works available right now. The works of David Gerrold, Harlan Ellison and Larry Brody will be available soon. Fiona Avery's Crusade script that was to feature Bester is available here!


cartoon Another toon from Todd.

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!


Don't know how many of you have picked up the latest issue of StarLog, but check out page 22. Tye Bourdony has a published toon there! That's fantastic Tye. Can't want to see more of your talent at work!

Toon Zone ToonZone has some interesting toons, many for Babylon 5. Pop over and have a look!

Got toons? Want to share them? Drop me a line at and let's chat!


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 or That information will be added to the new B5 Fan Club Listing.

So far, we have clubs listed from France, Germany and Italy! That's fantastic. Let's hear from others -- even those in the U.S.!!!


Have you read the Babylon 5 books? Do you want to share a review? Want to voice an opinion? Here's the place to do it! Send along your review or opinion about any of the Babylon 5 books. It will be posted on the Review Page for others to read -- and comment about!


Peter David's next installation of the Centauri Trilogy: BABYLON 5: ARMIES OF LIGHT AND DARK is due in the bookstores in May!

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"!


There has been a fascinating discussion going on in the B5 newsgroup about what fans can do to help make the Babylon 5 novels more noticeable on bookshelves. One reader suggests:

Maybe putting a call out to Babylon 5 fans to ask that they "front" Babylon 5 books in their local bookstores, and ask that they be featured more prominently. By "fronting", I mean to turn them from spine-on view to face-on view, to increase their visibility. Spine-on, all paperbacks look the same. This only works for books that they have a few of, since four paperbacks makes a cube shape, and therefore takes up the same amount of space spine-on vs. face-on.

It would certainly help if Del Rey would send along some book displays to bookstores -- especially the larger ones. Doing a little advertising certainly wouldn't hurt the cause!



Peter Woodard has had to cancel his appearance at AD2000 this month.

Claudia Christian will be doing a convention in Plano, Texas in June.


Photos of Jason Carter at ICON19 arrived yesterday. Be sure to drop over to the Photo Gallery to see them.

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!

I've added a couple of photos from VisionCon - including a look at Jamie Murray (Myhr)! Good artist! 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 . I think he is AWESOME!

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 .


Chiller Theatre
April 14, 15, 16, 2000, Rutherford, NJ
Guests: Bill Mumy

For more information, write to Chiller Theatre, P.O.Box 23, Rutherford, NJ 07070 or call (201) 804-8040. Or visit their website at " .

StarFest 2K
April 14-16, 2000, Denver, CO
Place: Holiday Inn DIA
Guest: Stephen Austin, Wortham "Bob" Krimmer

For more visit their website at " .

Imagine Con 2000
April 20-23, 2000, Virginia Beach, VA
Place: Virginia Pavilion and Doubletree Hotel
Guests: Jason Carter, Maggie Egan, Stephen Austin, Carrie Dobro

For more information, visit their website at " .

William Shatner Celebrity Horse Show
April 29-30, 2000, Los Angeles Equestrian Center
Guest: Stephen Austin

For more information, visit their website at

Comic Con
April 28, 2000, Pittsburgh, PA
Guest: Peter Woodward

For more information, visit their website at

April 28-May 1, 2000, Manchester, England
Guest: Peter Woodward (has had to cancel his appearance), Judson Scott

For more information, visit their website at AD2000 or send a self-addressed envelop to Sector 14 (AD2000), PO Box 3870, Troon, Scotland, KA10 7PZ.

World Horror Convention 2000
May 11-14, 2000; Denver, CO
Place: Adams Mark Hotel
Guest: Harlan Ellison, J. Michael Straczynski

For more information, visit their website at .


Want to know what conventions are ahead for the Babylon 5 and/or Crusade cast and crew? Use this link Convention Calendar.


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

Some new letters have been added. 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.

The Zocalo - Today, Issue #3

I just put out a copy of The Zocalo Today - Issue #3 in PDF format, for those of you who like to have a hard-copy version of the newsletter. The Zocalo, Issue #3. You will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat to open the file. If you don't have that, please go to Adobe and download a copy of the software.


We haven't forgotten all the wonderful pages created in support of Babylon 5 or Crusade. They now have their own page! I've added a few new ones, so be sure to use the button at the top of the page or Links Page.


April 15
7 am ET/PT "The Fall of Centauri Prime"

April 22
7 am ET/PT "The Wheel of Fire"

April 29
7 am ET/PT "Objects in Motion"

Beginning Tuesday, May 30, Babylon 5 will be broadcast five days a week, Monday through Friday at 6 am ET/PT. The new lineup will begin with the first episode from season one, "Midnight on the Firing Line", and continue in chronological order through the end of the series. Check our site for the rest of the summer for weekly contests and fantastic prize giveaway.


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