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Please, get comfortable! Take your shoes off and stay a while.
New Trading Post Items: Catherine has sent along some trading post items as well, so if you have cards, give her note a look.
Got a note from Titan yesterday. The final issue of the Babylon 5 magazine has gone to press. I for one am really looking forward to this new issue -- but almost hate to see it come in the mail. It will be like saying goodbye to a good and dear friend!
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. If you have questions about sizes, not to worry. Val or Rae can answer those questions for you.
The original listing can be found at Thanks to SFC! A line break shows where the original listing stopped and the new one starts.
Even if you are not collecting the entire set, I hope you'll add your name to the petition, since I it would be wonderful to have the whole set available -- just in case you want the very one that is NOT in the collection, so far. Can you imagine NOT having a copy of SLEEPING IN LIGHT!!!!
To add your name to the petition, drop me your name and city/state to email@example.com. The petition can be found at Video Petition.
The Babylon 5 show will look at the background of the series, how it came to the air and the phenomenon that has evolved around it. Producers have lined up appearances from producer and director John Copeland, actress Patricia Tallman, Claudia Christian and others. Producers hope to shoot the show between May 29 and June 10.
Anyone with material connected with the show can e-mail the producers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a recent posting, JMS has indicated that these folks have already been in touch and are discussing an interview or two!
A special mailing list has been created to keep individuals up-to-date on Jerry's activities. It will carry press releases and information on special events and personal appearances. To subscribe to Jerry's mailing list, simply send an e-mail message to email@example.com. That is all that is necessary. If you have trouble subscribing to the group, drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and you can be added directly to the listing.
If you are interested in purchasing an autographed magazine from her, with her story True Seeker in it, please send $10.00 to the Scripts from the Lot address on that page.
Shipping and Handling has been included in the $10 price of the magazine, so you will not need to add extra for S&H. There are limited quantities, and the magazines will be shipped First Class US Mail on a First Come, First Serve basis.
The Station Stitchery has patterns of the station and some of your favorite characters (Garibaldi, Lennier, G'Kar). More will be arriving soon. The patterns have been approved by Jms and WB for sale.
"The new issue hit newsstands today, and it's a really good one, definitely kicks both ass and the arc into high gear."
"They've slotted September for the first issue of Midnight Nation under the Joe's Comics imprint. (I've turned in the first script, and Gary Frank is doing the pencils even as we speak)."
My local comic book shop still has some of the back issues of Rising Stars. If you need any,
let me know and I can pick them up for you. He has #3, #5, #6 especially, but may have others.
I'm giving two or three presentations plus showing the bloopers. Those are always very enjoyable. My behind the scenes presentation is starting to look like some old home movies! Should be fun!
We have our first submissions. Check out Art Gallery.
** If you don't have any luck finding a copy, drop me a note and I'll pick up a copy for you.
If you want me to pick up a copy for you, let me know now!
"Yes, I'm going to be at the Wizard Chicago Comic Convention (formerly Chicago Comic Con) -- August 4-6 -- to talk about Rising Stars, Joe's Comics, and any other projects that I can talk about at that time."
JMS will also be at GenCon -- August, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (information on the conventions can be found on the con calendar.)
Claudia Christian will be doing a special signing at JumpGate, a science fiction store in Portsmouth, NH July 6-7. For more information, visit Jumpgate's website at www.jumpgatelink.com. Hector Diaz is the owner and a great guy.
Carrie Dobro is appearing in "Communicating Doors" at the American Heartland Theatre, 2450 Grant Avenue, Kansas City, MO. Call 816-842-9999 for details.
Evan Chen has his own MP3 site at http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/113/alien_ear.html.
Bruce Boxleitner's episode of "Outer Limits" will air on June 30.
Speaking of Bruce, he recently celebrated his 50th birthday! Congrats, Bruce! A few fans got together and created a webpage for this special day. Happy Birthday, Bruce!.
Here's a recent not from JMS on the subject:
As an aside to folks in general...mail to the cast should these days be sent via their respective fan clubs. As folks have scattered to the four winds, it's become increasingly difficult for the B5 fan club to track people down and get mail to them, and there are often long delays. And we don't really have the staff to handle a lot of this stuff.
JMS' mail can be sent to:
14431 Ventura Boulevard, PMB 260
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
The Fan Club has most of the back issues of the magazine over at
www.thestation.com in The Emporium. Issues #22 and #23 have been added to the listing of available issues. They also have the much sought
after Issue #1, Volume #1. So be sure to check out ISN and see what magazines you still need to complete your set.
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.
On the first Sunday of each 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.
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.
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 #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".
This is always a good one to get in responses -- since just about anything can remind you of Babylon 5 or Crusade! Garibaldi's Pizza Shop is wonderful! Send in your responses to either The Zocalo or email@example.com.. You can also post your comments on the message board at www.isnnews.net/board. Follow this link to Current Discussion Topic page.
Theodore Bikel - May 2
Michael O'Hare - May 6
Stephen Furst - May 8
Melissa Gilbert-Boxleitner - May 8
Bruce Boxleitner - May 12
Andreas Katsulas - May 18
Doug Wise - May 21
Douglas Netter - May 23
Paul Winfield (Gen. Franklin) - May 22
Roy Dotrice (Frederick Lantze) - May 26
Harlan Ellison - May 27
For significant dates in Babylon 5/Crusade history, visit the new History Page to get all the information on what happened during May! This is an extract from Terry Jones' wonderful Babylon 5 Chronology.
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.
Good news for Tye. She will be a guest at Shore Leave this year!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and let's chat!
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.!!!
Michael O'Hare, Stephen Austin, Peter David and I have been removed from the guest list. Majel Roddenberry, Richard Arnold and Mojo's names have been taken off as well. I've gotten a couple of notes explaining what happened at the website -- too easy to point fingers! Bottom line is that no guest should be listed at a convention site unless there is clear negotiations underway or a contract is in hand!
Ranger Ed has passed along additional information about the Hollywood Expo, June 24-25, 2000; Plano, TX. Bob Krimmer has been added to the roster of guests for Saturday and Sunday.
As a special Expo bonus, Ms Christian and Mr Krimmer will perform the very funny comedy "Hate Mail". (performed Saturday evening at 7:30pm after the convention closes) A portion of the ticket sales will benefit Operation Christmas Child. OCC provides gifts to children who have no toys. In a time where we celebrate collecting toys, its nice to ensure that children around the world will receive their very first present. Advance tickets are $19.95. If any tickets remain, they will be higher at the door. Come see what these guys do best, ACT, and for what Robert Krimmer calls, "a hilarious evening of silliness". Also we will be hosting the Southwest Regional Championship tournament for the Babylon 5 Collectible Card Game on Saturday with players from all over the region coming to play. In addition, we will be having demos of the B5CCG on Sunday for anyone who wants to give it a try but never has.
Going to the convention and have an extra day or so to spend in the area? Jeff Miller (Agamemcon programming & webmaster) is wondering who would like to go out to Disney in a group!!! If you are interested, contact Jeff at email@example.com.
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 .
There are some great shots of Jerry Doyle and Jeff Conaway at the Star Trek Grand Slam convention in Pasadena, March 31-April 2 on the Creation Entertainment web site.
New photos of Peter Woodward at the Pittsburgh ComiCon! Thanks Ranger Mac for sending them along.
Ranger Teri has sent along some photos of Claudia at the Vulkon convention in Florida. Pop over to the Photo Gallery and have a look-see.
If you have experiences you'd like to share -- or photos -- send them along. We'd love to see/read them.
POSTPONED! Guest: Tracy Scoggins, Wortham (Bob) Krimmer
For more information, visit their website at www.tachycon.com.
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.
6:00am 43 TNT Babylon 5 - The War Prayer
6:00am 43 TNT Babylon 5 - And the Sky Full of Stars
6:00am 43 TNT Babylon 5 - Deathwalker
6:00am 43 TNT Babylon 5 - Believers
6:00am 43 TNT Babylon 5 - Survivors
6:00am 43 TNT Babylon 5 - By Any Means Necessary
6:00am 43 TNT Babylon 5 - Signs and Portents
6:00am 43 TNT Babylon 5 - TKO
Take care and I look forward to hearing from you.
Sandra Bruckner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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