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Haven't seen Issue #8 yet, but it should be out shortly.
In the meantime, I've put together a webpage for Damian. You can find it at Damian London. His resume is extensive -- and I'm sure we hear him all the time in commercials and are just not aware that it's his voice!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. That is all that is necessary. If you have trouble subscribing to the group, drop a note to email@example.com and you can be added directly to the listing.
Rising Stars #0
(W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Keu Cha (I) Jason Gorder (C) Liquid!
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!
Retailer Note: This special Rising Stars #0 issue will ship with an all new cover by artist Keu Cha.
FC 32 pages $2.50
Rising Stars #8
(W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Christian Zanier (I) Livesay (C) Nelson
The conclusion of the "Things Fall Apart" three-part story sets the stage for all out warfare between various factions of the Specials, as the world looks on with horror at what they have created. Be a part of history as the first major story arc of Rising Stars concludes here!
FC 32 pages $2.50
Coming in July 2000:
Available in two different editions:
Rising Stars #1/2 Signed (Christian Zanier)
Rising Stars #1/2 (unsigned)
Description: This item is not in stock yet, it is expected to arrive in July, but you can order this item now and we'll ship it as soon as it comes in.
A rising fan base is pushing Rising Stars up the top-seller chart. Now a new story revealing more information on the colorful characters of the series is on it’s way in Rising Stars 1/2! Written by series creator and writer J. Michael Straczynski and illustrated by series penciler Christian Zanier, this all-new issue is solidly entrenched in the regular storyline and sheds new light on Rising Stars’ many mysteries. And as if being a new addition to this hot series weren’t enough, we’re also offering a signed version bearing the signature of Christian Zanier. This is one issue no collector of the series will want to miss!
RISING STARS #1 B&W EDITION
(W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Keu Cha (I) Jason Gorder
Top Cow is pleased to present the next edition of the Black and White series. Revisit this epic tale written by J. Michael Straczynski that begins when a celestial event occurs in a small town that will change the inhabitants' lives forever. With beautifully rendered artwork by Keu Cha (Witchblade) and Jason Gorder.
FC 32 pages $2.50
RISING STARS #9
(W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Christian Zanier (I) Livesay (C)Brett Evans
With cover by guest artist Gary Frank (Kin), the one year anniversary of this wildly popular comic book begins the second act of the Rising Stars story (issues 9-16). This story arc jumps ahead in time to see the effects of full-scale conflict between many of the Rising Stars. In the first act of this series, the world shaped our characters...now, our characters begin to shape the world, and the world may not be very happy about those changes.
FC 32 pages
TOP COW BOOKS SHIPPING IN AUGUST 2000
RISING STARS PRELUDE
(W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Keu Cha
Available for the first time inked and in full color, revisit this first glimpse story of the hottest new book of 1999, RISING STARS, created and written by J. Michael Straczynski, the creator of BABYLON 5 and CRUSADE. Predating issue 1 this story features Pyre and includes a brand new cover.
FC 32 pages $2.50
RISING STARS #10
(W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Christian Zanier (I) Livesay (C)Brett Evans
This story takes place years after the first eight issues. Many of the Specials are running rampant now, taking revenge or setting up their own little empires, while a few still try to stop them. All the normal people were afraid of what the specials might one day become. That day has arrived.
FC 32 pages $2.95
TOP COW BOOKS SHIPPING IN SEPTEMBER 2000
RISING STARS #11
(W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Christian Zanier (I) Livesay (C ) Brett Evans
As the saga of Rising Stars continues, the Specials are seriously raging out of control. Whatever ties they once had are being unraveled. Sides have been chosen and in their minds, this battle will not end with survivors. The safety of Earth is being jeopardized with every minute that passes.
FC 32 pages $2.50
"It's a contemporary story that doesn't really fit most categories...maybe magic realism comes closest, dark fantasy maybe...it sets some of the tropes of the dark fantasy genre against a modern setting, with a police officer on a quest to recover something taken from him, a search which shows him a side of the country usually not seen, the hidden doors and secret places only glimpsed out of the corner of the eye...."
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 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. The signing benefits victims of domestic violence. 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.
This Sunday, 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.
Send in your responses to either The Zocalo or firstname.lastname@example.org.. You can also post your comments on the message board at www.isnnews.net/board. Follow this link to Current Discussion Topic 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
June 11 - Adrienne Barbeau (Amanda Carter)
Mike Vejar - June 25
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. He 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!
Artist John Cook has some interesting toons at ToonZone . Do you have a punchline for the Cartagia toon? Visit Toon Zone and submit your ideas.
Got toons? Want to share them? Drop me a line at email@example.com 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
June 2-4, 2000; Chicago, IL
Guest: Richard Biggs, Mary Kay Adams
For more information, visit their website at http://www.sfedora.com or send an e-mail note to email@example.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 - Signs and Portents
6:00am 43 TNT Babylon 5 - TKO
6:00am 43 TNT Babylon 5 - The Grail
6:00am 43 TNT Babylon 5 - Eyes
6:00am 43 TNT Babylon 5 - Legacies
6:00am 43 TNT Babylon 5 - A Voice in the Wilderness - Part 1
6:00am 43 TNT Babylon 5 - A Voice in the Wilderness - Part 2
6:00am 43 TNT Babylon 5 - Babylon Squared
Take care and I look forward to hearing from you.
Sandra Bruckner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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