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CONVENTIONS

XENA 20th ANNIVERSARY CON - 2015

Plans are afoot for a 20th Anniversary Xena Convention in Auckland, New Zealand, 6-8 February 2015. It is being planned by Film-Events.com, and at this early date no details are available.


Renée O'Connor at Fantasy Con
in Salt Lake City, UT.

Sears, Wilkinson, and O'Connor at FantasyCon in Salt Lake City


2013 - XENITE CON - PARIS

Last year's Xenite Convention in Paris took place 26 & 27 October 2013, with guests Renée O'Connor, Hudson Leick, and Jennnifer Sky. G. Sanchez tweeted several photos from the convention, and two of them are below, along with a photo of Renée with photographer Frederic Monceau. Video from the convention is available on YouTube.

  • Frederic Monceau and Renee O'Connor Jennifer Sky - Paris 2013 Renee O'Connor and Hudson Leick - Paris 2013

  • 2014 BURBANK

    Renee O'Connor backstage at Xenacon 2014 - photo by Sharon Delaney

    Renee O'Connor, Stephen Sears, and Lucy Lawless

    Below is a picture of the Burbank 2014 costume parade, tweeted by Donna Cravens.

    Saturday's costume parade at Xenacon 2014

    GHOST TOWN FAN FICTION

    Cheyne Curry

    Cheyne Curry (author of Clandestine and The Tropic of Hunter) has posted a bit of fan fiction involving Renée O'Connor's character in Dean Teaster's Ghost Town. It's called Aces and Eights (The Ballad of Little Jack) and is "The story of Little Jack as seen through the crystal blue eyes of Madame Birdie?s prettiest prostitute."

    OBSCURUS LUPA

    Obscurus Lupa with chakram she got for Christmas 2013

    Obscurus Lupa, whose reviews of the film ALIEN APOCALYPSE and the Xena episode MARRIED WITH FISHSTICKS are on this website, did her review of AMERICAN NINJA 5 sitting in front of a Gabrielle poster. Lupa has also reviewed the INTERACTIVE XENA DVD'S.

    Night Game / Terror at London Bridge DVD set artwork

    NIGHT GAME DVD

    NIGHT GAME (1989), the first film in which Renée O'Connor appeared, is now available as part of a 2 DVD set. (The other film is TERROR AT LONDON BRIDGE (aka Bridge Across Time) with Adrienne Barbeau and David Hasselhof.) Amazon has it for $15.

    PAINTINGS

    Renée O'Connor's latest painting, Friend in Need Dragon, sold on eBay for $1,500. She said that the work (right) was inspired by the final episode of Xena, and proceeds will go to a documentary she is filming about her mentor, Mary Rocamora. Recently, O'Connor's painting Green Eyes (below right) sold on eBay for $1,425.00.

    The Friend in Need Dragon - painted by Renee O'Connor Green Eyes - Renee O'connor oil painting

    RENÉE ON ACTING

    "There are moments when you are acting when you have no separation from the character, and of course the goal is to have that all the time. I think it may be easier on some levels to do the theater because you can sustain this feeling longer without breaking in and out. I love these heightened moments in any capacity I can get them."
    - Renée O'Connor (AUSXIP interview)

    RENÉE IN CANNES

    Renee O'Connor, Kumari Bakhru, Dawn Higginbotham, and Maja Zimmerman

    O'Connor and friends at the Cannes premiere of David Cronenberg's MAPS TO THE STARS. Photo by Pina de Rosa.

    2014 XENA CALENDARS

    2014 Xena Calendars

    The official 2014 Xena Calendars can now be ordered from Creation Entertainment. We’ve Got Each Other contains "images of battle, laughter, friendship, fancy costumes, dips in the water, outtakes and an interesting theme for July" and Journey 6 follows the journeys of Xena and Gab through the second half of season six.

    HOW LUCY LAWLESS WOULD REVIVE XENA

    Speaking to Neil Reid of stuff.co.nz on 4 August, Lucy Lawless suggested this approach to a new Xena series:

    "In my dreams it would be that Renee and I, and Ted, who played Joxer, would come back and basically stick Xena's head back on her and go on a quest. At the end you introduce this new Warrior Princess, hand it over and let them run with it. So we could put the family back together, give the fans what they want, reinvigorate the brand and hand it on to a new generation."

    RENÉE O'CONNOR ON NETFLIX

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    XENA LINGERIE

    Xena - by TEENSY WEENSY WOMEN'S FETISH LINGERIE LUST by Teensy Weensy Women's Fetish Lingerie has named one of their creations Xena. The black version is marked down to $25, but the pink is still $76. (Did Xena ever wear anything pink?)

    XENA PORN PARODY

    XENA XXX, the parody by writer-director Jordan Septo, is available on DVD for $31.94. Xena is played by Phoenix Marie and Lexi Belle is Gabrielle. Other Xena characters depicted are Autolycus, Cupid, Ares, Aphrodite, Draco, and Alti. See opening credits below.

    AFTER ELLEN HOT 100

    In the After Ellen Hot 100 for 2013, Renée O'Connor is number 62. In 2012 she was number 87.

    THEATRE

    LOVE LETTERS

    Tim Omundson - Eli

    In 2003 O'Connor performed the A.R. Gurney play LOVE LETTERS, an epistolary chronicle of two characters' 50 year relationship, in London opposite Tim Omundson. Omundson was Eli (bringer of Christian Mythology) in XWP.

    MACBETH

    Macbeth art

    Renée O'Connor was Lady MacBeth in the Shakespeare by the Sea production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth from 27 June to 16 August 2002. It was directed by Anna Andersen (not the one who thought she was Anastasia). Patrick Vest was Macbeth. He also has written and performed a one-man show about Henry David Thoreau, and is now a member of the NEW AMERICAN THEATER Studio Ensemble. Kent Toussaint was Macduff. He was also Kent in ACCIDENTS DON'T HAPPEN, a 2000 film with Renée O'Connor.

    Renee O'Connor as Lady Macbeth

    XENA RADIO

    XENA RADIO is now online. The content is a mix of contemporary hits, bits of the soundtrack, original promos, and clips from the show. The DJ is Archangel Ron, "broadcasting Xenite favorites and Xena soundtrack music from the Olympian Studios in sunny Amphipolis!"

    RENÉE O'CONNOR'S
    FAVOURITE CHARITIES

    The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation is a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing burns and fires and providing services to those who have been affected by a burn injury.

    The Richstone Family Center helps parents to strengthen their knowledge, emotional control, and parenting skills to provide a safe environment for children in the home and the community and give children the tools to be healthy physically, socially and mentally.

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