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It seems the Warrior Princess will never die (good news to those of us who still haven’t gotten over the series finale). This was supposed to be the last year the Annual Xena: Warrior Princess Convention would be held, but fan outcry caused its organizers to relent, and it’s official: there will be a Xena Con 2013. After that, who knows?
Stars Lucy Lawless (Xena) and Renee O’Connor (Gabrielle) are appearing this weekend, along with fan favorites Hudson Leick (Callisto), Adrienne Wilkinson (Eve/Livia), writer/producer Steven Sears, writer Katherine Fugate (Army Wives, Valentine’s Day, The Prince and Me), Claire Stansfield (Alti), Jacqueline Kim (Lao Ma), Brittney Powell (Brunhilda), and more. AfterEllen.com photographer KT Jorgensen is wielding her cameras on our behalf, as she has for the last four years (All images used with permission. Copyright 2012 by KT Jorgensen. All rights are reserved).
Sears was not only a writer and producer for the show, he’s probably the biggest Xena/Gabrielle shipper who ever lived. He led things off with his dog, Julian, in his lap, thus ensuring that all lesbians everywhere will love him forever. Smart guy. Cute dog.
Adrienne Wilkinson, who could not look less like Xena’s daughter Eve/Livia, was up next. She showed a clip from Venice: The Series in which she plays Adrienne, and talked about her recently wrapped film The American Failure. She thanked the audience for being part of her life and enriching it.
David Franklin (Brutus), film editor Rob Field, and Ted Raimi (Joxer) came next, and then the sex-on-heels roller coaster ride that is a Hudson Leick (Callisto) con appearance.