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Babylon 5 Station News - May 1997

by Denise Chochrek

Welcome to the ongoing gathering of Babylon 5 fans on the Aphelion. In the months ahead I hope to expand this area, but I will need your help. Let me know what you like or dislike, what is missing, and what you always wanted to know. Together I'm sure we will make this a great place to visit.
-- Denise


The Lurker's Guide has moved! Make sure and change your bookmarks.

New address:

http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/lurker.html


Episodes

The following schedule is based on the Lurker's Guide. Please check your local listings, as various areas enjoy not being consistent.

GOODBYE RERUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 04/28/97 Lines of Communications
  • Mars mission continues
  • 05/05/97 Conflicts of Interests
  • Focus is on Garibaldi
  • 05/12/97 Rumors, Bargains and Lies
  • Delenn tries to avert a civil war
  • 05/19/97 Moments of Transition
  • Bester returns, also Scott Adams (Dilbert) is a guest
  • 05/26/97 No Surrender, No Retreat
  • 06/02/97 The Exercise of Vital Powers
  • 06/09/97 The Face of the Enemy
  • 06/16/97 Intersections in Real Time
  • 10/??/97 Between the Darkness and the Light
  • 10/??/97 Endgame

    SPIN-OFFS SET FOR 1998-1999

    • Babylon 5: In the Beginning - covers the Earth-Minbari War
    • Thirdspace
    • The Babylon Project: Crusade - kicks off the spin-off (hopefully)

    Heard on the Net

    In answer to the favorite question......we still don't know. But the latest news is that an answer will be forth coming in June. Watch the WB page for the latest news.

    There is a poll underway in order to create the 1998 Babylon 5 calendar. If you want to vote for your favorite characters and/or episodes check out

  • http://www.code7r.com. If you haven't heard the epidose "Severed Dreams" has been nominated for a Hugo Award! Way to go JMS.

    Also, I saw on the Zocalo that B5 won the Space Frontier Foundation Award for Best Vision of the Future, and an award from the American Cinema Foundation for presentation of values in a dramatic television series.

    The Official B5 Web Site fininshed its poll and here are the winners:

    • Favorite 1st Season Episode: Babylon Squared
    • Favorite 2nd Season Episode: The Coming of Shadows
    • Favorite 3rd Season Episode: Z'ha'dum
    • Favorite 4th Season Episode: Into the Fire
    • Favorite Villain: Bester
    • Favorite Character: G'Kar
    • Favorite Species: Minbari
    • Best Special Effects: Into the Fire
    • Best Costume: B5 Command Staff
    • Best Ships: Ranger/White Star
    • Favorite Guest Star: Walter Koenig
    If you are looking for B5 color pictures (8x10 or 11x14) you can contact:

    	Mark Marmor

    The Omega Zone

    577 Grand St., Suite 705

    New York, NY 10002

    212-677-9375

    212-255-8612 - fax
    He is still working on his web site.

    Here are some URLs when searching for merchandise

    • http://ww.bab.com/pegasus/b5merch.html Pegasus Publishing
    • http://www.viamall.com/moviemadness/babylon5.html Movie Madness
    • http://www.halcyon.com/uncomyn/b5.html#b5 Uncomyn Gifts

    Conventions


    • Tra La La Con
    • April 26-27 @ Los Angeles CA
    • Guests include: JMS
    • info: LASFS Clubhouse, (818) 760-9234

    • MarCon 32
    • May 9-11 @ Columbus, OH
    • Guests include: JMS
    • info: email: info@marcon.org

    • Sci-Fi Cruise
    • May 13-23 @ leaving Tampa Bay, FL
    • Guests include: Mira Furlan
    • info: http://www.eject.com/startrek/stce

    • ThunderCon 7
    • May 30-31, June 1@ Oklahoma City, OK
    • Guests include: Richard Biggs
    • info: Michael Moery (405) 692-7035
    • http://ThunderCon.okc.ok.us

    • Dragon*Con
    • June 26-29 @ Atlanta, GA
    • Guests include: George Johnsen (who is bringing bloopers), Peter David
    • info: Dirk Loedding (770) 623-6321
    • http://www.dragoncon.org

    • Westercon
    • July 3-6 @ Seattle, WA
    • Guests include: JMS
    • info: P.O. Box 283, Seattle WA 98111

    • Toronto Trek XI
    • July 18-20 @ Toronto, CAN
    • Guests include: Claudia Christian
    • info: http://www.interlog.com/~kcozens/ttrek

    • Stellar Summer Media & Comics Expo
    • August 1-3 @ Harvey Hotel-Addison (Dallas, TX suburb)
    • Guests: Mira Furlan, Peter David (screenwriter)
    • info: http://www.cyberramp.net/~phoenix

    • Starquest '97
    • August 28 - Sept. 1 @ San Jose, CA (San Jose Red Lion Hotel)
    • Guest include: Still working on this one, hoping to have some B5 people.
    • info: http://www.starquest.org/

    • Rising Star
    • October 10-12 @ Glenvar High School, just outside of Roanoke, VA
    • Guests include Rick Biggs, and maybe Pat Tallman

    • FarPoint
    • October 10-12 @ Hunt Valley, MD
    • Guests include: Mira Furlan
    • info: http://www.erols.com/sfcon

    If you hear of ones I've missed, let me know and I'll throw them in.


    Fan Clubs

    I've been running into fan clubs, so I thougt I would post them. If you have others you would like to post, let me know at dcsnowball@earthlink.net.


    • The Mira Furlan Fan Club
    • http://www.geocities.com/~mira_furlan/

    • The Jeff Conaway Fan Club
    • 8330 Silvan Wind Lane
    • Houston, TX 77040-1412
    • CeSpaceMuz@aol.com

    • DC B5 Fan Club
    • contact: Tammy Metz http:www/tjhsst.edu/!tmetz/dcb5/dcb5fc.html

    • USS Arcturus
    • contact: Myron Rumsey email: arcturus@servtech.com

    • Maryland Group (meet in the northern Silver Spring/Gurtonsville area)
    • contact: Laura Appelbaum @ maybe@connext.net

  • Pittsburgh, PA group contact Karen at Tardis Gal@aol.com
    • Pacific Northwest Babylon 5 Mailing List contact John Francis at
    • jnf@infomatch.com

    • German Babylon 5 Fanclub
    • Daniela Ricci
    • Mindenerstr.7
    • 40227 Dusseldorf
    • Germany
    • email: wizart@NetCologne.de

    Web Sites


    • http://www.babylon5.com
    • http://www.hyperion.com/lurk/
    • http://www.nauticom.net/www/babylon/
    • http://www.thestation.com/
    • http://www.drn.zippo.com/
    • http://tarski.phil.indiana.edu/~fiona/babylon5/KOSH/page.html
    • http://www.highfiber.com/~katana/
    • http://www.math.washington.edu/~lking/b-five.html
    • http://www.bluemoon.net/~lev/home.html
    • http://www.mbay.net/~notguilt/ancmain.htm
    • http://www.geocities.com/Paris/7245/index2.html

    Newsgroups


    • alt.tv.babylon-5
    • rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated
    • alt.babylon5.uk

    I know there are a lot of other groups out there. E-mail the names to me and I'll add them to the list.

    Please e-mail updates and information to Denise Chochrek (dcsnowball@earthlink.net)


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