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The uk.media.tv.sf.x-files FAQ v4.05 (6/7) (April 1997)


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Last-modified: 31 March 1997
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 Part 6 of The UK TXF FAQ

TXF UK Convention: MancheXter '97

 "MancheXter '97 is the UNOFFICIAL UK X-Files Convention to be held on
the weekend of 5- 6 July 1997.

 The Venue has been chosen: Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester.

 Confirmed Guests include: Jerry Hardin (played Deep Throat), Jane
Goldman (Author of 'The X-Files Book of the Unexplained'), Nick Pope
(real-life Fox Mulder working for the Uk Government), Kevin J Anderson
(author of 'Ground Zero' and 'Ruins'), Rebecca Moesta (Kevin's wife, and
author of numerous Star Wars novels), Stephen Mera & Alica Leigh
(Manchester paranormal investigators), and Jenny Randles (UK
UFOlogist)..
 Note: The Guests' appearance are subject to other commitments.

 Events include: Speeches, Autographing sessions, Q&A panels, Formal
dinner, Video showings, Treasure Hunt, Live Role Playing, Disco, Play,
Merchandise Stalls, Blind Date/Singles bar, Quizzes and a whole lot of
other malarky.

Tickets and Prices

 REGISTERING AFTER 31 DECEMBER 1996
Type One Day Price Both Days Price
Adult (16+) UKP25.00 UKP30.00
Concession (Student/OAP) UKP17.50 UKP23.00
Junior (11-16) One Day = UKP12.50 UKP15.00
Volunteer (Staff) One Day = UKP12.50 UKP15.00
Family/Group* One Day = UKP57.50 UKP75.00
Supporting UKP5.00

 More details available by accessing Lee Staniforth's pages,
[http://www.xfiles.org.uk/xfiles/con/] here, which are maintained by
Tony Spalding

About EROS Voting

Episode Rating Opinion System

 The popular EROS system run by Mark Woodward for the group allows UK
readers to vote for each X-Files episode. Following the latest showings
on UK television there are weekly postings of the results. Voting in the
system could not be easier, simply mail to vote@shakaar.demon.co.uk with
your full name and a mark out of ten (to one decimal place). In the
subject header type "XF :" and the name of the episode you are voting
for.

 Voting is open for the entire of the first season and up to the current
BBC episode of the second season. If you wish to catch up you can vote
for a large number of episodes in one post by putting "XF : Assorted" as
the title, just  make sure to include you name and make it clear which
mark goes with which episode.

 Results are posted each Sunday and are also available throughout the
week at the official EROS web site -
[http://www.csv.warwick.ac.uk/~msuej/]
http://www.csv.warwick.ac.uk/~msuej/

 Remember don't delay, vote today.

 [EROS is also used in the UK Star Trek group uk.media.tv.sf.startrek]

IRC

 IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a network of servers set up specifically
to pass messages between people in real time i.e. so they can 'chat'.The
three largest IRC networks are EFNet (mostly American users), EuroNet
(mostly European users) and Undernet (worldwide use). All these networks
have at least one X-Files related chat channel (channel = a group of
people talking about a specific subject) usually named #x-files or
#xfiles.

  You can connect to IRC using a Telnet client though a dedicated IRC
client is preferable. Sample IRC server addresses follow for the above
three networks:

EFNet      irc.ais.net 6667
Euronet    irc.demon.co.uk 6667
           stork.doc.ic.ac.uk 6667 (students try this)
Undernet   uk.undernet.org 6667

  Once connected you can join a channel by typing "/join " so to join
#x-files you would enter "/join #x-files". Typing "/quit" will terminate
your IRC session. Consult your service provider (or system manager) if
you need more information on connecting to IRC.

Merchandise

*Clothing and Miscellaneous*

 There is a varied range of licensed merchandise available for TXF:

 *  Baseball caps
 *  Mugs:
 *  T-shirts (many different designs on back and front)
 *  Polo Shirt
 *  Embroidered leather jacket (only in the U.S.A. and expensive!)
 *  Wool Jacket (expensive but very nice! U.S.A.)
 *  Warm, comfy embroidered thermal button-up top
 *  Embroidered black fleece top
 *  Posters (many designs):
 *  The 1997 X-FILES Calendar can be previewed [http:www.webcom.com/pix]
here
 *  Analogue TXF watch - Priced 24.99UKP. Includes a very nice pencil
case-like box!

 *  TXF Clock - Priced 13.99UKP. Quartz, with red, forboding X-logo and
"The Truth Is Out There" text.

 *  Bookmarks - set of 6 available. (6UKP)
 *  X-Files Lapel Pin (Metal) - X-Files Logo in the center. Surrounded
by X-Files' "The Truth Is Out There."
 *  X-Files metal Lapel Pins: various designs.
 *  X-Files 1997 Desk Diary.
 *  Scripts.
 *  Keyrings.
 *  Mousemats.
 *  X-Files Magnet.
 *  Limited Edition Piper Maru Magnet.
 *  Bookplates.
 *  Maps.
 *  Film Cels.
 *  Wallet Cards.

 In the U.K., the licenced clothing (T-shirts, baseball caps, polo and
sweatshirts) is ditributed by Network Ltd, and they have a small
brochure available which is present in The X-Files videos.
Network Ltd, PO Box 10, London. SW19 3TW.
Tel: (0181) 543 123

 Most of the T-shirts are readily available in music stores (HMV,
Virgin) as well as mail order.

 Other main U.K. merchandise sources are:
 Forbidden Planet, 71-75 New Oxford Street, London. WC1A 1DG.
(Mail Order by telephone: (0171) 497 2150).
Other FP branches in: Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Coventry,
Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Limerick, Newcastle, and
Nottingham.

 Escape Comic Books do now run a mail order system for X Files
merchandise, including photos and T-shirts. They are situated adjacent
to the Odeon Cinema.
 Escape Comic Books, 7 Cheapside, Reading, Berkshire. RG1 7AG.
Tel: (01734) 575131.

 The Vintage Magazine Company, 39/43 Brewer Street, London, NW1.

 In Birmingham:
Nostalgia, 14-16 Smallbrook Queensway, City Centre, Birmingham.
Tel: (0121) 643 0143
Fax: (0121) 631 2684

 Andromeda Bookshop, 84 Suffolk Street, Queensway, Birmingham.
Tel: (0121) 643 1999

 In Sheffield:
 Sheffield Space Centre
The Last Picture Show, Sheffield MeadowHall Complex

 UK Mail Order:
Mailed Music and Video
Dept X, 15-16 Thomas Street, Chepstow. NP6 5DH.
Tel.: (01291) 621700

  (Apparently, they have the largest selection of TXF merchandise in the
UK.)

 Taken from TXF Comic Issue 11:
`British fans of TXF will be pleased to hear that there will soon be
special dedicated in-store "X-Files sites" in a number of high street
chains, specialising in books, videos and merchandise based upon the
cult show. The X-Files Bureau is the name of this store within a store.
The Bureau will have exclusive merchandise for the discerningX-Phile,
including a number of special projects for the launch. This will include
the often requested reprint of the very first issue of Manga's TXF
comic.'

 One mail order company outside the UK which is worth considering is
Starland, especially if you wish to acquire the mug unavailable in this
country. Starland is carrying a variety of officially-licensed T-shirts,
hats, posters, mugs, and magazines, all presented in a brochure called
"The X Factor!". A more general catalogue is available.

 Issue #2 is now available. e-mail your snail mail address to
starland@aol.com, with  in the subject heading.

 Web: [http://www.dash.com/netro/sho/starland.html]
http://www.dash.com/netro/sho/starland.html
Starland, P.O. Box 24590, Denver, CO 80224-2590. U.S.A.
Tel: (00) 1-800-733-8735 (International Rate applies)
Fax: (00) 1-303-671-0302
E-mail: starland@aol.com

 Starland also have an Australian branch that is also worth looking up.
Check out [http://www.powerup.com.au/~starland/xfiles.htm]
http://www.powerup.com.au/~starland/xfiles.htm

 Starland frequently posts merchandise information (like order numbers)
to alt.tv.x-files, and if you are on AOL, they can of course be e-mailed
at their address for this info. Orders can also be sent via e-mail.  For
people in the UK, Starland charge a 5 dollar handling charge, offer two
speeds of delivery (air or surface), and have an excellent customer
service, often replacing damaged goods without any need to return them!
(Starland want to 'believe' in people!).

Other US 'Merchandise' Stores...

 [http://www.thexstore.com] Netstores Inc. THE X-STORE is the first
online store devoted to the best show on television, The X-Files.  It
guarantees to offer anything and everything related to The X-Files, The
Paranormal and UFO's.  It purports to be the Largest Selection of
X-Files Merchandise on the Net!

 E-mail Orion Enterprisesyour name & physical (snail mail) address for a
free catalog of X-Files merchandise, including T-Shirts, Photos, Caps,
Bumper Stickers, Mugs, Scripts, Pins, Posters, Magnets, Jackets, Clocks,
Postcards and more.
 Trade inquiries are welcome.  Include your resale ID# for wholesale
terms and price list.

 Other Merchandise Shops:

 [http://www.gbposters.co.uk/gbp/film-i.html] Poster and Print Gallery

 [http://165.121.1.141/cgi-bin/mma.x/index.html] Movie Madness
Merchandise - Merchandise for X-Philes and others.

 Delphi is also selling a different group of official X Files
merchandise through their X Files Special Interest Group, run by
Creation Entertainment.

*Photos*

 Over 80 Official Photos are available in colour and black and white.
Poster blow-ups of the photos can be obtained.S&P Parker have a large
number of photos depicting The X-Files, and Gillian Anderson and David
Duchovny individually.
Many others are doubtless available.

 S&P Parker's Movie Market, The Medleycott Centre, Milbourne Port,
Sherborne, Dorset. DT9 5BA.
Tel: (01963) 251199
Creditcard Hotline: (01963) 250454
 Apparently, you can obtain a signed photo of Gillian Anderson and David
Duchovny individually if you write to the following addresses (I have
not yet tried this):

 Gillian Anderson
c/o 250 N. Robertson Blud,
#518 Beverly Hills 90211
USA

 David Duchovny
c/o 110-555 Brooks Bank Blud
#10, No. Vancouver BC V7J 355
Canada

 If you include an IRC (International Reply Coupon) with your request
(two for a speedier reply ;), then you should receive a reply.

*Trading Cards*

 Topps have finally made available Season One of The X-Files trading
cards, selling at 0.75-1.75UKP per packet of 9 cards (8 regular and 1
special).  A complete regular set costs around 18.00UKP.There are 72
regular cards, 72 Parallel cards ("The Truth Is Out There" is printed in
a silver strip), 6 Etched cards, and 4 Chromium cards.

 Season Two and Three trading cards are also available.

 Topps are also releasing the X-Files Mastervision 30 art cards, sized
approx. 6x8 inches, that are suitable for framing.

*Phonecards*

 There are 2 series of TXF phonecards, 5 cards worth 5 units each, to
collect, all of them limited edition. They are published by Broadsystem
Venture Ltd.They cost 8.95UKP each, or a full 5-card set at 39.95UKP.
Post & Packing is an additional 1.00UKP.

 Series 1 Designs:

 * Electro-static ball
 * Kirlean-type hand
 * Paranormal Activity
 * Mulder & Scully with X-Files logo
 * Screaming Face

 Series 2 Designs:

 * Deep Throat
 * Anasazi
 * EndGame
 * Squeeze
 * Agents Scully and Mulder

 Details (also available in Issue 18 of TXF Comic):

 The X-Files Phonecards
PO Box 1803
London
NW1 8NQ

 Information Hotline: 0990 200680
Creditcard Hotline: 0990 200685
Fax: (0171) 284 5200

*Music*

 Warner Bros. Records is releasing "Songs In The Key of X (Music from
and inspired by The X-Files)," on March 26th.

 [http://www.wbr.com/x-files] Music in the key of XMusic from and
inspired by The X-Files Warner Bros. Records, USA

 The track listing is as follows:

 1.  Mark Snow - "The X-Files Theme"
2.  Soul Coughing - "Unmarked Helicopters"
3.  Sheryl Crow - "On The Outside"
4.  Foo Fighters - "Down In The Park"
5.  R.E.M. with William S. Burroughs - "Star Me Kitten"
6.  Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - "Red Right Hand"
7.  Filter - "Thanks Bro"
8.  Frank Black - "Man Of Steel"
9.  Meat Puppets - "Unexplained"
10. Danzig - "Deep"
11. Screamin' Jay Hawkins - "Frenzy"
12. Elvis Costello and Brian Eno - "My Dark Life"
13. Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper - "The Hands Of Death (Burn, Baby, Burn)"
14. PM Dawn - "If You Never Say Goodbye" [lyrics by Chris Carter]
15. PM Dawn - "The X-Files Theme" (Remix)

 Warner Bros. records released "Songs In The Key of X (Music from and
inspired by The X-Files)" on Tuesday, March 26th 1996.

 The theme of TXF has been released in the UK by Mark Snow as a single
and reached No.2 in the singles charts. Various remixes are probably
available.

 The Mark Snow soundtrack album, "The truth and The Light", is finally
released as of 30 September 1996. It will contain themes from the
series, along with snippets of Mulder and Scully dialogue:

 Track Listing
Track Title 				Translation
Introitus: Praeceps Transisto Spatium 	The Beginning - Quickly Across
								the Void
Materia Primoris: The X-Files Theme 	First File - The X-Files Theme
Raptus 					Abduction
Adflatus 				Sea Breeze (One Breath?)
Deverbero 				Thrashing
Cantus Excio  				Rousing Song
Mercutura 				Merchandise
Lamenta 				Lamentation
Insequi 				Pursuit
Otium 					Peace
Dubitatio 				Uncertainty
Iter 					The Walk
Progigno De Axis 			Bring Forth from the Heavens
Carmen Amatorium Ex Arcanum 		Secret Song From Loved Ones
Facetus Malum 				Graceful Evil
Memoria 				Remembering
Mitis Lumen 				Soft Light
Fides Fragilis 				Fragile Faith
Exoptare Ex Veritas 			Desire for the Truth
Kyrie 					Authority/The Truth (??)

 More details [http://www.wbr.com/marksnow/cmp/album.html] here




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