17 Jan 1998, Burbank Xena Con
Not only was this my first Xena (and Hercules...) con, it was my
first experience with seeing Hudson Leick live. I can safely say
that I now grasp the "Hudson Haze". She came out on stage in
a very sleek black strapless body suit and from the very first
strut, she owned the room. She vamped, she tramped, she camped,
and she was, from what I could see, having a great time. And so
were we all. Questions were met with the appropriate degree
of Callisto, playfulness, or thoughtful seriousness whenever
needed. Hudson was giving us a show, but the real Hudson was
right up there along side it all. Highlights, for me, were numerous
so I won't go into endless detail, but I will say that I left that
convention hall a new fan. What impressed me most about Hudson that
day, esp. from when I got my picture taken with her, was that she
was totally present with each individual with whom she interacted.
While we were posing for a photo, we had about 2 seconds to interact,
and I really felt she was there with me, instead of the "next, please"
that is so common (and also understandable) with celebrities amidst
large numbers of adoring fans. Thanks, Hudson :)
Scanning these didn't go as well as I wanted, so
the jpg's are fuzzier than the actual prints. I will be trying to
re-do these over time. The thumbnails are also only a small part of
the entire image, instead of just a shrunken version of the whole
shot. If you like the photos, please let me know. Enjoy!
Please note that all photographs are ©
Amy J. Putnam, unless otherwise indicated. Download is made available
for personal use only. Please do not display these on other web
pages. Links are fine (and will be reciprocated if you
know to where...). Thanks!
The photos below were taken on high speed film with available light.
So, they are a little bit grainier than the flash photos above,
though are still sharp.
Intro/index to Burbank '98 Con pages
Saturday, 17 Jan. |
Sunday, 18 Jan. |
Parties and people
Robert Trebor |
Danielle Cormack |
Hudson Leick |
Kevin Smith |