Welcome to our 200 new subscribers. This section will serve as an orientation for those who are new to the fold. If you are an old-timer, go ahead and skip ahead to the meat of the issue.
This electronic newsletter is published every other month. It is sent to you automatically and free of charge. This is the July/August issue (yes, a little late). The next issue will be out in October.
In addition to this newsletter, the Ed Wasser Fan Club also has web site. The web site, after many months of promise and hype, really is about to get some nice new things on it. You can check it out at www.catalog.com/wasser.
People always ask how they can contact Ed. He can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sometimes he takes awhile to respond as he travels frequently and is often filming something.
The Ed Wasser Fan Club (EWFC) has no dues, is fully supported and authorized by Ed Wasser, and its members (you) are called Associates.
I think that covers the basics. Enjoy the issue, and check out the back
issues (all with interviews with Ed) on the web site.
(Below is the part of an ongoing interview with Ed. It will be continued in every issue of the EWFCN.)
Talk about energy! Cons are great. The fans are absolutely wonderful. I enjoy meeting the fans face-to-face, shaking their hands, and letting them know how much I appreciate them. It is very flattering that the fans take time out from their busy schedules and go to a con to show their support. I am very thankful for the fan base.
It's very flattering when someone stops me on the street and makes the effort to say that they appreciate my work and my contribution to the show. I suppose if I was interrupted during dinner with my girlfriend or some special occasion with my family I would hope that they would be respectful of my private time.
I love playing the villain because it's the opposite of who I am in my life. Playing the villain is the only opportunity I get to be a real jerk and get away with it.
Shiloh was the first female in my life that I was able to make a commitment to, and all I have to do is feed her and walk her, and of course give her lots of love. In return all I get back is LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. I guess what I'm saying is she taught me how to be responsible to someone other than myself.
Yes, I would definitely get behind the camera some day and be a producer and direct. But at the present time, my only focus is acting.
I remember when I was 11 years old, and I was on the all-star little league, and the umpire made a hideous call, and I argued with him to the point where he kicked me out of the ballpark. There my parents were in the stands watching me. As I was reluctantly leaving the ball park, I noticed a big, huge tree right behind my team's dug out that was on the other side of the fence, which was officially outside the ballpark. The branches were so huge that they hung over the ballpark and extended over the first base line. I climbed up that tree and crawled all the way out on a limb to hang over the first base line and taunted that umpire for the rest of the game, and he couldn't do a thing about it because I was officially out of the ball park. It was that day that I learned how to be an asshole, and how to completely humiliate my parents, boy what a fun day that was.
The one I just shot and I can't tell you a thing about it, so stay tuned for the season four opener. You're gonna love it.
I wouldn't change a thing about Morden. I'm really pleased with the group effort of JMS, my acting coach, and my own personal instincts. If I had to start from scratch, I would trust the same channels.
Acting is my career, and I welcome any roles that challenge me. If I get offers from other Science Fiction shows, I would consider the part and make my decision based on that.
We will be adding to this section every issue to give you more background about Ed. (Observant readers will notice that my questions jump all over the map. These are primarily for fun and to try to do what is hard to do in a newsletter, really let you get a sense of the little things that makes a person what they are.)
Biggest phobia as a child:
My mother finding the bouger patch between the wall and my bed.
Biggest phobia now:
My mom sending me that bouger patch.
Favorite flavor of ice cream:
Whatever flavor my girlfriend picks for me works.
Thing you want to be remembered for when you are dead:
The relationships I have built up here on earth, and my contribution to society.
Favorite place in NY:
Tavern on the Green is pretty nice, it's in Central Park.
Favorite restaurant in LA:
Inn of the 7th Ray in Topanga Canyon
Finish the sentence: "Once I laughed so hard that _":
I cried and peed in my pants, and then my sister stopped tickling me (I was eight at the time).
What means the most to you:
Being at peace with myself and happiness.
The next convention Ed has booked is Stellar Occasion 3 near Dallas the
week between Christmas and New Years. For the whole story, point your browser
Also, look for Ed in an upcoming episode of Sliders.
I want to share a prayer written by St. Francis of Assisi seven hundred years ago. If I could make an impact on the world, this is the lesson that I would love to plant in everyone's heart.
"Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life."
Also, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the fans for their support in both requesting my newsletter and coming out to the conventions to support me and Babylon 5.
I would especially like to thank James Reese for his extraordinary contribution and expertise with the Ed Wasser web-site.
Not forgetting Byron and Sharon Reese for their labor of love, hard work and dedication in bringing me closer to my fans.
First, last issue's contest results:
Time for another top 10 list:
We want to build a top 10 list out of your submissions. Morden is known far and wide as the most evil force in the universe. He is also known for his smile, as charming and as evil as it is.
What we want to know are the top 10 things Morden is smiling about. Did he buy stock in Netscape at $15 a share? Does he imagine everyone he is talking to is naked? Why does he smile so?
So send us your top 10 entry - send as many as you like. We will build a list with the 10 best and whoever submits the one selected as #1 will win a personalized, autographed picture of Ed.
And the winner (and nine runner ups):
And the number one reason Morden is smiling:
Our winner of the personalized and autographed Morden pic is Mike Smithwick, with our number one entry. Congrats Mike. Email us to find out how to get your prize.
Now, for contest number 6:
Morden's Theme Song
If Morden were to have a theme song, what would it be? Send title and artist to email@example.com. Usual time, usual prize. One extra rule: Anyone who submits "Me and My Shadow" will be executed.
Contrary to the rumors you may hear, we are not on the lam from the law. You can contact us. To subscribe, email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Conversely, when you have had enough, email@example.com will do the trick. If you want to contribute anything, we will most likely print it, assuming it pertains to Ed, Morden, Shadows, B5 (i.e. doesn't ramble on about how Independence Day didn't make any sense - we know that). Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters to Ed are also welcome, and you have his word that they will all be read and answered by him. Ed's email is, you guessed it, email@example.com. There is a web page for us at: http://www.catalog.com/wasser. It is growing, so be patient. Contest submissions are sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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