XFN Exclusive – Gillian Anderson’s Interview at Toronto Fan Expo

In an XFN Exclusive, we bring you short and candid interview with the one and only, Gillian Anderson. This was taken during our coverage of the 2012 Toronto Fan Expo by our very own Roileigh Ollson. Camera credit goes to Melanie Rickert.



Thanks to the great Ms. Anderson and her PR team for giving us this opportunity.

September 10th – ‘X-Files’ Tweet-A-Thon

SeptTweetPicGood things come to those who wait; impatiently.

If you’re like us, you are probably thinking, “Where’s our green light?” Well, we thought we would give you something to do while you wait! Come out to Twitter with us on Monday, September 10th to celebrate the 19th Anniversary of The X-Files!

Not only will you show your love for Mulder and Scully, but you will show 20th Century Fox that this fandom is in it until we win it!

We’re headed back to Twitter for another XF3 campaign. Like last time, it will run from the moment the first time zone (New Zealand) hits midnight on September 10th until the last time zone (Hawaii) hits midnight on September 11th.

So wherever you are in the world, join us in tweeting for a third film! You can also tweet directly to Fox (@20thcenturyfox), too. Check out the guidelines below to help us make the biggest impact possible.

The Hashtags

If you were with us during our last Twitter event, this will be familiar to you. If not, grab a coke, pepsi, or saline IV and pay attention! In order to have the best possible chance to trend, we will be changing hashtags. Hashtags frequently trend if they are new and haven’t been used on Twitter yet. So throughout the day, when not in the trend windows (discussed below), we’ll be using the hashtag #XF3.

In addition, we will be holding THREE separate trending windows, using different hashtags at each event. Please refer to the chart for each specific hashtag and information for your time zone. Do NOT tweet any of the specific hashtags before the correct time, as this will reduce their effectiveness during their trend window.

Also note that Twitter only counts one hashtag per tweet so ONLY use one. It’s fine to use other keywords like Mulder, or Scully, but do not give them a #.

Your Twitter Account

If you have a private account, be sure you unlock the account and change your tweets to public, otherwise your tweets will not be counted towards trending. You can lock it again after the event. You may also want to have an extra Twitter account with the same settings in case you go over your tweet limit and are unable to continue.

Also know that rumor has it you need at least 10 followers for your tweets to count towards trends, so make sure you get other philes to follow any of your new accounts!

Tweets and Retweets

Retweets are the easiest way to help out the trending effort. Just search for the hashtag you are trying to trend at that time and click retweet. Also, don’t use any swearing or cursing in your tweets or they will NOT count towards trending.

For those of you who cannot tweet live, you can pre-schedule your tweets using a site like FutureTweets

So Philes, we’ve done our research. We’ve googled like Scully would. And these guidelines should help us make the biggest impact. We know Fox is listening, so let’s give them something to talk about.

For more information, please look at the chart that contains the duration of the Tweet-A-Thon and the timing of the power windows. And remember, the tweets are out there. Or at least they will be on September 10th.

Chris Carter to be Honored at the Austin Film Festival

Chris Carter will be headed to Austin, Texas this fall for a special honor from the Austin Film Festival. He will be receiving the Oustanding Television Writer Award this October. In addition, he will be participating in “A Conversation With Chris Carter” during which he will discuss working in film and television.

Chris will also screen episodes of The X-Files and Millennium, as well as one of his favorite films. The AFF will announce more details soon, so stay tuned. 




Update: FanExpo Canada Schedule

For all the Philes attending FanExpo Canada, here is an updated schedule of X-Files related events. If you’re not going though, don’t fret because we’ll be bringing you updates throughout the weekend. Watch our Facebook and Twitter, and look for a full wrap-up here after the expo. 

Gillian Anderson


  • Signing from 10:00am at Celebrity Autograph Area A ($50)
  • Photo Ops at 11:30am and 6:15pm ($50) -(Pre-purchase at Photo Op Booth)
  • Signing from 10:00am at Celebrity Autograph Area A
  • Photo Ops at 12:15pm
  • Panel at 1:30pm in Hall G

William B. Davis


  • Signing from 10:00am at Celebrity Autograph Area V ($30)
  • Photo Ops at 2:15pm ($30)
  • Continuum Panel at 3:00pm in Hall G
  • Centre For Inquiry (CFI) Booth 4:00-6:00pm
  • “The Truth Is Out There…But Where?” Panel at 6:00pm in Room 701
  • Signing from 10:00am at Celebrity Autograph Area V
  • CFI Booth from 1:00-2:00pm
Kevin J. Anderson
  • Author Spotlight Panel at 2:00pm in Room 715 
  • Signing at 6:00pm in Signing Area AA
  •  Signing at 11:00am in Signing Area AA


This is the most up-to-date schedule that we can put together, Philes, but there may still be changes made by FanExpo staff. If you’re not going to be at the expo though, and you want a question asked at a panel, tweet us @XFilesNews on the day, and we’ll pick the best and try to get it asked.


Gillian Anderson Headed to Italy

As reported by her website, Gillian Anderson is headed to Rome this fall for the RomaFictionFest. She will be attending the television fiction festival on September 30th and October 1st. While there, she will be promoting Great Expectations, as well as receiving the festival’s Artisitc Excellence Award. 

For more information on her appearance, check out this post on her site. 

Upcoming: FanExpo Canada

The summer convention season is coming to an end, but not before FanExpo Canada has its chance to make geeks content in fandom bliss. The dates are set, the comic books packed, and fans from all over are converging on Toronto this weekend. Beginning tomorrow, The X-Files will have a special presence at this four day convention, and we will be there to cover it all. 

So if you’re lucky enough to be attending, here’s what to look out for all things XF. And if you can’t make the trip, this is what to expect us to cover.

Gillian Anderson

Between films, television, and starring on stage, Gillian hasn’t been to a convention in years. Of course, that was until this year. FanExpo will be Gillian’s second convention appearance of 2012, giving X-Philes a very lucky chance to meet the woman behind Dana Scully, add autographs and photos to their collections, and hear about her latest projects in person.

Gillian will be appearing on Saturday and Sunday. Her Q&A session will be Sunday at 1:30 pm in Hall G. She’ll be signing autographs at Celebrity Autograph Area A (times TBA), and her photo sessions will be 11:30 am and 6:15 pm on Saturday and 12:15 pm on Sunday. Both photos and autographs are $50.

William B. Davis

The Cigarette Smoking Man: the villian we all love to hate. After previous encounters though, we can tell you it will be very hard to hate the man who shaped him. William B. Davis will be appearing at the expo Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. His panel will be “The Truth Is Out There…But Where?” on Saturday at 6:00 pm in Room 701. During the panel, he will discuss “the assumptions of [The X-Files], both explicit and implicit” and how we can “distinguish clear thinking from mystical thinking”.

You can also find him on the Continuum panel on Saturday at 3:00 pm in Hall G. In addition, Mr. Davis will also be signing autographs at Celebrity Autograph Area A (times TBA).

Kevin J. Anderson

Kevin J. Anderson is the man behind the paperback versions of Mulder and Scully. He wrote Ground Zero, Ruins, and Antibodies, and in the process put The X-Files on the New York Times best sellers list. He has over fourty bestsellers to his name, and he will be promoting his new book Clockwork Angels at the expo. 

Kevin will be doing a panel on Saturday at 2:00 pm in Room 715. He will also be autographing Friday and Saturday at 6:00 pm and Sunday at 11:00 am, location to be announced.  

So Philes, that’s just about everything X-Files that we can find for you. If you won’t be attending, stay tuned for updates here and on our Twitter. If you’re going, be sure to look for us; we’ll be the ones madly tweeting live updates. Remember to wear comfortable shoes, be prepared for long lines, and check out the schedule and map to make sure you don’t miss out on anything. Good luck and enjoy your weekend in geek paradise!

David Duchovny talks Goats, Californication and X-Files 3

Want to get a little more info on Goats? David Duchovny and Graham Phillips talk about their new upcoming movie with Ricardo Valencia from Skewed ‘n Reviewed. They also talked about Californication and Duchovny also expressed his frustrations about a new X-Files movie not being in the works yet. He talked about how FOX owns The X-Files and that it would be smarter to use its own franchise to make new movies instead of investing so much in others.

Check out the full interview here.

David Speaks Out About XF3

080912-DavidCollider-TDCollider took an opportunity to talk about a possible third X-Files feature film with David Duchovny today, who was making the rounds promoting his new film Goats. What David had to say won’t surprise you, but perhaps how much he had to say might.

“I know I’m kind of perplexed that Fox isn’t more [enthusiastic]. Here’s a homegrown property that you don’t have to go buy, like fuckin’ Green Lantern or something, to make it. Here you’ve got an actual action franchise that’s your own. It’s weird to me, but I’m not an executive. I don’t know if they made the Green Lantern either, but I’m just using that as an example of, “Why make that film? Why not make a homegrown franchise that is excellent, and that has proven to be excellent and interesting?” I don’t get it, but that’s not my business. I think Chris [Carter] is probably working on an idea, so we’ll see. Unfortunately, with the last one, they didn’t spend the money to compete in a summer fashion, and they brought it out in the summer. It should be a summer film. It should be an action film. But, the last one we made was not. The last one we made was a dark, contemplative, small $25 million film. It was basically an independent film. When you come out against Batman, it’s not going to happen. You’re not going to be sold as an independent film, and you’re not going to compete against Batman with $25 million.”

Head over to Collider for more, and be sure to check back with them tomorrow for the full article!