- Written by: XFN Staff
- Category: Fandom
It's Birthday time... well, almost!
We wanna make a video for Chris Carter's Birthday. X-Philanthropy and XFilesNews have teamed up and would love your help!
Send us a 7 seconds "Vine" style video message for Chris. Be creative. Show him some love. You can even emulate a famous scene from The X-Files or a reference to it, it's all up to you. The final video will be edited by the talented Gomnitus.
Just E-Mail us your video to
- Written by: XFN Staff
- Category: Fandom
With The X-Files series ending over 10 years ago, who isn't a little a rusty on the Mythology arc and could use a much needed and anticipated refresher course of the series? What better way to prepare for the X-Files Revival than to re-watch the entire series with us! As we previously reported, Curtis F. over at Reverb Press planned out a calendar to be able to watch the whole show before the upcoming Season 10 premiere.
But we at XFN want to take this re-watch one step further. Following their daily planning, XFN will watch and live tweet most of the episodes. For this, we've joined ranks with some of the best of the best, like #XFScienceSundays' Dr. Joselyn Rojas and the always great TV Mouse who will be joining an interesting list of guest hosts. So this is the plan: starting on July 4th, 2015, you can watch one episode a day - movies included - and be ready for the revival premiering on January 24th, 2016. We’ve already posted our programming for the entire month of July on our great calendar at XFN. Check out the schedule for our hosted sessions!
We're super excited to take on this great and fun endeavor, and guess what? You can also be an active part of it!
We are inviting all philes, new and old to the fandom, to not only join in the fun as we live tweet on our planned sessions, but to also organize your own live tweeting if you can't join us or if we aren't hosting an episode that day. XFN will retweet the best tweets of each day during our hosted live tweeting or at 8pm. PST on those days without hosted sessions. If you want your commentary to be featured as part of the global rewatch, check the hashtag for each specific daily episode on our calendar.
If you have any questions, contact us at
- Written by: Sophie Brown | Staff Writer
- Category: Fandom
Agent Scully once said that "what can be imagined can be achieved, that [we] must dare to dream, but that there's no substitute for perseverance and hard work and teamwork, because no one gets there alone"; that is especially true of the X-Files charity event in Manchester that took place on October 13th, 2013.
The product of a few disgruntled British fans venting on Twitter about the lack of 20th anniversary events in the UK, the event was a resounding success and raised an impressive amount for Gillian Anderson's charity SA-YES.
I decided several months ago that it was one thing to complain about the 20th anniversary events schedule and another to actually stand up and do something about it. I approached SA-YES about the possibility of a fundraiser and Manchester's FAB Cafe about hosting a charity screening night; they graciously donated their venue to us for the evening. Countless hours sat sending emails resulted in some fantastic prizes for our raffle. Huge thanks go to La La Land Records, Erica Fraga who not only donated signed copies of her book LAX-Files but also sent over a number of uncut trading card sheets signed by dozens of show alumni, and Under The Floorboards. The limited edition posters donated by Under the Floorboards benefit the US neurofibromatosis charity, another cause close to Gillian's heart, so please consider heading over to their website and purchasing one if you haven't already. Without the prizes no one would have bought raffle tickets or quiz sheets so everyone's generosity contributed hugely to our grand total.
During the night we watched several episodes of The X-Files on our big screen, kicking off the night with the "Pilot". "Bad Blood" brought the house down before our quiz uncovered who the true Philes were. Congratulations to team Tray of Death on their complete annihilation of the competition, I'm still shocked that you managed to answer some of those! Thanks also go to Keva Andersen in helping to compile the questions. Gillian sent over several signed items from 8x10 photos to old magazines and comics. After the quiz my co-host Julie Baron who came along to represent SA-YES auctioned Gillian's items off, more thanks to our guests for digging deep, bidding high and going out in the cold and rain to find a cash point!
After our third and final episode - "Jose Chung's From Outer Space" - we were able to relax. Our special anniversary cake was shared with those guests who had stayed the night but only after a rousing rendition of "Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog" which I'm sure will be haunting us for many years to come. We also announced the total raised during the evening, an impressive £300, which will go a long way to helping disadvantaged youth in South Africa.
A great time was had in Manchester and as Julie and I left the venue at 1am the words "next time" and "next year" had already been uttered. It has been a wonderful experience working with SA-YES to run this event and I hope we are able to move forward and hopefully go bigger and better in the future. UK Philes - watch this space.
- Written by: Tiffany Devol | Content Director
- Category: Fandom
Well Philes, 2012 has come and almost gone, and still no greenlight. We know what you're feeling. Believe us, we're feeling it too. After four years of campaigning for a third film, we are shocked and saddened that it hasn't happened yet. The way we see it, there are two ways forward. One, we could give it up, throw in the towel, and say at least we gave it our best shot. Most people probably wouldn't fault us for it, though we would fault ourselves. Two, we could refuse to accept defeat and be who we are. We could dust ourselves off, pick ourselves up, and forge on ahead because giving up has never been a part of our vocabulary, and after five years of XFilesNews, we'll be damned if it becomes a part of our vocabulary now.
So there it is; how we're feeling, what we're thinking, and we have a proposition for you. We've been working on a special project over the last 3 months and we desperately need your help. Through thick and thin you've been with us. You've laughed with us. You've cried with us, and you've inspired us to be better than ourselves. We've been grateful to call each of you friends and a part of our worldwide family. What we're asking of you now is for less than 5 minutes of your time with a video camera.
Please record yourself dancing, smiling, singing, doing whatever it is you want to do for our Greenlight Baby music video. We are in the final stages of finishing the music and editing and we want to have as many philes take part as possible. This very special project is going to be released on December 21st. This date should have seen us all at a midnight premiere and sharing the excitement of another phile reunion. Since it's not what came to pass, we'd like to take that day to do two things. First, we'd like to celebrate everything this fandom has become: hard work, perseverance, and teamwork, because no one gets there alone. Second, we'd like to show our support to TenThirteen Productions, Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz, David Duchovny, and Gillian Anderson for their unwavering support of a third X-Files feature film.
Take a look at the 30 second promo for our upcoming video below and please find 5 minutes of your time between now and December 10th to record yourself, your friends, and your family and send it to
Don't Give Up.
The XFN Team
Take the jump for the lyrics.