UPDATES

"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
March 21, 2017

RDA & Andy Lips & Knows Richard was in an artistic mood, exploring the options on his cell phone.

This evening he shared some experimental photos, to the left a selfie with Andy, and to the right an artistic rendition he entitled "Lips & Knows."

March 21, 2017

If I can figure the technology properly, I'll send some pictures from my iphone, most of which are experiments in what can be done with the limited editing tools that apparently come with the camera-phone.

I'll begin the process tonight with some sample selfies altered a tad to resemble some kind of "art"... I guess.

Here we go~~~

Rick



"NOTE FROM RICK"
BIRTHDAY
January 23, 2017

In the wee hours, as his birthday was just beginning, an email was sent to Richard with messages and links and charity donations in honor of his special day. Delighted, he wrote back immediately:

January 23, 2017

OH!!!! YOU are my FIRST...!! well-wisher!

Your wish, is my command: I am well.

Thank you for your well-placed well wish... well timing, too.


Unfortunately, his birthday was marked by torrential rains in Los Angeles, and his day didn't start off in quite the way he might have hoped. Later in the morning, he returned with another message, looking forward to the pleasure all the well-wishes would bring:

I've been assessing flood damage with the Dogs all night, especially alert during a predawn torrent that scared the little one from any consideration of bowel or bladder relief. So I am just now attempting to sleep~ WONDERFUL activity I promised myself for a portion of the day.

But then, this afternoon I will sip loudly from some symbolic chalice (coffee cup), an immense americano coffee drink, and get down to the business of pleasure by strolling through the well-wishes, hand-in-hand with the well-wishers.

So, for now,

Rick



"NOTE FROM RICK"
CHRISTMAS CARD
December 29, 2016

RDA and Wylie Richard and Wylie have been celebrating the holidays. Today he shared a photo with a simple message:

December 29, 2016

Christmas Card, from

~~Wylie & Rick~~



"NOTE FROM RICK"
CHRISTMAS
December 24, 2016

Richard is familiar with the Jacquie Lawson online greeting cards. Asked if he would like to use that format to share a holiday greeting, he took advantage of the opportunity. (Click the image to the left)

December 24, 2016

The Eleventh Hour Before Christmas

Well, well, well.......

If it isn't Procrastination Pete, the Eleventh Hour Elf, making his feeble attempt to bid Tidings of Goodness to the Faithful Fanage who continue to inquire about him, wonder aloud of his whereabouts, activities and travels!

If it isn't.... then.... who.......m?

Saint Kate is STILL giving me this opportunity! I think I'll take it. It is 7:55 PM PST, making it 10:55 PM EST.... Kate's Time. To be honest, this little Christmas How-de-do (or, Holiday How-de-do ~~ all inclusive) may not make it in time to be appropriately.... timely. Unless we all expand the parameters of celebration to include: better late than REALLY late, this expression of sincere hopes for goodness in life and dreams, will mean less than what is intended.

Everybody, my brilliant and beautiful daughter is on her way over here to begin our festivities on Christmas Eve.

The place looks wonderful, smells of pine (mostly), flickers with dozens and dozens of candles, seasonal music flowing from one end of the house to the other, (heavy doses of Pentatonix Christmas genius), and soon we'll be eating the traditional Anderson Christmas meal: angel-hair pasta with red sauce, dash of pesto. Classic!

Before I head to the stove, let this be known: I am indebted to ALL of you, for your support, your loyalty, patience, and love. I am aware of my failings as the object of your attentions. It embarrasses me that I don't speak out to you much.

The only thing I can offer at this hour, on this night, is my promise to try and correct this errant wandering, focus more of my communication skills, and simply speak up, and speak out!

MERRY HOLIDAYS, TO ALL!

~~Rick

P.S. Extra gravy for Kate!



"NOTE FROM RICK"
TOULOUSE
November 26, 2016

Richard has been enjoying his visit to historic Toulouse, and he wrote briefly to share some of his photos of the city's Christmas decorations.

November 26, 2016

Up late to get this short note to you: If you appreciate history, this is a place you may very well enjoy.

There are quite a few familiar faces, and some who have mentioned the site. "The Girls", they are!

Impossible attendance numbers, filling all buildings of a 7 building convention center. And so far... not an ugly moment to witness.

My host claims there will be 60,000 people to attend in two days!! And again, all well behaved and boisterously celebrating the 10th anniversary of this convention, the Toulouse Game Show.

It's all quite wonderful! A little on the exhausting side of things, but very terrific.

Rick


Early the next morning, amid the bustle of another convention day, Richard forwarded a message he had received from a friend, a reminder to enjoy the moments.

November 27, 2016

Tell me this sequence doesn't touch SOME part of your gentler self!!

I'm in Toulouse, France, currently a cold, drizzly day, a LONG way from home, and these pix arrived from a good friend in the States.

Good stuff.

Rick

WHO STOPS TO SMELL THE FLOWERS?



TOULOUSE GAME SHOW
November 26-27, 2016

Richard returned to France to attend the Toulouse Game Show, a convention that was held at the Parc Des Expositions in Toulouse, France.

During the weekend, he took the opportunity to greet fans, pose for photos, sign autographs, and participate in Q & A panels.

In addition, before the convention began, Richard was able to spend some time as a tourist, enjoying the Christmas Market of historic Toulouse.

He also participated in several pre-convention interviews for radio, television, internet, and print.

Click here to see some photos and media appearances from Richard's visit to Toulouse.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
BOSTON
November 18, 2016

Poppy From the road, Richard sent a few texts to share an update about his upcoming travels.

Once again, his message came with no explanation for the accompanying graphics.

November 18, 2016

@ LAX, flying to Boston early to see Wylie perform in a new play @ Emerson. (Rare that freshpeople are cast in anything the 1st year.)

Tuesday, flying back to CA on a late flight, arriving early AM. ~~ Mid-afternoon, flying to Paris, connecting to Toulouse for the weekend + (missing TGiving!).

Hit reverse, go home!

Rick



"NOTE FROM RICK"
GATECON
November 15, 2016

RDA Richard emailed to share a discovery: An earlier message he had written, and thought he had sent, while on his way to Boston was, in fact, still sitting, unfinished, in his draft email folder.

Nevertheless, he passed along his earlier thoughts about the Gatecon weekend, and he added his sincere thanks to all the fans who have offered their support.

November 15, 2016

Well well well... if it is not little Ricky coming up for air.

The below was written at least a month ago, and then got lost in the quick shuffle to get... somewhere?

I've only just a minute ago happened upon the draft file, confirming I never hit "send." Unfinished, but the moment was created.

36,000 ft. above the United States of America, heading in an easterly direction for a rendezvous with destiny... no, wait... Wylie!! Rendezvous with Wylie!! I got lost.

Let me reflect for a moment:

I recall having one of the warmest, and most personal public experiences in Vancouver a (fairly recent) while back. HOMECOMING (caused) brought me no end of joy and comfort. Everyone, (I mean it: EVERYONE!), to a woman, child and man, was polite, open, friendly, and patient... PATIENT, my friends. Sometimes the most difficult element to endure at these gatherings, is the waiting. My God do I have empathy for all of you. Personally, I can attest to being the absolute WORST 'waiter' in all of humanity. Truly, I have no idea how you all do it.

My frustration at being the object of affection at the 'table d' signet', is that I am powerless to make things move any faster without sacrificing chunks of the precious few moments I have with each of you. And I LIKE meeting people, very much! But the dilemma exists: do we hustle people through the line so as to eliminate some of the discomfort and awkwardness of so much time spent taxing the joints in your knees, lower back, and shoulders, cramping muscles in every cranny and nook in your bodies, tending to kids who'd rather be cavorting with some other kind of monster, preferably one donning a cooler costume than that of Jack O'Neill's...

Late now and on the edge of sleeping... Which is what I'm going to try to do now.

(Coyotes are whistling down canyon, Andy's ears are twitching.) Good Night.

Rick



SUPER MEGAFEST BOSTON
October 22-23, 2016

RDA Richard traveled to Massachusetts to attend Super Megafest, a convention which was held in the Boston suburb of Marlborough.

During the weekend, he took the opportunity to greet fans, pose for photos, sign autographs, and participate in Q & A panels.

He also welcomed the opportunity to spend some time with his daughter Wylie, who is attending college in Boston and stopped by for a visit.

Click here to see some pictures from the convention.



USC QUENCH THE FIRE
October 16, 2016

RDA On October 16th, the University of Southern California School of Medicine hosted the 10th anniversary of its Annual Quench the Fire 5K/10K Run & Walk at Woodley Avenue Park in Van Nuys, California. The proceeds from the event benefited the USC Pain Center at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in its goal to support education, research, and treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and other neuropathic chronic pain diseases. To learn more about chronic pain conditions or to make a donation, visit the USC Quench the Fire website.

As he has done each year since the Run began, Richard signaled the start of the race, mingled with the fans who attended, posed for pictures, and signed autographs.

Click here to see some pictures from the event.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
RECOVERY
October 6, 2016

Fruit Richard texted to share the good news that his injuries from his recent fall continue to heal.

His message began with his discovery of a new feature for his phone, probably a reference to the unexplained animated GIF of fruit that accompanied his message. (Click the image)

October 6, 2016

Ostensibly, a new toy in the telephone.

I have full use of both hands and all fingers, now. Huzzah!

Right wrist fades rather quickly, but I can move hither AND thither without the splint or sling.

I'll wrap it to warm the joint and render a modicum of relief, mostly after physical therapy, or a normally restless night.


A second text followed, in which he shared his hope for the safety of those in the path of Hurricane Matthew as it approaches Florida and the US east coast, and he recalled his childhood amazement and respect for the power of Mother Nature.


Exception for death, destruction, agony, loss, illness, et. al..... I am quite fond of laying witness to Nature's extreme behavior!

My dad and I stood in silence on the front porch of our house in Minnesota, one summer, having just witnessed the most devastatingly gorgeous display of lightning and shifting storm clouds. Thunderous echoes following the most startling "claps" and "cracks" of sound imaginable, and dark, smooth, undulating shades of black clouds, that I was convinced were there for the sole purpose of establishing a permanent backdrop for my nightmares, forever.

I loved it... every bit of it!

Be safe...

I will get on the computer tomorrow and spew some thoughts and give you some updates.

Now, G'night~



GATECON
September 8-12, 2016

RDA Richard appeared as the headline guest at Gatecon: The Homecoming, held at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in the Vancouver suburb of Richmond, BC.

Other guests during the convention weekend included Tony Amendola, Carmen Argenziano, Erick Avari, Corin Nemec, Tom McBeath, numerous System Lords and favorite guest stars from the world of Stargate, and representatives from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

The weekend, which focused its charity fundraising activities in support of Sea Shepherd, also included several media appearances by Richard as he welcomed the SSCS ship, the R/V Martin Sheen, to Vancouver and discussed its recent mission, "Operation Virus Hunter."

Fans had the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities with the celebrity guests, including a Meet & Greet reception, a cruise around downtown Vancouver, a 1960s themed banquet, a bus tour to local filming locations, and a charity auction, in addition to Q & A panels, photo ops, and autograph sessions. Although Richard's injured elbow prevented him from signing autographs, fans still had an opportunity to meet him during the autograph sessions and to receive an embossed stamp instead of a written signature.

Transcripts, photos, and videos from the Gatecon weekend are gradually being added here.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
GATECON & POPPY
September 1, 2016

Gatecon Richard had dropped his daughter Wylie off at college earlier this week, and today, from Boston, he kept in touch with a series of messages to update news, answer questions, and offer a public service announcement.

With a reminder that healing has been a slow process, he shared, with regret, that his ability to sign autographs at Gatecon will be affected:

September 1, 2016

I felt it necessary to give fair warning to anybody who will be joining us in Vancouver that things are still a little wonky on my end.

So... hence... I sent a message to Gatecon.

Well folks, there's no avoiding the issue anymore: as most of you may know by now I recently performed a head plant onto a cement surface, sustaining a concussion, broken rib, sprained left wrist, and an oddly broken right elbow. Right now, and for at least the next 12 weeks, I will be in a splint on my right arm to completely limit any rotation or peripheral movement of the arm. The obvious problem this causes, is that I will be unable to sign any autographs with my right hand.

Paul Brown and myself have been commiserating to try and solve this dilemma. To be perfectly honest with all of you nothing seems to satisfy as a solution.... as yet. This whole situation is distressing, and truly saddens me greatly. Paul and I will continue to work on ideas to satisfy my autograph promises, but for now I won't be able to sign any autographs, which I know is important to so many of my incredibly loyal fans and friends.

I want to assure everyone that I will BE there, in Vancouver. My injuries are proving to be slow to heal, and I am still dealing with a fair amount of discomfort, but nothing is going to keep me away from our Homecoming. I will be there for some gentle hugs, and as many pictures as we can all endure.

I felt it only fair to announce the situation so everybody knows upfront what's happening. Thanks for understanding, and I hope you all still attend. Personally, I'm determined that the Homecoming will be a fun event....after all, 'fun' IS my middle name.

Love to all,

Rick

Then, in response to fan questions about the puppy who had prompted his fall, he introduced the newest member of his family:

Poppy

Poppy

"Poppy" is a Havanese. I adopted her from my mom when she died~

Andy has made the social adjustments necessary to bring Poppy into our pack.

All is well.


Finally, he added, "I am literally rolling down the runway from Boston..."

But before he disappeared, he added a photo from his visit to Washington, DC, and a reminder to everyone:

RDA
VOTE!!!!!



"NOTE FROM RICK"
HAMILTON
August 16, 2016

Hamilton Shortly after his fall, Richard was still dealing with a great deal of pain, and he had written:

"Slow mend, they say ~~ I can confirm."

But he added:

"PS--The dog is fine. Poppy is her name. PoppySeed, formally."

After two weeks of healing, however, he was able to travel with his daughter after all, and he sent another text.

August 16, 2016

NY ~ Wylie ~ Hamilton ~ tonight ~~ Exquisite!

Maybe DC ~ LA ~ Boston ~ Emerson.

Still broken avec pain. Headache lingering, but less.

Rick



"NOTE FROM RICK"
ITALY
July 31, 2016

RDA Unfortunately, Richard's recent fall has forced him to put his travel plans on hold. Taking the time to stay home for rest and recovery, he sent a text on Sunday evening.

July 31, 2016

I sent Wylie and her mom to travel without me - My blessings with them...




"NOTE FROM RICK"
INJURY
July 29, 2016

RDA What a difference a day makes.

Barely 12 hours after Richard shared his plans to travel to Italy in a few days, he sent another cryptic message on Thursday evening that said only, "On my way for a CT scan. Details to follow."

Several hours later, after leaving the hospital, he sent a picture and an explanation. He has made no mention whether his travel plans will be impacted, but fans will be wishing him a speedy recovery.

July 29, 2016

I had thrown a puppy toy in the direction of the swimming pool. The puppy ran into the pool and likely would have sunk.

I made a mad dash down four stairs oddly spaced leading to the pool. My mad dash turned into flight, from which I landed headfirst on to the concrete.

Broken elbow, cracked rib, slight concussion, suspected slight fracture in left wrist, etc.

--Rest--



"NOTE FROM RICK"
ITALY
July 28, 2016

RDA Sharing his excitement about his upcoming plans, Richard returned once more with another news update.

July 28, 2016

OH!!! Apryl and I are taking Wylie to Italy next week!

Celebration of stuff: Graduation, start of college, time with both parents doing something they would have done a lot of had mom and dad stayed together and.......

Any suggestions for things to see? Probably set down in Rome, then we're free. Trains, planes, auto buses, etc.

Rick



"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
July 26, 2016

RDA and Andy In a playful mood on Tuesday evening, Richard sent another one of his uncaptioned selfies.

This one is a completely different type of "like-father-like-daughter" pose, with Andy.





"NOTE FROM RICK"
MACGYVER REBOOT
July 25, 2016

MacGyver Richard followed up his earlier text with an email in which he explained why he would not be appearing in the new MacGyver reboot.

July 25, 2016

So many people have responded to the attempted "reboot" of the MacGyver franchise, and a lot of people have asked me if I'm going to be in the new show, or am I going to produce it, or, yada.

And all I can say is, I'm not considering being a part of a project that has overlooked the insanely LOYAL FANS of the original character and has proceeded without considering how and why they all became and STAYED loyal fans...

Yes, I was asked, but no, I won't be involved in the MacGyver reboot. I have tried to recognize that there really is a balance to be found here. Hence, my loyalty to my fans.

Anderson, Rick



"NOTE FROM RICK"
MACGYVER REBOOT
July 24, 2016

RDA and Wylie Last October it was announced that CBS Television Studios was preparing to reboot MacGyver as a series for television.

The production has undergone a number of changes and revisions, and last week at Comic-Con in San Diego, the producers and cast introduced the new series and mentioned that they had "reached out" to Richard Dean Anderson. Since then, there has been much speculation about whether Richard would be involved in the project in some way.

Richard offered his perspective first in a brief text, notable mostly for his completely unexplained use of a "disco" icon as his signature.

July 24, 2016

Wylie is just arriving, so this is a teaser:

Huge overhaul of personnel at the new MacGyver: producers, writers, actors, etc. The promo people for CBS/MacGyver called my agent to see if I would be interetsted in helping to promote their show.

I'll email you tomorrow-ish... my girl is here!

randerson



"NOTE FROM RICK"
FATHER'S DAY
June 19, 2016

RDA and Wylie Richard had written earlier to say that he would be spending the Father's Day weekend with his daughter Wylie.

As the weekend drew to a close, he sent a photo to share on the website with the simple caption, "Dad."




"NOTE FROM RICK"
SAN JOSE
June 5, 2016

RDA On Saturday evening, the San Jose Sharks kept their Stanley Cup hopes alive when they defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in overtime.

Excited by the performance of his "home team," Richard sent another enthusiastic text from San Jose.

June 5, 2016

So!

Back in San Jose CA, chasing Dear Lord Stanley and his big, shiny 'cup.'

A MASSIVE victory, last night, for the home team.

Historic! The FIRST EVER Stanley Cup Finals victory for the Sharks, who have been competing since 1991.

mtc



"NOTE FROM RICK"
THEATER BANQUET
June 3, 2016

RDA and Wylie

RDA and Wylie Richard continues to play his favorite role, that of proud father to his daughter, Wylie.

As a graduating senior this month, Wylie attended her high school year-end Theater Banquet with her dad on Wednesday. Afterward, Richard shared two of his father-daughter photos and added the caption:

CHS Theater Awards Night. Good, healthy, pride-filled tears...



SEA SHEPHERD DOCUMENTARY
June 2, 2016

RDA The trade papers have announced today that Richard Dean Anderson will be one of the executive producers of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's crowd-funded documentary feature entitled "Why Just One?"

The first feature-length film from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society documents Operation Jairo, Sea Shepherd's 2015 sea turtle defense campaign in Honduras, Florida, and Costa Rica, and seeks to answer the question of why only one in one thousand sea turles survives to maturity, and if we can save them in time.

In describing his support for the project, Richard has said, "My support for Captain Paul Watson, and the hearty hordes of volunteers who make up the crews venturing out to sea, has exposed me to the kind of ongoing education that continues to enlighten me, both head and heart. It is my hope, as executive producer, that this documentary will shed a bright light on a dire situation, and proceed to enlighten all of us to care about these endangered turtles, as well as all of our earth's marine life."

The film is scheduled for release in July, 2016.

Click here to read the press release from the Hollywood Reporter.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
SAN JOSE
May 27, 2016

RDA

RDA & Michael Greenburg Always an avid supporter of hockey, Richard takes special pleasure each year in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

On May 25th, he was on hand at the SAP Center in San Jose, California to watch the San Jose Sharks defeat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 and win the Western Conference championship.

On May 30th, the Sharks will face the Pittsburgh Penguins in game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Richard shared some of his passion for hockey in a text he sent following the Sharks' victory over the Blues.

May 27, 2016

I am again drawn out into the open to continue a personal, fairly irregular, ritual in my time-space continuum...

My dear old friend, Mike Greenburg, has been shooting a documentary about teams on the road to the Stanley Cup. So I met him in San Jose for game six of the Western Conference championship game.

There is much cause for celebration because, THE SHARKS ARE GOING TO THE STANLEY CUP FINALS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR 25 YEAR HISTORY.....!!!!!!!

California is an amazing state for so many things. I love living here!

But who could EVER imagine that BY living here, I would have 3 great professional hockey teams to support! (Add to the list, my allegiance to my home-state MINNESOTA WILD, and life is perfect.)

So, GO SHARKS!!!

AnDeRson

Later, he added a link. See #6: https://www.nhl.com/news/stanley-cup-final-10-stories-to-watch/

Several weeks later, Richard forwarded a second picture (right) captioned "Mike Greenburg & Richard Dean at San Jose during Stanley Cup finals run."



"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
May 23, 2016

Still dealing with some pain issues and the aftermath of some recent dental work, Richard has been taking some quiet downtime at home. Today, his dog Andy sent a message on his behalf:

May 23, 2016

My human man guy is lucky to have you as a friend. (He says you are.) I do what I can and I'm as patient as I can be, but, ROOF!! he has been tired!

I mean, I can lay around in the shade with the best of them, but my guy has been resting a LOT... even though I've TRIED to coax him with treats.

I really have to thank you, though - you seem to be the only human person he writes to, but I'm around him a lot, and I can't remember the last time he sat down to respond to you. (I could be wrong, I don't read as well as I used to.)

I'll get on him, though, don't give up....

He's a good guy -- he's always been my best friend... always!

Andy



"NOTE FROM RICK"
MOTHER
April 18, 2016

The prognosis for Richard's mother after her recent surgery had been good, however she grew weaker in the days following.

On Monday, Richard shared the very sad news that his mother had quietly passed away.

April 18, 2016

Jocelyn Anderson, my glorious mother, died on April 17, 2016 @ 1:05 PM.

Her sons were with her as she passed away to begin her next, new adventure.

She is remembered by anyone who met her!

Anderson, Rick
Jo's Kid



"NOTE FROM RICK"
MOTHER
April 4, 2016

RDA Richard had been doing a lot of traveling during the past month, first with a visit to New Zealand and then to Belgium. During this time, he was also keeping in close touch with his family at home while his mother was being seen by her doctors.

He sent a series of updates privately, which he has now asked to be shared, in part.

First, from Auckland, he wrote:

March 7, 2016

I'm heading to the airport in about 15 minutes. However, I will soon have some time to sit and write you a letter with more substance than 'how-de-doo'...!

My mom has been in the hospital this past week. Every time I check in with my brother it has become more serious a situation than previously suggested.

Again, I'll bring you more details when I get to Christchurch. Out the door.

Shortly afterward, he added:

March 8, 2016

No change with mom, but it has become very evident that she is going to need surgery of some kind to fix a blocked artery sometime soon-ish.

I promise to keep you apprised.

Once he returned home from New Zealand, he was able to be with his mother during a preliminary procedure. In the wee hours of the morning, he wrote again:

March 23, 2016

Barely staying awake at the moment.

Starting early (later on) this morning, Mom goes into the hospital for the first procedure.

Will try to sneak a note tomorrow to bring you up to speed.

While he was in the hospital, fans had begun reacting to the news that an actor had been chosen for the new role of MacGyver. To brighten Richard's day, I sent him a reply:

March 23, 2016
BTW, to give you a smile, the announcement was made that Lucas Till will be the new MacGyver in Henry Winkler's project. When the news hit, Twitter exploded with reactions from fans. I now know how to say "No one can replace Richard Dean Anderson as MacGyver!" in about a dozen languages. :)

Richard responded later:

March 23, 2016

What a wonderful response from the fans. To express the preference, sight unseen, is ostensibly a gesture of loyalty.

Feel good moment of the day, for me.

Mom is sleeping, but I will keep you apprised.

The following week, he wrote again, very late at night:

March 30, 2016

Actually, I'm not as much of a wreck as I thought I would be after today's events.

Took mom to the hospital EARLY EARLY this morning for a Trans Aortic Valve Replacement. It is a phenomenal procedure!

Bit of a challenge intermittently, but the consensus from the 8 physicians in the room was that for her age, she did great!

She COULD go home as soon as tomorrow but I hope she chooses to stay through the weekend when I'll be back from Belgium.

(She told me to pack a bag yesterday in anticipation of a successful operation.)

Feeling confident of his mother's recovery, Richard was able to board a plane the next day to travel to Belgium. On his way out the door, he sent a playful text:

March 31, 2016

Later, having arrived in Belgium, he sent another update:

April 2, 2016

One crazy day, getting here, to Ghent, Belgium, I must say!! Planes and trains and cars, and broken knees... Not a 'dream vacation,' but I'm glad I'm here.

I haven't the slightest inkling whether my text is getting to you, so...... here you go.

When he received a response to confirm that his messages had arrived, he celebrated:

April 3, 2016

IT GOT THROUGH, IT GOT THROUGH!!!!!!

Huzzah!!!

By then, aware that the news about his mother had reached the internet, he expressed his wish that personal news come directly from him first, and he asked that selections of his mother's story be "composed and posted" on the website.

He also shared his absolute enjoyment of the beautiful country and the wonderful, warm, and resilient people of Belgium, and he promised again to keep in touch once he returned home.



FACTS FLANDERS EXPO
April 2-3, 2016

RDA Richard traveled to Belgium to attend the FACTS Flanders Expo in Ghent.

During the weekend, he took the opportunity to greet fans, pose for photos, sign autographs, and participate in Q & A panels.

Click here to view some photos and media appearances from Richard's visit to Belgium.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
NEW ZEALAND
March 25, 2016

RDA Although Richard managed to send a few notes while he was traveling in New Zealand, he was having great difficulty getting images to send properly.

However, after he returned home, he sorted through the pictures he had taken, and over several days he forwarded a few of those pictures with short notes and descriptions.

One picture was taken in the cockpit of the aircraft in which he had flown home across the Pacific. His note explained:

March 25, 2016

Qantas pilots, flight crew -- having spent some 14 odd hours focused on getting all of us safely back to Los Angeles.... asked politely and respectfully for my presence in the cockpit.

These gentlemen are MASSIVE MacGyver officianados!!

I am a huge Airplane pilot fan!!

I miss riding up front... used to do it all the time."

AnDeRson

Click here to see the rest of Richard's photographs, as well as pictures and media from Richard's visit to New Zealand.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
NEW ZEALAND
March 10, 2016

RDA From Christchurch, on Thursday evening, Richard once again shared a few thoughts as he reported that his sweet tooth had caught up with him in New Zealand.

March 10, 2016

Well, one of the worst things that could happen... did happen!

While shopping for supplies that would keep off the Room Service menu, and leaning toward a healthier approach to hotel survival (it's all in my book), I came across the organic nuts section, which also harbored dangerous items as gummy candy, licorice chunks, muesli dust, bins of yogurt-covered everything, gooey goo, and more and more nuts.

And then, there it was, my downfall: Crystallized Ginger. I'd been looking for this exact product ever since I left Fiji a couple of years ago. I had been lead to believe this form of ginger was now illegal (who knows?!?) in the US.

So I've been substituting a fairly snappy, ginger-flavored candy in its place. From the start, it just wasn't the same, but it DID get my Dentist's attention!!! (I was advised to STOP consumption of ALL candy, including my beloved crystal ginger! --- As a note: Except for the occasional chunk of exquisitely high-quality chocolate sampled at a variety of Sci-Fi conventions, I don't eat candy -- and except for this newly-discovered 'vein of GOLD'... I STILL DON'T.)

So, that's been a setback. But I'll get over it... as soon as my bag of Crystallized Ginger is depleted. Should be soon.

Disclaimer: DO NOT SEND OR GIVE ME ANY CANDY OF ANY KIND, EVER!!!!! I will not accept it!!

End of Installment -- More to Come.

Anderson, Rick

Later that same night, in the wee hours of the morning, Richard attempted to backtrack and chronicle his travel adventures from the beginning.

March 10, 2016

Installment the 2nd...

As young Kate has come to learn: I have a hard time chronicling events in my life. More, any records that I do make, often lay dormant in or about a rapidly molting brain cavity, never to be moved forward into my friend Kate's proximity. So this is rare.

The first leg of this trip landed me in Sydney, Australia, where I had a layover of about 2+ hours: this because I have grown fond of Qantas Airways... for several reasons. Really, the only one worth mentioning is the actual physical accommodation in the seating. It's expensive as crap, but quite honestly, I would not survive the 12-14 hour flights from east to west that bring me to the luscious loins of New Zed Land, and other islands in the vicinity.

Qantas has beds for the journey, flat, lengthy beds that a man with a crumbling and throbbing spinal column and rancid knees truly appreciates.

The second part of the first leg simply consisted of making my flight to Auckland, which is not always a "sure thing"! But make it I did, and the ride from the airport to the same hotel as last time, was phenomenally familiar!!

Game on!!! quoth I... I'M BACK!!!

Armageddon was getting ready to HAPPEN!!! And the early comers were clearly the 'Happening-est' of ALL of my house-guests. By now it should be known, nay, understood, that I respect and adore the men, women, and KIDS who make a good, solid, commitment to costuming!!! It could be considered an art form in many circles... truly, should be considered so.

Some time has passed...well into the night, my friends...... well into the late night... to the late... late... night......

More to come.

Anderson, Rick



"NOTE FROM RICK"
NEW ZEALAND
March 7, 2016

RDA During a moment of down time during his visit to New Zealand, Richard paused for a bit of reflection on one of his favorite destinations.

March 7, 2016

I love New Zealand, I really do. A lot, in fact, I like it a lot!

But with each passing day I (ODDLY!!!) find it more and more difficult to adjust my ear to the dialect of the friendly and kind Zealander. I am sure it is the English language hidden in there, somewhere, but it gets so thin sometimes (tinny?) that it might as well be French... well... OK, not French!...

Again, you must keep in mind that without exception, the human people of New Zealand are exquisite in every way imaginable. But my lack of comprehension of the language THROUGH the dialect, makes for some obvious, "Elderly Moments" (a short-form magazine/book Charlie Correll and I were co-writing just before he died.)

Another example of an "Elderly Moment": getting honked at while waiting at a light in the left-turn lane. Or, wearing a hat for its intended purpose.

Well, this was an attempt at an update... I'll have to continue tomorrow...

Tired,

Anderson, Rick



ARMAGEDDON EXPO NEW ZEALAND
March 5-13, 2016

RDA Richard returned to New Zealand to attend the Armageddon Expo, which is being held on two consecutive weekends in Manukau and Christchurch, New Zealand.

At each convention, Richard takes the opportunity to greet fans, pose for photos, sign autographs, and participate in Q & A panels.

In addition, before the conventions began, Richard participated in a series of interviews for radio, television, and print to promote the upcoming events.

Click here to see some photos and media appearances from Richard's visit to New Zealand.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
NEWS UPDATE
February 17, 2016

RDA Two days ago, Richard had shared two more selfies. Today he followed up, despite continued discomfort from sitting upright at the computer, and he offered a longer message in which he addressed the many questions from fans about his birthday, his health, and his future appearances.

February 17, 2016

Responding to the caring curious...

I would say... Yes!! I believe I have received every "Wellwish" and Loving Acknowledgment/Celebration of my continuing passage of time. I've lost much/many of my cynical edges, and find it easier to accept honestly, the wonderfully intentioned cards, letters, parcels and presents that you forwarded on to me.

(For the sake of Everyone's Heart, I'm finding that I need EVERYONE to know and believe, that I have received every "communiqué" sent in my direction... and, I've read them!! ......all. Thank you, ALL!!)

Am I feeling... Better???!! I don't think it is yet time to commit to an answer, here. In part, as you know, I am likely to continue to dart in and out of my cave, or out from beneath my rock... For an honest answer I CAN say that it would have been extremely difficult to feel any worse than I did at the onset of the most recent of "Events"!! I can say that. So, better?...... Sure?

As of yet (it's a BIT late, don't ya know) I have gotten no invitation to be a part of anything MacGyver-istic. BTW, I am not hurt by this. I'm fine with it, for a number of reasons...

(Gotta hurry, here: 'vertical' does not agree.)

Yes, I am going to New Zealand. I LOVE New Zealand!!

...nap.

Rick



"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
February 15, 2016

RDA RDA In both a mischievous mood and a pensive one, Richard shared two more selfies this afternoon.

The first image, to the left, arrived with the caption, "Rough day."

The second image, to the right, was captioned simply, "Thinking."



MACGYVER MOVIE REBOOT
February 5, 2016

RDA In October it was announced that CBS Television Studios is preparing to reboot MacGyver as a series for television with Henry Winkler resuming his role as executive producer.

Following on this news, it was announced this morning that as part of a development partnership with CBS, Lionsgate is also planning a MacGyver reboot for the big screen. Neal Moritz and Lee David Zlotoff, the original MacGyver creator, will produce the movie version of MacGyver for Lionsgate.

As yet there has been no indication if Richard Dean Anderson will have any involvement in either project.

Click here to read the full press release from the Hollywood Reporter.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
January 9, 2016

RDA Richard sent yet another creative selfie this afternoon. This one features both an Emerson shirt and a philosophical insight:

January 9, 2016

Who knows? Pain is.......... dare I say, existential.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
December 29, 2015

RDA In an artistic mood, Richard sent another creative selfie this afternoon. The image, seen in Andy's eye, came with a simple caption:

December 29, 2015

Mirror Image Selfie



"NOTE FROM RICK"
CHRISTMAS
December 25, 2015

RDA

RDA On Christmas Day, Richard shared two more selfies. Sporting a Santa hat, he posed surrounded by some of the many greeting cards that his fans have been sending.

Although these pictures came without a caption, the big smile seems to say it all.




"NOTE FROM RICK"
CHRISTMAS EVE
December 24, 2015

RDA As Richard and Wylie were sharing Christmas Eve together, Richard sent a selfie of himself and his daughter and again offered his words of thanks to the fans.

December 24, 2015

EVERYONE!!!

I am the father of this beautiful girl beside me -- we were exchanging some thoughts about Christmas & stuff...

I shared my sentiments about the amazing outpouring of support and concern and thanks and 'get wells'....... And while I was telling her about the seemingly endless stream of letters and cards that Auntie Kate has been tirelessly sending on to me, I was interrupted by the words of my child:

"It sounds like a lot of people love you, Dad."

And, that said it all.......

Thank you, All.

Rick



"NOTE FROM RICK"
THANK YOU
December 23, 2015

RDA Every two or three days, another package of get well wishes arrives at Richard's home, and as the hundreds of greeting cards and messages continue to pour in, Richard paused today to send another message of thanks to the fans.

December 23, 2015

The packets keep landing at my door, blessedly raising spirits in the 'peanut gallery.' (Possibly a reference to the heart...)

Seriously, NEVER, EVER will I be able to properly thank You and the Thousands... for taking the pressure off a sad and sensitive Australian Shepherd, who truly had no idea what had happened once her girlfriend left, without properly saying goodbye...

Thank you, thank you... all.

Rick



"NOTE FROM RICK"
COLLEGE
December 15, 2015

RDA Richard had to endure several weeks of excruciating back pain before conditions were right for doctors to begin treatment. Yesterday, he sent a hopeful text as he was preparing to leave for the hospital.

December 14, 2015

Just leaving for the hospital. I am ready to relinquish this level of agony!

I should have some idea later today, or tomorrow.

Either way, thank you for the packets of letters and cards, and perpetual 'good wishes' for recovery from EVERYWHERE !!!...... It means a lot to me..... it really does.

Communication to follow,

Rick


The following afternoon, he did indeed return with much happier news and thrilled excitement for his daughter Wylie.

December 15, 2015

Five days to rest to determine the level of relief. Still pretty achy but I can tell / sense / hope there is a difference.

I should be more comfortable sitting for a session in front of the computer soon - thus a more better letter to fans and fanage.

Zing! OMG! ~~

My lovely and talented drive-through karma has been accepted into the school of her choice: EMERSON COLLEGE!

Daughter accepted into college, dog lying next to me, knowingly, yea, lovingly lapping up tear salt from my face...

There is no greater happiness to my life today.

Rick



"NOTE FROM RICK"
THANKSGIVING
November 26, 2015

RDA Richard is still dealing with a great deal of back pain. Fans from around the world have been sending get well cards to brighten his day, and the first batch of cards is on its way to him.

In the meantime, Richard appeared on Thanksgiving Day with another of his selfies and managed to share a smile, which he sent with the caption:

"Trying to hide a triple chin."



"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
November 17, 2015

Andy

Andy Richard and Andy continue to find comfort in each other's company.

Richard has been dealing with severe back pain, and both he and Andy are still struggling with the loss of Daisy.

Today Richard shared some pictures of his best friend, and each picture came with a brief caption.

The first image, in color (left), came with the title "Confusion" and was captioned "Andy.... continues to grieve."

The second image, in black and white (right), came with the caption "Andy.... a very sad dog. We are our own support group."



"NOTE FROM RICK"
SUPER MEGAFEST CANCELLATION
November 13, 2015

RDA Richard was clearly distressed when he wrote on Friday with the news that he has been forced to cancel his appearance at the Super Megafest convention near Boston later this month.

He has been dealing with health issues in the past few months, and the extreme pain in his lower back has only worsened in recent weeks, making the trip impossible.

He asked that the news be shared here once the convention organizers have been able to address the situation. And he asked for fans' understanding of his extreme reluctance to have to make such a disappointing decision.

He writes, in part:

November 13, 2015

I will not be able to attend the Boston event.

My back situation is causing constant, excruciating pain throughout the lumbar, sacral quadrant....
Hours & hours of MRI & CT scans in the last ten days.

I hope that those who know me will understand how cancelling out of a commitment like this affects me --

rick



"NOTE FROM RICK"
DAISY
October 31, 2015

Daisy On Tuesday evening, Richard sent a picture of Daisy. Late Saturday night, he followed up with the very sad news that his beloved dog had passed away.

October 31, 2015

Much trauma and disarray of late:

My dear dog Daisy died two days ago, finally taken by the affects of spinal injuries collected over the years. I'm truly not ready yet to recount the details.

The absolute worst is trying to console Andy. She is so confused, unable to make sense out of the absence of her 'sister' / best friend.

Rick



LEGEND ON DVD
October 26, 2015

Legend Fans have been waiting for 20 years. Today, TVShowsOnDVD.com has announced that Legend will finally be released on DVD. The short-lived TV series starring Richard Dean Anderson and John de Lancie was set in the Old West and aired for 12 episodes in 1995. Fans have been working toward its release ever since the show went off the air.

According to TVShowsOnDVD, the complete UPN series will be released by Mill Creek Entertainment and will be available on home video for the first time ever on January 5, 2016 in a 2-DVD set for the suggested price of $14.98. The cover art can be seen here.

Click here to read the complete press release from TVShowsOnDVD.

Click here to order Legend on DVD from Amazon.

Click here to learn more about Legend, the show often cited by Richard as the favorite of his television series.



USC QUENCH THE FIRE
October 18, 2015

RDA On October 18th, the University of Southern California School of Medicine hosted the 9th Annual Quench the Fire 5K/10K Run & Walk at Woodley Avenue Park in Van Nuys, California. The proceeds from the event benefited the USC Pain Center at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in its goal to support education, research, and treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and other neuropathic chronic pain diseases. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, also called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is a chronic neurological disease affecting an estimated 1.5 to more than 6 million Americans. To learn more about chronic pain conditions or to make a donation, visit the USC Quench the Fire website.

Richard's doctor has been associated with the USC Pain Center, and in support of the work they are doing there, Richard has appeared at each of the nine Annual Run/Walk events, where he has signaled the start of the race, mingled with the fans who attended, posed for pictures, and signed autographs.

Click here to see some pictures from the event.



MACGYVER REBOOT
October 2, 2015

RDA It was announced today that CBS Television Studios is preparing to reboot MacGyver as a series for television. The new version will follow a 20-something MacGyver as he gets recruited into a clandestine organization where he uses his unique problem-solving skills.

Henry Winkler will executive produce the new project as he did for the original, and the pilot episode is to be written by R. Scott Gemmill (of NCIS: Los Angeles) and directed by James Wan (of Mortal Kombat).

As yet there has been no word about the studio's commitment beyond the potential pilot, nor has there been any indication if Richard Dean Anderson will have any involvement.

The early online response from fans to the reboot news is that only Richard Dean Anderson is truly "MacGyver." When told about the fan reaction, Richard replied, "I like that response..... a lot!!"

Click here to read the full press release from the Hollywood Reporter.



OZ COMIC-CON BRISBANE & SYDNEY
September 19-27, 2015

RDA Richard returned to Australia to attend Oz Comic-Con, which was held on two consecutive weekends in Brisbane and in Sydney, Australia.

At each convention, Richard took the opportunity to greet fans, pose for photos, sign autographs, and participate in Q & A panels.

In addition, before the convention began, Richard participated in a series of interviews for radio, television, and print to promote the upcoming events.

Click here to see photos and media appearances from Richard's week-long visit to Comic-Con.



GATECON: THE HOMECOMING
September 13, 2015

Gatecon Gatecon is joining forces with Legends to stage a brand new, exciting & memorable event - "The Homecoming: A Weekend With Richard Dean Anderson, Friends & Special Guests." The latest Gatecon will be held in Vancouver, Canada from September 8th to the 12th, 2016, at the traditional Gatecon home of the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel (formerly the Richmond Inn), in the Vancouver suburb of Richmond.

Following on from the huge success of their eight previous Vancouver conventions between 2000 and 2010, Gatecon promises many very special events and activities in addition to outstanding guests.

All the usual Gatecon features will be there such as the "Absolutely Everybody" opening ceremony, autograph and photograph sessions, panels, banquet and charity auction, along with a whole host of new and unique convention activities, including a harbour cruise, glyph hunt, two costume competitions, and much, much more, all wrapped up in a colourful 1960's Vangroovy theme.

The Homecoming will also be supporting the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, with whom Richard Dean Anderson has an ongoing affiliation. The charity auction will be held to raise funds for SSCS, and representatives from Sea Shepherd will also be on hand throughout the event to answer questions about their work.

As the event title says, it is a weekend with Richard "and Friends," so there will be some very special guest announcements made over the coming months, along with some surprise appearances over the weekend itself. In fact, the first official Special Guest is the ever-popular Amanda Tapping, who will be dropping by to say hello during the course of the event. There will also be a special Sanctuary for Kids booth in the dealer's room. Joining Richard and Amanda will be fan-favourite Michael Shanks.

More event details will be released soon, including ticket prices. In the meantime, the best way to stay informed is to visit the Gatecon website and to join the Gategoers Forum, as that will be the place for the most up-to-date and detailed information on all aspects of The Homecoming. You can also join the Mailing List so you can receive event updates straight into your inbox via The Homecoming Newletters, or follow Gatecon on Facebook and Twitter.



OXFORD DICTIONARIES
August 27, 2015

RDA Thirty years after his debut, MacGyver has achieved another milestone. He has become a verb. Today the Oxford University Press announced the addition of 23 new words to OxfordDictionaries.com, the online version of its dictionary, and perhaps a first step to eventually being included in the prestigious Oxford English Dictionary.

Among the new words selected for already being widely in use in the English language is:

MacGyver: verb [with object] US informal
Make or repair (an object) in an improvised or inventive way, making use of whatever items are at hand
'he MacGyvered a makeshift jack with a log'
'he has a shock of short red hair and a pair of rectangular-framed glasses MacGyvered with duct tape'
'I know you're laughing, but you have no idea how many things I've MacGyvered with paper clips.'

Origin
1990s: from Angus MacGyver, the lead character in the television series MacGyver (1985-1992), who often made or repaired objects in an improvised way.



THE TODAY SHOW AUSTRALIA
August 27, 2015

RDA Richard will be attending Oz Comic-Con next month in both Brisbane and Sydney. In preparation for his visit down under, he joined The Today Show in Australia for a live interview via satellite from Los Angeles. Chatting with Karl Stefanovic, who donned a mullet wig for the occasion, Richard reminisced about his years on MacGyver as well as his role in Stargate, his visits to conventions, his daughter's acting ambitions, and the continuing work of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Click here to watch the interview.



LONDON FILM AND COMIC CON
July 17-19, 2015

RDA In July, Richard was among the celebrity guests at the London Film and Comic Con, held at the Olympia in London, England. There he once again greeted fans, posed for photos, signed autographs, and participated in Q & A panels.

Click here to see some photos from the weekend event.




"NOTE FROM RICK"
FIJI
July 9, 2015

RDA While Richard was travelling in the South Pacific, he sent an email to keep in touch. However, due to either a technology malfunction or an anomaly in the space-time continuum, his email, dated June 25th, didn't arrive until July 9th.

June 25, 2015

I'm trying to write something!

I'm going to send this and hope that it gets through to you. Not only am I using my "lemon" computer that has NEVER served me satisfactorily, BUT, I am also in Fiji right now. The people are extremely kind and good... but I have never experienced worse internet service, in my life.

(I love putting on a snit over spectacular technological developments... like, how dare I?)

Let me know if this lands in your space.

Rick

PS. Shaved the mustache.


Later, he texted to confirm that the email from Fiji had been sent weeks earlier. At home now, he's been resting his back, which didn't benefit from the "12 hour flights to and from Fiji."

Still later, before heading out for a series of errands and a "mud-thick espresso cut with a squirt of scalding water," he sent another email to fill in a few more details.

July 9, 2015

I AM back from Fiji. Not too much to tell about the experience from my perspective.

Now, WYLIE....!! My, God, I want HER life. She spent two weeks "camped" in the back hills of the main island with about 14 other teenagers, performing community services in a variety of increasingly poor villages, teaching, building, painting, romping... She taught the little kids English, and her specialty, computers. There is a program pending to deliver some equipment in the future... etc.

God, she's great!! I'll fill in MY blanks another time.

I'll try to keep these little snippets coming your way...

ra




OTTAWA COMICCON
May 8-10, 2015

RDA In May, Richard was among the celebrity guests at the Ottawa Comiccon, held at the EY Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. There he once again greeted fans, posed for photos, signed autographs, and participated in a Q & A panel.

During his visit, he also gave a brief interview in which he discussed the way the name "MacGyver" has entered the English language, his impression of the "MacGruber" skits on SNL, and his love of the people of Canada.

Click here to view the interview clip.




NATIONAL ENQUIRER
May 8-10, 2015

RDA

On April 22nd, shortly after returning from the StarFest convention in Denver, Richard was spotted by photographers doing his grocery shopping at a Malibu market. The paparazzi pictures quickly made the rounds of the press, both national and foreign, both print and online. The National Enquirer, more complimentary than most, commented on his jovial smile and lack of the MacGyver mullet.

The image ran in the May 11th edition of the National Enquirer on page 3. Click here to see the images.



STARFEST
April 17-19, 2015

RDA In April, Richard traveled to Denver, Colorado to attend StarFest at the Denver Tech Center. Once again, he posed for photos, signed autographs, and participated in a Meet & Greet event as well as a Q & A panel.

On Friday before the convention began, Richard also appeared on the local morning talk show "Daybreak," where he talked about his career on both MacGyver and on Stargate, as well as his experiences meeting fans at conventions such as StarFest.

To view pictures from the event and to watch his morning interview, click here.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
BIRTHDAY THANK YOU
February 19, 2015

RDA Richard's computer finally returned from repair, and as he returned to the world of the internet, he took the opportunity to explore the birthday greetings, fan mail messages, and donations on his website. Touched by the support of his fans, he sent a message of thanks.

February 19, 2015

My computer works!!!!

Before another decade saunters by, I'd like to say something to the near billion (near) men, women, girls, boys, transfolks, etc., who have miraculously remained within earshot of my distant and infrequent voice. I'm not so sure what I should say. I am, however, very certain what I want to say to every- (and/or any-) one who has ever written to me in hopes of either receiving a response... or, at the very least, an acknowledgement that I still breathe, and therefore could very well have, at the very least, read your letters (etc.)

To everyone of YOU !!!!!! I would like to offer my apologies -- because I have let the impression fester and grow that I don't know or care about the beautiful humanoids who have created for me, a very clear and honest (picture/definition of the word *******!!) reality, one that has kept me breathing, and smiling, and embracing... all of you, who have remained... loyal!!

My God, All...... Thank You!!

PS. I believe I've been unclear:
This evening I sat down to apologize to anyone who was still turning an ear to the silence I've provided for Kate (dear, sweet, Miss Kate), as she so faithfully, laboriously, and frustratingly kept the Web Site, (is that how one spells it...?) alive, colorful, as current as she could possibly keep it without ANY help from her subject!!

So..... um.... I'm sorry!

Also, I'm pledging to make it better.

If I can figure out HOW to do it without involving my cell phone.... I'm going to try sending some pictures.
(I've warned her: THIS COULD GET BORING!!)

Love to All,

ra



"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
February 14, 2015

RDA Richard's most recent selfie arrived from the jungle, with a top secret message. It is self explanatory. Or not.

February 14, 2015

My life as a spy was not as short-lived as many of you may think.

This photo (if you can tell it's me) is an extremely rare (and certainly, Top Secret) capture of myself donning, "the deep cover," "deep-jungle,"... "invisible," "camouflage."

Like I said, "classified," so, you know, go ahead and "destroy" this...... "evidence," and then let me know how much you "like" the picture of me.

"SQUACK" -- roger -- over

(Anderson, Rick) Pretend you can't read this name, OK?

Click here to see the complete collection of Richard's selfies.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
WICKED
January 27, 2015

RDA After attending a performance of "Wicked" in Los Angeles to celebrate his birthday with his daughter Wylie, Richard shared a picture of the two of them on the stage of the Pantages Theater, and he added a note about his 65th birthday.

January 27, 2015

My exquisite daughter takes me to "Wicked" for my birthday!!

Though it's the 2nd for me, the 3rd for her, this production brought us both to tears of appreciation and awe.

(My dear friend, Kim Zimmer, whom I have not seen for a decade, is in this production, making the passing of year 65 not just painless, but...... perfect!!)

Thank you, Wylie!

You keep me happy!!

Dad



"NOTE FROM RICK"
BIRTHDAY
January 23, 2015

RDA Richard turns 65 years old on January 23rd, and fans gathered to send their best wishes and to donate to his charities in honor of the occasion.

The eCards and links were forwarded to him as the day dawned, and in the wee hours of the morning, he sent a brief response after checking his email. He had begun reading through the messages, but with so many hundreds to read, he promised to return after getting some rest.

January 23, 2015

I have had to resort (finally !!) to an old iPad for this response; I've been without proper computer service for nigh on....... well, a whole bunch of time.

For once I won't be wandering aimlessly about a "catch up" message, with this hunt-and-peck, finger poking style on the keyboard. But, in a breath, I will say that when my clunker old Mainframe is brought back to life (prayers!), I will be very motivated to jot something proper to what feels like a band of wild loyalists!

Bought tickets to "Wicked" so Wylie can take me to the theater on my birthday, tonight. I'll tell you all about it.

Going to bed right now (4:10AM).

Thank you, once again, thank you.

R



"NOTE FROM RICK"
CHRISTMAS FLASH MOB
December 21, 2014

US Air Force Welcoming the Christmas season, Richard forwarded a message that he had received. It included a link to a YouTube video of a Flash Mob performance by the U.S. Air Force Band at the Smithsonian. After enjoying the video, he passed it on with his own brief review:

December 21, 2014

Love the Military..... Rick

Click here to view the video on YouTube.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
THE DIVINERS
November 21, 2014

RDA Richard had been keeping busy since his return from New Zealand. He took a moment to share his pride in his daughter's latest performance at her high school, and he promised that more "reflections" would come.

November 21, 2014

Wylie appeared in the opening night of "The Diviners," and I must say...... she is wonderful!

It's a very 'straight' play, sad, heavy, etc. and Wylie rose to a new level of performance. I have always suggested she slow down, breathe, calm herself.... listen.....

Director cornered me to make some very complimentary remarks -- which he rarely does.

Rick



"NOTE FROM RICK"
NEW ZEALAND
October 25, 2014

RDA On Saturday evening, following the first full day of Armageddon Expo, Richard finally succeeded in getting his iPad to work, and he shared his impressions of New Zealand, the convention, and his visit to Hobbiton.

October 25, 2014

I now have an iPad, and thus, a far less frustrating way to communicate.

The convention is very, very well attended (see: crowded!).

NZers are so polite, and appreciative, with apparently grand, good hearts.

Nearly a 3 hour trek to visit Hobbit Town (Ville, City, etc.) -- very worth the bus ride. Little Hobbit stuff everywhere! BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE!!! Exquisite countryside! I want that countryside!!! (Paleese).

Looooooong flight to get here.
I hear it's longer going back.

More to come.

RA

Click here for more pictures and videos of Richard's weekend appearances in Auckland.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
October 24, 2014

RDA While touring Hobbiton, the "Lord of the Rings" movie set near Auckland, New Zealand, Richard resumed his series of selfies of the partially obscured traveller.

In town for the Armageddon Expo this weekend, he managed to get his iPad to connect, and sent a brief message with the as yet uncaptioned selfie.

October 24, 2014

I have been trying to get my iPad to work, and my iPhone. If you receive this message you will be the first.

In a later message, he added his own caption for his most recent photo:

RD @ Hobbit Town, Middle Earth. In bg is the front door to his newly-acquired Hobbit Hole -- really just a small condo.

Click here to see the complete collection of Richard's selfies.

Click here for more pictures and videos of Richard's weekend appearances in Auckland.



ARMAGEDDON EXPO
October 24-27, 2014

RDA Richard visited New Zealand for the very first time when he appeared as one of the guests for the Armageddon Expo at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland, New Zealand. Arriving a few days before the convention began, he had the opportunity to enjoy some of the sites of the host city, and to participate in the media blitz preceding the main event.

Click here for pictures and videos of Richard's weekend appearances in Auckland.



USC QUENCH THE FIRE
October 19, 2014

RDA On October 19th, the University of Southern California School of Medicine hosted the 8th Annual Quench the Fire 5K Run & Walk at Woodley Avenue Park in Van Nuys, California. The proceeds from the event benefited the USC Pain Center at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in its goal to support education, research, and treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and other neuropathic chronic pain diseases. To learn more about chronic pain conditions or to make a donation, visit the USC Quench the Fire website.

Richard's doctor has been associated with the USC Pain Center, and in support of the work they are doing there, Richard has appeared at each of the eight Annual Run/Walk events, where he has signaled the start of the race, mingled with the fans who attended, posed for pictures, and signed autographs.



SCIFI DINER PODCAST
October 10, 2014

RDA The SciFi Diner Podcast has just released an interview that they completed with Richard during his appearance at Shore Leave 36 in Baltimore last August.

In the interview, Richard talks about getting the role of Jack O'Neill, stunts and injuries during his career, his recognition as an honorary general, and his work with charities such as the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

The audio podcast #229 can be found on the SciFi Diner Podcast website.




"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
September 12, 2014

RDA Richard stopped by today to share another of his selfies.

This one came without a caption - just a smile.

Click here to see the complete collection of Richard's selfies.




"NOTE FROM RICK"
CHALLENGERS BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
September 4, 2014

Challengers This afternoon, Richard forwarded a message he had received, asking for support for the Challengers Boys & Girls Club, one of the charities that he supports.

September 4, 2014

Can we forward this out to the fans? ~ Rick

Hello ALL!

Challengers Boys & Girls Club is one of the 2 remaining finalists in the LA Laker Foundation YOU Grant Refurbishment Contest. The winner of this contest will receive the resources needed to refurbish/build a basketball court at their facility. For us this means refurbishing our outdoor Nike court. The winner is decided by the fans so I need for you and everyone that you know to go to http://www.nba.com/lakers/community/140828_courtRefurbishment_finalists and vote for Challengers Boys & Girls Club so that we can beat out the competition and WIN this contest.

PLEASE SHARE this link via text, email, social media and every outlet that you may have.

Fans may only vote once and the voting period ends at Noon PDT on Friday, September 12, 2014. (TIP: You can vote more than once by using different emails.)

So stop what you are doing and VOTE TODAY and THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Corey Dantzler
Challengers Boys and Girls Club
www.cbgcla.org



"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
August 21, 2014

Andy Today, Richard shared two more of his photos of his "favorite people."

This time, Daisy's companion, Andy, posed for Richard's camera.

Click here to see the complete collection of Richard's recent photos.




"NOTE FROM RICK"
DAISY
August 20, 2014

Daisy After a bit of a break from the "odd" adventures of the partially obscured traveller, Richard returned to share some more of his own pictures. In the wee hours of the morning, he sent a picture of his dog, Daisy.

August 20, 2014

Daisy Doo, Lover Dog.

Click here to see the complete collection of Richard's recent photos.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
August 7, 2014

RDA Another day brought a group of three more photos and captions in part three of Richard's continuing series.

Click here to see the complete collection of Richard's selfies and captions.




"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
August 6, 2014

RDA Richard returned with the second picture in his series of selfies.

Then................... it occurred to me.

Click here to see the complete collection of Richard's selfies and captions.




"NOTE FROM RICK"
SELFIE
August 4, 2014

RDA Following his appearance at Shore Leave 36, Richard boarded a plane and headed for home. As he was arriving back in Los Angeles, he sent a quick photo, a selfie taken on the trip, with a promise for more details to come.

August 4, 2014

Here is a picture for you to post somewhere... Caption to follow.

Later, Richard returned with another message. He explained that he had taken a series of selfies, which he hoped to send over time, "that might portray my 'Guy,' suspecting something odd is happening around him." The adventure would begin on the plane, and he offered the caption for his picture:

The flight was well under way when he appeared. "He was staring at me... through closed eyes."

Click here to see the complete collection of Richard's selfies and captions.



SHORE LEAVE 36
August 1-3, 2014

RDA Richard's convention appearances brought him to the Middle Atlantic States for the first time when he became a guest at Shore Leave 36 in Baltimore, Maryland during the first weekend in August. As usual, he signed autographs and posed for pictures with fans, and he participated in two question and answer panels.

The convention fell on his daughter Wylie's 16th birthday, and so during his first panel on August 2nd, he used his phone to make a video of the entire audience singing "Happy Birthday" to Wylie, which he then emailed to her for the occasion. During his second panel the following afternoon, he shared with the audience Wylie's enthusiastic response.

Click here to see photos from Shore Leave 36.



ARMAGEDDON EXPO
July 9, 2014

RDA It was announced today that Richard Dean Anderson will be among the guests for Armageddon Expo, a convention to be held in Auckland, New Zealand from October 24-27, 2014.

A press release from Armageddon stated:

New Zealand's biggest pulp-culture event, the Armageddon Expo is proud to announce the world's most recognised DIY action hero will be attending the Auckland event at the ASB Showgrounds from October 24th to 27th.

"We're thrilled that Richard will be coming to Auckland in October," says Beyond Reality Media Director William Geradts. "He is such an icon for so many people, from his role as MacGyver and then as the Jack O'Neill in Stargate - and we're really looking forward to introducing him to his fans here."

Of his trip to New Zealand, Richard Dean Anderson himself is looking forward to it.

"Never been to New Zealand!" he says. "Looking forward to rectifying that situation in October as I make my way westward, WAY westward in continuing my life-long search for Old Zealand. So if you see me on the side of the road, don't follow me because I'll be lost!" he said.

Richard himself helped to make the announcement in a video clip that can be seen here.

For more information, visit Armageddon Expo.



OZ COMIC-CON
July 5-6, 2014

RDA Despite his interrupted travel plans, Richard was able to arrive safely in Melbourne, Australia on Friday, July 4th, slightly more than a day behind schedule. He still had the opportunity to make a few media appearances on the day he arrived, before taking part in Oz Comic-Con at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne over the weekend.

Click here for pictures and videos of Richard's weekend appearances in Melbourne.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
QANTAS
July 2, 2014

MacGyver On Tuesday evening, Richard was scheduled to fly to Australia to attend Oz Comic-Con in Melbourne, Australia this weekend. However, a major mishap occurred on board the flight, prompting Richard to send this message early Wednesday morning. Here's hoping the rest of his travels are less eventful.

July 2, 2014

Well, this is something! Three hours out, over the Pacific Ocean, a main water pipe snapped and gushed 70% of ALL water on board, down the galley wall, creating a raging river that ran the length of the BRAND NEW A-380-600 Air Bus, forcing the plane to turn around and return to Los Angeles... Which is where I am now.

Qantas is putting us up in a hotel until our replacement flight takes off later tonight from LAX, arriving Melbourne very early, Aussie time.

One word: OMG !!!



PHOENIX COMICON
June 5-8, 2014

RDA Only days after returning from his visit to FedCon in Germany, Richard was once again making a convention appearance, this time in Arizona at the Phoenix Comicon being held at the Phoenix Convention Center. Once again, he greeted the fans during several photo and autograph sessions, and he shared anecdotes and observations during a question and answer panel.

Click here to watch Richard's panel and to see photos from the event in Phoenix.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
LOS ANGELES KINGS
June 2, 2014

LA Kings Richard had been spending the weekend in Düsseldorf, Germany for FedCon 23, but he hadn't forgotten the Stanley Cup playoffs taking place back in the United States. On Sunday night, the Los Angeles Kings faced the Chicago Blackhawks in game seven of the Western Conference finals, and Richard stayed up well past midnight to follow the game live online. At 4am, as the game progressed, Richard sent a brief message from Germany to test his internet access.

June 2, 2014

I hope this finds you!

Let me start with an update on logistics (I very well may mean, geography...?)

I am in Düsseldorf.... which is in Germany, which is in Europe, which lies mostly west of Asia, which articulates the Pacific Ocean, which spans a massive distance with mostly very, very cold and salty water.... More often than not, I am situated on the right side of the Pacific Ocean as you contemplate most every globe on the face of the.... well.... planet, which, of course, is often represented by.... a globe.

All of which serves as a reminder to ME, anyway, that we all gotta be somewhere most all of the time.... I do believe.

Richard


Later that day, he headed home by way of London, and while waiting for his flight to board, he added to his previous message.

June 2, 2014

At Heathrow waiting 2 minutes more...

It's a LITTLE frustrating to be in a foreign country, (TWO foreign countries, actually, as I travel throughout the day) and have "YOUR LOS ANGELES KINGS!!!!!!" pull off yet another miracle, certainly set an all-time record of 3 consecutive, 7th game playoff victories, AND earn their second trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in three years.... by beating the Chicago Blackhawks in their pursuit of a 2nd consecutive Stanley Cup Championship.... 4-3 in overtime.

The radio reception I conjured on the computer last night was the WGN feed from Chicago --- the two Chicago announcers not once showing an ounce of objectivity, clearly and openly cheering the Blackhawks on to what turned out to be a home team, home town, defeat.

At about 5:16 AM, Düsseldorf time, I mustered but a smile.... of victory.

My flight is boarding. Good night.

Richard



FEDCON 23
May 29 - June 1, 2014

RDA Richard returned to Germany in May to attend FedCon 23 in Düsseldorf. The convention marked a reunion of sorts with his Stargate co-stars, Amanda Tapping and Michael Shanks. In addition to photo and autograph sessions, Richard attended the opening press conference, and he participated in several panels, both on his own and with Amanda, Michael, and Stargate guest stars Jay Acovone (Kawalsky) and Suanne Braun (Hathor).

Click here to see photos from Richard's appearances at FedCon.



MACGYVER APP
May 20, 2014

MacGyver FairPlay Media Limited has released a new puzzle app based on the MacGyver character, available for both the Apple and Android platforms.

MacGyver: Deadly Descent is a mobile interactive 3D puzzle game which follows a similar plot to the pilot episode of the TV show in which MacGyver is engaged in a race against time to save scientists trapped in a high tech laboratory as he makes a potentially deadly descent into the facility and works his way through a labyrinth of complex puzzles for the player to solve.

A few days after the game's release, the celebrity news show TMZ caught up with Richard and his daughter Wylie. Asked his opinion of the new game, Richard acknowledged that he hadn't yet heard about it.

Video of the brief encounter can be seen here.



EMERALD CITY COMICON 2014
March 28-30, 2014

RDA Richard was among the guests who attended the Emerald City Comicon at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. The weekend included many sessions for autographs and photos with fans, and Richard also participated in a panel on Friday evening. In addition to the familiar questions about anecdotes and favorites, he also related his story about once using a "Swiss Army Bench" when he was locked out of his house, he spoke about the bicycle trip he had taken in his youth, and he acknowledged that while MacGyver was a unique role model, the best role models for children today are supportive parents.

Click here to see video and photos from Richard's Friday night panel.



SIMPSONS COMMENTARY
February 27, 2014

RDA On February 27th, Richard sent a brief note to say that he would be attending a recording session later that afternoon to add his voice to the Simpsons Season Seventeen DVD commentaries. There is no word yet on when the DVD set will be released, but Richard will be among those sharing his thoughts during his episode, "Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore," which originally aired in April of 2006.

Click here for more information about Richard's appearance on the Simpsons.



USC QUENCH THE FIRE
December 8, 2013

RDA On December 8th, the University of Southern California School of Medicine hosted the 7th Annual Quench the Fire 5K Run & Walk at Woodley Avenue Park in Van Nuys, California. The proceeds from the event benefited the USC Pain Center at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in its goal to support education, research, and treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and other neuropathic chronic pain diseases. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, also called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is a chronic neurological disease affecting an estimated 1.5 to more than 6 million Americans. To learn more about chronic pain conditions or to make a donation, visit the USC Quench the Fire website.

Richard's doctor has been associated with the USC Pain Center, and in support of the work they are doing there, Richard has appeared at each of the seven Annual Run/Walk events, where he has signaled the start of the race, mingled with the fans who attended, posed for pictures, and signed autographs.

Click here to see some pictures and videos from the event.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
November 11, 2013

Andy Richard sent a quick, spontaneous message to share his latest photo of his "girl" - his Australian shepherd, Andy.

November 11, 2013

This is my Girl.

Truly, what's not to love ?¿

Richard



"NOTE FROM RICK"
PAUL WATSON
November 1, 2013

RDA with Paul Watson and SSCS Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society had been unable to return to the United States since May of 2012 when an Interpol Red Notice from Costa Rica called for his arrest for an alleged violation dating back to 2002. However, when the Red Notice was dropped, Captain Watson was able to return once again to the US, and one of his first stops on October 28th was a visit with Richard at his home in Malibu. Richard sent a brief message about their visit earlier in the week.

November 1, 2013

Paul stopped by. He and an intimate group of three Shepherds came to the house for Limeade and Lemonade. Everyone took a hand full of ice with their lemonade -- PW and I both had the limeade.

Other than the Captain responding to a few direct inquiries about the politics that plague our organization, and some rather animated epithets shot toward the Japanese whaling industry, our afternoon was peaceful, quiet, and filled with loving relief that our friend was home, and safe.

Richard



FAN EXPO & DRAGON*CON
August 22 - September 1, 2013

RDA At the end of August, Richard met with fans at two more conventions.

First was Fan Expo Canada, held August 22-25 in Toronto, Canada. At the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Richard attended a Q & A panel, posed for photo ops, and signed autographs for his many fans.

The following weekend, he traveled to Dragon*Con, held August 30-September 1 in Atlanta, Georgia. Here he was also joined by Stargate alumni Christopher Judge, Teryl Rothery, Dan Payne, and Alex Zahara for a group Stargate panel in addition to a Q & A session on his own and still more photos and autographs.

Pictures from his most recent convention circuit can be seen here.

In between the two conventions, Richard also granted an interview for his website, which can be found in the Archives section here.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
HELLO
July 6, 2013

RDA & Wylie In the middle of the night, Richard dropped by to share a quick "hello" and a photo of himself with young Wylie.

July 6, 2013

Hi,

Truly, just want to say, Hello.

Richard



THE BOB RIVERS SHOW & EMERALD CITY COMICON
May 30, 2013

Emerald City The Bob Rivers Show is a local morning radio program broadcast on 95.7 FM from Seattle. Speaking by phone from Los Angeles, Richard spoke with Bob Rivers as they made the announcement that Richard will be a guest at the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, March 28-30, 2014. During the radio interview, Richard talked about his career, his convention appearances, and his daughter Wylie.

Click here to hear Richard's morning radio interview.

Click here for more information about Emerald City Comicon.



DALLAS COMIC CON 2013
May 17-19, 2013

RDA This weekend, Richard attended the Dallas Comic Con at the Irving Convention Center near Dallas, Texas. Before the convention began, he appeared on the local morning talk show, "Good Morning Texas," and during the weekend he posed for photos with fans, signed autographs, and participated in a Stargate panel with Tony Amendola.

Click here for more information from the convention.



DON'T TRUST THE B---- IN APT 23
May 17, 2013

RDA Last December, Richard shot a brief guest appearance on the ABC sitcom "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt 23," but the series was canceled by the network shortly afterward, and the final eight episodes never aired.

According to members of the show's cast, however, the final eight episodes, including Richard's guest appearance, become available for viewing online as of May 17th via abc.com, iTunes, and Hulu.

More information about Richard's guest appearance can be found in the Filmography.



CALGARY EXPO 2013
April 26-28, 2013

RDA This weekend, Richard attended the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo in Calgary, Canada. He participated in two panel discussions, one Stargate panel on Saturday with Michael Shanks, and one MacGyver panel on Sunday. In addition, he posed for photos with fans and signed autographs.

Fans unable to attend the event could view many of the panels and events via computer, both through live-streaming and archived video from FlipON.TV

Click here to view some videos and pictures from the convention.



NEW AUDI
April 8, 2013

RDA Richard has owned Audi cars for more than a decade, and when he made his latest purchase of the newest model, his dealer at DCH Audi invited him to record a testimonial about his car buying experience.

Click here to view the video of Richard, his dealer, and his new car (with cameos by Andy and Daisy).



"NOTE FROM RICK"
MELBOURNE
March 21, 2013

RDA Richard was among the supporters who waited at the pier in Williamstown on March 20th to welcome home the Sea Shepherd fleet of Operation Zero Tolerance. He also participated in a press conference, sharing his support for Sea Shepherd and Captain Paul Watson, and he briefly attended the celebratory party that evening.

In the wee hours of Thursday morning, as his trip to Australia was drawing to a close, Richard sent another email to share his thoughts about the events of the day and about his return home.

March 21, 2013

Today was the return of three-fourths of the Sea Shep's armada. The party was tonight, an event from which I had to part early-ish.

It has been an absolutely glorious day! Except for the fact that Captain Watson could not join us because of the political issues that keep him at sea, ostracized and country-less, (Thank you, Japanese Whaling Industry for your unlawful and maniacal slaughter of the Whales of the Australian Whale Sanctuary) the day WAS near perfect. Some of us were surprised to NOT see the Federal Police of Australia, as we expected Paul to be arrested immediately if he showed his snowy-white head. But, no show for the Federalies..... OR Captain Watson.

I should try to continue my musing when I get home. We leave later this morning, Thursday, and of course, I am not packed. (I HATE THAT!!!!) But, I've kept it simple here in Williamstown, unpacking only one small carry-on suitcase which easily housed the clothing I nearly didn't need. I've rotated four Sea Shepherd black t-shirts, three pair of sun glasses, necessities, LA Kings Stanley Cup Champions hat, and some unmentionable contraband for the family.... heh, heh....

That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.

rda

Information and photos from Richard's visit to Australia can be found here for Perth, Adelaide, and Melbourne.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
AUSTRALIA
March 18, 2013

RDA Richard left Adelaide and flew to Melbourne for the arrival of the Sea Shepherd fleet later this week. During the earlier part of his travels in Australia, he was having difficulty connecting to the internet to keep in touch. However, in Melbourne, he joked about finally finding "civilization" in the form of a strong WiFi signal.

March 18, 2013

Oh, helloooooo.....!!

I have reached civilization, finally, and all the comforts held within. Running water, running electricity, running tabs....

I've been outfitted with not just an internet connection with a strong WiFi stream, but A KEYBOARD to boot. Not such an oddity for travelers who lug a 'mouse' around, but on the road I have gotten used to bringing my iPad, a mouseless unit, upon which it takes forever to compose! Arragh, I say.... arragh.

A comment on the events of recent days passed is easy: Australians are the most patient and polite people I have encountered in the Southern Hemisphere. That's a fairly large chunk of the earth, children, and there is another half-dome not included in this scientific study.

But I stand by my opinion.

Richard

Information and photos from Richard's visit to Australia can be found here for Perth, Adelaide, and Melbourne.



OZ COMIC-CON AT ADELAIDE
March 15-17, 2013

RDA Richard Dean Anderson continued his visit to Australia with a second appearance at Oz Comic-Con, this time being held at the Adelaide Showgrounds in Adelaide, Australia on March 16th and 17th.

Before the convention, he again participated in a number of media interviews via radio, television, and print.

Click here for more information, pictures, and videos from Richard's trip to Adelaide.



OPERATION ZERO TOLERANCE
March 14, 2013

Sea Shepherd

For the past few months, the Sea Shepherd fleet of Operation Zero Tolerance has been patrolling the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary in the South Pacific to protect whales from illegal poaching by Japanese whalers. The campaign is now coming to a close, and next week, three of the four ships from the fleet, including the Steve Irwin, the Bob Barker, and the Sam Simon, will be returning to port in Williamstown, near Melbourne, Australia. (The fourth ship, the Brigitte Bardot, is in Tasmania.)

Richard has been enjoying his visit to Perth and Adelaide for Oz Comic-Con, and since he will be in the area, he has decided to delay his return to LA for a few days so that he can add Melbourne to his itinerary and link up with Sea Shepherd Australia Director Jeff Hansen to welcome the three ships as they arrive in port on March 20th.

Click here for more information about Sea Shepherd Australia and Operation Zero Tolerance.

Pictures and information from Richard's visit to Melbourne can be found here.



STARGATE SG-1: UNLEASHED
March 14, 2013

O'Neill

Stargate SG-1: Unleashed is the all-new immersive third-person Stargate adventure from Arkalis Interactive.

Last November, Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks, and Christopher Judge all provided their voices to the new interactive game based on the Stargate series. The adventure is being released on March 14th for the iPad and iPhone, with a possible future release for the Android platform as well.

Click here for more information about Stargate SG-1: Unleashed from Arkalis Interactive.



OZ COMIC-CON AT PERTH
March 8-10, 2013

RDA Richard Dean Anderson returned to Australia for Oz Comic-Con, held at the Perth Exhibition Centre in Perth, Australia on March 9th and 10th.

Before the convention began, his visit also included a number of media interviews via radio, television, and print.

Click here for more information, pictures, and videos from Richard's trip to Perth.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
CONVENTIONS
March 4, 2013

RDA With the announcement of the upcoming convention schedule, Richard sent another brief email, this time looking forward to his return to North America.

March 4, 2013

It will be good to finally be "conning" in North America!

Bopping around the world for the last few years, Germany, England, South Africa, Brazil, Paris.... Australia. The list grows for international visitations, so it's time to work on my American accent.

I love the travel, around the world or across part of any given hemisphere, it's all excellent. But I really haven't spent enough time around my own continent (lately).

So.... Calgary, Dallas, Toronto, open wide!!! AAhhhhh.....

Richard

Richard is scheduled as a guest at the following upcoming conventions:

April 26-28, 2013
Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo

May 18-19, 2013
Dallas Comic-Con

August 23-25, 2013
Fan Expo Canada (Toronto)



DALLAS COMIC-CON
March 3, 2013

RDA Richard's convention circuit will return to the United States in May, 2013.

Today, Dallas Comic-Con, held at the Irving Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, has announced that Richard Dean Anderson will be among their media guests on May 18th and 19th.

Information about other confirmed guests, schedules, ticket prices, autographs, etc. will be available on the Dallas Comic-Con website.

May 18-19, 2013
Dallas Comic-Con



"NOTE FROM RICK"
OZ COMIC-CON
March 3, 2013

RDA Richard will soon be leaving for Australia to attend the Oz Comic-Con in Perth and Adelaide. In a quick email he shared his anticipation for his return to the southern hemisphere.

March 3, 2013

I'm heading down under. Down under what, you might ask. Well, I got no answer to that. Just.......that's where I'm headed.

It's been a couple of years and I will be honest: I've missed being in the southern hemisphere, so I am looking forward to getting there.... Actually, I look forward to BEING there more than I am GETTING there. 14-16 hour flight? Oy. OY!!, I say.

Dogs licking my legs, gotta go.

Richard

Information and pictures from Richard's visit to Australia can be found here.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
MARINE CORPS VIDEO
January 28, 2013

RDA An early promotional video entitled 'The Birthday Party' was produced by the US Marine Corps to celebrate its 200th anniversary and featured a young Richard Dean Anderson in a series of vignettes. As the video was being added to the Filmography of the website, Richard shared a few brief memories of his experience during the filming of one of his earliest appearances.

January 28, 2013

It's a vague recollection on all of this stuff.

I got picked from a lineup of male-type specimens, a couple hundred or so. I read a couple of scenes with a few of the boys, and ultimately got the part.

The clearest memory I have of the experience is waiting for the sun to rise just a wee bit so we could start shooting. (Obviously an event planned without my approval. 3:15am call time. I mean, come on... Really?)

Anyway, while waiting and slithering down a hot pepper-laced breakfast burrito, I started to sense a "presence" around the truck, and, damned if I didn't catch actual movement near the shoreline.

What to my watering eyes did I see? But a gaggle of SEALs, walking upright, making a beeline, straight at lonely ole me. Scary-ish encounter.

I had been warned to not (not) talk to the SEALs if they happened among us. But they were curious, and ultimately, quite chatty!

Rick

The video can be viewed in the Filmography section of the website.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
BIRTHDAY THANK YOU
January 24, 2013

RDA In between computer crises, Richard has been able to surf through more of his birthday messages, and he took another moment to send his thanks to the fans.

January 24, 2013

OK!

WOW! There really ARE thousands of.... well wishers. I began with the latest of WW's birthday greetings, noting the relative (possibly,
futile) impossible-ness of what lay before me. But, here is my pledge: I will make eye contact with every note of well wishing... eventually. Now that I half-know how to get to places in the InterWeb (meaning, Kate told me where to go, one fine spring day ---- and I followed her suggestion). [ssseeeeeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhh.....! ... I uttered, upon following Ms. Ritter's directive.]

So, I've begun to enter, the Forest of Redemption, by first, offering an absolutely honest and sincere apology to every, single (or married or co-habitatting), humanoid, that has ever attempted to send me a tiding, good or bad. It's about trust, people. Thousands of people have been SO good to me, most by simply jotting down a sentiment and pushing a button or two. Others still send
paper letters! (It's true, not everyone can afford a computer; this can make e-mails a little tougher to produce, a reality for which we must adjust.) For me, it is becoming more and more obvious that I shouldn't assume YOU ALL know that I do appreciate every note, letter and blueberry I receive over the course of time. I have been v-e-r-y s-l-o-w to peek out of my tent to assess the temperature of things, like, EVERYTHING IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD.

Of course everyone will have to accept the fact that SUDDENLY I may have to ditch the premises to pick up my Kid on very short notice.

Like now!

Richard



"NOTE FROM RICK"
BIRTHDAY
January 23, 2013

RDA Richard has been struggling with computer issues for several weeks. Just as one problem would be repaired, another one would appear. Despite the technological troubles, however, he has been enjoying the many birthday wishes and donations that have been sent by fans, and he wrote to express his gratitude and appreciation.

January 23, 2013

Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou...

The computer WAS working for, oh, several hours, and then, (I kid you not), burped up a shy puff of smoke. Smoke!! Fer krine owt lowd. It's been suggested that time has come for a new 'puter.

But thank you for the fanage wishes. I will eventually have a working unit with which to read ALL sentiments.

An enormous Thanks to EVERYBODY!!!

...and love from this old fart...

ra



"NOTE FROM RICK"
HAPPY NEW YEAR
January 1, 2013

RDA Richard sent a quick email to wish everyone much happiness in the brand New Year.

January 1, 2013

I wish everyone happiness in the coming year.

As this has all the potential of being an exquisitely wonderful new year, I am leaning even heavier on the sentiment of Happy(ness) for anyone who truly wants it.

rick


Click to read earlier updates.