2nd April 2016

My dear Gabiteers;
It was with an incredibly heavy heart that I asked Julia and Becky to see about the possibility of changing the dates for AT9.
Never in our history have we ever even considered doing this. We have always soldiered on and weathered any storm.
And you dear attendees have made the events all the more fun for it.
Remember when I had food poisoning? (tuna sandwich against Julia's advice= bad idea…....just saying)
Remember me running between talks and autographs to breast feed Olivia? Spurred on by you chanting and giggling in the lobby. Awesome. Totally awesome.
Or AT8 where I had pneumonia….we made up all new ways to do Q and A’s and it was one of the best events.
Which brings me to asking for a date change for AT9. The truth is we are stuck between a rock and hard place. If we kept the weekend where it was I would have missed the cocktail party, Saturday morning and then I would have had to leave Sunday early afternoon.
Crazy right?! So we made the decision to try and push one week and the hotel was very amenable and we were able to get the rooms we need.
Believe me, I know this has caused considerable inconvenience and has even forced some of you to drop out, which is heartbreaking. I know it means changing plans and changing holidays and I hope this doesn’t prove to be too onerous.
I love and appreciate all of you for making the effort and for doing it with such humour and grace. I think those are two important words in our GABIT history…humour and grace.
Julia, Becky, Mumsey and John have it in abundance… and so do all of you.
So here’s the thing, I think AT9 will simply be THE best event we have ever done.
We have a few new surprises….I will be performing two original monologues (commissioned just for this event). I’ll have some original art and lots of charity auction goodies. The hilarious charades Q and A will be back, but better than ever.
I have been given permission to screen a very special film for you. :D
We are committed to having a joyful, goofy, poignant weekend.
Thank you for your understanding and your grace. I look forward to seeing you all soon.

12th February 2016

Crazy 8s Mentorship and Van Helsing directing

Amanda is Director Mentor on the Crazy 8 Films 16 production of Meetcute film. Amanda is seen in the picture with Director Patrick Currie.

Exciting news for Amanda's fans is that she is to direct this year on the 13 episode sci-fi series Van Helsing from Nomadic Pictures which is set to air on Syfy in the US.

9th December 2015

Dark Matter Season 2

Amanda arrived in Toronto a few days ago to start production today on the Season 2 opener of Dark Matter.



The Magicians

5th November 2015

The Magicians

Amanda has just started directing on the Syfy series The Magicians. This upcoming fantasy US TV series is based upon Lev Grossman's best-selling books and is expected to premiere on Syfy in early 2016. Series production is in Vancouver.




25th August 2015


Amanda has arrived in Budapest to start prep on the episodes she is directing on the second season of X Company, the Canadian/Hungarian spy thriller TV series on CBC. The series takes place during World War II and follows five recruits as they are trained as secret agents at a Canadian training facility and then sent out into the field.

As a result of this directing in Budapest, Amanda has unfortunately had to cancel her Australian
convention appearances in September.

Her message is below.

"So sorry to everyone about cancelling Oz Comic Con. I'll be just around the corner of the globe directing in Budapest.
See you next year!! xo"


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3rd July 2015

Appearance cancellation

Amanda has unfortunately had to cancel her appearance at Creation's Chicago event in August.

Her message is below.

"I am truly sorry to have had to cancel Creation's Chicago event, but I have been given a wonderful directing opportunity.
My apologies for any disappointment.
See you next year!

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8th May 2015

Guest starring in "Killjoys" and "Dark Matter" gets an airing date

Amanda is to guest star on "Killjoys", Syfy/Space's 10 episode joint venture. This Canadian bounty hunter drama debuts on June 19 9/8c.

The new Sci fi series "Dark Matter" has announced its air dates. It premieres on June 12 on Syfy 10/9c. Amanda directed episode #104.


Picture of Amanda at AT8

26th April 2015

AT8 and directing a Christmas film

The weekend of 10th - 12th April saw over 200 fans gather in London for Amanda's eighth very own convention, AT8. These regular and popular events are not only a chance for Amanda's fans to get together and spend a weekend in the company of Amanda, and for her to meet and say hello to everyone, but the events are also fundraisers which raise money for two important charities.
A staggering £30,000 was raised over the two and a half days for Hearing Dogs for the Deaf and Sanctuary for kids.
Amanda was overwhelmed by her fans' generosity.

Fans were then delighted to hear via a tweet from Amanda, the day after the Event, that a date for the ninth event was already in the planning. Keep an eye on the Gabit Events website details of the date of AT9 and when tickets will be available.

Amanda flew straight back from London to start work on directing a new Christmas film in Vancouver.





4th March 2015

ACTRA 2015 Woman of the Year

Amanda is honoured to have been named by ACTRA as 2015 Woman of the Year in celebration of International Women's Day.

ACTRA National President Ferne Downey said "Amanda Tapping is a highly regarded actor, director and producer,She is so multi-talented that she has become a source of inspiration to all the women in Canada’s extensive TV, film and digital community. Amanda dove into the digital world early and is now recognized as a phenomenal trailblazer. Her brilliant work as a humanitarian is far reaching and powerful.

ACTRA's "Woman of the Year" is selected by the ACTRA National Women's Committee.

ACTRA Press Release

Pic of Dark Matter


2nd February 2015

Dark Matter

Amanda kicked off prep today on Ep 104 of Dark Matter, an upcoming space drama from the producers of Lost Girl and Stargate, filming in Toronto.
Her first day of directing will be 12th February.

Pic of From Our Dark Side


4th November 2014

From our Dark Side

Amanda is excited to be mentoring on the Canadian women film writers "From our Dark Side" competition

Competition link


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7th October 2014

Directing Olympus

Amanda continues her directing stint on the TV series Olympus.

Picture of Ice Bucket


24th August 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Having been nominated by Emilie Ullerup and Julia Hague to take the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of ALS,
Amanda willingly rose to the occasion today as seen in her video.

Amanda's Video






15th August 2014

Amanda is currently busy directing on the new Syfy mythological drama series "Olympus"


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4th July 2014

"Strange Empire"

Amanda started directing today on Strange Empire. This CBC Television drama is set in an 1860s Western Frontier Town.


Amanda receiving an honorary Law Degree

12th June 2014

Honorary Doctor of Laws

On 12th June Amanda received an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree in a ceremony of Convocation at the University of Windsor.
Watch the ceremony and Amanda's speech here

14th April 2014


Amanda is currently scheduled to direct several episodes of the forthcoming mythological drama "Olympus", a Canadian/British co production.
More details to follow shortly.
Premiering in 2015.



10th April 2014

Comedy Sitcom

Amanda is guest-starring on two episodes of Package Deal, the Canadian Comedy sitcom for CITY TV and Rogers which is filmed in Vancouver.
First episode taping this week.
The sitcom from Andrew Orenstein (3rd Rock from the Sun) is about three dysfunctionally close brothers and the woman who comes between them.
Thursday's at 9.30 pm on @City_tv


22nd January 2014


From today Amanda starts directing on Continuum for the next few weeks.

Christmas Nevermore
12th December 2013

Christmas at Sanctuary for Kids

Amanda's Christmas message is on theSanctuary for kids website with a heartwarming update from Nepal. The S4K Bricks and Blocks campaign is well underway so do join in and help her fans build virtual houses.
If you are looking for a beautiful Christmas present do go and buy the astonishingly thoughtprovoking and magical book "Christmas Nevermore", sales of which benefit Sanctuary for kids.

Film Poster Random Acts of Roamce
14th November 2013

Random Acts of Romance

There is a screening of Random Acts of Romance at
The Rio Theatre, Vancouver
On November 14th at 7 p.m.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with cast members.
Amanda hopes to be able to make this Q&A
(she is now shooting Arctic Air that day)
Tickets available from

The screening in Toronto at the Carlton Theatre has been held over for a week. Fabulous news!





Amanda Interview

 November 2013

Milton's Secret

Amanda took part in an interview about Conscious Parenting for Milton's Secret Feature Film based on the book by Eckhart Tolle.
How do you connect with your children in the moment? What are some ways you bring mindful teachings into your family? Click here for the clip





Picture of Amanda directing

October 2013

Arctic Air

Amanda is directing episodes 309 / 310 (Block 5) of Arctic Air.




Amanda Interview

 8th July 2013

London Film and Comic Con

See Amanda's brief interview at London Film and Comic Con


24th May 2013

Leo Awards

Amanda co-presented an award in the Documentary category at the Leo's last night. Dressed in a stunning tuxedo, styled by the fabuolusly talented Jamie Mann, she took to the stage with co-star Zak Santiago from Random Acts of Romance.

Incidentally - Continuum won Best Dramatic Series! Huge congratulations to everyone involved in the show.

 24th May 2013


Amanda wrapped directing her episosde of Continuum today. Based on the twitter feed coming out after the episode had wrapped it was an experience enjoyed not only by Amanda but by cast and crew alike.

15th May 2013


Amanda guest stars in the Season Finale of Supernatural as the recurring character, Naomi.

East Of Main
 29th April 2013

Monday Night Live

Amanda just wrapped filming "Hell in a Handbag" todayand discarded her Nun's habit just in time to be ready to take part in "Monday Night Live" at East of Main in Vancouver. A storytelling evening hosted by Ryan Robbins.

Hell in a Handbag
 11th April 2013

New film "Hell in a Handbag"

Amanda starts shooting this weekend on the film "Hell in a Handbag". She plays a Mother Superior! Check out the photo of Amanda with her co-stars!
This action horror comedy is directed by and stars Martin Cummins, and Amanda is joined by Callum Keith Rennie and Brian Markinson. The film is slated for release in the Fall of 2013.

10th April 2013

Starfest Convention, Denver

Amanda is sorry to announce that she is no longer able to attend Starfest in Denver this month due to shooting schedules.

"I am so sorry about missing Starfest in Denver. :( I am shooting. I will however be at FanExpo in Vancouver on Sunday the 21st. Xo" Amanda.

 9th April 2013

The Rush TV, Interview

Joining hosts Fiona Forbes and Robin Dunne on this Canadian TV show, Amanda discussed, among other items, her role on Supernatural and answered fan questions
, taking time to chat to them in the Livestream chat room.

The video of this fun interview can be found at

 3rd April 2013

Peace Fund Radio Interview

Amanda's friend Adrian Paul invited her to join his Peace Fund Radio show on 3rd April to talk about Sanctuary for kids and charity fund raising in the world of fandom.

The interview is available for download here

Directing Primeval New World
 16th March 2013

Directing "Continuum"

Amanda is excited to be directing episode 12 of season 2 of Continuum, the hit Science Fiction series
filmed in Vancouver.

Meanwhile, Primeval New World, episodes of which Amanda directed, has been nominated for Best Science Fiction Series in the Constellation Awards and Space Milkshake won Audience Appreciation Award at the Boston Science Fiction Festival.

13th February 2013

Guest starring in "Motive"

Amanda is guest starring in the season finale of "Motive" Season 1, the CTV network crime drama, which is currently filming in Vancouver. The show has also been picked up by ABC in the US for airing in 2013.


 20th December 2012

Australian appearances in 2013

Hello to my beautiful fans down under. I am deeply, deeply sorry to say that due to circumstances beyond my control I have to cancel my Australian convention appearances this spring.  It was a trip that my family were very much looking forward to. I am so sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. With my humblest apologies,

Amanda xoxo
 25th November 2012

Directing - Amanda has been prepping last week for her directing of Arctic Air and starts directing this week.  This weekend she directed a music video for Ta'Kaiya Blaney.
12th November 2012
France and AT6 in England - Amanda spent a few day's relaxation in Paris with Julia prior to AT6 where they were joined by Dennys Ilic, the photographer and Kenneth Meere, his stylist.  Amanda did an interview with Dennys while there with Urban Rush in Canada via Skype about the impending AT6 event and the launch of Denny's photo book of Amanda, which will benefit Sanctuary for Kids through its sales.

Gabit's AT6 raised an incredible £30,000 for Sanctuary for kids across the weekend, and £10,000 for Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.  A phenomenal result from her wonderfully compassionate and generous fans!  AT7 has already been announced for February 2014.
18th September 2012

SUPERNATURAL - Amanda  is joining  Supernatural's eighth season  in a major recurring role. She will play  Naomi, an angel who wears a business suit and has her hair pulled back.   Amanda's character will make her first appearance in the seventh episode of the new season entitled "A little slice of Kevin".  Supernatural returns to the screens on Wednesday 3rd October, 9/8c
9th September 2012
Amanda will be directing an episode of Arctic Air in the late Fall.  She is travelling to Paris to the Jules Verne Festival on October 10th (, followed by London in early November for her own weekend event, AT6 - Ripples (

In the meantime "Random Acts of Romance" is premiering at the Vancouver International Film Festival - 27th September - 12th October ( and "Taken Back"  is airing in Canada on September 19th,20th and 22nd and then on October 1st on Movie Central.

For news of Conventions and Events planned for 2013 please see the Events page.

For those unable to attend Events and wanting to purchase autographed photographs of Amanda, these are available in the Sanctuary for Kids online shop. (

25th July 2012
Amanda is currently filming in British Columbia. She is playing the cameo role of Nate's mom in Kid Cannabis.

Nate is the lead boy who starts up a marijuana smuggling operation across the US/Canada border.

It is based on an article in rolling Stone magazine.

Hosting the 2012 Leo Awards 26th May 2012

(c) Les Bazso
Amanda co-hosted the 2012 Leo Awards Ceremony last night with her "evil twin" Robin Dunne at the Hotel Vancouver.  

The Leo Awards honours British Columbia's film and television industry.  "Sanctuary" was up for several nominations including Amanda for "Best lead performance by a Female in a dramatic series for "Tempus". Sanctuary gained four wins, Pascale Hutton for Best guest actress; Christina McQuarrie for Best costume Design, Bridget McGuire for best Production Design and Lee Wilson and his company for Best Visual Effects. Congratulations to all the Leo 2012 winners!
Sanctuary is not renewed
PDVD_194.jpg The sad news that Sanctuary was not being renewed after four seasons was made on Monday 21st May 2012.  In a statement Amanda said:

"We couldn't be prouder of the four seasons we made on Sanctuary. We are very grateful for the opportunity and must acknowledge the wonderful work from our cast and crew, the support from our studio, the Beedie Group -- who have been with us right from the start, the networks who worked so hard with us each week, and most of all the fans...we owe so much to the fans. From Sanctuary, we also started our charitable foundation Sanctuary for Kids which has raised over $250,000 for children in crisis worldwide. We will be continuing our work with Sanctuary for Kids and are so thankful for the Sanctuary fans and their amazing support and generosity."

For a more in depth interview with Damian Kindler about the reasons for the show not being renewed, please go here
Cooking with the Stars
Ckingstars1.jpg Amanda is guesting on "Cooking with the stars" on Tuesday, May 29th 2012 at 10.30 am (PST) on Shaw TV.  Preview.