Questions were asked in the spring of 1997.
 When did you get involved with online Xena fandom?
 The last two weeks of May, 1996.
 When did you first put up your web page?
 May 31, 1996, the first Tom's Xena Page went online. You know you're a die-hard nutball if you can remember the original yellow rocks background that I had for the first month.
 What did you do first in online Xenadom and how did your online activities change over time?
 First d*mn thing I did was to go nuts and start digitizing and publishing pictures and sounds for everyone. I had just bought a new toy, a Snappy, and needed something to use it on. I had done some work on an X-Files page, but it was a drop in the bucket compared to all the other X-Files sites out there. When I started my Xena page, however, there were really only two large Xena sites, Logomancy and Bumzer's. I knew that I could make a great web page, and Xena would let my efforts be appreciated by others.
 So, when I first started I was just concerned with my web site, and trying to make some good content for it. After a few weeks I started to visit the NetForum, and had my first contact with other Xena fans. I found out about the WBS chat area, and started to visit there, to chat with other Xenites directly. From there I learned of the mailing lists, subscribed to Chakram and Xenaverse, and the rest is history.
 What was it like during the early days online? How has it changed?
 When I first made Tom's Xena Page, I was fanatic about getting other Xena sites to link to it. I had a small page, just 20 images I had scanned from "Callisto" and a few sounds. I had a counter running, but not too many people were visiting. So I judged success by how many people linked to my site (as pitiful a site as it was.)
 One of the nicest things was all the help that people offered me in trying to make my site more legible. I had these cool yellow rocks as a background, but text was nearly illegible on top of it. I went through as many size permutations as I could, but finally I admitted defeat and decided to make my own background, the now familiar green of Tom's Xena Page.
 Back in the early days most of the web sites were just small pages that had the same images copied from MCA's web page presented in a different format. There were only a few sites that had any substantial amount of files, and these pages were fairly generalized, i.e. each page was trying to offer up a little bit of everything to all comers.
 As time went on, some of the sites just kept growing into mega-sites. At this point, new websites that came along became specialized, offering a different content. Things like fan fiction only pages, or Xena vs. Barbie come to mind. With the large sites to provide most of the sounds and images, new websites now can try to offer alternative content, with polls, games, or more creative things.
 Have your online activities changed your views of yourself, the world, and/or the show?
 Well, the only reason I'm currently living in Brooklyn is because of watching the show Xena and interacting with people online. If I hadn't e-mailed Betsy Book a while ago and offered to do buttons for Whoosh!, I'd still be living in Salt Lake City, and never would have tried to start a new life out here.