MY EXPERIENCES [76-78]
INTERVIEW WITH AIMEE F. [79-82]
 Since this was my first ever X:WP convention, I wasn't sure what to expect as I arrived at the Convention Center. Technically, it was a joint HERCULES/XENA Convention, but I'm not a big HERC fan, and I went with about 10 members of our local X:WP fan club (the Xenaversity of Minnesota), so all of my attention was focused on X:WP stuff. About 5% of the people were dressed up; I saw a bunch of good-looking Gabrielle's, a few Xenas, one Joxer, one Strife, and a Callisto (who I think was a Creation employee and looked remarkable).
Xenaversity of Minnesota member (ie. XOMbie) Rob L.
 It was a blast attending the Con as a group of Xenaversity members - wherever I was in the auditorium, I could spot a friend and strike up a X:WP conversation, or chat about which collectibles were the best deals. We all sat together in the main hall, and I remember our cheering loudly (kind of like a ballgame crowd) as one of our members was on-stage struggling to answer trivia questions. I strongly recommend attending X:WP conventions with a group of friends.
 The trivia contest was a lot of fun, by the way. A group of three HCNB fans were chosen from the audience and brought on-stage. Then audience members with X:WP trivia questions were invited to stand in line near the stage and pose their questions to the group one after another. If the three fans seated on-stage could answer four (three?) consecutive trivia questions correctly, they'd win money. But the questions were very, very tough. Here's a sample of questions audience members posed: Q1. What's the first H:TLJ or X:WP episode directed by Michael Hurst? Q2. There were three characters whose bodies were taken over by Xena's spirit: Autolycus, Gabrielle, and ?? Q3. Please complete the verses to the rhyme from THE BITTER SUITE [58/312] beginning with "Fate is a wheel..." Even Xenaversity HCNB Regents like Lizzy and Mr. Jamester were stymied with some of the questions.
 Unfortunately for me, I had to leave the Con before Hudson went on-stage. (It was my Dad's 60th birthday - 'had to get to the party). I left the Con satisfied . I had a great time with my fellow Xenites. Everyone I met was nice, polite, and enthusiastic about their heroines. Creation did a good job organizing the Con, but I thought the video screen was a bit tiny for such a large hall.
Interview with Amiee F.
Amiee F. and another Amy, both dressed as Gabby
 As I walked around the Con halls, checking out X:WP T-shirts and other stuff, I told myself that I'd check out the other fans and pick out whoever I thought had the best costume. That's the person I'd interview for Whoosh!
 I found a young woman dressed up just like Gabrielle as an Amazon Queen (like in THE QUEST [37/213]). She had the feathered head-piece, the brown top and skirt , the whole nine yards. She'd obviously spent a good deal of time making her outfit, and it showed. She looked fantastic. I've got to admit that I think Gabby looked best in this outfit, even better than she does in her BGSB and skirt.
 She smiled and said her name was Amiee F., and that she'd been a Xenite for three years. She watched the Second Season episodes a lot, and got hooked. I asked her what changes she'd like to see in the show, and she said that "...they should do more comedy episodes," and that they should have a X:WP episode like HERC's YES VIRGINIA, THERE IS A HERCULES [H74/415]). She was attending the Con with her friends Michelle G., dressed as Ephiny, and Derek R., dressed as Autolycus.
Amiee F. with her friend Michelle G. dressed as Ephiny
 Name: Amiee F.
First X:WP episode seen: THE TITANS [07/107]
Favorite ep: A DAY IN THE LIFE [39/215]
Favorite quote: Gabrielle to Xena: "Does an Amazon Queen beat a Warrior Princess?" (A NECESSARY EVIL [38/214])
Favorite character: Gabby
Misc.: Amiee is 18 and likes to write fan fiction in her spare time. She loves the drama in the show as well as the comedy, and appreciates the X:WP fans. "They're all so friendly," she said.