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Last update: 09-28-05
The Executive Committee
IAXS Executive Committee Kahuna
BA History 1980 (British and Commonwealth) Kalamazoo College. MA Music 1984 (Early Music Performance Practices) University of California. JD Law 1991 (Just plain old law) Ventura College of Law. Kym practices tax law for the U.S. Federal Government in the seismically active canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains. Kym was the founder of IAXS and currently is the President for Life after a bloodless coup. Kym is 47 and happily lives to tell of it in Malibu Canyon, CA with Ira, her loyal seventeen year-old son. Kym's most profound Xenite achievement so far was to coin the term "uber" to describe a genre of XENA fan fiction and to get this accursed website actually mentioned in the show Xena: Warrior Princess. Oh, and I am on the 3rd season DVD...
Favorite XWP episode: It is still...DREAMWORKER (03/103)!! Let's face it, it is THE ONE.
Favorite XWP line: Gabrielle to Xena: "You're not much for girl talk, are you? Of course, you're not like most girls." PROMETHEUS (08/108)
First episode seen: CRADLE OF HOPE (04/104).
Least favorite episode: THE QUILL IS MIGHTIER... (56/310)
Cynthia Ward Cooper
Senior Technical Producer
Editor, Xena FAQ
IAXS Executive Committee
Cynthia Cooper was born in Fort Riley, Kansas on December 18. Her early years were marked not only by incessant travel, but also by the knowledge that her birthdate had been calculated to maximize her parents' tax benefits. After a number of adventures, Cynthia moved to Dallas, where a promising career as a neo-punk hair model was cut short due to an unfortunate follicular accident. While waiting for her hair to grow back, she earned a master's degree, and is presently employed as a technical librarian in a Dallas-area academic library. Her present obsessions include Hong Kong action movies (thank you Rob Tapert!), Richard III, and the study of ritual cannibalism (though she hastens to assure all that she's a vegetarian). Cynthia has been an ardent Xenite since the very first broadcast, and frequently expresses the opinion that the world would be a far better place if everyone would just sit down together and watch Xena once a week.
Favorite XWP episode to rewatch: THE DEBT (52-53/306-307), and DESTINY (36/212) ("I like the flashback eps")
Favorite XWP episode overall: THE GREATER GOOD (21/221) and REMEMBER NOTHING (26/202) Anything with the Amazons
Favorite XWP line: Xena: "I've got nothing but bad news for you" DESTINY (36/212).
First episode seen: SINS OF THE PAST (01/101)
Least favorite episode: A SOLSTICE CAROL (33/209)
Chief Graphics Engineer
Administrator, Whoosh Forum
AKA "Lesigner Girl" or "Gig" on the message boards. I've done everything from factory work to waiting tables to office management to fronting bands, before finally making a career out of freelance web design & development.
Favorite episode: IDES OF MARCH
Favorite line: Callisto to Xena about Gabrielle: "We were playing a game of truth or dare... she's not very good at it." A NECESSARY EVIL
First episode seen: SINS OF THE PAST
Least favorite episode: Any episode where, "In the name of Eli..." is uttered more than 5 times.
In Alphabetic Order
Freelance artist, performer, and bon vivant
Barb Binder is a young, vivacious singer/songwriter/actress and has much in common with Laura Sue Dean (except Barb has gotten much more professional work lately). She is a kiwi who has volunteered her freelance journalism skills to WHOOSH! in the hope this might help her obtain sponsorship and work in the USA someday. When she's not penning feminist articles, she works as a torch singer in Auckland's most exclusive nightclubs, breaking hearts and filling large brandy glasses with tips every night except Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Barb has several certificates in martial arts, which she most often uses on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Favorite episode: SOUL POSSESSION
Favorite line: : Barb Binder: "Barb Binder, from WHOOSH!..." SOUL POSSESSION
First episode seen: THE BITTER SUITE
Least favorite episode: Anyone which involves marriage, except SOUL POSSESSION
Assistant to Miss Dean
Dahak comes from the Middle East and is the baddest god on this whole planet. He has come to release an evil into the world that will make BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER look like BARNEY. When not working towards his goal of making the entire population of the world his servants, Dahak finds time to hang with his daughter and grandkid, and to help out Laura Sue Dean when she needs it. He says its because Laura Sue reminds him so much of his beloved Hope. A big fan of XWP, Dahak hopes to make it to a convention some day.
Favorite XWP episode: Toss up between: THE DELIVERER. (50/304) (What can I say? I am a romantic. I love first date movies) and GABRIELLE'S HOPE (51/305) (Hope was such a strong baby. A real chip off the ol' block, if I don't say so myself. She had no problem taking down that wimpy knight. Those Brits. Oh well, don't get me on it. Speaking of Hope, though, I have more pictures in my flame resistant wallet.)
Favorite XWP line: Gabrielle: "No!" THE DELIVERER (50/304). That Gabrielle, she always had a way with words, dontcha think?
First episode seen: THE PRODIGAL (19/119). It was love at first site.
Least favorite episode: THE BITTER SUITE (58/312). I should have had more screen time.
Editor, News Gossip Rumors
I was born and raised in TOPEKA, KANSAS. I am a twenty-(mumble) year-old aspiring actress transplanted to Hollywood and adore watching, learning and reporting to fans all about Xena: Warrior Princess.
When I am not obsessing about myself or the show, I love to shop till I drop, hang out at the Phoenix Room, and "dish" with my other actress friends (Tori Spelling and Shannon Dougherty). I've just completed my first major film role: the mother in "Little Ezekiel" and have several television commercials under my belt. My manager (Stanley -- short for Stanislavsky) swears that my career is ready to take off...I hope he's right!
Favorite XWP episode: THE QUEST (37/213) (Oooh! Didn't Renee just nail that entire episode? Gives me chills when I watch the amazing work she did there.)
Favorite XWP line: Gabrielle to Iolaus: "I would tell her how empty my life was before she came along... about all the things I've learned from her, and and that I love her" THE QUEST (37/213)
First episode: THE GREATER GOOD (21/121) (Hey Powers That Be! We want more Salmoneus episodes of XWP, please!)
Least favorite episode: FOR HIM THE BELL TOLLS (40/216), and any "Gabby-lite" episode
Reviewer, Episode Guide
I have taught math and literature to junior high students for so many years that I've lost track of how many. In my spare time I run a county fair, serve as mayor of my hometown and watch "Xena" (not necessarily in that order).
Favorite XWP episodes: A DAY IN THE LIFE (39/215), BEEN THERE, DONE THAT (48/302),and IDES OF MARCH
First episode seen: THE GREATER GOOD
Favorite lines: Ares: "You'll always be a goody two shoes." Gabrielle: "Yeah, but with a really big sword." SEEDS OF FAITH Least favorite XWP episode:: (only because I can't bear to watch it again) MATERNAL INSTINCTS
I was the right age to enjoy the children's swashbuckler series of the first decade of TV -- Robin Hood, Zorro and half a dozen others. These have remained among my favorite TV nostalgia memories. The genre died on TV, as in the movies, but I am delighted that there have been three excellent, up-to-date sword series in the 1980s and 90s: Robin Of Sherwood, the Sharpe's series of TV films starring Sean Bean, and Xena.
I have written chapters annotating the best books and magazines on genre films and TV in four books, all edited by Neil Barron: Fantasy Literature (1989), Horror Literature (1989), Anatomy Of Wonder 4 (1995, covering SF) and Fantasy And Horror Literature (publication expected late 1998).
Although a mere Yankee transplant, I work as a librarian at the Arkansas State Library. I contribute to Chakram, as "Boeotian".
Favorite episode: A NECESSARY EVIL (38/214)
Favorite line: Xena to Salmoneus: "Make sure you keep amusing me." THE GAUNTLET (H12/112).
First episode seen: CHARIOTS OF WAR (02/102)
Least favorite episode: THE BITTER SUITE (58/312)
Freelance Reporter for the Uber Media Review,
the Xenaverse's only independent investigative news source
Favorite episode: YOU ARE THERE
Favorite line: "Are you two...lovers?"
First episode seen: THE GAUNTLET
Least favorite episode: FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
Moderator, Xena Information Center, Whoosh Message Board/Forum
I'm known as "Joxcenia" on Whoosh's message board, and have a lot of the refugees from the OxyXena Board believing that I know everything there is to know about Xena: Warrior Princess. I keep waiting for the axe to fall, but have managed to retain my head so far. I'm an aspiring writer, and although I've gotten some pretty encouraging rejection letters, I haven't been able to get published yet. I somehow wound up a member of the Whoosh staff... don't ask me how. Sheesh, I guess my neck wasn't stretched across the chopping block far enough, so I had to stick it out there a bit further. I had one board member believing I was Lucy Lawless... cause I "know" so much. (Man, I wish I was Lucy!) The above photo just burst the poor thing's bubble.
Favorite episode: IDES OF MARCH
Favorite line: Ares: "Ding Dong, the Bitch is dead." BITTER SUITE
First episode seen: THE ROYAL COUPLE OF THIEVES
Least favorite episode: ALTARED STATES