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Staff Emeritus:

Editor, On the Road
What's to say about me? I was born and raised in the South West of England, although I've been living in the north (Yorkshire, to be precise) since 1985. I graduated from the University of York with a BA (Hons) in English and Education, which left me with nothing much beyond an enduring passion for Victorian sensation fiction (adultery, bigamy, murder….just your usual women behaving badly, really!)
Having spent far too long bumming around the voluntary sector, either volunteering or being paid so badly I may as well have been a volunteer, three years ago I decided to grow up and get a real job. So I now work as a Community Accountancy Worker in the beautiful Yorkshire city of Sheffield, helping local voluntary groups with their book-keeping, although my home (aka Xena shrine) is in the other beautiful Yorkshire city of Leeds (hence LeedsBard.)
I've been a Xena fan since season one, and a convention fan since the day I decided if I didn't go to Pasadena in 2001 I'd regret it for the rest of my life! There's just something about coming together with other fans to share the passion.
Favorite line: Xena about Gabrielle: "Please don't let the light that shines out of her face go out. I couldn't stand the darkness that would follow." RETURN OF CALLISTO. Gets me every time!
First episode seen: [consciously] MORTAL BELOVED; [unconsciously] some weeks before that - I just kinda fell into it, and never looked back!
Least favorite episode: KING CON, most of Season Five [especially MOTHERHOOD], FRIEND IN NEED I & II [I just couldn't bear it, cried for hours!]

Scanner Extraordinaire
Bat Morda is the pen name of a graphic designer by day, fan fiction author by night. She lives in Southern California with her partner and enjoys camping, guitar playing and reading when not immersed in all things Xena. Her sidekick Idgie has a tendency to show up in her stories as Janice Covington's dog Argo. She also collects Hard Rock Cafe guitar pins from all over the world.
Favorite episode: ALTARED STATES (19/119), A DAY IN THE LIFE (39/215), LOST MARINER (45/21), THE PRICE (44/220), & THE DEBT I & II (52, 53/306,307)
Favorite line: Gabrielle (acting put out): "You lied?!" THE BITTER SUITE (58/312)
First episode seen: DEATH MASK (23/123)
Least favorite episode: KING OF ASSASSINS (54/308)

Chatty Spice Betsy Book
Webmaster, Whoosh!
IAXS Executive Committee
Member of the original Board of Directors
In RL, Betsy Book is VP of Product Development at Flooz.com, an Internet company in New York City. In the virtual world, you can find her chatting in the XENA Palace under the name "bsquared" and usually wearing some kind of Agent Scully avatar.
Favorite XWP episodes: DREAMWORKER (03/103) and WARRIOR... PRINCESS... TRAMP (30/206)
Favorite XWP lines: Meg as Xena: "Hold it right there! In the blink of an eye I can split the skull of anyone who moves with my trusty...shamrock!" WARRIOR...PRINCESS...TRAMP (30/206)
First episode seen: CHARIOTS OF WAR (02/102)
Least favorite episode: KING CON (61/315)
Promo Spice Eric Chor
Writer, Episode Guide
I am an avid Canadian Xena fan interested in martial arts, spirituality and mysticism. My hobbies include reading, writing, soccer, films and music. I am currently entering my final year of high school with plans to major in Classical Studies including Greek, Latin, History and Mythology.
Favorite episode: Any of Xena's spiritual quests (DEBT, SIN TRADE, India eps, etc.)
Favorite line: Lao Ma: "You've been a dead woman for a long time now, Xena. I'm offering you the chance to live." DEBT II

Trying to make sense of things Spice C.R.
Editor, Sequence of XWP Episodes
CR is an engineer living in Auckland, New Zealand, who prefers to remain pseudonymous. His interests include cars, trains (especially steam), and maps (which is why the map in THE DEBT had an irresistible attraction for him). He likes playing 'spot-the-scenery' in HTLJ and XWP, with limited success. He was a casual viewer of HTLJ and XWP until GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN and the Callisto episodes got him hooked (he is now catching up on re-runs). And, before you ask, he has never met any of the cast or crew of XWP, though he thinks one of the extras looks vaguely familiar.
Favorite episode: MATERNAL INSTINCTS (57/311)
Favorite villain: Callisto
Favorite lines: Callisto: "Here comes trouble!" A NECESSARY EVIL (38/214); Xena: "I've learnt to clean up after myself" THE DEBT II (53/307)
First episode seen: THE RECKONING (06/106)
Least liked episode: THE PRODIGAL (18/118)
A Los Angeles native, Chris recently retired from biotech. Her most recent favorite pastimes are collecting science fiction and fantasy book cover original art, taking archaeology classes at UCLA and learning to make quilts.
Favorite episodes: The DEBT parts I and II (52/306, 53/307)
Favorite line: Minya to Gabrielle: "What's it like to travel with the hottest warrior in the b*tt-kicking biz?" A DAY IN THE LIFE (39/215)
First episode seen: FISTFUL OF DINARS (14/114)
Least favorite episode: MARRIED WITH FISHSTICKS (105/515)
Canada Spice Adrienne Dandy
Emeritus Roadie, ON THE ROAD
I'm an underemployed twenty-four year old Canadian. Since finishing my degree (in History no less) I spend much of my time wondering what I'm going to do with my life, wandering the Web in a Xena withdrawal haze in search of fun new Xena content, and being really happy about the nearby new grocery store-sized bookstore.
Favorite episode: A DAY IN THE LIFE (39/215)
Favorite line: Xena: "Those aren't happy memories for me!" BLIND FAITH (42/218)
First episode seen: THE RECKONING (06/106)
Least favorite episode: THE EXECUTION (41/217)
L.C. DiMarco L.C. Dimarco
Assistant editor
L.C. Di Marco, B.A., M.E.S., H.C.Mgt.
Artist/Writer based in Toronto, Canada, web sites: http://www.angelfire.com/ca3/liana and http://www.indie-music-toronto.ca
Favorite XWP episodes: A DAY IN THE LIFE
First episode seen: SINS OF THE PAST
Favorite lines: Xena to Gabrielle: "I thought YOU were going to bring the rubber ducky." Creation A DAY IN THE LIFE Clock
Assistant editor
A forty-something Midwesterner who has yet to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. So far an alarming pattern of involvement in activities which have absolutely no connection to one another has developed: a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, a day job as a programmer-analyst in the financial services area for 20+ years, and currently moonlighting as an English/Professional Writing student at night. The journey continues. Cathy is very sure, however, about her love for the one-of-a-kind series Xena: Warrior Princess, noting that she's a sucker for any show with a colon in the title.
Favorite XWP episodes: THE QUEST (37/213), ONE AGAINST AN ARMY (59/313), and MANY HAPPY RETURNS (131/619)
First episode seen: IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE? (24/124)
Favorite lines: Pompey: "So, why do they call you the Warrior Princess?" Xena: (spits out a grape seed) Because Caesar was taken." WHEN IN ROME... (62/316)
Least favorite XWP episode:: FRIEND IN NEED II (134/622)
Party Spice Jill T. Dybka
Emeritus Coder
I grew up in Michigan, the daughter of a drive-in restaurant owner. After high school I played bass for a Detroit "alternative" band. I have a BA in English & I am currently a student at the University of Tennessee where I am studying bass and earning a MS in Information Sciences. I'm married to jazz musician and producer Darryl Dybka. I've had an unusual life & odd stuff happens to me (like almost dying from Cat-Scratch Fever).
Favorite XWP episodes: THE GAUNTLET (H12/112) and CALLISTO (20/120)
Favorite XWP line: Darfus: "He can smell your fear." Salmoneus: "That's not fear--that's gas!" UNCHAINED HEART (H13/113)
First episode seen: CRADLE OF HOPE (04/104)
Least favorite episode: GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE MOTION SICKNESS, ER, FUN (28/204)
Workhorse Spice Darise Error
Editor Consultant
BA in theatre, MA in theatre and film, PhD in theatre. (Her fascination with XWP actually began as a dissertation avoidance measure.)
Her XENA obsession actually began as a dissertation avoidance measure. She finally knuckled down and became "Dr. Darise" in May 2000, but, alas, presently there seems to be as much demand for tenure-track theatre professors in academe as there was for cohesive characterization insurers at Ren Pic during XENA's 3rd-5th seasons. Oh, well. At least it will say "Ph.D." on her tombstone (and it will probably take her that long to pay off her student loans!) She collects autographs and entertainment memorabilia, and she shares her life with four beloved friends of the four-footed & furry or feathered variety
Favorite XWP episodes: HOOVES AND HARLOTS (10/110), A DAY IN THE LIFE (39/215), BEEN THERE, DONE THAT (48/302), A GOOD DAY (73/405); and the "Rheingold Trilogy" [THE RHEINGOLD (119/607), THE RING (120/608), and THE RETURN OF THE VALKYRIE (121/609)]
Favorite lines: Najara to Gabrielle: "And I only kill evil people. Why's [Xena] better than me?" CRUSADER (75/408); Xena to Gabrielle: "Pull my finger." from THE FURIES (47/301)
First episode seen: THE QUEST (37/213)
Least favorite XWP episode: Most of seasons 4&5; MARRIED WITH FISHSTICKS (105/515) - embarrassingly wretched; and LYRE LYRE HEARTS ON FIRE (100/510) - a debacle with music
Geek Spice Dyann Esparza
General Meandering

Once there came into the world a fledging lil geekling - who wandered the world over and meandered here and there and there and here. Until lo - one day - she - now a full fledged GeekGrrl - found the fledgling Xenaverse and discovered - to her endless delight a site call International Association for Xena Studies and their publication Whoosh. "Magnificently Kewl" she thought and promptly volunteered (or was swayed by the editor I can't remember how the story goes) to become a staffer. Still not sure what it is I do - I continue to meander and that seems to be enough. Favorite XWP episodes:THE DEBT (52-53/306-307)
Favorite XWP line: Lao Ma: "And you will be my Warrior Princess." THE DEBT I (53/307)
First episode seen:SINS OF THE PAST (01/101)
Least favorite episodes: FOR HIM THE BELLS TOLL (40/216)
Associate editor
Writer, Episode Guide
Anita Firebaugh is a writer for local newspapers and a lover of all things Xena. She is taking a breather from working on a Master's Degree at Hollins University. She recently completed a novel. (No, no publisher yet!).
Favorite XWP episodes: THE DELIVERER. (50/304); REMEMBER NOTHING (26/202); THE GREATER GOOD (21/121); and TIES THAT BIND (20/120)
Favorite XWP line: Xena: "You are what you do. You can recreate yourself every second of your life." FORGIVEN (60/314)
First episode seen: THE WARRIOR PRINCESS (H09/109)
Least favorite episodes: IN SICKNESS AND IN HELL (72/404)
Summary Spice Fillipa Morgan Flasheart
Assistant Editor, On the Road
Filippa was born to a lost tribe of Amazons in Croatia, who conveniently gave her for adoption to a loving family in North Carolina. She was a Department of Defense brat who spent most of her childhood in the West and later five years in Germany. In high school she loved basketball, horseback riding, art, and English, but found her true calling as a writer of fiction. When she ran off to college, someone introduced her to the world of "Xena: Warrior Princess." Currently, she lives in Nashville. Filippa is an only child with two cats, a dog, and Joxer, the Mighty Horse.
Favorite XWP episodes: FOR HIM THE BELL TOLLS (40/216); A GOOD DAY
Favorite XWP line: Xena: "The real Joxer may not be the best swordsman around, but he's always had the heart of a lion." FOR HIM THE BELL TOLLS (40/216); Joxer: "I think you're just feeling a little puffy, irritable and bloated today." IN SICKNESS AND IN HELL (72/404).
First episode seen: BEEN THERE, DONE THAT
Least favorite episodes: KING CON and THE WAY
Buckeye Spice Beth Gaynor
Reviewer, Episode Guide
IAXS Executive Committee, Retired
Beth Gaynor lives in Columbus, Ohio (go Buckeyes!), and designs courses for MindLeaders.com, a computer-based training company. Outside of the office, she is often spotted at the Columbus Zoo, where she volunteers as a docent. This usually involves answering the question "Where's the bathroom?", although she gets breaks from that long enough to talk about the animals and help the keepers. Beth has snuck up on her thirtieth birthday wihout once acting her age and stays young and vigorous by battling for house supremacy against her two cats. So far, the struggle is too close to call.
Favorite XWP episodes: THE GREATER GOOD (21/121), A DAY IN THE LIFE (39/215), BEEN THERE, DONE THAT (48/302).
Favorite XWP line: Meg: "Your little friend just kicked my b*tt." WARRIOR... PRINCESS... TRAMP (30/206) and Gabrielle: "I'll understand if just this once you're so angry you want to pummel her for a while." Xena: "I'm not gonna do that." Gabrielle: "Then hold her while I do it!" FORGIVEN (60/314)
First episode seen: DESTINY (36/212)
Least favorite episodes: MARRIED WITH FISHSTICKS (105/515), IN SICKNESS AND IN HELL (72/404)
Relic Hunting Spice Lady Jane Gray
Reviewer, Episode Guide
Lady Jane Gray became a XWP fan the moment she saw that athletic young woman riding along a beach. She adopted the LJG pseudonym after injudiciously asking "What the #%$@ is a merewolf?" After a dubious attempt at fan fic, she returned to her first love, collecting Sabatini photos. She enjoys history, archaeology, anthropology, literature and is something of a snob. Active pursuits include tennis, sarcasm and innuendo. Although she is a professor at a major University, she really would prefer to be Sydney Fox. Her partner is a counseling psychologist, and the two live in Austin, TX, with their four imaginary children. They enjoy travel and want to show each other around Tokyo and Sydney, respectively. Lady Jane is still hopelessly in love, even after ten years.
Favorite XWP episodes: For clarity of vision and integrity: Sins of the Past. For drama, Adventures In the Sin Trade.
Favorite XWP lines: Xena: "And?" The Quest; Gabrielle: "I'm with you because I want to be. I love you, Xena." When In Rome.
First episode seen:Sins of the Past
Least favorite episode: Any episode where the leads are raped, sadistically beaten, or crucified. Just not into it I guess.

Favorite RH episode: For synergy between Nigel and Sydney: A Good Year
Favorite RH line: Nigel: "You really don't want to know" All too often.
First RH episode: Buddha's Bowl.
Least Favorite RH episode:: Myth of the Maze (jiggle factor five)
Webby Spice Tricia K. Heintz
Emeritus Staff Member
Member of the original Board of Directors
Tricia lives in the Willamette Valley of Oregon with her husband, two daughters, 4 cats, a cockateil, and a box turtle. She works for a large company in the photography business where she makes 8by10 and specialty portraits during the day. Evenings and weekends she is a Beta Tester and website creater for upcoming game titles by Microsoft. She and her family are movie fanatics and have finally upgraded themselves from VHS to DVD. She'd not only like to see a Xena movie made, but she'd like to see it on DVD with behind the scenes footage, cast and crew interviews, and extra goodies. In fact, she'd like to see it NOW, thank you.

Favorite episode: BITTER SUITE (58/312) There wasn't a single thing I didn't like about this episode! I want more like it!
Favorite line: It would be too difficult for her to list her favorite line from XWP, as there are too many. (Basically, she has a decision-making impairment. Yet, she does find herself laughing quite often during any episode with Salmoneus or Joxer.)

Assistant editor
A woman of mystery.
Researcher Spice Jeff Jenkins
Episode Guide
I'm Jeff Jenkins, more commonly known as XWP1113@hotmail.com. I attend Annandale High School, and I'm also an 18-year old member of the Class of 1999. My hobby is playing euphonium (question, e-mail me and I'll set your straight) in the school Symphonic Band, Marching Band, and playing in Virginia's All-District 10 Band for the third consecutive year (do I sense a trend?). Outside of school, I do fountain work (ice cream) at Friendly's. (Troy, Ohio has our western-most store, and to us is the West coast.) In spare time, I read Stephen King novels, listen to same-said novels on audiocassette, try to learn HTML, and watch Xena and Hercules.
Favorite episode: THE GREATER GOOD (21/121); ONE AGAINST AN ARMY (59/313)
Favorite line: Joxer (to Gabrielle): "Wait a minute! Those villagers paid ME to protect them!" Xena: "When do you want us to start?" Joxer: "How's now sound?" IN SICKNESS AND IN HELL (72/404)
First episode seen:REMEMBER NOTHING (26/202)
Least favorite episode:TSUNAMI (65/319)
Mystery Spice Carol Johnston
Assitant editor, WHOOSH!
A woman of mystery.
Graphic Spice Christine Kearns
Emeritus Assistant Graphic Editor
Highest Ranking Non-Commissioned Officer
I live in Pennsylvania because I have a thing for mountains and fresh air. I'm 29 years old (30 is coming up fast though) and am currently self-employed. I use to work in retail until a injury to my knee. I now spend most of my time working on computers, doing desktop publishing and web page design from my home. My career goal was to become a film director, a sociologist or a spy for the CIA. None seem likely at the moment.
When I'm not working on my web page or doing something else Xena related (which is not often), I can be found in front of the television cheering onthe WNBA, especially the NY Liberty. I'm very involved in politics. I am a huge history buff and will study any period of history. I am a believer in reincarnation and think I'm always searching for places and times I there for. I have a strange fascination with vampires and spies. I am an avid reader, though most of what I have read since becoming a Xenite is fan fiction. I also love to write, but I haven't yet posted any Xena fan fiction. I have often said that my alter-ego is a warrior, but I have the heart and soul of a bard.
I have been a Xenite since the third episode of the show. As anyone who has visited my web site knows, I love Xena's darkside. It is what got me interested in the show and keeps me watching.
Favorite episode: Any episode which shows Xena's darkside but my all time favs are: SINS OF THE PAST (01/101), DESTINY (36/212), THE RECKONING (06/106), and THE DEBT (52-53/306-307)
Favorite line: It's a tie! Xena: "First thing is that a sword is not a staff" RETURN OF CALLISTO (29/205); Xena: "Tell Hades to prepare himself. A new Xena is born tonight. With a new purpose in life...Death!" DESTINY (36/212)
First episode seen: CHARIOTS OF WAR (02/102)
Least favorite episode: FOR HIM THE BELLS TOLL (40/216)
Epguide Spice Erin Keefer
Emeritus HTML Coder
Erin is 26 years old and holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She owns HESWest, a computer consulting/website design company. She is also the C.I.S. Director for Harrison Electronic Systems - a job that consists mainly of assuaging employees' fears of computers. In her spare time, Erin adds to her vast knowledge of the world, rides horses (without a huge pommel on the front of her war saddle), and tries to convince her boyfriend that an obsession with Xena:WP is not abnormal. She holds the record for the longest time spent in front of the TV watching Star Trek videos (while recuperating from an accident that gave her a scar matching Keanu Reeve's.)
Favorite episodes: ONE AGAINST AN ARMY (59/313), IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE (24/124), THE DEBT (52-53/306-307)
Favorite line: Gabrielle: "What's wrong?" Xena: "Nothing. You seem, bigger." (Breast dagger falls out of Gabrielle's clothing.) DREAMWORKER (03/103)
First episode seen:THE DEBT (52-53/306- 307)
Least favorite episode: THE TITANS (07/107)
Roadie Spice Dianne Kelly
Emeritus Assistant, XWP Words
35 yrs. old. Degree from UMass/Boston in Theatre concentration in Directing. Married w/two girls 14yrs. & 5yrs. Bass guitarist, singer, director.
Favorite episode: THE PRICE (#44)
Favorite line: Gabrielle: "Does an Amazon Queen beat a Warrior Princess?" Xena: "Do you really want to know?" A NECESSARY EVIL (#38)
First episode seen:ALTARED STATES (#19)
Least favorite episode: ULYSSES (#43)
I vant to interview you August Krickel
August Krickel is the real name, believe it or not, of a native South Carolinian who is often seen on the net as "Joxerfan." A fan of mythology since reading a comic book version of the Iliad as a little boy, August went on to study Classics at Vanderbilt U., at the U. of Georgia, and the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, and currently works in university administration. Over the past 20 years, however, he has had a second career as free-lance actor, director, and drama critic, working/studying with Oscar winners Ben Kingsley and Delbert Mann, and appearing most recently as the narrator of the touring WWII-themed stage show, "The Road to Victory." This double interest in myth and drama has made XWP his favorite show, and he's honored to make his debut in Whoosh!
First XWP seen: The Titans
Favorite episode: The Price, A Good Day
Favorite Line: From "In Sickness and In Hell:" Joxer: "Ok, then its settled. We're a team. Joxer the Mighty, and his mighty band of mighty men. Girls. Joxer the Mighty and his fighting mighty women fighters. Fighting."
Least Favorite Episode: Little Problems, King Con
Assistant editor
A woman of mystery.
Overworked Spice Dinah Malone
Emeritus Editor, ON THE ROAD
Skewing viewer demographics, 53-year-old Dinah was born into an Air Force family in Las Vegas, when it was a one-casino town. She grew up in Texas, primarily San Antonio. Dinah graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in American Literature. And, in a previous incarnation, was a Mormon missionary for two years in Germany. She eventually moved to San Francisco to become a therapist but instead ended up working in the printing industry as a typesetter. After years of working in back rooms with computers, a virtual hermit, almost a misanthrope, she bought a TV, found XENA and is now a much friendlier but obsessive XENA fan, using her missionary skills to convert new Xenites.
Favorite XWP episode: A DAY IN THE LIFE (39/215) Favorite XWP line: Xena to Gabrielle: "You are a gift to me." A SOLSTICE CAROL (33/219) First XWP episode: DESTINY (36/212) Least favorite episode: FOR HIM THE BELL TOLLS (40/216)
Reviewer, episode guide
An avid Xena fan, I found Whoosh! on the Internet and followed the episode banter weekly among all of us fans and enjoyed Xena down to the very last scene of Friend In Need II. A fan also of Steven L. Sears, I was intrigued when I heard about his reviving Sheena and volunteered to write synopsis and commentary for the show. I'm a 9-1-1 operator/police-fire dispatcher by day and write for a hobby by night. I've written several short stories, one novella and a batch of screenplays over the last few years and while I still have interest in writing, my attention has turned to doing voice-over work. I've been behind the microphone for years with emergency services, I look forward now to being behind the microphone and having fun!
Favorite episode: It is difficult to narrow it down to one EACH season let alone for the entire series but, I'd have to say SEEDS OF FAITH.
Favorite line: Xena to Joxer: "Are you suicidal?" WARRIOR...PRIESTESS...TRAMP
First episode seen: CRADLE OF HOPE
Least favorite episode: MARRIED WITH FISHSTICKS...What were they thinking??

Assistant to Laura Sue Dean
Tory suffers through endless cocktail parties, press events, and bail hearings as the beleaguered assistant to Ms. Dean. She is also the longtime co-host of the infamous Xena Night at Meow Mix in New York City, where she works as an power hungry, whip-cracking dominatrix of a media company. When not abusing staff, running errands for Laura Sue, or running the drinking game at Meow Mix, she can be found draped over a grand piano singing lusty versions of show tunes in Greenwich Village.
Favorite episode: THE DEBT (fab costumes, sweetie), ONE AGAINST AN ARMY (most drinkable lines), and YOU ARE THERE (Laura Sue could have interviewed better, though)
Favorite line: Alti referring to Gabrielle: "Xena's Little Bitch!" THEM BONES THEM BONES; Xena referring to Gabrielle: "If I can't have her.. NOBODY'S gonna have her" (CRUSADER(
First episode seen: ALTARED STATES
Least favorite episode: MARRIED WITH FISHSTICKS (a travesty)
Alternative Spice Catherine O'Grady
Alternate Alt Tagger
Catherine O'Grady is a primary school teacher in Coventry, England. A boring evening just over a year ago led to a chance viewing of THE GREATER GOOD (21/121), and an addiction was born. A keen movie buff and guitarist, Cath spends most of her free time working on her Xena web page or e-mailing friends around the world.
Favorite episode: THE DEBT I & II (52-53/306-307), THE BITTER SUITE (58/312), THE QUEST (37/213), THE GREATER GOOD (21/121)
Favorite line: Meg as Xena: "I need your sword in my service RIGHT NOW!" WARRIOR...PRINCESS...TRAMP (30/206); Lao Ma: "You've been dead a long time Xena, I'm offering you a chance to live". THE DEBT II (53/307)
First episode seen: THE GREATER GOOD (21/121)
Least favorite episode: FOR HIM THE BELL TOLLS (40/216)
Helpful Spice Holly M. Paddock
Editor/Coder, On the Road
I currently crash in the Chicago, IL area. I am a part of the class of 2000 from Northern Illinois University. In May I will have a B.F.A. in Design with an emphasis in Time Arts (formerly Electronic Media: HTML/graphics, computer animation, multimedia, video, etc...). The only woman graduating in my major this May, kind of cool, huh? I enjoy surfing the web, chatting at the Xena Palace, reading, watching Xena, Star Trek, X-Files, movies, listening to music, as well as other things.
Favorite episode: IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE (24/124); BITTER SUITE(58/312); and ONE AGAINST AN ARMY (59/313)
Favorite line:Gabrielle: "I know what the plan is... you're trying to drive me insane!" WARRIOR...PRINCESS...TRAMP (30/206); "I'll rise... but I refuse to shine." BEEN THERE DONE THAT
First episode seen:To be honest, I'm not sure. I just managed to catch bits and pieces of a few episodes and it was evidently enough to get me hooked.
Least favorite episode:I don't think I had any, but then came KEY TO THE KINGDOM and MARRIED WITH FISHSTICKS.
Busy Spice Jacquie Propps
Production Assistant
Jacquie spends most of her time learning the art of Dorian rhythm gymnastics. Somehow she escaped her childhood in Cucamonga , California. She fled to the Bay Area, and subsequently earned an BA in Broadcast Communication Arts at SF State. (Folks, 6th Floor Merced rocked!) Currently, she shares a three bedroom house on an acre in the Oakland hills with her life- partner, Rebecca, who's starting to get a bit tired of Jacq 's obsession. Real Work (c'mon -- how can anything that's non-XWP-related be real?) happens at a Country format radio station in San Francisco. Yes, she loves the music -- the more twang, the better! In addition to writing radio copy, Jacquie welcomes other creative writing challenges. She still has the Dixie Cup, but Rebecca doesn't let her wear it outside of the house.
Favorite episode: SINS OF THE PAST (01/101)
MISSY RAGONA Elizabeth "Missy" Ragona
Assistant editor
I am a 35-year old gypsy, graphic designer, and accounting major at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (graduating in 2001). I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, but I found my heart in Providence, RI, my best friend in Mobile, AL, and my soul in Paris, France. I am a preacher's kid, Native American pipe-carrier, and 26-year member of Metropolitan Community Church. I am currently single and petless, however I am enjoying a fulfilling menage-a-trois with my TV and computer. My hobbies include watching Xena, writing and reading Xena fan fiction and collecting Xena paraphernalia. I also enjoy teaming up with my mother to beat her lover and sister-in-law at the card game Hand-and-Foot. Other favorite TV shows include: "Buffy: Vampire Slayer", "Farscape", and "Judging Amy".
Favorite episode:HOOVES AND HARLOTS, A DAY IN THE LIFE, THE DEBT I & II, The scene between Xena and Gabrielle at the beginning of ENDGAME, LYRE, LYRE HEARTS ON FIRE (except for Draco's songs) and FALLEN ANGEL. But my most favorite of all episodes is ONE AGAINST AN ARMY.
Favorite line:Gabrielle: "Take me with you. I want so much to be like you." ONE AGAINST AN ARMY. Xena: "Even in death Gabrielle, I will never leave you" ONE AGAINST AN ARMY.
First episode seen:A DAY IN THE LIFE
Least favorite episode:IN SICKNESS AND IN HELL

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
Least favorite episode: ALTARED STATES

Grouchy Spice Stacey Robillard
Emeritus Editor at Large
Former member of the IAXS Executive Committee
Stacey Robillard is a New Hampshire native who despite her aversion to beer, cheese and the Packers is currently residing in Milwaukee. To support her Xena-habit, she works as a video buyer. In those rare moments when she's not obsessing over XWP, she's been known to wax rhapsodic about Kate Winslet, Tori Amos and the film "Heavenly Creatures".
Favorite episode: Still THE QUEST (37/213). But A DAY IN THE LIFE (39/215), IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE (24/124), THE PRICE (44/220) and CALLISTO (22/122) are right up there.
Favorite line: Gabrielle: "Can anyone stop them?" Xena: "Yeah, but it won't be warriors, it will be someone like you. I just hope that wherever the Horde is from, they have a Gabrielle." THE PRICE (44/220)
First Episode Seen: THE BLACK WOLF (11/111)
Least Favorite Episode: CHARIOTS OF WAR (02/102)
Young Herk Spice Debbie Roche
Episode Guide
I live in Toronto. I'm a big fan of Herc, Xena, Young Herc, Star trek, Stargate SG-1, JAG, Highlander, The Pretender. I also watch Y & R. I'm on the Convention Committee for TORONTO TREK. (An annual Science Fiction/Fantasy Convention held in Toronto) I work at the Canadian Head Office of TRANSAMERICA LIFE.
Favorite episode: None
Favorite line: None
First episode seen: THE WARRIOR PRINCESS (H09/109)
Least favorite episode: A DAY IN THE LIFE (39/215)

Writer Extraordinaire
Marian Pappaceno, now a New Yorker after meeting her love on-line in 1992, was raised in the glitter of Las Vegas, which probably contributed to her sideways sense of humor. Always the tough gal, she was happy to play the role of the bad guy with the neighborhood kids, usually as a thief or alien-come-to-conquer-earth. An artist at heart, she draws constantly when not at her job in nuclear medicine. She shares her home with several animals, including a german shepherd who knows how to work the ice machine.
Favorite episode: BITTER SUITE(58/312)
Favorite line: Gabrielle with centaur dropping in hand: "...don't eat....Oh, thank you...thank you VERY much!" HOOVES AND HARLOTS (10/110)
First episode seen: FISTFUL OF DINARS (14/114)
Least favorite episode: THE TITANS (07/107)
Clever SpiceJoanna Sandsmark
Emeritus Editor, Testimonials
Joanna is a television writer, a member of the WGA, recently wrote an issue of WONDER WOMAN for DC Comics, and is currently writing a novel set in feudal Japan. She is also writing a screenplay and should be working on that instead of working for WHOOSH because she has a treatment due to the production company. Occasionally, she does voice-over work, including an appearance in the cartoon RUGRATS as a Swedish dog groomer. One of Joanna's favorite activities is riding a cart around Universal Studios, waving at the tourists while sipping a slurpee from City Walk. Yeah, it's a glamorous life, ain't it?
Favorite episodes: A DAY IN THE LIFE (39/215), THE DEBT (52- 53/306-307), and THE BITTER SUITE (58/312)
Favorite line: Gabrielle: "Wow, would you look at that? Wonder what else is in these clothes -- they're hand-me-downs, you know." DREAMWORKER (03/103). Xena: "Go home. There are thousands more like me." ONE AGAINST AN ARMY (59/313)
First episode seen: WARRIOR...PRINCESS (15/115)
Least favorite episode: THE QUILL IS MIGHTIER... (56/310)
Dependable Spice Liz Sheppard
Writer, Episode Guide
I've lived in Virginia Beach, VA all my life. I live with my parents and my sister who goes to college, who all just don't understand my obsession with Xena. I am currently a junior in high school and plan to do something functional with my life in the future.
Favorite episode: BITTER SUITE (58/312); CALLISTO (22/122)
Favorite line: Gabrielle: "Sweet mother of Zeus!" BLIND FAITH (42/218); "Son of a bacchae!" Gabrielle in WARRIOR...PRIESTESS...TRAMP (55/309) and Xena in BEEN THERE DONE THAT (48/302).
First episode seen: RETURN OF CALLISTO (29/205)
Least favorite episode: A SOLSTICE CAROL (33/209)
Wild and Woolly Spice Diane Silver
Emeritus Staff Member
Amazed by her fervent Xena addiction, Diane Silver was once a serious sort who would have scoffed at the idea of a whoosh or a chakram cam. Today, she loves them. Silver has been a professional writer for more than 20 years, including stints at United Press International and The Wichita Eagle. She once took a brief detour into politics, working as press secretary for a Democratic candidate for Kansas governor. Currently an editor for a nonprofit foundation, Silver is also pursuing a freelance writing career. Her second book, The New Civil War: The Lesbian and Gay Struggle for Civil Rights, will be published by Franklin Watts in 1997. She is at work on her third book, a memoir called Sacred Moments: The Journey of a Lesbian Marriage. Her work has also appeared in national publications, including Ms. magazine. A graduate of Michigan State University (Hi there, Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert), Silver shamefully admits to never having been much of a Spartan sports fan. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with her son, dog and two cats. A recent convert to the Internet, she posts on the mailing lists as Silver and on the NetForum as Freedom2.
Favorite XWP episode: IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE? (24/124)
Favorite XWP line: Xena: "I have many skills." THE BLACK WOLF (11/111), TIES THAT BIND (20/120), and HERE SHE COMES...MISS AMPHIPOLIS (35/211).
First episode seen: IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE (24/124)
Least favorite episode: FOR HIM THE BELL TOLLS (40/116)
Herk Spice Kent Simmons
Writer, Episode Guide
I go by the nickname HBKid on the internet. I am currently in college and studying the wide world of writing and broadcasting. My goal is to get into broadcasting and or writing/directing for tv and or movies. I am a very big fan of XWP and HTLJ. I have expecially enjoyed the new season [fifth] of HTLJ. The worldtour storyline has brought much interest to the new season. I have a very large Herc and Xena site, which now also features Young Hercules staff. Its the Hercules and Xena World Order. I also like to play basketball, baseball, and than relax on the couch. I have a special woman in my life and who knows what may come very soon ?! One of my non H/X projects on the net is a Fan Fiction Project for the now cancelled Adventures of Sinbad series. Its a FanFiction third season, which combines the action and fantasy with more darker, dramatic, and intense storylines. It's hard work but enjoyable work. I have a team of about 10 other fans, all Herc and Xena fans too, and we hope to do the same thing if H and X go one day, which will hopefully never happen. I am also good at cooking, fixing cars, and in boxing.
Favorite episode:MATERNAL INSTINCTS (57/311), A GOOD DAY (73/405), CRUSADER (76/408), THE DIRTY HALF DOZEN (49/303), and ROYAL COUPLE OF THIEVES (17/117)
Favorite line:Gabrielle talking to the wabbit. IN SICKNESS AND IN HELL (72/404)
First episode seen:Been watching XWP and HTLJ since the Herk Movies came on.
Least favorite episode:FINS, FEMMES, AND GEMS (64/318)
Tall Spice Tom Simpson
Giant lizards destroying buildings and toasters taking over the world are only some of the strange products from Tom's wacky imagination. Tom has worked in public television, at MTV, and currently works as a Site Builder at Agency.com. From time to time when he's not busy smooching his wife he runs a little Xena page. He also enjoys watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other fine television products.
Favorite XWP episode: THE ROYAL COUPLE OF THIEVES (17/117)
Favorite XWP line: Meg as Xena: "That's Xena with a capital 'Z'!" WARRIOR... PRINCESS... TRAMP (30/206)
First episode: WARRIOR... PRINCESS (15/115)
Least favorite episode: KING CON (61/315)
Assistant editor
Bonnie was born and raised in Connecticut, leaving after receiving her BA in English to live for a year and a half in Chile. Back in the US, she moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where she was a travel agent for 6 years. She is currently a programmer/analyst at a company that provides technology to the travel industry. Her first TV obsession was the Emma Peel episodes of The Avengers. She enjoys surfing the net for all things Xena (favorite sites are Whoosh! And The Tavern Wall), reading Sue Grafton mysteries, and canoeing the lakes of Utah.
Favorite episode:So many to choose from, but just for the sheer joy of it, A DAY IN THE LIFE (39/215)
Favorite line:Xena: "Go home! There are thousands more like me!" ONE AGAINST AN ARMY (59/313); Xena: "Gabrielle, if I only had 30 seconds to live, this is how I'd want to live them, looking into your eyes." FRIEND IN NEED I (133/621)
First episode seen:After seeing bits and pieces of several episodes, the first one I think I saw from start to finish was INTIMATE STRANGER(31/207)
Least favorite episode: I can't make it through KEY TO THE KINGDOM (78/410) without falling asleep, or MARRIED WITH FISHSTICKS (105/515) without changing the channel, so I guess those would qualify.

Cutie Spice Serge Allen Walters
Emeritus Staff Member
Serge Allen Walters...was just going to be Allen Walters, but was changed posthumously when a dear friend of the family named Serge stepped on a landmine in Vietnam. Born 1969, joined the U.S. Navy early as a photographer and spent time taking pictures at Top Gun, and in the Persian Gulf for the war. Spent time during and afterwards following the Grateful Dead around California and is currently finishing up a Computer Sci degree as a full time student at University of Texas @ Tyler.
Favorite XWP episode: Anything with Hudson Leick.
Favorite XWP line: Hudson singing the Illusia tune in THE BITTER SUITE.(58/312)
Mystery Spice UtahFan
Writer, Episode Guide
UtahFan is a lawyer who doesn't want to be spanked by Xena, but who wouldn't mind being threatened with it. She has infiltrated a conservative law firm in a conservative state, but keeps a 5 1/2" Xena doll perched atop the Utah Jazz basketball in her office to reflect imminent global domination.
Favorite episode: THE GREATER GOOD (21/121)
Favorite line: Gabrielle: "I always bow to my enemies before I destroy them!" THE GREATER GOOD (21/121)
First episode seen: CRADLE OF HOPE (04/104)
Least favorite episode: FOR HIM THE BELL TOLLS (40/216)
Esquire Spice Debbie White
Emeritus Staff Member
Writer, Changing Times
Debbie White is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature and is currently studying Animal Science at Southern IL University at Carbondale. She is 20 years old, single, and has watched Xena since the first Sins of the Past (i.e., the beginning).
Favorite episode: REMEMBER NOTHING (26/202)
Favorite line: Gabrielle: "If you don't know, it must be Xena." ORPHAN OF WAR (25/201)
First episode seen: SINS OF THE PAST (01/101)
Least favorite episode: GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN (28/204)
Patient Spice Faith A. Williamson
Writer, XWP Words
I was born on November 10, 1948 in Bryn Mawr, PA. In 1950, I moved with my parents to Philadelphia, PA. While working full-time, I earned a B.S. Ed. 1973, Temple University - Elementary Education / English and an M.S. Ed. 1987, The Catholic University of America - Educational Administration / Elementary Education. Most of my teaching career has been at the elementary level with a few years at the junior high level. When I left Philadelphia in 1975, the path I traveled included stops in Baltimore, MD; Washington, DC; Charlotte, NC; and ended in South Florida in 1988. Currently living in SilverLakes in western Miramar, FL, I teach fifth grade in the Dade County Public School System.
Favorite episode: THE PRICE (44/220); IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE (24/124); DESTINY (36/212); THE XENA SCROLLS (34/210)
Favorite line: Xena: "My pride may have killed my best friend." IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE (24/124); Xena: "I was ready to give up once and Gabrielle came into my life." RETURN OF CALLISTO (29/205); Xena: "Gabrielle, you ARE a gift to me." A SOLSTICE CAROL (33/207); Xena: "Gabrielle, you've been so good for me." ULYSSES (43/219)
First episode seen: DREAMWORKER (03/103)
Least favorite episode: FOR HIM THE BELL TOLLS (40/216); A COMEDY OF EROS (46/222)
Critical Spice Xorys
Writer, Episode Guide

Mystery person
I have an M.Ed. from Columbia University. My hobbies are reading, watching television, and listening to music. I have a library of over 4,000 videos, laserdiscs and dvds which I watch on my killer home theater setup. My favorite television shows are XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS, BABYLON 5, THE X-FILES, BUFFY, THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ROAR.
Favorite episode: DESTINY (36/212)
Favorite line: Lila to Gabrielle: "A warrior? Gabrielle, *I* could beat you up!" SINS OF THE PAST (01/101)
First episode seen: SINS OF THE PAST (01/101)
Least favorite episode: THE PATH NOT TAKEN (05/105) 

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