Interview with a Fangirl: Megan
Today, it is a great pleasure to interview fellow Fangirl, Megan, aka @megzcull via Twitter and Instagram. Megan is a Singer, Voice Teacher, Fangirl, Jedi, Ravenclaw – She love all things Star Wars, Harry Potter, and other nerdy things.
I became aware of Megan through the Star Wars Fan and Harry Potter Communities.
Welcome Megan to The Adventures of The Everyday Fangirl. It is an honor that you took the time to answer these questions about being a Fangirl.
When do you realize you were a Fangirl?
Probably in high school. I had always loved Sci Fi and Fantasy, but didn’t really know I was a “fan” until I was older. I didn’t even know about the term “Fangirl” until a few years ago!
How has social media helped or hindered you?
I would say it has helped me more than hindered me. It has opened up a whole new world! I am able to interact with fans all around the world who love the same things as I do. I love when we all “Fangirl” together over something. I have felt more accepted. Social media is really a powerful platform, and I try to keep it positive at all times. I think it’s really important that we stick together and support each other through social media to keep it as safe and fun as possible.
When did you first see Star Wars or other favorite fandom, such as Star Trek, Lord of The Rings, etc. and did you love it right away or did this grow on you over time?
I first saw Star Wars when it was re-released in 1997. I knew about it and had glimpses of it, but didn’t know the scope of it until then. I remember being SO excited to see it and from the moment the words “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” appeared on the screen, I was hooked! My other big fandom is Harry Potter. When the first movie came out, I saw it and became a huge fan right away. Then I delved into the books, which were just as amazing.
What have you learned from the Star Wars fan community or other fan communities that has had a positive impact on your life?
Mostly what I have learned is the power of Star Wars. It connects people of all ages, races, locations, gender, etc… For the most part, the Star Wars fan community is really fantastic and positive. And SO creative and smart! I have interacted with incredibly talented people that offer their talent with Podcasts, art, music, writing, etc…
What else do you Fangirl about?
I’ve been singing and performing most of my life, so I’m a big fan of all kinds of music and musicals. Some of my favorite bands/artists are Muse, Queen, Kelly Clarkson, Sleeping at Last, Vitamin String Quartet. Some of my favorite musicals are Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof, Guys and Dolls.
I’m also a fan of Anime and my two favorites are Fullmetal Alchemist and Gundam Wing.
Anything else you want to say to others about being a Fangirl?
I think it’s important to stay positive and be confident about what you love. Also, be welcoming to other people who are new to your fandoms. We are kind of unofficial ambassadors for our fandoms. It’s important to be open-minded about other opinions. That way, you can have fun and insightful discussions and maybe learn something in the process. Overall, just be kind. It will make your experience just better overall. I love being a fangirl!
Thanks again Megan for answering these questions and letting us get to know you better.