Interview With A Fanboy Who Supports Fangirls: Woody
Welcome to another installment of the interviews with Fanboys who Support Fangirls series.
Today, The Adventures of the Everyday Fangirl interviews Woodrow Hull, who is a Fanboy from Alaska. I met Woody via the Star Wars community on Twitter.
Thanks so much Woody for joining us today and for letting us get to know you better and how you support fellow Fangirls, like myself!
What fandoms are you a fanboy of and for how long?
I have been a fan of Sci Fi in general but fell in love with Star Wars when it came out in 77. I watched Star Trek with my dad in reruns growing up. I also read and collect a variety of comics and Fantasy books. TSR is another favourite along with Knaak Asprine Heinlein. There is just so much wonderful things to geek out over.
When did you first learn about Fangirls?
When I finally got on Twitter. Growing up at my local comic store we never saw a woman inside and dating was taboo to be geeky….for decades I never knew of women who were into geekness. Then I saw all these amazing women when I followed the Star Wars Celebration last year. I was shocked amazed and excited to see how much love there is, especially with the ladies working on Looking for Leia.
Who are the Fangirls you support?
I follow alot of cosplayers, especially, @Xenadd, she is one of the best I have seen.
What do you do to support Fangirls?
I try to be supportive online and like the cosplay. I sent @xenadd a coffee thing through PayPal. I defend against the haters and give encouragement. Wish I could do more and meet more, but living in Alaska is hard to do.
How has social media helped or hindered you in this effort?
It helped a lot! I never knew this many people in all walks of life, all personalities, all genres loved in this geeky life, as I do.
Anything else you want to say to others about being a Fanboy who supports Fangirl?
Show love and support. There is no reason to be hateful or derogatory. Don’t bash on someone’s cosplay how they look or who they want to pose with. Ask before touching or posing. No one I met at my first con refused a picture and those who had time enjoyed talking about their cosplay.
How can others get in touch with you?
Find me on Twitter @woodysalaskan