History Mission Statement Regents Memberships Potential Committees
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In March of 1998, after surfing the internet, I [Bev Gores] found myself engrossed in the Xenaverse of the Web. Realizing how important (and fun!) it is to have face to face interactions with people, I put web-feelers out to see if there was any interest in starting up a fan club for the television series Xena: Warrior Princess in the Twin Cities.
Lizzy, Jono, Robin, and Sara responded with a resounding yes, and the fan club was born.
We first met in Minneapolis on April 20th with five people. Soon a name, a mission, and a plan was developed. Things moved quickly in the first three months: membership grew from five to 22, Liz and I were accepted as co-deans, Jono as Chair of Regents, and Lisa as Treasurer, and the web site was born with Mr. Jamester at the helm. The rest is history.
And its true what they say: Xena: Warrior Princess fans are the nicest people youll ever meet. Beverly
The Xenaversity of Minnesota is a nonprofit fan club devoted to the television series Xena: Warrior Princess. We are located in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Our purpose is to meet monthly in and around the Twin Cities area to share our enthusiasm for X:WP, to encourage and support each other in our fun fascination of all things Xena, to be a clearinghouse of information about the Xenaverse in the Twin Cities, and to help new fans, or potential fans, better understand X:WP.
Amada Marquz Sullivan - President
Theresa Pierce - Events Coordinator
James Gottfried- Secretary
Elena Beltran Greater Good Chair
Matt Savelkoul - Treasurer
Who can be a member of XOM?
A fan of X:WP who lives in Minnesota or Wisconsin (local member). A fan of X:WP who does not live in MN or WI but can interact with local fans via the web (cyberfan member)
What do you get as a member of XOM?
Membership card/name tag
Welcome letter / certificate
New friendships with X:WP fans
Opportunity to lead a XOMbie committee
A place to offer your opinion about X:WP to friends who understand
Swap (or just borrow) X:WP tapes (local fans only)
Opportunity to see/read XOMbie Xenabilia (cards, mags, books)
Contribute to internationally linked web page
Quick answers to difficult questions about X:WP from local experts (us!). Become an expert.
Added to XOMbie e-mail letter-chain to give and receive support and feedback with XOMbie members*
Monthly minutes to meetings
Monthly Xena parties (local fans only)
Quarterly special Xena events
Charity events in the name of X:WP
Annual Xena Fest
*Local fans do not have to have access to the internet or e-mail to be a member of XOM, but it helps. Cyber fans must have internet and e-mail access.
Requirements for membership
Unabashed enthusiasm for X:WP
Application form on file, yearly
Choose to be a local fan or a cyber fan
Attend half of all XOMbie gatherings annually
Contribute to web page (optional)
Respect the show, actors, characters, and XOMbies
Welcome all XOMbie e-mail
Internet/e-mail access cyber fans only
Charity Host plan events where the proceeds or work goes to charity in the name of X:WP
Event Planner plan quarterly events, like Callisto marathon viewing, Xena contests, etc.
Web Circle Member
Combat Specialist teach or demonstrate combat fighting skills
Fan Fiction Editor solicit and edit fan fiction by local writers
Xena Marketplace Shopper find and list local shops that carry Xenabilia. Discuss advertising costs if we post their shop on the web
Episode Specialists - review episodes of X:WP for web
Comic/game Expert share knowledge about Xena comics and teach Xena games
Public Relations get the free word out that we exist
Formed - April 1998, the Xenaversity of Minnesota