Name of Fangirl: Marggi
Fangirl’s Occupation: Goldsmith
What is her Fangirl interest?
Classic golden age sci fi, I love the short story and novella format so the annual anthologies are a must have. Also anything Doctor Who or Star Trek!
Why did you decide to shine the spotlight on this Fangirl?
I have this great shot of myself at comikazi with a reality show star, from the show fangasm. I tell all my regular friends that it’s a famous celebrity! Really! He is on TV! I figure on this blog I won’t have to explain how awesome that was! And plus, I’m wearing my Her Universe Trek t0shirt in the shot. Couldn’t be more perfect.
How does this Fangirl express her fandom?
I attend every con I can, and I bring my son and his friends along. I try to expand their idea of a fun time, it doesn’t have to involve beer pong or psychoactive herbs. Express your inner geek! You won’t be the weirdest one there, I swear!
What is her favorite quote or personal motto?
While rock climbing at Joshua Tree many years ago were climbing with this guy who wandered into our camp around dinner time. I always brought extra, we fed him steak and shrimp skewers and a glass of wine. Turns out he was an accomplished climber, with his name on many first ascents in the guidebook! He took us climbing the next day and we learned a lot from him. Something he said while roped up and hanging on a wall has always stayed with me as the best advice I ever heard. “If you’re not logging airtime, you’re not trying hard enough”. Meaning if you are not willing to take a risk, you’ll never know what you might have accomplished. Very true.
What is her favorite Fangirl item that she cannot live without?
My steampunk goggles. They are customized from two dollar goggles I got at Harbor Freight. But I can rock a pair of goggles!