Name of Fangirl: Sharon
What is her Fangirl interest?
Sharon has many interests ranging from science fiction to fantasy. She has been a longtime reader of X-Men comics. A science fiction fan, she watches Doctor Who, and the Star Wars movies. A fan of anime like The Lodoss Wars and Full Metal Alchemist , and other cartoons like Batman, and the Clone Wars. She loves fantasy, and enjoys the Dresdan Files, and movies like The Lord Of the Rings. She is a regular at conventions and renaissance faires. Sharon loves costuming especially from her favorite fandoms. She is skilled with the long sword, rapier and lightsaber which is quite evident in her activities.
Why did you decide to shine the spotlight on this Fangirl?
When I think of Sharon I think of someone who is passionate, follows her interests, and pushes herself to improve her skills. She is someone that is easily approachable, and is always willing to help a friend or stranger with an offer of encouragement. She gives a lot of herself so others may enjoy themselves. It is not uncommon of her to take additional hours of table duty at a con so someone could go to a panel that they wanted to go to. She gives a lot of time as the Web Goddess of the NYJ Facebook page answering fan questions, requests or pointing them in the direction of their request. Sharon simply is the best example of what a fan should be – friendly, creative and helpful.
How does this Fangirl express her fandom?
Sharon expresses her fandom through various activities. As an stage fighter and admin in the New York Jedi she had entertained audiences with lightsaber demonstrations and fights. In groups like the Rebel Legion and Saber Guild she is involved in charity functions such as raising money, visiting hospitals, or raising awareness for worthwhile causes. She is an avid costumer who has worn a variety of costumes ranging from comic books, sci-fi and fantasy genres. One would see her at such cons like Star Wars Celebration, Comic Con, or Dragon Con wearing costumes such as: a variety of Jedi costumes, Wonder Woman, Dark Supergirl, Sateele Shan, a silver and Black variant of Slave Leia, and a variety of fantasy inspired costumes and a variety of Steam Punk inspired costumes. Sharon is a skilled chainmailer who creates various chainmail items such as jewelry and other ornamental designs.
What is her favorite Fangirl item that she cannot live without?
Her lightsaber, and her Star Wars Costumes.