The midwest continues to be the center of the Fangirl-producing universe, as this month’s Fangirl of the Month, slvrwolfang, is from PoP! favorite city Chicago, IL, and is a veteran of PoP!-favorite convention, C2E2. Read all about slvrwolfang in this month’s PoP! Fangirl of the Month, and then make your way out to C2E2 this year to meet her!
Birthdate: January 27th, 1991
Location: Chicago, IL
Marital Status: Betrothed
Hobbies: Reading comics and books, sewing, drawing, writing, baking, cooking, Nerf wars, playing board and card games
Favorite Movies: Last Samurai, Snatch, Thor, Iron Man, Mulan, The Ten Commandments
Favorite TV Shows: Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Game of Thrones, Master Chef, Deadliest Catch, Deadliest Warrior, Ninja Warrior, Young Justice, X-Men Evolution, X-Men: The Animated Series, Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Supernatural
Favorite Comics: X-23, X-Men, Thor, Daken, The Way to Your Heart (online), Gunnerkrigg Court (online), Dark Avengers
Favorite Video Games: Dragon Age (the series), Prince of Persia the Sands of Time, the Darksider series, Saints Row 2 (I’m sure when 3 comes out this will be replaced ) , Burnout 2, Mass Effect (1 and 2), Civilization V
Favorite Books: I don’t read as much as I used to….Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, my cookbook and Memoirs of a Geisha
Turn-Ons: Marvel fans, cooking, comic book discussions, good intellectual conversation, being understanding of my quirks
Turn-Offs: DC fans, being too skinny, arrogance and ignorance
slvrwolfang: My love for almost anything geeky. I love cosplay and geek fashion, Marvel Comics, SciFi movies and TV shows, video and computer games. To doubt me being a Fangirl is to doubt the existence of Fangirls.
PoP!: How long have you been a Fangirl?
slvrwolfang: I have been a Fangirl for as long as I can remember. I used to get my chores done early to watch X-Men on TV and watch Babylon 5 with my grandpa. So I would say I was born a Fangirl
PoP!: Do you have a favorite childhood geek-memory?
slvrwolfang: Getting in trouble with my grandma for staying up too late (8:30pm) to watch X-Men Evolution and re-runs of Babylon 5. So long as I gave her the best puppy eyes I could muster I got to have my geeky indulgences.
PoP!: What toys did you play with as a kid?
slvrwolfang: I loved K’Nex. You just couldn’t go wrong with them. Whether it’s building a giant ferris wheel or leaving small vehicles strewn about the house they are awesome!
PoP!: What are your current Fangirl obsessions?
slvrwolfang: Cosplay is my number one obsession right now. I see cardboard boxes in recycling bins and think “wow, that would be really useful..” I can’t look at characters or everyday objects the same way anymore. I’m always looking for new ways to express and transform them.
PoP!: What is the most Fangirl-ish thing you’ve ever done?
slvrwolfang: At C2E2 2011, Matt Fraction was signing autographs, but I was too far back in line to get one. After I won Marvel’s trivia contest, he noticed me because I was cosplaying as Lady Sif….a character his wife writes. So he wanted a picture with me and I freaked out. I kept calling him “Mr. Fraction” even though he insisted Matt was sufficient. I was squealing like a school girl for at least a half hour because he also gave me his autograph.
PoP!: What has been your biggest Geek-Out Moment?
slvrwolfang: I am a repeat offender of this one….I try to explain to DC fans why their entire universe, and especially Superman, is not as great as they think. No one expects a woman to have such beliefs, let alone to have the ability to articulate and cite as many sources as I do.
PoP!: What is your wildest Fangirl dream?
slvrwolfang: To make a living out of cosplay. What else could a girl ask for?
PoP!: How do you feel about the current Geek Girl renaissance?
slvrwolfang: I am very satisfied with how Geek Girls are transforming their image in society. I never fit the physical stereotype of a Geek Girl so I have been aware of this for a while and still feel proud. I do what I can to make what feels like a small community grow exponentially.
PoP!: How has being a Fangirl affected other aspects of your life?
slvrwolfang: It has made me a more cultured and understanding woman. When people are different from me I can look at how I fit into society and better understand them.
PoP!: Where can The PoP!ulation find you on the interwebs?
slvrwolfang: Tumblr! I love it! I post my lasted thoughts, photos and drawings for cosplaying. My blog is called Samira’s Cosplay.
Thanks to Samantha for participating in our PoP! Fangirl of the Month feature! Be sure to check her out as Ms. January in our 2012 PoP! Fangirl of the Month Calendar, on sale NOW!
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