Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World 

IT TAKES AN AMAZON VILLAGE…

CHAPTER INDEX

Updated: November 30, 2019

 

It takes an Amazon village to tell the story of the Xenaverse.

We’ve assembled a fantastic group of writers to chronicle this extraordinary fandom. The following chapters will be spread out over three volumes and chronicle what the Xenaverse has accomplished over the last 25 years. It’s a work in progress

A LEGENDARY FANDOM IS BORN

  • Chapter: Introduction to the Book by MaryD
  • Chapter: A brief history of the Xenaverse, by MaryD
  • Chapter: The New World Order – How We Accidentally Invented the Rules for Fandom, by Lee Winter
  • Chapter: Connecting with the Xenaverse by Steven L. Sears
  • Chapter: When The Xena Horde Gathers – Xena Conventions by MaryD


DIGITAL NEW FRONTIER – XENA WEBMASTERS INVADE CYBERSPACE

  • Chapter: Universal Gives The Xenaverse The Ultimate Gift – Freedom To Create Our Sites, by MaryD
  • Chapter: AUSXIP History – Twenty-Four Years on the Evolution of a Xena Site, by MaryD.
  • Chapter: Creating The Subtext Virtual Season Website, by Carol Stephens
  • Chapter: Whoosh, by Kym Taborn. A look at how Whoosh created an academic niche within the fandom and gave depth to the Xenaverse
  • Chapter: Creating a Community – The Xenaversity, by James Gottfried.
  • Chapter: Xena Webmasters & Websites – A comprehensive list of Xena websites, past and present

 

ARTISTS OF THE XENAVERSE

  • The World of the Xenaverse Artist, by MaryD
  • Chapter: Creating Little Xena & Gabrielle Comic Strips by Lucia Nobrega & MaryD
  • Chapter: Art, Cosplay and The Xenaverse, by Deborah Abbott
  • Chapter: Publishing Xena Art To The World, by Patricia Parker
  • Chapter: Because of Xena: Forged In Fire – Becoming Me, by Hayriye Makas Uygun
  • Chapter: Artist interviews – how they changed the world through their art:
    • Linda “Calli” Callaghan
    • Arkie Ring
    • Klippart
    • Carpe Chakram
    • Saul Trabal
    • and more…

THE MIGHTY QUILL – FAN FICTION

  • Chapter: Introduction and Definition of Xena Fan Fic Genres by Linda Crist
  • Chapter: Xena Fan Fiction by Linda Crist. How fan fiction laid the groundwork for many authors to grow and how it was inclusive of the LGBTQ community.
  • Chapter: From Xenaverse Bard To Xena Show Writer by Melissa Good
  • Chapter: Reviewing Xena Fanfic and The Evolution of the Xena Bard by Maribel Piloto (Lunacy)
  • Chapter: How The Subtext Virtual Season Was Born To Fix AFIN by MaryD
  • Chapter: Publishing Xenaverse Bards To The World – Regal Crest Publishing by Cathy C. Bryerose
  • Chapter: Our Fallen Bards And Their Extraordinary Legacy by MaryD
    * Nene Adams
    * Susanne M. Beck (SwordnQuill / Blade)
    * Baermer
    * LJ Maas
    * Tonya Muir
    * Rebekah

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

  • Mary D. Brooks (AUSXIP MaryD)
  • Denise Byrd
  • Carrie Carr
  • Linda Crist
  • Cheyne Curry
  • Barbara Davies
  • Melissa Good
  • Nancy Ann Healy
  • Isabella
  • Lori L. Lake
  • KG MacGregor
  • Susan X. Meagher
  • T. Novan
  • WordWarior


FAN FICTION AND SUBTEXT VIRTUAL SEASON GUIDE

  • Lunacy’s Fan Fiction Reviews
  • Subtext Virtual Season Episode Guide
  • Jay Tuma’s Extensive Fan Fiction Story Listings

SOCIAL XENAVERSE (MAILING LISTS & FORUMS)

  • Chapter: Introduction To The Social Xenaverse, by MaryD
  • Chapter: Creating A Safe Haven For Xenites – AUSXIP Talking Xena Forum, by Roger Edgar
  • Chapter: The Not-So-Super Secret Xena List, by Donna Kaye
  • Chapter: The Babbling Bards Podcast
  • Chapter: Xena Warrior Podcast Crew
  • Chapter: The Xena & Ubers Subtext Podcast Show


XENA WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR…

  • Chapter: Love Grows In The Xenaverse, by Donna Kaye
  • Chapter: Inclusive Xena and Beyond, by Beth Ryne.
  • Chapter: Xena Made Me Do It – Stand up Comedy & Podcasting To The World. by Cat Crimins
  • Chapter: From the Xenaverse To the Daytime Emmys, by Christa Morris, KT Jorgensen and Maria Webster
  • Chapter: Creating A Radio Show & Playhouse, by Sherri Rabinowitz
  • Chapter: Creating Films and Going Mainstream, by Wendy Woody
  • Chapter: Xenite Retreat – Bringing the Fans Together, by Penny Cavanaugh.
  • Chapter: Teaching Xena to a New Generation, by Lara Hart.

FOR THE GREATER GOOD

  • Chapter: Introduction to the Greater Good: Changing Our World – For the Greater Good, by Denise Byrd
  • Chapter: Lucy Lawless, Starship Foundation & The Xenaverse – A Perfect Match, by MaryD
  • Chapter: Sword and Staff – How Half a Million Dollars Was Raised For Charity, by Debbie Cassetta
  • Chapter: Reaching For The Stars – AUSXIP and Starship Foundation Charity Auctions, by MaryD & Roger
  • Chapter: Xenites Rally: Renee O’Connor & Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, by MaryD
  • Chapter: Supporting Our Bard: The House of Bards with Renee O’Connor, by MaryD
  • Chapter: Xenites Support: Hudson Leick & The Anita Ellis Foundation, by Cindy Tingley
  • Chapter: How Brittney’s Bra Became Legendary, by Lara Hart & Brittney Powell
  • Chapter: Xenites Support Adrienne Wilkinson Helping Families in Need, by MaryD & Adrienne Wilkinson

 

FRIENDS IN NEED

  • Chapter: Xenaverse Code: We Help Our Friends in Need, by Jackie Larson
  • Chapter: Xenite Watch – Keeping Track of Our Xena Family In Time Of Disasters, by MaryD
  • Chapter: Feeling the Love of the Xenaverse During 9/11, by MaryD
  • Chapter: Xenaverse Refreshes Campaign – Xenites Support Striking Xena Writers by Christa Morris 
  • Chapter: It Rained, It Hailed and The Sun Came Out – Xenites March In Support Of Our Writers by MaryD and Photography by Lida Verner
  • Chapter: The Xenaverse Mobilizes for Hurricane Katrina Relief by MaryD

 

XENITE STORIES: HOW XENA CHANGED OUR LIVES

  • Chapter: How Xena Changed Our World – Xenite’s Stories. Xena fans share their stories on how the show changed their lives in significant ways


FOR OUR FALLEN WARRIORS – XENITE MEMORIAL

  • Chapter: A Real Life Xena – Aleida Santiago, by Cat Crimins
  • Chapter: The Xenaverse Loses Our God of War: In Memory of Kevin Smith, by MaryD
  • Chapter: The Xenaverse Supports In Time Of Distress, by Heather Martin
  • Chapter: Xenite Memorial – In Memory of Those That Have Passed Away, by MaryD.

 

XENAVERSE: THE NEXT GENERATION

  • Chapter: What’s Next for Xena? Xena Reboot and Movie Campaign by Ariel Wetzel
  • Chapter: Passing The Chakram To A New Generation, by Ariel Wetzel.