19 May 2016
Cosplay and my inspiration for "All 'Ships May Sail" - Part I
All ’Ships May Sail was, in part, inspired by a real incident. Years ago, while the show Xena: Warrior Princess was still in production, I attended a convention with my friends and fellow Xena fans. I was dressed as Gabrielle, complete with dyed strawberry-blonde hair and green contact lenses to complete the image. On the bulletin board in the con’s registration area was the message that Lori finds at the beginning of the story. I replied to it just as she does, but I never met that Xena so that was as far as things went. I still sometimes wonder who wrote that note and if they ever found the Gabrielle they were looking for.