Sunday, May 19, 2013

ATTENDEE SPOTLIGHT - NKubie


Hi! I’m Nan, but known as NKubie on FFN, Twilighted and Facebook. This will be my second TFMU and if last year is any indication, it will be a blast! The Las Vegas event last year was the best time I’ve ever had (with my clothes on). ;)  I was also fortunate to have met the lovely Gisela at last year’s Meet Up and one of my regrets is that I didn’t get to know her better.

This year’s Meet Up will be even more special to me, though, as I will be attending this year’s even with my sister. Apparently Twific fanaticism is genetic.

Although I have a couple of stories posted, I still consider myself more of a reader than a writer. And while I adore reading and sometimes writing Twific, I also love to pre-read for other authors. I’ve been doing a lot more of that this past year and I’ve even been working with some authors on their original fics in the pre-publication stage.

I tend to like a lot of variety in my hobbies (and my fic reading) so I have also taken drum lessons, Hip Hop dancing, Zumba, Second City training classes and have performed in Community Theater. I’m a big Chicago Bears fan and love an eclectic variety of music.

I’m also the inventor of the word ‘techversation,’ which you can find on Urban Dictionary, as well as the founding member of SMUTT (Shitty Moms United Through Twific), which started during the group re-read of Emancipation Proclamation.

I live in a northwest Chicago suburb, though I was born in New York and have also lived in New Jersey and Pennsylvania before moving to the Midwest. I’m married and have two children; a boy age 13 and girl age 6 ½. My mom also lives with us. Don’t get me started on that! LOL

This is not my first fanfic fandom (I started reading Harry Potter fanfiction, or as I like to call it, Potterotica), but it’s the first one where I really interacted heavily and certainly the first where I actually got to meet other fandom members in person. 

This last year, I have been fortunate enough to meet a number of fandom members and even got to see the midnight show of BD2 with some amazing fandom ladies. I have seen the ups and downs of this community, but one thing that always blows me away is the support for each other during difficult times.  Between fundraisers, changing profile pics in show of support or even prayers and cyber-hugs, this fandom continually cares for each other in times of need. Even posting Robporn to distract from life’s tragedies can be a show of support. I am honored to be part of this global love!

Once again, I want to thank you ladies who have organized this get together! I don’t think I’d have the opportunity to meet so many of my fandom friends otherwise. Your hard work is not going unappreciated!

xo
Nan

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