At ClexaCon, I had the pleasure of meeting several people I knew from Twitter, and also several people I had never interacted with. Catherine was from the latter category. She was a friend of a friend and ended up being a part of a group who went for dinner and ice cream on our last day of the con. We bonded over our mutual Fandras-ing, share a love of Buffy and Tara, and she enjoyed the perks of my tour-guide wife leading us all around Sin City. If I need to discuss something on TV so nitpicky that I’m almost embarrassed to admit it, Catherine is my go-to because the chances that she’s already thought of it are high.
Tell us a little bit about your non-Earper alter ego.
I have a pretty boring day job that I was only going to spend 6 months at (it’s been 2 years), but I’m working on getting my social work license so I can find a job in that field. I spend more time than I should watching TV, and I also write for a pop-culture site, 4 Your Excitement.
How did you find Wynonna Earp and the fandom?
I saw people talking about it before it premiered and decided to check it out with my Twitter friends. I knew Emily Andras was involved and there was a promise of gay things, and that was enough to get me into it. The fandom kind of came along with that.
Is this your first fandom?
No, but it’s definitely the best fandom. The first fandom I was really in was the Once Upon a Time fandom (pretty much from the beginning).
What is your favorite fandom memory?
This isn’t Wynonna Earp, but one of my favorite fandom memories was meeting Amber Benson (Tara on Buffy) a couple years ago and getting to tell her how much her character means to me. It’s hard to choose just one memory, though — so many good ones.
What is your favorite con memory?
Definitely, like, everything at ClexaCon. That’s probably cheating, but it was so great seeing all my Twitter friends in person and meeting a bunch of new people. It was also great actually getting to talk to Emily, Dom, and Kat in person since I interviewed them last year. And, you know, they’re amazing.
What is your favorite Wynonna Earp/Earper activity?
Well, I just started a podcast with another Earper at 4YE, and even though it’s still a baby podcast, it’s a lot of fun and I’m loving it.
What has Wynonna Earp come to mean to you?
Oh, man. Everything. Is that cheesy? (Yes, but I’ll allow it.) That’s cheesy. I just love it so much. I watch a lot of TV and it’s kind of rare to see a cast that engages this much and everyone is so amazingly generous with their time and the fandom is so wonderful. I’ve also gotten to do some really cool things at 4YE because of Wynonna Earp, so that’s amazing.
Are there any pictures you’d like to share of your Wynonna Earp experience?
Yeah, they’re on my facebook. Although I guess I could actually send them to you instead of telling you that.
What the hell, Catherine?
Dolls or Doc?
On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you Fandras?
Favorite Earp sisters moment?
Oh, god, why?! That’s so hard! I Love the relationship between Waverly and Wynonna so much. I’m going to cheat and say every time Wynonna calls her “Baby Girl.”
How have you Earped your life?
I’m pretty sure I’ve used “polite no-chill” on more than one occasion to excuse my insane fangirling.
What’s the Earpiest thing you’ve ever done?
I’m not sure if this counts, but I think it counts for no chill.. The day episode 12 aired last year, I cut a date night short by faking sick so I could make sure I was home for the episode. I had already seen it. No, we are not still together.
How are you most like Randy Nedley?
We both apparently have strong feelings about Uma Thurman in Batman.
What would happen to you if you touched the goo?
I’d probably fight it hard in the beginning but lose to the goo. Hopefully it wouldn’t make me eat any spiders.
Ugh. Fine, Catherine.
Here’s where to find Catherine:
@CMeushaw (personal Twitter)
@4YE_MYPPodcast (Twitter account of her Wynonna Earp podcast for 4YE)
www.4ye.co.uk/author/btvsobsessed623/ (Catherine’s writing for 4YE)