Five Things Angelique Jurd Said

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Title: Five Things Angelique Jurd Said
Interviewer: Claudia Rebaza
Interviewee: Angelique Jurd
Date(s): December 29, 2018
Medium: online
External Links: Five Things Angelique Jurd Said
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Five Things Angelique Jurd Said a 2018 Q&A guest post, conducted by the Organization for Transformative Works' Communications Committee with Angelique Jurd.

It is part of a series. See Five Things Said.


What made you decide to volunteer as a chair-track staffer?

I wanted to be involved in the organisation in some fashion and felt my background as a business journalist, and now a full-time fiction writer, gave me a good mix of skills that might be of use. I have flexible time since I work for myself, so I’m able to sort of float around at odd times which can come in handy. I applied for the Chair Track Staffer because I felt it was a good place to use some of those skills — and to learn more about the organisation and how it operates.

What’s the most fun thing to you about volunteering for the OTW?

Being involved. That sounds kind of odd, I know, but seriously how many organisations do you know where memes, fan fiction, fan art, and pop culture in general are a part of every meeting, because they’re a normal part of the organisational structure? Where else do you get to fly your fan flag (say that fast five times) high and proud as part of your job?

What fannish things do you like to do?

I’m a hard core Supernatural fan — #teamDeanbutSamcurious — and have a growing collection of commissioned fan art and adore SPN fan fiction. I’m in the last few months of preparing my Masters thesis on the impact of fan fiction on the Supernatural source text and creators — so a lot of my research time is spent either watching SPN or reading SPN fics. Dirty job… Last year I met John Barrowman and his husband Scott Gill which was the highlight of my year (John smelled awesome, Scott was lovely). Mostly I just embarrass my adult children by squeezing at inappropriate moments.