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J.J. Abrams Beyond the Mystery Box on Hyperspace Theories Episode Four

Little pieces of official information about Star Wars: The Force Awakens are slowly beginning to be revealed. But that doesn’t slow us down one bit on Hyperspace Theories! We continue our discussion of the foundations of Star Wars storytelling in the first segment. This month we consider the influence of J.J. Abrams, the director and […]

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Creating Vespa of WYNDE: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Here’s the thing you learn as a storyteller: sometimes you have to take a leap and see where it gets you. ~Tricia Barr To me, stories aren’t just words on a page, but whole ideas realized in my head. When I write a character, I know who they are, which made it really fun to […]

So Long, Farewell, My Assembly of Geeks Friends

This week’s recording of Assembly of Geeks was fun, I got to talk about Beastmaster, and bittersweet, in that it was my final spin as c0-host. Scott and Jeff have become my brothers in all things geek, but the schedule ahead will make it tougher to commit to a once a week recording. I hope […]

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GeekGirlCon 2014 Star Wars Panel Recap

It’s been a while since GeekGirlCon, but I have a good excuse for not getting the Star Wars panel recap polished and posted. Important things were said, and I will be talking a bit more about them in an upcoming post. This year’s panel happened on Star Wars Reads Day and we had a lot […]

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Fangirls Going Rogue Fan-tastic Feedback Show

On this month’s episode of Fangirls Going Rogue, Teresa Delgado and Tricia Barr share listener voicemails and emails, plus congratulatory messages from our fellow podcasters for our first year anniversary. Teresa and Tricia take a look back at our earliest plans and what they achieved. Thanks to Teresa literally chasing down Mary Franklin at Star […]

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The Force Awakens Reaction Special: Hyperspace Theories – Episode 3.x

Days after we recorded our third episode of Hyperspace Theories, Lucasfilm released the first official teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Although it’s only 88 seconds long with seven instances of visual imagery from Episode VII, it already generated a bunch of storytelling and speculation ideas for Tricia, B.J., and Kay. We approach […]

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Hyperspace Theories Episode Three: Kathleen Kennedy Awakens the Force

The theme of our third episode of Hyperspace Theories centers around the newly revealed title of Episode VII, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the storytelling and speculation ideas the title raises. Our first segment continues our exploration of the foundations of Star Wars storytelling. After last month’s discussion about George Lucas, we follow up […]

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WYNDE Around the Web: November 25, 2014

Admittedly I fell behind last month, but for good reason. Listings for upcoming books are fantastic things, especially when it is a project you are working on. For the past couple of months I have been toiling away on Ultimate Star Wars for DK Publishing. It has been an honor to be part of the […]

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Tricia Talks “Empire Day” on Rebels Declassified

I joined Jason and Jimmy for RebelForce Radio’s Star Wars Rebels Declassified this week along with my fellow Ultimate Star Wars author Adam Bray to talk “Empire Day.” You know Jason and Jimmy couldn’t resist asking me about Luke Skywalker. From the show notes: STAR WARS REBELS: DECLASSIFIED “Empire Day” Feeling patriotic? Celebrate “Empire Day” […]

Assembly of Geeks Tackles Darkness In Storytelling

This past week on Assembly of Geeks, our Halloween episode considered darkness and death in storytelling. During my years as a blogger, and even before that, I have written volumes on the topic as it relates to Star Wars specifically, and also to other franchises. George Lucas highlighted this to great effect in his recent […]