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Hyperspace Theories Episode Two: The Legacy of George Lucas

For our second episode of Hyperspace Theories, Megan Crouse joins Tricia, B.J., and Kay for our storytelling and speculation discussion. In the first segment, we continue our examination of the foundations of Star Wars storytelling with the fundamental ideas provided by The Maker himself: George Lucas. Although he has retired from Lucasfilm and creating more […]

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Fangirls Going Rogue Episode 12: Star Wars is for Everyone!

On this month’s episode of Fangirls Going Rogue, Teresa Delgado and Tricia Barr report back on their convention trips, including interviews with Steve Blum (Zeb) and Greg Ellis (Baron Ruhdor) from Star Wars Rebels. Plus we unveil a new logo courtesy of RebelForce Radio’s Jimmy Mac and artist Chris Amorim. Listener emails always make us […]

GeekGirlCon 2014: Heroine’s Journey Panel Recap

Post by B.J. Priester Two weeks ago at GeekGirlCon 2014 in Seattle, I moderated the panel “The Heroine’s Journey: Moving Beyond Campbell’s Monomyth.” Joining me on the panel were FANgirl’s Tricia Barr, fan academic extraordinaire Jennifer Stuller, and pop culture historian Alan Kistler. Here is the description from the convention program: Joseph Campbell’s model of […]

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Designing WYNDE’S Heroine’s Journey

I recently celebrated the four-year anniversary of FANgirl. For much of that time, we’ve highlighted Strong Female Heroines and the Heroine’s Journey as major themes in the blog’s discussions about storytelling and writing. Two weekends ago at GeekGirlCon 2014, I participated on a panel about the Heroine’s Journey; the room was filled to capacity. Now […]

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Jumping Into Hyperspace Theories

Today marks the release of the first episode of Hyperspace Theories, a new Star Wars podcast centered on speculation and storytelling in the galaxy far, far away. We plan to record our shows monthly, although we may release shows more frequently on occasion if we have more to say! The regular co-hosts of Hyperspace Theories […]

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Fangirls Going Rogue Episode 11: With a Rebel Yell, We Talk Cons, Cons, Cons!

On this month’s episode of Fangirls Going Rogue, Mary Franklin joins Teresa Delgado and Tricia Barr to discuss her journey to an awesome job at Lucasfilm and preview Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. You can follow Mary on Twitter at @MaryLFL and Celebration news at @SW_Celebration. After kicking off with listener emails, Tricia and Teresa brought […]

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WYNDE Around The Web: September 20, 2014

Over at Buzzy Mag, there is a great review of Athena’s Daughters, the speculative fiction anthology featuring all female protagonists and produced by women. Each story in this anthology not only meets those requirements, they don’t make being female in and of itself the reason for the story. Yes, there are some very strong women […]

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Tricia Joins Star Wars in the Classroom Spec Ops Team

This past week I joined Star Wars in the Classroom’s Rogue Spec Ops Team. To be included among a select group of Star Wars personalities – which includes Vanessa Marshall, Consetta Parker, John “Dak” Morton, Ryder Windham, and Bryan Young – is an honor. When Thomas Riddle approached me about the team, he spoke about […]

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Diversity Wins At The 2014 Hugo Awards

This weekend, science fiction’s prestigious Hugo Awards were presented at Loncon 3. From Charlie Jane Anders’ recap at io9: This was really a year that underscored that a younger generation of diverse writers are becoming central to the genre and helping to redefine and expand it. In particular, Leckie beating The Wheel of Time, Chu’s […]

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Tricia Visits Game On Girl Podcast

This week I appear on the podcast Game On Girl, a weekly podcast hosted by Regina McMenomy, Ph.D., and Rhonda Oglesby. While the show focuses on gaming culture and representation, my visit centered on fandom, the reasons behind franchises dismissing their female fans, and the importance of speaking up as fans and customers. We also […]