Now, fresh on the heels of last week’s blog post about Syfy channel’s fangirl-friendly series Warehouse 13, yesterday Syfy and Universal Pictures announced the creation of a joint venture, Syfy Films, which “will leverage Syfy’s genre expertise to produce human and relatable theatrical releases from the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, supernatural and horror.”
The Syfy Films press release emphasized that “Syfy has been incredibly successful in finding ways to produce compelling entertainment for a specific audience.” Given that lately those efforts have included shows like Warehouse 13 which have been deliberately targeted to a female audience, hopefully that means we’ll see more fangirl-friendly entertainment not just on Syfy television, but on the big screen as well.
Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.