Vader Meets a Holostar

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Two short updates, and some exciting news that many Star Wars fans have been anticipating… . . . → Read More: Vader Meets a Holostar

Sucker Punch Review

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Check out FANgirl’s review of the new movie Sucker Punch on the Reviews section. . . . → Read More: Sucker Punch Review

Follow-up to Reenergizing the EU Novels

In this week’s Fangirl Speaks Up blog, one of the main talking points was editorial control. . . . → Read More: Follow-up to Reenergizing the EU Novels

Fangirl Speaks Up: Reenergizing the EU Novels

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In my recent Fangirl Speaks Up blogs, I’ve been critical of the direction taken by Del Rey and Lucas Books in the recent Star Wars Expanded Universe novels, and offered some explanations for how I think they got off track. I thought it was time made some more specific suggestions about how the Star Wars EU can get its groove back. I think in large part it comes down to two main themes. First, Del Rey and Lucas Books need to change their perspective on the scope of their target audience and the nature of their marketing. Second, the Powers That Be need to assert firm editorial control over the future directions of the stories and the characters. If they do those things, I think they’ll find success once again. . . . → Read More: Fangirl Speaks Up: Reenergizing the EU Novels

Fate of the Jedi: Not So Impressive

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In the last few days, however, some interesting news items have emerged which I think are worth commenting on while they’re still fresh. . . . → Read More: Fate of the Jedi: Not So Impressive

Aspiring Writers Beware

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A cautionary tale about the predatory practices against aspiring writers. . . . → Read More: Aspiring Writers Beware

Follow-up to The Missing Demographic

Mara Jade is still captivating Fanfic fans as seen on the current banner for the TFN Fanfiction Resource Forum

A few more additional thoughts on the topics discussed in the Missing Demographic post. . . . → Read More: Follow-up to The Missing Demographic

Notice – March 3

The blog was briefly hacked this morning. Most content has been restored. The last missing posts will be restored by tomorrow night.

~FANgirl

Update March 4 — Missing posts and comments have . . . → Read More: Notice – March 3

March 2011 Preview

For fans of scifi and fantasy March is coming in like a lion. . . . → Read More: March 2011 Preview