Mixed Messages – Time Travel, Dramatis Personae, and Mercenaries

Signals

In assessing the messages of a product or brand, I find myself observing the nuances through the lens of a professional roadway and signalization engineer. The crux of my job boils down to making sure that clear signals are given to drivers and pedestrians to avoid confusion. As someone who manages the message of my professional business, as well, last month I noticed a curious series of events related to the Star Wars Expanded Universe that highlighted how, at times, the messages being sent to the fans are at cross-purposes. . . . → Read More: Mixed Messages – Time Travel, Dramatis Personae, and Mercenaries

Happy Cyber Monday 2011!

Are your feet happy from so much shopping online? While everyone is in search of gift items I want to remind everyone of some great deals out there for fangirls. . . . → Read More: Happy Cyber Monday 2011!

Novel Title Revealed and Teaser Trailer

Wynde Announcement

The title reveal for my upcoming novel, and its teaser trailer. . . . → Read More: Novel Title Revealed and Teaser Trailer

Buns, Boobies, and Blasters: Star Wars at Geek Girl Con

FANgirl on Halloween, 1977

As a dedicated Star Wars fangirl, I’m always up for a good panel on the Galaxy Far, Far Away, especially if it involves the Expanded Universe. So I had a special interest in one offering at Geek Girl Con: Boobies and Blasters: The Women of Star Wars. . . . → Read More: Buns, Boobies, and Blasters: Star Wars at Geek Girl Con

Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta Codes Giveaway

How about that episode of The Clone Wars? What an ending to an incredible story arc!

Thanks to the generosity of my friends at Del Rey, I have five Beta Codes for Star Wars: The Old Republic to pass along to those who are interested in a sneak peek at the much-anticipated MMO. The codes need to be redeemed by this Sunday, November 20, so I’ll give them to the first five people who follow me on Twitter (@fangirlcantina) and tweet me with a link to your favorite post on . . . → Read More: Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta Codes Giveaway

Where’s Team Bella?

At the stroke of midnight, Twilight’s fourth entry, Breaking Dawn, will premiere on the big screen. . . . → Read More: Where’s Team Bella?

History of the Universe as Told by Wonder Woman

The “History of the Universe as Told by Wonder Woman” panel wasn’t originally on my to-do list, but after I realized that my sister’s departure would conflict with the “Ink-Stained Amazon and Cinematic Warriors” panel I had to rethink my plan. I couldn’t go to the first geek girl convention and not see panelists discuss Wonder Woman. . . . → Read More: History of the Universe as Told by Wonder Woman

REVIEW: Star Wars: The Blueprints

SWBlueprints

Weighing over twenty-five pounds, Star Wars: The Blueprints is literally a hefty new addition to the line of nonfiction coffee-table books that give fans behind-the-scenes glimpses at the creative process of the Star Wars films, providing an in-depth look at a stage of the creative process rarely seen previously by the public: the technical drawings from the production design department. . . . → Read More: REVIEW: Star Wars: The Blueprints

Speaking of Knights, Roundtables, and Clones

Krell chats with Obi

I had a great time on Tuesday night chatting with Jason, Jimmy, and Billy on the ForceCast’s Clone Wars Roundtable about last week’s episode, “The General.” The recorded podcast is now available on iTunes and the ForceCast website. I hope you’ll give it a listen, and rate it on iTunes too if you’re inclined.
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Women Deserve a Seat at the (Fandom) Table

Unfortunately, too often I observe some of the ways male fans alienate women still getting a free pass. . . . → Read More: Women Deserve a Seat at the (Fandom) Table