Fangirls Around the Web: June 29, 2012

Fangirls spotted around the web for the week of June 29. . . . → Read More: Fangirls Around the Web: June 29, 2012

Interview: Victoria Schmidt aka “Scruffy Rebel”

Scruffy Rebel cosplaying Jaina Solo

FANgirl interviews Victoria Schmidt aka “Scruffy Rebel” . . . → Read More: Interview: Victoria Schmidt aka “Scruffy Rebel”

X-wings, Insiders, and Swag

SWI 135

Issues #134 and #135 have a lot of great material for Expanded Universe fans, including Tricia’s interview with Aaron Allston about X-Wing: Mercy Kill. . . . → Read More: X-wings, Insiders, and Swag

Zahn’s Choices of One in Paperback

Timothy Zahn’s Choices of One paperback edition goes on sale today. . . . → Read More: Zahn’s Choices of One in Paperback

Remembering Racheal

Racheal Ambrose

Remembering my friend Racheal Ambrose (1987-2012). . . . → Read More: Remembering Racheal

Superhero Premiere Geek Chic

Guest post by Eileen Sather. . . . → Read More: Superhero Premiere Geek Chic

Racheal Ambrose – A Fangirl Lost

From her blog The Galactic Drift, posted last night by Racheal’s husband:

I just thought I should inform anyone who knows Racheal online, that she passed away this evening in a car accident at the fault of another.

She also had plans to go to Seattle to be on a panel at Geek Girl Con and just received a very special gift today that she never got to read.

Racheal, also known to many as FelsGoddess, was a longtime Star Wars fan and friend to many around the fandom. She was one of my earliest contributors here and ran her own blog. It had been one of the easiest choices to pick her for my GeekGirlCon panel discussing the female characters of the Star Wars Expanded Universe. Her special gift was the ARC to Mercy Kill, which she was so excited to read. I was preparing to announce the panelists next week, and Racheal had turned in a fabulous and funny bio.

Please say a prayer for Racheal, her husband, and their families.

Pink lightsaber image from TOR courtesy of Racheal Ambrose at TheGalacticDrift.com

 

 

 

Fangirls Around the Web: June 22

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Highlighting heroines and fangirls spotted around the web for the week of June 22. . . . → Read More: Fangirls Around the Web: June 22

CONTEST: Alan Dean Foster’s “Predators I Have Known”

ADFoster Cover

Open Road Media is offering two fans the opportunity to win a copy of Alan Dean Foster’s Predators I Have Known. . . . → Read More: CONTEST: Alan Dean Foster’s “Predators I Have Known”

Karen Miller Discusses Star Wars Fandom, Feminism, and Writing

Miller Stealth

This morning Liz Bourke of Tor.com posted a lengthy interview with author Karen Miller, who wrote three Star Wars novels published in 2008 and 2010 tying into the first two seasons of The Clone Wars animated series. Miller discusses her writing, feminism, and the state of genre publishing in Australia and the U.K. compared to the United States. The interview is insightful and is definitely worth a read in its entirety, but I found some of her comments about Star Wars and its fandom particularly compelling. . . . → Read More: Karen Miller Discusses Star Wars Fandom, Feminism, and Writing