June 2012 Preview

Between continuing my push on Wynde and starting to prepare for convention season, June is looking to be another busy month. But first, more Star Wars Weekends and a chance to say hello in person to some Star Wars VIPs. I’ll be sure to file another report.

GeekGirlCon – I’ll be talking a bit more about my panel at GeekGirlCon, including an announcement of the panelists. I’m getting really excited about talking Strong Female Characters with these wonderful Star Wars fans.

Star Wars Discussions – My discussion of the Hapans with Racheal and Kay continues this month. Following my Suvudu article on Tyria Sarkin Tainer, look for more excitement building toward August’s X-Wing: Mercy Kill, too.

Contributor Posts – Next up from FANgirl Blog contributors is a post from Kay about Katniss Everdeen, and why her relatable qualities make her such an effective heroine in The Hunger Games.

Here are a few of the other things we’re looking forward to this month:

New Comics

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Nine #10 – June 13th
  • Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi: Force Storm #5 – June 20th
  • Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison #2 – June 20th

New and Returning Television Series

  • Rizzoli & Isles – Tuesday, June 5th at 9:00 p.m. (TNT)
  • Saving Hope – Thursday, June 7th at 9:00 p.m. (NBC)
  • Dallas – Wednesday, June 13th at 9:00 p.m. (TNT)
  • Suits – Thursday, June 14th at 10:00 p.m. (USA)
  • Falling Skies – Sunday, June 17th at 9:00 p.m. (TNT)

New Movies

  • Snow White & the Huntsman – June 1st
  • Prometheus – Junes 8th
  • Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted –  June 8th
  • Rock of Ages – June 15th
  • Brave – June 22nd

New Releases on DVD

  • Act of Valor – June 5th
  • John Carter – June 5th
  • White Collar: Season Three – June 5th
  • Wrath of the Titans – June 26th
  • Mirror Mirror – June 26th


Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. 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.