July 2012 Preview

This is the first time I haven’t felt like saying the previous month was awesome. The passing of contributor Racheal Ambrose took the shine off of some bright moments. Some time this month we’ll share Racheal’s last post in the Hapan series and find some ways to highlight the things she loved in the fandom. Another contributor, Priya Chhaya, has a fantastic piece that uses her experience as a historian to consider why female characters are important to storytelling.

So what else is in store for July?

GeekGirlCon Previews – We’ve got the FANgirl GeekGirlCon Star Wars EU panel – From Jedi Princess to Sith Witch: An Exploration of Female Characters in Star Wars – to look forward to in August. I’ll use the blog to highlight some areas for consideration and ask for fan input as I frame up the discussion. And of course, we have the announcement of the panelists.

San Diego Comic Con – I won’t be venturing out to sunny California this year, but I will still be covering interesting news and events from the convention.

X-Wing MayhemJuly 24th is the day Star Wars Insider Issue #135 hits comic book store shelves. I had the good fortune to interview Aaron Allston about his upcoming Star Wars novel, X-Wing: Mercy Kill, for the Insider.

Here are a few of the other things we’re looking forward to in July:

New Star Wars Books

  • Lost Tribe of the Sith: Collected Stories – July 31st

New Star Wars Comics

  • Darth Maul: Death Sentence #1 – July 25th

New Movies

  • The Amazing Spider-Man – July 3rd
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift – July 15th
  • The Dark Knight Rises – July 20th

New Releases on DVD

  • Warehouse 13: Season Three – July 10th
  • Hatfields & McCoys – July 31st

Television Premieres

  • White Collar – July 10th at 9:00 p.m. on USA
  • Covert Affairs – July 10th at 10:00 p.m. on USA
  • Warehouse 13 – July 23rd at 9:00 p.m. on Syfy
  • Alphas – July 23rd at 10:00 p.m. on Syfy