Like the inaugural convention last year, this year’s GeekGirlCon was a rousing success. I had an amazing time meeting so many new geek girls and fellow fans, and the supportiveness of the community never ceases to impress me. I’ll be back later in the week with my full report on the convention and my Star Wars panel, but first I have to recuperate from my cross-country travels home.
For today’s first recap post, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite tweets about Saturday’s panel. There were so many great ones to choose from, and seeing such great enthusiasm for Star Wars – in the panel and online – brought a big smile to my face. (One clarification worthy of an Abbott & Costello routine: We decided that Joanne would take pictures and Mary would speak on the panel, but we didn’t have time to get the name placard changed, so tweets referring to Joanne’s comments were actually Mary’s.)
Without further ado, in chronological order:
Thanks again to everyone who attended my panel. The Q&A was great, and the conversations afterward were equally fun and insightful. I hope we can be back next year with another great discussion about Star Wars and its female characters.
Onward to Celebration VI in two weeks!
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 strong female characters. She also writes about Star Wars for Random House’s science fiction and fantasy blog Suvudu.com. Her interview with X-Wing: Mercy Kill author Aaron Allston can be found in this month’s Star Wars Insider Issue 135.
In her spare time, Tricia puts the finishing touches on her first novel, Wynde. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
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.