Star Wars: This Is Madness Character Tournament

Today StarWars.com launches its own version of March tournament madness. Instead of the 68-team NCAA men’s basketball field, it’s 32 Star Wars characters facing off for ultimate bragging rights. EW.com braved foretelling the future with their prediction article, but this is Star Wars and the results will be determined by fan vote. Upsets are guaranteed.

“Impossible to see, the future is.”
~ Yoda

Each day of the competition, running from today through April 9, one Light Side and one Dark Side pairing will compete. Today it’s Han Solo vs. Lando Calrissian and Darth Vader vs. General Grievous.

If you need extra convincing to participate, how about this pitch from the Dark Lord himself:


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 and for Star Wars Insider magazine.

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.

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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.