Last week Riley, Bethany, and Mark from Star Wars Report generously invited me to return to their podcast. Last summer Nanci from Tosche Station and I joined them to rave about the great fun to be had at Disney’s Star Wars Weekends. This time the topic was the recently launched Year of the Fangirl campaign from Her Universe. We talked about the origin of the campaign to feature fangirls daily throughout the year, dealing with online bullying, encouraging all the different kinds of ways fans experience their fandom, and the importance of building community to make everyone feel welcome in the fandom. Give the show a listen, and thanks again to Star Wars Report for having me on!
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.