Last week I joined Mike Rondeau and Joao Stinson of The Cantina Cast to discuss the end of The Clone Wars, the great existing Star Wars female characters like Leia, Padmé, and Ahsoka, and the potential for a leading lady in the upcoming Sequel Trilogy. More and more I am meeting male fans who are excited about the rumors of a female lead in Episode VII. Regular readers of FANgirl will remember that Joao joined my GeekGirlCon panel to talk about our favorite female character from Star Wars, and Mike has a young daughter, with whom he would like to share his favorite franchise.
The discussion ranged through a number of franchises, including Twilight, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Star Wars. I also talked about my thoughts on storytelling, creating relatable characters, and how ‘ships help an audience invest in a story. At the end, I had the chance to give my first podcast pitch for my novel Wynde.
You can download the podcast titled “Attack of the Fangirls” here. Many thanks for both Joao and Mike for the opportunity to chat about Star Wars. You can follow them on Twitter at @TheCantinaCast or on Facebook.
And as a friendly reminder, the leading ladies of the Star Wars movies are having a mother-daughter showdown in the “This is Madness” challenge at StarWars.com. While I noted my love of both characters in the podcast, I am firmly entrenched on #TeamLeia. Either way, both characters would appreciate the support.
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 Star Wars Insider magazine and is a contributor for Her Universe’s Year of the Fangirl.
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.
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