The Daily Dot Highlights Year of the Fangirl

Today at The Daily Dot, Lisa Granshaw wrote a great feature on the Year of the Fangirl campaign. She discusses the origins of Her Universe, its ever-growing impact on the fandom and in the marketplace, and the goals behind Year of the Fangirl. Even for those already familiar with the brand, the article is definitely worth a read.

In addition to quotes from Ashley Eckstein, Granshaw talked to Tricia and Victoria Schmidt about the importance of the Year of the Fangirl campaign. Tricia emphasized that the increasing visibility of the geek girls community provides more support for more voices to speak out against negative aspects of geek culture. Victoria – whose Jaina Solo cosplay is currently featured in FANgirl Blog’s banner image – noted that many geek girls haven’t realized how many of their fellow fans existed until campaigns like this raise their profile.

It’s barely three months in, and Year of the Fangirl is already making a difference.



B.J. Priester has been a Star Wars fan since he played with the original Kenner action figures as a young boy. His fandom passion returned after watching Attack of the Clones in 2002 and reading the entire New Jedi Order series in 2003. He voraciously caught up on the novels and comics in the Expanded Universe in addition to writing fanfiction, frequently co-authoring with Tricia. B.J. has served as editor of FANgirl Blog from its inception, as well as contributing reviews and posts on a range of topics. He edited Tricia’s novel Wynde, and is collaborating with her on several future projects set in that original universe. Currently a tenured law professor in Florida, B.J. has been a practicing lawyer in Washington, D.C., a law clerk to a federal appeals court judge, and a law journal editor-in-chief. He is also a proud geek dad whose son who is a big fan of Star Wars and The Clone Wars.