This past week I participated in my first podcast with Beyond the Screens, where I will be a regular contributor. The entertainment podcast covers movies, television, and pop culture from the 1970s to now. Obviously that topic range intersects with Star Wars, but it also gives me a chance to weigh in on other stories and cultural events that interest me. On this week’s show I joined host Scott Murray and The Fanboy Critic Bobby Blakely to discuss the rise of geek culture and how it’s changed over the years. Recent headlines, such as Jim Carrey’s change of heart on his support for Kick-Ass 2 and the news about Independence Day 2 and Jurassic Park 4, warranted some opining. We each brought a unique perspective on the latest Superman movie, Man of Steel.
With the holiday weekend, it is the perfect chance to catch up on the podcast.
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. She has recently joined Beyond the Screens podcast as a regular contributor.
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.