Fangirls Around the Web is a bi-weekly feature that highlights fangirls and their heroines spotted across the internet. Where to start?
How about this fabulous Jaina Solo fanart by deepstriker from DeviantArt?
Many fanartists aspire to take their craft and make it a career. So it’s wonderful to see Amy Beth Christensen talk about her process for designing the Imperial propaganda posters recently revealed online as early promotion for Star Wars Rebels.
Ashley Eckstein revealed a new Doctor Who scarf from Her Universe, which she told Teresa and I about during her Fangirls Going Rogue interview a while back. The most recent fangirls of the day are: Pez, Caitlin, AshleyRose, Charlotte, Emmie, Rebekah, Missy, Anna, Chelsea, Timea, Maeleah, Megan, Caroline, Alia, Rebecca, Leigh, Pam, and Mayrose.
Alyssa Rosenberg’s excellent essay at ThinkProgess titled What J.K. Rowling’s Ron And Hermione Bombshell Tells Us About True Love And ‘Harry Potter’ explores the messages about love from the popular fantasy series. Also be sure not to miss another of her pieces, What An Esquire Column’s Ignorant Jab At Gay Characters Tells Us About A Depressing Approach To Culture.
Newsarama discusses the return of the Huntress on The CW’s Arrow. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Hayley Atwell will return for Marvel’s Agent Carter on ABC, and the writers and showrunner also have been hired.
TheMarySue reports on an interview by Mythbuster‘s Kari Byron about the importance of female representation in the sciences. They also discussed remarks by Chloë Grace Moretz criticizing the portrayals of movie superheroines lately and ABC’s decision to greenlight Clementine, a scifi thriller with a female protagonist who possesses latent supernatural powers.
Leena Gade was the first female engineer to win the LeMans 24 hours. That was last year, but apparently Audi is now all-in with this new commercial. (via The Guardian)
TheHob shares some interesting commentary on recent discussions of making Mockingjay as PG-13 movies.
Also at The Guardian, Joanna Walsh asks, Will #readwomen2014 change our sexist reading habits?
Janine Spendlove blogs about the lessons learned from the amazingly successful Athena’s Daughters Kickstarter. One of the anthology’s contributors, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, shared some interesting thoughts about myth in storytelling.
Finally, Bob Iger talked up Frozen this week. From Deadline:
Bob Iger continued to tubthump for the red-hot Studio Entertainment division during the company’s analyst call– and specifically Disney Animation’s runaway hit Frozen. While not going so far as to say that potential includes another feature film, the Disney CEO noted the pic, which is up for a pair of Oscars, has made $864.4M worldwide since its late November release, passing The Lion King as the company’s biggest animated hit ever — and that’s with China just opening and Japan to come in mid-March. “This has real franchise potential” across Disney’s businesses, Iger said, adding that in Disney’s parks “we will see Frozen in more places” along with Marvel properties including Iron Man. CFO Jay Rasulo said Frozen is the top-selling brand in Disney’s stores (followed by Disney Junior properties), which helped Consumer Products to gains in revenue and operating income.
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. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Assembly of Geeks and RebelForce Radio Presents Fangirls Going Rogue.
Tricia has completed her first novel, Wynde – a military science fiction with a fantastical twist that features heroines Vespa and Gemini. 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.