Assembly of Geeks Considers Nerdrage

This week’s Assembly of Geeks episode “To Nerdrage or Not To Nerdrage” is posted. From the show notes:

Geeks are passionate!  Sometimes, the passion can turn into nerdrage. That rage can sometimes have a positive impact, while other times it might be pre-mature or even unnecessary.  In today’s geek assembly meeting with Jen Rhodes from the Anomaly Podcast we examine at the recent cases of nerdrage:

1. David S. Goyer’s comments about She-Hulk.

2. The cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.

3. The #WeWantLeia campaign aimed at adding Princess Leia merchandise to the Disney Store Star Wars line.

The Fantastic Fortress has been fully repaired and upgraded since the monster attack, and nobody is more excited than GANNIN.  So much so, he leads the geek news report meeting with stories about Mark Hamill’s concern about Episode VII hype, the Ant-Man director fallout, the confirmation of Billy Dee William’s involvement in Star Wars Rebels, the re-release of Ghostbusters, the addition of Howard Stark to the Agent Carter series and a smelly new app.

We also announce a Star Wars Rebels prize pack drawing!

Since I have been tackling Darth Real Life the past few weeks I am going to allow Dunc at Club Jade, Alyssa Rosenberg of the Washington Post and Johnamarie Macias of the Wookiee Gunner make the points I would have made on Episode VII casting, diversity, Star Wars’ relationship with female fans, and speaking up about it.

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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 the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. 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