Fangirls Going Rogue #30: Celebrating Real Women of Star Wars and the Fairy Tale of Kylo Ren

Fangirls Going Rogue 30 coverMarch is the month to celebrate women. The day after International Women’s Day actress Daisy Ridley had a powerful message for those critical of her.

And that starts Episode 30 off with a bang!

A lot of new Star Wars-themed additions are arriving to Disney Parks: Teresa Delgado is ready for the new fireworks, Sarah Woloski teases her Kylo Ren meet-and-greet on Episode 109 of Skywalking Through Neverland, and Tricia Barr thinks Jedi apprentice Anna really let it go on Darth Vader at the new Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple.

For fans into expanding their Star Wars horizon, tons of new books and comics are out. The Poe Dameron comic will launch with events at local comic book stores. For the kids, Disney Publishing has a really cool Original Trilogy graphic novel and Rey’s Story, which we all enjoyed.

Lots of other cool things are happening, including Bad Robot’s new diversity hiring initiative announced by J.J. Abrams, who will be speaking at SXSW. Teresa Delgado will be at the convention for his panel and the debut of Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey, which comes out with the movie Blu-Ray next month. The Fangirls discuss what movie extras we’re most excited about.

It’s awards season. The Force Awakens might not have taken home an Oscar, but fans can help the movie to any number of MTV Movie Awards. Fangirls Going Rogue has also made it to the final round in several categories in the Star Wars Podcast Awards. Here’s a breakdown and how you can vote.

Tangled The Force Awakens crossoverThe ladies ponder what fairy tales parallel The Force Awakens. How is Kylo Ren like Cruella DeVille? The answer segues beautifully into our character discussion, featuring Rey’s nemesis. Does redemption work for the son who murdered his father? The difference in opinion creates an interesting discussion on Star Wars storytelling.

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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

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