Fangirls Going Rogue #39 with Hannah Gillis of ILMxLab

In this episode Fangirls Going Rogue interviews Hannah Gillis, Project Manager at Lucasfilm’s ILMxLab. Hear her adventure from being a Disney fangirl to getting a masters degree in emerging technologies, to becoming part of the Lucasfilm team that is redefining how we experience storytelling through the use of virtual reality.

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In this episode of Fangirls Going Rogue:

  • Fangirls Going Rogue discusses being interviewed for the New York Times!
  • Have you bought your Rogue One tickets? Teresa Delgado brings her box office knowledge to bear with thoughts on how big Rogue One‘s opening weekend will be.
  • Emilia Clarke will star in the Han Solo movie. Listeners share their thoughts.
  • Kathleen Kennedy speaks about bringing women directors into Star Wars. Tricia Barr explains the complicated history that has pushed heated online opinions on the topic.
  • Forbes suggests Rogue One‘s box office will be the biggest mystery. We discuss.
  • Rogue One composer Michael Giacchino talked to Entertainment Weekly.  Sarah Woloski gives us the details.
  • Get to know the stars of Rogue One. The Fangirls explore the careers of Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, and Alan Tudyk.
  • The character discussion becomes talk like a Space Pirate Day. Every one is Team Hondo, right?

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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