Tricia Barr: Writing, Podcasting, and Other Appearances

Star Wars books

  • Ultimate Star Wars (DK Publishing; Apr. 28, 2015) (co-author) (Amazon.com)
  • Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia (DK Publishing; Apr. 4, 2017) (co-author) (Amazon.com)

Star Wars Insider print magazine

  • “Attack Positions!” (solicited Feature article, including interview with Aaron Allston, author of novel Star Wars: X-Wing: Mercy Kill): Star Wars Insider #135 (Aug./Sep. 2012) (p.28-35)
  • Scoundrels? We Like the Sound of That.” (solicited Feature article interviewing Timothy Zahn, author of novel Star Wars: Scoundrels): Star Wars Insider #138 (Jan./Feb. 2013) (p.28-33)
  • “Ruminations on Padmé” (Cover Article; solicited Feature article analyzing Padmé Amidala’s importance in the Star Wars saga): Star Wars Insider #142 (July 2013) (p.28-35)
  • “Leia: Princess of the People” (Cover Article; solicited Feature article analyzing Princess Leia as a new type of movie heroine): Star Wars Insider #144 (Oct. 2013) (p.14-19)
  • “The Art of Wars” (solicited Feature article interviewing cultural critic Camille Paglia, who declared George Lucas to be the “greatest living artist”): Star Wars Insider #147 (Feb./Mar. 2014) (p.26-29)
  • “Fangirls Flying High” (solicited Feature article highlighting the active role of female Star Wars fans from the franchise’s beginning in 1977): Star Wars Insider #151 (Aug./Sep. 2014) (p.20-25)
  • “The Making of A New Dawn” (interview with John Jackson Miller, author of novel Star Wars: A New Dawn): Star Wars Insider #152 (Oct. 2014) (p.45)
  • “I’m Here to Rescue You!” (solicited Feature article on Luke Skywalker redefining mythic storytelling and the Hero’s Journey): Star Wars Insider #155 (Mar. 2015) (p.26-31)
  • “Costumes: The Fine Art of Storytelling” (reporting on opening of Star Wars costume exhibit at Seattle’s EMP Museum): Star Wars Insider #157 (May/Jun. 2015) (p.10-11)
  • “A Style Icon” (reporting on Billy Dee Williams’ remarks at Seattle exhibit opening): Star Wars Insider #157 (May/Jun. 2015) (p.11)
  • “Conversation with C-3PO” (interview with actor Anthony Daniels conducted at Seattle exhibit opening): Star Wars Insider #157 (May/Jun. 2015) (p.56-61)
  • “The Man Behind the Mask” (solicited Feature article on Darth Vader role as mythic villain and tragic figure in relation to the Hero’s Journey): Star Wars Insider #157 (May/Jun. 2015) (p.62-67)
  • “Solo Journey” (solicited Feature article on Han Solo for ongoing Hero’s Journey series): Star Wars Insider # 158 (July 2015) (p.48-55)
  • “Asajj Ventress: A-Typical Anti-Hero” (solicited Feature article on The Clone Wars antagonist for ongoing Hero’s Journey series): Star Wars Insider # 159 (Aug./Sep. 2015) (p.50-55)
  • “Ahsoka Tano: A Hero For Our Time” (solicited Feature article on The Clone Wars protagonist for ongoing Hero’s Journey series): Star Wars Insider #160 (Oct. 2015) (p.36-41)
  • “A Knight’s Tale” (solicited Feature article on Obi-Wan Kenobi’s popularity and failings): Star Wars Insider #161 (Nov./Dec. 2015) (p.44-48)
  • “The Jedi General” (second of two solicited Feature articles on Obi-Wan Kenobi’s popularity and failings): Star Wars Insider #163 (Feb./Mar. 2016) (p.44-48)
  • “An Ace in Space” (solicited Feature article on X-wing starfighter pilot Poe Dameron from The Force Awakens): Star Wars Insider #165 (May/Jun. 2016) (p.26-31)
  • “Footprints in the Sand: Impressions of Rey” (solicited Feature article on the Hero’s Journey and Rey from The Force Awakens): Star Wars Insider #167 (Aug./Sep. 2016) (p.12-17)
  • “A Heroine’s Journey: Rey’s Adventure Begins” (second of two solicited Feature articles on Rey and the Hero’s Journey): Star Wars Insider #168 (Oct. 2016) (p.14-19)
  • Profiles of the Stars of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: Star Wars Insider #170 (Feb. 2017): Felicity Jones (p.14-17), Forest Whitaker (p.24-26), Alan Tudyk (p.28-31), Riz Ahmed (p.35-38), Donnie Yen (p.42-45), Jiang Wen (p.46-49), Mads Mikkelsen (p.58-61), Ben Mendelsohn (p.67-71), Diego Luna (p.74-77)
  • “Carrie Fisher: The First Lady of Star Wars” (solicited Feature article paying tribute to the late icon): Star Wars Insider #171 (Mar. 2017) (p.14-23)

Blog Posts at Other Sites

Star Wars Blog / StarWars.com (Lucasfilm) (link)

  • A Star Wars Adventure South of the Equator (May 16, 2013) (link)
  • Perspectives On Padmé (June 20, 2013) (link)
  • Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion – Razor’s Edge and the Perfectly Imperfect Princess (Sep. 24, 2013) (link)
  • Star Wars Reads Day II: Celebrating a Galaxy of Books (Oct. 4, 2013) (link)
  • Star Wars at GeekGirlCon 2013 (Dec. 2, 2013) (link)
  • Why Valentine’s Day Is Better with Star Wars (Feb. 13, 2014) (link)
  • 10 Star Wars Weekends Tips (or Special Modifications) (May 15, 2014) (link) (with Teresa Delgado)
  • Ultimate Star Wars and the Writer’s Journey (May 12, 2015) (link)

Suvudu (Random House)

  • The Millennium Falcon – A Character in Her Own Right? (Jan. 27, 2012) (link)
  • Mara Jade Skywalker Wins 2011 Fans’ Choice Figure Poll (Feb. 13, 2012) (link)
  • The Beat of the Heart – Star Wars Kisses (with specially commissioned art) (Feb. 14, 2012) (link)
  • The Magic of Star Wars – A Sith Witch and the Nightsisters Take Center Stage (Feb. 24, 2012) (link)
  • Darth Maul Lives (Mar. 7, 2012) (link)
  • Stories from a Certain Point of View (Mar. 24, 2012) (link)
  • The Art of Telling War Stories (Apr. 10, 2012) (link)
  • Disney Star Wars Weekends 2012 (May 16, 2012) (link)
  • Star Wars: Tyria Sarkin Tainer Fights for the Jedi Team (with specially commissioned art) (May 30, 2012) (link)
  • What’s a Convention Without a Tall Tale or Two? (July 5, 2012) (link)
  • From Tall Tales to Shorter Ones: John Jackson Miller’s Gryphed! (July 12, 2012) (link)
  • More Tales of the Con – Enter the Kurgan (Aug. 7, 2012) (link)
  • Celebration VI: Suvudu Jaina Solo Brought to Life (Sep. 10, 2012) (link)
  • Talking Scoundrels, Bink and Heists with Timothy Zahn (Dec. 11, 2012) (link)
  • Jaina Solo ArtFX Statue Hits Shelves (Jan. 29, 2013) (link)
  • Star Wars Power Couples: It’s About Balance (with specially commissioned art) (Feb. 14, 2013) (link)
  • SoulPancake Features Star Wars and Game of Thrones Cosplay (June 12, 2013) (link)
  • Her Universe Unveils Mara and Jaina Shirts (July 12, 2013) (link)
  • Razor’s Edge Leia Visits Dragon*Con (Sep. 9, 2013) (link)
  • More On Stories From a Certain Point of View (Oct. 3, 2013) (link)
  • Glittering Images in Star Wars Insider No. 147 (Jan. 21, 2014) (link)
  • Will Star Wars Be Your Valentine This Year? (with specially commissioned art) (Feb. 14, 2014) (link)
  • Club Jade Celebrates 10 Years and Keeps Fans Styling (July 3, 2014) (link)

Her Universe

  • Meet Year Of The Fangirl Contributor: Tricia Barr (Feb. 26, 2013) (link)

GeekGirlCon

  • Preview: Women in Star Wars (July 30, 2012) (link)
  • Star Wars is for Everyone (Oct. 4, 2013) (link)
  • Star Wars at GeekGirlCon ‘14 (Sep. 9, 2014) (link)

Action Flick Chick

  • The Phantom Menace 3D: A Great Action Flick (Feb. 8, 2012) (link)
  • Return of the X-Wing (Aug. 16, 2013) (link)

Fiction State of Mind

  • Fangirl Summer Guest Post: Star Wars Reading Primer by Tricia Barr (Aug. 26, 2013) (link)
  • Author Spotlight: Flaunting My Diversity: Wynde by Tricia Barr (Jan. 30, 2014) (link)

Hollywood.com

  • How 4 ‘Star Wars’ Fans Want to See ‘Episode VII’ Begin, In Storyboard Form! (Sep. 20, 2013) (link)

The Bearded Trio

  • Five Things I Learned From Indiana Jones (Sep. 22, 2013) (link)

SF Signal

  • Mind Meld: Worthy Media Tie-Ins (Oct. 9, 2013) (link)

PopSugar

  • How Star Wars Made Me a Feminist — Even When the Franchise Was Not (Dec. 14, 2015) (link)
  • Breaking Down the Biggest Revelations of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Jan. 4, 2016) (link)
  • 5 Reasons Star Wars: The Force Awakens Is Not Actually That Feminist (Jan. 7, 2016) (link)
  • Looking For More Empowered Female Characters in the Star Wars Universe? They’re Right Here (May 4, 2016) (link)
  • What Are Kyber Crystals, and Why Are They So Important to Rogue One? (Dec. 13, 2016) (link)
  • The Real-Life Inspiration Behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Dec. 17, 2016) (link)
  • Why There’s No Opening Crawl in Rogue One (Dec. 17, 2016) (link)

Podcast Appearances

Fangirls Going Rogue

  • Episodes (2013): One (Nov.), Two (Dec.)
  • Episodes (2014): Three (Jan.), Four (Feb.), Five (Mar.), Six (Apr.), Seven (May), Eight (June), Nine (July), Ten (Aug.), Eleven (Sep.), Twelve (Oct.), Thirteen (Nov.), Fourteen (Dec.)
  • Episodes (2015): Fifteen (Jan.), Sixteen (Feb.), Seventeen (Mar.), Eighteen (Apr.), Nineteen (May), Twenty (June), Twenty-One (July), Twenty-Two (Aug.), Twenty-Three (Sep.), Twenty-Four (Oct.), Twenty-Five (Nov.), Twenty-Six (Dec.), Twenty-Seven (Dec.)
  • Episodes (2016): Twenty-Eight (Jan.), Twenty-Nine (Feb.), Priority Transmission #1 (Feb.), , Thirty (Mar.), Thirty-One (Apr.), Thirty-Two (May), Thirty-Three (June), Thirty-Four (July), Star Wars Celebration Europe Live Podcast (July), Priority Transmission #2 (July), Thirty-Five (Aug.), Thirty-Six (Sep.), Priority Transmission #2 (Sep.), Thirty-Seven (Oct.), Thirty-Eight (Nov.), Thirty-Nine (Dec.), Priority Transmission #3 (Dec.)
  • Episodes (2017): Forty (Jan.), Forty-One (Feb.), You Talk We Listen #1 (Mar.), Forty-Two (Mar.)

Fangirl Chat (co-host)

Hyperspace Theories (co-host)

Assembly of Geeks (regular contributor, 2013-2014)

RebelForce Radio

  • Clone Wars Declassified 519: “To Catch a Jedi” (Feb. 27, 2013) (link)
  • Ashley Eckstein’s Birthday Bash (Sep. 22, 2013) (link)
  • Clone Wars Declassified 608-609: “The Disappeared” (Mar. 31, 2014) (link)
  • Star Wars Rebels Declassified: “Empire Day” (Nov. 20, 2014) (link)
  • Star Wars Rebels Declassified: “Idiot’s Array” (Jan. 21, 2015) (link)
  • RebelForce Radio: February 6, 2015 (Feb. 6, 2015) (link)
  • Star Wars Rebels Declassified: “The Lost Commanders” (Oct. 16, 2015) (link)
  • Star Wars Rebels Declassified: “The Forgotten Droid” (Mar. 18, 2016) (link)

ForceCast

  • Weekly ForceCast: May 27, 2011 (discussing FANgirl Blog post “Luke Skywalker Must Die”) (link)
  • Clone Wars Roundtable 408: “The General” (Nov. 10, 2011) (link)
  • Clone Wars Roundtable 415: “Deception” (Jan. 26, 2012) (link)
  • Clone Wars Roundtable 506: “The Gathering” (Nov. 8, 2012) (link)
  • ForceCast #261: Engendering Controversy (July 12, 2013) (link)
  • ForceCast #292: Dissecting Diversity (Feb. 28, 2014) (link)
  • Clone Wars Roundtable 611: “Voices” (May 28, 2014) (link)
  • ForceCast #340: Love and Sith Lords (Feb. 13, 2015) (link)

Skywalking Through Neverland

  • Episode 3: The Wonderful World of Tricia Barr (Oct. 12, 2013) (link) (blog)
  • Episode 8: Star Wars Holiday Special – A 35th Anniversary Tribute (Nov. 17, 2013) (link)
  • Episode 12: The Holiday Edition – 2013 and Beyond! (link)
  • Episode 19: Expanded Universe – Should They Stay Or Should They Go? (link)
  • Episode 29: Revenge of the 5th! (link)
  • Episode 31: Star Wars Weekends with Tricia Barr (link)
  • Episode 60: 2014 & Beyond with Tricia Barr and Mark Newbold (link)
  • Episode 74: Star Wars Celebration: The Debriefing (link)
  • Episode 80: Top 10 Star Wars / David Letterman Cross-Overs (link)
  • Episode 121: Star Wars Celebration Orlando – Looking Ahead (link)
  • Episode 129: Skywalking Through Star Wars Celebration Europe with Tricia Barr (link)
  • Episode 147: Rogue One More Week! (link)
  • Episode 150: Carrie Fisher Celebrated / Rogue One’s David Collins (link)
  • Episode 151: Skywalking Through 2016 And Beyond (link)

Coffee With Kenobi

  • Show #4: The Role of Women in the Star Wars Universe (July 18, 2013) (link)
  • Rebels Reactions #1 (Oct. 11, 2013) (link) (blog)
  • Show #11 (segment discussing Wynde) (Jan. 28, 2014) (link)
  • BookChat: Ultimate Star Wars, featuring Adam Bray and Tricia Barr (June 10, 2015) (link)

Star Wars Report

  • Report on Star Wars Weekends 2012! (June 15, 2012) (link)
  • On Bullying and Fangirls (Mar. 15, 2013) (link)
  • Feminism in a Galaxy Far Far Away (Aug. 5, 2013) (link)
  • R2D2 Is In Episode VII (Nov. 26, 2013) (link)
  • Christmas in the Stars – A Holiday Marathon (Dec. 16, 2013) (link)
  • Star Wars Weekends #2 Recap (May 30, 2014) (link)
  • International Trailer Reaction (Nov. 6, 2015) (link)
  • Don’t Let These Cats Fool You (Nov. 7, 2016) (link)

Star Wars Bookworms

  • Episode 7: Voided Death Sentence (June 28, 2013) (link)
  • Episode 17: Goodbye Dark Horse, Hello Story Group (Jan. 16, 2014) (link)

Full of Sith

  • Episode XVIII: Tricia Barr and the Fangirl Blog of Doom (Apr. 8, 2013) (link)
  • Episode LXX: Galactic Newsfeed (June 21, 2014) (link)
  • Episode LXXXVIII: Fangirls Gone Sith (Oct. 26, 2014) (link)
  • Special Release: The Trailer Council (Oct. 20, 2015) (link)

The Cantina Cast

  • Episode 27: Attack of the Fangirls (Mar. 25, 2013) (blog)

Star Wars Beyond the Films

  • Episode 108: Going Rogue: Etiquette And Protocol (Jan. 24, 2014) (link)

Scum & Villainy Radio

  • Episode 14: Gargoyles, Rain, and Rebels (Feb. 28, 2014) (link)

Bombad Radio

  • Bombad Radio July Free-For-All (July 1, 2014) (link)

Game On Girl

  • Episode 123: Fangirl Tricia Barr (July 28, 2014) (link)

The Nerdstitute

  • Episode 21: Fangirls Going Rogue (Mar. 7, 2015) (link)

Disney Vault Talk: Rebel Yell

  • “Call to Action” (Feb. 19, 2015) (link)

Mos Eisley Comicport

  • Episode 005: Princess Leia #4 (May 2, 2015) (link)
  • Episode 013: Princess Leia Miniseries Wrap-Up (July 23, 2015) (link)

Who Wars

  • Episode 031 (Ultimate Star Wars interview) (May 17, 2015) (link)

Jogcast Radio

  • Episode 49: Star Wars Jogcast: Weekly Show (Aug. 23, 2015) (link)

Collider Jedi Council

  • Will Episode 8 Move Back To A May Release? Rogue One Trailer Thoughts (Aug. 15, 2016) (link) (YouTube)

Convention Panels

GeekGirlCon 2012 (Seattle, WA)

  • “From Jedi Princess to Sith Witch: An Exploration of Female Characters in Star Wars” (organizer and moderator) (Aug. 11, 2012) (link)

GeekGirlCon 2013 (Seattle, WA)

  • Star Wars: More Than A Boys’ Franchise” (organizer and moderator) (Oct. 20, 2013) (link)

ConGregate 2014 (Winston-Salem, NC) (invited guest)

  • “Lt. Uhura: Diversity Began with Star Trek” (panelist) (July 11, 2014)
  • “Geek Girls and Unicorns” (panelist) (July 11, 2014)
  • “Epic Fantasy” (panelist) (July 12, 2014)
  • “The Myth of Strong Women” (panelist) (July 12, 2014)
  • “What’s New in Podcasting” (panelist) (July 12, 2014)
  • “Will Star Wars Become the Next Marvel?” (moderator) (July 12, 2014)
  • “Roar! Athena’s Daughters” (panelist) (July 13, 2014)
  • “Imperial March” (moderator) (July 13, 2014)

GeekGirlCon 2014 (Seattle, WA)

  • “Fangirls Find the Force: Star Wars, from Episode VII and Beyond” (Oct. 10, 2014) (link)
  • “The Heroine’s Journey: Moving Beyond Campbell’s Monomyth” (panelist) (Oct. 10, 2014) (link)

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015 (Anaheim, CA)

  • Star Wars Insider” (panelist) (Apr. 17, 2015)
  • “Fangirls Going Rogue” Podcast Stage live recording (co-host) (Apr. 18, 2015)
  • “From A Certain Point Of View: The Diversity Of Opinions In Star Wars” (organizer and moderator) (Apr. 19, 2015) (link / link)

GeekGirlCon 2015 (Seattle, WA)

  • “The Fangirls Awaken: The Women of Star Wars” (organizer and moderator) (Oct. 10, 2015) (link)
  • “The Heroine’s Journey: Female Leads On the Rise” (panelist) (Oct. 10, 2015) (link)

Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 (London, England, U.K.)

  • “STEM Heroes and Heroines of Star Wars” (organizer and panelist) (July 15, 2016) (link)
  • “Star Wars Report and Fangirls Going Rogue” One Force Stage live podcast recording (co-host) (July 16, 2016) (link)

GeekGirlCon 2016 (Seattle, WA)

  • “Lightsaber in the Snow: The Force Inside All of Us” (organizer and moderator) (Oct. 9, 2016) (link)
  • “The Heroine’s Journey: Awakening Its Potential” (panelist) (Oct. 9, 2016) (link)

Presentations

  • “On Science Fiction and Writing Wynde” (invited speaker): Belvedere-Tiburon Library (Tiburon, CA) (May 3, 2012) (announcement)
  • “The Hero’s Journey” and Star Wars in the Classroom (invited speaker via webcam): Shannon Forest Christian School (Jan. 16, 2015) (link; link)
  • “Meet the Author: Tricia Barr” (invited speaker): Palm Beach County Library, Wellington Branch (Wellington, FL) (Sep. 13, 2016)
  • “The Heroine’s Journey: Women’s History Month” (invited speaker): Palm Beach County Library, Wellington Branch (Wellington, FL) (Mar. 7, 2017)

Interviews

  • Fan To Pro (Feb. 20, 2012) (link)
  • The Bearded Trio (Aug. 18, 2013) (link)
  • TheForce.Net – TFN Interview: Ultimate Star Wars Co-Author Tricia Barr (Apr. 30, 2015) (link)
  • Roqoo Depot – Ultimate Star Wars Interview with Adam Bray and Tricia Barr (Apr. 27, 2015) (link)
  • Paste Magazine – Ultimate Star Wars: Chronicling the History of “A Galaxy Far, Far Away” (May 4, 2015) (link)
  • Everyday Fangirl – Interview with Ultimate Star Wars Author and Fangirl: Tricia Barr (May 11, 2015) (link)
  • Live the Force – Live the Force Interview with Tricia Barr (July 10, 2015) (link)
  • #SciFi Women Interviews: Tricia Barr (Aug. 28, 2015) (link)

Book Tour & Author Appearances

  • Ultimate Star Wars Book Tour (DK Publishing, May 2015) (link): Vero Beach, Florida (May 1); Fort Lauderdale, Florida (May 2); Decatur, Georgia (May 3); Tempe, Arizona (May 4); Carlsbad, California (May 6) (link; video); Petaluma, California (May 8); Houston, Texas (May 9)
  • Star Wars Weekends (May 29-31, 2015) (link): Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Orlando, Florida
  • Star Wars Saturday (Barnes & Noble, July 18, 2015): Wellington, Florida

Media Quotes and References

  • Science Fiction Writer to Speak in Tiburon, Marin Independent Journal (May 2, 2012) (link)
  • Star Wars Actress Declares 2013 ‘Year of the Fangirl’, Forbes.com (Feb. 28, 2013) (link)
  • OTW Fannews: Fandom ignited, TransformativeWorks.org (Apr. 13, 2013) (link)
  • “Star Wars” Actress Declares 2013 the Year of the Fangirl, The Daily Dot (May 8, 2013) (link)
  • INTERVIEWS & ANALYSIS: There are less women directors heading major movies than 17 years ago… here’s why and what can be done., FilmWaffle.com (Jan. 26, 2015) (link)
  • “You Belong to Me: The fanfiction boom is reshaping the power dynamic between creators and consumers” (expert consultant to reporter Laura Miller) (Mar. 11, 2015) (link; link)
  • “May the 4th Be With You: The “Ultimate Star Wars” Book,” 6 in the Mix (morning show), NBC 6 South Florida (WTVJ television) (May 4, 2015) (video)
  • Morning Scramble (morning show), AZ-TV (KAZT television) (May 4, 2015) (link)
  • Good Morning! Arizona (morning show), AZ Family (KTVK-3TV television) (May 4, 2015) (article)
  • Fox10 News (9:00 p.m. newscast), Fox 10 (KSAZ television) (May 4, 2015)
  • “Ultimate Star Wars Book,” Arizona Horizon (public affairs broadcast), Eight Arizona PBS (KAET television) (May 4, 2015) (video) (listing)
  • “Before Force Awakens, New Star Wars Book Satisfies Carlsbad Fans,” Midday Edition (radio show), KPBS Public Broadcasting (May 6, 2015) (link with audio)
  • “For ‘Star Wars’ Fans in Middle-Age, Force is Still Strong,” Chicago Tribune (Sep. 25, 2015) (link)
  • “‘Star Wars’: Is it Time to Retire Princess Leia’s Gold Bikini?,” The Daily Beast (Nov. 7, 2015) (link)
  • “Fully Operational Fandom: Being Grateful for Star Wars,” StarWars.com (Nov. 25, 2015) (link)
  • “The awakening: How ‘The Force Awakens’ is bringing fans back to ‘Star Wars’,” Hypable.com (Dec. 15, 2015) (link)
  • “How Female Fans Made ‘Star Wars’ Their Own,” The New York Times (Nov. 3, 2016) (link; link)

 

 

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Updated as of: Mar. 24, 2017.