Mellody Hobson Encourages Women To Speak Up

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Mellody Hobson talks about sexism and discrimination in July’s Cosmopolitan. . . . → Read More: Mellody Hobson Encourages Women To Speak Up

Fangirls Going Rogue July 2014: Star Wars Slumber Party!

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Fangirls Going Rogue July 2014 show notes are up! Guests include Ashley Eckstein of Her Universe and Consetta Parker of Rancho Obi-Wan. . . . → Read More: Fangirls Going Rogue July 2014: Star Wars Slumber Party!

We Love Fan Feedback at Fangirls Going Rogue!

In this month’s Fangirls Going Rogue, Teresa and I mentioned some awesome emails from fans who support the show. Our biggest feedback month happened after our March episode that covered the Star Wars Rebels Toy Fair rollout. . . . → Read More: We Love Fan Feedback at Fangirls Going Rogue!

Ryan Hurley Visits Assembly of Geeks

This week’s Assembly of Geeks episode “The New Thor, Captain America & Turtles That Are Also Ninja” is posted. Ryan Hurley from the Turtle Power Podcast joins the Assembly. I met Ryan at the RebelForce Radio meet-up at Star Wars Weekends. (That’s him dressed as Indiana Jones.) He talks about how RebelForce Radio inspired him to podcast. What I loved about this episode was his insight into the transformation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle script. He offers some great insights for Star Wars fans as we venture into the Disney movie age.

From the show notes:

The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is just weeks away from coming out.  We thought it was a good time to check our enthusiasm levels and figure out what we will/won’t see in the film.  Ryan Hurley from the Turtle Power Podcast presents his thoughts to the geek assembly.

We also examine the news and responses to the announcements of a new Thor and a new Captain America. Other topics include the voice of the Star Wars Rebels Inquisitor, the idea of a Frozen/Once Upon A Time stand-alone show, extra Wampas in The Empire Strikes Back, details on the Agent Carter TV series and Screenrant’s top 10 good movies that were ruined by bad endings.

We manage to cover all of this as we try to get ready for Batman Day.

You can also subscribe to the show on iTunes.

(Also pictured is Aljon Go of Sorcerer’s Radio and Riley and Bethany Blanton . . . → Read More: Ryan Hurley Visits Assembly of Geeks

Vader’s Little Princess Wins Eisner Award

VADER LITTLE PRINCESS

Vader’s Little Princess wins an Eisner Award . . . → Read More: Vader’s Little Princess Wins Eisner Award

Out This Week: Lucy

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Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy hits theaters this week. . . . → Read More: Out This Week: Lucy

Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego Comic-Con

Wish you were in San Diego watching the Her Universe Fashion Show? Me too. . . . → Read More: Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego Comic-Con

Her Universe Offers “Informed and Fashionable” Fandom

Earlier this month, I noted that women associated with Star Wars keep showing up in mainstream female-oriented magazines. Each time they seem to be giving voice to women expressing themselves in powerful ways. Last time it was Keira Knightley talking about feminism and body image in Glamour. When former Deputy White House Chief of Staff for Operations Alyssa Mastromonaco announced she had taken a position as contributing editor at Marie Claire, she says in a Washington Post piece that she was “startled by some of the critical reactions.” Her piece challenges the notion that women can’t be “informed and fashionable.”

Opening up the August Cosmopolitan magazine, in the Fun Fearless Female section, the Her Universe Fashion Show to be held this week was highlighted under the Fun column. Ashley gave Teresa and I a rundown on the event in this month’s Fangirls Going Rogue. An announcement will be made at the event and it looks like some favorite fangirls, like Amanda Jeann and TK-6683, will be modeling new Her Universe fashion.

Jonathan Wilkins told Radio 1138 that the goodie bags will contain a copy of Star Wars Insider #151 with the Hera Syndulla cover. That issue also features an article by Lisa Granshaw on the rise of geek couture as well as my feature on Star Wars fangirls. Jeffrey Brown, the creator of Darth Vader & Son, Vader’s Little Princess, and Jedi Academy, as well as its forthcoming sequel and Good Night Darth Vader, will be Titan Magazine’s featured guest at their San . . . → Read More: Her Universe Offers “Informed and Fashionable” Fandom

Star Wars and the X-Wing of Joy

I’ve been in love with the Star Wars: Force for Change campaign since day one. In addition to holding a special place in my heart for Star Wars, I like it when large groups can rally to do good. So bringing together Star Wars fans to raise money for UNICEF’s Innovation Labs is a pretty fantastic venture in my book. On Monday, a new video came out from Lucasfilm and Omaze announcing a special bonus for the last week of the Force for Change campaign – those who donated this week would also be entered to win a private hometown screening of Episode VII before it hits theaters.

That is pretty cool, but something in the video quickly became arguably even more exciting.

J.J. Abrams was standing in front of an X-wing.

I, for one, got a bit overwhelmed with joy at the sight of it and, of course, immediately took to Twitter to share my feels:

I was not alone. Continue reading Star Wars and the X-Wing of Joy

Ridley Roundup: June 25 – July 22, 2014

Boyega Ridley lean and mean July4

The Ridley Roundup for June 25 – July 22, 2014. . . . → Read More: Ridley Roundup: June 25 – July 22, 2014