Celebration Kicks Off With The Force Awakens!

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Celebration Schedule for Tricia Barr, Teresa Delgado and Sarah Woloski

We want to #fangirlflail with you! And give you buttons! Here is a list of places Tricia, Teresa and Sarah are guaranteed to be at STAR WARS CELEBRATION:

Wednesday, April 15th 7:00 PM – RebelForce Radio Party at the Sheraton Park Hotel, Anaheim (TRICIA/SARAH) Thursday, April 16th 10:00 -11:00 AM: JJ & KK at Star Wars Celebration! (TRICIA/TERESA/SARAH) 2:00 – 3ish PM: Tricia Barr signing Ultimate Star Wars at DK Booth #1100 (TRICIA)

6:30 – 8:00 PM: Podcast Listener Meetup at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel Lobby (TRICIA/TERESA/SARAH) 8:00 – 11:00 PM: Wilrow Hood Ice Cream Social (SARAH) Friday, April 17th 2:00 – 3ish PM: Tricia Barr signing Ultimate Star Wars at DK Booth #1100 (TRICIA) 2:00 – 4:30 PM: Skywalking Through Neverland Interactive Fandom Adventure! on the Podcast Stage, Room 208AB. YOU can join our Twitter Party and win Star Wars Funko POP! Vinyls – find out how HERE. (SARAH)

4:30 – 5:30 PM: Star Wars Bookworms on the Podcast Stage, Room 208AB. (TERESA)

6:30 – 7:30 PM – Star Wars Insider Panel, Celebration Fan Stage 303ABCD (TRICIA) 8:00 PM – Midnight: 501st Legion Party at the Anaheim Marriot Hotel (TRICIA/SARAH) Saturday, April 18th 10:00 – 11ish AM: Tricia Barr signing Ultimate Star Wars at DK Booth #1100 (TRICIA) 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Star Wars Rebels Panel at the Celebration Stage (TRICIA/TERESA/SARAH) 12:30 – 1:30 PM: Star Wars Rebels Press Conference (TRICIA/TERESA/SARAH) 2:30 – 4:00 PM: Fangirls Going Rogue Pajama Party on the Podcast Stage! . . . → Read More: Celebration Schedule for Tricia Barr, Teresa Delgado and Sarah Woloski

Hyperspace Theories Pre-Celebration Show

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We recorded a short episode of Hyperspace Theories to share our adventures in Anaheim the day before Star Wars Celebration begins. Linda joins Tricia, B.J., and Kay to talk Disneyland and more.

Hyperspace Theories is now on Twitter @HyperspacePod!

Tricia is @FANgirlcantina on Twitter, as well as posting at FANgirl Zone on Facebook and on Tumblr.

Kay tweets @Geek_Kay.

Hyperspace Theories Episode Eight: Star Wars Rebels

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Kay, BJ and I recorded our latest Hyperspace Theories shortly after the season finale Star Wars Rebels. We ended up with so much to say that we’ve split our discussion into two episodes. In the previous show, we talked about Dave Filoni’s influence as a foundational creator of Star Wars stories, and speculated on the impact of his involvement as Lucasfilm continues to move the franchise forward.

In this episode, we begin with the world-building segment, Hyperspace Calculations. We consider the entire first season of Rebels to evaluate the choices made by the storytellers in building the small slice of the galaxy where the series begins its tale. Much of season one took place on Lothal for budgetary reasons, to allow assets to be reused across multiple episodes. We agree it works for the series, though, as the story starts smaller before the Ghost crew gradually becomes part of a larger Rebellion as the series moves forward. The existence of a Jedi temple on Lothal, though, was a little too convenient to avoid skepticism. We praise the world-building of the Imperial adversaries for the heroes, as well as the manner in which iconic Star Wars characters were weaved into the plot without detracting from the Ghost crew as the core of the series.

The storytelling segment looks ahead to the second season of Rebels, speculating on where the creators might take the series in the aftermath of season one. Topics include the story arcs for the Ghost crew, when we . . . → Read More: Hyperspace Theories Episode Eight: Star Wars Rebels

Celebration: From a Certain Point of View Panelists

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One week from today, From a Certain Point of View: A Diversity of Opinions in Star Wars will be something that has happened. Be sure to check out the hashtag #SWDiversity while it’s happening.

The amazing panelists have already done their homework by filling out a questionnaire, and I can safely say we have an amazingly diverse set of opinions about the various questions the saga poses. Without further ado, here is the panel:

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Justin Bolger writes for popular Star Wars website TheForce.Net and hosts their flagship podcast, The ForceCast. He is also the host and creator of the Star Wars podcast commentary series Star Wars With Friends. An ardent supporter of Palpatine and the Galactic Empire, he enjoys liberating planets in the name of peace and justice… in a variety of video and tabletop games, of course. Justin is also the founder of the ApexFan Audio network of podcasts, covering a variety of other genre worlds and stories such as The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Doctor Who. You can find him on Twitter @TheApexFan.

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James Floyd is a lifelong Star Wars fan who writes as jawajames for Club Jade and does comic reviews as GONK for BigShinyRobot.com. He has one of the smallest official contributions to the Star Wars Expanded Universe, and is now a stay-at-home dad. James also co-coordinates the Bounty Hunt at Star Wars Celebration and is active in the San Diego sci-fi fan scene. Find him on Twitter @jamesjawa.

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Fangirls Going Rogue Get The Celebration Started Early

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The April 2015 episode of Fangirls Going Rogue is now posted at RebelForce Radio. We welcome Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano, to the show to talk about Celebration.

Inevitably the discussion turns to cupcakes – there will be specialty cupcakes for purchase at the Her Universe booth #934 – and Star Wars merchandise. After you listen to the episode, check out the preview of the geek chic that will be available at Celebration and online. For Marvel fans, here’s Lisa Granshaw’s article over at Daily Dot that previews the Her Universe/Hot Topic rockabilly-inspired line designed by the SDCC Fashion Show winners Andrew MacLaine and Amy Beth Christenson. (Christenson should be a familiar name for Star Wars Rebels fans.)

Tricia Barr, Teresa Delgado, and Sarah Woloski discuss upcoming festivities and appearances at Celebration Anaheim. Fangirls Going Rogue will be appearing at the Podcaster Meet-up Thursday at 6:30 PM in the Hilton Lobby and also the Podcast Stage Saturday at 3:00 PM. Tricia Barr will also be hosting From A Certain Point of View: A Diversity of Opinions in Star Wars on Sunday at 10:30 AM.

We are open to any and all opportunities to #fangirlflail at the convention. If you have ideas of where, when, or how to showcase the legions of fangirls and their supporters, drop us an email at fangirlsgoingrogue@gmail.com, tweet it, or share a thought on our Facebook page.

Amy Ratcliffe returns to wrap up our Fangirl Flair three-part piece and share her experience getting glitter-bombed . . . → Read More: Fangirls Going Rogue Get The Celebration Started Early

Felicity Jones Lightsaber Color Choice is Pink

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On the latest episode of Fangirls Going Rogue, we were totally jazzed about the first standalone Star Wars movie, Rogue One. Now, how about this? When star Felicity Jones was asked about her lightsaber color of choice, she gave the best possible answer: “Pink.” . . . → Read More: Felicity Jones Lightsaber Color Choice is Pink

7 Reasons to see Furious 7

Linda offers seven reasons to see the latest entry in the Fast & Furious movie franchise. . . . → Read More: 7 Reasons to see Furious 7

Kay Joins the Nerd Lunch Doctor Who Drilldown

This episode of Nerd Lunch finds me quasi-filling in for regular hosts Pax and Jeeg as I join CT to discuss the last ten years of Doctor Who. Depending on who you ask, recording this may or may not have been my reward from my Doctor-by-proxy for getting completely caught up on New Who/NuWho. Either way, it was fun.

Todd from Junk Fed sits in the 4th chair on this whirlwind discussion covering our Doctor Who histories, the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Doctors as well as Rose, Jack, Adam, Martha, Donna, Amy, Rory, River Song, and Clara. If that’s not enough we talk season arcs, favorite episodes, and Stephen Moffat.

A short episode this is not. And there’s so much more we didn’t even get to! To finish the conversation off we play a round of what I now realize we should have called When the Doctor Was Me. Listen all the way through to find out what it’s like when I’m the Doctor and my stipulations for being a companion to CT’s version of the Doctor. Todd’s Doctor will probably surprise you the most though.

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From the show notes:

CT takes the reigns of the show and rides without Pax and Jeeg this week. A three way dance still happens as Kay returns to the show for the long awaited Doctor Who discussion. Also joining them is Todd from JunkFed.com. The trio ride the TARDIS for an extra long episode discussing the past . . . → Read More: Kay Joins the Nerd Lunch Doctor Who Drilldown

Journey to The Force Awakens: The Books You’re Looking For

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In the weeks since Lucasfilm announced its ambitious publishing program “Journey to The Force Awakens” for this fall, a lot of individuals have asked about my opinion. Additionally, many friends and acquaintances who quit reading Star Wars books have stopped by FANgirl over the years to see if things have changed. Now that some writing commitments are out of the way, I’ve had time to pull together my thoughts.

It appears that one good outcome from the Expanded Universe purge is I’m now seeing a bit more recognition for the fact that some Star Wars fans found their niche in published material. Last week, Priya Chhaya offered a bittersweet farewell as she welcomed the new Star Wars stories. As she noted, we will all get to experience the rollercoaster ride of discovering characters, places, and events together, and that’s exciting!

Here are some details on the 20+ book plan revealed on StarWars.com:

Novels for young adults, focusing on Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia, will be published by Disney-Lucasfilm Press in North America and distributed internationally. The young adult novels have notable talent attached, including Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof, Tin Star), Greg Rucka, New York Times bestselling author (Detective Comics and 52), Jason Fry (The Clone Wars: Darth Maul: Shadow Conspiracy, Star Wars Insider contributor) and New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray (The Firebird trilogy and Evernight series).

Some book and comic titles have been revealed, and they offer fans a fun glimpse into the possible stories within: . . . → Read More: Journey to The Force Awakens: The Books You’re Looking For