Celebration Art Show Presales Begin Today

Karen Hallion Celebration Anaheim

Presales for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim art prints run from March 30 to April 10. . . . → Read More: Celebration Art Show Presales Begin Today

Star Wars Rebels Season One Review

Reviewing the success of the first season of the animated television series Star Wars Rebels. . . . → Read More: Star Wars Rebels Season One Review

Hyperspace Theories Episode Seven – Rise of the Jedi Master: Dave Filoni

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Episode Seven of Hyperspace Theories discusses the impact of Dave Filoni on the future of Star Wars storytelling, including the animated series Star Wars Rebels. . . . → Read More: Hyperspace Theories Episode Seven – Rise of the Jedi Master: Dave Filoni

Causes Fangirls Can Get Behind

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Causes this fangirl can get behind. . . . → Read More: Causes Fangirls Can Get Behind

Kay Joins Star Wars Bookworms

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On Journey to Star Wars Celebration, episode #38 of Star Wars Bookworms, I join Aaron Goins to fill in for Teresa as co-host. It was my first time on the show and we had a lot of fun! Aaron and I have recently been on Fangirl Chat talking Doctor Who as well as the Rebels Season 1 Finale episode of Disney Vault Talk’s Rebel Yell together and it was good to get to talk with him about Star Wars books and comics new and old.

We cover a lot of ground from Legends to recent releases to upcoming stories as well as my first Marvel Star Wars comic – Princess Leia #1. We get a little goofy speculating on the 20-book Journey to the Force Awakens series. And the cherry on top is that ever so briefly we mention Jaina and Jag – twice.

From the show notes:

Star Wars Celebration is almost here and we have so much to talk about. Sadly Teresa wasn’t able to join in for this episode, but we got a great guest host in Kay from Fangirl Blog and the Hyperspace Theories podcast.

We talk about the details of the Bookworms panel that will be on the podcast stage at Star Wars Celebration. We also reveal the artist who did the design for our exclusive panel pins. You are going to want one of these! Aaron gives his brief thoughts on Splinter of the Mind’s Eye and Aaron and Kay talk about the . . . → Read More: Kay Joins Star Wars Bookworms

Way Less New to Doctor Who

A girl can get through a lot of space and time in six odd months.

It feels like I’ve been a Whovian for years but I just checked my post from when I first leaped into the TARDIS and it was only months ago. I guess time travel can do that to you. But now I am all caught up – at least as far as New Who (2005-present) goes. Hitting that marker was a pretty exciting moment.

I HAVE FINISHED WATCHING ALL OF (new) DOCTOR WHO. WHERE IS MY CERTIFICATE ON PSYCHIC PAPER?

— Kay (@Geek_Kay) February 22, 2015

It’s true. I seriously felt like I should receive some sort of diploma. I learned so much! I say and tweet things now that would have sounded like gobbledygook to me last year. And to top it off somehow I even went to sleep after watching the post-Series 8 Christmas special, which if you also watched you understand the achievement.

I’ve been tweeting about my adventures along the way and every time I thought people might be getting tired of my commentary, someone would appear nudging me to keep it up. As mentioned in my original post, the Doctor Who fandom continues to be incredibly encouraging and I’ve never felt like I’m alone on my journey – even when I literally was watching the episodes by myself.

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I appreciate all the people on Twitter who answered my questions – whether . . . → Read More: Way Less New to Doctor Who

My Little Pony’s Bobby Curnow Visits Fangirl Chat

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Teresa Delgado revs her My Little Pony fandom into high gear on the latest Fangirl Chat. From the show notes:

On this episode Teresa Delgado is joined by Bobby Curnow of IDW Publishing to discuss all things from the world of My Little Pony comics. The conversation focuses on the relationship between Hasbro and IDW and how the creative team goes about creating the world of Equestria in comic book form. He lets us in on a few secrets of how they create ponies and who his favorite ponies are. We talk about Ponies being for everyone and why people should not only try the show but the comics as well. Enjoy this exclusive interview and Pony Up!

You can find the ladies of Fangirl Chat as follows:

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Aftermath of Losing the Star War Expanded Universe

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by Priya Chhaya

In eighth grade science class my friend Tracy slid me a folded piece of notebook paper. Scrawled across the top were the words “Star Wars Expanded Universe and Ratings” or something like that. On this paper she had painstakingly written out the name of each of the books marking each in turn with a series of stars. One for Children of the Jedi. Five for The Last Command. A blueprint for a newly inducted fan.

Soon I found myself devouring each book as it came along. Wanting to stay current, and let’s be honest, to know everything. In 1995, the internet was in its infancy, and my sphere of conversation on this topic was limited. But, boy, did I read.

I read regularly until the end of the New Jedi Order. Then things took a turn towards darkness. bugs, strange adventures, twisted Solo children. So I moved on, returning occasionally for a book by Timothy Zahn and to read about Mara’s demise firsthand. I felt like I owed it to her to read about her death, to pay my last respects.

Despite all this the internet kept me informed and it was enough. A single toe in a larger pond.

Enter Disney.

Let’s get this out of the way: I am hopeful. Cautiously optimistic. Filled with anticipation. Even thrilled now that we have three films in three years.

Seriously all — ROGUE ONE. Even if it isn’t linked to Michael Stackpole/Aaron Allston, the idea alone… Whew.

Then . . . → Read More: Aftermath of Losing the Star War Expanded Universe

The Phantom Menace LEGO Miniland in Atlanta

This weekend, March 21-22, is the grand opening of a new LEGO Star Wars Miniland Model Display at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta based on Episode I: The Phantom Menace. The exhibit includes lots of models and minifigures from the movie, as well as sound effects. For the grand opening weekend, LEGOLAND is offering special events including Build Like a Jedi for children, a large-scale Group Build, and meet-and-greets with the 501st Legion. For more details, check out the official announcement.

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Things You Could Be Afraid of Thanks to Doctor Who

Recently I was on an episode of the Fangirl Chat podcast discussing Doctor Who and one of the topics we broached was the scary elements of the show. Sometimes the show does things within an episode or season that will defang some of those scarier bits, but fi that’s not enough I also suggested listing out all the things you would have to be afraid of if you took the show at its word. That way you can tell yourself it would be tough to be afraid of all those things on a daily basis – not to mention the energy required to remember them all. And as Aaron of Bad Wolf Radio mentioned, it’s also good to remember that overall Doctor Who is a fairly light-hearted show.

“I am the Doctor. And I am afraid.”

On the podcast I rattled off a list of potentially scary things that instantly came to mind and host Teresa Delgado asked me to make her a bigger list. So here it is. Now what follows is by no means a complete list and is limited to New Who (aka Doctor Who episodes from 2005 – present).

Things You Could Be Afraid of Thanks to Doctor Who

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mannequins anything made of plastic, really gas (passed or as fuel) rich people who don’t really realize what they’re collecting whomever is controlling the news children wearing gas masks children who draw things children who are afraid of . . . → Read More: Things You Could Be Afraid of Thanks to Doctor Who