Fangirls Around the Web: August 17, 2014

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Catch up time on Fangirls Around the Web. Over the next few weeks we’ll be posting weekly to get back up to speed after a busy month. Not that anyone is complaining that there are so many awesome examples of fangirls and their real and fictional heroines spotted around the web. Where to start?

FANgirl contributor Priya Chhaya sent along the link to a Washington Post op-ed by former deputy White House chief of staff for operations Alyssa Mastromonaco, “Being informed and fashionable is natural for women.” The Her Universe Fashion Show at San Diego proved this point. Have you checked out the profiles on the designers over at Her Universe? Or how about these real life sisters Christie and Robyn cosplaying/Disney-bounding Frozen‘s Elsa and Anna that were spotted at Neatorama?

At Coffee With Kenobi Melinda Wolf interviewed Star Wars Insider editor Jonathan Wilkins. They discuss the Lego Yoda Chronicles, Episode VII, Celebration, and more.

From this conversation started by Gail Z. Martin on Facebook, I saw a link to this great blog post pointing out many of the problems with the allegation that character is “Mary Sue” and with online “litmus tests” for such traits in particular.

Rob Bricken at io9 writes about the movie deal for Kelly Thompson’s novel The Girl Who Would Be King.

Three cheers for Frozen:

'Frozen' finally ended its domestic run yesterday with $400,738,009 (#19 all-time): http://t.co/x9nu79XXCs pic.twitter.com/Y2rWxRkctZ

— Box Office Mojo (@boxofficemojo) July 18, 2014

At TheMarySue, Zoe Chevat wrote a fantastic two-part series, . . . → Read More: Fangirls Around the Web: August 17, 2014

Assembly of Geeks Gab Guardians!

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Assembly of Geeks discusses Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars rumors, and shares an interview with cosplayer Ivy Doomkitty . . . → Read More: Assembly of Geeks Gab Guardians!

Kay Reviews Guardians of the Galaxy

Kay reviews Guardians of the Galaxy. . . . → Read More: Kay Reviews Guardians of the Galaxy

Assembly of Geeks: SDCC and More

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Assembly of Geeks recaps highlights from San Diego Comic-Con coverage. . . . → Read More: Assembly of Geeks: SDCC and More

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 . . . → Read More: Ryan Hurley Visits Assembly of Geeks

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

Fangirls Around the Web: July 17, 2014

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Fangirls Around the Web for July 17, 2014. . . . → Read More: Fangirls Around the Web: July 17, 2014

WYNDE Around The Web: July 13, 2014

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Wynde Around The Web for July 13, 2014. . . . → Read More: WYNDE Around The Web: July 13, 2014

Almost Time to ConGregate

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Tricia’s Sunday schedule at ConGregate includes a reading from WYNDE and panel on ATHENA’S DAUGHTERS and Imperials in SFF storytelling. . . . → Read More: Almost Time to ConGregate

Episode VII Concept Artist Nominated For Chesley Award

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Iain McCaig nominated for a Chesley Award. . . . → Read More: Episode VII Concept Artist Nominated For Chesley Award