Celebration VI: Secrets of the Chiss Jedi

For all the high-profile events a Celebration convention can bring – Mark Hamill or Carrie Fisher, Last Tour to Endor or The Clone Wars Red Carpet Premiere, even The Maker himself – there is always great fun and insight to be had at the smaller, less prominent panels. One of this year’s true highlights for me was a Thursday evening panel in the Star Wars University room: Ryder Windham’s “Secrets of the Chiss Jedi,” discussing the Secret Missions young-readers series and its starring character, Nuru Kungurama.

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Celebration VI: EU Author Allston Lays Down Tracks

In his lecture “Laying Down Tracks,” Allston likens writing a novel to creating a polished musical recording in a studio. One at a time, a track of each different instrument and voice is captured and saved, then layered one on top of the other and meshed into harmonic excellence. He suggests that this process is transferable to writing a novel, and may in fact help you to write more efficiently or with greater speed.

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Mary Interviews Erica Heflin of GrayHaven Comics

FANgirl Blog recently turned a spotlight on the career of Erica Heflin, Editor and Writer for GrayHaven Comics. At GeekGirlCon 2012, she graciously sat down with our correspondent, Mary, to share her extraordinary enthusiasm for indie comics, developing writers, and discovering artists, as well as writing her own original stories.

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Seeking SFH: Myka Bering and the Women of Warehouse 13

From its inception, Syfy channel’s Warehouse 13 has been a fangirl-friendly series with a gender-balanced, diverse cast and character arcs focused on friendships, teamwork, and even some romance. With Warehouse 13 beginning its fourth season, the time is fitting to delve a bit deeper into the Strong Female Heroines – and occasionally more ominous strong female characters – who give the show its heart.

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