Fandom Fashion Friday #2

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We’re back for another round of Fandom Fashion Friday – your place to see some of the latest finds for wearing your fandom. In this edition there’s even more items than last time so be sure to check out the links as not everything is pictured.

 

Star Wars

Hot Topic and SuperHeroStuff are now carrying some of the items we saw in the Goldie/We Love Fine Star Wars collection. For example:

Chewbacca Hoodie at Hot Topic ($79.50)

Han Solo Costume Shirt at SuperHeroStuff ($43.99)

R2D2 Sweater at SuperHeroStuff ($56.99)

 

Several new Star Wars earrings can also now be found at Hot Topic:

Rebel Alliance Insignia Earrings ($8.50) Oddly enough the product page for this one includes a Princess Leia quote from The Force Unleashed.

Also available: Boba Fett, stormtrooper, Imperial logo, and Darth Vader

 

This AT-AT walker necklace has some neat detail in it and is normally $100 (US) but you can find it currently on sale at Kohl’s for the low, low price of $29.99.

And a new plus-size Her Universe tee has appeared on ThinkGeek for $19.99. Are you ready to choose your destiny?

I recently discovered Junk Food Clothing carries some Star Wars items too. Some of the clothing is even on sale as of this posting – including this purple comic-y ladies Star Wars t-shirt ($10), this trippy Star Wars raglan ($18), and this particularly comfy-looking Empire Strikes Back hoodie ($30, technically men’s sizing).

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Steve Blum and Daniel Logan Talk to Fangirls Going Rogue

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It’s Episode 20: time to celebrate our 20th epiversary! What better way than to start out with the San Diego Comic-Con The Force Awakens toy announcement at Entertainment Weekly!

In other news, Sarah Woloski spots talk of strong female characters in Disney Infinity 3.0 during John Vignocchi’s interview with Game Informer. Teresa Delgado shares her excitement for the upcoming show Supergirl, featuring Harrison Ford’s wife Callista Flockhart in a lead role. Sarah and Teresa fangirlflail after seeing the Ahsoka feature video that was part of the Star Wars Rebels Season 2 roll-out by Lucasfilm. Tricia Barr shares her own fangirl flail moment upon seeing her article about Han Solo in Star Wars Insider #158.

An article on Hello Giggles about the new female Jedi Masters at Disneyland’s Jedi Training Academy kicks off a Star Wars Weekends discussion. Tricia interviews Steve Blum and Daniel Logan and also shares highlights from the Stars of the Saga show with Warwick Davis.

The main segment poses the question “What are your favorite musical moments from the movies?” Teresa, Tricia, and Sarah each pick three and to round out a top ten list Sandra Choute adds her favorite moment. The choices range all six movies. Sarah does a fantastic job of cutting in the music, making this a must-listen episode. And it might just get you even more excited for The Force Awakens!

The character discussion mulls over the possibilities for Barriss Offee.

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Daisy Ridley Roundup: April 28 – May 27, 2015

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Kay Geek(s) Out Loud

Not that me geeking out about things I love is anything new, but I finally made my first appearance on Steve Glosson’s Geek Out Loud podcast. I say finally because Steve had asked me during our recordings of Disney Vault Talk’s Rebel Yell if I’d come on his other show and we eventually made it happen. Yay!

In this episode we respond to some listener emails, which leads to talk about Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Celebration, BB-8, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Then we got into a discussion about The Muppets and Star Wars. I’ve been on podcasts before talking about one or the other but it meant a lot to get to talk about both topics in one place. I cannot remember a time without The Muppets in my life and Star Wars came along not too far behind. They’re both played a part in shaping who I am today. Better yet, both franchises have a lot of meaning for Steve too.

Of course the new Muppet TV show came up as well as my cosplay of Rey from The Force Awakens. And while Muppets in Space does get a mention, we actually do not discuss the Mark Hamill episode of The Muppet Show. Clearly we’re saving that for next time.

From the show notes:

Kay from Fangirl Blog and Hyperspace Theories joins Steve to have a good old fashioned Geek Out session. The two talk everything from Space Travel to The Muppets. This is where the . . . → Read More: Kay Geek(s) Out Loud

Kay Joins a Meeting of the Assembly of Geeks

American television network upfronts recently took place and we now have a better idea of what shows will be around this fall. This week I had the chance to join the Assembly of Geeks podcast for a segment on some of the new show first looks that have already graced us with their presence.

She looks like Natalie Dormer. You see it too, right?

No one looks like Natalie Dormer here and that’s completely ok.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our panel included hosts Amy, Scott, and Jeff (also known as Agent Archer, Merchman, and Admiral Eighties) as well as fellow guest Rebecca of Supergirl Radio. Together we looked at the previews for The Muppets, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. Which one am I intrigued by? Which one am I hesitant on? And which one has me totally lost? Listen to find out.

From the show notes:

This week’s podcast opens with Regina Davis &and Matt Moore of Comic Book Noob as we get to know them a little better & learn more about their passion for comics. In today’s Geek Assembly meeting Geek Kay of FANgirl Blog and Rebecca Johnson of Supergirl Radio join us to discuss the TV show trailers for The Muppets, Supergirl & Legends of Tomorrow.

Other topics include Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch changing parents again, the chance for a Star Wars/Marvel channel, Stephen Amell’s claim that Arrow is done and Doomsday’s reported appearance in Batman vs. Superman.

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Kay at C2E2 2015: The Recap

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Princess Leia and Padmé Are Awesome: Fangirl Chat

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On the latest episode of Fangirl Chat, Tricia Barr and Teresa Delgado share a behind the scenes look at Celebration Anaheim. Teresa missed the “What Princess Leia Means to Me” panel on Sunday, so Tricia shared some highlights, including men declaring how awesome Leia is and asking for more toys featuring female characters. Then the ladies discuss what Padmé means to them and whether or not Leia should be a Disney Princess.

Here is the Celebration Closing Ceremonies that features a great array of fans, especially lots of fangirls!

You can find the ladies of Fangirl Chat as follows:

Twitter:

Fangirls Going Rogue: @FGGoingRogue

Tricia: @fangirlcantina

Teresa: @icecoldpenguin

Email: fangirlsgoingrogue@gmail.com

Facebook: Fangirls Going Rogue

Tumblr: fangirlsgoingrogue.tumblr.com

Instagram: @FGGoingRogue

 

Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

Avengers: Age of Ultron begins by dropping us right in the middle of the action–the action of the Avengers actually working as a team. After their last outing (2012’s The Avengers) of clashing egos and getting-to-know-you activities along with the cinematic age we’re currently in of rebooted origin story after rebooted origin story after origin story, it’s a welcome start.

Of course Age of Ultron doesn’t completely escape having a genesis feature but with more than 9 superheroes and multiple villains in the mix, someone had to start somewhere. Originally I was pumped for this go-round with a seemingly unstoppable villain, but I got hit with Avengers fatigue before the movie had a chance to come out. The marketing campaign felt like it showed, out of order and out of context, most of the movie. While I understand they were trying to reach a wide audience, a MCU fan like me just wanted to watch the story the way Joss Whedon intended it to be shown. And although I reached a point where I was actively avoiding any more trailers (or exclusive scenes or commercials or featurettes), some of what should have been exciting or a discovery within my viewing experience was tempered by the feeling that I’d seen it before. To top it off, the marketing sold Ultron as a more formidable adversary than he ended up being.

That being said, Avengers: Age of Ultron is not a bad movie. There’s a little something in it for everyone: philosophical . . . → Read More: Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

Fangirls Around the Web: April 25, 2015

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WYNDE Around the Web: Coach K at the Final Four

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Today’s edition of Wynde Around the Web is inspired by the connection between my novel and the real-world championship taking place this weekend.

In late January, Duke University’s Mike Krzyzewski became the first Division I men’s basketball head coach to reach the astounding milestone of 1,000 career wins. With last Sunday’s Duke victory over Gonzaga, he tied the legendary John Wooden with a record 12 appearances in the NCAA tournament’s Final Four national championship semifinals. Only Wooden has more national titles, and Duke is two wins away from giving Coach K his fifth national championship and sole possession of second place on the all-time list. Combine these achievements with the gold medals won by the Olympic teams he led, and the number of players his program has developed into NBA talent, and few would argue that Coach K is the greatest living men’s basketball coach – and perhaps the greatest of all time.

In my novel Wynde, the lead protagonist, Vespa, is the daughter of a similarly dominating coaching figure. Daemyn Wynde is the head coach of the Airspar team at Kedu Academy, one of the very best on the planet Prime. He is a demanding and authoritative leader of his team and those around him, and his former pilots still revere his leadership and influence. I very much had Coach K in mind when writing this side of Daemyn. But as I discussed in my post Shaping a Heroine – A Father’s Daughter, Daemyn has another significant inspiration, as . . . → Read More: WYNDE Around the Web: Coach K at the Final Four