Karen Miller Discusses Star Wars Fandom, Feminism, and Writing

This morning Liz Bourke of Tor.com posted a lengthy interview with author Karen Miller, who wrote three Star Wars novels published in 2008 and 2010 tying into the first two seasons of The Clone Wars animated series. Miller discusses her writing, feminism, and the state of genre publishing in Australia and the U.K. compared to the United States. The interview is insightful and is definitely worth a read in its entirety, but I found some of her comments about Star Wars and its fandom particularly compelling.

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Fangirls Around the Web: May 22

I’ve decided to make Fangirls Around the Web a recurring feature on the blog. Although this week’s focus is fangirls in the news at Star Wars Weekends, the updates and links I’ll share in this feature will run the gamut from geek girl news and shout-outs to interesting articles or commentaries on franchises, storytelling, and fandoms.

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Star Wars Weekends 2012: Opening Day

This year I was able to make it to Hollywood Studios for the opening day of Star Wars Weekends. As always, it was great fun! I hope to have reports from several of the subsequent weekends, too. For today, here’s a recap of my highlights from the first day.

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