Fangirls Around the Web: March 3, 2014

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Fangirls Around the Web for March 28, 2014. . . . → Read More: Fangirls Around the Web: March 3, 2014

Are These the Changes Fans Are Looking For? – SDCC Star Wars Books Announcements

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Last week at the Star Wars Expanded Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Del Rey reviewed its upcoming books for the rest of this year and revealed the first three novels for 2013. Have they tackled the major obstacles to the EU novels’ success? . . . → Read More: Are These the Changes Fans Are Looking For? – SDCC Star Wars Books Announcements

San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Roundup

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Recap of news coming out of SDCC 2012. . . . → Read More: San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Roundup

Blood, Honor, and Matriarchs: The Hapan Women of Star Wars – Part Two

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Racheal, Kay and Tricia discuss Tenel Ka and Allana in a continuing series about the Hapan culture in Star Wars. . . . → Read More: Blood, Honor, and Matriarchs: The Hapan Women of Star Wars – Part Two

Zahn’s Choices of One in Paperback

Timothy Zahn’s Choices of One paperback edition goes on sale today. . . . → Read More: Zahn’s Choices of One in Paperback

It’s a Big (Expanded) Universe – A Fangirl’s Thoughts on Where to Start

Last year at GeekGirlCon’s Star Wars Expanded Universe panel, an audience member posed the question – Where should I start? In our Expanded Universe where the books and comics present one continuous canon, this question pops up with regularity. I’m always interested to see how fans answer it. It’s natural to want to pitch our personal favorites in response, but not everyone who’s asking is going to have the same tastes. So when I’m presented with that question by a curious potential fan, I try to return a question to him or her before considering my response – What is it that you like? . . . → Read More: It’s a Big (Expanded) Universe – A Fangirl’s Thoughts on Where to Start

Stories from a Certain Point of View

A young hero from a desolate and isolated region, torn from that life by the evil machinations of an oppressive regime, mentored by a wise-yet-weary warrior, forced into new alliances and a rebellion, a singular life-defining shot that hits its mark… I bet you thought I was talking about Star Wars. . . . → Read More: Stories from a Certain Point of View

Star Wars, The Hunger Games, and the Storytelling Power of Thematic Resonance

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Good stories always have great characters. The great stories always have something more. What sets them apart are themes that resonate deeply with the reader, viewer, or audience. Great stories don’t just entertain – they make us think, challenge our assumptions or beliefs, or inspire us to do great things ourselves. . . . → Read More: Star Wars, The Hunger Games, and the Storytelling Power of Thematic Resonance

Top Ten Moments of 2011

Reflecting on a top ten moments for 2011 in a blog post is really something I’m doing for me, because I like to see where I thought I’d go and where I actually ended up. It helps in future goal-setting and gives me a bright spot to return to when I need a pick-me-up. But if you want to catch up on what’s been happening at FANgirl Blog, I’ve got a lot of the year captured in today’s post. In reverse order, my top ten of 2011… . . . → Read More: Top Ten Moments of 2011

SEEKING SFH – Mara Jade Skywalker in the Star Wars EU

Seeking SFH is a series highlighting stories with Strong Female Heroines. These are great reads with a heroic female character who is relatable to women. There is a lot of nuance to my opinion, which would take volumes to summarize, but a second good example from the Star Wars Expanded Universe is a character who epitomizes this notion: Mara Jade. . . . → Read More: SEEKING SFH – Mara Jade Skywalker in the Star Wars EU