Her Universe Offers “Informed and Fashionable” Fandom

Earlier this month, I noted that women associated with Star Wars keep showing up in mainstream female-oriented magazines. Each time they seem to be giving voice to women expressing themselves in powerful ways. Last time it was Keira Knightley talking about feminism and body image in Glamour. When former Deputy White House Chief of Staff for Operations Alyssa Mastromonaco announced she had taken a position as contributing editor at Marie Claire, she says in a Washington Post piece that she was “startled by some of the critical reactions.” Her piece challenges the notion that women can’t be “informed and fashionable.”

Opening up the August Cosmopolitan magazine, in the Fun Fearless Female section, the Her Universe Fashion Show to be held this week was highlighted under the Fun column. Ashley gave Teresa and I a rundown on the event in this month’s Fangirls Going Rogue. An announcement will be made at the event and it looks like some favorite fangirls, like Amanda Jeann and TK-6683, will be modeling new Her Universe fashion.

Jonathan Wilkins told Radio 1138 that the goodie bags will contain a copy of Star Wars Insider #151 with the Hera Syndulla cover. That issue also features an article by Lisa Granshaw on the rise of geek couture as well as my feature on Star Wars fangirls. Jeffrey Brown, the creator of Darth Vader & Son, Vader’s Little Princess, and Jedi Academy, as well as its forthcoming sequel and Good Night Darth Vader, will be Titan Magazine’s featured guest . . . → Read More: Her Universe Offers “Informed and Fashionable” Fandom

Star Wars Books at San Diego Comic-Con 2014

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San Diego Comic-Con announcements are coming fast and furious. Sometimes news and goodies come ahead of the big event, like the recent Batgirl news; other times, fans learn something at the convention. This year, Del Rey is not keeping their Star Wars Books sampler a convention exclusive. It’s available now at Amazon. . . . → Read More: Star Wars Books at San Diego Comic-Con 2014

Star Wars Rebels at San Diego Comic-Con

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Looking ahead to the Star Wars Rebels panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. . . . → Read More: Star Wars Rebels at San Diego Comic-Con

Projects For Your Consideration: Nerd HQ

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Support Nerd HQ for awesome videos from San Diego during Comic Con and help support Operation Smile. . . . → Read More: Projects For Your Consideration: Nerd HQ

On Brian Wood, Being a Professional, and Better Futures For Con-Going Daughters

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Thoughts on Brian Wood’s admission that he made a pass at a fellow professional at a convention. . . . → Read More: On Brian Wood, Being a Professional, and Better Futures For Con-Going Daughters

Jennifer Landa’s Fake Geek Takedown

Featuring Jennifer Landa’s incredible video satirizing the Fake Geeks notion. . . . → Read More: Jennifer Landa’s Fake Geek Takedown

Fangirls Around the Web: Anti-Bullying Summit from SDCC

SDCC 2013 Anti-Bullying Summit Nerdist video with Bonnie Burton and Ashley Eckstein. . . . → Read More: Fangirls Around the Web: Anti-Bullying Summit from SDCC

This is Why Year of the Fangirl is Awesome – Meet Lisa

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Lisa shares her SDCC experience, . . . → Read More: This is Why Year of the Fangirl is Awesome – Meet Lisa

Fangirls Around the Web 2013 San Diego Comic-Con Edition: Part Four

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Part four of the recap of San Diego Comic-Con 2013 highlights the fangirls who made their mark at the convention. . . . → Read More: Fangirls Around the Web 2013 San Diego Comic-Con Edition: Part Four

Fangirls Around the Web 2013 San Diego Comic-Con Edition: Part Three

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Part Three of Fangirls Around the Web recapping developments from San Diego Comic-Con 2013. . . . → Read More: Fangirls Around the Web 2013 San Diego Comic-Con Edition: Part Three