Starmageddon is a relatively new podcast hosted by Michael May and Dan Taylor that celebrates liking both Star Wars and Star Trek. I’ve been a guest with Michael on several episodes of the Nerd Lunch podcast including our breakdown of The Empire Strikes Back so I was happy to get a chance to chat with him again on his show.
In this episode we take a look at what’s on the panel docket for Star Wars and Star Trek enthusiasts at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Afterwards we briefly discuss introducing Star Wars and Star Trek to kids including the tough situation of when the kids in your life are as interested in your fandoms as you are.
You can listen to Starmageddon Episode 05 – The Podcast Strikes Back on their website or on iTunes.
Kay grew up wanting to be an astronaut. After seeing Star Wars, she wanted to be Princess Leia, Han Solo, and an astronaut. A voice actor, photographer, and artist who also consults in communications and marketing, Kay would pick up more jobs, hobbies, and fitness routines if she was a Time Lord. If you listen closely you can allegedly hear her on all the Star Wars podcasts. You can also follow her on Twitter.
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
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
Looking ahead to the Star Wars Rebels panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. . . . → Read More: Star Wars Rebels at San Diego Comic-Con
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
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
Featuring Jennifer Landa’s incredible video satirizing the Fake Geeks notion. . . . → Read More: Jennifer Landa’s Fake Geek Takedown