October 2011 Preview

An interview with Michael Stackpole in September – how could I possibly top that? It always seems impossible, but things keep getting better and better. Some of the upcoming October events I can’t really talk about… yet.  So you’ll just have to wait and see. Here’s a quick list of some of things you should expect to see this month.

Geek Girl Con reports – October is actually a busy month for conventions, and I had to make a choice between New York Comic-Con, Star Wars Fan Days, and Geek Girl Con. While the first two are on my fangirl bucket list, I felt like I needed to throw my support the way of the geek girl community and head to Seattle.  I’ve invited my sister and niece to come, and we’re going to join up with some other long-time fangirl friends to enjoy this inaugural convention experience.  Who knows, in twenty years we may be saying, I remember the first one of these.

DC Comics: The New 52 – I had a lot on my plate in September, so I didn’t really get to cover the DC Comics relaunch. I’ve been keeping on eye on the good, the bad, and the downright ugliness. As always, I have a few thoughts to add on the portrayal of some of the female characters, but I’m going to put a businesswomen’s perspective into the mix. Perhaps DC’s missing some great potential growth in the marketplace by not actively engaging the female fans on a variety of levels.

Star Wars: TCW, Star Wars: TOR, Star Wars: Riptide – Did I say Star Wars enough times?  Hey, I didn’t even mention the Complete Saga Blu-rays or The Complete Vader in that subtitle. There’s so much exciting going on for Star Wars fans right now, all I can say is that I’ll be writing a lot about it this month. Make sure you check out The Clone Wars on the Cartoon Network on Fridays at 8:00 p.m., and check out the ForceCast to hear live coverage from Star Wars FanDays.

My Writing EndeavorsThe writing on my own novel was slow in September, but the life experiences I gained during my trip to Tanzania surely weren’t wasted.  I had a lot of time on the plane and in the tour vehicles to think about the storytelling, my characters, and the cover art, so expect to see more here and at triciabarr.com over the next couple of months.

What’s up with all the PINK lightsabers? – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s an important issue that has affected this fangirl’s family and friends, and I think it’s important enough to raise awareness for all fans.  So raise your pink lightsabers…

Here are a few of the other things to look forward to in October:

New Star Wars Books

  • Star Wars Art: Comics – October 1st
  • The Complete Vader – October 18th
  • Riptide – October 25th

New Movies

  • Real Steel – October 7th
  • Footloose – October 14th
  • The Thing – October 14th
  • The Three Musketeers – October 21st

New Releases on DVD

  • The Lion King (Blu-ray) – October 4th
  • Green Lantern – October 11th
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – October 18th
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season Three – October 18th
  • Captain America: The First Avenger – October 25th

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One thought on “October 2011 Preview

  • October 2, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Thanks for the mention of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I really like the pink lightsabers!

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