March 2012 Preview

If February is the month for love and romance, this March is shaping up to be the month for heroines to take center stage. Inspired by that momentum, I’ve scheduled the last big push in writing Wynde for this month. I may not quite finish the novel by the 31st, but hopefully I’ll be very close. Cross your fingers! In the meantime, I’ll be delegating a bit more of the blog writing to Lex – being the editor consumes less time than being the author. (I say this after dropping the 50,000+ words in Part 3 in his inbox!) FANgirl has some great blogs coming up.

The Hunger Games – The first movie in the series based on Suzanne Collins’ novel trilogy opens on March 23rd, and indications are it’s looking at a big opening weekend. As the movie approaches, we’ve planned a set of blogs discussing several important themes in the books that particularly resonated with us, including a blog about Katniss as a strong female heroine.

Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse – The final novel in the nine-book series goes on sale March 13th. I’ve asked others to take up the reviewing duties for the blog. Look for a spoiler-free review from Lex, and longtime Cantina member Solo_and_Fel has stepped up to offer a spoiler review on the book’s release date.

The Heroine’s Journey – FANgirl’s series continues from the discussion of Padmé into a more general discussion of ideas about the nature of the Heroine’s Journey and the reasons how and why it differs from the classic Hero’s Journey model.

Here are a few of the other things we’re looking forward to this month:

New Star Wars Books

  • Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse – March 13th

New Comics

  • Star Wars: Agent of the Empire: Iron Eclipse #4 – March 14th
  • Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi #2 – March 21st

New Television Series and Series Returns

  • Awake – Thursday, March 1st at 10:00 p.m. (NBC)
  • Breaking In – Tuesday, March 6th at 9:30 p.m. (Fox)
  • Missing – Thursday, March 15th at 8:00 p.m. (ABC)
  • Touch – Thursday, March 22nd at 9:00 p.m. (Fox)

New Movies

  • John Carter– March 9th
  • 21 Jump Street – March 16th
  • The Hunger Games – March 23rd
  • Mirror Mirror – March 30th
  • Wrath of the Titans – March 30th

New Releases on DVD

  • Games of Thrones: The Complete First Season – March 6th
  • The Adventures of Tintin – March 13th
  • The Three Musketeers – March 13th
  • Happy Feet Two – March 13th
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – March 20th
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – March 20th
  • The Muppets – March 20th
  • Lady and the Tramp – March 20th