Fangirls Around The Web: July 21, 2012

Fangirls Around the Web features the fangirls and their heroines who keep me inspired. This week I’m mainly catching up on news that came out last week around San Diego Comic-Con. First up are the heroines.

It’s not news that the third Hunger Games book has been split into two movies, but it proves there is box office muscle behind an action movie featuring a heroine.  I’ve always thought Mockingjay was hindered by the first person point-of-view chosen for the series, so I’m all for the break.  The question now is, where will the break occur within the story? proposed some interesting suggestions.

If more Hunger Games isn’t exciting enough, I better give a shout out to Nickelodeon for ordering Season 2 for The Legend of Korra.

With Lex’s help I’ve been chronicling the evolution of the modern myth from the classic Campbell monomyth to include a heroine’s journey. Buffy Summers, Jaina Solo, and Katniss Everdeen have been part of that discussion and we’re currently outlining what they’ve done with Korra’s story. So it was exciting to see Maria Selke point out our work at School Library Journal’s Connect the Pop blog.

I’ve noticed the past week or two that many fangirls are working hard to promote the things we love. Here are a few examples:

  • Erin Amos contacted me to promote the EUCantina’s literacy project. This is a wonderful effort by Star Wars EU fans to support Reading is Fundamental.
  • Consetta Parker announced the Rancho Obi-Wan exhibit at Celebration VI next month in Orlando.
  • Synlah at Roqoo Depot has posted this week’s Utini Shout Outs, which are a great way to catch up on Star Wars EU news if you just pop into fansites once a week or so.
  • Strwrsgrl has been working hard to promote at Celebration VI, including their party.
  • Here’s the ladies of Becker&mayer! Books set up and ready for SDCC.
  • Artist Katie Cook and fangirl extraordinaire Jennifer Landa have joined the Official Star Wars Blog. Both of these ladies work hard to make fans smile in their unique ways. Special congrats to Jennifer for winning the Her Universe Geek Trendsetter contest at Comic-Con with her Millennium Falcon skirt.

And finally, sketchcard artist Shea Standefer shared her fanart of Jaina’s and Jag’s wedding on her Facebook page. It made me smile, and I hope it spreads a few more smiles.

Jaina and Jag by Shea Standefer




Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to