October 2012 Preview

After a busy couple of months, October is shaping up to be a little more sedate. But there’s still plenty on tap for the blog.

Star Wars Reads DayThe month kicks off on Saturday, October 6th, with the nationwide Star Wars reading celebration. Several FANgirl correspondents are planning to attend their local events, and we’ll put together a report on our experiences.

Reviews – With Season Five of The Clone Wars underway, Megan continues her great reviews of each week’s episode. Also look for a review from Lex on the first arc of the Dawn of the Jedi comics by John Ostrander and Jan Duursema.

More Interviews – Several interviews from Celebration VI look to be ready to share this month, so keep your eyes out for them.

Here are a few of the other things we’re looking forward to in October:

New Star Wars Books

  • Star Wars Art: Illustration – October 1st
  • The Essential Reader’s Companion – October 2nd

New Star Wars Comics

  • Darth Maul: Death Sentence #4 (of 4) – October 17th
  • Agent of the Empire: Iron Eclipse (TPB) – October 24th

New Movies

  • Taken 2 – October 5th
  • Argo – October 12th
  • Cloud Atlas – October 26th

Television Returning Shows & Premieres

  • Supernatural – Wednesday, October 3rd at 9:00 p.m. (CW)
  • Arrow – Wednesday, October 10th at 8:00 p.m. (CW)
  • Nashville – Wednesday, October 10th at 10:00 p.m. (ABC)
  • The Vampire Diaries – Thursday, October 11th at 8:00 p.m. (CW)
  • Beauty and the Beast – Thursday, October 11th at 9:00 p.m. (CW)
  • Covert Affairs – Tuesday, October 16th at 10:00 p.m. (USA)

New Releases on DVD

  • Cinderella – October 2nd
  • The Princess Bride (25th Anniversary Edition) – October 2nd
  • Prometheus – October 9th
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – October 23rd
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – October 23rd


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 TriciaBarr.com.