Talking Star Wars Weekends Week #1 With Skywalking Through Neverland

Tricia joined Sarah and Richard Woloski for Skywalking Through Neverland’s Episode 31. From the show notes:

We have been count­ing down the days to Star Wars Week­ends for the last few months on Sky­walk­ing Through Nev­er­land, and now, it’s finally here! Disney’s Hol­ly­wood Stu­dios kicked off a Star Wars sum­mer just last week­end, May 16 — May 18.

Our good friend from Tri­cia Barr is here to tell us all about her awe­some time at Star Wars Week­ends Week #1! (She also is a Gold Medal Win­ner in the Inde­pen­dent Pub­lisher Book Awards for her novel, Wynde! Con­grats, Tri­cia!) She tells us all about her amaz­ing time at Star Wars Week­ends Week #1 as well as what to say when approached by park scav­eng­ing Jawa. She also tells all you Sky­walk­ers how to pre­pare men­tally and phys­i­cally for the Florid­ian weather. One moment it’s burn­ing up like Tatooine, the next you’re hav­ing tor­ren­tial down­pours like on Kamino. But in the end, these are mem­o­ries you will never forget!

Zeroid. ZEM-21. Star Hawk. What do these names mean to you? Well, If you weren’t around in the 1970’s then they mean noth­ing. How­ever, for the first gen­er­a­tion of Star Wars fans they meant every­thing. These were the toys we were stuck with because Ken­ner didn’t have their line of action fig­ures, play­sets and Dip-N-Dots ready yet. Our east coast core­spon­dant, Jim Pruy, intro­duces a new seg­ment, ‘Not Gonna Have It’. Here, Jim talks in detail about the Star Wars rip-off toys and the frus­trat­ing Christ­mas when a Star Hawk ship was under the tree and not a Mil­len­nium Falcon!

There are a mil­lion ways to say just about any­thing. But if you ask Denis Law­son (aka Wedge Antilles) he will give you the worst way. (Note to Mr. Law­son: instead of say­ing a role in Episode 7 will ‘bore’ you how about just say­ing, ‘no thank you’?) We rip into him in another new seg­ment, ‘This Week In Great Career Moves’.

We also talk about the new rope-drop pol­icy when it comes to meet­ing Elsa and Anna at Dis­ney World. And where these two Frozen princess’ rank in the top 5 Dis­ney princess’.

And remember…Never land on Alderaan.

Pod­cast Guests

Tri­cia Barr – Cohost of the Assem­bly of Geeks Pod­cast and Fan­girls Going Rogue Pod­cast. Author of the novel, Wynde and

Jim Pruy – Sky­walk­ing Through Nev­er­land East Coast Correspondent

Tricia has completed her first novel, Wynde – a military science fiction with a fantastical twist that features heroines Vespa and Gemini. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to

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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