July 2014 Preview

July is the heart of the summer. It’s also the month of San Diego Comic-Con, which always brings lots of great geek news. It’s unclear how much we’ll be hearing about Star Wars this year, but no doubt other franchises will bring the excitement.

ConGregate – Later this month I travel to North Carolina to attend the inaugural ConGregate convention in Winston-Salem. I’ll be moderating two panels and be panelist on several more. Of course, look for recaps here on the blog.

Wynde and the Fireheart Series – The ConGregate convention also features my first official book signings for Wynde! I also have two readings scheduled, so I’ll have to ponder carefully which scenes to select. I’ll also be making a major reveal at the con, so check back to the blog for the update.

Fangirls Going Rogue – Tricia and Teresa check in with Ashley Eckstein on Her Universe’s upcoming products. We’ll also discuss the latest Star Wars developments and more.

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

New Star Wars Comics

  • Star Wars #19 – July 9th
  • Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #3 – July 16th
  • Legacy #17 – July 23rd
  • Rebel Heist #4 – July 30th

New Movies

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – July 11th
  • Hercules – July 25th
  • Lucy – July 25th

Television Season Finales & Returning Series

  • Heroes of Cosplay – July 1st (season finale)
  • Extant – July 9th (series premiere)
  • Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars – July 26th (Disney Channel special)


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.