December 2015 Preview

Han Rey TFA blaster

I wonder what topic will dominate FANgirl this month?

That’s right – The Force Awakens is finally here! Rey begins her Heroine’s Journey, Finn embarks on a new path, Poe dominates the skies, BB-8 cutes his way into our hearts, and we finally learn what’s up with Kylo Ren’s crossguard broadsaber. Oh, and some familiar faces will be back, too, along with new John Williams music.

Remember, you can support FANgirl by buying your The Force Awakens tickets through our Fandango link at the bottom of the page.

The Force Awakens Coverage – In the days leading up to the film’s release, we’ll have coverage of the marketing campaign, rollout of appearances by cast and crew, and more. Once we’ve seen the movie, look for special reaction episodes of Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue, as well as posts at the blog.

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

New Star Wars Books

  • Before the Awakening by Greg Rucka – December 18th
  • Rey’s Survival Guide by Jason Fry – December 18th
  • The Force Awakens (novelization) by Alan Dean Foster – December 18th (ebook)
  • The Force Awakens (soundtrack) by John Williams – December 18th
  • The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections by Jason Fry – December 18th
  • The Force Awakens: Visual Dictionary by Pablo Hidalgo – December 18th
  • The Art of The Force Awakens by Phil Szostak – December 18th

New Star Wars Comics

  • Star Wars #13 – December 2d
  • Star Wars Annual #1 – December 9th
  • Kanan #9 – December 16th
  • Darth Vader Annual #1 – December 16th
  • Darth Vader #14 – December 23rd
  • Chewbacca #5 – December 30th

New Movies

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – December 18th
  • Joy – December 25th

New Television Series

  • The Wiz Live! – Decemeber 3rd (NBC)
  • The Expanse (series premiere) – December 14th (Syfy)


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