Share Your Fangirl Fashion Experience With Academia

I recently had the chance to participate in an interview for a doctoral thesis on fangirl fashion. From the author:

The purpose of this study is to understand women’s motivations for wearing science fiction and fantasy fan dress within various settings and social contexts. [P]articipation would entail taking part in an easy online interview using a chat page that works similar to instant messaging on Facebook.

If you’re interested in sharing your experience contact Dina Smith at the email noted in the flyer below.

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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