Happy Star Wars Day! The latest Women in Star Wars continues to shine a spotlight on female fans and their contributions to the Star Wars community.
First, happy belated birthday to Star Wars fangirl Bethany Blanton! She celebrated her birthday during Star Wars Celebration, and by browsing through her Instagram, it looks like she had a fantastic time!
Every last Friday of the month, transmedia author and scholar Natacha Guyot discusses all things science fiction with various talented women in a monthly feature called #SciFi Women Interviews. She kicked off the series with (me!) Star Wars fangirl Johnamarie Macias, and in April, Natacha interviewed science fiction writer and poet Yolanda I. Washington.
Congratulations to journalist Megan Crouse! She joined the Suvudu and Del Rey family as the new writer of the Holonet Digest series. You can read her roundups of Star Wars news over at Suvudu.com.
Also, congratulations to Mariel Mohns for winning the #StyleYourUniverse contest using Her Universe Star Wars attire. Find a brief interview of her over at GeekFashionWeek.net.
Fans from around the world came together last month at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Here’s a rundown of fangirl highlights from the convention:
Fangirls, add this to your future shopping lists! Hasbro revealed The Black Series Ahsoka Tano 6-inch action figure at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. The figure is expected to arrive in 2016.
Scott Murray wrote about the fangirl presence at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim over at Coffee With Kenobi in a piece called, “The Fangirl Impact on Star Wars Celebration“.
April was also a big month for FANgirl Blog’s Tricia Barr. She revamped her personal site over at TriciaBarr.com. At Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, Tricia moderated a panel with a variety of Star Wars fans, known as From a Certain Point of View: A Diversity of Opinions in Star Wars. Tricia is also the co-author of the latest reference book, Ultimate Star Wars, and she will be on a book tour around the country. Check out the DK tour schedule over at FANgirl Blog for additional details.
FANgirl Blog is also a fantastic source of the latest fangirl news in the Star Wars community. Check out April’s Daisy Ridley Roundup to learn more about The Force Awakens actress and her character as well as last month’s Fangirls Around the Web to read up on female fan spotlights.
Fangirls in Podcasts
Here’s a collection of podcasts featuring fangirl hosts, co-hosts, and guests:
Coffee With Kenobi with special fangirl guest Amy Ratcliffe
April episodes(s): Show # 35: Celebration Anaheim Pre-Show! (95)
Fangirls Going Rogue with fangirl hosts Teresa Delgado, Tricia Barr, and Sarah Woloski
April episode(s): Fangirls Going Rogue #18 (special guest Ashley Eckstein), Fangirls Going Rogue: Star Wars Celebration
Far Far Away Radio with fangirl hosts co-hosts Meg Humphrey and Mallory Conlon
April episodes(s): Episode 203 – The Star Wars Prequels, Episode 204 – The Force Awakens Teaser #2
ForceCast with fangirl co-host Megan Crouse
April episode(s): Episode 347: Do You Have a Question?, Episode 348: The Funfare Awakens, Episode 349: We’re Home!,
Force Cult with fangirl co-hosts Tracy Gardner and Saf Davidson
April episode(s): Episode 13, Episode 14, Episode 15
Hyperspace Theories with fangirl co-hosts Tricia Barr and Kay
April episodes(s): Episode 8: Star Wars Rebels, Pre-Celebration Show, Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Day One Coverage Read, Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015 Recap
Mos Eisley Comic Port with fangirl host Catrina Dennis
April episode(s): Kanan #1 – Episode 002 (special guest Johnamarie Macias), Darth Vader #4 – Episode 003 (special guest Elaine Tveit), Star Wars #4 – Episode 004 (special guest Amanda Ward)
Radio Free Tatooine with co-host Amy and special fangirl guest Catrina Dennis
April episode(s): Episode 25
Skywalking Through Neverland with fangirl co-host Sarah Woloski
April episodes(s): Episode 73, Episode 74, Episode 75, An Interactive Fandom Adventure LIVE at #SWCA
Star Wars: Legends and Lore with special fangirl guest Elaine Tveit
April episodes(s): Journey to the Long Titles #2
The Wolfpack Podcast with special fangirl guest Johnamarie Macias
April episodes(s): Flashback Episode: Pre-Celebration Predictions
The Wookiee Gunner’s Rebels Chat with fangirl hosts Johnamarie Macias and Maria
April episode(s): Season Two Trailer
Fangirls in Writing
Here’s a collection of links to articles written by fangirls in April:
Fangirls in Arts/Crafts
Read up on the latest fan comics:
A selection of art and crafts made by fangirls in/around April:
First Order Pendant by Meredith Funk (Instagram: @mfunk5)
Ahsoka Tano by ParvumAutomaton (Tumblr)
Wolfpack Tooka Doll by Johnamarie Macias
Ahsoka Lives Day by Hollie Ballard (Twitter: jammyjimjams)
Hera and Sabine by Katie Cook (Photo: Travis Grimm)
Season Two Sabine by Annie Stoll (Twitter: @aniistoll)
Sabine by lorna-ka (Twitter: @lorna_ka)
“Clone Wars” Ahsoka by Stephanie Gutierrez (Tumblr: stephy-wonderland)
Ahsoka and Leia by Melissa Thomas (Twitter: @MeltyThomas)
Rey by Dani Jones (Tumblr: danidraws)
Rey by Alice (Tumblr: maltair)
May the Fourth be with you!