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Christmas in the Stars – Her Universe Surprise

The the “Christmas in the Stars.” collaboration continues! I’m so glad to be working with so many good friends from around the Star Wars fan-site community. Over the next few days there will be a short, daily guest blog post about a favorite Star Wars memory from a friend of us here at the Star Wars Report. We continue with “Her Universe Surprise,” a story from Savanna Kiefer of PLCohmy


-Riley Blanton – Founder, Exective Editor – starwarsreport.com


Her Universe Surprise

I’ve always been a Star Wars fan my whole life. However, I haven’t always been the crazed fangirl that I am today. Back in 2010 when Celebration V visited close to my home town in Orlando, I decided to skip out on the experience while my mom and brother went because I just wasn’t “that” into Star Wars. Earlier in the year, I had heard about Ashley Eckstein’s upcoming clothing company called “Her Universe” at Star Wars Weekends and was interested in seeing what merchandise she would have. During CV, my mom called me and told me that Ashley’s clothing line was at the convention center and she had tons of nice t-shirts and accessories for fangirls. While I secretly wanted a few things because I thought it was awesome, I played it off like I wasn’t interested and went on with my day. When my mom got home from the convention, she showed me the Star Wars burnout shirt that she got for herself and I thought it was just the coolest thing.

Deep down inside I really wanted a shirt too, but I didn’t say anything. Four months later on Christmas day, I was opening presents from my parents and found a Star Wars hoodie in one of the boxes. Then a t-shirt, charm bracelet, and hat in another box. My mom had gotten me tons of stuff from the Her Universe booth and saved it for Christmas. I think that was the real turning point in my fandom. Ever since that moment, I’ve realized that it’s okay to be a fangirl and express my love for Star Wars without shame. I’ve been able to meet so many people and have amazing opportunities that I would never have gotten without Star Wars being in my life. I had no idea how that Christmas would change the rest of my life!

Savanna Kiefer – PLCohmy

Her Universe begins “Ask Ellen”

Ashley Eckstien’s “Her Universe” is beginning a monthly advice column for the fangirl community.

In my column, I’ll answer several e-mails every few weeks. If there are many e-mails with the same theme, I might combine them. The Ask Ellen column will be a place where I’ll answer Continue reading

Their “Better Halves” – SWBTF #54


Life, Star Wars Fanatics, and the women who love them, all on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR ticket to the EU!

This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, your EU Guru; Nathan P. Butler, and The Defender of the EU; Mark Hurliman, sit down to discuss life with a couple obsessive compulsive Star Wars Fanatics, and the women who love them. Strap in and tighten your crash webbing, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into the galaxy far, far away!

 This time we’re letting the show speak for itself. This week’s shownotes has less to do with the show itself and has more to do with THE STATE OF YOUR BEYOND THE FILMS. As you may have noticed this episode came to you on a Friday, not at all the typical Wednesday release you may be accustomed to. While we apologize for making you wait a few more days to get you SWEU Podcast fix, the change was necessary for our editor’s sanity. Mark has a lot of family events like Scouting, Choir, and Drama classes, that typically fall on Wednesdays, with the new addition of Jaina, his free time has been stretched past the point of breaking. The hope is that the extra two days will allow more breathing room each week and less stress behind the scenes. Aside from that adjustment to our schedule, some other small changes to the show will be implemented over time. All very minor, but all should increase your enjoyment of our show. Until then; May the Force be with you!

Once again, your dynamic duo cover entirely too much Fanatical Fan action in their ONE hour, but don’t worry, give it a go; you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you might even get a little education on the EU while you’re at it. But no matter how you slice it and dice it, you’ll be having another adventure Beyond the Films. So sit back, hang on, enjoy the show, and may the Force be with you!

Also be sure to check out the latest SWBTF Video Links from your hosts:

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Fun from Fan Days – SWR #18


Here’s the latest episode of the Star Wars Report!

This episode features our extensive coverage of FanDays 2011!

We talk about our time at FanDays and play a TON of interviews from the con floor.

We talk to Catherine Taber,

Matthew Wood, and David Accord

Meredith Salenger,

Stephen Stanton,

Steve Sansweet,

J.C. Reifenberg and Ruark Dreher

Aaron Allston and more!

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Fan Days Update!

Ashley Eckstein Brings Star Wars “Geek Chic” to Fan Days

September 28, 2011 — Almost half of all Star Wars and sci-fi fans are women who are just as eager as the guys to show their devotion to their favorite movies, television shows and books.

Now actress Ashley Eckstein, a featured guest at the upcoming Star Wars Fan Days in Irving, Texas, answers that call with her new “geek chic” clothing line, Her Universe, which offers female-focused apparel and accessories from the beloved Star Wars saga and other sci-fi genre.

Ms. Eckstein provides the voice of “Ahsoka Tano” in the Cartoon Network’s popular animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. She’ll bring samples of her unique product to Fan Days Oct. 8 and 9 at the Irving Convention Center where she’ll sign autographs, meet the fans and talk about her new clothing line.

Married to former Major League Baseball player, two-time World Series Champion and World Series MVP David Eckstein, Ms. Eckstein grew frustrated with the lack of merchandise available for the growing number of female sci-fi fans. When she couldn’t find Star Wars clothing for herself, she decided to create her own line.

Ms. Eckstein has always expressed herself through her sense of style and now shares her love of all things sci-fi with other geek girls. She’s made it her mission to fight for the underdog and spearhead the call to create a place for female fans in a pop culture community typically dominated by men. Her stylish line of “geek chic” apparel and accessories features fashionable female-focused gear from such powerhouses as the Star Wars brand, and Syfy properties Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13 and Syfy’s original movies.

Some people may think science fiction is a “man’s world,” but Ashley is proving there is more than enough room in Her Universe for everyone.

To view and order Ms. Eckstein’s clothing line, please visit www.heruniverse.com. For information on the upcoming Star Wars Fan Days, please visit www.fandays.com.


Media information:

Ashley Eckstein is available for interviews prior to Fan Days and at the event. Please contact Dan Madsen to schedule an interview.


To download images, please go to: http://www.heruniverseshop.com/syfyimages.aspx