The following is a guest post from Tricia Barr, long time friend of the Star Wars Report who kindly agreed to share some of her findings about females in Star Wars recently, both in real life, and our fictional heroines. Thanks Tricia for being willing to share!
Each month at FANgirl Blog, I highlight fangirls and their heroines, fictional and real life, spotted across the internet. When Bethany Blanton said she wanted to shine a spotlight on female fans at Star Wars Report, I found some Star Wars heroines and fangirls to share.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy ranked #13 in the Power 100 of The Hollywood Reporter’s 2014 Women in Entertainment Power list. Let’s see where she is next year, after The Force Awakens.
Amy Ratcliffe shares her crafting skills on her blog Geek With Curves. This time it is pink and purple AT-ATs.
Did you see the new solicit cover art for Darth Vader #3 coming from Marvel? Aphra is a raider of lost weaponry.
At the Wookiee Gunner, Johnamarie Macias spotlights fanartists. These posts are always a highlight of my day.
Earlier this month Lucasfilm Senior Editor Jen Heddle asked women who wanted to write Star Wars to let her know. The response was amazing!
Independent Film’s Live Read of The Empire Strikes Back featured an incredible cast, including Ellen Page in the role of Han Solo. Check out a recap over at /Film.
The December episode of Fangirls Going Rogue featured a fantastic discussion on Hera and Sabine with guests Sarah Woloski from Skywalker Through Neverland podcast and Geek Girl Diva from EW Star Wars Rebels community. In an interview, Anne Neumann from Rancho Obi-Wan shared how her geeky career led to working with Star Wars.
Finally, each Fangirls Around the Web at FANgirl Blog compiles the latest Fangirls of the Day from Her Universe. We decided to share the last ten over here: Iliana, MaryRose, Kyra, Deleen, Rayna, Brigitte, Adalins, Paige, Rebekah, and Rachel. You can still submit your favorite fangirl.
Tricia Barr is owner/administrator of FANgirl Blog. Her novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. For updates on all things FANgirl follow @FANgirlcantina on Twitter or like FANgirl Zone on Facebook. At times she tries the Tumblr.
Steve Glosson joins us on the week’s episode of the Star Wars Report podcast.
Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy on ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Lincoln’ and Secret J.J. Abrams Meetings:
Kennedy already had called Beth Swofford, Abrams’ CAA agent, and been told Abrams was too deeply engaged in the nextStar Trek movie and other obligations at Paramount — not to mention innumerable television projects — to consider the job. Nonetheless, Abrams agreed to meet with Kennedy on Dec. 14 at his Bad Robot offices in Santa Monica. Famously plain-spoken, she summarizes her pitch like this: “Please do Star Wars.” And she had cards to play. Not only was Oscar winner Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine, Toy Story 3) writing the script, but Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back and 1983’s Return of the Jedi, was on board to consult. Abrams “was flipping out when he found out that Michael and Larry were on the movie already,” says Kennedy.
Who is Kathleen Kennedy?
On the latest SWR podcast, we talk about the woman who is behind Star Wars.
Why does America have such contempt for abstract and modern art? Are uncreative artists creating universal hatred for great art?
*Cough* prequels *Cough*
Riley reviews of SWTOR free to play.
Darth Vader’s a diva.
Matthew Vaughn To Direct Star Wars Episode VII?
Lawrence Kasdan & Simon Kinberg Could Be Writing future Star Wars projects.
And much more on the latest SWR podcast.
Thanks for listening.