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Fangirls Going Rogue: Star Wars Conversation from a Female POV

Three fangirls, Tricia Barr, Teresa Delgado and Sarah Woloski, join forces to talk Star Wars from their own point of view. From fashion to fandom, characters to story, we discuss everything. We also specialize in conversations with the women and men behind Star Wars. #fangirlflail!
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Feb 14, 2014

Fangirls Going Rogue welcomes Amy Ratcliffe of Star Wars Blog, IGN, and Nerdist.

Amy became a Star Wars fan through The Clone Wars, so we asked her about some of her favorite episodes. Keeping with our theme of exploring how to make the leap from fan to professional, Amy doles out advice: work hard, write, and write some more. Amy’s personal website Geek with Curvesshowcases how to build a fan résumé. Teresa and Tricia used Amy’s fashion sense to unlock the mystery of wearing leggings. Finally, the ladies chatted about February’s famous holiday: Valentine’s Day. Thanks to Star Wars Kidcast for their coverage of the holiday and specifically A Very Vader Valentine’s Day.

James Arnold Taylor stopped by for an amazing interview. He shared insights into the inspiration behind his new book JAT 365 and about experiencing Star Wars with the fankids in our lives. Teresa and Tricia both had a chance to offer testimonials on the ways James has inspired us. JAT 365 is an awesome tool to bring his positive outlook into your daily life.

For the character discussion this month, Tricia picked Asajj Ventress. Teresa posed the question, is magic the same thing as the Force? You’ll have to tune in to find out the responses, and feel free to weigh in. Keeping with the fashion theme, Tricia, Teresa, and Amy chose their favorite Asajj Ventress look.

Listen to the episode here!

You can reach Amy Ratcliffe on Twitter at @Amy_Geek.

You can connect with James Arnold Taylor through his website JamesArnoldTaylor.com and on Twitter@JATactor.

Tricia’s novel Wynde is available in print and ebook on most platforms, including Amazon, Nook, Smashwords, and CreateSpace. For more information check out TriciaBarr.com.

Below are the many ways to provide feedback to our show:

Fangirls Going Rogue has added an Instagram account and voice mail.

Twitter:

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Tricia: @fangirlcantina

Teresa: @icecoldpenguin

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Until next month – Yub Yub!

Jan 16, 2014

The third episode of Fangirls Going Rogue welcomed the New Year with an informative and enthusiastic discussion with our esteemed guest, Mark Newbold of Radio 1138 and Jedi News. Tricia and Teresa shared some of their favorite feedback, filled with insights from fellow fans as well as questions for the hosts.

First up, Kim Kano’s email provided Tricia with a chance to explain the Bechdel Test and how it can be used to guide storytellers to include female characters in roles that don’t just have them supporting the male characters. Teresa reviewed the Vocativ infographic on 2013’s movies that did or didn’t pass the test (via The Mary Sue). Mark pointed out that the test is just one way to ensure women are treated equally on screen.

In his email to Fangirls Going Rogue, Matthew Munoz asked about the costumes for the female characters of Star Wars. Teresa and Tricia shared some quick thoughts on the topic and their own cosplaying experience. Previously they had appeared on a special podcast hosted by Star Wars Report that discussed feminism and the sexualization of female characters as related to Star Wars.

Finally, Christoph Wagner’s email touched on Teresa’s most underrated part of Star Wars: it’s opening.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

Teresa, Tricia, and Mark agreed that wiser words have not been spoken in a while, and that the Galaxy Far Far Away could use some more texture as far as showing worlds at different levels of technological and social development in the vein of Star Trek.

After congratulating Ashley Eckstein of Her Universe for making the Daily Dot’s 10 Fandom Game Changers of 2013 list, Teresa and Tricia asked Mark Newbold about being a fanboy and how he maintains a successful news blog while also writing for Star Wars Insider, holding down a job, and balancing it all out with his family life. Lots of great advice during this segment.

For the character discussion this month, Teresa picked the Millennium Falcon. That’s not a character, you say? Listen to the segment and you might just change your mind!

Listen to Fangirls Going Rogue Episode 3 here.

You can reach Mark Newbold on Twitter at @JediNews2010.

Below are the many ways to provide feedback to our show:

We have added an Instagram account and voice mail.

Twitter:

Fangirls Going Rogue: @FGGoingRogue

Tricia: @fangirlcantina

Teresa: @icecoldpenguin

Email: contact@fangirlsgoingrogue.com

Facebook: search for Fangirls Going Rogue

Tumblr: fangirlsgoingrogue.tumblr.com

Instagram: @FGGoingRogue

Voicemail: 331-21 Ewoks or 331-213-9657

Please go like Fangirls Going Rogue on iTunes and leave a positive review, and in your review mention how much you like the show.

Until next month – Yub Yub!

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