Episode 123 – Fangirl Tricia Barr

Episode 123 – Fangirl Tricia Barr

Have we got a great show for you this week! Tricia Barr from FANgirl Blog joins us. We discuss Star Wars fandom, strong female characters, and writing. Check out the episode and let us know what you think in the comments.

Links

Tricia Barr is FanGirl
What is Strong?
Agent of My Own Destiny: A Discussion of Character Agency
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SUMMER BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

We didn’t do book recommendations on the show because we were having such a great conversation with Tricia, but here is what we would have said:

BEACH

The Guild – The Offical Companion (because fandom belongs at the beach – Regina)
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury (because, you know, sand – Rhonda)

MOUNTAINS

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier  (because it’s about a mountain, duh. 🙂 – Regina)
Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (because the mountains are thought provoking – Rhonda)

INTERNATIONAL 

A Light in August by William Faulkner (because reading awesome american novels internationally is just awesome – Regina)
Never Coming Back by Tim Weaver (international murder/thriller – Rhonda)

Until next time, game on!
Regina & Rhonda

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Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.

To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.

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