#SciFi Women Interviews: Neelu Raut

Welcome to June 2015’s edition of #SciFi Women Interviews! Today, I am happy to talk Science Fiction, women and cybercultures with Neelu Raut! I met this lovely lady during a conference in Oxford, during summer 2012. Neelu Raut is faculty for P.G Courses in English Literature. Her areas of interestRead More…

Rose B. Fischer: Fangirls Just Wanna Have Fun (Discussing the Lighter Side of Fanfiction)

Previously, I shared about a long-running fanfiction series that I write called Vader’s Cat. For anyone who’s just checking in, it’s a humorous series about an orange cat who adopts Darth Vader. I wrote the first story in the series as a gag. I was trying to cheer up aRead More…

Connecting Through Star Wars, Part II: Parenting Done Right and Wrong by Johnamarie Macias

What we often don’t witness in fandom is when a parent is converted by the actions of their child. As a way to spend more time with my 49-year-old mom, I dragged her into the world of podcasting and introduced her to the animated series Star Wars Rebels. I knewRead More…

Rose B. Fischer: Fangirls Just Wanna Have Fun (Discussing the Lighter Side of Fanfiction)

It might surprise you to hear that I’ve never been much for comedy.  I’m pretty good at injecting humor into a dramatic story, but straight up comedy isn’t my thing.  I enjoy satire and stand-up comedy, but the majority of “comedy” entertainment usually makes me want to strangle people.  NoRead More…

Connecting Through Star Wars, Part I: Past Generations and Fandom by Johnamarie Macias

About 79 percent of survey takers ranging between ages 18 and 34 in 13 countries agreed that being a fangirl or fanboy nowadays is different from the previous generation belonging their parents. Much of the terminology has also drastically changed from one generation to the next. One blogger explained currentRead More…

#SciFi Women Interviews: Saf Davidson

Welcome to May 2015’s edition of #SciFi Women Interviews! Today, I am happy to talk Science Fiction, fangirls, cosplay and much more with Saf Davidson! I met her through the Star Wars online community. Born in America but growing up in New Zealand, Saf had a bit of a turbulentRead More…

Rose B. Fischer: Fangirls Just Wanna Have Fun (Discussing the Lighter Side of Fanfiction)

I write fanfiction because it’s fun.  I wanted to share this because I think fanfiction is a hot button topic in the social circles I belong to. Fanfic authors get a LOT of flack for their writing, and I’ve written other posts about why I think fanfiction can (and should)Read More…

Rose B. Fischer: Fangirls Just Wanna Have Fun (Discussing the Lighter Side of Fanfiction)

Hello, everyone.  Many of you probably know me from over on my blog, rosebfischer.com.  Either way, I’d like to take a minute to introduce myself and thank Natacha for inviting me to guest post here on Science Fiction, Transmedia, and Fandom. I’m Rose. I write speculative fiction, and I blogRead More…

Author Interview: Luther M. Siler (The Sanctum of the Sphere)

Today, Luther M. Siler, author of THE SANCTUM OF THE SPHERE (THE BENEVOLENCE ARCHIVES VOL. 2) is with us to talk about his newly released book, Science Fiction and much more! NG: How were you first introduced to Science Fiction? SILER: This would be a much easier question if youRead More…

#SciFi Women Interviews: Yolanda I. Washington

Welcome to April 2015’s Edition of #SciFi Women Interviews. Today, I am delighted to talk about Science Fiction with the lovely and talented Yolanda I. Washington. I met her thanks to the WordPress community, and we already had several compelling discussions about a vast range of topics, though Science FictionRead More…