The Star Wars Divide: A Tale of Two Costumes

Parents try, with varying degrees of success, to shape our kids’ pop culture tastes. For many a geek mom and dad, this extends to Halloween — or as I like to call it, a day of nationally sanctioned cosplay. Of course, even the gentlest suggestion is a form of projecting. (“What’s not to like about this Wolverine... Continue Reading →

Squee! Of the Week: Leia Meets Mucha

Every now and then, we post an image on the blog or our Facebook page that elicits an especially enthusiastic response. Karen Hallion’s La Dauphine Aux Alderaan, an Alphonse Mucha-inspired illustration of Princess Leia, is a recent example. As a Star Wars fan, I’ve see plenty of clever interpretations of the movie’s iconic characters and... Continue Reading →

Geek Girl We ♥: Ashley Eckstein of Her Universe

Actress and designer Ashley Eckstein is living the dream of every Star Wars fangirl. As the voice of Anakin Skywalker’s scrappy apprentice Ahsoka Tano on the Cartoon Network series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, she’s become a part of sci-fi history. But even as a member of a legendary franchise, Eckstein encountered an all-too-common problem... Continue Reading →

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