Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christine Brent is Star Wars Chic

Star Wars Clothing Designs - Not Just for Cosplay

Friday, December 7th at 11:00 PM EST 

Meet Christine Brent aka @heartinabag on

Christine is a Star War fangirl who is a seamstress and crafter. Christine comes from a long line of tailors and seamstresses. Thread is in her blood. I met Christine at Star Wars Celebration VI and we spent a great deal of time together - too bad it was in the Celebration store line. She made it more than bearable.

Enter to win one of two prizes available on Fangirl Chic!

Star Wars Wearable Swag Contest Winners!!
Star Wars Tote Bag Winner - @Darth_Monarch
Star Wars Apron Winner - @Kweh-chan

Join and post your dream clothing/accessory item here.

Our Guest: Christine Brent

Where can you connect with Christine on the web?



Christine upped her fangirl credibility immensely by mentioning: The Ewok Adventure (1984) (TV Movie) aka "Star Wars: Ewok Adventures - Caravan of Courage". This was both a television movie and television that not many Star Wars fans are aware of. Check it out on

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Experience the Saga of Celebrity Fanboy - Joe Corroney

Friday, November 30th at 11:00 PM EST

Joe Corroney has been a licensed Lucasfilm artist since 1997 providing art for books, games, trading cards, comic books, posters and magazines in the Star Wars universe. After reviewing Joe’s artwork bibliography you will think of him as the James Brown – “hardest working man” – of the art world of super heroes, sci-fi, horror, fantasy and adventure.  In addition to his huge professional and unpublished portfolio Joe somehow finds the time to teach.

Joe has been the instructor of the Comic Book Illustration Course at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio and taught the Ohio State University's Summer Comic Book Workshop. He is also a celebrity member of I originally met Joe on via his posts and was lucky enough to meet him at Star Wars Celebration VI where I purchased his Star Wars Celebration VI Limited Edition Print which celebrates the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi. I also fell in love with other concepts he had on display that I had to purchase! I can’t wait to talk to him about those pieces in particular as well as his vast body of work.

We will also, of course, discuss his Star Wars fanboy status, as well as his interest in many other fanboy pursuits. Not the least of which are Indiana Jones, Star Trek and more.

To celebrate the momentous occasion of Joe Corroney’s interview on the podcast, November 30th at 11pm EST, we will have a special contest - Joe Corroney Custom Sketchcard Contest.

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POST on before the podcast ends and you can still enter to win!
All you have to do is:

(1)    Follow Joe Corroney on (Which means you must be a member.) before the end of the show on November 30th, and

(2)    Post the name of the Star Wars character that you would like to appear on your black and white sketch card to this post.

It’s that simple. Once completed you are automatically entered into the random drawing. The winner will be posted on the website at the end of the pre-recorded show.

Congratulations, Jason!

Our Guest: Joe Corroney 

 Other places you can find Joe Corroney on the web:


Celebrity Member of since May 16, 2012


Joe mentioned colorist Brian Miller who he has been working with now for years. Be sure to check out his work. When asked who his favorite artists were or who inspired him most, Joe had a list of incredible artists: Drew StruzanRalph McQuarrieJan Duursema (among whose creations include character Aayla Secura w/writer John Ostrander), Dave DormanChris TrevisBrian Rood - to name a few. 

Joe also mentioned that he would enjoy coming back to visit theFORCEbook Fangirls to join a Clone Words panel to discuss - what else - The Clone Wars. Stay tuned for his epic return.

Thanks again, Super Fanboy, Joe Corroney!

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Source: Corroney, Joe. “Bio/Credits.” www.joecorroney.com2012. November 1, 2012 <>.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Lin-zy Busch has the Power of the Force, FanGirl!

Friday, November 16th at 11:00 PM EST

Meet Lin-Zy...She illustrates...she fabricates...she even rocks puppetry. She's an all around creative visionary!

The Power of the FORCE Girls were born when Lin-Zy wondered,“what would happen if George Lucas (Star Wars, Indiana Jones) and Craig McCracken (Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory) fell in love and had a baby, creatively-speaking.”
Lin-Zy is a professional artist who has illustrated and designed for Star Wars, Hollywood is Dead and Dodge Charger (We all know that's a personal favorite of mine!). Lin-Zy was also asked to participate in the “As You Wish” charity art helmet project at Star Wars Celebration VI, this August 23-16 in Orlando, Florida and designed her helmet into a Lego Star Wars Clone Trooper. Lin-Zy has described herself as, "the biggest fan-girl there is." We can't wait to chat with her about life, art and Star Wars!
Our Guest: Lin-Zy Busch
Other places where you can connect with Lin-zy on the web:
Power of the Force Girls

What fun it was interviewing celebrity fangirl Lin-Zy Busch. Lin-Zy advised us that the next episode of the Power of the Force Girls will most likely appear around June 2013. During our conversation that was not aired, Lin-Zy revealed that she and Matt Busch are planning an extended trip to several countries in the Far East and therefore will not be attending any conventions until after their return early next year. 
Lin-Zy also mentioned that she is working on several new projects yet to be released and still quite hush-hush. We can't wait to see these works once released. Lin-Zy was able to share that she is working on some new puppet characters as well.
Other big news is that Lin-Zy will be producing the film written and directed by, her awesome husband, Matt Busch - Aladdin 3477, the 1500 year anniversary of Star Wars (This was a major anniversary episode, lol). Check out the web page at You can also check out the youtube video announcing the film. Happy belated Birthday Matt!

Looks like many interesting things on the horizon for Lin-Zy & Matt Busch!

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Bonnie Piesse - There is life after death on Tatooine!

Friday, November 2nd at 8:00 PM EST

All Star Wars fans know Bonnie Piesse, celebrity member @bonniepiesse, as Aunt Beru, the woman who would go on to raise Luke Skywalker & make Bonnie a part of the Star Wars family - an experience which has changed her life forever. But, did you know that she is an extremely talented & accomplished singer/songwriter?

Bonnie has been acting since the age of 14 in various Australian television shows: 'High Flyers', ‘Horace and Tina’, ‘Blue Heelers’, ‘Stingers’ and ‘Last Man Standing’ before she won the role of Aunt Beru at age 16. She also began playing the guitar around that same age, though her mother has said that she was singing long before she could talk.  We will talk to Bonnie about Star Wars, her acting career and her music.

Bonnie is currently running a campaign to record an EP on that will continue through Thusday, November 15, 2012 at 11:59PM PT. Show your support by participating in this campaign and get some really cool prizes.

We will be giving away an autographed copy of Bonnie's soon to be released EP and the end of the podcast. All members who post a question for Bonnie on or call in to ask her a question will automatically be entered in this random drawing - Good Luck!

You can find Bonnie on the web...

Bonnie shared with us that the recording of her new EP is complete and that it should be release early 2013.

To hear Bonnie's song, All I Have, on the CW's Life Unexpected, season 2 episodes listed below, go to
CampGrounded (2010)

The winner of the autographed hardcopy of Bonnie Piesse's new EP was member - @SithLordBarry

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May theFORCEbook Be With You, Always!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fangirl Interview - @Kweh-chan aka Lizzimoidian

Kweh-chan aka Lizzimoidian

Friday, October 19th at 11:00 PM EST 

@Kweh-chan, Star Wars Fangirl: Nutty for Neimoidians - Devoted to Duros!
In this week's podcast we will return to our roots exploring the Star Wars fangirl phenomena, where we discuss how our guest became a Star Wars fangirl, as well as how she lets her freak flag fly.

This week's fangirl-guest will be Lizzimoidian aka @Kweh-chan on Not only is she "Nutty for Neimoidians and Devoted to Duros", but she is also a very talented multimedia artist whose work has been published in Teekay-421 magazine & on Join us as we get to know more about her and her Star Wars art.

Our Guest:
@kweh-chan - VIP Member of since November 27, 2011

Other places where you can connect with Lizzimoidian on the web:

Click here to hear this podcast.

RECAP - Additional Info

Lizzi uses Paint Tool SAI for her wonderful creations.
Kweh-chan's Spirit Day Submission

Interviewing Lizzi was so much fun that we ran out of time before getting to the following question. Her response was eloquent, charming and very much worth posting for all to see:

What do you like most about the Neimoidians and Duros? and What role have they played in your life?

Lizzi's Response:

What do I like most about them? I think it's more a matter of what DON'T I like most about them. If we're talking physically, it has to be their eyes. They're like jewels - the brightness, the iridescence of the ferrous deposits (Neimoidians get an iron build-up in their eyes, which gives them a golden tint - true fact!), and the softness yet boldness of their pupils. Just beautiful! I'd collect Neimoidian eyes like one collects rocks, were it not so cruel. I also have an affinity for their adorable feet. If you've never seen a Neimoidian foot, have a look at my Neimoidian anatomy charts, or try and find concept art for The Clone Wars episode "The Senate Spy." There are some toga-clad Neimoidian statues in Lott Dod's palace, and their open-toed sandals give an excellent view of their feet. 

Otherwise, I think what I like best about the Neimoidians and the Duros, as a whole, is that you really get a bit of everything with them. You've got friendly, adventurous Duros, and the refined and reserved Neimoidians; explorer and aristocrat, pilot and noble. Both are intelligent and incredibly beautiful. I do, admittedly, lean slightly more towards the Neimoidians; not only are they familiar in terms of culture and diplomacy, when compared with my own life, but, as I said, they're refined, they're mellow, they appreciate beauty and the finer things life has to offer. I also think they have generally softer physical features than the hardy Duros, and are easier on the eye.

As for what role they've played in my life, while they have, more or less, and in one way or another, been there for the majority of my life, it's really only in the past three years that they've played a significant role. First, they've been my art subject of choice since early 2010; because of their constant influence and inspiration, they've allowed me to improve my art to points I never thought I'd reach. They've influenced my spending habits, considerably, since I began my Neimoidian/Duros collection, and, on a more personal level, they've given me a constant refuge and source of joy and have seen me through some incredibly difficult times. Most significantly, however, I think, in many ways, they've caused me to readjust my social views and become more open-minded. The one thing you constantly have to remind yourself is "they are NOT human," and, therefore, do not follow human standards. Different things are acceptable and unacceptable to them than to us; if we continually judge everything with respect only to ourselves, and never in another being's or person's terms, then it becomes extremely easy to fall into prejudice and hate. While I say this with regards to Neimoidians, I think it's actually a very big life lesson we can all learn. 

"You never really know a man until you understand things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around in it" - To Kill a Mockingbird

Clear here to read the unabridged answer

We will also preview our new recurring segment Clone Words where we critique previous episodes of the Clone Wars that have aired since our last podcast. We are still crazy for Clone Wars! - UPDATE - Due to the apparent 3-story arc for Onderon, McJazzie & I are going to wait and critique the entire arc on the next podcast November 2, 2012. 

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

theFORCEbook Fangirls - Clone Wars Season 5 Opener Debrief

On this episode of theFORCEbook Fangirls, at a special time - Friday,  October 5th @ 8pm EST, we will continue our Star Wars: The Clone Wars discussion including a debrief about the Season opener 5.1 & episode 5.2. (I got too excited we won't have seen 5.2 by the 5th, darn.)
Call in and share your thoughts about The Clone Wars in general or about the season opener. theFORCEbook Fangirls are still Crazy for the Clone Wars!

Haven't seen Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Episode 5.1 - Revival, click here.
This episode - Episode 5 of FbFg 


I think it was pretty clear that we both loved the Season 5 opener:  Lightsabers up - way up!

Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Season 5 is available:

Free - couple episodes at a time at

Purchase - full season at

If you want to read more about the syndication of The Clone Wars go to Do you think syndication will grow the Star Wars fan base for this show? Leave your comments below. 

We also mentioned our new segment, which will begin on our next episode and return during The Clone Wars season. During this recurring segment we will debrief the previous two weeks' episodes. 

Also, don't forget to check out our upcoming podcasts.

May the FORCE be with you, always!

Friday, September 21, 2012

theFORCEbook Fangirls - Crazy for Clone Wars!

On this episode of theFORCEbook Fangirls we will talk about all things Star Wars: The Clone Wars including:

How we feel about the show.
Our show favorites: characters, actors, episodes, quotes, etc.
The Clone Wars and its place in the Star Wars Universe
The Shows new time and day, the show reaching syndication, Season 4 on DVD, etc.

And, of course...Season 5!

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Episode 4

Come back after the show for recap information.

Friday, September 7, 2012

theFORCEbook Fangirls - Celebration Hangover!

Our Celebration Hangover episode of theFORCEbook Fangirls podcast.

We will be sharing our memories of Star Wars Celebration VI Including the free swag we were able to collect, our purchases, favorite celebrity experience, favorite panel, favorite booths and more.

Take this opportunity to share your favorite Star Wars Celebration VI experience on the air.

Join us as we recover to life after a Star Wars Celebration and share tips to keep the celebration going till the next "Biggest party this side of the galaxy."

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Come back after the show for recap information.

As mentioned on our podcast:

Here is my car, lovingly named Hubble by my daughter, all decked out for Star Wars Celebration VI.

Thx for taking the pic @SLapDatSuCKa

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Get Ready to Celebrate - Recap!

We covered a lot of material in our last podcast.  

What's happening at Star Wars Celebration?
  • New Star Wars Celebration VI news
        The big news this week is the release of the SWCVI program schedule that includes:
         Panel Schedule -
         Events - A-H, I-Q and R-Z
         Exhibitors - Full List
         Celebration Store - full list of items and prices (most items pictured)
         Celebration VI convention map
  • New Info about autographs & pictures
        The big news here is to give yourself time to wait in line to get your autographs and/or
         pictures. Also, take advantage of Froggy pictures, it's worth it. Update: some actors
         will offer photos at their autograph tables. Please click here for more details.
  • Swag - What's free to collect

    Day & Time
    Thursday – 8/23
    All day – while supplies last

    DK Booth #813
    Free SWCVI Print featuring DK’s upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic encyclopedia.
    Thur. 11:30am – 12:30pm panel

    Free gift
    Thur. 6:00pm – 7:00pm
    Frontlines:1001th Episode Podcast
    Free giveaways
    Friday – 8/24
    11:00am – 12:00pm
    Star Wars Musical Mayhem
    Plan on watching and listening closing to films score again to prepare for this panel.
    Prizes will be given out for recognizing where the score comes from.
    Fri. 11:30am – 12:30pm
    Multiple Sessions – Sat. 8/25 at 2:15pm.
    Star Wars origami
    -materials are provided

    So you will be able to create your own piece of Star Wars Origami art to take home with you.

    Great for families with kids or lovers of origami.
    Fri. 1:00pm – 1:45pm
    See the Future of Star Wars 3D @ Celebration VI
    Snippet of Episode II – The Clone Wars in 3D will be previewed and there will be FREE 3D glasses for everyone
    Fri.2:00pm – 3:00pm
    FORCECast podcast
    - Stephen Stanton, Celebrity member will be there so be sure to attend this panel.
    Will be giving out free trading cards.
    Friday – 8/24
    4:30pm – 5:30pm

    Multiple Sessions – Sat. 8/25 at the same time.
    This Deal is Getting Worse All the Time panel
    Play games – win prizes
    This should be great fun for families with kids.
    Fri. 5:30pm – 6:30pm
    Vintage Carded Figure Collecting 101
    Bring your thinking cap because there will be a quiz & prizes.
    Saturday – 8/25
    2:00pm – 3:00pm
    Fakin’ It
    - Spot the flaw competition
    W/ unique yet lame prizes. Their words not mine.
    Sat – 8/25 8:00pm – 9:00pm
    Star Wars is Forever panel
    must stay until the end to receive freebie – smart guys
    Free poster
    Sun. 11:15am – 12:00pm
    Action Figure Customization
    A few lucky attendees will walk away with a unique figure made by the panel members
    Talk about a celebration exclusive.
    Kid’s Day
    All day – while supplies last
    DK Booth #813
    Free Dk Star Wars reader

All 4 Days
A Celebration of Worship – will be giving out free buttons

Collector’s Panels – Star Tots
Gentle Giant – Jumbo blaster keychains
The Jedi News website gang – will be giving away 3 different postcards with original Star Wars art. Different people will have different cards so keep an eye out for them. Probably will be wearing Jedi News t-shirts.

This is just 3 of the many give-aways they will have at Celebration.

Diorama Workshop – They will be giving away 10 shirts per day to those building our Tatooine MEGA Diorama. Be sure to arrive early as the drawings will be at their regular 11:38am time slot.
CMI Toys booth #1103 – Cris Macht the director/producer of the FORCE Among Us sequel. You can preorder your DVD there and get a free Tusken/Ewok poster. This is a Star Wars Celebration exclusive.
Cris will also be giving away 4 different trading cards designed by Paul Bateman. A different card will be given away each day.
Cartamundi USA #320 – Stop by everyday to collect 4 of the 5 Celebration-exclusive 3D Lenticular royal flush cards for FREE! The 5th card will only be awarded to those who spend $25 or more at the booth.
Topps #413 – Will be giving away one free card each day. Collect all Four
Free prints and flyers with SWCVI logos are always available on the convention floor.
Where’s Star Wars Girl buttons -. While supplies last.
1 free t-shirt each day to the 6th person to find me each day. Only one prize per person, please.

  • Using the SWCVI App
    Download the app and do your celebration homework...come on it's Star Wars it'll be fun.
  • Fb@SWCVI Party - New Date Thursday, August 23rd @ 11:00 PM EST
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