July 30, 2010
Writing Strong Female Characters
By Bonnie Burton
Photos by Nicole Love & Bonnie Burton
Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actress Ashley Eckstein brought together some of today’s leading women who are movers and shakers in the various fields of sci-fi and fantasy on the “Her Universe: Shining the Spotlight on Female Fans” panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Eckstein, who Star Wars fans already know as the voice of Ahsoka Tano on The Clone Wars as well as the founder of Her Universe apparel for female fans, moderated the panel which included Jane Espenson (producer/writer, Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Warehouse 13), Melinda Snodgrass (author, The Edge series; story editor, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Erika Kennair (Director of Development and Programming, Syfy Channel), Cat Staggs (Star War artist), and Mary
Franklin (Senior Events Lead, Lucasfilm Ltd.).
Looking at science fiction through female eyes, the panel discussed what kinds of entertainment female sci-fi fans want to see more of, what strides have been made, what has been missing up till now, what kinds of merchandise female fans want to see, and what female fans can do to encourage more of all of this.
Read the full article at starwars.com You can also watch the panel in its entirety(9 parts) on Your Tube