April 2012

Legendary Women, Inc. Is Coming to Philadelphia Wizard World Con 2012

Please come out and visit our table. We'll be at the Philadelphia Wizard World Convention from May 31- June 3rd. I'd we're very excited to be working again with our friends at Moving Creations, Inc.  and raising money at our table for a good cause. Oh, and here's a few of the people coming...

Sitting Down with Deborah Stanish of Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them

We were fortunate not only to have a prize given to us from Deborah Stanish of this compendium of Whedon fan essays but also to sit down with her to talk about her fandom experiences, what's good and bad about the Jossverse, and why there's always, despite its flaws, things to love about the universes of Joss Whedon.

1) Gotta ask, what exactly does the term "Whedonista" mean and how did you settle on it.

Christopher Golden, Co-Author of the First Buffy Novel, Interview

Christopher Golden is a critically acclaimed and bestselling author of a range of work from books to comics, including The Ghosts of Albion with Amber Benson (Tara on Buffy) and The Secret Journeys of Jack London. He has also written many Buffy and Angel novels and comics and is the co-author of the first Buffy novel, Halloween Rain with Nancy Holder.

Buffy Season Three: A Feminist Perspective

Today we explore the third season of Buffy. It's a year that found huge growth for the slayer. She and Angel eventually broke up, she graduated high school, got a new Watcher, and also encountered a reflection of her dark side with Faith Lehane, another slayer called after Kendra's death. So how did this season fare when compared to previous seasons on the feminist scale?

Duke Students Ask "Who Needs Feminism?"

The women of Duke University's class Women in the Public Sphere, as taught by Professor Rachel Seidman, created an unusual social media project. While they did post an actual poster explaining who needs feminism and why, the class also used social media in this campaign to bring awareness to a college campus about feminist issues. They're employing traditional methods and the new media of Facebook and Tumblr to spread the word from Duke to all over the world. Recently, two of those students, Ms. Sarah Kendrick and Ms.

Total for The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Fundraiser REVEALED!

It's been a while, but we can finally announce the grand total for our charity drive. This was a great experience and we at Legendary Women, Inc. loved working with the Sweet Forum and could never have gotten this far without support from Lana and Chloe fans alike! So without further adieu...

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Breaking News: SPARK Summit Gets Meeting Tomorrow with Lego

A couple months ago in my Women and Psychology column, I talked about the debate ongoing over the Lego Friends line marketed to girls and if toys needed to be divided so sharply between girls and boys. Currently, SPARK Summit and representatives from the Women's Media Center are going to be meeting tomorrow with Lego after their petition against the girl-themed "Lego Friends" line reached over 50, 000 signatures. More from them below!

 

LEGO BOARD TO MEET WITH GIRLS CAMPAIGNING AGAINST ‘SEXIST’ TOY LINE IN NYC 

Exclusive Interview: Buffy Writer Jane Espenson Talks Tough TV Heroines

If you’ve been watching television in the last 15 years, there’s a good chance Jane Espenson has written for your favorite show. She might even have written your favorite episode. This is especially true if you're a big fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, where Espenson was a writer and producer for much of the show's run.

Valerie Frankel, Author of Buffy and the Heroine's Journey, Interview

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Valerie Estelle Frankel has won a Dream Realm Award, an Indie Excellence Award, and a USA Book News National Best Book Award for her Harry Potter parodies. She is the author of five new and forthcoming books on pop culture: From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine’s Journey in Myth and Legend, Katniss the Cattail: An Unauthorized Guide to Names and Symbols in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, Teaching with Harry Potter, Harry Potter: Still Recruiting, and Buffy and the Heroine’s Journey. She lives in Sunnyvale, California, which is apparently a real place.

A Look at the Fantas_Magoria Livejournal Buffy and Angel Fanworks Community

We sat down with Rebcake, one of the moderators of the fantas_magoria community on livejournal to talk about Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, their legacy, and why even after almost a decade off the air, people love doing fanart and fanfiction for these programs. 

1)    What can you tell us about yourself and how you became interested in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel the Series?

Nancy Holder, Co-Author of the First Buffy Novel, Interview

 

Nancy Holder is a New York Times Bestselling author and co-author of the first Buffy, The Vampire Slayer novel, Halloween Rain, with Christopher Golden. She recently took some time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions for Legendary Women for our Buffy-themed month. 

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What was your first thought when you heard/read the words: Buffy, The Vampire Slayer?

Passing the Bechdel Test - An Interview with the Bitch Pack

A group of female film makers have come together to test this years' film scripts to see how many have relevant conversations among women. They've already worked to evaluate the films nominated for best picture and screenplay for the 2012 Oscars and found surprising (or maybe not so much considering the make up the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) results about how realistically women in film converse with each other.