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  • #WheresRey – Hasbro, Target, Are We Really Going to Start Star Wars This Way? – from Legion of Leia

    #WheresRey – Hasbro, Target, Are We Really Going to Start Star Wars This Way? – from Legion of Leia

    ~Jenna Busch / Legion of Leia I spent this weekend shopping for an overseas trip, but as I do in any store, I always migrate over to the toy section. Especially since the new toys for Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out. There is too much empty space on my desk (some might argue that this is absolutely not true, but you can clearly see a few inches) and I must fill it with toys. Well, this weekend I hit Target […]

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  • Gendering of Toys: Want to Participate in a Research Study?

    Gendering of Toys: Want to Participate in a Research Study?

    Our amazing pals over at Legion of Leia need your help! Read the following and participate in a study on the gendering of toys! *********** ~from Jenna Busch Hey Legion! Our very own Dr. Janina Scarlet is doing a research study on the “opinions of the public regarding the availability and gender separation of toys and merchandise, particularly of heroes and characters in popular culture.” She’d love your participation. After the #WheresGamora and #WheresNatasha campaigns, some stores decided not to separate toys by […]

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  • The Very First Legion of Leia Podcast Is Here!

    The Very First Legion of Leia Podcast Is Here!

    ~Jenna Busch Welcome to the very first Legion of Leia Podcast! I’m so excited to get this going! Each week, myself and Legion contributors Sabina Ibarra and Anastasia Washington will take on all the geek news, invite special guests and generally nerd out. This week we’re taking on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, ageism in Hollywood (ahem, Marissa Tomei as Aunt May in Spider-Man), kick ass women in film, not-so-kick-ass characters and what went wrong and lots more. We’ll be on iTunes soon, but I’d […]

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  • ICON-O-CLASH 2015: Princess Leia Wins! Breakdown from LEGION OF LEIA

    ICON-O-CLASH 2015: Princess Leia Wins! Breakdown from LEGION OF LEIA

    ~Jenna Busch / Legion of Leia ICON-O-CLASH 2015 was a crazy ride this year! We started out with 64 amazing female characters and you voted for your favorites in a seeded tournament. Wonder Woman and Buffy got knocked out early, which was a shock. The Game of Thrones ladies held strong, but lost when Katee Sackhoff tweeted about voting for Starbuck and got the Battlestar Galactica fans all riled up. Ripley from Alien stayed on, almost until the end, but Starbuck and […]

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  • ICON-O-CLASH 2015 FINAL FOUR

    ICON-O-CLASH 2015 FINAL FOUR

    ****************************** UPDATE: THE BATTLE IS OVER! FIND OUT WHO WON, HERE! ****************************** WELCOME TO FINAL FOUR OF THE GEEK GIRL AUTHORITY/LEGION OF LEIA ICON-O-CLASH 2015 TOURNAMENT! VOTE NOW AND HELP US CROWN THE RULER SUPREME OF GENRE EVERYTHING AT OUR PANEL AT WIZARD WORLD! ICON-O-CLASH 2015 has just been insane – in the best of ways. In the Sweet Sixteen, The Browncoats mobilized. Boy, did they ever! In the Elite Eight, they doubled their forces! Now, they have two of their own going up […]

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  • ICON-O-CLASH 2015 ELITE EIGHT

    ICON-O-CLASH 2015 ELITE EIGHT

     ********************************* UPDATE: WE’VE MOVED ON TO THE FINAL FOUR! CLICK HERE TO VOTE!!!  ********************************* WELCOME TO ELITE EIGHT OF THE GEEK GIRL AUTHORITY/ LEGION OF LEIA ICON-O-CLASH 2015 TOURNAMENT! VOTE NOW AND HELP US CROWN THE RULER SUPREME OF GENRE EVERYTHING AT OUR PANEL AT WIZARD WORLD! NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF WHEDON! The above statement is what we learned today when the ICON-O-CLASH 2015 Sweet Sixteen round ended (see the results here). Battlestar Galactica heroines were killing it all day long. Starbuck and President Laura […]

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  • DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Launch ‘DC Super Hero Girls’ from LEGION OF LEIA

    DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Launch ‘DC Super Hero Girls’ from LEGION OF LEIA

    ~Jenna Busch / Legion of Leia DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. are about to launch a new initiative called “DC Super Hero Girls,” a universe designed specifically for young women. “DC Super Hero Girls” will give us a look at female superheroes and super-villains including Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumble Bee, Poison Ivy and Katana, “prior to discovering their full super power potential.” The initiative will see these characters as teenagers in a new line of products. The […]

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  • ICON-O-CLASH 2015 SWEET SIXTEEN!

    ICON-O-CLASH 2015 SWEET SIXTEEN!

     ********************************* UPDATE: WE’VE MOVED ON TO THE ELITE EIGHT! CLICK HERE TO VOTE!!!  ********************************* WELCOME TO SWEET SIXTEEN OF THE GEEK GIRL AUTHORITY/ LEGION OF LEIA ICON-O-CLASH 2015 TOURNAMENT! VOTE NOW AND HELP US CROWN THE RULER SUPREME OF GENRE EVERYTHING AT OUR PANEL AT WIZARD WORLD! We are down to 16 amazing female characters in ICON-O-CLASH that have all touched our geeky souls in one way or another. This last Round of 32 was a NAIL BITER! Ellen Ripley hung on by a […]

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  • ICON-O-CLASH 2015 ROUND TWO – VOTE NOW!

    ICON-O-CLASH 2015 ROUND TWO – VOTE NOW!

     ********************************* UPDATE: WE’VE MOVED ON TO THE SWEET SIXTEEN! CLICK HERE TO VOTE!!!  *********************************   WELCOME TO ROUND TWO OF THE GEEK GIRL AUTHORITY /LEGION OF LEIA ICON-O-CLASH TOURNAMENT! VOTE NOW IN THE ROUND OF 32 AND HELP US CROWN THE RULER SUPREME OF GENRE EVERYTHING!!! We just completed the Round of 64 and well, I’ll just say that there were some MAJOR UPSETS. Kitty Pryde, Michonne, Barbara Gordon and SARAH FREAKING CONNOR didn’t make it to the next round! We learned that EVERYONE LOVES MINERVA […]

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  • ICON-O-CLASH 2015 IS HERE! Vote for Your Fave Sci-Fi Female Now!

    ICON-O-CLASH 2015 IS HERE! Vote for Your Fave Sci-Fi Female Now!

    WE WANT YOUR VOTES FOR THE BEST FEMALE GENRE CHARACTER! VOTE BELOW IN ALL 9 BOXES! ********************************* UPDATE: WE’VE MOVED ON TO THE ROUND OF 32! CLICK HERE TO VOTE!!! ********************************* In October 2014, Geek Girl Authority and Legion of Leia super teamed-up and presented Icon-o-clash 2014 to Stan Lee’s Comikaze and the masses! It was such a HUGE hit that we are super teaming-up again for Icon-o-clash 2015: The Final Femme but this time at Wizard World! GGA and LOL are heading to […]

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  • CONSTANTINE RECAP AND REVIEW: QUID PRO QUO from Legion of Leia

    CONSTANTINE RECAP AND REVIEW: QUID PRO QUO from Legion of Leia

    by Melissa Molina NBC’s Constantine has given a fair share of time shining the spotlight on supporting characters Chas (Charles Halford) and Zed (Angélica Celaya). As the season continues on, viewers are able to get to know the two a little bitter, but those unfamiliar with the DC comics aren’t entirely sure as to why Chas has the power to recover from any injury inflicted on him. How does that work? In “Quid Pro Quo,” the show gives viewers a […]

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  • ORPHAN BLACK’S TATIANA MASLANY AND MORE TESTING FOR STAR WARS STANDALONE FILM from LEGION OF LEIA

    ORPHAN BLACK’S TATIANA MASLANY AND MORE TESTING FOR STAR WARS STANDALONE FILM from LEGION OF LEIA

    January 21, 2015 by Jenna Busch Could the universe align in such a way that we see the amazing Tatiana Maslany from Orphan Black appear in a standalone Star Wars film? It’s possible! Maslany, along with Girl With the Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara, her sister and House of Cards star Kate Mara as well as Oscar nominee Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) have tested for one of the films, according to THR and Variety. The ladies have been testing for the Star Wars film […]

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  • HELP HER UNIVERSE FOUNDER’S HUSBAND DAVID ECKSTEIN RAISE $40,000 FOR ORGAN DONATION

    HELP HER UNIVERSE FOUNDER’S HUSBAND DAVID ECKSTEIN RAISE $40,000 FOR ORGAN DONATION

     by Jenna Busch We love Ashley Eckstein over here at Legion of Leia. She’s the founder of Her Universe, which celebrates fangirls and brings us geek clothes for women and girls. She was also the voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Today, however, we’re talking about her husband, Major League veteran David Eckstein and something wonderful that he’s doing for his 40th birthday. David was one of MLB’s most successful shortstops and second basemen. He was […]

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  • CONSTANTINE RECAP AND REVIEW: ‘THE SAINT OF LAST RESORTS – PART 2′ from LEGION OF LEIA

    CONSTANTINE RECAP AND REVIEW: ‘THE SAINT OF LAST RESORTS – PART 2′ from LEGION OF LEIA

    The midseason break that viewers had to go through until they got another episode of Constantine felt a lot longer than it needed to be. Maybe in the end it was worth it, because the special effects in this particular episode are one of the many highlights of this series. Constantine is definitely a show that more people should start watching, and the ratings boost for the previous episode is a good indication that TV viewers are starting to wise up […]

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  • AGENT CARTER RECAP AND REVIEW, EPISODE 3 – ‘TIME AND TIDE from LEGION OF LEIA

    AGENT CARTER RECAP AND REVIEW, EPISODE 3 – ‘TIME AND TIDE from LEGION OF LEIA

    Legion contributor Christina Janke is recapping and reviewing Agent Carter for us this season. Follow her on Twitter @IntrotoGeek! After a strong, action-packed premiere, “Time and Tide” slows things down a bit to put more strain on Peggy’s work and social life, as well as focus more on characterization than fights and explosions…er, implosions. Being thrust into being a double agent by Howard Stark, Peggy has to fight a new war on two fronts: one against a mysterious entity only known as Leviathan and […]

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