When I created Legion of Leia years ago, it was because I wanted to get the word out that female fans of geek entertainment and culture are legion. When I first started reporting, I was one of the only women out there doing what I did, but as I met people at conventions and on the road, it was clear (as it always had been to me) that there were female fans out there that companies were ignoring. I started the #WheresRey campaign, because I wanted to know why we weren’t seeing Rey toys in stores when The Force Awakens came out. I’ve worked really hard over the years to make sure we had a voice, and that geek women know they’re not alone.
Things have started to change in the industry after the Wonder Woman film and with Captain Marvel coming out. We have She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. We have women fronting films and TV series, and — wait for it — not just one in every show! Imagine, we get to see more than one woman in a group of men, so that one woman doesn’t have to be everything. She doesn’t have to represent every hope and dream of what we want to see in a female superhero. She can just be… human. I wanted everyone to know that this was possible, and that when you represent the world, you have better entertainment.
To that end, I have an announcement. Today Legion of Leia is moving to VitalThrills.com. You’ll still be able to find the articles we’ve done over the years at LegionofLeia.com, but going forward, we’ll be able to concentrate more on features that focus on women in geek entertainment. VitalThrills.com was started by Mirko Parlevliet, my friend and colleague, and I absolutely love the site. When choosing where to move what is, in essence, my baby, there was no other choice. VitalThrills.com keeps us all informed with news about movies, video games, TV and more, and I’m thrilled to be partnering up with the site and with Mirko.
The Legion of Leia podcast will continue as always! It will return in January with all new guests and topics, and Anastasia Washington and I are proud to be hosting the podcast at VitalThrills.com. If you are subscribed, you will continue to get alerts. If you’re not, go ahead and do so now right here! Make sure and leave us a rating and a review!
I’m really proud of what we’ve done at Legion of Leia over the years, and I’m beyond excited to see what is on the way in the future in our new home at VitalThrills.com! Join us by clicking here and let’s get geeky! May the Force be with you, always!