- Tricia Barr owner of FanGirl Cantina and writes
- Linda Hansen-Raj a writer for FanGirl Cantina
- Joanne Perrault artist
- Ashley Eckstein actress and voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and owner of Her Universe
- Joao Stinson of The Galaxy Drift blog in memorial of his wife, Racheal Ambrose-Stinson
They talked about who their favorite female characters were:
Princess Leia with the buns.
Mostly Expanded Universe characters.
But because of Ashley Eckstein her characters aside from Princess Leia and Ahsoka Tano was Asajj Ventress. She really likes her!
With that, I got a pic with the women on the Star Wars panel!
A question raised by another audience member was about Padme Amidala – how did she just die not having the will to live? video of Basically it all boiled down to the character being stressed.
So there is a future for strong female characters in Star Wars, how it will pan out? Who knows. Strong female writers, fans who will view the televisions shows and movies, and action on all our parts! What do we want? Let’s go and unleash our inner fandom!
At SWAG 77, we launched our Asajj Ventress Facebook Character page in 2011. She originally was played as a Nightsister. Ventress was born a witch from the planet Dathomir, but was given up by her mother to save the clan. She was made a slave. When her master was killed, she was handed over to a Jedi, where she began her training. Then her master died, distraught, she left them and began fighting as a warrior in barbaric competitions.
Later, she joined Count Dooku and served him as a Dark Acolyte. She fought in the Clone Wars and would become a rival of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Then Count Dooku betrayed her and she returned to her home planet, Dathomir to her Nightsisters. The leader of the clan, Mother Talzin helped her get revenge. But attempts failed causing the Nightsister clan to be wiped out by Count Dooku and General Grievous.
When Darth Maul returned she aided her old rival, Master Kenobi to escape the Sith Lord.
SWAG 77 note:
Asajj Ventress will be a featured character at the SWAG 77 Fan Table at Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Celebration 6