Name of the Fangirl
What is her fangirl interest?
Tracy’s main focus is Star Wars and its Expanded Universe. Her website Club Jade’s namesake, Mara Jade, is one of her favorites. In recent years she’s been mostly reading to keep up with Luke and Ben Skywalker. Tracy told me, “I’m looking forward to seeing what the sequel trilogy does with the galaxy!”
She enjoys plenty of things in a more casual fashion. By nature a reader, she tries to keep up with a lot of sci-fi and fantasy. Her recent favorite authors include James S.A. Corey/Daniel Abraham and N. K. Jemisin, but she likes to spread the word on an old favorite space opera series – the Mageworlds books by Debra Doyle and James D. MacDonald. Tracy says, “I really need to blog about those books, they’re right up the same alley as Star Wars.”
On TV, she got into A Song of Ice And Fire on the ground floor, so of course she watches Game of Thrones and just got into Doctor Who this summer. Tracy watched six seasons of the recent version in a matter of weeks. She grew up watching Star Trek (the original series and The Next Generation), Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and Battlestar Galactica.
Why did you decide to shine the spotlight on this fangirl?
Tracy has one of the longstanding active blogs for Star Wars fans. Her focus is the Expanded Universe, but she has a great understanding of the fandom and the history of the franchise. Her experience covering the unfolding Prequel Trilogy previously gives her special insight in to what fans might expect with the upcoming Sequel Trilogy. She catches the news quickly and compiles it each day, which is why so many fans turn to Club Jade for their news. When Tracy writes an opinion piece, it’s always well said and spot on to the issues facing fandom.
I have the highest regard for what she has accomplished as a fan.
How does this fangirl express her fandom?
Tracy says, “Outside of online and conventions, I don’t really advertise my fandom or do too much. I did start attending local FanForce meetings about a year ago, but there are only one or two other women in the group. Hopefully that changes with the new movies.”
What is her favorite quote or personal motto?
“In space, no one can hear you LOL.”
What is her favorite fangirl item that she cannot live without?
Tracy has to have her iPhone. “Gotta have access to Twitter!”
Where can we follow her online?
Club Jade: www.clubjade.net
Twitter: https://twitter.com/clubjade and https://twitter.com/duncatra
Tumblr: http://clubjade.tumblr.com/ and http://duncatra.tumblr.com/