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Fangirl Happy Hour, Episode #45 – “Triumphant Return!”

Ana returns to the show! She and Renay discuss their recent internet and offline adventures, talk about awards, and catch up on recent media. Also, a quiz! Plus, it’s the debut of our new podcast format.

Discussion References

Fangirl Adventures; 02:15
Book Smugglers Almanac
The Indigo Mantis
Kid Dark Against the Machine
Lady Business Hugo nomination
Renay reviewed The Vagrant & My Love Story!!
Xena Recaps
Communities: Written by the Victors
Renay’s Black Wolves review
Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliott

Quiz Time!; 07:40
Fanlore
Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs

Offline Adventures; 15:05
Boaty McBoatface
Uwajimaya — the amazing market Renay loved in Portland
Portlandia

So Many Awards; 26:06
Nebula Award Winners Announced
Tiptree Award Winners & Honor List
The Lemonade Award by Nalo Hopkinson
The Gemmell Awards. VOTE BLACK WOLVES!
Sequels to Binti!
Clarke Award shortlist
Mad Max: Fury Road & Margaret Sixel

Media Consumed; 38:09

Ana
Zootopia
Bloodline S2
Ray Donovan
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Borderline by Mishell Baker
The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

Renay
Avengers Assemble
Earth Mightiest Heroes
Avengers Academy
The Obsession by Nora Roberts
The Vagrant by Peter Newman
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield + Jay Smooth: B eating the Little Hater & Return of the Little Hater (Haters Don’t Die, They Multiply)
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit + Best of TomDispatch: Rebecca Solnit, The Archipelago of Arrogance
Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
Legend by Marie Lu
Act of God by Jill Ciment
Civil War II #0
On Steve Rogers #1, Antisemitism, And Publicity Stunts
Mockingjay Part 2
Captain America Civil War
Jurassic World
The Good Dinosaur
The Fast and the Furious
Ex Machina
Spotlight

Recs; 56:05
Ana loved Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand and Renay loved My Love Story!! by Kazune Kawahara & Aruko.

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Ana is the co-editor of The Book Smugglers and Book Smugglers Publishing.

Renay is the co-editor of Lady Business.

Our cover art is by justira. Our music this week is by BoxCat Games, Pierlo. The instrumentals were produced by Chuki.