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Fangirl Happy Hour, Episode 1 “Brimming with Emotions”

This week on Fangirl Happy Hour, Renay and Ana join up for the first episode. It’s 2015; what media are we looking forward to in the coming year? Then, Serial, the podcast everyone was talking about in 2014. How did we feel coming away from this hugely contentious piece of journalism? Was it only reporting or was it entertainment, too? Lastly, Marvel’s Agent Carter: did it live up to our huge hopes and dreams?

Discussion references:

Anticipated Books, TV, Movies, etc of 2015

The Fifth Season Gone Crazy in Alabama

Ana’s list
The Black Wolves by Kate Elliott
Pitch Perfect 2
Avatar The Last Airbender’s Smoke and Shadow
The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu
Mad Men Finale
Saga Press Books: Persona by Genevieve Valentine + Grace of Kings by Ken Liu
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
2015 Hugo Awards

Renay’s list
Court of Fives by Kate Elliott
The Labyrinth of Flame by Courtney Schafer
Nemesis Games by James S.A. Corey
The Expanse (TV)
The Heat 2
The Martian
The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
Inside Out (Pixar)
Avengers: Age of Ultron

Other References
Episode 210: Genevieve Valentine and all the things
Avengers: Age of Ultron (and Emotions) Trailer Response

Serial Podcast


Serial’s website
Split the Moon – Rabia Chaudry’s blog
The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling by Ted Chiang

Agent Carter

Agent Carter

Official website
Gavia Baker Whitelaw’s post on costume design
Hayley Atwell on Twitter


Ana: The Legend of Korra + Show creator’s essay about the finale
Renay: The Heart Wants What It Wants by [personal profile] talitha78 (also available on tumblr)

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

Renay is a co-editor of Lady Business.