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Fangirl Happy Hour, Episode #11 – What the Junk?!

This week on Fangirl Happy Hour, Ana and Renay discuss Lumberjanes and lament over not being able to earn Pungeon Master badges and talk about gender in comics. Then we talk about women in podcasting, how our voices have influenced how we engage in the world, and ask for podcast recommendations. Lastly, we dig into Lock In by John Scalzi, which marks Ana’s VERY FIRST Scalzi novel.

Discussion References
Speculative Fiction 2014 – Out Now!
Announcing 2016 – The Year of the Superhero

Lumberjanes; 04:00
There are spoilers for the comic in this segment.


Lumberjanes at Boom!Studios
Noelle Stevenson on Twitter @Gingerhazing
Noelle Stevenson’s website

Further reading:
Nimona is also out now! It’s adorable.

Podcasting; 21:48
“In the Male-Dominated World of Podcasts, More Women are Claiming the Mic”

We would love your podcast recommendations! Please share up to five of your favorite podcasts!

Recommendations and podcasts mentioned:

Lock In; 43:07
There are spoilers for the book in this segment.

Lock In

In Which Reveals a Thing I Did With Lock In
Scalzi’s Whatever Blog
John Scalzi on Twitter @scalzi

Further reading:
The Android’s Dream
Old Man’s War
Zoe’s Tale

Recommendations; 01:07:03
Ana: The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
Renay: Steve Rogers, PR Disaster

(Ana finally read On The Other Side of a Downward Spiral and loved it! RENAY IS VALIDATED.)

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