Tosche Station Radio #12: Fandom Nod

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Fan creations are the on the minds of the hosts this week.

Before getting into the show, Nanci and Brian announce that the Tosche Station blog is having a giveaway contest to celebrate going live. You can win one of two copies of the Essential Guide to Warfare! Details here, enter in both places to double your odds. Be sure to also check out the news, reviews, and columns at the new site.

In Fixer’s Flash, Nanci went and saw Titanic in 3D and said it’s the best post-conversion 3D film out there. Of course, Brian’s a little more excited about the Prometheus trailer that showed before the movie started. Nanci is also (re)reading The Seasons of Passage and heartily recommends it. She also wrote a guest post over at Club Jade talking about fan fiction, a topic we’ll be visiting in today’s episode. In preparation for the Avengers next month, Brian has begun his Marvel films re-watch. More importantly, baseball season is back and he can geek out over advanced statistics! But something that will actually interest most listeners, Brian’s also posted the first part of his Fate of the Jedi series review over at the blog.

Over in Deak’s Dirt, Nanci talks about the guests expected to attend Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood studios. Star Wars Books announced that there’s going to be a third Essential Guide to Characters in the future and are outlining it as we speak. In more adorable news, Jeffrey Brown’s Darth Vader and Son is due out on May 4th. Ashley Eckstein also teased that she’ll be revealing some new merchandise on the same day.

Camie’s Concerns this week revisits the topic of fan fiction and aims to tackle misconceptions about it. With the release of 50 Shades of Grey, media attention has focused on small aspects of fanfic and Brian and Nanci want to set the record straight. They discuss a great article by Lev Grossman at Time Entertainment that discusses the importance of fan fiction both to fans and the fandom itself. Both the hosts discuss what draws them into fan fiction, why they write it, and how they’ve benefitted from it.

The hosts then answer some questions from listeners. Remember, you can ask the hosts anything and they might answer it on a future podcast! Send us a tweet or leave us a message on Facebook.

Finally in Wormie’s Works, Nanci highlights an NJO-era alternate universe fic featuring Luke, Mara, and Ben. Brian links to a light-hearted Wedge Antilles and Wes Janson fic.

Nanci’s pick for fanwork of the week: Lightsaber and Lullabies by Jedi-2B

Brian’s pick for fanwork of the week: Crack Shots by Otayoni

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Nanci is a news and column writer at EUCantina and co-founder of You can find her on Twitter with the handle @Nancipants

Brian is the co-founder of and one of the site’s staff writers. You can find him on Twitter with the handle @LaneWinree