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Star Wars Fangirls Go Back to School with Inspiration

Ashley Eckstein | September 10, 2013

A new school year has started and many young Padawans are taking Star Wars to school with them. Star Wars backpacks, lunchboxes, water bottles, binders, and folders. Most of these items feature the male characters of Star Wars, leaving us fangirls to get crafty if we want something featuring female Star Wars heroines and/or villains. I got this idea from fellow fangirl Kristen, who posted this photo of her first grader’s school binder on my Her Universe Facebook page.

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Star Wars Fans Say NO to Bullying!

Ashley Eckstein | August 27, 2013

Something amazing happened within our Star Wars community in the fall of 2010. A little girl named Katie was bullied for carrying a Star Wars water bottle to school. Her mom Carrie, wrote a blog post about her daughter’s experience with being bullied. The Star Wars community immediately rallied around this little fangirl in support and Katie’s story went viral. Unanimously, we all banded together to announce to the world that bullying was not OK.

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My Schedule for Star Wars Celebration Europe!

Ashley Eckstein | July 24, 2013

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Here is my schedule for Star Wars Celebration Europe! I look forward to seeing everyone soon!

MTFBWY!

Ashley :o
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Course of the Force Day 1

Ashley Eckstein | July 10, 2013

Star Wars Fans

Right when I got to Skywalker Ranch, I saw many of my friends from the Golden Gate Garrison from the 501st Legion! Star Wars has AMAZING fans and I am honored to know so many great men and women who donate their time via the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion. These fan organizations play a huge role in bringing Course of the Force to life! They bring smiles to so many faces.

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My Photo Album from Disney’s Star Wars Weekends 2013

Ashley Eckstein | June 18, 2013

Being the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars has truly changed my life. It’s given me the opportunity to do so many amazing things, and one of the opportunities I’m most thankful for has been the chance to co-host Disney’s Star Wars Weekends, which I’ve done for the past five years. I had a blast this summer with my fellow cast mate, James Arnold Taylor, as we spent a month at Disney World meeting fans and celebrating Star Wars!

I took SO many photos and thought I would share some of my favorites. Check them out after the jump!

This was my view from the stage during the motorcade. It's amazing to look out and see a sea of Star Wars fans!

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This Is Madness! Let Ahsoka Win!

Ashley Eckstein | April 2, 2013

Let Ahsoka Win!

Wow! I am so excited that Ahsoka made it to the Sixteen Strikes Back round! Thank you to everyone who voted last week but now she REALLY needs your help because this IS madness! The fact that Ahsoka is up against Chewbacca in this March Madness competition makes me a little mad because I LOVE Chewbacca! However, after having a chance to chat with Chewbacca at WonderCon this past weekend, we brokered a deal and agreed that Ahsoka should win this one ;o)

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This Is Madness: Vote for Ahsoka Tano!

Ashley Eckstein | March 27, 2013

AHSOKA NEEDS YOUR HELP! PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND PLEASE VOTE TODAY! #VOTEAHSOKA

CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR AHSOKA!

ashleyAshley Eckstein is the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and also the founder of Her Universe, the first merchandise line made exclusively for female Star Wars fans! You can follow Ashley on Facebook and Twitter.

E-Mails Between Master & Padawan About Ahsoka’s Decision

Ashley Eckstein | March 6, 2013

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By now, I’m sure you’ve all had a chance to digest what happened in the Season Five finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It was very emotional and like I teased all season long, I’m sure you now have more questions than answers about what happened and what’s going to happen next.

Imagine being in my position, having to keep this a secret for so long! The suspense has been killing me! We recorded these last four episodes a year ago and I was definitely shocked when Dave Filoni told me that Ahsoka was going to walk away from the Jedi Order. It took me awhile to digest this news and I clearly remember, like it was yesterday, when it finally hit me that Ahsoka’s life and my life was changing forever. Dave Filoni sent me an email about recording the final scene with Matt Lanter. The word “final” hit me like a ton of bricks. We’ve been recording The Clone Wars for seven years now. I’ve grown extremely fond of my time in the recording studio, especially getting to record the scenes between Anakin and Ahsoka with Matt. They had become routine, commonplace and when I realized that the final scene of the season was the final scene with Ahsoka and Anakin, it broke my heart. I wasn’t sure if I was ready for that change.

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You Are the C-3PO to My R2-D2…

Ashley Eckstein | February 14, 2013

Star Wars Valentine's Tee

We released this new Star Wars by Her Universe quote tee just in time for Valentine’s Day. No, this is not a shameless plug for our new shirt…it’s my hope for all of us this Valentine’s week. I hope that each one of you has a Valentine in your life, someone you love. It could be your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, best friend, mom, dad, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, cousin, neighbor, co-worker…I think you get the point. Valentine’s Day is not just a romantic holiday, but a holiday to show someone in a completely platonic way, how much you care and how much they mean to you.

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Join Us Saturday, Feb. 2 for The Clone Wars Google+ Hangout!

Ashley Eckstein | February 1, 2013

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I don’t know about you, but I am LOVING the Darth Maul episodes and you are in for an amazing and dramatic finale this Saturday! The fun doesn’t stop with the episode though: make sure to join us afterwards for our first ever Google+ Hangout! At 10:30 a.m. PST come and join me, Matt Lanter, Sam Witwer, and Dave Filoni for a special Q&A moderated by Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo and Hollywood.com’s Christian Blauvelt! We are going to chat about Darth Maul, the season finale arc which involves Anakin and Ahsoka, and we’ll answer YOUR questions! Things are about to get CRAZY on The Clone Wars and this is your chance to ask questions and maybe get some hints… :o

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