Episode Description: Interview from 2011. Sue from Anomaly Supplemental talks to Ahsoka Tano voice actress, Ashley Eckstein, about growing up geek, being a geek girl as an adult, and the persisting stereotypes that we face. On lighter notes, we also digressed a little bit into sharing stories of trips to Walt Disney World. Ashley also shared the story of her audition process for Ahsoka and hinted at another partnership for Her Universe that she couldn’t quite discuss yet, and some upcoming Her Universe branded merchandise.

Hi, I’m Sue. I shook hands with a World Series MVP and hugged a Star Wars actress within 20 minutes, and I am an Anomaly. I was fortunate enough to have the chance to chat with Star Wars’ Ashley Eckstein on the show floor at New York Comic Con (so it’s loud). I also got to chat with her husband, 2006 World Series MVP David Eckstein, about the MLB playoffs – but that’s not part of this podcast.

Ashley is the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the creator of Her Universe, a science-fiction inspired merchandise line (apparel, accessories, and cosmetics) exclusively for women, currently partnered with Lucasfilm and Syfy. Ashley grew up as a Disney kid and a Star Wars fan has been designing clothes since she was 10, and has a massive Alice in Wonderland collection.

You can follow Ashley (@HerUniverse) on Twitter, and check out her website as well as read her blog and shop at HerUniverse.com. And don’t forget to keep up with Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Many thanks to Ashley for taking the time to talk with me, and to David for organizing everything at con.

End theme, “The Nerd Anthem”, graciously provided by Marian Call. Follow her on Twitter, Like her on Facebook, visit her website, and buy all her music.