Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Get To Know Princess Ten Ten at geekOUTucr

The creators of Princess Ten Ten, a gender non-conforming Princess, will speak at geekOUTucr, a free queer comic-con on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the University of California, Riverside. Chari Arespacochaga, Director of Creative Development for the Guardian Princesses, answers our questions about Princess Ten Ten.

Who is Princess Ten Ten?
Princess Ten Ten is one of the Guardian Princesses. She is Pan Asian and as she grows up, she tries to find who she truly is in the face of her kingdom’s traditions and expectations of a princess. In embracing who she is, she finds her voice and discovers that she is the Guardian of the Skies. She manages to save her kingdom from the fatal effects of air pollution.

Tell us more about the musical.

The musical is called PRINCESS TEN TEN AND THE DARK SKIES: A New Musical. In it we journey with Ten Ten as she does indeed find her voice and save our skies. This is an adaptation based on the storybook written by Prof. Setsu Shigematsu and the Guardian Princess Alliance. I am the musical’s creative director. Our book writer is Maggie Herskowitz and our composer is Jillie Mae Eddy.

How can people get involved with the Guardian Princesses project?

We have many ways for people to be involved with our projects.

If you are a UCR student, come apply to be an intern. We do a variety of fun, challenging, enriching community outreach and creative projects. You can also volunteer for he Guardian Ambassadors. Email us at 
You can get to know more about our stories at There, you can buy the books and get updated on our various projects if you join the mailing list.
Finally, if you are interested in joining the musical for its world premiere performance, get in touch with us through the website and watch out for audition announcements and calls for the creative and production team. 

Reserve your free geekOUTucr tickets now via Eventbrite.

Are you a creator who'd like to sell items or share your creations at geekOUTucr? Complete the Casual Exhibitor form now.

geekOUTucr is presented by UCR's LGBT Resource Center, Associated Students Program Board, and by 4 Color Fantasies comic bookstore.

Princess Ten Ten and the Dark Skies


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