Making Star Wars is a group of Star Wars enthusiasts based in San Francisco and Anaheim, California. Most of us have been friends for years and regularly hang out at Disneyland, repeatedly ride Star Tours, and discuss Star Wars during those nearly weekly visits. Our understanding of and enthusiasm for Star Wars is not limited to a set of films. Most of us were born at that magical point where we consider both Episodes I-III and Episodes IV-VI to be our Star Wars as we were just the right age to catch both trilogies theatrically. Now we look forward to the next chapters in the thrilling saga of the Skywalkers and the universe they inhabit (as well as their bizarre allies and enemies).
We started our first Star Wars blog in August of 2012, mostly to discuss and share behind the scenes photos, as well as our thoughts on our favorite television show, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Our Tumblr blog grew and grew until we had several thousand daily readers. Then in October 2012, when we learned the Episodes VII-IX were coming and two spin-off films were also on their way, our weekly discussions became daily. That news fanned the flames of our passion for Star Wars and we decided to begin our podcast to share our conversations and engage with other Star Wars enthusiasts.
Now, in this current age of Star Wars, with several new films on the way, our heads are about to explode with excitement. With Star Wars Rebels hitting in 2014, Episode VII hitting in 2015, and standalone spin-off films hitting in between the episodic installments, we have a lot to talk about and share with other Star Wars enthusiasts.
The MakingStarWars.net Team:
Jason Ward is a life long Star Wars fan. He is the editor-in-chief and content supervisor of MakingStarWars.net, and co-hosts and produces Now, This Is Podcasting! Jason has two children with his wife Amanda.
Admin, Contributor, First Lady
Amanda is the administrator of MakingStarWars.net. She occasionally contributes content as well as handles public relations and media inquiries for MakingStarWars.net. Amanda is married to Jason and mom to Luke Danger and the forthcoming Penny Rebel (May 2015).
Editor/Sponsorships/Content Contributor: Collectibles
Ron is an editor and marketing director for MakingStarWars.net. He loves Star Wars because it is the definitive modern day mythology and…because it has the coolest toys! Ron is still waiting for the day when engineers finally build a real lightsaber.
Randy Lo Gudice
Now, This Is Podcasting! Host and Producer
Randy is a giant Star Wars nerd. He hosts, produces and edits the MSW podcast Now, This Is Podcasting!
Content Contributor/Co-host Now, This Is Podcasting!
Johnamarie is MSW's resident New York fangirl. She contributes content for MakingStarWars.net, co-hosts Now, This Is Podcasting! and the owner/writer of TheWookieeGunner.com.
Jesse’s first memory is of seeing “Return of the Jedi” in 1983. He’s worked in television, commercial, and video production as well as dabbled in indie publishing before deciding to return to school.
Contributor/Co-host Now, This Is Podcasting!
Sal Perales is a Star Wars fan/composer/martial artist who can be found about the internets dressing up with his wife and kids as the Rogue Rebels. He really likes Star Wars. Like REALLY.
Elaine is a Star Wars fangirl, Lord of the Rings enthusiast and book lover. Elaine contributes reviews, articles and thoughts to MakingStarWars.net
Josh is a huge Star Wars fan, lightsaber owner and contributor to MakingStarWars.net. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.
Contributor/Music Coordinator Now, This Is Podcasting!
Mark has been a Star Wars fan since it first came out in 1977. Back in the days before VCRs, the only real way to relive a favorite movie was to listen to the soundtrack, which fueled his love of film music ever since. He has two kids and a wife who love him very much.
Pete is a writer, reader and lover of all things Star Wars and genre. A contributor to MakingStarWars.net, he is the editor in chief of RebelsReport.com
and the co-host of the Rebels Report, a Star Wars Rebels podcast.
Saf is a writer, photographer, and Twitter Jedi Master from New Zealand. A contributor for MakingStarWars.net, she can also be found at her own blog, FlowerCrownJedi.wordpress.com
Tracy is co-founder and contributor to ForceCult.com as well as host of their podcast.
Brian is a snazzy dude, lifelong Star Wars fan and contributor to Making Star Wars.
“Louie” aka “Big Lou” aka “Lou2D2″ is a Graphic Designer from Cardiff, Wales, UK. Married, with two young padawan learners.