About Us

Making Star Wars: From the Prequels to the Sequels!


Making Star Wars is a group of Star Wars enthusiasts based mainly (but not entirely) in 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.

Jason Ward | Editor-in-Chief

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 Jason Ward is the editor-in-chief and content supervisor of MakingStarWars.net.

Randy Lo Gudice | Co-host: Now, This Is Podcasting!


Randy is Editor-in-chief of 1985fm.com, resident podcast guru and co-host of Now, This Is Podcasting!

Amanda Ward | Administrator, Contibutor


Amanda Ward is a contributor and administrator of MakingStarWars.net. She’s married to Jason and mom to Luke Danger Ward.

Johnamarie Macias | Contributor, Co-host: Now, This Is Podcasting!


Johnamarie is a content contributor for MakingStarWars.net and the owner/writer of TheWookieeGunner.com

Andrew Riehle | Contributor


Andrew is a content contributor for MakingStarWars.net and owner/writer of EmpireofFett.com

Jeremy Conrad | Co-host: Now, This Is Podcasting!


Jeremy is co-editor of FuriousFanboys.com a former IGN.com editor, World of Warcraft Game Master, and Star Wars Galaxies CSR/Expert.

Mark Seyb | Music Coordinator


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.

Not only does Mark coordinate the music for Now, This is Podcasting!, he also contributes to MakingStarWars.net.

Steven Lewis | Graphic Designer


“Louie” aka “Big Lou” aka “Lou2D2″ is a Graphic Designer from Cardiff, Wales, UK. Married, with two young padawan learners.

Luke Danger | Endor Field Correspondent

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Luke brings over two months of Ewok Relations experience to Making Star Wars, and serves as our Endor field reporter.

Tracy Gardner | Contributor


Tracy is a content contributor to MakingStarWars.net and resident cosplayer.