Star Wars Reporter was created by three friends with a passion for all things Star Wars. Steve Fitch, James Spahn and Jason Alan all met while writing for another fantasy/sci-fi fan site. Wanting to focus all their efforts on Star Wars related topics, the trio set out to create their own site, and so began Star Wars Reporter.
The name Star Wars Reporter was inspired by the celebrity news site, “The Hollywood Reporter“. The idea was to become the “Hollywood Reporter of the Star Wars universe”. Luckily, the .Com was available! Along with reporting on the latest fandom news, the goal of the founders and staff is to deliver contests, giveaways, interviews, original content, videos and the upcoming PODCAST to round out our complete coverage.
Star Wars Reporter has a diverse group of writers that include published authors, game designers, 501st Legion members, film makers and more!
We look forward to the journey and hope that you follow with us!
MEET THE FOUNDERS AND STAFF
From the moment Steve first watched Star Wars: A New Hope in the theater when he was a child, he wanted to be Luke Skywalker when he “grew up” (and STILL does!). He now shares this passion with his wife and two daughters. Steve is the Co-Founder of Star Wars Reporter and when not immersed in all things Star Wars, you can find him training in Muay Thai, Italian Rapier, all things VIKING, or spending time with family and friends. FOLLOW Steve on TWITTER: @JediSkald
James Spahn is a life-long fan of all things Star Wars. His earliest memories are of sitting on the living room floor, watching the original film on Beta Max. He is a father, husband, and writer who has done extensive freelance work in the table-top gaming industry. He is obsessed with all things related to the Jedi and a total Luke Skywalker fanboy. Follow him @ObiSpahnKenobi on Twitter.
Jason Alan is the author of Phate: The Cosmic Fairytale, the epic fantasy novel to be published on October 9th, 2015, by Oloris Publishing. Jason lives in Cape Coral, FL, and when not working, he’s seeking out new things to ramble about on the Star Wars Reporter, working on Phate’s sequels, or shredding his fingers on the guitar, which he plays for the progressive band, Mourning’s Hope. Come say hey! And Follow Jason Alan on Twitter @JasonAlanPhate
Jennifer Hayman is a wife, mom, and all around Star Wars fanatic living in Southwest Florida. Jennifer is also an active member of Rebel Legion, the “Good Guy” branch of the Star Wars costuming and charity group, the 501st. When she isn’t talking about Star Wars to anyone who will listen, Jennifer also loves racing sailboats, table top games, and crafting gifts for her friends and family.
Justin is a dad and husband who is still as obsessed with Star Wars as his wide-eyed six year old self was. IT project manager by day, family man by night – Justin often spends what little time inbetween as a Jedi with the Rebel Legion. He enjoys helping kids in any way he can through various charity events with which the costuming organization is affiliated. When he isn’t trooping with the Legion or tied up with mundane adult responsibilities, he is playing video games, reading, or brainstorming the next great Star Wars Reporter article.
Astrid Tuttle Winegar
Astrid Tuttle Winegar is the author of Cooking for Halflings & Monsters: 111 Comfy, Cozy Recipes for Fantasy-Loving Souls. She loves Middle-earth, Narnia, the Final Frontier, and many other things besides. She has a special love for the Galaxy Far, Far Away. She lives in the enchanted city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her husband. Visit her website for more information: Astrid Tuttle Winegar | Cooking for Halflings & Monsters. Staff Reporter.
One of Eric’s earliest memories is seeing The Empire Strikes Back in the theater. That was all it took to make him a fan of Star Wars for life. Whether it was devouring the old EU books and comics or binge watching Clone Wars on Netflix, he has never lost touch with the films and the world they created.Currently, he edits and ghostwrites fiction and non-fiction at Gingerman Editorial when he isn’t busily indoctrinating his six kids in the ways of the Force. Follow him on Twitter @gingermaneditor
Miriam Orr has dreamed of writing adventures to capture audiences from all walks of life since the age of five. Currently, she is pursuing the adult world as a graduate of Minnesota’s own Crown College with a Bachelor’s in Communication, if one can even begin to understand the trade. If there is one thing she has learned, it is that life never goes according to plan, so it’s best to have a plan B – and, you might as well have the rest of the alphabet planned out, too. They probably won’t go according to plan, anyway. Her passions and writing interests range from science-fiction to Christian living, but mostly consist of ridiculous action- adventure plots and film scripts. She hopes to live life according to Isaiah 6:8, found in the holy scriptures of Yahweh, and pursue Hollywood as a filmmaker and scriptwriter. You can follow her on instagram (@miriamruthorr), or through Facebook.
Eric is a 27 year old from Canada. Studied History and Japanese at the University of British Columbia, and a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Eric is a life long fan of sci-fi and fantasy, having watched his parents VHS tapes of the original Star Wars trilogy until the film was worn out. His hobbies include martial arts, blacksmithing, and playing board games.