Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Star Wars Fan History Wiki needs YOU!

Most Star Wars fans by now have heard of Wookieepedia, the very content-rich wiki devoted to George Lucas's classic saga. But have you heard of the Star Wars Fan History Wiki yet? I hadn't either until editor Laura Hale passed along word of it earlier today. It has what promises to be a very entertaining scope: chronicling the history and development of the activities of Star Wars fans ever since the first film came out in 1977. It's a young wiki, but there's already lots of stuff to be learned that not even I knew before... such as how it was already rumored around 1979 that Darth Vader was Luke's father and the early rise of "adult" fan fiction.

Laura asked if I could let y'all know about this, and to feel free to contribute to this effort, especially about copyright issues (I'm thinking that right there a whole article is waiting to be written about Justin Ruspini's Star Wars website). So if you know of anything about Star Wars fandom that should be added to the database, hyperspace on over there and add your piece of saga fan lore!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Star Wars Fan History Wiki needs YOU!

Most Star Wars fans by now have heard of Wookieepedia, the very content-rich wiki devoted to George Lucas's classic saga. But have you heard of the Star Wars Fan History Wiki yet? I hadn't either until editor Laura Hale passed along word of it earlier today. It has what promises to be a very entertaining scope: chronicling the history and development of the activities of Star Wars fans ever since the first film came out in 1977. It's a young wiki, but there's already lots of stuff to be learned that not even I knew before... such as how it was already rumored around 1979 that Darth Vader was Luke's father and the early rise of "adult" fan fiction.

Laura asked if I could let y'all know about this, and to feel free to contribute to this effort, especially about copyright issues (I'm thinking that right there a whole article is waiting to be written about Justin Ruspini's Star Wars website). So if you know of anything about Star Wars fandom that should be added to the database, hyperspace on over there and add your piece of saga fan lore!