My name is Jason Stum – I’m the founder of TheStarWarsBlog.com and I was raised on Star Wars.
If you’re seeing this page, I can only assume that you yourself are a fellow Star Wars fan/nerd/geek, or you simply came out of light-speed too soon and landed here (damn Nav Computers!) when you we’re really looking for the latest Marvel news (and if that’s the case, this isn’t the website you’re looking for…move along…move along).
I thought it might be helpful to let you know a little about me and what my hopes and dreams are for this website.
I Was Raised on Star Wars
I was six years old the first time I saw Star Wars in 1979 (during one of its many re-releases) and I was hooked from the moment the Tantive IV flew across the movie screen being pursued by an endlessly long Star Destroyer. From then on, I was a Star Wars nerd.
As a kid, I couldn’t get enough Star Wars. My Mom enabled my Galaxy Far Far Away addiction by supplying me with what seemed to be an endless flow of Star Wars action figures and toys. Although I didn’t always get the big toys like the Millenium Falcon or the AT-AT, I did have enough vehicles and figures to stage a helluva battle scene.
When The Empire Strikes Back came out in 1980, the Force flowed through me even more. I envisioned myself as a young Luke Skywalker and spent many hours of play assuming that role in my homemade Bespin outfit.
Whether I was rescuing Princess Leia for the thousandth time or destroying the Death Star to save the galaxy (again), Luke was my guy.
For me, Return of the Jedi was the icing on the cake. I know Jedi is sometimes regarded as the least enjoyable film in the original trilogy, but it’s my favorite. Being 10 years old when it came out, I’m able to remember my first experience seeing this movie the most clearly.
To this day I can remember what it felt like to sit in that theater. To see the trilogy come full circle as Darth Vader redeems himself is an experience that’s still as fresh in my memory today as it was 30+ years ago.
What is TheStarWarsBlog.com?
I’m going to let you in on a little secret (shhhhhh). I never set out to make a website dedicated to Star Wars. It all happened quite by accident one day when I realized that TheStarWarsBlog.com domain wasn’t owned by anyone.
At first my plan was to just buy the domain name with the thought of maybe flipping it for a few dollar profit sometime down the road.
But because I was already and established blogger for both my company and my personal brand, I thought why not actually start a Star Wars blog instead?
It seemed like too good of an idea to pass up, and that’s how this website came to be.
What I Talk About
There are literally thousands of Star Wars bloggers, podcasters, YouTubers, Instagrammers and content creators out there all vying for the attention of Star Wars fans.
If there’s something Star Wars related to talk about, there’s someone out there talking about it.
Even though I’m a lifelong fan, by no means do I consider myself a Star Wars expert. I’m not a scooper, I’m not an insider, and I’m not the guy who knows every minute detail about the Star Wars Universe.
I’m simply a guy who was Raised on Star Wars, who is passionate about Star Wars and enjoys talking about Star Wars with strangers on the Internet.
I try to bring my own unique spin to the Star Wars conversation as opposed to rehashing what every other website is talking about. If I feel I can add value to the conversation, you can bet I’ll post something about it.
Join Me and Together We’ll Rule the Galaxy as Blogger and Reader
One of my goals of this website is to talk about Star Wars with people all over the world. There’s something about the Star Wars universe that binds us all together and I’m always interested in hearing how you’ve been raised on Star Wars.
If you sign up for my email list, you’ll get an email every time I publish something new. Or you can follow along with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Google+ where I share high quality Star Wars related content that I think you’ll enjoy.
If you would like to contact me via email, go ahead and drop me a line. Tell me what makes Star Wars so special to you and I just might share it with my readers here on TheStarWarsBlog.com!