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Welcome to Dork Side of the Force, the Star Wars news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Dork Side of the Force is dedicated to providing top-notch Star Wars news, views, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Meet the Team

Hope Mullinax,Site Expert

Hope is Dork Side of the Force's Site Expert. She holds a deep love of Star Wars animation after seeing The Clone Wars movie in theaters, which made her a fan. She's always been interested with fandom history, studying trends and writing fanfiction for fun. She loves Star Wars books and comics, especially the High Republic, which she got her first taste of when she managed a comic book store for years. She is also the animation staff writer for The Geeky Waffle, a contributor to Wealth of Geeks, and a news writer for Collider. When not writing, she rolls dice on For Light and Dice, a Star Wars TTRPG podcast.

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Meg Dowell,Contributor

Meg is Dork Side of the Force's Site Expert, a FanSided contributor, Star Wars enthusiast, and book reviewer. She works full-time as a journalist and hosts Now This Is Lit: A Star Wars Books Podcast, where she interviews publishing professionals and facilitates book discussions. Meg also writes Star Wars articles for CBR. She can be reached at megdowell21@gmail.com.

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Mehwish Mahmood,Contributor

Mehwish has been a Contributor at "Dork Side of the Force" since January 2023. As a fan since the prequels, she has a lot to say about Star Wars. She's glad to have a place to say it. Her love for the franchise has grown over the past few years thanks to all the wonderful live-action and animated series, and her job is to express that love through a medium she's most passionate about which is writing! Mehwish's favorite Star Wars characters are Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, Din Djarin, Grogu, Jyn Erso, and Cassian Andor. Her favorite Star Wars movies are ROTS, Rogue One, and ESB, and her favorite series is The Mandalorian.

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Eric Clayton,Contributor

Eric A. Clayton writes spiritual nonfiction, speculative fiction and very often about Star Wars. He is the award-winning author of "Cannonball Moments," a book on storytelling and spirituality. His next book, "My Life with the Jedi: The Spirituality of Star Wars," is due out in February 2024. Follow his writing at ericclaytonwrites.com.

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Matthew Rudoy,Contributor

Matthew Rudoy is a freelance writer who loves to write about his favorite movies and TV shows. FanSided provides an incredible medium to unpack the best that film and television have to offer. Before becoming a contributor for FanSided Entertainment and Dork Side of the Force, Matthew was a Verified Creator for Movie Pilot. In addition to contributing to FanSided sites, he is also a list writer for Screen Rant. He has previously self-published two fantasy/sci-fi novels CORRUPTION and DESTRUCTION. While his favorite movies and TV shows tend to also fall in the fantasy and sci-fi genres, he enjoys and is open to anything that provides an engaging story and strong character development. In-depth world-building is always a bonus as well. Matthew is grateful for the opportunity to write for FanSided and looks forward to continue contributing.

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Tim Beisiegel,Contributor

Life long Star Wars fan and host of The FSF PopCast. I talk to people like Sam Witwer, Wil Wheaton, Emily Swallow, Armin Shimerman and others about their work in SciFi, Fantasy and Pop Culture. And when not doing that, spending time with my family or playing some XBox, I like to write nerdy stuff for you to read.

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Ben Winnell,Contributor

Melbourne based entertainment writer and contributor at FanSided

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Aidan Burns,Contributor

Just a broke college kid trying to make his voice heard.

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Sean Kelleher,Contributor

Sean (aka Obi-Sean) has been a Star Wars fan ever since the mid-90's when his Dad first showed him the original VHS box set! Growing up a prequel kid, he'll never forget his 1st time seeing Maul's double-sided lightsaber, Yoda's insane acrobatics, or that duel on Mustafar. Since then his fandom has expanded to now include a number of comics and books, with The High Republic being a particular era of interest. Outside of the shows, movies, and books he loves building a LEGO set (or twelve) and you can find him talkin' shop with Jedi John on The Force Dyad Podcast (www.forcedyadpod.com). He is excited to be a contributor to the Dork Side of the Force team and can't wait to share his Star Wars thoughts with you!

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Joel Leonard,Contributor

We can talk about Star Wars all day. Everyday.

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Steve Long,Contributor

Steve is a life long fan of Star Wars and a freelance writer. He is also a fan of punk rock, cats, and coffee. Besides being a contributor to Dork Side of the Force, he is also the host of a podcast/livestream called ‘Rebel Rock Radio’ that you can catch on YouTube and most audio platforms. When he isn’t writing or talking about nerd stuff on his podcast, he sings for a punk band called Get Fired.

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Brianna Alers,Contributor

Brianna is a student at Colorado State University. One day, she hopes to become a doctor, but until then, she obsesses about Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Ian Walter,Contributor

Ian is a movie/series review writer and podcaster who loves talking about movies/TV - with a propensity for the following franchises: Star Wars, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter etc. Greatest Villains of all time: Darth Vader & Dr. Doom

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Chelsea Zukowski,Contributor

Chelsea is a writer and historian who geeks out about all things Star Wars, science fiction and fantasy when she's not writing about theme parks or teaching journalism at the University of South Florida. A longtime news and features reporter, she's worked at the Tampa Bay Times and WTSP, and as a freelancer has had bylines in Creative Loafing, Supercluster, Attractions Magazine and Looper. She also runs a Bookstagram account where she mostly shares shelfies of her growing Star Wars book collection.

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