Happy 12th Birthday Lightsabre (AKA Jedi News’ Second Annual Celebration)

Just like Her Majesty The Queen, Jedi News celebrates two birthdays. Jedi News first hit the net on May 4th 2007, but with the site now being a merged site of two previously separate entities we also get to celebrate a second birthday.

Following on from a number of small sci-fi related sites that operated from 1995 to late 1998 (including The Q-Continuum, Fanta War and Wirezone), Lightsabre launched Thursday 24th June 1999 at Lightsabre.co.uk. During it’s decade online the site changed focus from a roleplay supplement site to focusing on fan fiction and eventually becoming best known for its many interviews.

While the Lightsabre name is now consigned to the hallow’d halls of lost Star Wars sites, the spirit of Lightsabre continues right here at Jedi News. Join us as we toast the 12th birthday of one of the senior members of the Star Wars online community.

Mark Newbold
Former Daily Content Manager and Program Director for Jedi News and the podcast network. Co-host RADIO 1138 and Take Cover on the Jedi News Network.