Big News – Jedi News and Lightsabre Merge!

BURNTWOOD, ENGLAND AND ORLANDO, FLORIDA – USA – THURSDAY 12TH AUGUST 2010 – James Burns, Adam Lamping and Mark Newbold are proud to announce the merger of the UK’s two premier Star Wars sites, Lightsabre and Jedi News.

Announced at Star Wars Celebration V by James Burns, covering the event for Jedi News, the merger is just the start of a detailed plan laid out by James and former Lightsabre editor-in-chief Mark Newbold due to roll out over the next year.  Mark continues “I’m hugely excited to be integrating a decade of Lightsabre content across to Jedi News.  James and Adam have built Jedi News from a cold start in May 2007 to quickly become the UK’s biggest Star Wars fan site and the Lightsabre team are thrilled to be joining forces and making Jedi News not only a UK force to be reckoned with but a worldwide force for Star Wars fans.”

James adds “It’s great to be incorporating a decade of Lightsabre content to Jedi News as well as welcoming on board Mark and the existing Lightsabre team.  Lightsabre had become the best place for Star Wars interviews as well as original fan fiction and these new additions fit perfectly within Jedi News.  We look forward to a bigger Jedi News team which is able to do more for fans around the world especially in the UK”.

In the next few days Jedi News shall incorporate the Lightsabre logo, to formally acknowledge the merger of the two sites.  Over the following months, Mark and the Lightsabre team shall be working alongside James and the Jedi News team to add both old and new content to a newly constructed site, scheduled to launch May 2011.  The merged site will be called Jedi News.

About the Team: –

James Burns is the co-owner of Jedi News and has a decade of online experience.  James and co-owner Adam Lamping (www.jedinews.ca) built Jedi News from its initial launch on May 4th 2007 at Celebration Europe to a site reaching 120,000 unique users per month.  James also writes for the Official Star Wars magazine Star Wars Insider.

Mark Newbold launched Lightsabre back in June 1999 and has over a decade of experience as site editor and site runner. Mark has interviewed over 150 stars and fans of the saga and is proud to bring a decade of Lightsabre content across to Jedi News.  Mark also writes for the Official Star Wars magazine Star Wars Insider.

James is an active member of the Star Wars collecting community, and is the Brand Director for Jedi News. James is also the host of the Star Wars Collectors Cast, and co-host of RADIO 1138 on the Jedi News Network.