Marc Zachacki

    Contributor (Jedi News)

    Marc was born in 1985, so his first experience of the original trilogy was on VHS. Being such a young age his dad would have to read the opening crawl to him, Marc continues the tradition of the reading it aloud in the ìepic movie voiceî to this day.  Even though he was terrified of the rancor and the evil Emperor Palpatine he fell in love with everything Star Wars. In 1997 he finally was able to experience the films on the big screen with the release of the special editions and a few years later the prequel trilogy.  The Phantom Menace introduced him to two new ways of enjoying Star Wars, Novels and videogames, his two favorite parts of the franchise today. Videogames really give him the chance to become a part of the story, to be the Jedi, or in his case the Sith. While other things come and go in life, to him Star Wars has been there throughout the years.  While being an only child, Marc is very happy to be a part of JediNews, since he has found so many brothers and sisters in the force.

    Marc lives in the Chicago land area and helps run a family owned paper recycling company. For 13 years he worked at different haunted houses doing construction, make-up, acting and actor training.  While working at the haunt he met his wife who also worked there.

    Besides Star Wars his other passions include the Chicago Blackhawks, professional wrestling, reading and playing all different types of video games. Marc has a very large family who he enjoys spending a lot of his free time with.

    Brian is an obsessive collector of Star Wars books, comics, and magazines. With a collection extending into the tens of thousands, he is obsessed by variants, and the more obscure a publication the better! Brian was the Literature Editor for Jedi News, and was also host of the podcast Take Cover on the Jedi News Network until August 2017. Brian stepped down from Jedi News in August 2017 for personal reasons. At the end of October 2017 he was part of the team that launched Fantha Tracks.