Meet Coffee With Kenobi’s Hall of Fame Members (In alphabetical order)
About Cory Clubb
Cory Clubb (Co-Creator; Former Co-Host; Senior Designer)
Star Wars has been a passion in Cory’s life ever since he first played with his cousin’s Kenner action figures and watching the films on VHS recorded from TV. As a writer and graphic designer, he looks at the saga from storytelling, imaginative standpoint. Through discussion with fellow fans, social media, and creators, he finds it holds the power to spark inspiration and perspective, something he can pass on to his own children for a whole new generation of Star Wars fans.
In his free time, Cory enjoys writing young adult novels and spending time with his family. He also likes movies, comics, and Star Wars.
About Rob Wainfur
Rob was lucky enough to watch Star Wars for the first time way back in ’77. That viewing changed his life, craving Sci-fi, and cinema excellence ever since. He soon realized that Steven Spielberg, John Williams and of course George Lucas were the men to turn to. He felt a website celebrating their works was needed.
Working in the I.T. environment by day (he considers himself a Welsh Chief O’Brien) by night he turns to his love for all things geeky (and his wife, Rachel.) He considers it a real honour to be asked by Coffee With Kenobi to be a contributor to their consistently brilliant show.
Melinda Wolf (Former Monthly Blogger)
Melinda has been a Star Wars fan since the space fantasy burst on the scene in 1977. She can remember waiting in long lines to see the film over and over and over again. While Star Wars is one of her passions, it by no means is the only one. At a young age, Melinda knew she wanted to be a writer, which led her down the path to becoming a journalist. Now, she gets to mesh two of her passions right here!
Besides writing and Star Wars, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two grown daughters, reading, crafting, watching movies, music, and hanging out with friends and family (even those who don’t have a penchant for Star Wars. 😉 ). Truth be told, her interests are … well, too many to mention. These are some of her favorites.
Meet Coffee With Kenobi’s Podcast Friends
Do you need more Star Wars podcast content in your life? Coffee With Kenobi’s podcast friends includes Legends Library, Rebels Reactions, Star Wars Splash Page: Comics in Review, and Lattes With Leia Each podcast focusses on specific aspects of Star Wars conversation and incorporates fan feedback and interaction.
About Star Wars Splash Page: Comics in Review (Co-Hosts of Star Wars Splash Page: Comics in Review: Jeff McGee and Matt Moore)
Jeff is a corporate drone by day, but by night (and by the weekend) he pursues a variety of passions, including acting, singing, toy collecting, and podcasting. In the podcasting world, he can be heard on his own podcast network, MarvinDog Media where he hosts and produces Talking Toys with Taylor and Jeff (about your favorite childhood toys), The Pilot Episode (about your favorite television shows) and Bantha Banter: A Star Wars Chat Show (the content of which should be fairly evident by the title). He also co-hosts Star Wars Splash Page: Comics in Review with Matt Moore
Jeff has been an avid toy collector ever since he became an avid Star Wars junkie in 1980 when his brother took him to see The Empire Strikes Back for the first time. Since then, Jeff has made a habit of acquiring every Star Wars-themed item he can find and seeing the 2nd film in any trilogy before he sees the 1st. That last part has always kind of happened by accident, but he’s decided it’s now his “thing.”
Jeff prefers to find positivity and humor in everything, so you can expect his blog to have a light touch, and hopefully more than a few laughs, while also making some points that may actually make sense! Pod On, and May The Force Be With Us All!!!
Matt Moore (Comic Book Reviews)
Matt has been a part of the Star Wars mythology since seeing Episode IV at a Kentucky Drive-In, sitting on the hood of his aunt’s Dodge Dart, mouthing every line of the film as it unspooled, projected onto that enormous screen back in 1979. Granted, he was aware of it in 1977, but living in Germany never got to see it. That didn’t stop his mom from buying the Luke Skywalker and R2-D2 action figures in a small German village along the river Rhine.
Now, so many years later, he’s introduced that universe to his 8-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son.
Matt has spent 31 years working as a reporter and editor, covering events around the world. Star Wars has always been a constant. Now, he combines it, along with his lifelong love for comic books, to write about how they intertwine anew. He also discusses those titles, and more, every week with Jeff McGee on Star Wars Splash Page: Comics in Review, the podcast devoted to Star Wars comics.
Contact Matt on Twitter @Guerrillascribe
About Lattes With Leia (Co-Hosts: Amy Ratcliffe and Andrea Letamendi, Ph.D.)
Amy is a freelance pop culture reporter, drinker of coffee, and a Star Wars and Disney enthusiast. She likes inhaling Dole Whip floats, watching far too much television, and taking long walks on Main Street USA. She is the Managing Edtor of Nerdist, and contributes to StarWars.com, Comic Book Resources, and has written for outles such as IGN, Star Wars Insider magazine, and Comic Book Resources.
Contact Amy on Twitter @amy_geek
Andrea Letamendi, Ph.D.,
Drea is a licensed psychologist, educator, and public speaker. She has written about the psychological themes found in comic books, sci-fi, and fantasy for sites such as Comics Alliance, The Guardian, and The Hollywood Reporter. She co-hosts The Arkham Sessions, a weekly podcast dedicated to the psychology of Batman: The Animated Series. Her drink of choice is a double vanilla latte.
Contact Andrea on Twitter @ArkhamAsylumDoc
About Legends Library (Former Co-Host of Legends Library: Randy Therio)
Randy saw Star Wars in the theater when he was about 5 years old. He recalls,“It is the earliest memory I have of my childhood.” His passion for Star Wars has only grown since that night. Randy is the savvy veteran on the squad, having read most of the Star Wars books that have been published. So very grateful for Del Rey, who have launched this amazing galaxy of imagination far beyond the silver screen, he looks forward to every new book that is published. Randy does have his favorites and not so favorites, but you have to listen to the show for details. He encourages, “Thank you all for listing, keep reading, and MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!”
About Rebels Reactions (Co-Hosts of Resistance Reactions: Aaron Harris and David Modders, Ph.D.)
Aaron was a fan of Star Wars as a kid and like many, drifted away. Then he went to Star Wars Weekends and his life changed. Disney awakened a long lost passion and the Saga has been a huge part of his life since. Along with his bi-monthly blog, Aaron has covered Star Wars events at Disney World in Orlando for Coffee With Kenobi and is the Co-host of Resistance Reactions.
Aaron is a huge fan of the movies, The Clone Wars, and Star Wars Rebels, and is working his way through the Legends line of books, as well. He also loves playing mobile games like Uprising.
You can contact Aaron on Twitter at @taharris121079.
David Modders, Ph.D.