WRITER | RESEARCHER 

Amy Richau

 

GUIDES &ARTICLES

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Managing Editor, Star Wars 2022 Celebration Commemorative Guide

 

In addition to editing the guide, I wrote anniversary articles about Celebration II & the release of the special editions as well as a behind-the-scenes article about Star Wars: The Bad Batch

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Star Wars Insider #201

"Radio Rebels"

A celebration of 40 years of Star Wars audio dramas. Interviews with Tom Voegeli, NPR Star Wars radio drama producer, and Nick Martorelli from Penguin Random House Audio.

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"Princesses of Alderaan"

  Interviews with six actresses who played Princess Leia over the years in different projects.

Interview with Star Wars author Charles Soule.

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There's Never a Wrong Time To Become a Star Trek Fan

Interview with Star Trek fan Johnamarie Macias as a part of StarTrek.com's on-going series celebrating the diversity of Star Trek fans.

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Researcher  Looking for Leia

Docu-Series

I worked as a researcher and appeared in the first episode of  Looking for Leia.

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Creator of the

365 Star Wars Women Project

80+ interviews of women who worked on Star Wars projects. 400+ profiles of characters.

 
 

BIO

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Hi! I’m a freelance writer, editor, and researcher.

I specialize in film and pop culture reference and history projects. My recent books have focused on bringing a character or time period to life with concise text but I also love long pieces that delve into the history of a film or project through interviews and research.

I was the Managing Editor

for the official guide for

 

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim (2022) and I'm a regular contributor to StarWars.com and Star Wars Insider. My work has also appeared on StarTrek.com and Nerdist. 

My website See Classic Films celebrates film history (I worked for several years as a film preservationist) and helps fans find their favorite films in local theaters or online.

PAST APPEARANCES

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Geek Expert

Oral History of Ahsoka Tano - Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair interviewed me in 2020 for their piece about the history and importance of the Star Wars character Ahsoka Tano.

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Podcast Guest

Women of Indiana Jones Podcast - Featured Guest

I helped the podcast Blast Points take a look at female characters and women who worked behind the scenes in Indiana Jones productions.

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Panelist

Covering Star Wars Panel - Star Wars Celebration

I spoke about the joys and challenges of writing about Star Wars as both a fan and a paid freelancer at Star Wars Celebration Chicago in 2019.

 

TESTIMONIALS & PRAISE

Amy's passion for Star Wars comes through in everything she writes and her background in research makes her an asset to any news team looking to add depth to their coverage.

KRISTIN BAVER, ASSOCIATE EDITOR,

STARWARS.COM

Amy is everything you want in a media researcher: The perfect combination of Sherlock Holmes and cat herder, meticulous and professional, calm under pressure and an asset to any team. 

ANNALISE OPHELIAN, DIRESTOR,

LOOKING FOR LEIA

Few writers I know - official or otherwise - put the level of diligence, passion, research, care, and effort into writing about Star Wars as Amy has for years.

TOM HOELER, EDITOR,

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