James Burns

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James Burns is the co-owner of the UK's premier Star Wars website Jedi News, which he launched in May 2007 and runs today with former owner Mark Newbold And staff writers Brian Cameron, Matthew Booker, Zachary Thorogood and terresa Delgado

At Celebration V in 2010 The ForceCast's Jimmy Mac and Jason Swank put James together with former Rebel Scum writer Dan Curto for a new ForceCast podcast, the Collector's Edition. From September 2010 and for 18 months James co-hosted the show alongside Curto. The last of almost 30 shows as part of the ForceCast network was broadcast in early March 2012 and featured news from February 2012's US Toy Fair. On April 1st 2012 Curto and Burns appeared on the April Fools Day 340th episode of Star Wars Action News, with special guest Steve Sansweet. Their podcast, The Curto Burns Collectors Cast, launched summer 2012.

In August 2012, on the last day of Celebration VI, Stormtroopers invaded a recording of the Curton Burns Collectors Cast and helped by Steve Sansweet they inducted James as an Honorary Friend of the 501st.

His role as a freelance contributor to the Star Wars Insider began with Star Wars Insider 110 in June 2009. James has interviewed Kenny Baker, Matt Wood, David Acord, Hugh Quarshie, David Iskra, Dee Bradley Baker and Catherine Taber for the magazine and has contributed to the My Star Wars section since Star Wars Insider 130 alongside Mark Newbold.

To date Burns has contributed to the following issues of the Star Wars Insider:

Burns also had contributions printed in the 2010 Insider Special Edition and his Kenny Baker interview from issue #111 and Catherine Taber interview from issue #116 were reprinted in the 2012 Insider Special Edition and a photo of Burns was featured in the Mark Newbold authored piece focusing on the 2006 Artoo Awards in Star Wars Insider #90 dated September 2006.

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