San Francisco, Calif., (PRWEB) October 2, 2008 -
Wikia, Inc., the leading destination for passionate fans to create authentic and engaging content on every topic, today announced that its Star Wars community, Wookieepedia, has nearly 60,000 articles of fan-written content and has been translated into nine other languages. The massive online encyclopedia boasts information on all aspects of the popular franchise including, the films, books, comics, games and TV shows, and features deep-diving, often hard-to-find, information on the saga's characters, technology, events, creatures and more.
Fans that are excited about the premiere of Cartoon Network's new animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and are looking to brush up on their Star Wars knowledge will benefit from the quality work of the site's many volunteer contributors. Wookieepedia has grown exponentially in the three years since its establishment by uberfans Chad Barbry and Steven Greenwood and is currently the largest entertainment wiki fan site hosted by Wikia--surpassing its elder Star Trek counterpart, Memory Alpha, by over 30,000 articles. In the last year alone, Wookieepedia has had 1 million unique visitors per month world-wide and has seen more than 13,000 people contribute to the site.
In addition to the thousands of dedicated enthusiasts who actively participate on the site, official Star Wars authors and artists have been known to visit and reference Wookieepedia, including fan-favorite Abel G. Peña.
"Wookieepedia is a lavish and stunning homage to the Star Wars pop cultural phenomenon thanks to its professional appearance, the scope of its content, the quality of its writers and diligence of its administrators, Wookieepedia has become a valuable resource to fans both casual and obsessive, as well as to Star Wars authors," said Peña. "It's becoming the new nexus for everyone who wants to know as much as Yoda about that galaxy far, far away."
To learn more or to become a member of the Wookieepedia community, please visit: http://starwars.wikia.com
About Wikia, Inc.
Wikia, founded by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesly, is a social media platform that brings together millions of passionate fans to create and discover engaging content on every topic in every language. Since Wikia's launch in November 2004, more than 8,500 enthusiast communities have created over 1.7 million pages of content. Today, Wikia attracts more than 24 million unique visitors per month.