Corellian Run Radio joined the Star Wars: The Old Republic™ podcasting community in July 2010. Hosts Carla and Deirdre keep things lively with their divergent points of views and wry humor. In addition to the usual news recap, Corellian Run Radio adds unique segments such as “Sith or Jedi,” which measures the hosts Dark and Light side tendencies in real life, and “Fact or Fiction?” which tests the hosts’ ability to pick out truth from rumor.
Carla was a guild leader in World of Warcraft for nearly five years before passing the helm and starting a new adventure with The Old Timers Guild. She started her online gaming career with Diablo and quickly moved to Ultima Online when it came out. Through the years, she has been lucky enough to get in beta testing for many other games, such as EverQuest, Asheron’s Call, Anarchy Online, Lineage, Star Wars Galaxies, EverQuest2, Lord of the Rings Online, Warhammer Online, and many more. Carla and her husband live near Houston, Texas.
Deirdre has been writing for the web since 2003. Generally speaking she’ll write about her latest gaming obsession, which is currently Star Wars: The Old Republic. In addition to Corellian Run Radio, her work can be seen over at TORWars.com, where she wears far too many hats, including serving as the executive editor and public relations czar.
My gaming started on the family Commodore Vic 20 and 64. The first game I started playing, after Space Invaders, was a text based adventure game called Zork. I love role-playing games, from tabletop games to modern single-player & MMOs. My life changed after an injury in December, 1996. I am in a wheelchair and have limited function in my arms and wrists, but no finger movement. It’s because of my injury I am pursuing a degree in game design and have the time to write for a Star Wars fansite (which has my geek fandom meter shooting way past 10 on the scale). There may be setbacks, but that’s life. I thank God and my family for helping me keep a positive attitude.
With many diversified interests, Maer lists gaming as one of her favorites. Since The Legend of Zelda, she has loved gaming and went from that to the Baldur’s Gate series. She played World of Warcraft for five years before moving to SWTOR when it launched. She’s very happy with the switch. Maer makes her home in Southern Nevada. Her first novel, Relics, an Urban Fantasy, will be released by Crescent Moon Press on May 1, 2013. She’s finished the second book in the series, THE THULUKAN CHRONICLES, and is working on the third. Maer has also written several short stories and maintains a blog. She is one of the producers and co-hosts of the literary podcast, MythBehaving. She is adjunct faculty at a local college and is the proud pet parent of a long-coat chihuahua and a miniature poodle. You can find excerpts of Maer’s fiction at Maer Wilson. Feel free to follow her on Twitter and Facebook. You can find those links on her website.
The Atari 2600 is where John first started gaming and that passion has continued throughout his entire life. Originally a first person shooter fan who cut his teeth on the original Wolfenstein 3D game, he finally made the switch to the MMO genre after giving up Counterstrike to start playing City of Heroes. From there he moved on to the World of Warcraft where he acted as GM and raid lead throughout the Wrath of the Lich King expansion. He is now currently an operations leader for a large guild on the Jedi Covenant server. Empire side, of course.
John lives in Houston, Tx with his wife and two children where he works for a major oil company as IT analyst. His hobby aside from gaming is racing cars where his racing suit has Imperial emblems on the shoulders and his helmet is painted like a tie fighter pilot’s!
Drew aka Geldarion
Drew is the PvP writer for Corellian Run, a Gunslinger, a Diet Dr. Pepper junkie, and a grad student in computational chemistry. He enjoys spending time with his wife, studying exact quantum dynamics, and playing guitar, and occasionally, he plays a game called Star Wars: The Old Republic. Nothing piques Drew’s interest more than a good puzzle, and he sees gaming and science both as things to learn everything about and to perfect. Due to his Texas homegrown upbringing, he is an odd hybrid. He tries to simultaneously stomp enemy players’ faces into the ground while maintaining a sense of honor, respect, and chivalry. Drew runs his own blog at TheFanaticalSwordsman.
An avid gamer and baseball nerd, Tim’s enthusiasm for both subjects has led him to writing about both. His Sistine Chapel would be creating a Star Wars themed baseball story or a baseball themed Star Wars movie. When he’s not questing on his Imperial Agent or pvping on his Trooper he’s either watching Big Bang Theory or playing choo choo trains with his daughter. He currently attends the University of South Carolina (Go Gamecocks!) working towards a Media Arts degree, while working full time. It all started with Donkey Kong.
Johnny Dee is a long time gamer who cut his teeth on Megaman and the original Ninja Gaiden for the NES. He started his love for mmos like many others, with a level 1 gnome mage killing troggs in Dun Morogh. He has dabbled in many other mmos since then including: Rift, Warhammer Online, Dungeons and Dragons online, but finds The Old Republic to be the cream of the crop right now. When away from his computer he can be found cheering on his New York Giants or playing one of his favorite tabletop games. He recently graduated with a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering and would love a job if anyone has one for him .
Claimed by BioWare (Now employed by BioWare):
Kathy grew up playing video games, starting with the always mesmerizing Pong (“Whoa! Look at those graphics!”). She loved the early first-person shootersand then moved onto her first online game with Diablo 2. She is notorious for starting games and never finishing them, which is why World of Warcraft was the perfect game for her since it never ends. During the summers, Kathy’s gaming time drops precipitously when she works for a youth theater company as musical director and pianist. She and her husband live in the Washington, D.C. area.
Roxanne has been a gamer since she was four, when her parents got her a Sega console for Christmas because they wanted one. She loves the development side of the gaming industry and considers the Extra Credits team to be her personal heroes. She hopes to work for a gaming company some day, but until then she does 3-D modeling work for a consulting firm in New Jersey. Roxanne is Kathy’s daughter.