15 Years Online & Giveaway!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

I was thirteen years old I when started my first website, Star Wars Freak. It was a tiny corner on the web hosted on Angelfire where I shared my love of the Star Wars movies. Anakin and His Angel soon replaced it on November 21st, 2000. I was but a year older and had taught myself HTML coding and the basics of graphic design. I was so taken by Anakin and Padme's relationship in The Phantom Menace that I wanted a place that would be more focused on their individual characters and their love for each other while providing the community with the most recent and exciting news regarding the upcoming films. At this time there were still two movies yet to be made so much like now, there was a lot going on! As AAHA grew I brought on a wonderful team of people to help with news and different areas on the website. There was nothing we didn't do! We had forums, a weekly newsletter, monthly calendar wallpapers, special features, contests, etc. We loved engaging with the Star Wars community and together we made many great accomplishments, including being named the fifth best Star Wars website in an Australian magazine. We took pride in providing fans with the best Star Wars content.



There was an incredible amount of fan sites dedicated to Star Wars during the earlier years of AAHA, many who were our affiliates including Lightsaber.co.uk (now Jedi News), Galactic Voyage, and The Moons of Iego. However a good portion of the fan sites shut down not long after Revenge of the Sith left theaters. Even AAHA had its ups and downs. It was tough running a website when there was next to nothing as far as new Star Wars content went. We were strictly on Facebook for about a year or so and later moved to a different host and platform which is part of the reason why we lost all our previous content. The transition didn't go quite as planned. I have great memories of AAHA during those days when it was a full website and though it's more of a blog now I hope you'll stick by my side and continue to watch it grow. I am very passionate about my love of Star Wars and I think it will be quite evident in the various content I provide.



To say thanks to those who have been around since the beginning and those who have recently followed AAHA, I am giving away 3 of these Skywalker tote bags! I thought it would be fitting considering Anakin and Padme are included, which is a rarity these days!

Please Note: This Giveaway is for those who have a U.S. address only. It will end on November 28th and the winner will be announced on Twitter.


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1 comment on "15 Years Online & Giveaway!"
  1. Congrats! It's been a really long road, and I am glad you stuck with it! I have followed you since birth and always will - and believe I have a hand in you learning html btw ;)

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