Andrew Lupi is a host of The EU Review, the third show in the Solo Sound podcast family. He is also the founder of the Expanded Universe website EUCantina.net. Lupi is a former host of EUCast , EUCantina's official podcast. He left his role on EUCast to form the monthly The EU Review with Nathan P. Butler.
EUCantina.net and EUCastEdit
In 2007, Lupi began the "EU Cantina Forums", a small community for Expanded Universe fans. The forums had the privilege to conduct interviews with several authors from the EU, and quickly gained attention. A true website was planned, but misfortune stalled the design. Soon after, Austin Blankenship joined with Lupi to design EUCantina.net. The website has quickly became a success, becoming one of the top Star Wars fansites for EU news. EUCantina hosts interviews, guides, opinion columns, and forums. EUCantina made its first convention appearance at Star Wars Celebration V, where it organized the Star Wars: The Essential Atlas panel with the authors and artists who created the book. His partnership with Blankenship continues to last, as they hold management positions on the fansite.
When EUCantina.net was launched, Blankenship felt a podcast was essential. There were few expanded universe podcasts currently airing, and he felt that a EU podcast had to accompany an EU website. Lupi and Lawrence Davis joined him to start EUCast in 2007. The trio of hosts won the award for Best Panel of Hosts (tying with Anomaly) in the 2009 Fan Audio Awards. The podcast has seen several different hosts over the last three years. In January 2010, Lupi left EUCast with a new Star Wars podcast in mind.
The EU ReviewEdit
In January 2010, Lupi partnered with Nathan P. Butler to start The EU Review, a monthly podcast that would review Star Wars books, comics, video games, and more. The goal of the podcast was to inform Star Wars fans if the latest EU items were worth the money. The podcast has become one of the top-rated expanded universe podcasts. It is the third in the family of Solo Sound podcasts.
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