Joe Bongiorno is a writer/editor living on Long Island, New York.
Joe co-wrote the Marvel aliens piece with Rich Handley for the first Star Wars Gamer. He followed up with Cult Encounters of the Star Wars Universe, dealing with the beings introduced in the Star Wars Marvel UK series (reprinted as Devilworlds) and Supernatural Encounters: The Trial and Transformation of Arhul Hextrophon which dealt with Alan Moore's Star Wars stories and the origins of the universe. Although the magazine was canceled before those stories were printed, he revised both for the Star Wars Hyperspace Fan Club. When that was shut down, he published the stories on his website. He also contributed to the Archie Goodwin tribute in Star Wars Insider #38 and the timeline in West End Games' Revised Gamemaster Screen.
Joe is the creator of starwarstimeline.net , a sprawling website containing comprehensive chronologies of the Star Wars Expanded Universe and "lost" unpublished stories. The Star Wars Expanded Universe Timeline goes back to 1992 as a Word document which was distributed to Bill Smith of West End Games and Bob Cooper of Dark Horse Comics.
Joe runs The Royal Publisher of Oz, where he's published nine novels in the universe started by L. Frank Baum, as well as written two books in the series: Black Sabbath: The Illustrated Lyrics. Joe's non-fiction work was published in several Sequart Press anthologies, including: A More Civilized Age: Exploring the Star Wars Expanded Universe, A Galaxy Far, Far Away: Exploring Star Wars Comics, A Long Time Ago: Exploring the Star Wars Cinematic Universe, The Cyberpunk Nexus: Exploring the Blade Runner Universe (which Joe co-edited), Somewhere Beyond the Heavens: Exploring Battlestar Galactica, and The Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes.
Joe also created The Royal Timeline of Oz, which contains comprehensive chronologies of the universe started by L. Frank Baum, and features exclusive stories, and The X-Files Chronology. Joe manages the store for The International Wizard of Oz Club.
Joe wrote and submitted several stories to StarWars.com's now defunct Hyperspace subscription service that have since been published on starwarstimeline.net.
- Supernatural Encounters: The Trial and Transformation of Arhul Hextrophon 
- Cult Encounters of the Star Wars Universe