A lifelong Star Wars fan and recognized expert on the depth and history of the saga, Pablo Hidalgo started writing professionally on the subject in 1995, penning articles for the original Star Wars role-playing game. He was one of the first online fans to attempt to tackle cataloging and inventorying the Star Wars universe in 1997 with a fan encyclopedia he eventually moved offline.
In 2000, he switched careers from being a visual-effects concept artist and digital compositor to a full-time Star Wars authority at Lucasfilm, joining as a content developer for the official Star Wars website. In 2003, he accompanied the Episode III crew as the on-set diarist, reporting daily from Sydney, London and San Rafael during the film's production and postproduction periods. His close involvement with the making of Episode III netted him a walk-on cameo role in Revenge of the Sith. He would later serve as managing editor of StarWars.com, and then became brand communication manager for Lucasfilm, where he applied his deep knowledge of the company's brands to advise on creative and business decisions.
Hidalgo has written or co-written several authoritative Star Wars reference books, including Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide, The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary, Star Wars Propaganda, and Star Wars: Year by Year, as well as guide-books to other brands such as Hasbro's G.I. Joe and Transformers. He frequently serves as stage host at such events as San Diego Comic-Con International and Star Wars Celebration.
He is currently a Creative Executive and part of the Lucasfilm Story Group. He lives in San Francisco.