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Age of EU Readers

Discussion in 'Literature' started by sgtelias31, Jun 12, 2007.

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  1. sgtelias31

    sgtelias31 Jedi Youngling star 1

    Aug 3, 2003
    After seeing a similar thread in the collecting forum I was wondering, how old are EU readers? Also, when did you start reading the EU and with what book?

    I'm just about 19 and I started reading the EU when I was around 11 with the Thrawn Trilogy. I never actually finished any books back then though.
  2. Zebra3

    Zebra3 Jedi Master star 5

    Aug 28, 2004
    I am 25 and I've been reading the EU for about twelve years now.
  3. saber_death

    saber_death Jedi Padawan star 4

    Feb 2, 2005
    21 years old, been reading the EU off and on since around 10 or 11 with TTT of course, but i only own the YJK series... one of these days when i actually have money to spend i'm gonna go out and buy a whole bunch of SW books.
  4. RogueWompRat

    RogueWompRat Jedi Youngling star 4

    Feb 15, 2003
    I'm 19 years of age, started out reading the Thrawn trilogy at age 9.
  5. Darth_Foo

    Darth_Foo Jedi Master star 4

    Feb 24, 2003

    my first EU books were the first 2 YJK when i was 13 and got TTT soon after.
  6. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

    Jul 8, 1999
    Almost 25, started reading EU the summer after the SEs came out, which means just under 10 years.
  7. patchworkz7

    patchworkz7 Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 26, 2004
    30 this year and I started on the comics when TOTJ came out from DH and then later read Zahn (although not first printing, because it was Mara Jade's info in a EG that lead me to Zahn), and I read a few Bantam era books and didn't like the Armor War or Bounty Hunter Wars (whatever the name was) and stopped until HARD CONTACT, and then I went back and devoured almost the entire back catalogue with the exception of the last few Bantam books and some of the YA stuff.
  8. Eskimo9000

    Eskimo9000 Jedi Youngling star 1

    Feb 25, 2007
    I'm 17 and I've been reading them for about 6 years
  9. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jul 24, 2005
    I'm twenty.

    I read Shadows of the Empire when I was, uh, I don't know how old and then read through my school library's copies of the Thrawn Trilogy when I was twelve or so. I found the Essential Guide to Characters and The Sith War at around the same time in a second hand bookstore, which gave me a taste of the larger EU and its eras. I was also a big fan of Jedi Knight, though it ran pretty poorly on my mum's Compaq.

    Anyway, we got the internet at home not long after and - still pretty heavily influenced by the Sith War stuff - "Ulicus" became my handle.

    After that, I lost interest and paid no attention to EU material (and barely any to the prequels) until the release of Knights of the Old Republic... which got me back into Star Wars in a BIG way.

    So, despite some quite early exposure, I've only really been a keen follower of the Expanded Universe since I was eighteen or so.
  10. darth_Boba

    darth_Boba Jedi Master star 4

    Aug 28, 2002
    I'm 18, and started reading EU when I checked out Mission From Mount Yoda from the library in '97.
  11. Elena

    Elena Jedi Master star 3

    Aug 16, 2003
    18 - I started out with a copy of Delusions of Granduer an older girl lent me on a trip to Holland when I was seven.
  12. fuzzyjedi

    fuzzyjedi Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jun 19, 2006
    Im 23 and I started reading the EU at 9. Had a teached buy me TTT
  13. bnxian

    bnxian Jedi Youngling star 1

    Jun 27, 2005
    I'm 19-- and I started out reading Star Wars at age 13 with Shadows of the Empire. Great times :)
  14. NJOfan215

    NJOfan215 Jedi Master star 5

    May 17, 2003
    I'm 25 and i started reading the EU wheni was like 18 or 19.
  15. dizfactor

    dizfactor Jedi Knight star 5

    Aug 12, 2002
    I'm 32, and I started out with the original Han Solo trilogy, Splinter of the Mind's Eye, and the Marvel comics series, and grew up into the WEG RPG sourcebooks. I have about 25 years experience with the EU, I guess.
  16. The_Pantless_Wookiee

    The_Pantless_Wookiee Jedi Knight star 2

    Apr 18, 2007
    I'm sixteen, I started with the YJK series, but I really only got into the EU when I read TTT somewhere around five or six years ago.
  17. Darth_Hydra

    Darth_Hydra Jedi Grand Master star 4

    May 14, 2001
    Aside from SOTME and the novelizations I started reading EU in 1996 when I was 19. I'm currently 29.
  18. Wrinty

    Wrinty Jedi Master star 2

    Apr 8, 2007
    Well, I'm 15 abd started about 3 years ago with the Jedi Academy books...I feel rather small and insigificant compared to you all.:p
  19. ZanderSolo

    ZanderSolo Jedi Master star 3

    May 18, 2007
    Started with SBS(oh yea, had never read SW before that and STILL cried when Anakin died) when i was 13. 18 now and ive read every book besides The BH warz and the 2 HS trilogies.
  20. Dingo

    Dingo Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Apr 23, 2001
    I'm 25 now, and I started reading the EU when I was 7 with SotME, then picked up the Thrawn Trilogy when 9, and it's snowballed from there.
  21. Nobody145

    Nobody145 Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Feb 9, 2007
    Let's see, I'm 21 now, and I think I started reading Star Wars books some time around when the Special Editions were in theaters. I think I started with the Thrawn Trilogy, then moved on to just about any and every book that came out after that, especially the trilogies, like Black Fleet, Jedi Academy, went through the Young Jedi Knights series (never got around to Junior Jedi though), I probably still have the Hand of Thrawn hardcovers lying around somewhere, then followed most of the NJO and bought most of the books until some time before SbS, then I just read them in the bookstore (as I was getting fed up with it). Only recently gotten interested in the Star Wars comics (usually I only read the TPBs, and my bookstore usually only got a few of them).

    My enthusiasm tapered off during the NJO, but I've never stopped following the major events at least. Of course, wookiepedia helps a lot with that.
  22. magneto

    magneto Jedi Youngling star 3

    Feb 1, 2001
    I am 22 and I started reading EU when I was in grade 5 which puts me at 11 years old! The first novel I read was "Jedi Search". I was watching the SW trilogy years before that.
  23. LtNOWIS

    LtNOWIS Jedi Master star 4

    May 19, 2005
    I'm 18. I dunno, I've read stuff on and off since around 2001.
  24. ARC-77

    ARC-77 Jedi Youngling star 3

    Mar 19, 2006
    I'm sixteen, and started the EU with SotE when I was in second or third grade, so I guess I was about 8 or 9.
  25. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

    Apr 17, 2006
    I'm seventeen right now. I started when I was fifteen...and went through 35 novels in two years.[face_tired]
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