So I posted this in the RPF's Rocketjock Eatery from my weekend stay at StarFest 2013 in Denver, Colorado and since it involves Timothy Zahn, I figure it belongs here and maybe you all can help me figure out what Zahn is saying about Walt Disney. With that said, I'm in the elevator with no other but my favorite Star Wars author, Timothy Zahn. We have a short conversation (I didn't get a photo,I regret that) and he was very nice, polite, and a gentlemen; I told him his work was great and I'm a huge fan. I shook his hand...yes, I'm never washing my hand again. With that said, Zahn dropped a bomb shell regarding the Expanding Universe in the elevator I think is worth hearing: A freeze has been put on any, at least for him, books for the Expanded Universe beyond Return of the Jedi. When I asked him why (see bullet above), he simply said that with Walt Disney taking over LucasFilm, no one (I'm assuming he means the other SW authors) knows what will happen with the EU and was frank in saying that Walt Disney may completely do away with the EU in light of the new SW movies coming out in 2015. He (Zahn) also said that he wants to do a book(s) that explores Grand Admiral Thrawn on a deeper level (as he did with Mara Jade I assume), but until Walt Disney lifts the author EU ban, there is nothing he can do.