so what was it that made you realize Star Wars was more then just a movie series? what made you "Take your first step into a larger world" what was the first EU book/comic/game thing you ever owned? I've been in a nostalgic mood lately looking at old Star Wars stuff on Ebay, remembering those early days of my Star Wars fandom, My big brother had all the cool Star Wars stuff that I wanted lol he had a friend that was an even bigger fan than he was and I hung out with them alot Anyway back to the topic If I'm being honest here the first piece of the EU I Got was Dark Empire #4 "Confrontation On The Smuggler's Moon" when I was seven I was very very confused but it was Star Wars so I didn't care I'm still that way today lol that was the first but the one that made me get into the EU more was the "Young Jedi Knights" series I was given "Shadow Acadamy" for my 8th Birthday. I still own it to this day! I still have a soft spot for that series in fact though I don't own all of them I just ordered "Lightsabers" recently and am anticipating its arrival!