When I was a kid, there were a few things I wanted out of the Star Wars universe - a historical background, a big map, and stories beyond ROTJ. When Lucas seemed more interested in telling stories about Ewoks, I left for a while. That is, until the SW Expanded Universe came along. That isn't to say I jumped back in right away. I was aware of the Star Wars RPG at the time (being, and still, an avid tabletop RPG gamer), and Zahn novels, but I wasn't interested in reading some meaningless 'continuation' that would be ignored by the next author to come along, like most secondary franchise tie-in material. But I grew to love the X-Wing game and its 'historical' approach to the Galactic Civil War... and was introduced to the post-Endor X-Wing series, featuring my favorite character from Star Wars - Wedge Antilles (yes, he's actually my favorite). I started keeping track of things, as is my hobby - locations, starships, timelines. Fast forward to the future, and I managed to check off all my remaining items on my Star Wars wish list, and while it couldn't last forever, the Expanded Universe stopped expanding - even if it had a legacy of decades of material, all of which I haven't even gotten to right now. But it was done. The new material came in, and I gave it a try - I really did. As much as I enjoyed Rogue One and thought The Force Awakens was a decent sci-fi movie, I never felt the connection to NewCanon like I did with the OT or the EU. I had even thought about getting some of the new books that were set in the OT era, but the whole pushing of "This is Canon, That isn't Canon" got tiresome. Once the new Rebel Files came out, I found myself wanting to get it, as I love the series of cool little 'guides' with physical attributes and interesting containers. But I thought "Well, it isn't EU, and I don't care for the NewCanon". And then a little voice said, "You want it, right? Why the **** do you care about what's officially canon?" And the answer is: I don't. And I bought it and added to my collection of the Imperial Handbook, The Jedi Path, etc. So I'm taking the concept further - I'm going back in and reading the new novels and new guides and such and I'm adapting material from NewCanon to use in the Expanded Universe. Yeah, I'm aware that it won't be 'canon' - read up a few lines again about my feelings about that if you've forgotten. That's why I'm using the term Apocrypha here - some heretical texts that are decidedly not canon. So the premise is as follows: the Expanded Universe and the New Canon Universe are two separate SW universes that are essentially the same up to the Battle of Endor (or closely parallel), and then diverge. However, there are echoes in one that are repeated in the other - Jacen/Kylo being the obvious example. There is only the former, though, not the latter (for instance). Events in the EU stay the same; if there's a contradiction, then the EU material stands, but every effort would be made to fit details in somehow. There's a number of points that make it rather easy: They use the same galactic map. The NewCanon borrows liberally from the EU with characters, races, planets, and other details They both use the OT as their core (and the PT as well) EU authors returning to write new stories in the NewCanon universe. I expect a good deal of overlap with Sinrebirth's project, although he has the much harder task - by far. First up will be Aftermath.