I had the great pleasure to interview Timothy Zahn, the author of the most famous and well-loved books in the expanded universe last weekend at Starfest 2013. He is a prolific author, but his best-known works center around the new villain Thrawn, who comes to power after the Empire falls at end of Return of the Jedi.

In this interview, he touches on the new Star Wars movies and their future, what it feels like to know that he may no longer be canon, rock-paper-scissors done Star Wars-style, and how consequence testing fits into his Star Wars Expanded universe.