To celebrate the first year of It’s A Stampede!, every day for 365 days I am presenting a totally informative, yet totally useless fact under the banner heading: ‘On this day in geekdom’.

Yep, that’s 365 facts!

Here’s today’s slice of geekdom…

November 6th – On this day in 1989, author Timothy Zahn is hired to write a novel focusing on the events that take place after the movie, Return of the Jedi (1983). The novel becomes the fan-favourite story, Heir to the Empire – the first book in what will become The Thrawn Trilogy.

More tomorrow…