The Continuity panel at Celebration 3 just concluded. In attendance were Timothy Zahn, Leland Chee from LFL, Sue Rostini, Shelly Shapiro, Troy Denning, Aaron Allston, Pablo Hidalgo, and Dan Wallace. The most interesting piece of news from it was the title of James Luceno's novel set between Episodes 3 and 4 - Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader. They also mentioned the upcoming Coruscant Knights books. Though there are 3 books, it is not considered a trilogy. They mentioned that there are currently no plans for a book covering the Rise of Palpatine though there are two books left that are unassigned. There are 2 Old Republic books coming, one of which will be set 1000 years before the Battle of Yavin. It will cover the life of Darth Bane from childhood up to the comics. There are no current plans for a short story anthology though everyone seems to want to do one. There are also no Clone Wars era material in the works besides Darh Horses' Clone Wars Advantures #4. Pablo Hidalgo is working on another webstrip as well as Paul Ens and Tom Hodges. Timothy Zahn and Mike Stackpole are wanting to do a story detailing "The Reenlistment of Baron Fel", but no licensee is interested yet. Zahn also would like to do a story with a teenage Ben Skywalker. Zahn mentioned that he's doing a post-ANH novel featuring Mara Jade as the Emperor's Hand and Luke in pre-Jedi Knight mode. (The two don't meet.) More to come!