CELEBRATING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Welcome to the official home for the Star Wars Timeline Gold. The SWT-G is the ongoing culmination of the Star Wars Timeline Project, which began with the Star Wars Timeline 1.0, a 4-page Microsoft Works document that began in 1996 for myself and then released publicly in late 1997 to assist fellow fans in understanding the ever-growing official continuity of the Star Wars universe.
Over the two decades that followed (1997 - present), the "SWT" evolved into the "SWT-G" (Star Wars Timeline Gold), releasing 84 editions and growing from that small 4-page document into a 5-volume document with a combined length of over 3,200 pages. During that time, the project's sole creator, Nathan P. Butler (yours truly), also contributed to the official Star Wars saga (now the Legends saga) in the form of a What's the Story profile (the co-written "DC0052 Intergalactic Speeder" entry), Equals and Opposites (a story in Star Wars Tales #21 and Star Wars Tales, Vol. 6 that was re-released in 2009 as a Hasbro Comic Pack with Kyle Katarn and Yuuzhan Vong action figures), and chronological data for the Star Wars Essential Atlas. Butler also contributed to the unofficial Using the Force: Creativity, Community, and Star Wars Fans, Star Wars Super Collector's Wish Book, 4th Edition, Movie Magic magazine's "Countdown to The Force Awakens" issue, and Sequart's A Long Time Ago: Exploring the Star Wars Cinematic Universe. In 2017, he even published a full-length non-fiction work, A Saga on Home Video: A Fan's Guide to U.S. Star Wars Home Video Releases.
The 2017 edition was released on its 20th Anniversary on October 17, 2017. Work has already begun on the 2018 edition.
I sincerely hope you find the Star Wars Timeline Gold useful and worthwhile. The Star Wars saga may be shifting beneath our feet with the new canon that is driven by the Story Group, but the saga, in its multiple forms, lives on.
--Nathan P. Butler