Ryder is an American famous for writing more than 60 Star Wars novels, comics and reference books.
Away from the convention, while they were having a coffee together, Alan happened to mention that he would like to have had the time to have a tour around at the famous old houses. Ryder told Alan to meet him out front. Ryder went to collect his car, picked Alan up and took him for a tour around the town and a look at some of the famous architecture. Alan enjoyed this immensely.
Ryder’s latest novel, a Star Wars Rebel junior novel, ‘Ezra’s Gamble’ centres around a 14 year old boy – Ezra – who is a con artist and sells tickets for the illegal gladiatorial games. He forms an unlikely alliance with the bounty hunter Bossk.
Anyway, in his dedications in the book, Ryder makes mention of Alan and reminds Alan that next time they meet up, it is Ryder’s turn to buy the coffee.