The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience
Coming to Star WarsCelebration VI!
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ORLANDO—July 20—A selection of rare, interactive, and one-of-a-kind treasures from the world’s largest privately-held collection of Star Wars memorabilia will be on display at Star Wars Celebration VI as part of The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience!
“I’m really excited that we’re going to be able to share with tens of thousands of fans a carefully curated exhibit that shows the breadth and depth of both worldwide Star Wars merchandise over 35 years and the passion and skill that fans have shown in creating their own tribute works,” said Steve Sansweet, owner of the collection and president and chief executive of Rancho Obi-Wan Inc., the nonprofit company that runs the membership museum in Petaluma, CA.
The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience will occupy a 600-square-foot mini-museum space on the main exhibit floor of Celebration VI, which takes places in Orlando, FL, from August 23 through 26 (www.starwarscelebration.com).Items will range from props and prototypes to original art and fan-made wonders.
In addition, fans will have the opportunity to chat with Steve and ask any questions. There will be advance sales of the upcomingStar Wars: Ultimate Action Figure Collection book (Chronicle Books, fall 2012), with unique and colorful free bookplates that can be personalized and signed by all four authors.
Fans will also be able to become members of Rancho Obi-Wan and take home personalized membership kits that—in addition to a card, letter, and 2012 ROW patch—will contain an exclusive matching Celebration VI patch available in very limited quantities. There also will be a limited amount of ROW and special Rancho Obi-Wan Experience merchandise available, along with some of Steve’s Star Wars books.
Steve and other managers and board members of Rancho Obi-Wan will be doing a panel on ROW as part of the Collectors’ Track. Fans can also get help at the exhibit planning a future trip to ROW (www.RanchoObiWan.org), (twitter: @RanchoObiWan),(www.facebook.com/RanchoObiWan).
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