Happenings: Petaluma Hobby Expo

Even the smallest of comic conventions, hobby expos, toy shows, and fan fests can make for a fun family outing. I remember a small convention called Fan Days that took place in the Plano Event Center in Texas. That convention grew to become the massive Dallas Comic Con that eventually merged with Canada's Fan Expo. Petaluma's Hobby Expo has a focus on modeling, but also includes toys, other hobbies, and celebrities.

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The ROW Experience: Kids!

We’ve always had kids as visitors to Rancho Obi-Wan, even long before we were organized as a non-profit Star Wars museum in 2011: neighborhood kids, kids who are related to friends and neighbors and school kids on authorized class outings with their teachers and a few parents as chaperones.

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Happenings: Opening of Imagination Park

In 2013 George Lucas donated a parcel of land he owned in downtown San Anselmo, California, to a community foundation and paid to raze the commercial buildings on the lot. The Foundation constructed a lovely pocket park named Imagination Park on the grounds and Lucas, a longtime San Anselmo resident, donated two bronze statues to sit on a park fountain, one of Yoda and the other of Indiana Jones.

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Inspired by the Force: Art Figure Collection

This video originally aired on the Scum & Villainy livestream for May the Fourth 2020. Enjoy Steve sharing his Art Figure collection. Each piece is a limited edition custom figure related to the Star Wars universe.

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Scouting the Galaxy with Steve Sansweet

This month's questions for Steve and Rancho Obi-Wan:

  • What's the most important piece of advice you would give a new Star Wars fan who wants to start a collection?
  • If you were to put on a different Star Wars t-shirt each morning, how many years would it be before you needed to do the laundry?
  • Is there a Star Wars product that no one has made yet that you would like to see made?

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