Happenings: C2E2 2010

The first C2E2—the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo—took place April 16 to 18, 2010 at Chicago’s main convention center, McCormick Place. Steve Sansweet was there representing Lucasfilm and gave a presentation on what was up at the company, including the continuing adventures of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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Scouting the Galaxy with Steve Sansweet

This month's questions for Rancho Obi-Wan:

  • I've never been one of those people that lucked into an awesome garage sale find; have you? Or tell us about a favorite item you got dirt cheap.
  • What’s your favorite scene from any Star Wars film?

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The ROW Experience: Tours in 2008

In 2008, still many years before the thought of forming a nonprofit museum, Steve was giving tours to school kids on a regular basis. It's always given Steve great joy to share the items from his collection. Seeing the emotion on people's faces or hearing their gasps as the door opens to the museum is life-affirming.

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Happenings: Star Wars Celebration III, Indianapolis, IN

Star Wars Celebration III took place from April 21 to 24, 2005 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, the site of Celebration II. The guest of honor was George Lucas himself, making his first fan convention appearance since the Star Wars 10th Anniversary con in 1987. Despite the date, there was a snowstorm overnight and the thousands of fans waiting in line outside to catch one of the three Lucas Q&A panels were ushered into the center to stay dry and warm.

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Inspired by the Force: 1,000 Collectibles

In early 2007 Abrams approached Lucasfilm for Steve to write a "365 days of collectibles" type book. Using the photos taken by Alex Ivanov as a foundation talks began on how the book would look. Eventually the project was to mimic the book Rolling Stone 1,000 Covers: A History of the Most Influential Magazine in Pop Culture.
 

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Scouting the Galaxy with Steve Sansweet

And besides ice cream flavor, this month's questions for Rancho Obi-Wan:

  • Are there any countries that you know had a Star Wars product but you don’t have at least one item from that country represented in your collection?
  • What Star Wars character do you relate with and why?
  • Of the many Star Wars food promotions they've done over the years, which one is your favorite and why?

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