Behind The Scenes: The Grand Re-Opening of Rancho Obi-Wan

On November 5th, 2011 Rancho Obi-Wan officially re-opened after being closed for over a year and a half to construct an Expansion, but now as non-profit. See below for a selection of behind-the-scenes moments.
 
 
 
 
 

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Happenings: The Grand-Reopening of Rancho Obi-Wan 2011


In 2010, the first version of Rancho Obi-Wan closed down for renovations and expansion. It had been in existence—with constant changes and additions—since 1999 when the first former chicken barn on the property had been converted into a very nice warehouse for my burgeoning Star Wars collection. The changes and enlargement, which would take over a year to accomplish, would be quite dramatic. And to commemorate the rebirth and reopening of Rancho Obi-Wan and its conversion into a nonprofit museum with scheduled tours, something grand was called for.

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Behind the Scenes: Circa 2006

Having trouble getting your collection under control? Boxes everywhere? Overwhelm setting in? You're not alone and it's completely natural. It happens to everyone. And I mean EVERYONE. Here are some photos circa 2006, just after I arrived to help Steve get organized. -Anne

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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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