Behind-the-Scenes: Just One Room Circa 2006

In February 2006 I arrived at Rancho Obi-Wan with my computer, a trunk full of clothes and my cat Claire. It was my intention to stay for 6 months, do a complete catalog, and return home to Texas. That was now 14 years ago. The catalog is no anywhere done, but looking back, I can see the museum is now a lot cleaner.

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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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Conversations with Steve: An Overview

Steve Sansweet starts this special series talking about his overall journey from growing up in Philadelphia to Montreal to Los Angeles to Petaluma, California. In future episodes he'll talk about his three careers: as a newspaper journalist, Head of Fan Relations at Lucasfilm and finally, CEO of Rancho Obi-Wan.

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It Only Seems Like 6 Months…9 Years Later at Rancho Obi-Wan

Anne & kitty Claire February 15, 2006
Anne & kitty Claire February 15, 2006

February 3rd will be the ninth anniversary of my arrival at Rancho Obi-Wan. I remember the day with incredible clarity. I had started out from Austin, Texas on February 1st in my Honda Insight Hybrid full of clothes, computer equipment and my cat Claire. I drove by myself 12 hours a day through El Paso, Phoenix, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area to finally land at Rancho late in the evening on the third day. I was welcomed like I was family, shown to my temporary room…and promptly fell ill for three days.

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