Many thanks to all our founding subscribers

Thank you all for subscribing to Rancho Obi-Wan’s new virtual museum. Since launching the site we have welcomed 57 subscribers and posted 19 stories. We’ve already added a fun new monthly game at the Master level and above called “Never tell me the odds”.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate the new software and figure out our posting schedule. Every tier can expect a new post once every 4 weeks. Our next steps include a process for email notification when we post.

Steve and I have enjoyed creating this content for you. If you have feedback please use the “Feedback Appreciated” link. Thank you for your continued patronage and see you soon!

Behind the Scenes: Turkey Trouble

Rancho Obi-Wan is just that, a "Rancho." It's not big enough to be considered a "Ranch," but it's a charming little space just outside of Petaluma, Calif. We do, however, back up to larger fields and as such we have all kinds of wild animal visitors like deer, skunks, foxes, coyotes, weasels, badgers, and... turkeys.

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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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The Importance of Patronage

Rancho Obi-Wan, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is member supported and does not receive funds from any national organizations, government grants, or loans. Funds raised are used for essential operating expenses such as insurance, utilities, professional services, maintenance on the buildings, rent of warehouse space, and protection and preservation of the collection. None are used to acquire collectibles.

Please help support Rancho Obi-Wan by subscribing or maintaining your subscription to the Rancho Obi-Wan Virtual Museum and making a tax-deductible donation for a Membership!

As a result of the current coronavirus pandemic, we have had to cancel all live events for 2020, including guided tours of the museum, and our annual Fundraising Gala. This significant loss of revenue makes it a difficult challenge to raise the necessary funds required to meet our operating expenses.

Your patronage will make it possible for Rancho Obi-Wan to continue to educate and inspire people by sharing the wonders of the collection online through the new Virtual Museum. Frankly, our very existence depends on your generous support. Thank you very kindly.


Conversations with Steve: The Collector Gene

Steve talks about having the "collector gene" and what he collected growing up in 1950's Philadelpha: comic books, Life magazines, swizzle sticks, matchbook covers, ice cream photos, bread cards, model kits, newspaper clippings and finally, space toys!
 

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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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