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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Conversations with Steve: An Overview

Steve 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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“Who’s Scruffy-Looking?!”

Quotable Star WarsThis story is about Steve Sansweet, his beard, and may include references from one of my favorite books “I’d Just As Soon Kiss A Wookiee!” Which, by the way, Steve wrote.

Before we get to “The Beard” I would like to start with a few of the highlights about Steve’s amazing life.

Born not so long ago in a galaxy much closer, the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia to be precise, Steve’s passion for writing and science fiction developed at an early age. By the time he turned six he knew he wanted to be an author. As a preteen one of his neighbors introduced him to The Science Fiction Book Club and his love for Sci-Fi was born.

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Steve talks about achieving the world record on StarWars.com

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"I don’t have the world’s longest fingernails, shortest dog, or largest collection of vacuum cleaners. But, according to the globally-recognized authority on such things, Guinness World Records 2014, I have amassed the “Largest Collection of Star Wars Memorabilia” in the galaxy. But who knew that would be such a big deal?

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