#Petaluma’s Rancho Obi-Wan Launches First Book For Celebration Anaheim Exhibit

Rancho Obi-Wan’s 900-square-foot exhibit at Celebration Anaheim April 16-19 will focus on how Star Wars fans through the years have made their own tremendous contributions to that far-away galaxy, and in commemoration the nonprofit museum will make available a limited print-run book, “Inspired by the Force: Star Wars Fan Artifacts & Art.”

The full-color, hardcover 72-page book will act as an exhibit guide, containing photos and stories of scores of the items on display. Written and photographed by Steve Sansweet and Anne Neumann, with design and layout by Stan Stice, the book is intended to be the first volume in a series, “The Treasures of Rancho Obi-Wan.” It also includes a 4-page centerspread foldout that has hundreds of photos of visitors to Rancho and to our exhibits at past Celebration events.  Steve Sansweet has published previous books about his collection including Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection.

LumaCon 2014-4 ResizeSteve Sansweet recently showcased some of his collection at Petaluma’s First Annual LumaCon comic book convention as well.  Click here for more information on the 2015 LumaCon event.

This information is via Rancho Obi-Wan Launches First Book For Celebration Anaheim Exhibit | Rancho Obi-Wan.  Go to their site for more information.

VIDEO: Rancho Obi-Wan’s 2nd Annual Fundraising Gala September 20, 2014

It’s a party as only Rancho Obi-Wan can throw one, in the midst of the world’s largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia and hosted by master-collector Steve Sansweet. There will be dinner, drinks and dessert all night, a trading-card bounty hunt and other games, door prizes, a special gala T-shirt and a super swag bag filled with exclusive goodies. Get ready for surprises galore, VIPs to mix and mingle with, Rancho’s incredible live and silent auctions, entertainment, special exhibits…and much, much more.

Here is a video that KTVU anchor Ken Wayne did in a recent past, PETALUMA: Largest private Star Wars Collection