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Rancho Obi-Wan Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Gala

It’s been five years since Rancho Obi-Wan opened its doors to share the world’s largest Star Wars memorabilia collection with fellow fans. Our big fifth anniversary fundraiser, "The Gala Strikes Back," will take place on Saturday, November 5th, 2016. You won't want to miss it!
 
Rancho is a 100% fan-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the all-important annual Gala is our most important fundraiser of the year—and a lot of fun to attend!
 
Rancho Obi-Wan serves to inspire through the preservation and cultivation of the Star Wars legacy. Our goal is to create an all-encompassing Star Wars cultural center where you can experience every aspect of this nearly four decade-old phenomena through the most comprehensive repository of Star Wars memorabilia on the planet. Star Wars will live forever for the fan community through Rancho Obi-Wan. Here are some great ways to support Rancho’s fifth Anniversary.
 
 
Attend "The Gala Strikes Back" on November 5th, 4-11pm at Rancho Obi-Wan in Petaluma, California. Explore all the shelves at Rancho at your leisure. Friendly volunteers can answer your questions. Dinner, drinks, dessert and a most impressive swag bag are included with each ticket. Opportunities all evening to add to your collection by participating in the live and silent auctions, balloon pop game, raffle and toy store. Attendance is strictly limited to 150 people! All attendees must be age 21 or over.
 
$200 for current supporting members of Rancho Obi-Wan ($100 is tax deductible*, each member may add one additional guest ticket at the $200 price, all attendees must be age 21 or over.)
$250 for non-members ($150 is tax deductible* and includes a membership)

 
Participate in the Gala from afar. Can't make it to Petaluma? No worries, you can still bid on the live and silent auctions and participate in the raffle via an onsite proxy. Postage for swag and winnings will be combined and billed at the time of shipping about two weeks after the Gala.
 
$200 includes a goody bag mailed to you along with your purchases ($150 is deductible*) Strictly limited to 50 people.
$100 includes the Gala patch only ($100 deductible*) Unlimited availability.
 


 
  This year's Gala is sponsored by:
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FREQUENT QUERIES:

What's in that incredible goody bag (valued at $175 and rising)?
- T-Shirt, patch, pin and tote with the "Gala Strikes Back" logo. These items are only available by participating in this event. They will never be made again.
- Star Wars The Black Series Imperial Forces 6-Inch Action Figure Exclusive. Donated by Entertainment Earth
- Darth Vader & R2-D2 itty bittys. Donated by Hallmark
- One of either Rey, Poe or Finn super-deformed plush. Donated by Comic Images
- More to come!
 
Can I have my purchases shipped?
Yes! Anything you win or purchase can be shipped by us. No need to take your fragile winnings on your travels. You will be billed exact postage plus a $7.50 handling fee.
 
What forms of payment do you take?
Cash, PayPal and Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express through Square.
 
Why is only a portion of my ticket purchase deductible?
According to the IRS the cost of producing the party is not deductuble. Only the amount that is above that cost is considered a donation and may be tax deductible in the U.S. You will be provided with a receipt for the tax deductible portion of the ticket. Always consult a tax professional to discuss your own unique situation.
 
What activities are at Gala?
Besides socializing with like-minded Star Wars fans, endulging in local wine, beer, dinner and desserts, activities at the Gala include:
 
   Live Auction -- exclusive, rare and high-end items to add to your collection
   Silent Auction -- cool and unusual collectibles
   Balloon Pop -- every balloon popped gets a prize at $5, $10 or $20 levels
   New this year! "The Jedi Mind Trick" Raffle -- match up your $5 tickets with your favorite items on display
   New this year! Steve's Toyriffics Toy Store -- $5, $10, $20 and $40 items from the duplicate collection of ROW.
   Bounty Hunt -- There is always a free bounty hunt game with prizes to collect throughout the evening.  
 

AUCTION ITEMS
Only attendees and absentee donors can place bids for these items. They will either be part of a silent or live auction. Check back frequently for additions! Late-arriving items not listed here may be auctioned at the event.
If you'd like to donate an item for this fundraiser please contact us at: donate@ranchoobiwan.org
 
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Salacious Crumb clock exclusive to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015

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Sideshow Collectibles Savage Opress Premium Format Figure. Previously displayed. Sold out item.

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IDW Publishing Star Wars Artifact Edition. Featuring scans of original art mainly from the initial 10 issues of Marvel Comics’ groundbreaking Star Wars comics, as well as from other early issues by Carmine Infantino.
Donated by Kathy Bottarini
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Sideshow Collectibles Darth Malgus Premium Format Figure #0/500. Sold out item.
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Funko Pop! 4-LOM prototype. Underground Toys & FYE US Exclusive.
Donated by Funko
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Funko Pop! Han Solo Ceremony prototype. Underground Toys US Exclusive.
Donated by Funko
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Funko Pop! Luke Ceremony prototype. Underground Toys US Exclusive.
Donated by Funko
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Funko Pop! Ree Yees prototype.
Donated by Funko
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Swiss Army Watch Star Wars 30th Anniversary Lucasfilm gift.
Donated by Cathy Kendrick
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Chunky Bounty Hunter—Boba Fett is second batch character of “Famous Chunkies” series project by artist Alex Solis and VTSS from 2015. Hand-painted on poly stone, comes with gun and burger as accessories. Has a COA card which is signed and numbered by artist. Limited to 120 pieces.
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Package #1 You’ll receive 10 movie tickets to the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX (tickets can also be used at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres). When you redeem the tickets, each guest will receive free popcorn and a beverage at the concession stand. You’ll also receive 4 VIP tour tickets to the theatre.
 
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Package #2 FREE movies for a year! You’ll receive a 2017 VIP Annual Pass to the TCL Chinese Theatres admitting you and a guest to movies for free. The pass can be used throughout the 2017 calendar year and is not available to the general public. Please note the pass is not valid for particular restricted showings. (We’ll also send you a 2016 VIP pass that you can use for the remainder of 2016).
Donated by TCL Chinese Theater

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