The Rancho Obi-Wan online members-only store is now open for pre-orders of exciting new merchandise for pickup at The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience exhibit at Celebration Anaheim April 16-19. The ordering deadline for Celebration pickup is Friday, April 10, 9pm PST. All current members will be allowed entrance into the exhibit via a “lightspeed” entrance. There’s still time to buy a Rancho membership to permit advance purchases and special entry. Also, 2015 membership kits made to order will be available for purchase at the exhibit.
Among the new merchandise:
Inspired by the Force: Star Wars Fan Artifacts & Art. This beautiful new 72-page full-color hardcover book is a guide to the Anaheim exhibit, chock-full of photos and stories. Author and photographer Steve Sansweet and Anne Neumann will be present to sign and personalize copies.
A new 3D reel that is a companion to the book. The original 3D viewer with two Rancho reels also will be available at the show.
Two amazing prints taken from parts of the world’s largest Star Wars oil painting. The 20th Century Space Opera by Robert Xavier Burden will have its world premiere at The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience booth. There will be 100 Light Side and 100 Dark Side prints available, signed and numbered by the artist, who will be present to personalize the prints. Each is printed on 13 by 17-inch 100% cotton 300 gsm paper, bagged and backed. All proceeds go to support the mission of Rancho Obi-Wan.
Exclusive Rancho Obi-Wan Celebration 2015 patch. Based on art by Keven Reinke, the patch features silver metallic thread. Available ONLY to current members of Rancho Obi-Wan.
Credit-card sized bottle opener. This 2 by 3.5-inch strong metal opener matches the Keven Reinke patch art and fits easily into your wallet or purse.
New Rancho Obi-Wan reusable bag/grocery tote. It sports the Rancho logo and slogan, “Inspiring through the Force of imagination.”
The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience store at Celebration will have our full complement of merchandise available to ALL visitors to the booth.
The Rancho Obi-Wan 2015 Membership Kit is in its final stages of production and will start shipping soon to new members and current members as they renew. This year’s patch and membership card art are based on a painting by the talented Daniel Bergren, which was done expressly for Rancho … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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By Anne Neumann 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 … Continue reading
Help Rancho Obi-Wan continue its mission to inspire with the Force of imagination and get yourself some exclusive swag: Become a Rancho Recruiter! With a nod to the early days of the Official Star Wars Fan Club and its Rebel Recruiter membership drive, we’re seeking current members’ help to grow … Continue reading
The annual Rancho Obi-Wan Gala (Sept. 20th) is our main fundraising event of the year, something nearly every nonprofit organization needs to be able to continue its mandate—in our case Inspiring Through the Force of Imagination. And thanks to generous donors, our auctions at the event include amazing original Star … Continue reading
Rancho Obi-Wan (ROW), home of the world’s largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia, will have a special exhibit at Celebration Anaheim that focuses on fan passion and creativity over nearly 38 years. It will be ROW’s third trip to a Celebration, each time with a different selection of items from … Continue reading
By Brian Anderson TK-7602, 501st Legion A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…. Wow! It really was a long time ago: hard to believe that we started this project more than seven years ago! And now the Big Slug will be the star of the second annual … Continue reading
By Steve Sansweet It is way too crowded. It has become next to impossible to get tickets or hotel accommodations—and the rooms available are double or triple a legitimate rate. But it just can’t be missed. I had been to every San Diego Comic-Con International since the late 1980s in … Continue reading