The force is strong with Steve Sansweet, ruler of the largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia in the known world. Jedi master of Petaluma, California’s Rancho Obi-Wan, Sansweet is an author, Star Wars expert, and former head of fan relations at Lucasfilm. He joined Alta Asks Live and Alta editor at large Mary Melton to guide us through his vast universe of treasures and explain his passion for galaxies far, far away.
About the guest
Steve Sansweet is head of Rancho Obi-Wan, a nonprofit museum that houses the Guinness World Records–certified largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia (ranchoobiwan.org). Located in Northern California on the outskirts of Petaluma, it is open for prebooked tours and events. Sansweet has written or coauthored 18 Star Wars books and many articles and has appeared on numerous television and online shows and podcasts. He was director of content management and head of fan relations at Lucasfilm Ltd. for 15 years and after retirement served as a consultant for the company. Prior to Lucasfilm, Sansweet had a 26-year career as a reporter and editor at the Wall Street Journal.