The Rancho Obi-Wan Virtual Gala 2020 is only a couple of days away on Saturday 21st November, with Friday 20th bringing extra fun by way of wine tasting, the Scavenger Hunt and more, and the team at Rancho have revealed the full running order of the event.

Friday, November 20, 2020

*Schedule subject to change

~5:00-6:30 PM Scavenger Hunt
~6:30 PM Spencer Brinkerhoff Star Wars artist and author of You Can Draw Comic Book Characters: A step-by-step guide for learning to draw more than 25 comic book characters (Just for Kids!)
~6:35 PM Howard Roffman Former Executive Vice President, Franchise Management for Lucasfilm
~7:02 PM Brian Rood Star Wars artist and professional illustrator known for realistic paintings of Hollywood stars and characters.
~7:09 PM Christine Taylor Creative Director for Hallmark’s Pop Culture Experiences at comic and fan conventions.
~7:25 PM Jim Swearingen Jim was one of the original designers for Star Wars Toys at Kenner in 1977.
~7:41 PM Nita Strauss Nita Strauss is an American rock musician. She is the current touring guitarist for Alice Cooper and has a successful career as a solo artist.
~7:50 PM Clayton Sandell ABC National News correspondent
~7:57 PM Ryder Windham Ryder Windham is an American science fiction author who has written more than 60 Star Wars books, including novels, comics, and reference books.
~8:08 PM Albin Johnson Albin Johnson is the founder of The 501st Legion, a Star Wars costuming group.
~8:23 PM Tom Hutchens Founder of The Mandalorian Mercs, a Star Wars costuming club.
~8:30 PM Joe Corroney Star Wars artist for Lucasfilm and Disney Patreon.
~8:38 PM Bonnie Burton Author of Survival Hacks, Movie Magic, Crafting with Feminism, The Star Wars Craft Book and more. Writer for CNET.
~9:00 PM Deadline extended for Costume Contest submissions

Saturday, November 21, 2020

*Schedule subject to change

12:00 PM Opening ceremony
12:08 PM Sam Witwer Voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Darth Vader’s Secret Apprentice in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, and Maul and Palpatine in Star Wars Rebels.
12:23 PM Chris Reiff Chris Reiff is an illustrator and product designer with more than 20 years experience working on official Star Wars projects.
12:35 PM Lawrence Noble Artist, sculptor and owner of Noble Studio. He is known for sculpting the statue of Yoda on display at Lucasfilm’s Letterman Digital Arts Center.
12:51 PM Jerry Vanderstelt Official Lucasfilm Artist and
licensed Lord of the Rings and Hobbit artist.
1:03 PM The “Rancho” in Rancho Obi-Wan Part 1
1:06 PM Lee Towersey Lucasfilm R2-D2 builder & operator on The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story & The Rise of Skywalker.
1:14 PM Oliver Steeples Oliver Steeples is a long-time member of the R2 Builders Club and known for his work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey.
1:23 PM Michael McMaster Prop builder, Droid Wrangler for Lucasfilm and a member of the R2 Builders Club since 2001.
1:44 PM Q&A w/ Steve Sansweet
1:55 PM Don Bies Special effects artist and actor who worked on the Star Wars special editions and prequels.
2:09 PM Matt Senreich Producer and writer known for Robot Chicken.
2:21 PM Matt Busch Writer and illustrator of dozens of Star Wars Books. Matt provided almost 400 drawings and paintings for the critically acclaimed You Can Draw Star Wars book from DK Publishing.
2:29 PM Mark Raats Artist and official Illustrator for Lucasfilm/Disney with a long history of working in the film industry.
2:45 PM Rancho Obi-Wan’s Action Figure Collection
3:03 PM Q&A w/ Mark Raats
3:20 PM The “Rancho” in Rancho Obi-Wan Part 2
3:27 PM James Arnold Taylor Voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Plo Koon in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, voice-double for Ewan McGregor and many more!
3:48 PM Q&A w/Sam Witwer
3:59 PM Dan Madsen Former president of the Official Star Wars Fan Club and the founder and former publisher of the Star Wars Insider magazine.
4:18 PM Ben Burtt Lucasfilm Sound designer, film editor, director, screenwriter, and voice actor.
4:41 PM Chris Trevas Chris has been an official Star Wars artist since 1995.
4:52 PM Ben Stevens Star Wars fan and founder of Dallas-Comic-Con, owner of Galactic Gallery in Flower Mound, TX
5:00 PM Rancho Obi-Wan’s Poster Collection
5:15 PM Ashley Eckstein Ashley is the voice of Ahsoka Tano throughout the Star Wars franchise, actress, author and founder of Her Universe fashion label.
5:34 PM Chris Bartlett His work includes portraying Star Wars character See-Threepio on television for the past fourteen years and Q9-0 “Zero” on The Mandalorian.
5:53 PM John Scoleri Author of several books on artist Ralph McQuarrie, including The Art of Ralph McQuarrie: ARCHIVES
6:20 PM Dave Filoni Writer, Director, Producer of The Mandalorian, Executive Producer of Star Wars Rebels. Former Supervising Director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
6:41 PM Q&A Chris Bartlett
6:48 PM Closing ceremony
7:00-8:00 PM Skywalker Vineyards Virtual Wine Tasting via Zoom
9:00-10:00 PM Late night Trivia After-Party on Facebook

We welcomed Steve to Making Tracks this week, and you can listen to our chat here:

One of the treats of the Gala is the live auction, so click here to look at what’s on offer this year and don’t forget to check out the Rancho Obi-Wan Store for some exclusive Virtual Gala merchandise that you can only get here, and remember you can purchase a ticket right through to 30th November and watch the archived stream any time from the 22nd to the 30th if the time zone difference is too much of a stretch.

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