It wouldn’t be Star Wars Celebration without Rancho Obi-Wan, so it’s great news that Steve and the gang are bringing a small portion of Rancho to Chicago, setting up in booth #5516. As always, there will be event specific merchandise to purchase which as always will be first class.
Rancho Obi-Wan will be at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, April 11-15, 2019, McCormick Place West, hall F1, booth #5516! The 1,200 square foot exhibit will feature three special displays–come see us!
You will be greeted by a 20-year retrospective on Star Wars Celebration, the first of which was in Denver in May, 1999 and developed by our own Steve Sansweet. 12 conventions later, the expectations, activities and fandom itself has evolved and changed. Take a walk down memory lane or view these items for the first time.
Next, what does it mean to be a female fan of the Saga? How has fem fan expression changed in the decades since 1977? Come see a fun selection of items and collectibles from then and now and learn what makes this subset of fans tick.
Finally, it wouldn’t be an exhibit worthy of our Guinness World Record without a massive display of helmets from the collection here at Rancho Obi-Wan. From the very first licensed helmet by Don Post to high-end collectibles and detailed cosplay replicas, from fan-made to artform, this colorful display will have you mesmerized.
We’ve revamped our merchandise for this convention and are offering a one-time, Spring-fundraising, online, pre-order that ends February 28th, 5pm PST. Items can be picked up at Celebration or they can be shipped to you in May.
Current supporting Members of Rancho Obi-Wan are offered an exclusive patch commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Episode I and featuring Darth Maul.
Only current supporting Members can order the Celebration Chicago specific items online, however they will be available to all attendees of Celebration at our booth in Chicago. These items will not be made again.
All other items, like our new line of stoneware shown above, are available online to the general public though February 28th!