Stitch Wars artwork at Star Wars Celebration VI!

Star Wars Celebration VI, August 23-26, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida was host to a very special booth put together by Bear and Bird Gallery patron & Star Wars super-collector Steve Sansweet. We were truly proud to see that included among these most treasured items from his collection, were a number of pieces that he acquired from our Stitch Wars and Stitch Wars Strikes Back exhibitions. There was a long line of eager fans waiting to walk through the impressive Rancho Obi-Wan Experience all weekend long… and it really brings a smile to our faces to think of how many more people were able to enjoy and appreciate even a small part of our Stitch Wars shows!

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Steve Sansweet, who is genuinely a nice man, took time out from his busy day to pose for a quick pic with Amanda and Anna!

As described on his website, “The Rancho Obi-Wan Experience (booth #1235) at Star Wars Celebration VI, exhibited items ranging from the first prototype Boba Fett laser rifle (1978), to unproduced Star Wars action figures, to an incredible two-foot high pinata of Luke on a tauntaun. About 300 special pieces from the world’s largest private collection of Star Wars memorabilia, owned by Steve Sansweet, will be on display at the 800-square-foot exhibit. Rancho Obi-Wan is a nonprofit museum depending on the generous support of the public to share the excitement, fun, and friendship that Star Wars has brought. Its motto is “Inspired by the Force of Imagination.”

Clockwise from left: Luke Skywalker by Dianna Oates; Tauntaun and Luke by Heidi Kenney; Tauntaun Carousel by Mariangela Tan; The Max Rebo Band by Hillyhill; and Salacious Crumb by Allison Hoffman

We (Amanda, Tate, the kids & Anna) spent the week in Orlando for the duration of Star Wars Celebration VI because our “parent” store, TATE’S Comics, was running the Dark Horse Comics booth during the event. Rosemary had a really great time meeting all kinds of “bot-bots” (as she calls them) and playing in the huge pile of Lego Duplo blocks they had setup there for the younglings to enjoy. We really got a ton of amazing photos, I’ll include a couple of the best ones here just to give you taste!

5 month old Baby Tate being cradled lovingly by a HUGE momma Wookiee! He loved it!

 

Rosemary Jane in the Lego throne that Tate made for her.

 

Sweet lil Baby Tate just hanging out with Jabba!

 

Anna Pants with Warwick Davis. Chris Hardwicke modeling one of her "tie fighter" ties, handmade from vintage bedsheets!

 

Trapped in the Bacta Tank... :-0

That’s all for now… signing off with full intentions of posting more often (as always)!

-Amanda