Steve J. Sansweet

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Steve Sansweet is an author and chairman/CEO of Rancho Obi-Wan.

The Petaluma, Calif., non-profit museum is home to an estimated 300,000 items and is considered the largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Sansweet served as Director of Content Management and head of Fan Relations at Lucasfilm Ltd. for 15 years, where he remains an advisor after retiring from the company in 2011.

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Steve Sansweet is an author and chairman/CEO of Rancho Obi-Wan.

The Petaluma, Calif., non-profit museum is home to an estimated 300,000 items and is considered the largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Sansweet served as Director of Content Management and head of Fan Relations at Lucasfilm Ltd. for 15 years, where he remains an advisor after retiring from the company in 2011.

The Philadelphia native and former business journalism professor at the University of South California penned 19 books beginning in 1976, 17 of which focus on the Star Wars franchise.

Among his titles are the "Star Wars Encyclopedia," the "Star Wars Scrapbook: The Essential Collection," and "I'd Just As Soon Kiss A Wookiee!: The Quotable Star Wars."

Sansweet played a vital role in the development of Star Wars Celebration, the franchise's official global convention circuit. He has also filmed more than 50 hours of air time on QVC as a co-host of a Star Wars collectibles program.

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