Charity fundraising organization Omaze is offering the chance to win a once in a lifetime Star Wars experience: A personal tour of Skywalker Ranch followed by a meeting with George Lucas himself. It gets even better: From there, you’ll fly out to Los Angeles to hang out with Mark Hamill at Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist Studios. All airfare and lodging is included for you and a guest!
I’m not saying that you should take a total stranger with you to Skywalker Ranch if you win, but… um… if you want to take a stranger then why not your friendly neighborhood unboundworlds.com writer? And no, I don’t mean Shawn Speakman. (Sorry, Shawn!)
Anyway, presuming the Force is With You and you manage to win this amazing contest you may hope to learn something about Episode VII. Well, I wouldn’t hold my breath, but here’s some of the other stuff you may learn, courtesy of Omaze:
What You’ll Learn: What it’s like to set foot in the incredibly exclusive, over 4,000 acre fantasy world and workplace of Star Wars’ mastermind, the secret to perfecting your Chewie impression, and why a battleship the size of a planet had a completely unprotected thermal exhaust port.
I have to admit that I’ve often wondered about that thermal exhaust port thing. Between that and the entirely unexpected trash compactor monster I’d say that there were more than a few Imperial contractors called onto the carpet in the days after the Battle of Yavin. (“Apology accepted…”)
All you’ve got to do to earn a chance to win is kick in a few bucks. How many? As little as $10 gets you a ticket to enter into this e-raffle. The more tickets you buy, the greater your chance of winning. Not only that, but you can also qualify for some nifty “thank you” prizes like t-shirts and a lightsaber autographed by Mark Hamill!
Funds raised in the contest will go to the Make A Wish foundation, so even if you don’t win the experience you can be proud that you helped a sick boy or girl have a magical experience of their own.
Unbound Worlds.com and Penguin Random House are not sponsors of this contest and information here is presented solely for your entertainment.