LFL Director of Content Management and Head of Fan Relations, Steve Sansweet, is headed into his final week with Lucasfilm and offered up the following kind note to fans on his Facebook page today...
"In lieu of my “Pick of the Week” I’d like to take this space to express my deepest thanks to all of you as I start my final week as a salaried employee of Lucasfilm. The last 15 years have been an amazing journey, and by far the best part has been meeting wonderful people worldwide and becoming fast friends with so many of you. You have been my inspiration, during 70+ hour work weeks leading up to Celebrations; while pushing hard to get the best possible material to share with you at panels; coming up with “unusual” costumes to make us all laugh; and watching the 501st and then the Rebel Legion grow from a couple of guys encased in plastic to worldwide organizations that have fun while doing good.
Star Wars fans are simply the best! As I’ve said before, I will continue to be a part of fandom and attend conventions, hopefully including many I haven’t had the chance to go to before. I promise a major update on my future within the week. Until then, May the Force be with You…always!"
While we'll all miss Steve in his official LFL capacity, we wish him well as he moves on with his career. Let's face it, he'll be gone as an employee but he'll remain one heck of a Star Wars fan and collector. If you get a chance, stop by Steve's Facebook page to wish him well and thank him for all he's done for us over the years.