THE Wookiee (AKA Bigfoot in Space) + Roman god of Wine & Revelry =
BEHOLD The 2015 Chewbacchus Parade Route!
The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus Announces Full Details on their All New Route, 2015 Parade “Royalty” and the Chewbacchanal Block Party
The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus will throw their annual Carnival Parade and Chewbacchanal on February 7th, 2015. The Parade rolls prompt at 6pm on an all new longer route through the Bywater and Marigny neighborhoods. The Science Fiction and Fantasy themed Krewe is doing a full-tilt religious parody theme this year… “Cult of the Sacred Drunken Wookiee”. The parade will feature an 11 foot tall golden wookiee effigy surrounded by a group of dancing devotees and over fifty sub-krewes rolling with their own satirical themes and group costumes.
The Krewe will be joined by guest celebrity “Pope” Andy Richter, who will be filming his Chewbacchus experience for the Conan Obrien Show!
In addition, Saint Peter Mayhew, the Mighty Chewbacca Himself, Incarnation of the Wookiee on Earth, Emperor for Life and Pope of Popes will roll in the 2015 Chewbacchus Parade. He will be joined by his lovely Royal Consort and Queen, Angie Mayhew, Our Lady of Space Grace!
Combined with Pope Andy Richter, we have a trinity of Chewbacchus “Royal” Divinity in the 2015 Chewbacchus Parade.
Long live the Space Cult!
All Hail Our Sacred Drunken Wookiee!
The Krewe of Chewbacchus is one of the easiest Mardi Gras krewe’s to be a part of and prides itself on its accessibility and informal structure. The krewe is open to one and all. Anyone who wants to roll in parade simply needs to pay their $42 yearly dues, show up in costume and join in the fun. All krewe members receive a wristband that allows them to roll in the parade and attend the post-parade bash, the Chewbacchanal.
Krewe members should check in at the Lineup on parade day between 3-5pm on parade day to receive their wristband. Anyone marching without a wristband will be pulled out of the lineup by Parade Security and asked nicely to leave. Anyone hostile will be handed over immediately to Chewbacchus’ NOPD parade detail.
Wristbands can also be picked up at any of the krewe’s open build days at the Den week leading up to the parade.
Castillo Blanco will be open for last minute work, contrpation drop off and wristband pickup during the week leading up to the Chewbacchus Parade at the following times.
Monday, Feb. 2nd: 4pm – 8pm
Tuesday, Feb. 3rd: 4pm – 8pm
Wednesday, Feb. 4th: 12noon – 8pm
Thursday, Feb. 5th: 4-8pm
Friday, Feb. 6th: 2pm – 4pm
The building will be open at 12noon on Saturday, Feb. 7th. PARADE DAY!
Lineup starts at 3pm. Get your wristbands early and avoid the maddness. We are rolling DEEP this year.
Anyone bringing a contraption to the parade can stash it at the Den for free during the week leading up to the parade. Contraptions can then be stashed at the Den following the parade for free until the following Saturday.
The parade lineup will start at the corner of Lesseps and Saint Claude Avenue and wind around Marais Street and up Poland Avenue. All registered sub-krewes will receive numbered spots in the lineup at check in. Individual marchers are welcome to roll wherever they please around and in between the more cohesive groups.
A route map is attached. There will be Krewe Only port-o-lets staged at the neutral ground on Elysian Fields and in the park on Dauphine Street across from the Joint. Krewe members who need to use these facilities are welcome to break out of the lineup and use the port-o-lets at their own discretion during the march.
All parade marchers bringing contraptions are encouraged to bring along a small trash can to collect any cups or trash they may generate on the route. We make a massive internal effort to keep our route and neighborhood clean. Please be respectful of our streets even in the midst of the revelry.
This years Chewbacchanal immediately follows the parade from 11 -2am. It will be a massive block party that occupies the entire 4300 block of Saint Claude Avenue including several large tented areas and outdoor art installations. It is absolutely free to all Krewe members and is open to the public. Entry is $15 for the general public, and only $10 for those dressed in costume. It is 21+ and the entertainment lineup includes: DJ MicPhedusha, Oscillation Communications, The Dead Music Capital Band, the Browncoat Brass Band and more. Several food trucks will be onsite for hungry partiers.
Sponsors include: ELOPE, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Secret Moonbase Productions LLC., Castillo Blanco LLC., Pompadour Productions and +1 Gaming.
For more info on the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus please visit: www.chewbacchus.org
Questions? Read the Guide.
BECOME AN ORDAINED CHEWBACCHANALIEN MINISTER!
It’s official. The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus is NOT just a Science Fiction themed Mardi Gras Parade Organization… We are also a satirical Space Cult! We celebrate a timeless form of divine revelry. Our ritual is to parade thru the streets of New Orleans each Carnival Season dispensing the blessings of the Sacred Drunken Wookiee!
For just $42 you can become an Ordained Minister in the Cult of the Sacred Drunken Wookiee!
WHO ARE WE?!?!
The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus is a Mardi Gras parade organization for the most revelrous Star Wars Freaks, Trekkies, Whovians, Mega-Geeks, Gamers, Cosplayers, Circuit Benders, Cryptozooligists, UFO Conspiracy Theorists, Mad Scientists, and all the rest of Super Nerdom.
Our formula is simple… Bacchanalian Revelry + Sci Fi = BacchanALIENS.
Zulu throws coconuts, Muses throw shoes, the Krewe of Chewbacchus creates and throws a whole range of incredible homemade goodies including: amazing furry bandoliers, stenciled towels (for intrepid galactic hitchhikers), wookiee panties, handmade TARDIS beanbags, DIY beads and more!
The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus puts together an amazing Carnival parade each year and rolls through the streets of New Orleans dispensing the blessings of Our Sacred Drunken Wookiee to the masses. Then we throw an amazing party… the CHEWBACCHANAL!
Chewbacchus marches with 800+ BacchanALIEN revelers in an amazing assortment of homemade Sci-Fi costumes. We roll with several of the best brass bands in the city and an incredible array of parade contraptions including a Millenium Falcon Wookiee Throne, a Mayan Temple on Wheels, a King Cake Flying Saucer (with an alien baby), a “Chariot of the Gods” Mobile Discotech complete with glowing crystal skulls, flapping wings, rocket thrusters and spinning propellers, a XXX-Wing tricycle, the Bar2D2 mobile keg droid, a fleet of Snowspeeders, giant puppets and much much more.
Chewbacchus is the Future of Revelry. We are DIY, homemade, homegrown, totally sustainable, GREEN to the gills, and the 1st true OPEN SOURCE parade. Any and ALL Sci Fi costumes and themes are welcome and you can build and bring basically anything you want to roll in the parade. However ALL parade contraptions must be pushed, pedaled, pulled or powered by electric motors (or particle propulsion). We do not use internal combustion engines to power our parade contraptions. We utilize tricycles, shopping carts, robotic power chairs, rickshaws, golfcarts, etc.
We have only 3 simple thematic rules re: costumes and parade contraptions…
1. No unicorns (unless they have rocket thrusters).
2. No elves (unless they are cyborgs).
3. Whinebots will be airlocked into the nearest Black Hole.
*IMPORTANT NOTE* If you are a Thrusterless Unicorn, a Non-Cybernetic Elf, or an “H”-free Winebot… there IS still a place for you within the embrace of the Sacred Drunken Wookiee… the Mystic Krewe of P.U.E.W.C.!
**PS by the way** ALL Winebot Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Chewbacchus is not just a Mardi Gras parade organization. We throw awesome parties and have incredible events throughout the year including Alien Beach Parties, Apocalypse Blow Outs, Geek Socials and our annual Sci Fi fashion show “Set Your Phasers to Stunning”. We also collaborate with several other organizations to roll in many other parades throughout the year.
The Krewe of Chewbacchus is always seeking new members and is OPEN to EVERYONE. Yearly membership dues are $42 (the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything) and secure your place in the Chewbacchus Parade and get you FREE entry to the Chewbacchanal. This incredible deal also includes the eternal envy of your peers.
Membership is half price ($21) for kids (12 and under) and is FREE for children age 3 or younger.
You are already a space cadet so you might as well make it official and join the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus. Visit the Chewbacchus Shop to pay your dues and join the krewe to be a part of the intergalactic lunacy.
Make it Sew – Make it Throw – Make it Geaux:
Chewbacchus Open Build Workshops
In the months leading up to Carnival Season (approx Nov – Feburary), The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus hosts several open studio nights in our amazing Den space at the incredible multi-disciplinary arts space “Castillo Blanco”.
These Open Builds are your chance to mix and mingle, get involved and meet other krewe members, create throws, work on your costume, help with the big Krewe builds and get advice and access to tools that can help you assemble your very OWN amazing parade contraptions.
The address for Castillo Blanco is 4321 Saint Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.
For more info on Castillo Blanco LLC. please visit: www.4321saintclaude.com
As usual there will be several extra ad hoc open builds AS NEEDED during the week leading up to the parade.
Chewbacchus has an amazing Den at Castillo Blanco complete with climate control, good lighting and power. However, the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus does not own Castillo Blanco. Chewbacchus merely rents den space at C.B. for storage and builds. There are other tenants whose schedules, needs and space must be respected.
Castillo Blanco is not a retail location and there are no store hours. Nobody works at Castillo Blanco and nobody lives at Castillo Blanco. It is a facility for storage, special projects, build nights, and special events.
Krewe members should not expect any access whatsoever to the building outside of the normal open build schedule. There is limited space available for rent for those who would like to store contraptions at Castillo Blanco if they don’t want to haul stuff back and forth from the building. Price = $2/square foot per month based on the amount of space your “thing” takes up. Just keep in mind you will only be guaranteed to be able to get in to work on your stuff during regularly scheduled open builds. If you are interested in renting storage space at Castillo Blanco you should contact Space Commander Chewbaccacabra.
Castillo Blanco will go into full IKOC mode for the week of the parade. Contraptions, props, etc can be dropped off and stored there during the week leading up to the parade for FREE.
The Chewbacchus Email List
To receive email updates on the krewe and upcoming events please join our Google Group:
The Chewbacchus Facebook Group
The Chewbacchus Group on FB is extremely active and is a great way to stay up to date:
The Chewbacchus iPhone/iPad App
The Low-Tech Solution
Wanna join the krewe the good ol’ fashion way via cash or check? Would you like to mail us a gift or donation? Our mailing address is:
Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus, LLC.
PO Box 791633, NOLA 70179
ALL HAIL OUR SACRED DRUNKEN WOOKIEE!