The wildest band of freaks and geeks in the known Universe continues to expand their mission to “Save the Galaxy One Drunken Nerd at a Time”. Now in their fourth year, The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus has grown exponentially and expects to roll with approximately 800 members in their 2014 Mardi Gras parade. They have also grown conceptually beyond being exclusively devoted to Science Fiction and now embrace all aspects of fandom including Fantasy and Horror… sort of like a mobile drunken version of Comic Con.
But true to their Sci-Fi roots, Chewbacchus will celebrate Star Trek in all its nerdy glory during Carnival 2014. They plan to roll again in the Marigny neighborhood on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 with the theme “The Wrath of Khan-ival”. An incredible fully-functional Barship Enterprise will be this year’s signature contraption. Expect to see lots of other clever Star Trek tributes by the superlatively creative members of the most ambitious DIY krewe in the multiverse.
We are looking for art that celebrates fandom in all its glory for our upcoming exhibition at the Big Top. Submit your best pop culture mash-ups and let your inner nerd shine. This Call for Entries is OPEN to ALL artists working in ANY medium, including video. Enter your masterpiece now and be a part of the greatest art show in the Western spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy.
This show will be juried by the Overlords of Chewbacchus and the Board of the Big Top.
There are FABULOUS Wookiee-centric prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners (as well as a People’s Choice award) provided by our good friends at Think Geek!
• Theme: Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/
• Art must be ready to hang
• All work must be For Sale: Artist will receive 50% of all sales, 40% will go to the Big Top Gallery, 10% will go to Chewbacchus - Please factor this into your pricing
• All work must be relatively kid friendly
• Sculpture must be wall mounted or ready to hang from ceiling – NO freestanding work
• Video submissions can be no longer than 15 minutes
• $5 entry fee per entry. YOU CAN PAY YOUR ENTRY FEE VIA THE CHEWBACCHUS STORE.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Send the following information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Email up to 2 images per entry in JPEG format
• Post Video Entries on YouTube and email us the link for consideration
• Artist Name
• Title of Work
• Retail Price
• Forward a copy of your receipt from Paypal showing your paid entry fee ($5 per entry)
ENTRY FEES: must be paid via the Chewbacchus Store or can be sent via PayPal to: email@example.com by the submission deadline, June 14, 2013.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, June 14th, 2013 @ Midnight
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, July 13th, 2013
CLOSING RECEPTION: Saturday, July 27th, 2013
For more information about this Open Call & the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus, LLC. contact:
Kirah Haubrich – Overlord Di Lithium Crystal Hot Sauce
For information on the Big Top NOLA contact:
Nicole Brant-Zawadzki: – Executive Director
1. MEMBERSHIP DEADLINE:
Membership in Chewbacchus 2013 CLOSES on THURSDAY, JANUARY 24th. PAY YOUR DUES NOW. Only current dues paying members will receive wristbands and be allowed to roll in the parade. Any and All parade crashers will be dealt with by the Red Shirts and handed off to our Police Escort to be dealt with accordingly.
2. PARADE WEEK:
In the days leading up to the parade the Den will be open:
- Wednesday 1/23 from 6 -10pm
- Thursday 1/24 from 1pm - 3pm
- Friday 1/25 from 6pm – 10pm
These are opportunities to drop off your parade contraptions pick up your wristbands and make final parade preparations.
DO NOT LOSE YOUR WRISTBAND. IF YOU LOSE IT YOU ARE COMPLETLY SCREWED AND WILL NOT BE ISSUED A REPLACEMENT.
3. PARADE DAY:
The Den (42 Architects Alley) will open at 3pm for check in on Parade Day, Saturday 1/26.
Feel free to bring coolers (CLEARLY MARKED WITH YOUR NAME AND PHONE #) with beer, food, and water for the pre-parade party and Chewbacchanal. Coolers can be stashed at the Den during the parade and taken to the Chewbacchanal afterwards. The Den will be locked during the Parade. We will open the Den for 30 MINUTES when we arrive back at the end of the parade to give you time to drop off your contraptions and grab your coolers. The Den will then be locked tight for the rest of the night.
Check the weather and costume accordingly.
Lineup starts at 7pm. Be there and be ready or risk losing your position in the lineup.
WE ROLL AT APPROX 8PM
The Chewbacchanal will take place 10:30pm – 2:00am, around the corner from the Den at 2830 Royal Street in the old Habitat ReStore Warehouse. It’s an amazing space and is going to be a killer party featuring:
- Dead Music Capital Band
- Alex McMurray and the Interstellar All-Stars
- DJ SpyC
- Some Metry Guy
- MC Chewbacon and Amen Five
Your parade wristband gets you into the Chewbacchanal for FREE.
The Chewbacchanal is OPEN to the Public for $15 @ the Door ($10 for folks in costume).
5. T-SHIRTS, ETC:
If you want any Chewbacchus Merch (t-shirts, stickers, etc.) you should buy it immediately in person or online. The Chewbacchus online store goes on hiatus for several months after Carnival season. Merch will be available at the Den during the Pre-Parade Party but WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE at the Chewbacchanal.
6. POST-PARADE/CHEWBACCHANAL CLEAN UP:
Volunteers are needed at the Ball-Site on Sunday, January 27th at High Noon to help with clean up and deinstallation. Please register with Overlord MC Ghetto Fett (Brett Powers) if you can help.
The Den will be open on Wednesday, January 30th for contraption pick-up, lost and found, AND yearly clean-up/junk purge. We have limited space and accumulate lots of detritus each season. Any contraptions, costumes, or contraband left at the Den after this date will be assimilated, pawned, or thrown away.
8. ALL HAIL OUR SACRED DRUNKEN WOOKIEE!!!
PETER MAYHEW TO REIGN AS KING OF THE 2013 INTERGALACTIC KREWE OF CHEWBACCHUS MARDI GRAS PARADE
“RETURN OF THE WOOKIEE”
The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus is thrilled to announce that Peter Mayhew and his wife Angie will be the Royalty of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus Parade in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 26th, 2013. The Mayhews will ride in royal Carnival splendor atop a specially built Millennium Falcon Golf Cart Parade Contraption.
Peter Mayhew is the towering gentle giant responsible for bringing Chewbacca to life in the Star Wars films. Mayhew, who stands 7’3″, was born in Barnes, England and currently lives in Texas with his wife Angie. Mr. Mayhew is also founder of the Peter Mayhew Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports Children’s Hospitals, Wounded Warrior Centers, and both special need and at risk children.
The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus is a New Orleans based Mardi Gras parade organization that celebrates all facets of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror fandom. Now in its 3rd year, the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus has grown from its humble beginning as a bar room joke into a powerful alliance of over 500 dues paying members who march with a fleet of homemade parade contraptions and incredible costumes. This self described “Open Source DIY Parade Organization” is open to anyone who pays the $42 membership dues and shows up on parade day in costume.
The 2013 Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus Parade will march on an all new route through the Historic Faubourg Marigny neighborhood with the theme “Return of the Wookiee”. This years parade will include several new parade contingents including: Krewe du Who (a Doctor Who themed Cosplay group), the Mystic Krewe of P.U.E.W.C. (People for the inclusion of Unicorns, Elves, and Winebots in Chewbacchus) and Krewe of the Living Dead (a zombie/horror themed krewe).
Mr. Mayhew is appearing courtesy of Galactic Productions.
Please visit www.chewbacchus.org to view the Mayhews’ official announcement video, get more information, see the route map, or join the krewe.
It’s ALIVE! Just in time for the Alien Beach Party…
We’re launching Chewbacchus 2013 with an incredible Kickstarter Project… “A Ride for THE Wookiee”! We’re raising funds to build a Millenium Falcon Golfcart Contraption specifically designed to carry Peter & Angie Mayhew in the 2013 Chewbacchus Parade (and beyond):
If you are a new or renewing member of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus you can pay your 2013 membership dues via Kickstarter and help us build a parade contraption for Chewbacca himself!
All Hail Our Sacred Drunken Wookiee!
Chewbacchus now has a YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/
We are currently seeking two types of videos to upload to our channel…
1. Please send in any awesome videos you might have of the Krewe in action (footage from parades and/or events).
2. We are also looking for TUTORIAL VIDEOS of you guys building awesome throws (bandoliers, wookiee panties, etc.)!
The best videos from each category will receive a set of original 8 x 10 prints of the 3 Laws of Chewbacchus signed by artist Ryan S Ballard.
Burn your videos onto a CD Rom and mail it to: Chewbacchus, PO Box 791633, NOLA 70179.
Chewbacchus has several internship opportunities available for the upcoming 2013 parade season.
Our interns assist with contraption construction, events management, parade logistics, PR, graphic design, and more. Contact us if you’ve got any of these skills and a desire to get involved with the most amazing DIY Sci Fi Parade Organization in the Known Universe.
If you are a college student we will even work with your school to ensure you get credit for your participation.
All intership postions are unpaid (Chewbacchus is a 100% volunteer organization) but the experience you’ll gain is priceless and may earn you a place on the Mothership when the shit hits the fan…