The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus proudly announces the theme for their 2015 Mardi Gras Parade… Chewbacchus 2015: “The Cult of the Sacred Drunken Wookiee”!
No longer content to be just the greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy themed parade organization in the galaxy, the Krewe of nearly 1,000 members has transformed itself into a full-fledged satirical space cult. The conceptual masterminds who push the buttons behind the scenes have worked logistical and legal wonders. Chewbacchus is now classified as a 501c3 charitable and benevolent religious organization. The Krewe is also offering the opportunity to become an Ordained ChewbacchanALIEN Minister on their website. The ordainments are totally legitimate and grant the legal right to officiate at weddings and other religious ceremonies. Several Chewbacchus weddings are already scheduled in the coming weeks.
Is it a joke taken to the extreme? Maybe. It’s also all 100% real and true. Chewbacchus is now a religion.
To this end, the 2015 Chewbacchus Parade on February 7th, 2015 will be a religious procession featuring a 10 foot tall multi-armed Wookiee god on a throne. There will be no royalty, no kings or queens. The Sacred Drunken Wookiee himself will be the centerpiece of this years Chewbacchus festivities. There will, however, be several surprise celebrity guests in this years parade who will be honored as the “Popes of Chewbacchus”.
The Krewe is kicking off their season of activities with a party celebrating the release of their brand new sacred text, a 42 page coloring book featuring krewe-sourced drawings, poems and jokes. The official book release party for “The Book of the Wook: The Chewbacchus Coloring Book and Guide to the Cult of the Sacred Drunken Wookiee” will be on Friday, November 7th at 9pm at the Krewe’s brand new headquarters and “church”, Castillo Blanco at 4321 Saint Claude Avenue in the Bywater. The event will feature live music from many of the amazing musicians and musical acts who are part of the wild, wooly world of Chewbacchus including the Browncoat Brass Band and several special guests.
The Book of the Wook Release Party and Chewbacchus Season Kickoff is also the Grand Opening of Castillo Blanco, one of the most exciting new additions to the Bywater’s creative community. This 7,000 square foot multi-disciplinary creative space features a contemporary Art Gallery, the Mardi Gras prop showroom of Royal Artists Inc., the operations office of Secret Moonbase Productions LLC. and the studio of conceptual artist Ryan S. Ballard, in addition to the new Den of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus.
Event Details: Book of the Wook Release Party and Chewbacchus Season Kickoff
Where: Castillo Blanco, 4321 Saint Claude Ave., NOLA 70117
When: Friday, November 7th, 2014