2018 Royalty

Since its inception in 2011, Chewbacchus has been operated by three “Overlords” who organized the Krewe’s parties, events and parades. Kirah Haubrich, Brett Powers, and Ryan Ballard worked tirelessly for the last 8 years to grow the DIY marching group into a massive spectacle of pop-culture enthusiasm and homemade ingenuity. The three Overlords are happily retiring from their positions with the 2018 parade and passing their big weird space baby along to the newly created “Overboard”. The non-profit parading organization will be ran by this expanded official “Overboard” of a dozen rotating members who will run the various administrative aspects of Chewbacchus in the future.

Chewbacchus is proud to announce that the three original Overlords of the Krewe, Kirah Haubrich (Dilithium Crystal Hot Sauce), Brett Powers (MC Ghetto Fett), and Ryan Ballard (Space Commander Chewbaccacabra) will reign as the Royalty of the 2018 parade. Join us in celebrating their creation, their legacy and the silly Sci-Fi centric Carnival mashup they turned into an “only in New Orleans” cultural phenomenon. The Age of the Overlords is over. Long Live the Overlords!

“You know how the elves left Middle-Earth at the end of Lord of the Rings? It’s exactly like that.” says, Space Commander Chewbaccacabra AKA Ryan Ballard. “Chewbacchus is all grown up and can walk on its own furry legs. We’re proud of what we have created and what the Krewe has become. It means so much to so many people and it’s been an amazing ride for all of us. So long and thanks for all the fish!”

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