The BacchanALIENs Guide to Chewbacchus
SERIOUSLY, DON’T PANIC. THE CHEWBACCHUS PARADE IS A WONDERFUL, SUPER FUN EXPERIENCE. SLOW DOWN, RELAX, AND ENJOY THE RIDE.
How can I become a member of the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus?
Pay your $42 yearly membership dues via Paypal, credit card, cash, or check and you will be added to the Krewe roster and Chewbacchanal guest list. That’s all you gotta do. ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES SUNDAY, FEB 12th at MIDNIGHT.
You WILL NOT receive a membership card or a magic decoder ring or a personal visit from the Overlords, so quit asking and chill out. You will be on the krewe list and will check-in and receive a wristband (AKA Droid Collar). Just show up in an awesome costume.
How do I get my Droid Collar? What if I am teleporting into the Parade from Alpha Centauri and won’t arrive until Friday. Can my Subkrewe Captain/Friend/Mother/Droid Butler pick up my wristband?
Wristbands can be picked up at Castillo Blanco Tuesday February 14 from 2-9 pm. Wednesday February 15 from 2-9 pm. Thursday February 16 from 2-9 pm and parade day at the starting point of the line up, from 1 pm until 1 hour before roll. NO PICK UP ON FRIDAY
You may have someone else sign for your wristband so that you can avoid the crush of picking yours up Parade Day. ONCE YOUR DROID COLLAR LEAVES OUR CUSTODY, YOU/YOUR FRIEND/YOUR DROID BUTLER ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IT. Guard it as you would guard your most valuable possession because come Parade Day, IT IS!
When and where is the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus parade?
I don’t understand the whole Mystic Krewe of P.U.E.W.C. thing. Isn’t Chewbacchus a Science Fiction themed parade? Am I missing something important here?
Why, Yes. Yes you are. Science Fiction and Fantasy are two sides of the same coin. And if you throw in Horror… well, then you’ve got some weird three-sided conceptual coin. The point is… Chewbacchus is a Science Fiction themed parade organization BUT we all love Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter, and lots of other nerdy/geeky/dorky but not strictly “Sci Fi” stuff.
The Mystic Krewe of P.U.E.W.C. exists to allow ALL of FANDOM to enjoy the blessings of the Sacred Drunken Wookiee and take part in the fun. P.U.E.W.C. is just Chewbacchus wearing a different silly hat and telling itself meta-jokes.
There are a million parade contingents in Chewbacchus! I don’t know whether to join the Krewe of Chewbacchus proper, P.U.E.W.C., Krewe of the Living Dead, or Krewe du Who, etc. etc. etc.? I’m so confused?! Do I need to be in a sub-krewe?!?!
The answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything is 42.
Everybody kicks in $42 and gets access to the general supplies/builds/space at the den, the Bar2D2 and other keg-bearing contraptions during the parade, and entry to the Chewbacchanal. We’re all onboard the same Chewbacchus Mothership. Chewbacchus is a multi-headed hydra of fandom and awesomeness. We are all one under the banner of the Sacred Drunken Wookiee.
Only about 20% of the marchers in the IKoC Parade are affiliated with any type of cohesive group AKA “sub-krewe” in any capacity. MOST of the Chewbacchus Parade is made up of individuals, couples and small groups of friends who show up in costume and roll.
Why do I need a Droid Collar?
What happens if I don’t get a Droid Collar or lose it?
What if I’m bringing a homemade float or art bicycle or parade contraption?
Can I park near the parade?
I want to bring my dog, mountain goat, tiger, bantha, etc. Is that cool?
I want to drop my kid off at the parade and use Chewbacchus like a babysitting service. Is this ok?
Should I get as drunk as a Tusgan Raider in the Mos Eisley Cantina before the parade?
What should I bring to throw?
Chewbacchus has a DIY throw policy. We are not going to provide you with a boatload of cheap plastic garbage to litter the streets with. It’s not how we roll. We believe that one single handmade Chewbacchus throw is BETTER than an entire truckload of junk that nobody really wants anyway.
You can build basically whatever you want to throw… However, don’t bring more than you can physically carry… Nope. Stop it. Shhhh…. Quit asking. Just don’t do it. Quality NOT Quantity, people. Just choose your recipients carefully and make your throws count.
Can I store throws and other personal items on the Bar2D2 or in the cab of the Falcon, or like can you watch my purse and coat for just like 5 minutes?
Will I be able to get my non-Chewbacchus friends into the Chewbacchanal?
Will I be able to get all of my friends in the Krewe Only area(s) at the Chewbacchanal?
It’s Carnival Time in New Orleans! Whoo Hoo! Im gonna throw my trash on the ground like a goddamn barbarian! Totally cool, right?
No. It’s not cool. We don’t actually have droids to clean up after ourselves in the neighborhoods we parade through. Please be mindful that we pass in front of peoples’ homes and dispose of your trash in an environmentally respectful manner. Trash mitigation is a MAJOR issue. To that end…
- Chewbacchus coordinates disposable trash cans with ALL of the bars/venues on the route to mitigate the trash generated outside their venues by the MASSIVE crowds of spectators/bar patrons who come to see our parade. Use these trash cans.
- WE (as a Krewe) make a concerted effort to not generate any debris internally. Everyone needs to take care of their own trash. Put a trashcan on your contraptions to contain your trash and use it.
- Try and avoid doing things that generate unnecessary waste. Plastic bagged throws is EASY low hanging fruit… though it is the absolutely smallest component of the trash issue. But we do our best to help mitigate ALL types of trash on EVERY level.
- Major Trash Issues = Beer Cans, Go Cups, Food Wrappers.