In the summer of 2000, there was a special event held at GenCon (back when there was just one, and it was in Milwaukee) that will likely live on in convention and Club Jade infamy for generations. The previous fall, Del Rey had taken the reigns of the Star Wars novel line and started things off by killing Chewbacca. Club Jade, in turn, held a funeral and wake for the mighty wookiee at GenCon, complete with a processional bearing his coffin marching through the Hyatt led by a bagpiper tooting Amazing Grace. The Normals were stunned, I tell you.
This time, the ears make sense. Okay, so maybe Wookiees don’t have adorable round little ears on the very top of their heads. Still, it’s the thought that counts.
Best entry I’ve seen yet in the Stephen Colbert Greenscreen Challenge. (Warning: Contains George W. Bush.)
J. Hasbien Talent Agency. Finding work for ‘semi-retired’ sci-fi characters.
Wookiee Nights, a Star Wars/Boogie Nights trailer mashup. Yes, really.
Chewbacca is Entertainment Weekly’s fourth greatest sidekick of all time, proving that everyones loves a Wookiee. Other geek-friendly sidekicks include Samwise Gamgee (#7,) Ron and Hermoine (#11,) Willow Rosenberg (#17) and Silent Bob (#39.)