Thanks for visiting Wizard World Comic Con Chicago!

The Nerd Parodist Club sold a lot of books, especially The Wobbit A Parody. My colleague, James Finn Garner did well with his Rex Koko, Private Clown detective novel. 


Our programming event Star Wars vs. Lord Of The Rings: Which Is Better? had record attendance of more than 250 fans! Special thanks to celebrity judge John Wroblewski. His scorekeeping helped to determine a clear winner this year: LOTR by a narrow but indisputable margin. That, coupled with my Wobbit sales, suggest that Tolkien may still be popular.


The Coloring Contest, featuring art from Talk Like Jabba, was a smash hit! I've posted some of it below. Thanks to everyone that participated!

Star Wars Parodies

TALK LIKE JABBA: The Star Wars Parody Big Fun Activity Book

Stuck on the planet farthest from the bright center of the Universe? Losing patience waiting for a Jedi Master to make himself known? Is your day rainier than the clone world of Kamino? Then this is the book for you! Packed full of activities to while away the days waiting for the next saga installment, TALK LIKE JABBA will test your skills, tickle your funny bone, and help you stretch out with your feelings! 

THE LOST STAR WARS DIARY, A Parody (Imagined Production Notes)

 

Paul Erickson, parody author and founder of the Paul Erickson Nerd Parodist Club, claims to have discovered a never-before-seen diary of production notes from the 1977 film Star Wars. Erickson has carefully edited the diary, now available  as The Lost Star Wars Diary: A Parody (Imagined Production Notes)

JAR JAR WARS, Episode IV: A New Dope

The book JAR JAR WARS is intended to help George Lucas finally get the recognition he deserves for the science fiction/fantasy film he did in 1977. One reason the film has never reached its full potential is there are too many technical elements in the movie that are never fully explained. Why is there sound in space? Why didn't Chewbacca get a medal? Since there are no reasonable explanations in STAR WARS, they are included in JAR JAR WARS.  

Tolkien Parodies

The Superfriends Of The Ring

  Most Middle-earth fans agree that Tolkien might have become popular in the United States if his books weren't so British-sounding. This parody addresses that issue, Americanizing Tolkien and making his work, finally, enjoyable to the wider U.S. audience.   

The Wobbit A Parody

  Don't be fooled by imitations! Read the first and most beloved parody of The Hobbit, THE WOBBIT A PARODY. This is the original, published years before another parody was published with the exact same title. You want this one, the only one written by Paul Erickson, Nerd Parodist.  

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About The Author

Paul Erickson was born in 1959, and has always lived in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park. While at Oak Park & River Forest High School he spent most of his time playing Dungeons & Dragons. In 1977, he attended multiple screenings of Star Wars. He earned a BA in Philosophy, and then went into banking.

In 2009 his banking career was cut short when his employer went out of business. While in line at the unemployment office, he realized no one in the US had ever published a parody of The Hobbit. He went to Starbucks with his MacBook and got to work, combining all his nerd knowledge with his one true skill: parody. In 2011, he published The Wobbit A Parody on Kindle. 

The Wobbit A Parody was discovered on the internet and published as a German paperback in 2012 by Piper Verlag. They requested his second parody, The Superfriends Of The Ring and published it in 2013. Wisely changing direction in 2015, they requested and published Jar Jar Wars- Episode IV: A New Dope. They requested and published a second Star Wars parody, The Lost Star Wars Diary: Imagined Production Notes in 2017. He recently completed work on an unprecedented third parody in the series,  Talk Like Jabba: The Star Wars Parody Big Fun Activity Book .

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