First 11 Locations, Dates Set On 2019 Wizard World Calendar

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‘Ghostbusters Fan Fest’ In L.A., Plus Chicago, Philadelphia Lead Events Scheduled To Date; Additional Cities, Dates To Be Announced; 2018 Springfield, Montgomery Events Canceled

LOS ANGELES, August 30, 2018 – With several of its traditional cities plus the exciting “ Ghostbusters Fan Fest” as highlights, Wizard Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced the initial 11 events to be held in 2019, beginning with New Orleans, January 4-6. Additional cities and venues are still to be scheduled and will be announced when finalized.

Wizard World also announced that its Springfield, Mo., and Montgomery, Ala., shows, which were originally scheduled for October 26-28 and November 9-11, 2018, as first time markets, will not be held. All remaining 2018 Wizard World events will proceed as scheduled.

The 2019 calendar will see the return of Wizard World’s two longest-running events, Chicago (22nd year) and Philadelphia (19th annual). In addition, Wizard World will hold its tenth Austin and ninth New Orleans and Columbus shows, as well as its seventh visits to Portland and St. Louis , respectively. The dates for Tulsa and Sacramento will be established following the 2018 events in those cities. Tickets for all 2019 Wizard World events are available for sale now at http://www.wizardworld.com.

The 2019 schedule to date is as follows (*denotes new for 2019):

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Spirit Halloween Expanding Beyond Protons

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This past Ghostbusters Day (GBI Blog Post, June 7, 2018) with Wizard World seemingly dominating Ghostbusters 34th into 35th anniversaries activities we way overlooked to post about Spirit Halloween then upcoming Ghostbusters prop toys (and other) merchandise. We are poor business ghostheads associates Spirit Halloween. We should have pumpkin spice food & beverages in the near future.

We’re finally making the time two months later to post about Spirit Ghostbusters prop toys, including the Spirit exclusive Ghost Trap. (GBI Blog Post, July 21, 2018)

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Ghostbusters: The Card Game

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Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters Card Game coming soon!

San Diego, CA (August 29, 2018)Renegade Game Studios™, Albino Dragon, and Sony Pictures are excited to announce a new hauntingly-fun title – Ghostbusters: The Card Game! Gear up, trap the best ghosts, and don’t get too slimed! This title is co-designed by the powerful designing duo Daryl Andrews and Erica Bouyouris and features original illustrations by Jacqui Davis and Todd Bright (Ex Libris).

You can find this title on game shelves beginning this Fall. Pre-order from your Friendly Local Game Store now or through the Renegade Store.

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Ernie Hudson, Ivan Reitman Appearances Among ‘Ghostbusters’ Activities At Wizard World Comic Con Chicago, August 23-26

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Violet Ramis Stiel, Maurice LaMarche, Erik Burnham Also To Attend; Windy City Ghostbusters, Panels, Demonstrations, Replica Ecto-1, Giant Inflatable Stay Puft, Videos Highlight Weekend Of ‘Ghostbusters’ Themed Fun At Donald E. Stephens Convention Center


erniehudsonwizworldROSEMONT, Ill., August 21, 2018 – Wizard World Comic Con Chicago will be Ghostbusters Headquarters for fans of the classic movie franchise, with appearances by the film’s producer/director Ivan Reitman (Saturday) and star Ernie Hudson (Friday through Sunday) highlighting a stream of activities during the event, August 23-26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. In addition to the Windy City Ghostbusters (Facebook) fan group, who will be on hand with a massive presence, fans can take part in special programming, photos with a giant inflatable Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, replica Ecto-1 vehicle and more.

The celebration is part of the lead-up to the 35th anniversary Ghostbusters Fan Fest presented by Wizard World, June 8-9, 2019, at Ghost Corps headquarters on the famed Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif.

Some of the Ghostbusters-themed activities at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago include:

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‘Ghostbusters’ Activities Abound At Wizard World Comic Con Winston-Salem, August 3-5

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Smoky Mountain Ghostbusters, (Facebook) Panels, Demonstrations, Replica Ecto-1, Giant Inflatable Stay-Puft, Videos Highlight Weekend Of ‘Ghostbusters’ Themed Fun At Benton Convention Center.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 24, 2018 – Wizard World Comic Con Winston-Salem will be Ghostbusters Headquarters for fans of the classic movie franchise, with a stream of activities during the inaugural event, August 3-5 at the Benton Convention Center. In addition to the Smoky Mountain Ghostbusters (Facebook) fan group, who will be on hand with a massive presence, fans can take part in special programming, photos with a giant inflatable Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, replica Ecto-1 vehicle and more.

The celebration is part of the lead-up to the 35th anniversary Ghostbusters Fan Fest presented by Wizard World, (GBI Blog Post, June 7, 2018) on June 8-9, 2019, at Ghost Corps headquarters on the famed Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif.

Some of the Ghostbusters-themed activities at Wizard World Comic Con Winston-Salem include:

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Spirit Halloween Ghost Trap

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Each year, Ghostbusters fans sit at the edge of their seats waiting to see what Spirit is going to come up with next, and this year we’re not going to disappoint. We’ve got plenty of tricks up our sleeves—in fact, we have so many, that we’re actually giving you guys an early surprise before the Halloween season. Are you ready for something totally new and awesome? Drum roll, please…!

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Wizard World Teams With Sony Pictures, and Ghost Corps On Ghostbusters Fan Fest Presented By Wizard World, June 8-9, 2019, Celebrating Iconic Film’s 35th Anniversary

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Year-long Countdown Begins Today At Wizard World Comic Con Columbus With Free Single-Day Admission, ‘Ghostbusters’-Themed Programs This Weekend; Fan Fest To Be Held On Sony Pictures Studio Lot Featuring ‘Ghostbusters’ Creators, Talent and Crew; Event Continues IP Collaboration With Sony

CULVER CITY, Calif., June 7, 2018—In anticipation of Ghostbusters Day tomorrow, the anniversary of the classic comedy which released 34 years ago on June 8, 1984, Wizard World, Sony Pictures and Ghost Corps have teamed up to announce an extraordinary live event, the Ghostbusters Fan Fest presented by Wizard World, to be held June 8-9, 2019 at Ghost Corps headquarters on the famed Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, Calif. Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD), which produces the largest touring pop culture convention series, will produce the Ghostbusters Fan Fest.

Ghostbusters Fan Fest presented by Wizard World will be the ultimate celebration of the film, which starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, andErnie Hudson and was directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. For the 35th anniversary, fans will participate in exclusive panels, meet the Ghostbusters creators, talent and crew and experience Ghostbusters augmented reality and virtual reality games.

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Ghostbusters Official Fan Club Membership Card

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Within 30 days of Ghostbusters original theatrical release Mark Lister and Jim Garvey from Swissvale, Pennsylvania spent $10,000 USD ($24,018 USD in 2018) to start and license the first Ghostbusters Fan Club. (GBI Blog Post, June 8, 2014)

Related: Ghostbusters Official Fan Club. (Spook Central)

On that very day (in Summer 1984 or June 8, 2014) the certificate of Anti-Paranormal Proficiency surfaced. The Official Membership Card hadn’t in hi-res glory until Groundhog Day 2018! Ghosthead Lance Dobersek tweeted the following:

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Ghostbusters International Franchise Check In 2018

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Update, February 17, 2018


We checked for the missing Ghostbusters groups today. I was able to update most of them world wide, even adding some new franchises in the process.

US: Kansas Ghostbusters groups, are ya out there?

Puerto Rico: We’re still concerned about ghostheads in Puerto Rico. We couldn’t specifically find En Puerto Rico, we’ve added Ghostbusters Puerto Rico.

England: We couldn’t confirm Pompey Ghostbusters. We’ve added Ghostbusters London. We’ve been able to confirm Ghostbusters of North Lanarkshire.

Scotland: We’ve added Ghostbusters of Scotland.

Australia: We couldn’t confirm Premier State Ghostbusters. We’ve added The Victorian Ghostbusters.

Original post after the break.

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Pressing Incorporated Words

 

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Two thousand, sixteen. A new year for the Ghostbusters franchise. A milestone year. A year I thought once again GBI should have a new domain name. One that’s less than twenty five letters.

Last year the identity for Ghostbusters International was a little less strong. With continuing changes to my life I had less time to update this site, let alone a few. I’m trying.

The renewal for what was ghostbustersintern dot com has come and gone. I decided not so hastily to not renew the domain name for another year. “For the foreseeable future” Ghostbusters International’s site will only be using WordPress default website address.


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Please update your bookmarks and feeds accordingly. Thank you.

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