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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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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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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Playstation VR Ghostbusters Now Hiring

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If you ever wanted to work for us, it just really isn’t an option, Sony Pictures Virtual Entertainment may have the next best thing. You don’t even have to leave your personal HQ, unless you need to.

If you have a Sony Playstation 4, accompanying virtual reality (VR) head gear, and love Ghostbusters, you’re almost ready for Ghostbusters Is Hiring: Firehouse. ($6.99 USD, Playstation Store)

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More About The Stranger Things Ghostbusters Tribute

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During that super football game where some of us think something mysterious happened, Netflix show Stranger Things aired a commercial with the previously talked about (GBI Blog Post, February 3, 2017) Ghostbusters teaser.

Now Entertainment Weekly has an [Warning: Possible Spoilersarticle about Stranger Things season 2 plot. With a clue for ghostheads and Stranger Things fans about why Mike, (Finn Wolfhard) Dustin, (Gaten Matarazzo) and Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) are dressed in fairly accurate Ghostbusters costumes for the time.

If you haven’t seen their Super Bowl commercial yet, its embedded below. If you’re not caught up with season 1, it may contain possible spoilers.

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Ghostbusters Tribute Coming to Stranger Things

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Netflix show Stranger Things, with season 1 taking place in 1983 in part is also a tribute to “real” ’80s entertainment nostalgia. Ghosheads wondered if Stranger Things could take a break long enough from their seriousness to mention Ghostbusters when they get to 1984. Ghostheads and uh Stranger Things fans would just have to wait until New Years.

On that important Ghostbusters like day Stranger Things Twitter account tweeted:

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Ghostbusters: Answer The Call Matte Painting Breakdown

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Digital Matte Painter Carl Edlund, (Harry Potter franchise, Gravity, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Gods Of Egypt and so much more) created matte paintings for Ghostbusters: Answer The Call.

Mr. Edlund shared a video breaking down some of the matte paintings from Ghostbusters: Answer The Call. Its something we like to see and can appreciate.



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Ghost Corps Displays New Ghostbusters Figures

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Ghost Corps via their Facebook page added the above photo showing both upcoming Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters (2016) figures, vehicles, and play sets. We believe most, if not all the figures, etc are from Mattel. The Ghostbusters (2016) figures were shown at this year’s New York Toy Fair.

We’ve updated our display cases with new merchandise! Check out Ivan on the official GhostbustersSnapchat right now for a more in depth look! #Ghostbusters

What’s really new is the bottom of the display. It appears Mattel is re-releasing their former Matty Collector Ghostbusters figures in all new “classic” packaging. Except for a certain marshmallow ghost. Which basically hasn’t been packaged that way since Kenner produced and sold a The Real Ghostbusters version 30 years ago.

According to Ghost Corps the classic figures come with parts to build a “no ghost” logo.

Source: Ghost Corps (Facebook)