‘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):
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)
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.
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
ROSEMONT, 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:
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.
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…!
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.
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)
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:
Senior Illustrator Shae Shatz worked on Ghostbusters: Answer The Call concept art. Recently Shae Shatz shared twenty Ghostbusters: ATC illustrations at the Ghostbusters section of her site.
From Shae Shatz:
GHOSTBUSTERS WAS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH A GREAT GROUP OF TALENT. UPON WORKING WITH PRODUCTION DESIGNER JEFFERSON SAGE, WE QUICKLY FOCUSED ON DEVELOPING A VISUAL LANGUAGE FOR THE GHOSTBUSTERS EQUIPMENT. STARTING WITH THE RAT TRAP, WE WERE SEARCHING FOR SOLUTIONS THAT WOULD SUPPORT GHOSTBUSTERS MODEST ROOTS THROUGH OBJECTS THAT WERE BUILT OUT OF REPURPOSED AND OFTEN HEAVY-DUTY ELECTRONICS. WITH THESE PILLARS IN MIND FELLOW ILLUSTRATOR ANNIS NAEEM AND I WERE COLLABORATING CLOSELY TO CREATE CONSISTENCY BETWEEN THE OBJECTS HE WAS DESIGNING AND THE ONES I WAS MAKING.
With respect to Shae Shatz we won’t share any additional concept images at our site. We highly encourage ghostheads to spend some time at Shae Shatz Creative.