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Kind of a touchy subject, I gather, but .....

PostPosted:September 23rd, 2012, 10:47 pm
by They call me Duck
At this moment (September 24, 2012), how many legitimate, organized franchises are there in New England? I know the fan base is a bit fractured and things are changing constantly, and as a neutral new guy, I don't care to get involved in existing issues, but I'm just curious what groups are actually out there.

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PostPosted:September 24th, 2012, 4:26 am
by Carpeteria
I'm not sure about the status of the Maine group, since Cory is leaving or has left, but I know NHGB and Bay State are both still active. So, potentially three.

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PostPosted:September 24th, 2012, 5:50 am
by They call me Duck
That's what I had thought, but I wasn't sure if the Bay State guys were still doing stuff on a regular basis.

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PostPosted:September 24th, 2012, 6:19 am
by Wallabe
That's what I had thought, but I wasn't sure if the Bay State guys were still doing stuff on a regular basis.
We're slowly working on getting more active in the community, but yes, we are still doing stuff.

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PostPosted:September 24th, 2012, 7:25 am
by Porturtle
At this moment (September 24, 2012), how many legitimate, organized franchises are there in New England? I know the fan base is a bit fractured and things are changing constantly, and as a neutral new guy, I don't care to get involved in existing issues, but I'm just curious what groups are actually out there.
Great question. I also have only heard of the 3 mentioned.
  • Maine (but as mentioned the person who started this one has moved)
    NH
    Bay State

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PostPosted:September 24th, 2012, 11:26 pm
by MRblahface
We are going to the Salem Zombie walk, May head down to Salem on Halloween. There is also The Arkham Ghostbusters, but as far as I know its just Freeboot, which he and his girlfriend will be at some of our events, and I may go to some of his.

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PostPosted:September 25th, 2012, 12:16 am
by Cory GB Maine
I am in Califonia and have been kicking with the Bay Area GB's. The Maine team is still going and have quite a few events in the next months. They still have three original members (Justin, Mike and Ryder) after Dwight and I moved. They also just picked up two new guys that are great and the Maine Ecto will be finished in the next few weeks. I hope all the teams back home are doing well and hope we all have a safe (but fun) October.

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PostPosted:September 25th, 2012, 3:40 pm
by They call me Duck
Learning the ins and outs of the local groups is daunting, to say the least!

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PostPosted:September 25th, 2012, 4:08 pm
by MRblahface
I am in Califonia and have been kicking with the Bay Area GB's. The Maine team is still going and have quite a few events in the next months. They still have three original members (Justin, Mike and Ryder) after Dwight and I moved. They also just picked up two new guys that are great and the Maine Ecto will be finished in the next few weeks. I hope all the teams back home are doing well and hope we all have a safe (but fun) October.

wait!.... Maine ECTO? what is it?

Kind of a touchy subject, I gather, but .....

PostPosted:September 25th, 2012, 7:46 pm
by Porturtle
I would be interested in hopping on any events in Oct/Nov. Just let me know!

Also I am planning two small events here in town if anyone is local to the Seacoast and wants to lend a hand give me a PM.

All my gear is pretty well setup just waiting on the Mighty for lights/sounds.

Wayne

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PostPosted:September 26th, 2012, 1:09 am
by Cory GB Maine
wait!.... Maine ECTO? what is it?
It is going to look a lot like the Long Island ECTO-V. Base car is the same just not sure if he is leaning more 1 or 1A.

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PostPosted:September 26th, 2012, 3:46 pm
by MRblahface
So a Subaru Outback?

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PostPosted:September 27th, 2012, 6:04 pm
by Dr. Jaxen Grey
A Vermont group is on the verge of becoming a thing. Ghostbusters Montpelier is in the formative stages, but all members are dedicated and working diligently. We'll be an official franchise Soon™.

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PostPosted:September 27th, 2012, 7:32 pm
by They call me Duck
Who has the containment unit? Is that the Bay State Ghostbusters or was that the old Ghostbusters of New England?

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PostPosted:September 27th, 2012, 7:59 pm
by Wallabe
I believe that was NEGB

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PostPosted:September 28th, 2012, 4:11 am
by Carpeteria
There's also a group of folks who run around the North Shore area, who have a beat-up looking stationwagon-esque Ecto. I only see them at Halloween time in Salem, and if they do other events, I don't know much about it. Not sure if they're on the boards here, either?

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PostPosted:September 28th, 2012, 5:39 am
by They call me Duck
Crazy how there are all these little pockets of GB fans with varying degrees of props and costumes and even vehicles around the New England area and yet not really connected with other groups. It's a totally different than the Star Wars 501st group. Not bad, mind you, just different.

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PostPosted:September 28th, 2012, 7:19 am
by Carpeteria
It's more fun to hate each other.

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PostPosted:September 28th, 2012, 7:33 am
by They call me Duck
If you say so, professor!

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PostPosted:September 28th, 2012, 9:49 am
by Carpeteria
If a professor says so, it's automatically true.

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PostPosted:September 28th, 2012, 6:21 pm
by WebChief
The old NEGB briefly became the Massachusetts Ghostbusters and only attended one event. The FB page is still active (of which I'm an admin) but we haven't been an active group for well over a year.

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PostPosted:September 28th, 2012, 6:26 pm
by They call me Duck
Well, you're all a bunch of poopy pants. Am I doing it right, Pat?

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PostPosted:September 28th, 2012, 8:28 pm
by Carpeteria
The old NEGB briefly became the Massachusetts Ghostbusters and only attended one event. The FB page is still active (of which I'm an admin) but we haven't been an active group for well over a year.
Some of us at that event didn't even know we were in a new group, I think.

You're getting close, Duck. You're heading down the right path.

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PostPosted:September 29th, 2012, 10:53 am
by WebChief
Pat, I'm assuming that it was just an open invite to whomever wanted to go and you just happened to go. I don't think there was ever anything more than that.

Believe it or not, I don't think there was a hidden agenda at the time. Regardless, I wasn't the one who organized the event, nor did I care if it was a group gig or not. It was just a fun time.

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PostPosted:September 29th, 2012, 2:01 pm
by Carpeteria
Oh, I know. I was just fooling around, Bob. No worries on my end.