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Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:May 30th, 2019, 11:09 am
by Doctor Venkman
Let's remember these are human beings. Yeah we love 'em, but going to a giant fan gathering might not be up his alley. Especially being up there in years.
Frank Welker? He's actually really embraced the convention scene in recent years. He's planned for other cons in Knoxville, Boston, and Toronto later this summer.

It really can be something as simple as him having a personal obligation, a possible work obligation, or like others have said, a health issue. I don't think anyone needs to read into it. Guests cancel on conventions literally all the time for a multitude of reasons.

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:May 30th, 2019, 2:28 pm
by Peter Venkman Jr.
Sorry to hear that Frank Welker is unable to attend Fan Fest. Still the line of guests is really impressive and I am looking forward to meeting them.

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:May 30th, 2019, 2:35 pm
by DrVenkman1984
You won’t be able to unless you buy them each individually. None of the additional guests are included in any of the class packages except, Dan, Ernie, William and Ivan.

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:May 30th, 2019, 8:53 pm
by Doctor Venkman
You won’t be able to unless you buy them each individually. None of the additional guests are included in any of the class packages except, Dan, Ernie, William and Ivan.
Dave Coulier and Maurice Lamarche are included in Class 3, as are some yet to be announced EGB guests, as well as Ivan and Jason.

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:May 31st, 2019, 6:14 am
by greg883
Ok so Yes Have Some podcast had a Wizard World rep on that gave some new info.

- Friday night screening is at the Globe Theatre in Downtown LA, and the Fort Detmerring scenes will be shown
- There may be some other "unseen footage" shown as a surprise (the way this was said makes me think GB3)
The Globe is about 10 miles from the Sony Studios, according to google maps.

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:May 31st, 2019, 12:44 pm
by Doctor Venkman
The Globe is about 10 miles from the Sony Studios, according to google maps.
10 miles, yes, but this is LA, so everyone should remember to plan accordingly.

According to Google Maps, those 10 miles (from Sony Studios to The Globe) on a Friday evening can take 30 mins to an hour. I've only been to LA once, but I'd guess that will be accurate. So if you want to make sure you're on time, plan accordingly.

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:May 31st, 2019, 1:00 pm
by JWils23
As someone who lives in the area and has had the unfortunate pleasure of frequenting Southern California freeways I can’t emphasize this enough. If you’re staying around the Culver City lot and want to get down to the Globe give yourself tons of time. Even though it’s only a 10 mile distance, time wise if it involves the 405, 110 or 10 during Friday rush hour it might as well be 60 miles. There are times where I’ve only gone a mile or two in a half hour on the 405, it can be ugly!

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:May 31st, 2019, 7:19 pm
by mrmichaelt

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 1st, 2019, 1:22 pm
by Doctor Venkman
Some more info was added to the Wizard World site:

FRIDAY, JUNE 7
7:00pm - 10:00pm (Doors at 5:30pm)
Globe Theatre Los Angeles
740 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

SATURDAY, JUNE 8
12:00pm - 8:00pm
Sony Pictures Studio Lot
10202 West Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 2nd, 2019, 2:30 pm
by Ectojeff88
Are there any particular good spots for parking near the Globe or is it random lucky street parking?

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 2nd, 2019, 6:22 pm
by ccv66
Theres a sony parking garage across the street, but I've never been there when it's been busy

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 3rd, 2019, 1:01 pm
by Doctor Venkman
Got a response from Wizard World on the agenda and other autographs:
We usually post the panel/programming schedule a few days before, so I expect that will be added to the website soon.

For any celebrity who does not have autograph pre-purchase available online, you will be able to buy autographs with cash directly at the booth if they offer them. Unfortunately we won't know the exact prices they will be charging ahead of time as the cash-only autographs are handled entirely by the celebrities themselves and their own people.

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 3rd, 2019, 2:13 pm
by ShiftyHenry
Got a response from Wizard World on the agenda and other autographs:
We usually post the panel/programming schedule a few days before, so I expect that will be added to the website soon.

For any celebrity who does not have autograph pre-purchase available online, you will be able to buy autographs with cash directly at the booth if they offer them. Unfortunately we won't know the exact prices they will be charging ahead of time as the cash-only autographs are handled entirely by the celebrities themselves and their own people.
I'm not a big fan of either of those answers! Although, it's about par for the course. I've been asking questions and getting little tidbits for a couple weeks...it's just maddening how little official information there if being so close to the show.

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 4th, 2019, 6:33 am
by greg883
We're three days away. Who is going? I'd like to meet up at some point and at least get a photo of all the GBFans attending.

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 4th, 2019, 6:51 am
by Doctor Venkman
My wife and I will be there!

Also... did Steve Johnson just accidentally leak that Sigourney Weaver is attending?!

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 4th, 2019, 9:14 am
by delta88
Hope it's true. Would love to meet her again.

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 4th, 2019, 9:17 am
by Glenn Frederick
I'm going. With only a couple of days left I'm worried about what to take?
I'll bring my uniform but I'm unfortunately leaving my Pack (Still a work in progress).

besides if I did I would be too concerned about getting it through the airport. I'm wanting to bring the motherboard to get Autographed but I'm not sure if bringing a big piece of Aluminum to fly with is a good idea?

I'm also very concerned about bringing my Belt Gizmo. I have a real Sanyo 808D and I'm not sure how to bring it with me?

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 4th, 2019, 9:30 am
by Dr.D
If you're worried, always cool to call the airline. Let them know it's for a costume and see what they say.

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 4th, 2019, 9:31 am
by csullivan1980
Mail it to the hotel before you get there

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 4th, 2019, 9:35 am
by delta88
I told myself only take what was easily replaceable and streamlined. So I'm taking flight suit, pads, boots, gb2 belt with fobs, trap holder, resin lifegard and sound meter. Would love to take all my gear, but I would spend most of the time worrying. I also decided on the visual guide for autographs since it covers the different media.

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 4th, 2019, 9:47 am
by csullivan1980
How many people will be live streaming gbfanfest from Facebook or other social media outlets? Be a cool way for those missing out to “be” there

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 4th, 2019, 10:46 am
by Doctor Venkman
How many people will be live streaming gbfanfest from Facebook or other social media outlets? Be a cool way for those missing out to “be” there
I'm sure a lot of us will do our best, but... like lots of cons... they may not allow us to film/take pictures of a lot of stuff.

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 5th, 2019, 4:22 am
by back
...they can still get Arsenio Hall to come at least?
Unlikely. It's been said, he has to be booked a year in advance for a given event.
Seriously? You must be kidding. What is he even up to nowadays?

Plus, you'd think he'd be glad Someone remembered his earlier works. :roland:

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 5th, 2019, 6:06 am
by mrmichaelt
Seriously? You must be kidding. What is he even up to nowadays?

Plus, you'd think he'd be glad Someone remembered his earlier works. :roland:
I think it's just a personal quirk of his but it might have to do with Coming to America 2 prep and/or just recorded a stand up special in San Jose, I think as part of a comedy tour road show he's been doing since last year I think.

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 5th, 2019, 6:09 am
by csullivan1980
Unlikely. It's been said, he has to be booked a year in advance for a given event.
Seriously? You must be kidding. What is he even up to nowadays?

Plus, you'd think he'd be glad Someone remembered his earlier works. :roland:
Also too you can’t expect everyone who had a part in the GB world to fully embrace it afterwards. Not everyone lives and breathes Ghostbusters.

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 5th, 2019, 6:37 am
by back

Seriously? You must be kidding. What is he even up to nowadays?

Plus, you'd think he'd be glad Someone remembered his earlier works. :roland:
Also too you can’t expect everyone who had a part in the GB world to fully embrace it afterwards. Not everyone lives and breathes Ghostbusters.
Maybe they Should. ;-)

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 5th, 2019, 7:17 am
by Doctor Venkman

Seriously? You must be kidding. What is he even up to nowadays?

Plus, you'd think he'd be glad Someone remembered his earlier works. :roland:
Also too you can’t expect everyone who had a part in the GB world to fully embrace it afterwards. Not everyone lives and breathes Ghostbusters.
That's a completely fair point, but apparently Arsenio is very standoff-ish in general. He doesn't do meet and greets with fans and rarely signs autographs.

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 5th, 2019, 10:02 am
by Peter Venkman Jr.
Saw this You Tube video of Maurice Lamarche talking about Ghostbusters Fan Fest and I thought it would be of interest:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnPgKixqAIQ

Not to get off the subject of Ghostbusters Fan Fest, but if you are looking to get Arsenio Hall's autograph it is part of the Ghostbusters Trading Card series from 2016. Check online and you should be able to find it.

I am getting really excited for Fan Fest, I cannot wait to see Ghostbusters on the big screen again(I saw it twice during its re-release in 2014) along with the deleted scenes. Additionally I am looking the panels and other events at Sony Pictures on Saturday.

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 6th, 2019, 1:18 pm
by Ectojeff88
So we are now just 1 day away- where’s the full schedule of events?

Re: Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019 News and Discussion

PostPosted:June 6th, 2019, 2:25 pm
by Doctor Venkman
So we are now just 1 day away- where’s the full schedule of events?
Agreed. It's pretty frustrating that we don't know the schedule of events or autograph prices for anyone outside the main cast yet.