Ghost Corps Recruits Wizard World For Ghostbusters Fan Fest

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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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Updated Ghostbusters Official Fan Club Membership Card

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On July 3, 1984 as The United States was celebrating independence, Mark Lister and Jim Garvey founded the official Ghostbusters Fan Club. (GBI Blog Post, June 8, 2014)

Related: Ghostbusters Official Fan Club. (Spook Central)

For about the price of a streaming subscription today, ($8.95 USD in 1984) ghostheads received a number of items, including a membership card. A high res version surfaced on February 2, 2018 thanks to Lance Dobersek. I wrote more about the original membership card (GBI Blog Post, April 28, 2018) at Ghostbusters International..

Since Lance Dobersek tweeted his scans I wanted to recreate the ID card as original as possible. The was the idea until I was looking at Pixelmator and was thinking if Mark Lister and Jim Garvey were creating the club today they would have more “tools and talent.” For practically free.

The original card is Ghostbusters history. That’s why I uploaded Lance’s scans and with very little touch up created a blank for ghostheads to fill in their own names.

With my thinking and 2018 in mind I created a version in the spirit of the original. With a lot of text it took time to “get it right.”

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Ghostbusters Paranormal Activity Book

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Ecto Crank who I only knew of from Twitter is a UK ghosthead who sells custom made Ghostbusters themed patches and pins. “Occasional creative,” Ecto Crank created a Ghostbusters Paranormal Activity Book. Similar to The Real Ghostbusters activity books ghostheads could have spent time with in 1988.

…activity book filled with Ghostbusters themed puzzles, colouring sheets, word searches, etc. designed initially for franchises to give away at conventions but could easily be used by teachers for schools and clubs or you can just grab these for your kids as a rainy day activity.

This one of a kind of 10 page Ghostbusters activity book is completely free and continues to grow as Ecto-Crank adds pages. Check ectocrank.com or Ecto Crank’s respective social media accounts for Ghostbusters Paranormal Activity Book updates.

MacOS Users: The download file seems like some alien file extension. It’s a Windows (I guess) file known as a .7z. You’ll need the free The Unarchiver before you can open GPAC.

Photo Source: Ecto Crank

For Sale: Rich’s Ghostbusters II Proton Pack Replica

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In June 2000 I bought a Proton Pack replica. Styled somewhat after their look from Ghostbusters II. Eighteen years later I wrote The History Of A Rich Proton Pack Replica. (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, February 13, 2018) Today, (bummer) 18 years later my Proton Pack replica is for sale.

If you have the “tools and the talent” this Proton Pack replica could even be better than it originally was in June 2000. Sometime after 2006 it stopped working. I thought it could have been from a fuse. For all I know a wire came loose. In an attempt to prepare the pack for an eventual restoration, as much wiring was removed as possible. “That was really stupid.” – Winston

When this pack replica was originally wired toggle switches (with all batteries in place inside) did the following:

Proton Pack Functions

  1. Pack and wand lights would turn on.
  2. The blue Power Cell would “power” up.
  3. Cyclotron/Synchronous Generator would “cycle.”

Neutrona Wand

  1. Heat Sink didn’t light for “total protonic reversal” conversation.
  2. Emitter would light, (barrel didn’t extend) and would vibrate when “firing.”

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Site Update: History Of A Rich Proton Pack Replica

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I’ve been wanting to write about and show off my Proton Pack replica I bought in June 2000 for years. A reason I waited so long is because in 2000 photos were taken of Jersey Ghostbusters stuff from both Polaroids and a disposable camera! At various times throughout the eighteen years I thought among the photos were more detailed shots from when the pack was newly purchased. I’m pretty sure that wasn’t ever the case. I also wanted to take highly detailed photos before fruit robot devices. In that era I did once have a Sony Cyber-shot camera. Eventually it stopped working. I still have disposable cameras that are newer.

As I haven’t bought a digital camera in eighteen years or even replaced a Panasonic camcorder from 1991 I finally decided to use a fruit phone 6 camera to take the kinds of photos like I work for a major publishing company.

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Writing about my Proton Pack replica could have been a few paragraphs. Or a short story. To write the masterpiece that is The History Of A Rich Proton Pack I needed 500+ words and two separate pages.

Site Update: Matty Collector Stay-Puft

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You’re probably aware I have had a Matty Collector Ghostbusters collection (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, January 9, 2018) for a number of years now. The one Matty Collectible I hadn’t posted about exclusively or wrote about previously is their version of the traveler.

That all changed today when I took photos, created a new page under Matty Collector, and wrote about the only 20 inch Stay-Puft!

Photo Source: Ecto-Containment

For Sale: Both 12 and 6 Inch Ghostbusters Figures


I admit I also have ulterior motive for adding 24 figures I own (Ecto-Containment Blog Post, January 9, 2018) to Ecto-Containment. I’m looking to sell them.

I’m asking $60 USD per Twelve Inch Ghostbusters figure. Or $240 USD for all four. Can sell individually or as a set.

I’m asking $75.00 USD for the 12 inch Egon/Ray Ghostbusters II set.


Twelve Inch Ghostbusters figures come in their original white mailers. Figures packaging haven’t been opened. I also admit I once was going to open Egon. Out of all four figures, I’ve only displayed Egon and Ray. Otherwise figures have been in their original white mailer boxes. Each figure includes all accessories, instructions, and advertising from Matty Collector.


Six Inch Ghostbusters figures come in their original white mailers. With the exception of any figure that didn’t have a white mailer box. Figures packaging haven’t been opened. Each figure includes all accessories from Matty Collector.

I’m looking between $30 USD per figure. Prices may be adjusted.

While I’d prefer to ship within the United States, I could ship internationally as long as buyer or buyers pay shipping and any additional fees. Which will be stated before final sale.

I can be reached at spengs @ ecto-containment dot com. Or you can message me at Facebook. Or please leave a comment below.

Thank you in advance for reading and looking! I’d appreciate any re-blogs, shares on Facebook, re-tweets on Twitter, or through any other social media platforms.