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Author Ghosthead Gathering 2003 - East coast & West Coast-ish
castewar
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Posted: Jun 13, 2003 7:58 PM

Hiya.

For years, there's been a constant amount of talk about having a Ghostbusters convention. Most of it was based on the unrealistic understanding what goes into making a con happen, but all of it loaded with genuine enthusiasm.

Small fan gatherings happen all the time, around the world, but rarely, if ever, has a larger gathering been attempted. It is important however for any future endeavours (ie a bigger, potential GB con) to gauge the level of interest and capability fans have in attending a proper convention or official gathering.

To that end, despite swearing that I'd never do such a thing (as I'm fully aware I have little spare time for it) we're attempting a gathering.

It's a little last minute, I know, but we've choosen two of the biggest comic conventions in America today (I know, it's a bit Ameri-centric for international ghostheads), the two that fans are mostly likely thinking about attending, even without a fan gathering.

As a bonus, 88mph Studios has announced that they will have a booth at both conventions, so this provides the perfect opportunity for fans to get a sneak peak at the people putting together the new comic.

Due to the short notice, Ghostbusters specific events are a bit sparse and we are hoping for attending fans to come prepared to represent GBI on their own and make some fun. But that's not to say attendees will walk away empty handed. We are looking into con exclusives (so far, we have stickers and we're hoping for more to come).

The end result is that we're going to attempt to make as much GB noise as possible prior to the anniversary and be prepared with knowledge (which is power, as those of you who've watched Schoohouse Rock remember) to try bigger and better things in the future.

You may be asking, "who's we?" That's a number of people at the moment. Currently it's myself along with Chad and a couple of other, con local ghostheads who have already volunteered to help out. This isn't an exclusive deal however - all are welcome and as there's not a lot of organized GB-centric happenings, ghostheads can come and try anything they want. Party rooms? RPGs in the game rooms? Buying items in the dealers rooms (or better yet, hooking up with people to sell and trade items in the dealers room)? Show of your props and costumes in the contests? Promote your GB website (I know I will be) or just hook up in person with other Ghostheads, it's all good. The only thing we're asking for is that you get in touch with us to let us know what you're up to. This isn't a formal registration, but it will allow us to gather information about who's attending from where, what they like to do at the cons, which in turn we can all use to organize bigger and better things in the future.

I have a rally page here.

Ghosthead Gathering 2003 page

It's nothing fancy and at the moment a system for people to "sign-up" isn't in place, but it does provide information on the two cons, and I can always be emailed. Also, please feel free to reply or any other Ghostbusters message boards (I'm going to try and hit as many as possible - feel free to spread the word yourself - it will help a lot) here with questions or thoughts.

I hope to see as many of you as possible at the cons.

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Spooky
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Joined: Jul 15, 2001
Posted: Jun 13, 2003 9:54 PM

Ill be going to Chicago. But not the week of the convention sad

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ILOVEECTO1
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Posted: Jun 13, 2003 11:00 PM

I don't have time or money to go to these damn conventions.

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roshangar
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Joined: Jan 16, 2003
Posted: Jun 13, 2003 11:09 PM

You know you've got my support for Wizard World Chicago.

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LordVego
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Joined: Nov 30, 2001
Posted: Jun 13, 2003 11:09 PM

NOOO! I wish it was on the east coast

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river_of_slime
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Joined: Jul 07, 2002
Posted: Jun 13, 2003 11:27 PM

I would love to go but i thought i can go b/c School starts pretty soon after that and i'am 19 but i dopt my parents will let me go to it but I'll talk to them. Maybe u can post some Hotal info.

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Glycerine
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Joined: Jul 15, 2001
Posted: Jun 14, 2003 1:36 AM

Sadly I, like many other ghostheads out here, don't have the money to make it to either convention. So it kinda sucks. And one person (me, the only GB fan in my area) isn't really going to get a lot of attention for GB either. It's times like these that make me a bit mad about not being in a bigger city, or at least not having as many friends that are big GB fans locally..

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Bluto Blutarsky
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Joined: May 30, 2003
Posted: Jun 14, 2003 1:58 AM

I might go to the Chicago one. Hopefully I'll have my drivers licence by then. But if not, then my brother might take me, he's into comics and sutff.

But I've never been to a convention before, so is there gonna be like a GB aera there or something?
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castewar
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Joined: Jul 14, 2001
Posted: Jun 14, 2003 3:42 AM

Hey guys,

If you go to the convention websites (on the convention page I posted), they'll have hotel information for you.

As for a GB area, no, this is an informal gathering - there isn't enough time to organize something like that. However, 88mph Studios will be there and have a booth and I'm hoping people will be playing the RPG in the games room. If this works out, and there are subsequent events, we will look into a GB area.

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Posted: Jun 14, 2003 11:32 AM

Aww man! it had to be this time of year didnt it?? I got to pay off a wedding. no way im going anywhere. sorry dudes. next year though, and get me some pics.
im gone.

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mellie
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Joined: Feb 23, 2003
Posted: Jun 14, 2003 3:13 PM

yeah, next year for me too.....don't got the cash...or a way down there. Too bad. eh?....I'd love to go to a comic convention...even if Gbs wasn't there...lol...but if all goes well this year and the comic takes off mayber there'd be more stuff for GBs next year...?

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sexy sadie
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Joined: Jul 16, 2001
Posted: Jun 14, 2003 3:30 PM

Chicago may be my best bet! Here's hoping I can afford air fare and convention fee! smile

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roshangar
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Joined: Jan 16, 2003
Posted: Jun 14, 2003 4:01 PM

There's a masquerade at Wizard World. Somebody could get three fellow ghostheads in full gear and do a scene from GB.

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PS: The rules say anime or manga-inspired only, so I guess it would have to be RGB. RGB's kinda like anime, right?

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slimerboy
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Joined: Jul 20, 2001
Posted: Jun 14, 2003 5:52 PM

thats great, you know this is the first step it would be wondeful to have a fullblown ghostbusters con

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NetSolo
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Posted: Jun 14, 2003 7:59 PM

I'll be at San Diego on Saturday for sure. Possibly Sunday. Any ideas who will be manning the 88MPH booth?




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gbandrew
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Posted: Jun 14, 2003 8:59 PM

Houston never usually gets any cool conventions so I'm out, don't have the money either.

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