Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary

 

Who you gonna call? The Essex Cinemas! This year marks the 30th anniversary of the original Ghostbusters, and it’ll be returning to theaters for a short time.

You can see the movie on August 28th at 7:00pm in their T-Rex Theater, with regular showings begin Friday, August 29th at 12:15, 2:40, 5:00, 7:20, and 9:40!

Keep an eye out on their Facebook page for giveaways in the meantime. Tickets are now on sale.

 

This is very cool to see. Long-time readers will remember that the Essex Cinemas did a whole series of events called Throwback Thursday, where they brought films in that hadn’t been in theaters for a long time. This, while not part of that series, is a nice reminder that they’re still looking to bring in audiences for some beloved films. Ghostbusters, in our opinion, is one of the best ones to bring back to the big screen. Hopefully, we’ll see more of this again.

Granite State Comic Con

This past weekend, Manchester, New Hampshire held their Granite State Comic Con once again, and I went down alongside the 501st New England Garrison, and got to talk with a bunch of Vermont people who were there.

Here were some of the highlights:

NEG: The Star Wars costuming group of the 501st Legion were on hand (which I’m a member of), with a shooting gallery and array of props. Over the course of the day, we raised $300 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life (in memory of a member that we just lost), all the while fielding Boba Fett, Clone Troopers, Storm Troopers, officers and a couple of others.

Ghostbusters of New Hampshire: These guys are growing, and they rock. A charity / costuming group like the 501st, these guys have franchises all over the place, and they’re gathering up a bit of steam in New Hampshire. I met Matt Fortunato there, who helped out on Free Comic Book Day, and we got some great photos.

Joe Hill: Author Joe Hill, who penned the fantastic novel , was on hand, signing copies. He signed my copy of and Horns, as well as the first trade copy of  that I had. Nice guy.

Brandon Barrows: After twittering away early on in GMS history, I finally got to meet Brandon, who’s out of the Burlington area, a local comic book writer. Nice guy, stay tuned for reviews of some of his work at some point in the near future.

Corey Hodgedon: Corey’s a friend of mine from way back, and it’s awesome to see him with his own table.

There was quite a bit more: the convention seems to be growing each year, and I’ve got a whole selection of pictures here. Stay tuned over the next two weeks for some of the highlights.