CULVER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The once-in-a-lifetime Ghostbusters Fan Fest presented by Wizard
World just got a little more special with today’s announcement
of the first-ever panel featuring the directors of all four of the
franchise’s feature films. Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters
(1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989)), Paul Feig (Ghostbusters
(2016)) and Jason Reitman (Ghostbusters (2020)) will join
to discuss the franchise on the main stage as a prime feature of the
blockbuster event, Saturday, June 8 on the famed Sony Pictures Studio
Lot in Culver City, Calif.
The Q&A session, part of a daylong celebration of the 35th
Anniversary of the original film and 30th of Ghostbusters II,
will be open to all Ghostbusters Fan Fest attendees. Class 1, 3,
5 and 10 attendees will have priority seating based on the benefits of
their respective tickets.
Feig, who served as both the co-writer (along with Katie Dippold) and
director of the 2016 entry in the franchise, is the latest addition to
the Ghostbusters Fan Fest celebrity lineup. The creator of
“Freaks and Geeks” and director of Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy and A
Simple Favor, Feig has produced, directed, written and acted in
films and TV series for more than 30 years.
In addition to participating in the panel, Feig will greet fans, pose
for photo ops and sign autographs during the Fan Fest.
“The Directors’ Panel is one of the featured elements that will make Ghostbusters
Fan Fest presented by Wizard World memorable for every fan,” said John
D. Maatta, President & CEO, Wizard World. “Fans will be able to hear
stories from the directors of every Ghostbusters film! This
amazing collection of talented filmmakers can only happen at Ghostbusters
Jeffrey Godsick, Executive Vice President, Brand Strategy and
Global Partnerships for Sony Pictures adds, “We’re excited to have Paul
Feig join Ivan and Jason on stage. The Directors’ Panel is the perfect
way to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of such a beloved
franchise and we’re looking forward to bring these talented filmmakers
to some of their biggest fans.”
In addition to the famed directors, headliners scheduled to attend Ghostbusters
Fan Fest include Ghostbusters (1984) stars Dan Aykroyd (Dr.
Raymond Stantz) and Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore), theme song
singer-songwriter Ray Parker Jr., Violet Ramis Stiel,
daughter of Ghostbusters writer and actor Harold Ramis, and
author of Ghostbusters Daughter: Life with My Dad, Harold Ramis. Numerous
supporting cast and crew will be in attendance. Fans will take part in a
non-stop series of interactive experiences, live music, costumes,
meetups, impersonators, reenactors and more all day.
Other popular guests from the Ghostbusters universe scheduled to
attend include William Atherton (“Walter Peck,” Ghostbusters
1984), Joe Medjuck (producer, Ghostbusters 1984, Ghostbusters
II, The Real Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2016, Sheldon Kahn (editor,
Ghostbusters 1984, Ghostbusters II), Maurice LaMarche (“Dr.
Egon Spengler,” The Real Ghostbusters) and Dave Coulier (“Dr.
Peter Venkman,” The Real Ghostbusters).
Cast and crew also scheduled to attend include, actors Mark Bryan
Wilson (“Slimer”), Billy Bryan (“Stay Puft”), Jennifer
Runyon (“female student”), Timothy Carhart (“violinist”), Steve
Tash (“male student”), Tom Morga (stunt double, “Dr. Egon
Spengler,” others), Tony Cecere (stunts); crew: Steve Johnson
(visual effects/sculptor); from Ghostbusters II, appearing are
actors Robin Shelby (“Slimer”), Tim Lawrence (“Scoleri
brother”) and Jim Fye (“Scoleri brother”).
The evening before, Friday, June 7, fans can attend a special 35th
Anniversary screening of the original 1984 Ghostbusters film with
introduction by Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman, on the Sony Pictures
Following the event on June 7-8, Wizard World will continue its Ghostbusters
touring experience at its conventions throughout the country
featuring a pop-up shop featuring exclusive Ghostbusters merchandise.
Details will be linked at www.wizardworld.com.
Tickets for the premier event are on sale now at https://tixr.com/pr/gbffpr/12066.
Packages range in price from a just added $149.99 general admission
ticket to $1499 for the ultimate VIP experience, with autographs and
photo ops included in some packages.
Fans can learn more about the Ghostbusters Fan Fest presented by Wizard
World at http://www.ghostbusters.com/news/ghostbusters-fan-fest.
About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment
Inc., which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s
global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and
distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution;
television networks; digital content creation and distribution;
operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment
products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group
production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar
Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony
Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html.
About Ghost Corps
Ghost Corps, Inc., a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.,
is focused on expanding the Ghostbusters brand with live-action feature
films, animated motion pictures, television, merchandise, and other new
entertainment products. Ghost Corps is headquartered on the Sony
Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif.
About Wizard Entertainment, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard Entertainment, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com)
produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America
that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live
entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art,
collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical
programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity
Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings,
evening parties and more. Wizard Entertainment has also teamed with Sony
Pictures Entertainment to find the next generation of movies as well as
to engage in a number of strategic initiatives. Fans can interact with
Wizard Entertainment at www.wizardworld.com
and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media
The 2019 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.