5 Reasons To Attend Ghostbusters Fan Fest

A complete breakdown of attractions, featured guests, panels and live performances that make this 35th Ghostbusters anniversary a can't miss event!

May 24th, 2019

Ghostbusters Fan Fest presented by Wizard World is a ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME private event celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the 1984 film and its legacy as a cultural touchstone that combined comedy, the paranormal and genre-defining special effects.

Ever since Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston first strapped on their proton packs 35 years ago, fans have followed the brand through Ghostbusters II, Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, The Real Ghostbusters animated TV series and countless pages of comic books.

This can't-miss event on the Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, CA will honor it all. Fans will have a chance to meet members of the Ghostbusters cast, filmmakers and crew and hear about behind the scenes stories. They will also get access to exclusive programming and attractions, limited edition merchandise, collectibles and so much more!

Below is a breakdown of everything Ghostbusters Fan Fest has to offer.

Cleanin’ Up The Town Documentary Premiere

This highly anticipated project has been in the works for over a decade and strives to be the definitive Ghostbusters documentary and will be making its exclusive world premiere during Ghostbusters Fan Fest!

Started by brother and sister team Anthony and Claire Bueno, who self-funded the project during its first 8 years before launching a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, the duo managed to gather over 70 interviews with the cast and crew of Ghostbusters.

Featuring in-depth interviews with co-writers Harold Ramis (Egon Spengler), Dan Aykroyd (Ray Stantz) and cast members such as Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore) and Sigourney Weaver (Dana Barrett) Anthony and Claire Bueno have managed to capture many priceless anecdotes and insightful stories that fans have never been privy to.

Many of the cast and crew featured in the documentary will be in attendance during Ghostbusters Fan Fest, giving fans unprecedented access for follow-up questions during the Q&A sessions and subsequent autograph and photo-op bookings.

Ghostbusters World Exclusive Content and Battles

The groundbreaking location-based augmented reality mobile game for iOS and Android will be a main attraction throughout Ghostbusters Fan Fest.

Locate, bust and trap as many ghosts as you possibly can. Level them up and participate in Ghostbusters Fan Fest exclusive battles. This is also a great time to trade tips, share your ghost collection and participate in multiplayer co-op battles with fellow ghostheads.

Featured Guests, Attractions, Panels and Live Performances

The full list of featured Ghostbusters Fan Fest guests is wildly impressive and worth a look. Among them are Ghostbusters Directors Ivan Reitman, Paul Feig and Jason Reitman, who will unite during a directors' panel to discuss all four feature-length Ghostbusters films that will surprise and delight fans of the existing films and potentially give more details about the upcoming Ghostbusters film slated for a Summer 2020 release.

Also in attendance, among several others, will be Ghostbusters (1984) stars Dan Aykroyd (Ray Stantz), Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore), William Atherton (Walter Peck), Slavitza Jovan (Gozer), Jennifer Runyon (Female Student), Steven Tash (Male Student) and Real Ghostbusters (1986) voice talent Maurice LaMarche (Egon Spengler), Dave Coulier (Peter Venkman) and Frank Welker (Ray Stantz).

This event is chock-full of exclusive performances, panels and exclusive content only available during this private once-in-a-lifetime 35th anniversary Ghostbusters convention. Below is an overview of available ticket packages, attractions, discussion panels and live performances you won't want to miss!

Ghostbusters Fan Fest Ticket Package Exclusives:

There are several Ghostbusters Fan Fest ticket options available to choose from. Each ticket package class features exclusive content and event features that are available in each of the higher classes.

Class 1

* Friday Night Ghostbusters Screening

* Collectable badge and lanyard

* Signed collector’s edition DVD

* Exclusive poster and lithograph

* Commemorative pin and patch

* Collectable tote bag

Class 3

* Group photo-op and autographs with members of The Real Ghostbusters

* Exclusive Ghostbusters Collectables

Class 5

* Reserved class 5 priority panel seating

Class 10

* Group photo-op and autographs with members of the 1984 film including Ivan Reitman, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, William Atherton and more to be announced.

* Reserved Class 10 Priority Panel Seating (Including Friday Night Screening)

* Reserved ticket to Ghostbusters VR experience at the VOID

* Priority lines and preferred parking

* Exclusive breakfast with talent

* Photo Ops, Autographs and Additional Ticket Options

There are also an impressive amount of photo-op and autograph options available for purchase. Depending on the ticket package class you decided to purchase, as some include photo opportunity and/or autograph bonuses, you will want to add the following options to your cart when planning your trip to Culver City, CA for this can't miss event.

Photo Ops and Autographs:

  • The Real Ghostbusters Photo Op Package
    • (1) Group Photo Op with Dave Coulier, Maurice LaMarche, and Frank Welker

  • Ghostbusters (1984) Photo Op Package
    • (1) Group Photo Op with Ivan Reitman, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and William Atherton

  • The Real Ghostbusters Autograph Package
    • (1) Dave Coulier Autograph - 8" x 10" Photo (Your Choice) with Signature Ticket
    • (1) Maurice LaMarche Autograph - 8" x 10" Photo (Your Choice) with Signature Ticket
    • (1) Frank Welker Autograph - 8" x 10" Photo (Your Choice) with Signature Ticket

  • Ghostbusters (1984) Autograph Package
    • (1) Ivan Reitman Autograph - 8" x 10" Photo (Your Choice) with Signature Ticket
    • (1) Dan Aykroyd Autograph - 8" x 10" Photo (Your Choice) with Signature Ticket
    • (1) Ernie Hudson Autograph - 8" x 10" Photo (Your Choice) with Signature Ticket
    • (1) William Atherton Autograph - 8" x 10" Photo (Your Choice) with Signature Ticket

  • Ivan Reitman & Jason Reitman Dual Photo Op
    • (1) Dual Photo Op with Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman.

  • Billy Bryan (Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Sculptor) Photo Op
  • Jennifer Runyon (Female Student - Ghostbusters) Photo Op
  • Mark Bryan Wilson (Slimer - Ghostbusters) Photo Op
  • Richard Edlund (Visual Effects - Ghostbusters) Photo Op
  • Robin Shelby (Slimer / Lady Slimer - Ghostbusters II / Ghostbusters: Answer the Call) Photo Op
  • Steve Johnson (Slimer / Librarian Ghost Sculptor) Photo Op
  • Steven Tash (Male Student - Ghostbusters) Photo Op
  • Tim Lawrence (Nunzio Scoleri - Ghostbusters II) Photo Op
  • Timothy Carhart (Violinist - Ghostbusters) Photo Op
  • Tom Morga (Harold Ramis Stunt Double - Ghostbusters) Photo Op
  • Tony Cecere (Stuntman - Ghostbusters) Photo Op
  • Violet Ramis Stiel (author of Ghostbusters' Daughter) Photo Op


  • Friday Night Screening of Ghostbusters and Cocktail Party (mention Crystal Head Vodka)
  • Q&A sessions with all celebrity guests to hear more about their Ghostbusters experiences.
  • Learn to draw Slimer and Stay Put with professional Ghostbusters artists.
  • Hear about the creation of props, costumes and effects from the crew that made Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II
  • Geek out at a celebrity-hosted screening of new Ghostbusters documentaries
  • Show you “ain’t afraid of no ghosts” in any of our paranormal panels.
  • Learn to make your own screen-accurate Ghostbusters gear in our workshops
  • All three Ghostbusters Directors (Ivan Reitman, Paul Feig, Jason Reitman) will unite for a Directors’ Panel

Live Performances:

  • Musical performance by the legendary Ray Parker Jr., writer of the Ghostbusters theme song
  • In-Character reading of an unreleased Real Ghostbusters episode by Dave Coulier, Maurice LaMarche and Frank Welker


  • See the original Ecto-1 which appeared in Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II and Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters Teaser Trailer
  • Commemorate the rich history of Ghostbusters in gaming. Fan Fest will show off many different Ghostbusters video games and tabletop games.


For those who can only attend Ghostbusters Fan Fest on June 7th or 8th there are limited a la carte ticket options for the Friday night Ghostbusters screening and Saturday general admission that do not include the exclusive items mentioned in the ticket packages above.

Use coupon code SCALGB20 to save 20% off all ticket packages!

Ray Parker Jr’s Who You Gonna Call Documentary Premiere

Chances are, even someone who doesn't immediately recognize the name Ray Parker Jr. will recognize his monster smash hit song "Ghostbusters".

This is the amazing and fascinating story of Ray Parker Jr. who escaped the violence of the 1967 Detroit riots to become one of the most prolific session guitarists, songwriters and stars of the 70's and 80's.

From award winning director and producer of the hit film, Hired Gun, Fran Strine unveils the never before told stories of Ray Parker Jr. who has given him unprecedented access to his story.

You know Ray Parker Jr. as the artist who wrote and recorded Ghostbusters, but what you don't know his his back story and what it took for him to get there. From the streets of Detroit to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Parkers journey is one you won't believe.

Don't miss the chance to be among the first to view this powerful documentary about the man, myth and legend that wrote, recorded and delivered the Ghostbusters theme song, which sold millions of copies, in record time at Ghostbusters Fan Fest!

You Never Know Who Might Crash the Party

Since many details for Ghostbusters Fan Fest have been kept secret until recently, including the documentary premieres and Ghostbusters directors' panel, there is no telling what else might be announced before the event begins.

Also noticeably absent from the guest list so far is the Ghostbusters: Answer the Call cast. While nothing is confirmed, it would be great if Leslie Jones (Patty Tolan), Melissa McCarthy (Abby Yates), Kristen Wiig (Erin Gilbert), and Kate McKinnon (Jillian Holtzmann) were able to take time out of their busy schedules to attend the event.

Secure your tickets today and see if a famous party crasher who recently expressed interest in appearing in Jason Reitman's new Ghostbusters project shows up unannounced.

For more on Ghostbusters Fan Fest, please listen to episode #518 of the Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip podcast for a guide to Culver City, CA which includes tips for travel and things to do in Los Angeles while you are in town for the big event!

Use coupon code SCALGB20 to save 20% off all ticket packages!

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