AZ GBs at Phoenix ComiCon, May 26-29th – with guest, William Atherton!

The Arizona GBs will be at this year’s Phoenix ComiCon, and they’re going all out! They are hosting William “Walter Peck” Atherton at their booth, they will have their refurbished RGB arcade game and Vigo painting, and more! Read below for all the details you’ll need;

Phoenix ComiCon

May 26-29, 2011 (Memorial Day Weekend)

The Arizona Ghostbusters have been busy gearing up for their 5th appearance at the Phoenix ComiCon. Each year our presence, booth size, and participation has grown. This year is no exception. This year our team will occupy at 20 ft x 40 ft booth, giving us enough room to display our Ecto-AZ and Sony’s 30ft Stay-Puft Balloon.

We are proud to announce that we will be hosting William Atherton, aka Walter Peck, at our booth on Friday and Saturday of the convention.

This year we also helped set up Ernie Hudson appearing for the first time at the convention. Due to a new role he has taken on, he will only be available to appear at the con on Sunday. This may change and we will certainly update if it does. Ernie will be located in the celebrity section of the exhibit hall.

IDW Ghostbusters Cover Artist Nick Runge will also be in attendance at booth # 571 in the Artists Alley.

All guest information is located here:
Phoenix Convention Center
100 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Hyatt Regency Phoenix
122 North 2nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Convention Hall Hours:

Thursday (May 26) 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday (May 27) 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday(May 28) 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday (May 29) 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The main convention center programming hours are:

Thursday (May 26) 6:30 PM -11:30PM
Friday (May 27) 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM
Saturday (May 28) 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM
Sunday (May 29) 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM

The Hyatt programming hours are:

Thursday (May 26) 6:30 PM -2:00 AM
Friday (May 27) 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Saturday (May 28) 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Sunday (May 29) TBA

Our events:

Fans Giving Back: Friday 4:30pm – 5:30pm

From Can’t Stop the Serenity screenings to Stormtrooper Toy Drives, find out how various fan groups give back to the community and how you can help.

Zombie Walk: Friday 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Bring out your dead to the 4th Annual Phoenix Comicon Zombie Walk! Lead by the AZ Ghostbusters; join us outside the Convention Center, look for the Ecto-AZ Truck! The walk finishes at the Hyatt and is the prequel to the Zombie Beauty Pageant.

Be Your Own Ghostbuster: Saturday 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Learn how to build your own equipment to bust those pesky poltergeists. The Arizona Ghostbusters showcase the Ghostbusting tools of the trade.

Ghostbusting with Ernie Hudson: Sunday 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Ernie Hudson is a prolific actor with credits in many films, but he is most recognized as Ghostbuster Winston Zeddemore. As a Ghostbuster and as an actor, Ernie Hudson has seen stuff that will turn you pale! Join us in welcoming him and hearing about his many experiences.

Ghostbusters Trivia Contest: Sunday 3:00pm – 4:00pm

What was Dana Barretts apartment number? How much did the Ecto-1 cost? The Arizona Ghostbusters will offer up trivia questions covering the movies, cartoons, games and comics.

The Full Con Programming Schedule is located here:

Our Key Booth Features:

Sony’s 28ft Stay-Puft Balloon
Our 1972 Pontiac Ecto-AZ on Display
Real Ghostbusters WeChe Arcade Cabinet for charity $ .25 per play
Vigo Painting
Kids Games including the Slime Scavenger Hunt
New team booth banners
Event Video Reel and Slideshow
Hourly raffles for a variety of Ghostbusters Prizes, has donated some of the prizes including Stay-Puft Marshmallows

AZ Ghostbusters Stickers and Buttons
Kids Coloring Sheets
All raffles will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:
This awesome artwork in honor of Ernie is now official con badge artwork from artist Christopher McDaniel.


Other Convention Guests:

Aaron Douglas
Adam Baldwin
Billy Dee Williams
Brian Pulido
Bruce Boxleitner
George Takei
Honky Tonk Man
Kristin Bauer
Leonard Nimoy
Max Brooks
Nicholas Brendon
Paul Cornell
Paul McGillion
Robert Duncan McNeill
Sherry Jackson
Stan Lee
Todd McFarlane
Vernon Wells
Wil Wheaton

We’ll update and correct any info as it’s recieved.

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