Minions of Gozer Opening Weekend draws Sold Out Crowd at the IFC Center.

(Ryan Espin is Associate Producer for the Minions of Gozer. This was written in a mostly almost unbiased way.)

An eager crowd await getting into the sold out show at the IFC Center.

A recreation of the famous sliming scene at the IFC Center. Not only was Dr. Venkman slimed, the audience got some on them as well.

The Minions of Gozer, a live Ghostbusters shadowcast, performed their debut performance to an excited sold out crowd at the IFC Center in New York City last weekend.

Following the traditions of Rocky Horror Picture Show midnight performances, a live rendition of the film was recreated on the stage as well as scenes that aren’t shown on screen (Egon trying to drilling a hole through his head). The audience recreated parts as well, such as tossing index cards in the air as a terrified librarian runs through the aisles, or throwing candy hearts at Dr. Ray Stantz, the heart of the Ghostbusters.

The Minions of Gozer was created by Angela Williams last year, and the debut performance was directed by Eryn Roberts, who also appeared as the show’s Janine and Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man.

Feats of daring do, as Dana is lifted high above the screen.

Walter Peck after being pantsed on stage.

For more information, be sure to visit the Minions of Gozer website.

If he’s serious, awesome. If he’s joking around, awesome.

Dan Aykroyd has tweeted to his fans that he’s caught a flight to New York, where Bill Murray is playing FDR, to “find him.”

It’s possible he’s just pulling our leg – in which case, someone needs to teach the man some Internet shorthand, like LOL, or j/k, or 😛 – but it’s an awesome dig, regardless. And if it’s true, man, try and picture that meeting…

Historic Ladder 8 firehall on the chopping block.

The New York Daily News is reporting that they have the list – as created by City Hall – of 20 firehalls in the greater New York area that are slated for closing, after budget cuts were made.

City Hall is stressing that the list is only tentative, as some of the stations may remain open if more money is found, but that’s a bit of a big if, and even if they do find money, the chances aren’t great for any of the stations that they will be one of the 20 saved from closure.

We’ll have to stay tuned to see how this plays out, but at the moment it doesn’t look good for the world’s most famous firehall.

Thanks to Mike Sopronyi for the heads up.

GBFans, Denver GBs, and mc chris give command performance in New York

It wasn’t anything to do with Ghostbusters 3 production, but that didn’t make it awesome for the New York city police, AJ (GBFans) Quick, the Denver GBs, and rapper extraordinaire, mc chris.

As part of their circuitous route back home from DragonCon, the gang pulled into New York, picked up mc chris, and started to cruise New York – until they were pulled over by the police. I say pulled over, but as you’ll see in the video, it was more like paraded around. Nice work gang!