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MonsterCon has changed venues! MonsterCon will now be at Timmons Arena on the campus of Furman University! We are looking forward to the change in venue and fully support the convention’s decision to move as they could not reach an agreement with the Hilton Greenville.
We travel to a lot of different venues with Ecto-1, and it is a shame when a venue doesn’t respect their guests or treats their guests poorly. The word-of-mouth advertising a hotel, convention center, bar, restaurant, or any business gets for being an awesome venue is worth far more than those venues ever realize. We have been traveling with Ecto-1 for over 4 years now and we still talk about certain awesome venues we have been to.
For those who bought passes and tickets and have rooms reserved, all the information is below taken directly from MonsterCon’s Facebook page. You can follow their Facebook page here.
If you are coming to MonsterCon 2013, PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE COMPLETELY. This is a major news announcement regarding our event this year.
For the last couple of weeks we have been working to solve the problem of capacity at the Hilton Greenville, as well as parking concerns, and resolution of the errors made with room reservations earlier this year. These problems became compounded this week due to unrealistic and unfair actions taken by the hotel.
2 things to remember about our staff and this convention:
*We will not tolerate unfair treatment of our attendees.
*We will not take abuse from any venue.
To make a long story very short, a threat of cancellation was issued by the hotel, and we have all worked entirely too hard to let that happen.
We have done the impossible, and have lined up a whole new venue for the show.
MONSTERCON 2013 HAS MOVED TO FURMAN UNIVERSITY’S TIMMONS ARENA!
We now have 33,000 square feet of function space, plenty of parking available, without the headaches of non-convention room guests making complaints about our fans.
We will be updating our website this weekend to reflect the new venue, vendor placements, and everything else that needs to be modified. Vendor booth numbers will remain unchanged.
Now, to tackle the obvious questions:
*All Hilton Greenville tickets are still 100% good. We sold them to you, and we will honor them at Timmons Arena.
*Program books do have to be re-printed to omit any Hilton Greenville references. If the new batch arrives in time, they will still be at the show. If they do not, we will be issuing refunds of the $10 presale orders, and $15 per VIP package.
*VIP EXTREME packages will be refunded the difference of the room costs, and in place you will get a FREE room on us at a nearby hotel.
If you are booked at the Hilton Greenville, the choice is yours if you still want to stay there. You may be able to get a cheaper rate at a hotel closer to Furman University, and the contracts with the Hilton specify your deposits are not due until Friday, July 19, which is tomorrow.
We will not be at that location at all.
We have the same great show lined up, and hope all of you still come join us. MonsterCon 2013 will not be stopped.
Chubby and the Carolina Ghostbusters with the Ectomobile are looking for somewhere to spend Halloween.
Enter the contest at GoCheckers.com and you could win the opportunity to have them at your house! See the website for more details!
Ecto is now at Foxtrot Base in Athens, Georgia. The first leg of the trip last night from Charlotte was rainy. But today is a bright sunny day, and Ecto got a polishing this morning to get rid of all the road and rain grime.
Courtesy of Michael Gross; article by Jeff Sneider
Who you gonna call if you’re Sony Pictures and you want to reboot the lucrative Ghostbusters franchise? How about Men in Black 3 scribe Etan Cohen, who has been tapped to rewrite Ghostbusters 3 for the studio. The Office scribes Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky were hired in September 2008 to revive the blockbuster franchise that started in 1984 with Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters. At the time, the supernatural action-comedy was Columbia Pictures’ highest-grossing film ever, until it was beaten by “Men in Black” and then “Spider-Man.”
Third installment is expected to find original cast members Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Bill Murray passing the torch to a new generation of ghostbusters.
Cohen previously wrote Ben Stiller’s Tropic Thunder and Mike Judge’s Idiocracy. He’s also attached to make his directorial debut with Paramount’s horror-comedy Boy Scouts vs. Zombies, which follows three high school Boy Scouts who must use their skills to save their small town from a vicious zombie outbreak. Cohen was the sole credited writer on Men in Black 3, which has grossed more than $600 million worldwide since opening at the end of May.
Also of note from a Variety magazine article, it is unclear if this will be a page-one re-write, and there’s still the question of the sequel’s biggest sticking point: Bill Murray. Aykroyd said that they’re moving forward without Murray, but that may not be palatable to the studio or to the fans.