Don’t miss all the fun in Lexington at Lexing-Con today! Come out and see Ecto-1 and all the other awesome guests and vendors! All the information is on our Events Calendar!
Be one of the first 100 people at the convention and get a Lexing-Con poster shown here!
Also don’t miss the Sci-Fried Eggs, a podcast of sci-fi, the paranormal, comics, movies, and everything awesome, broadcasting live from Lexing-Con! Stop by the broadcast and watch, or submit a question via our Facebook or Twitter and you may hear it on the air!
Click the Sci-Fried Eggs tab at the top of the page to submit your questions and listen to previous shows!
Ramis was surrounded by family in his Chicago home, where he’s lived since 1996, when he died early this morning from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, his wife Erica Mann Ramis told the Chicago Tribune. His rare disease involved a swelling of the blood vessels and the report adds that his health issues began in 2010. His condition was so bad in the past, the actor/writer/director had to relearn to walk.
Ramis was a Chicago native and earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He got his start in the late 1960′s at Chicago’s Second City theater troupe. He is know for much of his off-screen work including writing Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, and Analyze This. His big break came when he wrote National Lampoon’s Animal House in 1978 and his directorial debut came in 1980 with Caddyshack. His latest work was for a 2009 movie Year One in which he wrote, directed and was featured in alongside Jack Black and Olivia Wilde. His Ghostbusters co-star, Dan Aykroyd, also told ABC News last spring that Ghostbusters 3 could film this year and that Ramis was “in on it.”
“His creativity, compassion, intelligence, humor and spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved him,” read a press release from his agency.
Ramis is survived by his wife Erica, sons Julian and Daniel, daughter Violet and two grandchildren.
Join us tonight at Famous Fast Eddies from 7 to 8 and from 8 to 11 at Mile High Tavern pictures, food, and fun! Don’t miss out as we help judge the Mile High Mookwalking Contest! For all the details on the Totally 80s Retro Ski Weekend and the costume contest with a $500 first prize, check out our Events Calendar or Beechmtn.com for complete details, great lodge rates, and the full schedule.
For the Super Bowl this year, Radio Shack did a promo for their store redesigns where the ’80s called and wanted their store back. And everyone’s favorite little green spud shows up at the end! Unfortunately, in the edited version, Slimer doesn’t make the cut.
If you grew up of the ’80s, there’s all kinds of memories that flood into that Radio Shack store, including Chuckie, Alf, and the California Raisins just to name a few!