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Who You Gonna Fund? Ghostheads Of Course!

When Ghostbusters first appeared on the big screen back in June of 1984 it was a supernatural comedy that became a super successful franchise for its creators, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. It grossed $295 million worldwide and was nominated for two Oscars. No mean feat for something that started out as a little project meant for Aykroyd and his Saturday Night Live buddy, John Belushi.

Aykroyd’s fascination with the paranormal was its inspiration and with his comic genius, it was developed initially as them travelling through time and space battling big and scary monsters. Financial constraint and the death of Belushi, saw the original concepts and script change several times into what eventually became, Ghostbusters 1.

It spouted two animated series, several video games and a sequel. It was huge in its time and apparently it still is.

GB cosplayI for one, had no idea that this 30+ year-old movie, still had hard-core fans. Sure we see some cosplay and there are definitely quotes that will live on, like, “He slimed me” and “Who you gonna call?” but who knew that this fandom was still alive and kicking. Not only that, with Ghostbusters III, due to hit our screens in July 2016, the fandom is thriving.

GB ghost cosplayEnter Brendan Mertens, long time Ghostbusters fan. He is also the writer/director of a documentary called Ghostheads. This is a made by the fans, about the fans doco, and is well on its way to being a reality. Mertens, known for producing a Ghostbusters themed podcast, has spearheaded this project and with producer Tommy Avallone on board, they plan for Ghostheads to be a quality product.

According to Mertens, “Ghostheads is more than a “Hey, isn’t Ghostbusters great?!” kind of documentary. Ghostheads contains countless humanizing stories that will connect with audiences about comradery, overcoming obstacles, and that no one should ever feel alone or isolated.”

Ring any bells? Let’s face it… Isn’t that exactly what any fandom is about? Ask any fan of any fandom, and it may be the common show/star/movie etc. that starts them down the road, but it’s that feeling of ‘family’ that sucks them right in and keeps them there. This is what Ghostheads is highlighting!

GB 3 girls 2Like any fan project, it needs funds to make the dream a reality. Having said that, the principal photography will be completed over the next few months, and they are well on their way, trying to secure interviews with original and reboot cast and crew members. This Indiegogo campaign is something that will speed up the process and help them meet their deadline, before the much anticipated franchise reboot of Ghostbusters III.

So can you spare a $1 or maybe $25? There are many perks, including digital downloads of the film, so you’ll definitely not miss out!

Click below to see them all and watch a short vid about the project! Go on! You know you want to!


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Want To Go To a Virtual SPN Convention? Ladies of SPN Have Your Ticket!

Would you love to attend the Ladies Of SPN Convention, but can’t get to Seattle in 2016? Then read on, because Ladies of SPN have the perk for you… If you’re any kind of Supernatural fan, by now you’ve heard of the proposed Ladies of SPN convention. Cora Idle and her team have been working …

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Would You Attend An All Women Supernatural Convention?

Big convention runners like Creation and Australia’s Hub Productions know the value of Supernatural conventions. Having Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles in the line up, all but guarantees you’ll be sold out and every photo-op and autograph gone. What though, if NONE of the boys attended. Yes we are talking NONE. Fan run conventions are …

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Star Trek’s Scotty Doesn’t Want You To Forget!

Star Trek fanatics, great news! If all goes well, Star Trek: New Voyagers/Phase II will be debuting episode 13 later this year. This Web-Series refreshes long-lost characters and brings back some very familiar actors to revive those characters. This glimpse of authenticity has gained momentum and truly brings that X factor to this Trek incarnation. …

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Die-Hard Star Trek Fans… Your fandom needs you!

Fandom4Good follows and promotes causes usually spearheaded by public figures. If it’s not a T-shirt campaign to raise money for a particular charity or good cause, it’s a Skype chat, or a signed script, up for grabs. The well-known person invokes a passion in the fandom that encourages us to by the item or give a donation. This particular donation drive is also about passion.

For fans of Star Trek, I can’t imagine anything more important than keeping the franchise that is Star Trek, alive. With several attempts to go beyond Next Generation and Enterprise, nothing has really graced our small screens. That is, until a couple of web series came together. I remember being so excited when I found them on YouTube. This web series recreates the one and only, original, Star Trek. More realistic, but still so simple. Fresh, but yet, so familiar. The actors and the crew who bring this together, work very hard on authenticity. Thing is, though, authenticity is not cheap. The show relies almost completely on donations and especially, Kick Start Donations.

So here is the challenge Star Trek Fandom. Can you outdo Supernatural¬† or Arrow fans? How about, even, Miley Cyrus fans? As a fandom, can you help Star Trek: New voyages/Phase II to complete it’s current episode?

Check out the vid below and click the Kick Start link to help out and be apart of this. In my book, definately a ‘good cause’. The team at New Voyages, have real passion and so do Trekies!



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SPN Family… This is one of our own… Save Finnegan

Calling all Supernatural animal lovers! It’s not Jared or even Misha asking for your help this time, it’s one of your own. Emily is an avid Supernatural fan and is a community manager of Insticator, which is a site dedicated to trivia fun and games around different fandoms. (Why hadn’t I seen that before?) She …