Courtesy our friends in the Georgia Ghostbusters…
Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!
This year, Dragon*Con will be held Labor Day weekend (September 2-5, 2011) in Atlanta, GA, and for the third year in a row DragonCon will also be the home to PKE Surge, the largest gathering of Ghostbuster fans this side of the Mississippi!
Dragon*Con is a 4 day event and PKE Surge will be a presence all 4 days, but the main day of our little con-within-a-con is Saturday. What can you expect? Well…
The day starts with the annual Dragon*Con parade, we already have over 60 Ghostbusters planning to march alongside at least 6 Ectomobiles!
Saturday night brings our annual NIGHT ON THE TOWN!
WHERE: Mellow Mushroom (400 W. Peachtree St | Map)
WHEN: Saturday, September 3, 2011
MEET: Outside the front lobby of the Hyatt at 7 p.m. EDT. We are walking as a group to the dinner.
Remember that cool little pizza joint where we had our Night on the Town dinner last year? They loved us! We’re going back!
It’s time to once again put down the throwers and traps, and stuff your face with some of the best pizza Atlanta has to offer!
Saturday night, you are cordially invited to eat and relax at Mellow Mushroom! Please leave your packs and gear behind, but if you’d like to throw on your flight suit, please do!
We are asking that you meet as a group in front of the Hyatt promptly at (or a little before) 7 p.m. We are leaving at that time. We encourage you to walk as a group to the restaurant.
You will be ordering on your own ticket, and please remember to tip nicely. These guys at MM are being very gracious to us once again. There will be plenty of pizza, salads, beer, calzones, hoagies … you name it! We’ll have a big room all to ourselves, so come and enjoy!
But the Night on the Town isn’t JUST about pizza and beer….there’s also AWARDS!
We are proud to announce the categories for the 2011 Crunch Awards!
The awards will be given away at a brief ceremony during the Night on the Town dinner
The awards are constructed and complete thanks to the magical skill and talent of Tennessee Ghostbuster Jaime Hitchcock!
The categories are a little different this year and are as follows.
“Iron Man Award” -Owner of the heaviest gear
“Best Representation of a Ghostbuster”
“Best Represented Female Ghosthead”
“Best New or Original Prop”
“How the Bayeeby?” -Best kids costume
“You Have Been a Bad Monkey!” -Best GB Villian Costume
“There’s Something You Don’t See Every Day.” -Most Unusual GB Costume
“The Traveler Has Come” -GB who made the longest trek to the con
“You Poor, Poor Man.” – Best Big D Impersonation
NICE JOB YOU DID!
Just when you thought NJYD was dead…this award goes to the GB who had the most gear break, get crushed, or generally fall apart, primarily during the parade, but anytime at the con up to the dinner qualifies.
IT THE CAR!
This goes to the owner of the Ecto who drove in from the greatest distance! Distances will be recorded during the parade lineup so you must run your ecto in the parade to win.
And finally, many Ghostbusters franchises, including ours like to help out charities. So we are proud to announce the first ever PKE Surge Charity Auction! Presented by..
The auction will be LIVE ONLY and will take place at the “Night on the Town” dinner, Saturday Sept. 3rd at the Mellow Mushroom.
The auction will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children (more on them here: http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/ )
And now, the items!
~ A new in package ComicCon Exclusive Ghostbusters II Ecto-1 plate by Diamond Select
~ A Matty Collector PKE Meter still in the unopened white box
~ An autographed pic of Slimer herself, Robin Shelby! (Special thanks to Brock and of course Ms. Shelby for the contribution!)
~ And yes…a PROTON PACK!!!!! The pack to be auctioned off is currently being built by Jairus Whitley. It will have lights but NO SOUND.
Chace Ambrose and Jairus Whitley will be at the dinner dressed in their finest old timey auctioneering outfits, so get ready to bid for a good cause!
So come on out to Dragon*Con and PKE Surge! We’re ready to believe you!
For more info on DragonCon check http://dragoncon.org