This year, the Twin Cities Ghostbusters took our GHOSTBUSTIN' 911 party room to a new home... Crypticon Minneapolis! If you've ever visited our party room at CONvergence, then you know what to expect...but year after year, we pride ourselves on kicking things up a notch, & this year was no exception.

 

The hotel room was twice as big as years past, which really allowed room to spread out. Throughout both Friday & Saturday nights, the room was packed with people. Our parties lasted from 6:00 or 7:00 pm to 4:00 or 5:00 am.

 

This page includes several slide shows. Hover over each photo to read the descriptions & read on...

Check out past party rooms:

CRYPTICON 2016

CRYPTICON 2017

CRYPTICON 2018

 
 

     One of the new things we included was a photo op cutout of the Ghostbusters logo. Jen Deveney hand-painted the logo on a 4'x4' board which was later mounted to a stand.

It was a pretty big hit as, one after another...party goers got BUSTED! Check out the slideshow below... 

Our crew

Our crew

(Front row L-R)Courtney Swanson, Lara Schwartz, Meryl Brenn, Trent Hill (Middle row L-R) Cory M. Deveney, Jen Deveney, Ryan Hellion, Lee Brenn, Kenny Juergens, Jason Skoby (Back row L-R) Dante Pirtle, Scott Montour.

Cheers!

Cheers!

To our first year in our new home!

Open for Business

Open for Business

Ryan & Lara take the first shift tending bar.

Zombie Playboy

Zombie Playboy

Zombie Hef & his Zombunnies.

Dueling Freddys

Dueling Freddys

Twice the nightmare.

Groovy!

Groovy!

Cory as Ash.

Silent Bob

Silent Bob

Jason Skoby as Silent Bob (and eating a gummy Slimer)

The King is in the building!

The King is in the building!

The most famous ghost to ever pay us a visit.

Busy bar

Busy bar

Standing room only.

Uncle Fester

Uncle Fester

With an actual moving Thing on his head.

Slender Man

Slender Man

The coolest Slender Man costume ever!

Silent Bob & LaFours

Silent Bob & LaFours

Jason Skoby & Scott Montour in a Mallrats reunion.

Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!!!

Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!!!

Cory as Rick Sanchez from Rick & Morty.

Silent bob meets Hellboy

Silent bob meets Hellboy

Bob meets members of The Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.

Clowns?

Clowns?

Yep. Clowns can be scary to some people.

Pick yer poison!

Pick yer poison!

Servin' up Ectoplasm.

Beetlejuice-Beetlejuice-Beetlejuice!

Beetlejuice-Beetlejuice-Beetlejuice!

A female take on the Ghost with the Most!

The Freddys & The Birds

The Freddys & The Birds

Krueger meets Hitchcock.

Crypticon Freaks!

Crypticon Freaks!

...and we mean "freaks" in the good way ;)

Sweet Costume

Sweet Costume

Jen spotted some awesome cosplay.

Elvis

Elvis

The King takes a load off.

More killer cosplay

More killer cosplay

The costumes at Crypticon can get quite creative.

Ready to Believe You!

Ready to Believe You!

Our pal Dante, ready to believe.

Cobra!

Cobra!

Cobra Commander & The Baroness.

The Clown & LaFours

The Clown & LaFours

Scott's not afraid of clowns.

Chestburster

Chestburster

Don't look now, but you've got something on your shirt.

CHAINSAW!

CHAINSAW!

Tyler's about to saw up some marshmallows for everyone!

There's something on your head

There's something on your head

Our friend (& talented artist), Sal V Cloak, painted this detailed Facehugger on this guy's head. Sick!

Excellent costumes

Excellent costumes

Crypticon has some seriously cool cosplay.

ECTO-1D

ECTO-1D

Wouldn't be a Ghostbusters event without the ECTO-1D parked out front.

Bottoms up!

Bottoms up!

Two of our good buddies. They are wiz prop-builders who run the Propatorium.

The Tip Trap

The Tip Trap

Our Tip Trap in action.

Ash vs. Vigo

Ash vs. Vigo

He is like the buzzing of flies to Ash!

Freddy Krueger Canine

Freddy Krueger Canine

This pooch will haunt your nightmares!

Day O' the Dead

Day O' the Dead

Jason posing with our pal, Heidi, in her awesome face paint.

Freddy vs. Gummy Slimer

Freddy vs. Gummy Slimer

Freddy stabs a tasty treat.

Rick & ...Morty?

Rick & ...Morty?

Cory as Rick Sanchez & our buddy Dave's son, Damian.

Packed!

Packed!

Our room was pretty busy throughout the weekend.

Hey bartender!

Hey bartender!

GB911's Ron "Rico" Bailey tending bar.

Ash vs. ECTO

Ash vs. ECTO

Okay...so it's not Sam Raimi's Oldsmobile

???

???

Tie-dyed kitty wolf...sure, why not?

Golden ticket?

Golden ticket?

People could buy raffle tickets for one of two big prize packages.

Angus!

Angus!

I've been Thunderstruck. An awesome Angus Young costume.

Rick &...uh...Buster?

Rick &...uh...Buster?

Cory met another Rick Sanchez after he had changed back into GB911's Tyler Martin

Jen's shiny kicks

Jen's shiny kicks

Jen poses with the ECTO-1D showing off her new shoes.

Dance with the devil

Dance with the devil

Cory & the Joker...in the pale moonlight.

Jen & friends

Jen & friends

Hamming it up with the Destructor.

Ash vs. Sharknado

Ash vs. Sharknado

At least we know a chainsaw is an effective weapon against this threat.

What'll ya have?

What'll ya have?

GB911's Tyler Martin tending the bar.

Ash vs. the Necromancer

Ash vs. the Necromancer

This guy looks like he could give Ash some competition.

Party in full swing

Party in full swing

We didn't shut down until 6AM!

Closing up shop

Closing up shop

Shutting things down for the night.

ECTO-1D, out!

ECTO-1D, out!

See you all next year!!!

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     One of the coolest things about Crypticon is the celebrity guest list. Each year, Crypticon hosts 20 to 30 special guests including actors, filmmakers, FX artists, TV/Radio personalities, comic book artists, etc. Famous guests from the past have included Billy Dee Williams, Richard Kiel, Ted Raimi, Margot Kidder & Ernie Hudson to name a few. In fact, Crypticon was where we met Ernie Hudson & got him to appear in GHOSTBUSTIN' 911. Click here to see how.

 

Below are some pics of the celebrity guests we got to meet. Hover over each pic for more info... 

 
Lance Henriksen

Lance Henriksen

Lance played Bishop the android in Aliens, a detective in Terminator, & was the star of the TV series Millennium..among other things.

Lance Henriksen

Lance Henriksen

Lance struck a tough guy pose with Jason Skoby.

Michael Biehn

Michael Biehn

Michael played Kyle Reese in the original Terminator & Cpl. Hicks in Aliens.

ECTO-1D at the airport

ECTO-1D at the airport

Waiting to pick up Actor/Artist David Naughton.

David Naughton

David Naughton

David was the star of the film An American Werewolf in London. We had the pleasure of picking him up from the airport in the ECTO-1D!

Gigi Edgley

Gigi Edgley

Gigi plays Chiana on Farscape. She frequented our room.

Sarah French

Sarah French

Our friend Sarah plays Becky Forrester in GB911. She has also been in such films as Insectula, Zombie Pirates & Chainsaw Maidens.

Mpho Koaho

Mpho Koaho

Mpho has been in the TV series Falling Skies, as well as Saw 3 & Saw 4.

Joe Knetter

Joe Knetter

Joe is a friend of ours. He's a Filmmaker, Author & Screenwriter whose work includes Twisted Loneliness, Room, Diabolical Dissertations of the Damned, Grave Mistake & Inspired Nightmares.

Alec Gillis

Alec Gillis

Alec was a special FX/makeup artist on Aliens, Alien 3, AVP, Monster Squad, & Tremors. He's also the writer/director of Harbinger Down.

Dave Wheeler

Dave Wheeler

Dave is a Co-Founder, Writer & Artist at MIND WAVE Comics.

David Schrader

David Schrader

Dave is a good friend of ours, the host of Darkness on the Edge of Town paranormal talk radio, a writer & has appeared on TV shows like Paranormal Challenge & Ghost Adventures.

    Something new for us this year was offering people the chance to win one of two prize packages in a raffle. Party goers could buy raffle tickets for the Ghosts & Monsters Package or the Zombies & Aliens Package:

The Ghosts & Monsters prize package

Which included...

  1. Four 11x17 posters of each Ghostbuster drawn and signed by artist J. Wright

  2. An electric Hostess Twinkie maker

  3. A Nerd Block exclusive Titans Ghostbusters Ectomobile

  4. A 2-disc DVD set of Ghostbusters 1 & Ghostbusters 2

  5. A custom Twin Cities Ghostbusters iron-on patch

  6. Rise of the Planet of the Apes on DVD

  7. Oblivion on DVD

  8. "Handbook for the Recently Deceased" handcrafted wooden box with sliding drawer

  9. Beetlejuice on Blu-ray

  10. McFarlane Toys Movie Maniacs The Crow action figure

  11. DVD box sets of seasons 1 & 2 of Dead Like Me

Estimated total value = $250+

Four posters of the Ghostbusters
Electric Twinkie maker
Titans vinyl Ectomobile
Ghostbusters 1 & 2 DVD set
Twin Cities Ghostbusters patch
Rise of the Planet of the Apes DVD
Oblivion DVD
Handbook for the Recently Deceased
Beetlejuice BluRay
The Crow action figure
Dead Like Me seasons 1 & 2 DVD

The Zombies & Aliens prize package

Which included...

  1. A 4-disc DVD set of the Alien Quadrilogy (all 4 Alien films)

  2. A metal "Zombie Parking Only" sign

  3. A 154 piece The Walking Dead building set - Daryl Dixon on his Chopper

  4. An Army of Darkness poster signed by artist J. Wright

  5. An original comic book titled Undead End signed by artist J. Wright

  6. Undead End cover art poster signed by artist J. Wright

  7. McFarlane Toys Halo Master Chief action figure

  8. A motorcycle half helmet (size L matte black with gloss black flames)

  9. A 1:6 scale collectable die cast Indian motorcycle replica from New Ray

  10. Evil Dead on Blu-ray (original 1982 Sam Raimi film)

  11. Evil Dead on Blu-ray (2013 Fede Alvarez remake)

  12. A Michelob Golden Light collapsible camping chair (with attached bottle opener)

Estimated total value = $250+

Alien Quadrilogy DVD set
Zombie Parking Only sign
Walking Dead - Daryl with Chopper
Army of Darkness poster
Undead End comic book
Undead End poster
Halo Master Chief action figure
Motorcycle half helmet (Large)
Indian motorcycle replica
Evil Dead BluRay (1982 original)
Evil Dead BluRay (2013 remake)
Michelob camping chair

Amber Chambers was the winner of the Ghosts & Monsters Package.

Jeff Judge was the winner of the Zombies & Aliens Package.

If you plan to attend Crypticon in 2016 & would like to enter our raffles, check back in August 2016 to see what you could win. Now that we are 'go' for next year, we will be posting the raffle item lists here on ghostbustin911.com!

 

       Take a brief video tour of the room. Jen Deveney had to wait until 4am when the room had died down enough to finally get a good look...