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Ghostbusters Launch Party in Minneapolis - Ernie Hudson!


By roffels

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

In case anyone missed it, Ernie Hudson will be showing up at the Minneapolis launch party for the Ghostbusters Pinball machine. More from LesManley below. There will even be an Ectomobile on site. This is shaping up to being the craziest launch party I've seen.

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Quoted from LesManley:D&G is having the Official Launch Party to celebrate the Pro version of the game and they are bringing in some star power to help celebrate the occasion. Ernie Hudson, star of Ghostbusters, Congo, The Crow and the TV series OZ has graciously agreed to be on hand for the event. Ernie lent his voice for custom callouts in the new Ghostbusters game and he is no stranger to John Trudeau games, having also appeared in his Congo pin back in 1995. Stay tuned for more details to come on this!
DATE & LOCATION: 4/30/16 @ 4:00
Surly Brewing Company
520 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
PLEASE NOTE: Party cost, prizes, additional side events and starting times are still to be determined, so be sure to check back for updates.
Facebook event link = https://www.facebook.com/events/447834115410080/
TOURNAMENTS DETAILS:
LAUNCH PARTY:
Format is 1 game on each Ghostbusters Pro and the scores will be ranked 100,90,85,84,83...and so on. Top 16 (or <50% of the field) point totals will advance to the playoffs. Groups of 4 will play with 2 players eliminated each round until there is a final 4. Final four will finish as they place in the final game. Top qualifier picks their choice of GB pin to play each round and the groups are reseeded by qualifying score after each round. 100% returned cash prize package, and more prizes too, so don't be afraid to come on out. This is a fun and laid back open event for EVERYONE, kids included! Bring out the family for some fun!
SIDE EVENT:
TBD
Pinball Machines on site...
Multiple Ghostbuster Pro pins
Congo (In the works)
Others TBD
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#2 3 years ago

That's pretty sweet! Have a great party!

#3 3 years ago

Man I'd love to be there for this.

#4 3 years ago

Considering how Ernie got screwed off the cover of the GB blu-rays, it is hilarious that he is the only face showing on the flyer and the other actors are obscured.

#5 3 years ago
Quoted from frolic:

Considering how Ernie got screwed off the cover of the GB blu-rays, it is hilarious that he is the only face showing on the flyer and the other actors are obscured.

I don't think it's surprising at all. He's the only actor who actually did voices for this game - so he IS the most prominent actor from a Ghostbusters the pinball point of view.

#6 3 years ago

What's the point of the 100... scoring system if it's one game? Just rank the scores

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#7 3 years ago
Quoted from Excalabur:

What's the point of the 100... scoring system if it's one game? Just rank the scores

It's two games, one on each GB pin in the tournament.

#8 3 years ago

Now that we have the full details, I thought I might as well post them here...

Here are all the details you've been waiting for! I'll summarize the highlights and put the full details below for anyone wanting more specific information. D&G Amusement is proud to host this event for pinball lovers and movie buffs alike. Ernie Hudson, free play pinball machines, movie replicas, photo opportunities, prizes, Pinside and Stern Pinball's very own Jared Guynes and more. You won't want to miss this one! We're not even a week away now. See you there!

Launch Party Costs: Entry to the event will be $10 per person (kids 12 and under free) (includes all pinball machines on free play and 1 raffle ticket for each paid entry, must be present to win - more details at event)

Cool custom event t-shirts: $20 (See attached picture)

Launch party posters: $5 (See attached picture)

Ernie Hudson! He will be appearing at the launch party from 5pm-8pm, signing autographs from approximately 5:45pm-7:30pm. Autographs will be $10 for any pinball related item, $30 for any collectible item (i.e.pro-ton packs, dolls, cars, etc.) and $10 for photos with Ernie.

Jared Guynes, EPIC Party organizer and social media manager for Stern Pinball is flying in for the event.

Silent Auction. We will have a small silent auction with cool Ghostbusters things to bid on. More details to follow later this week.

Ecto-1 and replica props. The "Twin Cities Ghostbusters" Ecto-1 replica and other movie replicas will be in the parking lot for the whole event. Check them out and get a picture with the car. Other Ecto's will probably be making an appearance as well!

The Stay Puft Marshmellow Man. An 8ft inflatable Stay Puft will be on hand. Check it out and grab a picture with the Ghostbusters classic character.

Snap Yourself Photobooth. This is more like a backdrop with actual props than a booth. There will be Ghostbusters themed backdrops and props to use to make your group picture of the event memorable.

Several pinball machines. There will be about 4 Ghostbusters pinball machines, along with several other pinball machines to play. All free with paid admission.

Ghostbusters Pinball Launch Party Tournament. $10 entry to the Ghostbusters pinball tournament. 50% of the entry fee will be put into the prize pool. Cash and prizes for the top 4 finishers.

Live DJ and video screen.

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#9 3 years ago

Silent auction - cash only?

What is the size of the launch party poster?

#10 3 years ago
Quoted from northvibe:

Silent auction - cash only?
What is the size of the launch party poster?

D&G is working on getting a credit card reader. Paypal is an option too.

Poster size is 11x17. Hobby Lobby sells a nice frame that fits it with just a small border for $6.99 and they are usually 50% off that price. I went to the dollar store and got some colored poster paper and used that as a background mat. Total investment for each poster was less than $5.00.

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#11 3 years ago
Quoted from LesManley:

D&G is working on getting a credit card reader. Paypal is an option too.
Poster size is 11x17. Hobby Lobby sells a nice frame that fits it with just a small border for $6.99 and they are usually 50% off that price. I went to the dollar store and got some colored poster paper and used that as a background mat. Total investment for each poster was less than $5.00.
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Hats off to you and John Galvin, John!! This is going to be....dare I say it....EPIC!!

#12 3 years ago

This is going to be soooo much fun. Thank John and D&G.

#13 3 years ago

In addition to 4 Ghostbusters pins, the tentative free play pinball machine game list is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Indiana Jones (WMS), Star Trek: Next Generation, Sopranos, Cirqus Voltaire and Paragon. All free with paid admission.

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