Yesterday was my first day with the Essex Ghostbusters working the 2017 Paraforce convention. As the new guy I wasn't sure what to expect but you know what? From the moment they picked me up the busters in black had me feeling like I'd been one of team for years. They were so welcoming, so inclusive and at no point did I feel like the "new guy" so much love to 'em for that, I am now truly proud to call myself an Essex Ghostbuster.
We had a great day meeting some truly great people who all share our passion for the paranormal. We even got the opportunity to shoot some pics in an almost definitely haunted old barn. I think I can comfortably say that the Essex Ghostbusters will be front and centre for Paraforce 2018.
You can learn more about the Essex Ghostbusters via our official website and if you're in the Essex area and need to expertise of (somewhat) highly trained paranormal investigators and eliminators for your charity, event or occasion you know who to call!
After months of work and more money than I'd care to admit I stepped out of my house as a fully-fledged Ghostbuster for the first time today for Invasion Colchester, a really great (free!) movie and comic book convention set up by my childhood comic book store Ace Comics to raise money for St Helena Hospice and the Colchester Hopitals Charity.
I was flightsuited and booted with what felt like the heaviest pack in the whole entire world on my back (I now understand why Bill Murray didn't like wearing one) ready to bust some ghosts and feeling like I was 5 years old again! As the first rule of Ghostbusting is to "never bust solo" I spent the day with members of the UK Ghostbusters and a member of the Essex Ghostbusters, none of which I knew beforehand but all of which mafe me feel like I'd been doing this with them for years, so major shouts to them all.
I had a seriously great day which made all the work I put into my costume worth every single second. I'm now left counting down the days to December where I get to do it all again at For the Love of Sci-Fi in Manchester with Ernie Hudson, Ecto-1 and the great folks from the upcoming Ghostbusters documentary "Cleanin' Up The Town". If you ever thought about becoming a Ghostbuster then I've got just three words for ya: Answer the call!
Peace, Love and Who Ya Gonna Call?