‘Ghostbusters’ Day: Why June 8 Celebrates the Iconic Franchise

"Who you gonna call?"

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Nearly every iconic franchise has its own unofficial day of the year on which fans can fully nerd out together in all of their unabashed glory. For fans of the Ghostbusters franchise, that day is June 8, which marks the anniversary of its 1984 release.

Plenty of stars and fans alike took to Twitter on Friday to share their enthusiasm for the beloved characters of the many iterations of the film franchise. Ernie Hudson, who played Uncle Bill in the original film, reminded fans who to call in a tweet for Ghostbusters Day.

Dan Aykroyd, who starred as Dr. Raymond Stantza in the classic and has been involved with damn-near every subsequent iteration, tweeted out a link to his Ultimate Ghostbusters® Experience charity campaign.

Fans were here for it as well.

With next year marking the 35th anniversary of the OG Ghostbusters, 2019 is looking pretty hype for fans. But for those eyeing 34 years of ghost hunting as reason enough for celebration, Wizard World Comic Con Columbus is hosting its own Ghostbusters event — and there’s slime involved. One of its Saturday events will help fans create slime of their very own (which I’m not sure any of us needed but will probably be good fun anyway).

“It’s immensely gratifying to see the way the fans have embraced our movie over the past 34 years, in a way we could never have imagined in 1984,” Ghostbusters director and producer Ivan Reitman and principal of Ghost Corps said in a statement. “The credit goes to the fans — collected in over 1,000 fan groups globally — who have kept the flame burning for decades. I’m excited to see you all at Ghostbusters Fan Fest one year from today!”

Go forth and fan out.

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