We get questions all the time. So here is a list of some of ones that we get asked the most…
Q: How much does it cost to build a Proton Pack?
A: It really depends on how detailed and in-depth you want to go with your build. We’ve seen some decent packs built for as little as $200, while some can run well into a thousand or more. It just depends on a number of factors, including the material that you’ll be working with, where you purchase your parts from, and if you choose to add any effects– such as lights, sound, smoke, etc.
Q: Will you help me build a Proton Pack?
A: That seriously depends on your definition of “help”. We all have day jobs, just like you, and only have so much time to devote to helping you put a pack together. All too often, we have people who get upset with us for not dropping everything to help them build their pack from the ground up– and we’re sorry, but that’s just not feasible. We can happily point you where you need to go– but we’re not going to do it for you. Besides… doing it yourself is half of the fun!
Q: What do I have to do to join?
A: Well, first off, you obviously have to have your gear together. Uniform, belt, boots, patches, and utilities. It definitely helps if you already have a pack or a trap, too. Once that’s been established, we prefer to get together as a group and hang out with you a couple of times before we decide to let you join up as a member. No offense– the word “fan” is short for “fanatic”, and some people can be just a little too out there. So, for that reason, we like to make sure that you can mesh with our group before throwing you to the wolves, so to speak.
Q: How do the DFW Ghostbusters feel about the 2016 reboot?
A: We’re genuinely excited! Why wouldn’t we be? Everyone’s entitled to their opinion, and regardless of what the quality of the film turns out to be, we support everyone involved with it and can’t wait to see it for ourselves.
Q: Do you charge to appear at events?
A: We are strictly non-profit, which means that as long as our schedules permit, we’re always happy to show up, take pictures with fans, and have fun. That being said, depending on the distance, travel time, and costs associated with making an appearance, we may require compensation to bring any of the vehicles out, hotel rooms for our members, and sometimes a donation to one of the charities that we support. Again, this isn’t for personal gain– it’s simply to make an appearance easier for us to make happen.
Q: What kind of events do you do?
A: You name it! Nightclubs, concerts, movie premieres and screenings, parades, comic conventions… the list goes on and on! We’ve run panels, put on shows for audiences, and much more. If you’ve got something of interest, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Q: What about Birthday Parties?
A: We will happily make appearances at Birthday Parties and Private Parties, pending availability, in exchange for a $350.00 charity donation.
Q: Do you charge for photos?
A: We never charge, and we never hesitate to jump in and have our pictures taken with you. The more, the merrier!