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Category: "Personal"

Hasbro 2020 Toy Fair - Attendee Report & Ghostbusters Product Line Details

 By Paul Rudoff on Feb. 25, 2020 at 9:15 PM , Categories: Personal, Ghostbusters 1, Real Ghostbusters, Reviews & Merch, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Filming Locations, 2016 Parody Remake
On Saturday February 22, 2020, I attended the Hasbro 2020 Toy Fair in New York City, an offshoot of the larger New York Toy Fair going on elsewhere in the city at the same time. Thanks to the invitation-only event, I was able to be amongst the first to… more »
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18 Years Ago Today...Buying The Real Ghostbusters Soundtrack Cassette

 By Paul Rudoff on Dec. 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM , Categories: Personal, Reviews & Merch
Those of you who know me, know that I'm a bit of a hoarder; especially digitally, where I have almost a Terabyte of stuff going back over 20 years. A lot of it is personal stuff, like AOL Instant Messenger chat transcripts with my friends, multimedia of… more »
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Lance Aue (1953-2017)

 By Paul Rudoff on Jul. 15, 2017 at 7:01 PM , Categories: Personal, Tributes
(circa 2011, from the NassauARES.net website) The person I will be memorializing today has no connection to the Ghostbusters fandom, though I'm sure he loved the original movie almost as much as the rest of us. I'm not intending on turning Spook Central… more »
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Ghostbusters Presents of Birthdays Past

 By Paul Rudoff on Jun. 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM , Categories: Personal, Fans
Although I've been running this website for 20 years, my love of Ghostbusters goes back much further than that. In honor of my birthday today, let's take a look back at a few of my past birthdays and the Ghostbusters presents I received for them. more »
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Hurricane Sandy - Destroyed East Rockaway House Demolished

 By Paul Rudoff on Mar. 10, 2017 at 11:26 PM , Categories: Personal , Tags:
Updated on September 1, 2018 ----------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE - In an effort to make the photo documentation of the house trips easier to find, here are the quick links to all Facebook photo galleries about the East… more »
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BBQ Films Ghostbusters Brooklyn Event Attendee Report #BBQGhostbusters

 By Paul Rudoff on Jun. 10, 2016 at 11:30 PM , Categories: Personal, Ghostbusters 1, Fans
On Wednesday June 8, 2016, the United States and Belgium sent their best operatives to Brooklyn to save the world from impending paranormal phenomena. Actually, I think the word I'm looking for is "apocalypse". They came to kick ectoplasm and… more »
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Rest In Peace, My Mother - Linda Rudoff

 By Paul Rudoff on Nov. 30, 2015 at 10:00 PM , Categories: Personal, Tributes
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ * Page 1 - Introduction * Page 2 - The Funeral * Page 3 - A Life In Pictures ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I'm going through a bad case of deja vu. Last year I lost my father, and last night my mother, Linda Joyce Rudoff, passed away at the age of… more »
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Things I Dislike About Ghostbusters II

 By Paul Rudoff on Sep. 1, 2015 at 12:00 PM , Categories: Personal, Ghostbusters 2
Way back in October 2006, Roger Barr wrote an article entitled "Ten Things I Liked About Ghostbusters II" (since renamed to "Some Things I Really Like About Ghostbusters II"). I've been meaning to write a counterpoint article since I often consider… more »
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The Story Behind The Ivan Reitman Signed Ghostbusters Comic Book

 By Paul Rudoff on Jul. 6, 2015 at 11:30 PM , Categories: Personal, Cast & Crew, Books
Life is strange sometimes. You see that glorious Ghostbusters Infestation #2 comic book signed on the cover by Ivan Reitman, director of Ghostbusters 1 & 2, and lots of other classic comedy films? I received that in the mail today, but how it got to… more »
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Editorial - Ghostbusters Merchandise I'd Like To See Next Year

 By Paul Rudoff on Jul. 3, 2015 at 9:05 PM , Categories: Personal, Reviews & Merch
Rarely do I post editorials because I just don't think anyone is interested in reading my thoughts and opinions on things. However, occasionally I get ideas that I want to "put out there", and want to commit to the archive of posts on Spook Central, and… more »
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Making Ghostbusters Birthday Present

 By Paul Rudoff on Jun. 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM , Categories: Personal, Books
Hey, everyone! Today's my birthday. I won't say how old I am, but if you do the math, you'll figure it out soon enough. As I been salvaging the home movie videotapes that Hurricane Sandy ruined, I've been finding long-forgotten family memories. One of… more »
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Spook Central's Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Plans & Donation Thank Yous

 By Paul Rudoff on May. 24, 2014 at 5:23 PM , Categories: Personal, Spook Central
For the benefit of those of you who haven't been playing along at home, a little history... Due to Hurricane Sandy destroying my old home and leaving my family homeless for over a month (we lived in a Red Cross emergency shelter for six weeks before we… more »
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Doreen Mulman (1961-2014)

 By Paul Rudoff on Mar. 14, 2014 at 11:30 PM , Categories: Personal, Fans, Tributes
It is with great sadness that I report that my dear friend, Doreen Mulman, passed away today at the young age of 52. I spoke with her roommate and our mutual friend, Nora Salisbury, who told me that she died of an apparent heart attack sometime after… more »
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The Good, The Bad, And The Future

 By Paul Rudoff on Feb. 11, 2014 at 11:30 PM , Categories: Personal
The Good That image up there is the new Spook Central Headquarters. Click on it for a look at the full-size image (if it's scaled down to fit your screen, click on it again). As you can see, I have a new 100% working fast computer - and I assembled it… more »
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Rest In Peace, My Father - Joel Rudoff

 By Paul Rudoff on Jan. 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM , Categories: Personal, Tributes
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ * Page 1 - Introduction * Page 2 - The Funeral * Page 3 - A Life In Pictures ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It is with a heavy heart and a great deal of loss that I'm writing this message to inform all of my dear friends and online associates of the… more »
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New York City 2013 Field Report

 By Paul Rudoff on Dec. 29, 2013 at 12:00 PM , Categories: Personal, Ghostbusters 1, Ghostbusters 2, Filming Locations
Yesterday my family and I went into the City to celebrate my parent's 38th wedding anniversary. We visited Times Square and Rockefeller Center, and I figured it would be a good opportunity to take some photos of the Ghostbusters spots at those locations… more »
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Hurricane Sandy Recovery/Spook Central Status Update

 By Paul Rudoff on Jun. 24, 2013 at 4:27 PM , Categories: Personal, Spook Central , Tags:
http://tinyurl.com/rudoff-hurricane-sandy For those of you who haven't been playing along at home... Hurricane Sandy flooded my home of 23 years in East Rockaway, Long Island, New York with five feet of water on October 29, 2012. As a result, my family… more »
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Hurricane Sandy - My Eternal Gratitude Goes To...

 By Paul Rudoff on May. 31, 2013 at 5:00 PM , Categories: Personal , Tags:
http://tinyurl.com/rudoff-hurricane-sandy I give my eternal gratitude to the following individuals and companies who helped me and my family in our Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. Some helped by running my websites in my absence and spreading the word… more »
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Hurricane Sandy - Destroyed East Rockaway House Updates

 By Paul Rudoff on Apr. 10, 2013 at 11:00 PM , Categories: Personal , Tags:
Updated on March 10, 2017 ----------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE - In an effort to make the photo documentation of the house trips easier to find, here are the quick links to all Facebook photo galleries about the East… more »
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Hurricane Sandy Dan Schoening Charity Cover Revealed

 By Paul Rudoff on Mar. 25, 2013 at 11:30 PM , Categories: Personal, Books , Tags:
Back in November of last year, as I was languishing away in a Red Cross emergency shelter, due to my family's home of 23 years being taken away from us by Hurricane Sandy, several Ghostheads put forth charitable efforts to help me in my time of need.… more »
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