We have console games, we have arcade games, and now Deal Me In Games will be running a selection of classic tabletop games at Retro Con!
The tentative gaming schedule and entry fees are as follows:
10am – 12pm
Rock’em Sock’em Robots – unlimited number of players. $5 entry fee
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1pm – 3pm
Battleship – limited to 8 players. $5 entry fee
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3pm – 5pm
Clue – limited to 12 players. $5 entry fee
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10am – 11am
Jenga – Limited to 16 players. $3 entry fee
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11am – 12pm
Chutes & Ladders – Limited to 12 players. $5 entry fee (free for kids 10 and under)
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1pm – 3pm
Yahtzee – limited to 16 players. $3 entry fee.
**Prize list will be forthcoming, so stay tuned!!**
If you would like to preregister for any of the tabletop games, please contact Mike Smith at: email@example.com
Check out a cool Retro Con 2015 commercial created by Randall Ng of NGSMOOV, with voices by John Moschitta Jr., Michael McConnohie, and Larry Kenney! A big thanks to them all for lending their talent!!
Join the fun as Captain Kyle’s Cosplay Spotlight records a LIVE episode of their show at Retro Con 2015!
Be part of the live audience… cheer… groan… laugh… as Captain Kyle interviews a cosplayer TWICE… first as the character, and then as the cosplayer behind the costume!
Captain Kyle will be scouting the con on Sunday for a cosplayer to interview… could it be you? If you know your character and can play the role well, you might be chosen to be on this very special episode! Plus throughout the day Constance will be interviewing cosplayers, taping trivia battles and much more!
Don’t miss the first taping of this show live at a con… and not just any con… RETRO CON!!
Check out their commercial at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ_0Izlzkvw
The Cinevore gang will be hosting a panel at the show on Saturday called…
“Children of the ‘80s”
Presented by Stephanie Yuhas, Matt Conant. Michael Licisyn & Sarah Braun
In their own words…
“The movies, shows, games, and toys we surround ourselves with as children can directly shape our personal, social and professional decisions made throughout our lives.
Our panelists’ love of pop culture lead them from being fans to filmmakers that produce projects involving the Philadelphia Phillies, Nintendo, LEGO, Dungeons & Dragons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars, Back to the Future, and Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day (but not all at the same time. Boy, that would be bananas).
Learn why we take pride in our nerdy hobbies, how we’ve shaped them into careers and lifestyles, and how to do the same with your own passions. Join the conversation!”
Signing at the Cinevore booth will follow immediately after panel.
About the Panelists…
Stephanie Yuhas learned English from Bugs Bunny cartoons, and her interest in video games, Dracula, and Barbies led to the publication of her first book, American Goulash.
Matt Conant’s experiences designing worlds in games like Civilization and Dungeons & Dragons helped him become a successful entrepreneur and filmmaker at Cinevore Studios.
Michael Licisyn’s childhood love of both retro gaming and baseball has shaped his career to this day as the creator of Living in 8-Bits and editor at the Philadelphia Phillies.
Sarah Braun’s early years playing role-playing games developed her skills and personality as an award-winning actress.
We look forward to seeing what Cinevore brings to the show and we thank them immensely for coming back for another year!
Our friends over at TooManyGames will have a wide variety of home consoles set up at the show like usual, but we’re also adding some arcade cabinets to the show floor this year compliments of Confetti Arcade!
The tentative line-up will include machines such as the classic 4-player Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
Ms. Pac-Man and Asteroids
We welcome pop culture author Caseen Gaines to Retro Con 2015!
Caseen is author of the book We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy, which was published this June to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the popular film franchise, as well as the year Marty travels to in Back to the Future Part II!
The book has received praise from New York Times bestselling author Ernest Cline (Ready Player One and Armada), and has been featured by NPR, The Hollywood Reporter, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine, and other national publications!
His first book, Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse, received the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal winner in the Popular Culture / Leisure category. Playhouse, and it’s follow up, A Christmas Story: Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic, which includes a foreword from Wil Wheaton, has received positive reviews from Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and journalists from The Village Voice, In Touch Weekly, VH1, and The TV Guide Network.
Caseen will have a table at the show for attendees to purchase his books and have them signed by the author. The themes of his books are perfectly in line with what Retro Con is all about, so we thank him for reaching out to us to be part of the show this year!
We welcome the unique “Darth Bug” to Retro Con! Owned by Mike Buce, Darth Bug was hand-painted (*not* a vinyl wrap) by Kris Zeigler of Pottstown, PA, and is protected by a show-class clear coat. With Star Wars being extremely topical again with the upcoming sequels, we are pleased to see this car at the show!!
Look for Darth Bug in a reserved section of the front parking lot (weather-permitting)! There’s also a chance we will be able to work the car onto the main show floor. Our thanks to Mike Buce for contacting us and offering to bring his beautiful car to the show and talking shop with fellow Star Wars fans!