They are about 10 members strong so far, with Retro Con founders Rose and Tony among that number. Led by C/O Clyde Leonard and X/O John D’Antonio, the group is mostly about the fun and creativity of dressing up in detailed costumes based on the GI Joe: A Real American Hero cartoon and toy line! The club initially centered on Cobra-oriented costumes, but have since expanded their ranks to include characters from GI Joe as well.
Retro Con is happy to report the return of the 501st GARRISON CARIDA to our 2013 show, and this year they plan to hold a special event called Blast-A-Trooper! For a small donation to Toys For Tots, attendees can grab a NERF gun and blast their favorite armored characters in front of a Star Wars-themed backdrop. Fun for kids and grownups alike! Targets will vary, but could include stormtroopers, sandtroopers, biker scouts, clone troopers, snowtroopers, bounty hunters, and who knows, maybe even the big man himself! The group will be around for photo ops throughout the day as well. So come out to the show and strike a blow to the Empire!!
Photos of Garrison Carida from Retro Con 2012 and past Blast-A-Trooper events
Our biggest and sincerest thanks to everyone that came out to the show!! The response was more than anticipated and we couldn’t be happier about it. We’re also getting a huge amount of positive feedback, so we’d say a 2013 show is highly likely! =) But for now we are taking a short break to recuperate and plan. But look for photo gallery of highlights from the show very soon, as well as our charity total for the Cat Angel Network!
We also want to thank the vendors that gave this new show a chance! We hope you all thought it was worth your while. And if any of you still have unredeemed show dollars from the day, please contact us at the link in the upper right so we can reimburse you! You are an integral part of the show and we want to make sure you are fully covered.
Again, our thanks to everyone that attended Retro Con 2012!
We’ll be offering fans a chance to have their photo taken with (or in) the Back to the Future time machine replica at Retro Con, in return for a small donation that will go to help our furry friends at the Cat Angel Network! (see link at bottom) Cat Angel Network is a rescue organization formed to alleviate suffering of stray cats through rescue, spay/neuter, shelter in a no-kill facility and adoption to approved homes.
Special thanks to Tom and Amy Silknitter for the use of their car at the show!