Mark your calendars! RETRO CON will be back in 2016 for our *5th ANNUAL* show!!
The Dates: September 24th & 25th, 2016 at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA!
We will be in Hall C once again, giving us 54,000 square feet to fill with collectible toys, games, art, tv/movie cars, guests, panels, contests, and a whole lot more!!
Preregistration will go up at the start of the year, with a tentative price for weekend tickets being $23. At the door price is tentatively set at $18 on Saturday, and $15 on Sunday.
Vendor spots are already available! Click on the tab marked Vendors at the top of the page for details on how you can reserve a spot at the show.
We’d like to thank everyone that’s come to the show over the past few years. It is your continued support that keeps us going. We had a modest increase in attendance between 2014 and 2015, but we’d love to see the show grow even more in 2016! So if you’ve enjoyed the show in the past- the wide variety of vendors, the free contests, our fantastic guests, the unique displays, the affordable admission price and free parking, the awesome and spirited costumes attendees have had, the unique atmosphere in the air- then we encourage you to tell a friend about it!
We realize we’re a bit of a “tough sell” in this age of comic cons, anime, and video game shows. But if you think about it, nearly everything popular in the geek realm today is firmly ingrained in the past. We adamantly believe the roots of pop culture should always be respected and celebrated!
More show announcements will be coming in the near future, so keep watching!!
A look back at some of phenomenal sights around 2015! A big thanks to everyone that dressed up and helped add to the show this year!! Click the post title to see all the pictures!
Photos by Grenex Media, Christopher Wetherell’s Photography, Jason S Colflesh Photography, Knightmare6, Christopher Beaumont, Jennifer Pote, Bob Trate, Erica Schmidt, Mike Breaux, TJ Becker, Jack Doud, Matthew Kelly, Symbiote Collectibles, and Tom Kingsmill. Thanks!
A huge thanks to Bestow TV for putting together this excellent montage video from the show this year! They truly captured the spirit of the show in motion!
Check out Bestow TV on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BestowProd
We would like to thank everyone that came out to Retro Con this past weekend! We had a pretty steady burn between Saturday and Sunday, and you could really feel the energy in the place this year! Also, you guys brought some of the most awesome and original costumes!! As we like to say, we may not be the highest attendance show out there, but we like to think we are one of the most concentrated fun shows. And a lot of that atmosphere is created by what you, the attendees, bring with you!
Also a huge thanks to everyone that helped add to the show this year! The vendors, the costume groups, the car owners, the gaming spots, our A/V person Chris, our photo and press people, our sponsors such as Retrodaze, and all of our friendly guests this year!
And a special thanks to our awesome volunteers! Thanks for going above and beyond when random problems arise! Without you guys there, this show would not be possible, and we sincerely appreciate your hard work and punctuality.
Stay tuned, we will be posting a highlights gallery of the sights from around the show this year!
Preregistration for Retro Con 2015 has now ended. We ended up with 33% more weekend preregistrants than we did in 2014! Our big thanks to everyone that pre-bought their tickets for the show this year!!
If you missed out on prereg though, no worries, we will be selling tickets at the door each day!
Saturday at the door: $18 (includes one raffle ticket)
Sunday at the door: $15 (includes one raffle ticket)
Kids 12 and under get into the show for FREE when accompanied by paying adult!
The show will be held at the Greater Philly Expo Center in Oaks, PA:
100 Station Avenue
Oaks, PA 19456
We will be in Hall C at the expo center, as shown on the above map. Parking at the expo center is FREE and plentiful!
Show hours are:
Saturday, September 12th: 9am to 5pm
Sunday, September 13th9am to 4pm.
The full show schedule can be found HERE!
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THIS COMING WEEKEND!!
We’ve been working on a special treat for retro fans all summer long, and it’s now finally ready to go for our show in September: A replica of the Bill & Ted phone booth time machine!
We bought an existing phone booth and remodeled it to closely match the booth design in the original Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure movie- right down to the “umbrella” antenna topper! It also features light-up marquees and other features found in the movie version!
The booth will be on the show floor all weekend, right next to the Back to the Future time machine replica! This is a FREE feature at the show, so be sure to stop by to check it out and get a picture with or inside it!
Saturday September 12th, 2015
8:30am: Preregistrant Check-in
9:00am: Show Opens
9:30am: Panel- Starship Farragut : The Crossing, with John Broughton (Panel Area)
10:30am: Panel- Children of the ’80s, with Cinevore Studios (Panel Area)
11:15am: Panel- M.A.S.K., with Doug Stone, Matt-Trakker.com, Agents of MASK (Panel Area)
12:00pm: Raffle Session 1
-Battlestar Galactica/Twilight Zone Bobbleheads (donated by Thomas D’Orsi)/
Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures book
-Star Wars Black Series Figures (donated by Nick Govosdian)
-TMNT reissue figure set with Party Wagon (donated by Nick Govosdian)
12:15pm: Trivia Contest! Hosted by The Breaux Show (Panel Area)
1:00pm: Junior/Adult Costume Contest, 14 and Older! Hosted by Eric “The Smoke” Moran (Panel Area)
2:00pm: Truly Outrageous Karaoke Contest! Hosted by Nagi Oki (Panel Area)
3:00pm: Panel- Mr. Lobo/Cinema Insomnia (Panel Area)
3:45pm: Raffle Session #2
-NECA Iron Man figure (donated by MegaStar Toys)
-Yarn Soundwave character figure
-Masterpiece Soundwave figure
4:00pm: Charity Auction! Auctioneered by John Moschitta (Panel Area)
5:00pm: Show Closes
Sunday September 13th, 2015
9:00am: Show Opens
11:00am: Panel- Puppetry in Film & Television, with Jim Martin (Panel Area)
11:00am to 2pm: James Rolfe/AVGN signing
12:00pm: Raffle Session #1
-Star Wars Black Series Vehicles and Jabba set (donated by Nick Govosdian)
-MOTU Classics Hover Robots (donated by SEO Toy Review)
-Kre-O GI Joe Terror Drome
12:15pm: Kids Costume Contest, 13 and under! (Panel Area)
1:00pm: Panel- 80’s Voice Actors! Michael Bell, John Moschitta, Doug Stone, and Michael McConnohie (Panel area)
2:00pm: Panel- Angry Video Game Nerd & The Nostalgia Critic (Panel Area)
2:45pm: Raffle Session #2
-Star Trek Enterprise toy signed by Willam Shatner (donated by Nick Govosdian)
-Ghostbusters PKE Meter
-Matty Collector Back to the Future Hoverboard
3:00pm: Captain Kyle’s Cosplay Spotlight Recording (Panel Area) More info here!
4:00pm: Show Closes