We’ve combed the far reaches of our attic once again to find prizes for the second-annual Retro Con trivia contest!! We’ve got a good mix of both new and retro items, with more on the way. Hosted once again by our good friend Mike Breaux of The Breaux Show, the contest will be held in the panel room at the convention (start time and duration to be determined).
There are no age restrictions, anyone can watch and play! We will reveal each item one at a time, then ask a trivia question related to it. After which we will randomly select a person in the audience that has their hand raised to answer. If they get it right, they win the prize on the spot. Wet, lather, rinse, repeat. It’s very free and open. So stop by and test your knowledge of all things geek!
He was the very first guest announcement for our inaugural show, and now we are pleased to announce the RETURN of the Lord of the ThunderCats himself to our 2014 show: Voice actor Larry Kenney!
Larry is of course best known for his role of the heroic leader of the ThunderCats, Lion-o! The show ran for 130 episodes across four seasons (from 1985 to 1989).
Larry is also known for being the voice of guitar-playing Colonel Bluegrass on SilverHawks, martial arts black-belt Karate Kat (part of ‘The Comic Strip’ tv show), plus he gave personality to Count Chocula and Cocoa Puffs Sonny in cereal commercials in the 80′s. In more recent years he has been the announcer on vh-1′s ‘Best Week Ever’ program, and has reprised his role of Lion-o for humorous ThunderCats skits on the animated series Family Guy. He was also given the role of Claudus, father of Lion-o, on the updated ThunderCats cartoon in 2011!
We are happy to announce the dates for our 2014 show: Saturday & Sunday September 27th & 28th at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA!
That’s right, due to popular demand we are going to a two-day format! We’ll be in the same expo center as our 2012 and 2013 shows, but we’re changing over to Hall C. Last year we had about 34,000 square feet of space to work with… this coming year we will have 54,000 square feet to fill with toys, video games, art, costumes, and a whole lot more!
We’re still working on ticket pricing for the show, but vendor spot are already available! Click on the Dealer tab at the the top of the page to see the details on how you can reserve a spot for the show.
More show announcements will be coming soon!
It would take far too long to thank everyone individually, but we wanted to give a huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone that helped out and contributed to Retro Con 2013!
The attendees, the dealers, the costume groups, the guests, our DJ, the photographers, the car owners, and especially our amazingly dedicated volunteers! You guys make us look good!
Stay tuned to this page for picture highlights from the show and more!!
Some photoshop wizardry our friend Tom Silknitter added to a picture he took at the show!
With the show drawing close, we thought we’d give a heads-up for those using GPSes to find the expo center. Apparently some GPS units/apps do not recognize the 100 Station Avenue address in Oaks, PA. If this is the case with you, the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center recommends using this alternate address:
1601 Egypt Road Phoenixville, PA 19460 (Upper Providence Township)
From this location look for Station Avenue and signs for the Expo Center. Read more about it HERE. We hope to see you on September 14th!!
We are pleased to have the Living 8 Bits crew back for Retro Con 2013! Created by Mixed Nuts Productions, a group of lifelong Nintendo NES fans, they have transformed their love for the system and era by creating a web series based around it.
Their skits have been featured on ScrewAttack, RetrowareTV, Cinevore, Cinemassacre, Gamester81, and even nominated for a Philly Geek Award. They will have a table at the show and will hopefully be filming around the show floor. Check out their great highlights video from Retro Con 2012 (and subscribe to their youtube channel) HERE!
With 7 weeks to spare, we have sold all 150 vendor spots for our 2013! We have a very nice mix of action figures, memorabilia, video games, 2-D art, 3-D art, and a whole lot more. Come out in September to see it all!!
If you missed out on getting a spot and would like to be put on a Reserve List in case a spot gets freed up, feel free to contact us at: Screamers@retroscreamers.com
Aside from the Back to the Future time machine and KITT replicas we previously announced, we have several MORE retro vehicles to add to the show! Weather permitting, we plan to have all of these vehicles lined up outside in the convention center parking lot!
THE “JERSEY GENERAL” GENERAL LEE, owned by Tom Felice! This particular General Lee has been signed by every surviving cast member from the T.V. series, as well as members of the stunt team and body shop that worked on the smashed and dented cars as they came back from being jumped. John Schneider (Bo) and Tom Wopat (Luke), in addition to other cast members, have all sat in the drivers seat of this car and here is your chance to do the same!
HAZZARD COUNTY POLICE CAR, owned by Bill Lambing! This police car has been replicated to look like the car that Sheriff Rosco P Coltraine, Deputy Enos Straite (Dipstick) and Deputy Cletus Hogg (Lugnut) drove on the show, just before they missed a turn and ended up in Hazzard Swamp, while chasing them Duke Boys in the General Lee.
The Hazzard County Police Car has been signed by all the surviving cast members of the Dukes of Hazzard cast: Bo, Luke, Daisy, Cooter, Rosco, Cletus, Enos and Sheriff Little, in addition to stuntmen and mechanics from the show.
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.
We’ve set a cut-off date of September 1st for Retro Con 2013 preregistration. This will give us a couple weeks to organize a full list of those that have pre-bought their tickets. With the date just under two months away, we’d like to give a rundown of the incentives for buying your tickets ahead of time:
-Preregistrants will have their own line at the show this year. As you enter the convention center lobby (near Hall D), look for a table to your right marked “PREREGISTRANTS”. You can pick up your passes and raffle tickets there, and avoid the long line to buy tickets.
-Besides receiving a raffle ticket which is good for any of our regular door prizes at the show, you will also be issued a separate ticket which will used for EXCLUSIVE drawing for preregistrants only! We have at least two this year, which will go off around noon:
Custom Transformer Shadowknight in box!
Custom-made Yarn Bumblebee! (G1 toy next to it not included, but shown for scale purposes).