We welcome fan-favorite Larry Kenney back for Retro Con 2015!
A veteran in the world of radio and voice acting for over 40 years, Larry is of course best known to us as voice of the heroic leader of the ThunderCats, Lion-O! The popular show by Rankin/Bass Productions ran for 130 episodes across four seasons (from 1985 to 1989) and still has a staunch fan base to this day!
In a rare convention appearance, we are pleased to announce that John Moschitta will be attending our 2015 show!
“America’s Favorite Fast Talker,” John has performed for eight US Presidents, recorded over 750 commercials (including his famous Federal Express ads), starred in four network television series, was featured in over a dozen movies, appeared on over 1,000 talk shows, released two best-selling audio books, and worked for over 500 corporations. He can most recently be heard on the animated series Adventure Time, Family Guy, and Robot Chicken!
“We’ve got Decepticons at the gates, Decepticons in the air, Decepticons outside the walls! Decepticons, Decepticons, Decepticons! If we beat them off the walls, they’re still in the air. If we shoot them out of the air, they’re still at the gate. So where does that leave us? Nowhere, that’s where!”
Transformers fans will of course remember John as voice of the kinetic fast-talking Autobot Blurr on the original Transformers cartoon series! Introduced in Transformers: The Movie (1986), the character continued into season 3 as a regular on the show. Though a capable and dedicated Autobot, Blurr’s effectiveness would sometimes be hampered by his incessant chatter. He was also extremely proud of his hyper speed abilities, and disappointed when he missed the opportunity to show them off.
Knight Rider creator Glen A. Larson may no longer be with us, but his legacy will live on. Notchback KITT will be on the show floor at Retro Con 2015!
Features include a show-accurate dash and steering column, oil slick (black water), front CO2 sprayer, simulated rocket launcher, jet turbine sound system, sequencing front scan bar, and even the talking voice of KITT himself!
A huge thanks to Joe Fiduccia for agreeing to bring his remarkable car to the show to give fans the opportunity to get pictures with and inside!
We are happy to announce the dates for our 2015 show:
September 12th & 13th, 2015 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, video games, art, costumes, and a whole lot more!
We’re still working on ticket pricing for the show, but vendor spots are already available! Click on the Vendor tab at the top of the page for details on how you can reserve a spot at the show.
More show announcements will be coming in the near future, so keep watching!!
A huge THANK YOU to everyone that attended Retro Con 2014!! As always, we were extremely impressed by all the amazing and unique costumes we saw throughout the weekend, and we were equally impressed with the wide range of collectibles and displays the exhibitors brought with them!
We apologize that our first raffle session was so delayed due to a malfunction with the PA system, but overall the show ran very smoothly. A special thanks to all of our volunteers for helping us run the show, we could not have done it without your dedication!
Stay tuned, we will be posting pictures from the show soon! Thanks again to you all!!
-Tony and Rose
Saturday September 27th, 2014
8:00am: Preregistrant Check-in
9:00am: Show Opens
10:30am to 11:45am: Panel- Chris Doohan/Star Trek Continues screening (Panel Area)
12:00pm: Raffle Session 1
-Star Trek 12″ Kirk and Picard figures
-Pac-Man Fleece/Alien PEZ dispenser
-Matty Ghostbusters 12″ Venkman and Zeddemore figures
12:15pm to 1:00pm: Panel- ‘Intro to Prop Making’ with T.J. Becker and Jack Doud (Panel Area)
1:00pm to 2:00pm: Costume Contest! Kids, followed by Adults. (Panel Area) Full details HERE.
2:00pm to 2:45pm: Panel- Joel Hodgson (Panel Area)
3:00pm: Raffle Session 2
-Matty Ghostbusters PKE Meter
-20″ Yarn Optimus Prime figure
-Transformers Generations Metroplex
3:15pm to 4:15pm: Panel- ‘Cult Video and TV’ with Mr. Lobo (Panel Area)
5:00pm: Show Closes
Sunday September 28th, 2014
9:00am: Show Opens
10:30am to 11:15am: Trivia Contest! Hosted by the Breaux Show, Unemployed Skeletor, and the Real Life Peter Griffin! (Panel Area) Full details HERE.
11:15am to 12:00pm: ‘Introduction to Costuming… on a Budget!’ with Connie Smeriglio and Krystal Calarese (Panel Area)
12:00pm: Raffle Session 1
-Cobra Troopers Lot
-Voltron USB Flash Drive
-Lego Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set
12:15pm to 1:00pm: Panel- ThunderCats with Larry Kenney, Peter Newman, and Gerrianne Raphael (Panel Area)
1:15pm to 2:00pm: Panel- GI Joe with Sgt Slaughter, Zack Hoffman, and Morgan Lofting (Panel Area)
2:00pm: Raffle Session 2
-GI Joe Con 2013 Night Force box set
-Diamond Select Flux Capacitor
2:15pm to 3:00pm: Panel- ‘Indie Filmmaking on a Shoestring’ with Cinevore (Panel Area)
4:00pm: Show Closes
Post Show Sunday
4:30pm: James Rolfe Q&A/AVGN movie screening at Arnold’s Family Fun Center. Full details HERE.
Some of you may remember our art contest last year, where we gave away a custom transforming Mr. T A-Team van to the person that drew up the funniest idea for what Mr. T was daydreaming about.
Well we’ve decided to put together another art contest for this year. The theme this time being…
Bill and Ted! (Yes waaay!)
You probably remember the scene in the second movie where Bill and Ted play various games with the Grim Reaper for a chance to win their lives back.
“A hit… you have sank my battle ship!”
“I believe Colonel Mustard did it in the study with the candlestick!”
Well we want to know what game YOU think Bill and Ted should be playing with Death!
Look for a specially-marked table at the show where you can find an official art sheet and drawing utensils, and then test your creativity! Draw up the craziest/coolest/funniest image you can think of and then place it in the entry box. There are no age restrictions, anyone can enter! Multiple entries are also permitted.
Even if you don’t fancy yourself an artist, maybe the idea of your drawing alone will win us over! But you MUST use the specially-marked photocopies supplied at the show, no outside drawings will count. Feel free to think up ideas and practice at home, though!
We will run the contest over the course of both days at the show. We’ll go through the entries around 2:30pm on Sunday and select a winner. Don’t forget to print your name and e-mail address at the top! If the winner isn’t present at the time we do the judging, we will mail the prize to them after the show.
And now the grand prize!
A custom made LEGO-style Bill and Ted figure and phone booth set, all styled after the first movie! The figures were created by the Retro Con crew, with the phone booth created by the talented folks over at GeeWunner! (base setting NOT included)