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Bill & Ted’s Excellent Phone Booth at Retro Con!

August 25, 2015 Leave a comment

 

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!

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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!

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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!

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Retro Con 2015 Panel & Event Schedule

August 12, 2015 Leave a comment

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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

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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

Bestow TV returns to Retro Con 2015

August 10, 2015 Leave a comment

 

Bestow TV will be back this year to cover Retro Con!

Bestow TV
 

Bestow TV renders award-winning creations in a range of video media offerings. Bestow’s original offering, Creative Continuity, a comic book/pop-culture interview show, quickly outgrew its humble Central Pennsylvania roots and spawned Bonus Content, a web-hosted series of convention and cosplay highlights. Bestow TV’s convention coverage includes many mid-Atlantic events, such as Wizard World Conventions, Baltimore Comic Con, Otakon, Awesome Con, and the ever-popular Retro Con.

Join Bestow TV at Retro Con to view the entire library of previous years’ coverage, and to showcase your own cosplay for future viewers to enjoy.

For a sample of Bestow’s gamut at Retro Con:

For your convience, Bestow TV’s Retro Con for the completionist.

Click here to view Bestow’s People’s Telly Award Silver Award Winning piece entitled, “New York Comic Con 2014 Cosplay Montage“!

 

Last Month to Buy Weekend Passes to Retro Con 2015!

August 5, 2015 Leave a comment

 

We will be selling admission at the door each day at Retro Con, but if you would like to save money by pre-buying a weekend ticket to the show, August is the last month to do so!

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The cost for a weekend pass is $22, a savings of more than $10 versus buying at the door each day!

Pre-purchase your weekend ticket to Retro Con with Paypal HERE!

 

Categories: Conventions

Retro Con 2015 Commercial by SEO Toy Review!

August 4, 2015 Leave a comment

 

Our friend Kevin Jones from SEO Toy Review has created this awesome stop-motion commercial to help us promote Retro Con 2015! It includes voice acting by Retro Con guests John Moschitta Jr, Larry, Kenney, and Doug Stone!

 

 

A huge thanks to them all for lending their talent to this promo!!

 

Retro Con Ticket Drawing at Uncanny!

August 4, 2015 Leave a comment

 

The Uncanny! store in the King of Prussia mall has kindly allowed us to put a drawing box in their store!

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Go to the check-out counter of Uncanny (King of Prussia Plaza, upper level) between now and August 22nd and look for a box with the Retro Con logo on it. Enter your name and email address for a chance to win a FREE weekend ticket to Retro Con 2015!

We will draw 5 names in total and notify the winners via email. Email addresses will NOT be added to a mailing list, sold/given away, or otherwise misused.

Good Luck to all that enter!

A big thanks to Uncanny! for helping us with this promotion! And check out their store! They have an amazing variety of comics, along with a wide array of awesomely geeky stuff like T-shirts, action figures, statues, games, and a whole lot more!!

 

Retro Con 2015 Commercial by NGSMOOV

August 1, 2015 Leave a comment

 

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!!

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