Rounding out our GI Joe guests for 2014 is the always gracious Morgan Lofting! She is best known for giving voice to Cobra’s chief intelligence officer: The beautiful and deadly Baroness!
Using a European accent, Morgan voiced the character through both GI Joe miniseries, the two seasons of the Marvel Sunbow cartoon, plus the full-length feature film. She was also one of the few voice actors to continue her role when production of the series moved to DiC studios in 1989! Read more…
We have secured the one and only Sgt. Slaughter for our 2014 show!
A wrestler for over 40 years, the Sarge became a household name when he joined the WWF in the early 1980s with his famous “Cobra Clutch” move. He moved to the AWA in the mid-80s where he quickly won the championship belt and successfully defended it until it was retired.
He rejoined the WWF in 1990 and briefly won the championship belt in 1991 by pinning the Ultimate Warrior in the ring (after an assist by Randy “Macho Man” Savage). He has changed allegiances from baby to heel and back again over the years, but his heart has always belonged to the US of A!
In 1985, Hasbro decided to incorporate Sgt. Slaughter into their GI Joe: A Real American Hero toy line, comic, and animated series. Voicing himself, his cartoon debut was in the Season 2 Arise Serpentor Arise mini series, where he arrived in the nick of time to save the Joes from a squad of Battle Android Troopers (BATs). We learn that he’s one of the GI Joe team’s greatest warriors and trainers. Read more…
We’re happy to announce the addition of Zack Hoffman to our guest list! Zack is best known for giving voice to master of disguise ‘Zartan’ on the original 1980′s GI Joe cartoon created by Marvel Sunbow Productions!
Zack portrayed the mysterious character in both original GI Joe mini series, both seasons of the syndicated cartoon, and in the feature-length GI Joe movie. Zartan’s unique characteristics included an eerie amplified voice, the uncanny skill to impersonate the appearance and voice of nearly anyone he’s met, and the ability to change his skin color to blend into the environment around him.
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!
Andrew Griffith is the current artist on the Ongoing Transformers comic book, “Robots in Disguise.” He has been working on Transformers art for the last five years, doing covers for the Best of UK series, interiors in All Hail Megatron: Coda, and has worked on several Transformers movie tie-in books.
“I like the *sound* of that!”
We are thrilled to announce the addition of actor Don Fullilove to our 2013 guest line-up! He has had a lengthy career in both movies and television for the past 40 years, but is best known for his memorable portrayal of “Goldie” Wilson, future mayor of Hill Valley, in the original Back to the Future!
He’s gonna clean up this town!
We’d like to welcome another guest to our 2013 show- Writers and artist Bob Budiansky!
Bob worked at Marvel Comics for nearly 20 years and is probably best known for his work on the original 80′s Transformers comic book. Aside from writing the majority of the original comic stories from issues 5 to 55, he also wrote nearly all bios and tech specs for the early Transformers characters. He is even responsibly for many of the memorable names of classic TF characters we know and love such as Megatron, Sideswipe, Wheeljack, Ratchet, and many more! He was inducted into the Transformers Hall of Fame at BotCon 2010 for his vast body of work on the brand.
We are pleased to announce the return of the triumvirate to Retro Con! Artists Dave Perillo, Scott Derby, and Tom Whalen will all be back for our 2013 show. All three are accomplished artists with a flair for retro-themed works, and all have been featured in the highly popular Gallery1988 exhibit.
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Dave is an illustrator/cartoonist living in the Philly burbs. He has done artwork for Marvel’s Avengers, AMC’s Breaking Bad, the bands Flight of the Concords & My Morning Jacket, Teefury, Disney Television Animation, Disney Merchandising, Mad Magazine, Target, Acme Archives and Mondo. He has had his art featured at Gallery 1988, Spoke Art Gallery, Gallery Nucleus, LTD Gallery and many others.
Retro Con is proud to announce yet another guest, talented Dan Khanna known in the Transformers community for his amazing art!
“Open your mind to the possibility that they’re not bad movies… just misunderstood.”
Retro Con is pleased to add to our guest list the spellbinding Mr Lobo! Shrouded in mystique, this innovative horror host has presided over the nationally syndicated TV program CINEMA INSOMNIA for over 10 years. The show is parody of and homage to late night B-movie hosts of the 70′s and 80′s, with a touch of The Twilight Zone thrown in. A less-than-classic horror/sci-fi movie is featured each episode and Mr Lobo appears between segments to give his thoughts and ideas on it, and of course talk to his unresponsive houseplant Miss Mittens (and occasional other guests). Retro commercials and commercial parodies are also routinely shown between segments, along with vintage movie trailers, convention footage, and anything else Mr. Lobo chooses to show you. It is a true multimedia experience! Full episodes can be watched on his website via Lobovision!