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Retro Con 2014 show schedule

September 26, 2014 Leave a comment

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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

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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
-Super Nintendo
-Diamond Select Flux Capacitor

2:15pm to 3:00pm: Panel- ‘Indie Filmmaking on a Shoestring’ with Cinevore (Panel Area)

4:00pm: Show Closes

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Post Show Sunday

4:30pm: James Rolfe Q&A/AVGN movie screening at Arnold’s Family Fun Center. Full details HERE.

Cult Video & TV panel with Mr. Lobo!

September 22, 2014 Leave a comment

We welcome back horror host Mr. Lobo to the show this year, and he and his team will be hosting an entertaining panel at 3:30 on Saturday spotlighting the connection between cult cinema and pop culture!

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The CULT MOVIE SUMMIT II Panel Theme is CULT TV AND VIDEO and will feature series like Dr. Who, Star Trek, Twilight Zone, V, Thundercats, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, Max Headroom, Twin Peaks, Alf, Elvira’s Movie Macabre, and Mystery Science Theater as well as VHS wonders like The Star Wars Holiday Special, Halloween III, Hardware Wars, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Toxic Avenger, Terrorvision, and the films of Ed Wood…

This panel will focus on how many cult obsessions are fueled by the small screen…and the trend of collecting videos!

His Special Guests will be HEATHER BUCKLEY of FANGORIA magazine and NEWT WALLEN of MIDNIGHT SHOW!

Categories: Guests, Panels

Chase Masterson to attend Retro Con 2014

September 9, 2014 Leave a comment

 

We are pleased to announce a last minute addition to the show this year- The beautiful and talented Chase Masterson!

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Chase is best known for her role as Leeta on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”. Other film & TV roles include episodes of the Emmy-winning shows “ER” and “General Hospital”, as well as “Manticore” & “Terminal Invasion” (opposite Bruce Campbell) for Syfy Channel, and “RUR: Genesis”, “Yesterday Was a Lie” and “The Search for Simon.” You may also know her as the voice the android Janice on “Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles”.  

 

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Chase Guest-Starred opposite Tom Baker & Sylvester McCoy in “Doctor Who” Big Finish, which spun off her character into her own critically acclaimed show, “VIENNA,” currently in pre-production for its 3rd Season.

Chase will be at the show all weekend for autograph and photo ops!

Categories: Guests, Star Trek

Joel Hodgson to Appear at Retro Con 2014

April 29, 2014 Leave a comment

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Calling all MSTies!!

We are pleased to announce the addition of Joel Hodgson to our guest line-up this year!

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Joel is best known for creating the Peabody award-winning movie riffing series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K). He was also the host of the series for the first 100 episodes. Recently, MST3K has been included in several “top 100 TV shows of all time” lists, including Entertainment Weekly and Time Magazine, as well as being included in the “top 25 cult shows” list in TV Guide.

Joel started out in show business as a stand-up comedian and appeared on HBO’s Young Comedians Special, as well as The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS, and NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Joel also had several appearances on the beloved Freaks and Geeks TV series on NBC, and currently voices “Mayor Dewey” on Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe. Joel recently completed six years of touring  in Cinematic Titanic, a live riffing stage show similar to MST3K featuring several alumni from the program.

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Joel was recently featured in a story on Wired.com. It not only includes a candid look at Joel’s history with MST3K, it also reveals that he has hopes of reviving the program in a new online format!

Joel will be at the show on *SATURDAY ONLY*. He will be available for signing and pictures, and will also be holding a Q&A panel for fans of his work to watch and participate in. We look forward to seeing him at the show! Join us!!

Follow more of Joel’s work here:

http://joelhodgson.com/

http://cinematictitanic.com/

http://twitter.com/JoelGHodgson

http://www.facebook.com/joelghodgson

Categories: Guests, MST3K, Panels

Peter Newman returns for Retro Con 2014!

April 28, 2014 Leave a comment

We have Larry Kenney coming back for our 2014 show, and now we are pleased to announce the return of another ThunderCats favorite:

Voice actor Peter Newman!

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Peter is perhaps most remembered for giving voice and personality to the ThunderCats’ resident scientist and architect Tygra! Second in command of the ThunderCats team, Tygra was also the designer of many of the structures on Third Earth, including the Cat’s Lair and the Tower of Omens! His weapon of choice was a whip-like bolas, and he had the ability of limited invisibility as well as telepathy.

 

Peter also voiced other prominent characters on the show, including…

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                                          Wilykat

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Monkian

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                                               and Ben Gali!

  Read more…

Categories: Guests, Thundercats

The Angry Video Game Nerd confirmed for Retro Con 2014!

January 21, 2014 Leave a comment

Retro Con is pleased to announce the return of fan-favorite James Rolfe, aka the Angry Video Game Nerd, to the show this year!

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James is best known for his hilarious reviews of classic video games as the character ‘The Angry Video Game Nerd’, which mix together insightful commentary, over-the-top language, physical comedy, and various theatrical elements. He’s also made videos reviewing retro movies, toys, board games, and much more. He’s currently deep into editing a feature-length movie based around his AVGN character!

Check out he and his team’s huge body of work over at Cinemassacre.com!

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James will be signing for three hours on Sunday September 28th at the show, from 12pm to 3pm. He will also be hosting a screening of the AVGN movie on Sunday afternoon. Full details HERE!

Categories: Guests, Retro Games

Engines At Full Impulse: Star Trek Continues joins us at Retro Con 2014!

January 2, 2014 Leave a comment

More retro sci-fi thrills, as Star Trek Continues warps in for Retro Con 2014!

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We will be airing the 1st episode of the fan-produced and critically acclaimed show at the convention, along with additional shorts and more from the new series.

The Enterprise Continues its Journey…

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The USS Enterprise’s historic five-year mission continues with all new episodes of the original series. “Star Trek: Continues”, a new Trek series, beams down with exciting adventures of the Federation’s most heroic crew led by Captain James T. Kirk. The lighting and color of the highly accurate sets accentuate the equally detailed props and costumes, matching the original series that ran from 1966-69! With acting and stories that also replicate the original series, the adventures are sure to dazzle even the most die hard Trek fans. Witness now the untold morality plays that explore the final frontier and more importantly… the human condition. Fans of the original series will especially enjoy the pilot episode as a familiar guest star from the original series reprises his role in a sequel entitled “Pilgrim of Eternity”.

For more information on this wonderful series: www.startrekcontinues.com

Follow Star Trek Continues on Facebook!

spot“Back home, we call him ‘the miracle worker’.” Star Trek Continues’ Montgomery Scott, a.k.a Chris Doohan, to join us at Retro Con!

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Chris is no stranger to Star Trek. As a child, he spent time on the sets of the original series with his dad, James “Scotty” Doohan. At 19 years old, Chris was asked to be in the first Star Trek movie, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which was only the beginning of several appearances on that beloved ship. His most recent trek movie role put him in the transporter room of the newest Star Trek installment, “Star Trek Into Darkness”, which followed his role in J. J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” in 2009 when he shared the screen with the new Scotty, Simon Pegg.

Chris has also played several character voice-overs for the Starship Farragut animated episodes, including that of the iconic engineer himself. Chris is currently playing “Scotty” in the critically acclaimed web series, Star Trek Continues!

Categories: Guests, Star Trek
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