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Retro Con 2014 show schedule

September 18, 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


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


Post Show Sunday

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

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

Angry Video Game Nerd Movie Screening at Arnold’s Family Fun Center!

July 21, 2014 3 comments

Missed out on the local showings of the AVGN movie? Don’t worry, Retro Con’s got you covered!

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 We have teamed up with our friends over at TooManyGames to have a screening of the movie at Arnold’s Family Fun Center, right next door to the Oaks Expo Center!


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The Date:  Sunday September 28th, 2014

The Time:  4:30pm to 8pm (merchandise sale, movie screening, Q&A, brief meet & greet)

The Place:  Arnold’s Family Fun Center

Ticket Price: $10 (includes complimentary popcorn and fountain drink!)

Where to buy tickets: At the TooManyGames table at Retro Con!

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The screening will happen in the party room at Arnold’s, which has a large pull-down projection screen and seating for 140. James Rolfe will be in attendance for the screening and will also be hosting a Q&A and Cinemassacre merchandise sale.

Tickets can be bought at the TooManyGames table at Retro Con! Half the seats will be sold on Saturday, and the other half/remaining seats will be sold on Sunday. The cost is $10 a ticket and we are imposing a 2-ticket per person limit.


Angry Video Game Nerd : The Movie marks James Rolfe’s most ambitious use of the character to date. Completely funded by the fans, the story involves the Nerd’s search for millions of unsold Atari 2600 ET cartridges allegedly buried in a desert landfill in New Mexico. When the military mistakenly thinks he is investigating real alien activity tied to the 1947 Roswell UFO crash, it sets in motion an epic adventure for the ages! The movie is unrated, but is recommended for mature audiences due to adult language.

Please note: While James will sign merchandise bought at this event (time permitting), he will not be signing outside items at this time. Please bring those items to his signing at Retro Con itself (12pm to 3pm Sunday). Also, please do not bring outside food or drink to this event. Your ticket purchase includes a free popcorn and fountain soda in the party room!

Categories: Guests, Retro Games

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 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:

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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                                               and Ben Gali!

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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!


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!


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

Retro Con 2014 Before Party!

January 20, 2014 Leave a comment

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Like last year, we will be holding a special event for those that get into town for the show early: A before party at Arnold’s Family Fun Center! The time will be Friday evening (September 26th) from 8pm to 10pm. Arnold’s is located right next door to the Oaks Expo Center and features a multitude of fun attractions such as go-karts, bowling, skeeball, miniature golf, Laser Tag, and much more!

Dinner tickets can be bought HERE! The cost of the party will be $20 per person. This includes access to the buffet, drinks, and a raffle ticket. Only attendees that purchase the dinner ticket will be allowed in the party room, but anyone can enjoy the games in the showrooms. We are limiting the seating for this event to 75 people. You do NOT need to pre-register for Retro Con to buy a dinner ticket.

So get to Arnold’s early to enjoy the games, then head to the party room at 8pm for food, mingling, raffles, and more! Some of our guests should be in attendance as well such as Morgan Lofting, Zack Hoffman, Chris Doohan, and Mark Bellomo. There will be a general buffet on hand which will include: pizza, salads, chicken, vegetables, desserts, soft drinks, and more. The event will be family-friendly, so please no alcohol at the party.


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