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Celebrate M.A.S.K. at Retro Con 2015!

September 1, 2015 Leave a comment

 

“Illusion is the Ultimate Weapon!”

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Help us celebrate the 30th anniversary of the M.A.S.K. toy line and cartoon at Retro Con 2015!! Members of Agents of MASK and Matt-Trakker.com will be at the show and hosting a panel on Saturday from 11:15am to 12:00pm, which will include the voice of Matt Trakker himself- Doug Stone!

 

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Doug will be joining two panels during the convention- one with his voice acting peers, and another separate panel just to discuss M.A.S.K.! Doug will also be signing autographs during the event at no charge!

So what will Agents of M.A.S.K. be contributing to the convention? Well first off, admins Wyatt and Jason will be in attendance on Saturday and will be joining their friend Bill Faries of Matt-Trakker.com for the aforementioned M.A.S.K. panel. They are also planning to record some video segments for their YouTube channel and possibly a special MASKast to be released at a later date!

They will also be providing some printed material for the show. If you’re a M.A.S.K. fan, but don’t have any items for Doug Stone to sign, they’ll have you covered! They’ve designed a special photo montage print just for Retro Con! Check it out below…

 

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8.5 x 11 glossy prints (minus logo watermark) will be made available for free at Doug’s table. These will be at a limited quantity, so we ask one per person. They will also be providing a free handout containing information about the online M.A.S.K. fan community. These flyers will be made available in a common area and we they also likely hand them to fans as they browse the convention floor.

They are looking forward to meeting some of their followers and MASKast listeners, so please let them know if you plan to attend! We would love to see M.A.S.K. fans come out in full force!!

Categories: Guests, M.A.S.K., Panels

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

Retro Con 2015 Charity Auction

August 10, 2015 Leave a comment

 

If you’re an 80’s cartoon aficionado, you won’t want to miss Retro Con’s charity auction this year! Voice actor (and Retro Con 2013 guest) Neil Ross has generously donated his remaining scripts from his voice-over work from back in the day. We have sorted through these and put together a catalog of them to be auctioned off at the show!

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These are genuine dialogue scripts used by Neil in the recording studio while working on such classic shows as Transformers, GI Joe, and Voltron! Some include the call sheets, and many have hand-written notes in the sidebars and even the occasional doodle or other artifact. Many of these scripts also have differences to what made it into the final episodes, such as alternate lines of dialogue, and some instances where lines (and even scenes) were removed altogether from the finished shows! As huge fans of these shows ourselves, these scripts have made for most interesting reading!

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And to make the scripts even more interesting, we have sent them out to several other voice actors that worked on these series, who have kindly autographed them for us! A special thanks to Neil Ross, Michael Bell, Corey Burton, Sue Blu, Alan Oppenheimer, Gregg Berger, Paul Eiding, Zack Hoffman, Morgan Lofting, John Moschitta, BJ Ward, Jack Angel, and Frank Welker for their assistance on this charity project!

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The event will be held on Saturday afternoon at the show, and our auctioneer will be none other than America’s favorite fast talker himself: John Moschitta Jr!

100% of proceeds earned will be donated amongst a few different charities. These include Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Cat Angel Network (a no-kill cat rescue in southeast PA), and other charities that will be selected by our 2015 guests who have participated in this auction project.

Read more…

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 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!!

Live Taping of Captain Kyle’s Cosplay Spotlight at Retro Con!

July 31, 2015 Leave a comment

 

Join the fun as Captain Kyle’s Cosplay Spotlight records a LIVE episode of their show at Retro Con 2015!

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Be part of the live audience… cheer… groan… laugh… as Captain Kyle interviews a cosplayer TWICE… first as the character, and then as the cosplayer behind the costume!

Captain Kyle will be scouting the con on Sunday for a cosplayer to interview… could it be you? If you know your character and can play the role well, you might be chosen to be on this very special episode! Plus throughout the day Constance will be interviewing cosplayers, taping trivia battles and much more!

Don’t miss the first taping of this show live at a con… and not just any con… RETRO CON!!

Check out their commercial at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ_0Izlzkvw

 
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Cinevore Studios at Retro Con!

July 30, 2015 Leave a comment

 

We welcome the highly talented and versatile Cinevore Studios back for Retro Con 2015!

 
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Cinevore Studios is a Philadelphia-area production company that produces original scripted projects with a slant towards gamer and nerdy genres. They’re best known for their work with Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie, as well as the revived Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathons. They produce Moot, a series about what goes on behind closed doors in the teacher’s lounge for WHYY-TV, as well as Nerd vs. Geek, a series about the problems that arise when three awkward social circles – a MENSA chapter, a gamer group, and drama club – becoming Craigslist roommates.

 
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Their retro content includes Living in 8 Bits, a web series about retro video game tropes, OverAnalyzers, a NSFW series about a team of quack scientists that analyze pop culture tropes such as how Batman’s pole works, and retro gamer-genre shorts for The Continuum, Firefall’s gamer-genre network. And if you like things REALLY retro, they also work on Victorian Cut-out Theater, an animated series that uses old Victorian illustrations to tell wild stories about eccentric billionaires, automatons, and The Bride of Frankenstein.

 

 The Cinevore gang will be hosting a panel at the show on Saturday called…

“Children of the ‘80s”

 

Presented by Stephanie Yuhas, Matt Conant. Michael Licisyn & Sarah Braun

In their own words…

“The movies, shows, games, and toys we surround ourselves with as children can directly shape our personal, social and professional decisions made throughout our lives.

Our panelists’ love of pop culture lead them from being fans to  filmmakers that produce projects involving the Philadelphia Phillies, Nintendo, LEGO, Dungeons & Dragons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars, Back to the Future, and Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day (but not all at the same time. Boy, that would be bananas).

Learn why we take pride in our nerdy hobbies, how we’ve shaped them into careers and lifestyles, and how to do the same with your own passions. Join the conversation!”

Signing at the Cinevore booth will follow immediately after panel.

About the Panelists…

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Stephanie Yuhas learned English from Bugs Bunny cartoons, and her interest in video games, Dracula, and Barbies led to the publication of her first book, American Goulash.

Matt Conant’s experiences designing worlds in games like Civilization and Dungeons & Dragons helped him become a successful entrepreneur and filmmaker at Cinevore Studios.

Michael Licisyn’s childhood love of both retro gaming and baseball has shaped his career to this day as the creator of Living in 8-Bits and editor at the Philadelphia Phillies.

Sarah Braun’s early years playing role-playing games developed her skills and personality as an award-winning actress.

 

We look forward to seeing what Cinevore brings to the show and we thank them immensely for coming back for another year!

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