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

July 21, 2014 2 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 FBI 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 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!

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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!

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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 a few hours on Sunday September 28th at the show (times to be determined later). He may also have a special treat for  his fans, so stay tuned!

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.

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

Voice of The Baroness, Morgan Lofting, to attend Retro Con!

November 20, 2013 Leave a comment

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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!

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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…

Categories: G.I. Joe, Guests

Meet Sgt. Slaughter at Retro Con!

November 14, 2013 1 comment

We have secured the one and only Sgt. Slaughter for our 2014 show!

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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).

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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…

Categories: G.I. Joe, Guests, Wrestling

Zack Hoffman, voice of Zartan, to attend Retro Con 2014

November 11, 2013 1 comment

 

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!

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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.

 

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Categories: G.I. Joe, Guests

Larry Kenney returns to Retro Con 2014!

October 23, 2013 Leave a comment

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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!

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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).

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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!

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