We are pleased to have the Living 8 Bits crew back for Retro Con 2013! Created by Mixed Nuts Productions, a group of lifelong Nintendo NES fans, they have transformed their love for the system and era by creating a web series based around it.
Their skits have been featured on ScrewAttack, RetrowareTV, Cinevore, Cinemassacre, Gamester81, and even nominated for a Philly Geek Award. They will have a table at the show and will hopefully be filming around the show floor. Check out their great highlights video from Retro Con 2012 (and subscribe to their youtube channel) HERE!
Now You’re Playing With Power!
Our latest raffle prize comes direct from the Too Many Games show this past weekend. It’s a vintage Nintendo NES Action Set!
Who could forget the thrill of playing the original Super Mario on this system for the first time? Or trying to shoot the annoying dog in Duck Hunt for laughing at you for missing the targets? Well one lucky attendee can relive those feelings all over again!
The set has everything originally included: The system, two game pads, light gun Zapper, Mario/Duck Hunt cart, all hook-ups, instructions, packing foam, and the box!
Retro Con is pleased to announce the return of James Rolfe 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 profanity, insightful commentary, physical comedy, and various theatrical elements. He’s also made videos reviewing retro movies, toys, board games, and much more. He is currently working on a feature-length movie based around his AVGN character!
Check out he and his team’s huge body of work over at Cinemassacre.com!
James is scheduled to meet/greet with fans and sign autographs from 10am to 1pm on September 14th. Also on hand to sign will be James’ colleague (and composer of the AVGN theme song) Kyle Justin!
James will also be co-hosting a panel with Doug Walker (The Nostalgia Critic) from 1:40pm to 2:30pm!
Dust off those VHS copies of The Wizard, this November Retro Con and Too Many Games are bringing back the Nintendo World Championships! We have access to a reproduction of the same carts used at the national event in 1990. For those that aren’t familiar with the contest, it was a live event held in dozens of major cities across the country. Players had 6 minutes and 21 seconds to amass the highest score they could manage. The first feat was to collect 50 coins in the original Super Mario Bros, then the game would jump to a specially designed course of Rad Racer which the player needed to speed through as fast as they could, and finally the last segment was Tetris where the player finished out their remaining time.
Retro Con is pleased to announce the addition of James Rolfe to our guest list! James is best known for his hilarious reviews of classic video games as the ’Angry Video Game Nerd’, which mix together insightful commentary, profanity, physical comedy, and various theatrical elements. He’s also made videos based on many retro movies, toys, board games, and more. He is currently working on a feature-length movie based around his AVGN character!
Take a break from toy shopping at Retro Con to play some classic video games, either individually or with a friend! We plan to have a wide selection of classic NES, SNES, and other game cartridges set up at the show on multiple tables. A high score competition may also be a possibility!