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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

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

Living in 8 Bits and Nerd vs Geek spotlight

August 4, 2013 1 comment

 

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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.
 
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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!

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And this year they are teaming up with writers and cast members from Cinevore‘s Nerd vs Geek web series to host a panel at the show titled “Filmmaking for Pennies with Living in 8 Bits & Nerd vs Geek”!

 

“With the onslaught of web series and online video over the past 5 years, independent filmmakers have been able to reach audiences like never before. Producing a quality web series can be a daunting task for those just starting out. Mixed Nuts Productions and Cinevore Studios have been mastering the art affectionately known as ‘no budget filmmaking,’ producing high quality products at minimal costs with series like Living in 8 Bits, Nerd vs Geek, and OverAnalyzers. This panel is a chance to meet the minds behind these series and pick their brains about how to produce a a series with high quality talent and production value by pulling resources, cashing in favors, and working with a passion.”

 

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Headed by Michael Licisyn, Matt Conant, and Stephanie Yuhas Conant, the panel is scheduled for 12:15pm to 1pm. So take a break from shopping and mingling to check it out!! =)

Win a Classic NES System at Retro Con 2013!

June 18, 2013 Leave a comment

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!

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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!

The Angry Video Game Nerd Returns for Retro Con 2013!

February 4, 2013 1 comment

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!

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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!

Categories: Guests, Panels, Retro Games

Nintendo World Championships contest sponsored by Too Many Games!

October 11, 2012 1 comment

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.

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Categories: Retro Games

Guest Interview with The ‘Angry Video Game Nerd’!

August 17, 2012 1 comment

A few years back, we had the wonderful opportunity of interviewing the ‘Angry Video Game Nerd’ we now share that and welcome fans to meet James in person during Retro Con!

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Categories: Interviews, Retro Games

Angry Video Game Nerd “He’s gonna take you back to the past…” During Retro Con 2012

July 10, 2012 Leave a comment

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! 

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Categories: Guests, Retro Games

Retro Con kicks it old school with Video Game set-ups!

June 19, 2012 2 comments


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!

Categories: Retro Games
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