We’ve set a cut-off date of September 1st for Retro Con 2013 preregistration. This will give us a couple weeks to organize a full list of those that have pre-bought their tickets. With the date just under two months away, we’d like to give a rundown of the incentives for buying your tickets ahead of time:
-Preregistrants will have their own line at the show this year. As you enter the convention center lobby (near Hall D), look for a table to your right marked “PREREGISTRANTS”. You can pick up your passes and raffle tickets there, and avoid the long line to buy tickets.
-Besides receiving a raffle ticket which is good for any of our regular door prizes at the show, you will also be issued a separate ticket which will used for EXCLUSIVE drawing for preregistrants only! We have at least two this year, which will go off around noon:
Custom Transformer Shadowknight in box!
Custom-made Yarn Bumblebee! (G1 toy next to it not included, but shown for scale purposes).
Retro Con’s first exclusives are these custom Minibots that transform from robots into Herbie the Love Bug, KITT, Speed Buggy and the General Lee!
We are pleased to announce Neil Ross as our Guest of Honor at Retro Con 2013!
Neil has worked on countless cartoons throughout the eighties and nineties: Transformers, G.I. Joe, Voltron, Pac-Man, Rambo: The Force of Freedom, Rock ‘n’ Wrestling, Bionic Six, and Inhumanoids! Only naming a few of course! You may also recognize his voice as the narrator of the Biff Tannen Museum in Back to the Future Part II, plus the voice of the Clamp automated building in Gremlins 2!
Character Favorites Include!
We are honored to have Neil with us this year and for those that attend Retro Con, autographs will be free! But please limit your items signed to 2 or 3 if possible.
And as a special treat, Neil was nice enough to record lines for a Retro Con commercial, which was animated by Randall Ng of NGSmoov! Check it out below!
As if we didn’t have enough in cool door prizes.. Retro Con has yet another to offer! Donated by Keith Smith!
Thanks to Optimus Prime and Keith Smith, Retro Con will still have it’s door-prize exclusive of the DuoCon Overlord! These are work-in-progress pics. Read more…
Retro Con is proud to announce our latest door prize for Retro Con attendees! It’s a San Diego Comic Con 2012 Bruticus set (just like this one)! This was kindly donated by our friend Robert ‘Gus’ Dakis! Thank you!!
Soon we will put up a dedicated page featuring all of our raffle prizes.
We are having a special raffle drawing that will be held ONLY for pre-registrants of the show! The prize will be a Transformers yarn doll created by show organizer Tony. The character will be Autobot engineer Wheeljack. He stands 16″ tall and is created from craft yarn woven into a plastic canvas skeleton (with everything hot-glued together). These are very time-consuming to make, so Tony does not create them often. Now is your chance to own a truly unique Transformers item!!
The drawing will be held early in the day, probably around 10 or 11am, and any losing tickets from pre-registrant drawing will go back into the raffle pool for the regular door prizes! Go to the “Buy Tickets” tab at the top of the retrocons.com page to pre-register. Good luck!!
Dan Gilvezan (the original voice of Bumblebee on G1 Transformers) has graciously shared his book with Retro Con, making him an official sponsor for this show! Dan has offered four autographed copies of ‘Bumblebee & Me’ for fans to receive as door prizes. The book details his years as a voice actor during the production of the original TFs cartoon. For more information on how to get your own copy of Bumblebee & Me, check out: Amazon.com