We’ve been working on a special treat for retro fans all summer long, and it’s now finally ready to go for our show in September: A replica of the Bill & Ted phone booth time machine!
We bought an existing phone booth and remodeled it to closely match the booth design in the original Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure movie- right down to the “umbrella” antenna topper! It also features light-up marquees and other features found in the movie version!
The booth will be on the show floor all weekend, right next to the Back to the Future time machine replica! This is a FREE feature at the show, so be sure to stop by to check it out and get a picture with or inside it!
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
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
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!
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!
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!
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.
Bestow TV will be back this year to cover Retro Con!
Bestow TV renders award-winning creations in a range of video media offerings. Bestow’s original offering, Creative Continuity, a comic book/pop-culture interview show, quickly outgrew its humble Central Pennsylvania roots and spawned Bonus Content, a web-hosted series of convention and cosplay highlights. Bestow TV’s convention coverage includes many mid-Atlantic events, such as Wizard World Conventions, Baltimore Comic Con, Otakon, Awesome Con, and the ever-popular Retro Con.
Join Bestow TV at Retro Con to view the entire library of previous years’ coverage, and to showcase your own cosplay for future viewers to enjoy.
For a sample of Bestow’s gamut at Retro Con:
For your convience, Bestow TV’s Retro Con for the completionist.
For those looking for something to do Saturday night after the show ends for the day, the Regal Cinemas next door to the expo center is hosting a screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark!
This retro screening is sponsored by Cheeburger Cheeburger in Oaks, PA! It is located directly next to the movie theater.
The movie start time is 8pm, which gives plenty of time after the show ends to relax for a while, grab a bite to eat, and then take in a retro classic!
This screening is for anyone, not just Retro Con attendees, and standard ticket prices do apply.
We will be selling admission at the door each day at Retro Con, but if you would like to save money by pre-buying a weekend ticket to the show, August is the last month to do so!
Pre-purchase your weekend ticket to Retro Con with Paypal HERE!
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!!