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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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Flux Capacitor is the Power! Win a Back to the Future prop at Retro Con 2014!

October 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Great Scott!! We’re kicking off our Retro Con 2014 raffle list with the device that makes time travel possible: The FLUX CAPACITOR!

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An official release by Diamond Select, the prop is made to the same scale as the movie version and comes with the outer box shown. The outer casing is solid metal and can be easily mounted on a wall (or over your toilet as Doc might do). Opening the outer case and turning a knob allows you to turn on and adjust the speed of the lights!

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This will be one of our primary raffle prizes for the show this year. You get one free raffle ticket for purchasing admission to the show, but extra tickets will also be available for $1 each! Good luck!!

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Retro Con 2014!

October 15, 2013 1 comment

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We are happy to announce the dates for our 2014 show:  Saturday & Sunday September 27th & 28th at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA!

That’s right, due to popular demand we are going to a two-day format! We’ll be in the same expo center as our 2012 and 2013 shows, but we’re changing over to Hall C. Last year we had about 34,000 square feet of space to work with… this coming year we will have 54,000 square feet to fill with toys, video games, art, costumes, and a whole lot more!

We’re still working on ticket pricing for the show, but vendor spot are already available! Click on the Dealer tab at the the top of the page to see the details on how you can reserve a spot for the show.

More show announcements will be coming soon!

Categories: Conventions, Retro Event

Retro Con 2013 is now over!

September 18, 2013 1 comment

It would take far too long to thank everyone individually, but we wanted to give a huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone that helped out and contributed to Retro Con 2013!

The attendees, the dealers, the costume groups, the guests, our DJ, the photographers, the car owners, and especially our amazingly dedicated volunteers! You guys make us look good!

Stay tuned to this page for picture highlights from the show and more!!

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Some photoshop wizardry our friend Tom Silknitter added to a picture he took at the show! :)

Categories: Conventions
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