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!!
The Uncanny! store in the King of Prussia mall has kindly allowed us to put a drawing box in their store!
Go to the check-out counter of Uncanny (King of Prussia Plaza, upper level) between now and August 22nd and look for a box with the Retro Con logo on it. Enter your name and email address for a chance to win a FREE weekend ticket to Retro Con 2015!
We will draw 5 names in total and notify the winners via email. Email addresses will NOT be added to a mailing list, sold/given away, or otherwise misused.
Good Luck to all that enter!
A big thanks to Uncanny! for helping us with this promotion! And check out their store! They have an amazing variety of comics, along with a wide array of awesomely geeky stuff like T-shirts, action figures, statues, games, and a whole lot more!!
We have console games, we have arcade games, and now Deal Me In Games will be running a selection of classic tabletop games at Retro Con!
The tentative gaming schedule and entry fees are as follows:
10am – 12pm
Rock’em Sock’em Robots – unlimited number of players. $5 entry fee
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1pm – 3pm
Battleship – limited to 8 players. $5 entry fee
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3pm – 5pm
Clue – limited to 12 players. $5 entry fee
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10am – 11am
Jenga – Limited to 16 players. $3 entry fee
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11am – 12pm
Chutes & Ladders – Limited to 12 players. $5 entry fee (free for kids 10 and under)
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1pm – 3pm
Yahtzee – limited to 16 players. $3 entry fee.
**Prize list will be forthcoming, so stay tuned!!**
If you would like to preregister for any of the tabletop games, please contact Mike Smith at: firstname.lastname@example.org