Retro Con 2020 – Coming September 26th and 27th!

November 1, 2019 Leave a comment

 

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Thank You From Retro Con!

September 22, 2019 Leave a comment

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Retro Con 2019 is in the books and we’re pleased to report we had a record-breaking attendance!! Between the awesome selection of merchandise in the vendor section and the impressive array of costumes we saw, everyone really brought their A-game this year! We have always strived to put on an event that merges toy show and convention, has guests and yet is affordably priced, and doesn’t pander to what’s new and hot. We’re pleased to see we are striking a chord with a crowd that really get what the show is all about. We could really feel the energy in the hall all weekend, and it really helped keep us going.

We would like to thank all of our enthusiastic attendees, our awesome vendors, all of our delightful guests, everyone that helped add to the show’s atmosphere by dressing in costume, the press and news outlets that covered the show, the car owners and costume groups, the Cybertronic Spree for getting more awesome every year, John D’Antonio for creating the epic Retro Con backdrop on the show floor, everyone that helped run events in the panel area, the Game is Afoot Arcade, our A/V tech for the year Tom Dalton, Arnold’s Family Fun Center, Celebworx, Chris Clover, and the Greater Philly Expo Center for having us!

And as always, our biggest thanks goes to our staff and volunteers! Between planning, set-up, showtime, and show breakdown, without their immeasurable help, the show would be an impossible undertaking. Our staff and volunteers this year included Jim Cannon, Sean Phillips, Nancy Squartino, Allie Squartino, Jimmy Tuski, Mike Breaux, Nagi Oki, Leslie AuFancy, Kristy Sproul, Gary Lane, Kyle Williamson, Jack Doud, Anthony Kyzer, Kevin Jones, Candice Santora, Nate Kipphorn, Joe Fiore, Logan Moran, Wendy Wassmer, Brandon Wassmer, Connie Smeriglio, Matt March, Courtney March, Mike Townsend, Zach Townsend, Dean Plakas, Tim Plakas, Trick Treat, Rob Brand, Wayne Kline, Nick Govosdian, Linda Marquis, Teri Marquis, and Denise Marie. You guys are the heart of the show!

Once again, thank you to everyone that attended or supported Retro Con- past or present!

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Meet Wrestling Legend Hacksaw Jim Duggan at Retro Con 2019!

September 3, 2019 Leave a comment

 

“HOOO!!!” We’re pleased to announce a late addition to our guest list: Wrestling icon “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan!

A true red-blooded American, this tough but lovable big guy always marched to the ring with a 2×4 slung over his shoulder and a red white & blue flag gripped tightly in his hand. Duggan would always get the crowd behind him by inspiring massive chants of “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” that would shake the rafters and intimidate his opponents. On the scene for four decades, Hacksaw is one of the most recognizable superstars in the wrestling world. He was the winner of the WWF’s very first Royal Rumble in 1988, won the WCW’s United States Championship in 1994, and was inducted into the WWE’s Hall of Fame in 2011!

Hacksaw Jim Duggan will be at Retro Con both Saturday and Sunday. You can find him and all of our guests in the guest section in back of the hall!

TV & Movie Cars at Retro Con!

August 26, 2019 Leave a comment

 

As always, Retro Con will have replica tv and movie vehicles on the show floor! 

This year we have the DeLorean time machine (brought to the show by Tom & Amy Silknitter), the A-Team van, Jurassic Park JP-18 (brought to you by Frank Bedo & Monica Tulay), and the Ecto-1 (brought to you by the Delaware Ghostbusters, who will also be part of the show)!

Look for all of them in back of the hall!

Toys For Tots Toy Drive at Retro Con 2019!

August 25, 2019 Leave a comment

 

Garrison Carida will be returning for Retro Con 2019 with their usual assortment of first-rate costumes and props. But they’ll also be bringing some goodwill to the show by hosting a toy drive!

With the holidays right around the corner (yes it’s true), they’ll have designated bins on the show floor to collect toy donations for Toys For Tots! So if you have a *new and unwrapped toy or game* you’d like to see go to an underprivileged child, please stop by their booth and place it in one of these bins.

We thank Garrison Carida for offering to host this program at the show!

 

Retro Con 2019 Show & Panel Schedule

August 15, 2019 Leave a comment

Saturday September 14th, 2019

 

9:00am: Preregistrant Check-in Begins/Show Open to Preregistrants

10:00am: Show Opens to General Public

10:30am: Panel- “The Story of Sectaurs” Documentary hosted by Retro Toy Review  (Panel area)

11:15am: Panel- Mr. Lobo and OSI 74 (Panel Area)

12:00pm: Retro Con’s Totally Tubular T-shirt Contest Hosted by The Breaux Show (Panel Area)

12:30pm: Panel- Melendy Britt Q&A hosted by Saturday Morning Rewind (Panel Area)

1:15pm: Raffle Session 1

– Spirit Halloween Proton Pack/Ghost Trap
– Star Wars retro figure set
– 1/4 Scale TMNT Shredder figure

1:30pm: Panel- Robbie Rist Q&A hosted by Saturday Morning Rewind (Panel Area)

2:15pm:  Costume Contest, 14 and Older! Hosted by Eric “The Smoke” Moran (Panel Area)

3:15pm:  Trivia Contest Hosted by The Breaux Show (Panel Area)

4:00pm: Panel- Toy Galaxy with Dan Larson (Panel Area)

4:45pm: Raffle Session #2

– Transformers Ectotron figure/Skeletor Cereal
– Transformers Power of the Primes Predaking
– NECA TMNT Movie Set

5:00pm: Panel- Hacksaw Jim Duggan Q&A (Panel Area)

5:30pm: Show Closes

 

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Sunday September 15th, 2019

 

9:00am: Show Opens

10:30am: Retro Name that Tune! w/ The Game Guyz (Panel Area)

11:15am: Karaoke Contest Sign-Ups (at Table in Lobby)

11:15am: Panel- David Kaye hosted by Saturday Morning Rewind (Panel Area)

12:00pm: Raffle Session #1

– ThunderCats Series DVD set/Lion-O Cereal
– Super7 She-Ra & He-Man figure set
– NECA TMNT Cartoon Figures set (donated by NECA)

12:00pm to 3pm: James Rolfe/AVGN signing (Guest Section)

12:15pm: Kids Costume Contest, 13 and under! Hosted by Eric “The Smoke” Moran (Panel Area)

1:00pm: Retro Con’s Truly Truly Truly Outrageous Karaoke Contest hosted by Nagi Oki!

2:15pm: Panel- Gil Gerard & Felix Silla Q&A hosted by Megapodtastic (Panel Area)

3:00pm: Raffle Session #2

– Kingdom Hearts figure set
– NECA TMNT Capture of Splinter set
– Matty Collector Castle Grayskull set

3:15pm: Panel- James Rolfe/Angry Video Game Nerd Q&A (Panel Area)

4:00pm: Show Closes

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NECA Warehouse Sale at Retro Con 2019!

August 12, 2019 Leave a comment

 

Popular toy maker NECA will be returning for Retro Con 2019! They’ll be bringing out their warehouse overstock, which includes hundreds of packaged action figures and other toys to the show! Many of these figures have been out of production for years.
 
The picture attached is some of their more recent offerings (not necessarily available at the show), but you can expect to see previously available figures from such lines as TMNT, Alien(s), Predator, AVP, Terminator, Batman, Superman, Rocky, Gears of War, Evil Dead, Friday the 13th, Planet of the Apes, Gremlins, and much more. Items will be priced to move!
 
NECA is scheduled to be at the show all weekend, though they often sell through their stock by the end of Saturday, so we recommend shopping with them that day.
 
Want early dibs? Please purchase a weekend ticket to Retro Con! We let Preregistants in an hour early on Saturday! 😎