Retro Con 2018 – Coming October 13 and 14th!

January 13, 2018 Leave a comment

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Cybertronic Spree Concert Tickets Now Available!

July 12, 2018 Leave a comment


Retro Con presents… The Cybertronic Spree!

 

 

Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE for the Cybertronic Spree concert, happening Saturday night October 13th at Arnold’s Family Fun Center! 

Venue: Arnold’s Family Fun Center (Water Tower section)
2200 West Dr
Oaks, PA 19456

Concert start time: 8pm

Please arrive between 7pm and 8pm

 

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Purchase Concert Ticket Below!

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Please read concert details in full:

You DO NOT need to pre-register for (or attend) Retro Con itself to buy tickets for the concert. But likewise, purchasing a concert ticket does not grant you access into Retro Con.

Tickets will NOT be mailed to you. Please bring along a print-out of your Paypal receipt/invoice. The staff at Arnold’s will use it to check you in. If you cannot print out your paypal receipt, your picture ID will be fine as long as it matches the name we have on file for the ticket(s). We will send you a confirmation via email that we received your payment.

Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. However, in the unlikely event the concert is cancelled, full refunds will be given.

Please note you should enter through The Water Tower entrance at Arnold’s Family Fun Center, which is just to the right of the main entrance at Arnold’s (look for the blue awning). Arnold’s itself is located directly next door to The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks.

The concert start time is 8pm, though you can arrive for check-in any time after 7pm. But feel free to get to Arnold’s Family Fun Center early! They have a numerous fun activities such as go-carts, mini golf, lasertag, arcade games, bowling, and much more!

The concert will run about one hour and fifteen minutes. Time permitting, the Cybertronic Spree will be available for a meet/greet immediately after the concert. Attendees can purchase band-related merchandise at this time. But to ensure you get to meet the band and buy merchandise, please come to Retro Con on Saturday! The band will be at the show from 10am to 1pm.

Please note that this is a General Admission/Standing Room Only concert. This means that there will be no chairs in the main audience section, and there will be no assigned positions. The staff at Arnold’s will of course do their best to accommodate attendees with disabilities.

There is a separate room to the right of the stage where attendees can pay to play rounds of bowling while watching the concert on the venue’s large overhead screens. There is also a full bar in the venue, where attendees 21 and older can purchase drinks.

There are no age restrictions at this event, though all ages require a concert ticket. We do not recommend bringing very young children to this event, as it is a rock concert played at full volume. Please also keep in mind the concert will be held in a bar setting.

We want to keep this event fun and safe for everyone! Anyone found to be disorderly will be asked to leave without refund.

Missed our original announcement about the Cybertronic Spree? Read all about them here:

https://retrocons.com/2018/07/10/the-cybertronic-spree-returns-for-retro-con-2018/

 

 

 

The Cybertronic Spree Returns for Retro Con 2018!

July 10, 2018 Leave a comment

 

They rocked our show last year, and they’ll be back again this year to rev up the decibels even higher!

 

Beyond Good. Beyond Evil. Beyond Your Wildest Imagination.

 

 

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 The Cybertronic Spree!

 

 

More than meets the eye, The Cybertronic Spree are here on Earth with one critical mission: To party like it’s 1986! This band of Transformers has been brought together by the power of rock ‘n’ roll and they can’t be stopped.

 

Join Hotrod, Arcee, Rumble, Unicron, Soundwave, Bumblebee, Shockwave and a Quintesson as they prove they’ve got the power to light your darkest hour! These rockstars in disguise play music from The Transformers: The Movie, plus themes from hit films, cartoons, video games, and more. They blend their love for the 80’s and 80’s metal into an energon-fueled, unforgettable live show!

 

The Cybertronic Spree have been rocking conventions and events since 2013. They’ve captivated audiences across Canada and the US with performances at Anime North, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Toronto ComicCon, Nerd Noise Night, Retro Con, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Montreal Comic Con and opened for fellow space-rockers, TWRP, Electric 6, and Magic Sword.

 

Last year, the band released their first original single, “Cybertronic Warrior”, a fist-pumping robot anthem. The video was directed by cult director Steven Kostanski (ManBorg, The Void) and released to great acclaim. The band are now battling it out in the studio once more, set to record and release a follow-up of gigantic proportions!

 

 

The Cybertronic Spree will be attending the show early in the day on Saturday as convention guests, where fans can meet with them and purchase band-related merchandise. Tentative times are 10am to 1pm. 

But of course we can’t stop there! The Cybertronic Spree will also be performing a concert that Saturday night (October 13th) at 8pm at the nearby Arnold’s Family Fun Center!

**Cybertronic Spree Concert Tickets Coming Soon!**

 

Check out some shots of the band’s sold-out concert from last year’s Retro Con!

 

 

 

 

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So come to the Retro Con to hang with the band, and then see them in concert Saturday night! Their concert last year was regarded by many to be the highlight of the convention!!

 

 

Follow the Cybertronic Spree at these places:

NECA Toys to Attend Retro Con 2018!

June 27, 2018 Leave a comment

 

Popular toy manufacturer NECA will be returning for Retro Con 2018! 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.

Expect to see 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. Everything will be priced to move!

NECA is scheduled to be at the show all weekend, and they’re known for putting out new stock as merchandise sells throughout the day. Want early dibs though? Please purchase a weekend ticket to Retro Con! We let Preregistants in an hour early on Saturday!

 

Meet James Rolfe at Retro Con 2018!

June 7, 2018 Leave a comment

 

He’s been with us since the beginning, and we’re pleased to report that James Rolfe, aka the Angry Video Game Nerd, will be returning for Retro Con 2018!

 

“He’s gonna take you back to the past…”

 

James is best known for his hilarious reviews of classic video games as the character ‘The Angry Video Game Nerd’, which mix together insightful commentary, over-the-top language, physical comedy, and various theatrical elements. The show has been in production for 13 years and still going strong!

Other programs on James’ website include James & Mike MondaysBoard JamesYou Know What’s Bulls#!t?, and literally hundreds of movie reviews of films spanning from the early 1900’s to present day! He also released a feature-length movie based around his AVGN character in 2014. Check out his team’s work over at Cinemassacre.com!

 

**James will be appearing at the show on SUNDAY ONLY. Times will be determined soon!**

Win Free Stuff at the Retro Con 2018 Trivia Contest!

May 24, 2018 Leave a comment

 

We’ll once again be hosting our annual trivia contest at Retro Con 2018!

Hosted once again by our good friend Mike Breaux of  The Breaux Show, the contest will be held in the panel area at the convention on Saturday! (Time To Be Determined)

No sign-up is required and there are no age restrictions- Anyone can watch or play! We will reveal each item one at a time, then ask a trivia question related to it. Directly after we will randomly call on a person in the audience with their hand raised to answer. If they get it right, they win the prize on the spot. If not, we ask a different audience member until the prize is claimed!

 

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So stop by the panel area Saturday to test your knowledge of all things geek and win cool prizes!!

Meet G1 Transformers Artist Mark Watts at Retro Con 2018!

May 18, 2018 Leave a comment

 

 

We are pleased to welcome artist Mark Watts to our guest list for Retro Con 2018!

 

 

Mark attended the School of Visual Arts in NYC and Temple University in Philadelphia, and has been creating great works of art for the past 30 years! With studios in two states, Mark has worked for clients such as Disney, Budweiser, The Rolling Stones, Warner Bros Pictures, Paramount, Sony, Hasbro, Tyco, Crayola, and many more!

Mark has produced many illustrations for popular toy lines such as the Hasbro’s Transformers and Tyco’s Crash Test Dummies. Some of his most recognizable book covers were made into movies: The Odessa File, Day of the Jackal, and The Dogs of War. He also created the logo Illustration for the Clint Eastwood movie Pink Cadillac. His work has been displayed in many shows around the country and also at the prestigious Society of Illustrators Club in NYC. 

 

 

Mark is responsible for some of the iconic artwork used in the G1 Transformers toy line! He did at least 45 commissioned paintings for Hasbro between the mid 80’s and early 90’s, most of which were used directly for the packaging of the products. Notable packaging illustrations he created include Shockwave, Jetfire, the Constructicons, the Stunticons, and all of the series one Minibots!  He also did several paintings used for pack-in mail-away offers for the Transformers line, such as Reflector, the “Time Warrior” Autobot watch, and the Omnibots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

He strove for a metallic, forced perspective look to his Transformers paintings. This helped the characters look more exciting and “pop out” from the background. Many of his Transformers art pieces can be viewed in the book Transformers Legacy: The Art of Transformers Packaging, by Jim Sorenson and Bill Forster.

 

Mark sells high quality prints of his Transformers artwork at his website:

 https://markwattsstudios.com/collections/transformer-prints

 

 

You can also purchase Mark’s slick transformable “table art” (as seen and demonstrated in the video above), featuring his Transformers work and more here:

https://www.tableartstudios.com/

 

 

Mark will have a booth in our guest section at the show all weekend, where he’ll be selling his Transformers prints, table art, and more. Meet someone that played a big part in the history of the original Transformers toy line!  

 

Please Follow Mark Online!

Main Website: https://markwattsstudios.com/

Mark’s Table Art: https://www.tableartstudios.com/

Transformers Prints: https://markwattsstudios.com/collections/transformer-prints

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarkWattsStudios/

Facebook 2: https://www.facebook.com/TableArtStudios/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarkWattsStudio

 

 

Meet Pixel Dan at Retro Con 2018!

 

 

Our next guest for Retro Con 2018 is popular toy reviewer and aficionado Pixel Dan!

 

 

“Pixel Dan” Eardley is a reviewer, reporter, and all-around toy enthusiast. Growing up in the 1980’s and 1990’s, Dan enjoyed a variety of popular toys including He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, ThunderCats, Voltron, and many more. His love of toys has followed him into his adult life where he continues to collect toys both new and old. Through his popular videos on his YouTube channel, with over 200,000 subscribers, Dan shares his enthusiasm for the collecting hobby with the world.

Dan is well-known for his charismatic video reviews and has been featured on prominent toy and video game sites such as He-Man.orgRetrowareTV.com, and Toy News International. His videos include many styles such as individual action figure or toy reviews to industry news coverage and interviews with representatives from major toy companies shot on location at various events across the country.

In addition to his videos, Dan also writes articles about many topics relating to toys and the collecting hobby. He has been published on sites such as StarWars.com, where he is a regular contributor.

Dan is a believer that toys are all about fun and he aims to keep his videos exciting, informative, and most importantly FUN for all.

 

 

Follow Dan On-line!

Main Website: http://www.pixel-dan.com/

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/c/pixel-dan

Twitter: https://twitter.com/PixelDan

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PixelDan/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pixeldan/