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

November 1, 2019 Leave a comment

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Our 2020 Facebook Event Page:

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Meet “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart at Retro Con 2020!

February 7, 2020 Leave a comment

 

We’re super excited to bring yet another wrestling icon to Retro Con for 2020- Please welcome to the show “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart!

One of the greatest heel managers of all time, Jimmy has been a fixture of wrestling since the mid-80s when he joined the WWF. Over the years, he’s managed such legendary wrestlers as Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Ted DiBiase, Jerry Lawler, Greg Valentine, and many more!

Sporting his signature ‘loud’ outfits and with trademark megaphone in hand, Jimmy made sure he was the center of attention during backstage promos and by ringside! Spending 8 years in the WWF, Jimmy moved on to the WCW and other wrestling circuits for many years, before returning to the WWE in 2011 under a Legends contract.

Jimmy proudly embraces his wrestling persona and will be bringing it to Retro Con in September!

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Follow Jimmy Hart Online! 

 

Facebook: facebook.com/MouthoftheSouthJimmyHart/

Instagram: instagram.com/jimmymouthofthesouthhart/

Twitter: twitter.com/RealJimmyHart

Retro Con 2020 Weekend Tickets Now Available!

January 20, 2020 Leave a comment

 

 

You can now pre-purchase your weekend ticket for Retro Con 2020! You can reserve your ticket(s) via Paypal here:

 

https://retrocons.com/purchase-retro-con-tickets/

 

 

Advantages of being a weekend ticket holder include:

-Save $9 versus paying at the door both days

-Preregistrants get a laminated Retro Con attendee badge with lanyard

-Raffle tickets for both days

-Preregistrants get a 2.25″ Retro Con pin

-And last but not least, Preregistrants get into Retro Con an HOUR EARLY on Saturday (at 9am)! So consider this your “earlybird” pass!

 

**Can’t attend Retro Con all weekend but still want to go?? We got you covered! We will most assuredly be selling admission at the door each day!**

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Meet the Voice of Space Ghost, George Lowe, at Retro Con 2020!

December 18, 2019 Leave a comment

 

From coast to coast and coming to Oaks! We welcome our first guest for Retro Con 2020: Voice actor George Lowe! George is best known for voicing superhero turned talk show host ‘Tad Ghostal’, better known to you as… SPACE GHOST!! 

 

 

Broadcasting from the Ghost Planet with arch foes Zorak and Moltar as his hapless crew, Space Ghost Coast to Coast featured the title character interviewing notable public figures of the era. His interactions with guests were always hilarious, usually awkward, sometimes hostile, and occasionally resulted in Space Ghost blasting them with his power bands. 

 

 

George voiced Space Ghost in over 110 episodes for Cartoon Network between 1994 and 2008, as well as playing the character in cameo appearances in other CN shows. Space Ghost Coast to Coast was the unofficial start of ‘Adult Swim’ and inspired such popular series as Cartoon Planet, The Brak Show, Sealab 2021, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Harvey Birdman, and The Venture Brothers!

 

 

George also voiced the recurring character of… himself, George Lowe, on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, where he would have a different occupation in every episode which he appeared. He also provides multiple voices on Robot Chicken, his most notable being the recurring character of the depraved magical Unicorn. He also played Brak’s father on the popular Space Ghost spin-off series The Brak Show.

 

 

If you’ve never seen Space Ghost Coast to Coast, check this gem out on the Adult Swim website! It’s a quirky throwback to the 90’s. Then come meet the man behind the ghost at Retro Con 2020!

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!