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Retro Con 2020 Is Cancelled

With great sadness, we must report the cancellation of Retro Con 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic situation.

We did our best to hang in there, and tried to look into options to create a safe atmosphere for the show this year. But the current Green Phase protocol in Pennsylvania has severely restricted how many people can be at an indoor event, making a convention the size of Retro Con an impossibility. There is no scheduled end to the Green Phase, or even what comes after, so we have no choice but to pull the plug at this time.

Some shows in the area are planning to go forward this year by limiting how many people are in the hall at once, requiring masks, and enforcing social distancing. Retro Con is a very social event by nature, so we feel that these restrictions are the opposite of what our show is about. We’d rather put our effort into putting on a better show in 2021, than putting on a compromised show this year.

We are extremely sorry to disappoint you all. We hate to be yet another cancelled show on the calendar, especially at a time when fun diversions are in short supply. Even though the show is a lot of work for us, it’s also equally rewarding. The kind words we’ve received from attendees and vendors over the years, including this year, have made it all worth it. A silver lining is that we can finally give our extremely dedicated staff and volunteers a much needed break. We can’t thank them enough for their constant help and support over the past 8 years.

We will do our best to move our 2020 guests to next year’s show, as we were just as excited to meet them as many of you were. And if 2021 proves to be a more settled year, we hope to bolster our guest list further!

If you purchased a ticket to Retro Con 2020, we will be sending you a refund immediately. And to our 2020 vendors, please be on the lookout for an email from us this week, which will contain your refund options. If you don’t receive the email by Wednesday, please contact us.

Also, if you reserved a hotel room at one of our host hotels, please don’t forget to contact them for cancellation! We had group rates set up at the Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn.

We’ve never been very big on “moichandising”, but if you’d like to support Retro Con during our unscheduled down time, we’ve started designing t-shirts and other show merchandise on Teespring! If you feel so inclined, you can see our current items for sale here:


We sincerely thank you for bearing with us during these uncertain times, and we really hope we can get back on track for 2021. We thank you for your support and we wish you all well! If you have any questions, please let us know.

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