Retro Con 2022- Coming September 24th & 25th!

January 22, 2022 Leave a comment

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Get ready for the *10th Anniversary* of Retro Con! Retro Con 2022 is coming September 24th & 25th to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA!

A 54,000 square foot show floor with over 235 vendor tables of retro collectibles for sale, including such action figure favorites as Transformers, GI Joe, Masters of the Universe, TMNT, ThunderCats, Star Wars, and MASK. Also video games, comics, lunchboxes, diecast cars, model kits, custom 2D and 3D art, board games, trading cards, physical media, and much more. If you’re a collector, we’re the place to be!

Retro Con is more than just a toy show though… it’s an event! We also feature special guests, panels, contests, raffles, costumes, tv/movie cars, free-play video games, and an atmosphere all our own! If retro geek stuff is your thing, we’re the perfect hangout for the day or weekend- all at an affordable price.

Keep watching our pages for future show updates!

 

**PREREGISTRATION HAS ENDED!**

**BUY TICKETS AT DOOR!**

**CASH ONLY, WE HAVE ATMS IN LOBBY!**

 

CONTACT US Email: screamers85@gmail.com

Find Us On Facebook: www.facebook.com/RetroCons

Our 2022 Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1053076578876503

 

Our sponsor for this year is Tommy and the Order of Cosmic Champions, an upcoming novel and multimedia experience by Anthony Grate and Anthony Rapino! 

 

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Retro Con 2022 Show Schedule!

September 16, 2022 Leave a comment

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Saturday September 24th

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

10:00am: Show Opens to General Public

11:00am: Panel- The Cybertronic Spree Q&A

11:45am: The Retro Con Retro T-Shirt Contest, hosted by The Breaux Show!

12:15pm: Panel- Comic Writer Bob Budiansky’s History of Transformers

1:00pm: Raffle Session 1  

   1. Boba Fett Figure Set/Transformers Kingdom Red Alert
   2. Ms. Pac-Man Quarter-scale machine
   3. Ramen Toys Quicksilver/NECA TMNT Usagi Yojimbo

1:15pm:  Costume Contest, 14 and Older! Hosted by Eric “The Smoke” Moran (Panel Area)

2:15pm: Panel- Venus Terzo Q&A 

3:00pm: Panel- Claudia Wells Q&A 

3:45: Panel- ThunderCats are on the Loose! Q&A with Larry Kenney & Peter Newman 

4:30pm: Raffle Session #2

1. NECA TMNT ‘Catwoman From Channel 6’ Set
     2. NECA SDCC Dungeons & Dragons ‘The Lost Wave” Set
     3. LEGO Optimus Prime Set

5:30pm: Show Closes

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Sunday September 25th

9:00am: Show Opens

11:15am: Karaoke Contest Sign-ups (Front Lobby)

11:15am:  The Retro Con Trivia Contest, hosted by The Breaux Show! (Panel Area)

12:00pm: Raffle Session #1

1. Mattel Creations Wun-Dar/Grizzlor/Scare Glow
      2. Mattel Creations Monster High Gremlin Greta
      3. Transformers Generations Selects Black Zarak

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

1:00pm: ‘We’re Back! A Retro Con Karaoke Contest’, hosted by Nagi Oki (Panel Area)

2:15pm: Panel-  Micky Dolenz/Butch Patrick Q&A (1 Hour)

3:15pm: Raffle Session #2

     1. Transformers Legacy Metroplex
     2. NECA TMNT ‘Premonitions of a Premutation’ Set
     3. LEGO DeLorean Set

4:00pm: Show Closes

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The Munsters ‘DRAG-U-LA’ at Retro Con 2022!

September 15, 2022 Leave a comment

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It’s a tight fit, but DRAG-U-LA is coming to Retro Con!!

This is the actual SCREEN-USED car used in the classic 1960’s TV series ‘The Munsters’, built from an authentic ornate coffin! On the show, the car was invented by Grandpa Munster so he could win back the Munster Koach, which Herman lost in a drag race in the episode “Hot Rod Herman”. The car was also prominently featured in the 1966 ‘Munster, Go Home!’ feature film.

DRAG-U-LA will be in back of the hall, right next to Eddie Munster himself- Butch Patrick! It will be available for photo ops at the show.

Order of Cosmic Champions Figure Giveaway!

September 14, 2022 Leave a comment

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One of our 2022 sponsors is Tommy and the Order of Cosmic Champions, a retro-influenced novel releasing October 18th, and available for pre-order at places like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Walmart, and more!

And the makers of the novel are hosting a promotional ACTION FIGURE GIVEAWAY at Retro Con! We’ll have available ‘Fierce Phantos: Master of Illusion’ and ‘Mechani-Ghoul: Monstrous Mixture of Science & Sorcery’, opposing characters from the “story within the story” of the novel. Both figures will come on a thematic card and feature 5 points of articulation, with Fierce Phantos also including a hand blaster and removeable clear dome!

We’ll be giving these away *while supplies last*, one figure per attendee. We’ll be splitting them between the Preregistrant line and Walk-in line. Both lines will have both figures.

A big thanks to Tommy and the Order of Cosmic Champions for donating these to the show! Please check out their website at orderofcosmicchampions.com. They’ve got a teaser trailer, links to pre-order the novel, and all kinds of tie-in merch available (or soon to be available) for sale. Even an Order of Cosmic Champions branded “View-Master”! Now THAT’S retro!

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Meet the voice of April O’Neil, Renae Jacobs, at Retro Con 2022!

September 9, 2022 Leave a comment

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**JUST ADDED!!**

We have a late addition to our guest line-up… please welcome voice actor Renae Jacobs to Retro Con 2022, September 24th & 25th in Oaks, PA!

Renae is best known as the voice of Channel 6’s ace reporter April O’Neil on the classic 80’s cartoon series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Known for her signature yellow jumpsuit and bold reporting style, April would sometimes get in over her head and end up kidnapped by Shredder and his flunkeys. But she’s also one of the turtles’ most trusted allies and saved their shells countless times throughout the series! April is one of the most popular and recognizable animated characters from the 80’s & 90’s. Come meet the voice behind the character at Retro Con 2022!

We want to thank Renae for agreeing to come to the show on such short notice! If you have a friend that’s a TMNT fan, please consider sharing this post to spread the word that Renae is coming to the Philadelphia area!

Guest Cancellation

September 8, 2022 Leave a comment

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We are very saddened to announce that due to health considerations, Alan Oppenheimer must cancel his appearance at Retro Con 2022.

Alan was really hoping he would be strong enough to make the trip out to Pennsylvania by the time the show rolled around, but unfortunately side-effects of a recent illness are hanging on. We know many of you were planning to come to the show on Saturday specifically to meet him, and for that we do apologize for being the bearer of bad news. Alan also sends his sincerest regrets.

But we wish Alan all our best. He’s an amazing man and we hope for his continued recovery. We’ll do our best to bring him back to the show for 2023.

Again, we are very sorry for the inconvenience.

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Retro Con Tees!

August 16, 2022 Leave a comment

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Want to come to Retro Con in style? Buy a T-shirt from our Teespring store! 

See our full list of T-shirts and other stuff here:

https://retrocons.com/merchandise/

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Meet Butch Patrick at Retro Con 2022!

August 4, 2022 Leave a comment

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“Eddie, stop biting your nails!”

We’re super excited to add actor Butch Patrick to our guest list for Retro Con 2022!

Butch is best known for playing Eddie Munster, the lycanthrope child of Herman and Lily, on the 60’s sitcom The Munsters! Though the series only ran two seasons, reruns of the show catapulted it to classic tv status loved by each new generation that discovers it, elevating the character of Eddie Munster to pop culture icon!

Butch has also been in numerous other productions in his long career, including playing lead character Mark in the trippy Sid & Marty Krofft show ‘Lidsville’, as well as appearances in The Phantom Tollbooth, Adam-12, The Untouchables, Family Affair, The Monkees, Shazam!, My Three Sons, The Simpsons (voicing himself!), and many many more.

Butch has been a staple at events for years and is extremely friendly to fans. Be sure to stop by his table in the guest section to say hi. Will he have Woof-Woof with him? Come and see!

Butch Patrick’s appearance at Retro Con is being sponsored by Monkee Mania Radio! Celebrating the music of The Monkees and so much more. We thank Jodi Ritzen very much for her generosity in bringing Butch to Retro Con! 

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Meet Claudia Wells at Retro Con 2022!

July 29, 2022 Leave a comment

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“While you were outside pouting over the car, Jennifer Parker called you twice.”

Please welcome Claudia Wells as guest for Retro Con 2022, September 24th & 25th at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA!

Claudia’s starring role as Jennifer Parker, Marty McFly’s supportive high school sweetheart in the massive 1985 hit film BACK TO THE FUTURE, forever put her in movie history as part of one of the greatest films of all time! That’s the POWER of love!

While personal obligations prevented her from taking part in the BTTF sequels, Claudia later had the chance to reprise her role as the voice of Jennifer in the Back to the Future video game by Telltale Games (2010), and she’s taken part in several BTTF documentaries over the years. Claudia is also the longtime owner and operator of the clothing store ‘Armani Wells’ in Los Angeles.

Claudia is very spirited and loves Back to the Future and fans of the series! So please visit her table in the guest section to say hi and to get your autographs/photo ops. She’ll be right next to the DeLorean time machine! All prices will be up on the website very soon.

Follow Claudia Online!

Website: https://www.claudiawells.com/

Facebook: facebook.com/TheClaudiaWells

Twitter: twitter.com/TheClaudiaWells

Instagram: instagram.com/theclaudiawells/

Retro Con Costume Contests!

July 28, 2022 Leave a comment

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What’s better than one costume contest? TWO costume contests, obviously!

Join us Saturday at 1:15pm at Retro Con for the “Ages 14 and Up” costume contest, and then again on Sunday at 12:15pm for the “Ages 13 and Under” costume contest! Both hosted by our good friend Eric “The Smoke” Moran, a one man costume army!

Both contests will be held in the panel area at the show, with individuals and small groups welcome to participate. Preregistering for the contests is not necessary and there are no sign-up fees, though we do suggest entrants please arrive outside the panel area for line-up in the minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Top prize on Saturday is $150 in cash, with Skelly awards for our 3 winners. Top prize on Sunday is $100 in cash, and a box of toys for all participants to choose from after the contest is over.

We love having costume contests and we love seeing all the imaginative ideas you bring to the show every year. What we DON’T love is to waste your time with long drawn-out contests. We always do our best to keep our contests moving at a brisk pace, so you can get back to enjoying the rest of the event and make the most of your time at Retro Con!

Win Free Stuff at the Retro Con 2022 Trivia Contest!

July 8, 2022 Leave a comment

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Don’t miss the Retro Con 2022 Trivia Contest, hosted by The Breaux Show!!
We’ve got some great stuff ready to be won this year, including a G1 Soundwave reissue, vintage He-Man cake pan (“Now is time for cake!”), a Star Wars logo light, geek related plushes, PEZ dispensers, LEGO Dimension sets, Hot Wheels, the omnipresent Funko Pops, and a whole lot more!

The contest is free to take part in and requires no sign-ups. Simply visit the panel area during the contest to participate, tentatively set for 11:15am on Sunday September 25th. We’ll reveal each item one at a time, then ask a trivia question related to it. Directly after we’ll 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. No Googling allowed!

Please come win our stuff. No, seriously! We’re running out of room at home!!

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