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Meet Buck Rogers Star Gil Gerard at Retro Con 2019!

February 13, 2019 Leave a comment

 

 

“The year is 1987, and NASA launches the last of America’s deep space probes. In a freak mishap, Ranger 3 and its pilot, Captain William ‘Buck’ Rogers, are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which freezes his life support systems, and returns Buck Rogers to Earth FIVE HUNDRED years later…” 

 

2019 marks the 40 year anniversary of the classic sci-fi tv series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and we’re happy to help celebrate the occasion by bringing its lead star to Retro Con:  Actor Gil Gerard!

 

Gil starred in all 37 episodes of the hit series made by Universal Studios, which ran from 1979 to 1981 and still holds a devoted fanbase to this day. With reruns currently being shown on MeTV, viewers are discovering (and re-discovering) this sci-fi gem from a simpler time. We’re excited for this opportunity to bring Mr. Gerard to Retro Con!

 

Gil will be at the show both Saturday and Sunday for autograph and photo ops (prices will be listed as we get closer to show time). He’ll also have an on-site authentication rep at the show if you’re interested in getting your autograph certified. 

 

Gil will also be selling a wide variety of Buck Rogers merchandise at his booth, including some very cool Buck Rogers commemorative pins and more. But why wait? Please check out the store on Gil’s main website to purchase merchandise right now! (click the store tab up top)

Main Website: http://www.gilgerard.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Voice of She-Ra, Melendy Britt, at Retro Con 2019!

January 16, 2019 Leave a comment

 

Though we were saddened to announce her cancellation for our show last year, we are pleased to re-add her to our guest list for this year: Please welcome Melendy Britt to Retro Con 2019!!

Melendy is best known for giving voice to one of the most iconic and empowered female characters of the 1980’s: 

She-Ra, Princess of Power!! 

 

 

  Adora was originally a captain in the army of the Horde, a sinister group that rules over planet Etheria. Adora later discovers she is the long lost twin sister of Prince Adam of Eternia (aka He-Man), having been kidnapped as a baby by the Horde’s leader Hordak.

Renouncing her allegiance to the Horde and now vowing to defend Etheria, Princess Adora is granted the Sword of Protection. This gains her the power to transform into… She-Ra!

 

“For the Honor of Grayskull… I am She-Ra!”

 

Melendy voiced the character of She-Ra/Princess Adora throughout the show’s entire 93 episode run, plus TV specials. She also voiced other characters on the show such as Castaspella, Mermista, Catra, Octavia, and more!

 

 

You may have heard Melendy in other cartoons as well, such as G1 Transformers, Plastic Man, The New Adventures of Batman, Flash Gordon, and Avatar: The Last Airbender!

 

 

Follow Melendy On-line!

Main Website:  http://www.melendybritt.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SheRa.MelendyBritt/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/shera.melendybritt/

Meet Dan Gilvezan at Retro Con 2019!

December 19, 2018 Leave a comment

 

With new Spider-Man and Bumblebee movies currently hitting theaters, it’s the perfect time to welcome our first guest for Retro Con 2019: Dan Gilvezan!

 

 

An actor for nearly 40 years, Dan is probably best known in the retro realm as the voice of the original Bumblebee on G1 Transformers! Dan voiced the small but audacious Autobot in nearly 45 episodes of the original G1 cartoon, as well as the 1986 feature film, and more recently in the Transformers: Devastation video game (2015)! The character has been a fan-favorite through numerous incarnations of the Transformers fiction and toy line since his debut.  

 

“The least likely can be the most dangerous.”

 

And not to be upstaged by a Volkswagen, Dan has another huge role for retro fans: Spider-Man!! Dan voiced the webslinger (as well as alter ego Peter Parker) throughout 24 episodes of NBC’s Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Saturday morning cartoon show! Though the show didn’t have a long episode run, it made its mark as one of the most remembered versions of Spider-Man to date, due to excellent voice acting and the rapport between characters Spidey, Iceman, and Firestar! 

 

“Spider Friends: GO FOR IT!!”

 

Dan also voiced other Transformers characters in the G1 series such as Hotspot, Outback, Scamper, Snapdragon, and Goldbug (the rebuilt version of Bumblebee). Other animation roles include Prince Dargon on Sectaurs, Slip Stream on GI Joe, Sean Harrison on Jem, and Cooler on Pound Puppies. Dan was also the onscreen spokesperson for west coast-based restaurant chain Jack in the Box from 1981 to 1986!

 

 

 

Dan is also an author! Dan has written an eclectic assortment of books over the past decade, all available on Amazon. One book of note is Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer! The book details Dan’s years of recording for the G1 Transformers cartoon series and animated movie, and gives insight into the process of voice acting and his interactions with fellow voice actors of the era. Dan will have the book for sale at his table at Retro Con. It’s a fantastic read for any Transformers fan, and the cover art was done by Retro Con’s very own Rosemary Ward Tuski! 😉

 

 

Dan will be at the show all weekend, so stop by his table in the guest section to meet the voice of your childhood!!

 

 

Retro Con 2019 – Coming September 14th and 15th!

December 6, 2018 Leave a comment

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Buy a Weekend Ticket: retrocons.com/purchase-retro-con-tickets/

CONTACT US Email: screamers@retroscreamers.com

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

Our 2019 Facebook Event Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1005625159644437/

 

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Thank You From Retro Con!

October 17, 2018 Leave a comment

 

Retro Con 2018 is in the books and we would like to express our utmost thanks to everyone that attended! We realize we don’t necessarily have the mainstream appeal of comic cons, or the party atmosphere of other conventions, but we like to think Retro Con attracts a very sincere and “grassroots” audience. We’re proud to host a convention where everyone checks their ego at the door and are there simply for their love of retro culture. We wouldn’t want it any other way.

We would like to thank all of our spirited attendees, our awesome vendors, all of our wonderful guests, everyone that helped add to the show’s atmoshere by dressing in costume, the press and news outlets that covered the show, the car owners and costume groups, the Cybertronic Spree for proving the sequel can be better than the original, everyone that helped run events in the panel area, the Game is Afoot Arcade, our A/V tech for the year Tom Dalton, Candice Santora for sponsoring Garry Chalk’s appearance, Arnold’s Family Fun Center, and the Greater Philly Expo Center for having us!

And of course our biggest thanks goes to our staff and volunteers! As usual, without them the show literally could not happen, and we appreciate their invaluable dedication and sacrifice every year.

Our staff and volunteers this year include Tom Jacobs, Wayne Kline, Greg Boyle, Anthony Kyzer, Chris Scheetz, Charles Piner, Nick Govosdian, Logan Moran, Mike Breaux, Tim Plakas, Dean Plakas, Mike Colasanti, Nate Kipphorn, Kyle Williamson, Kevin Jones, Erica Lindsey, Jim Cannon, Mike Townsend, Zach Townsend, Joe Fiore, Matt & Courtney March, Greg Hammaker, Trick Treat, Nagi Oki, Rob Brand, Leslie AuFancy, Wendy Wassmer, Brandon Wassmer, Jack Doud, TJ Becker, Gary Lane, Kristy Sproul, Denise Marie, and Candice Santora. You guys are the best!!

Once again, thank you to everyone that attended or supported the show!

Sincerely,   Tony & Rose

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Retro Con 2018 Preregistrant Cut-Off is October 9th!!

September 30, 2018 Leave a comment

 

There are just NINE DAYS left to pre-purchase weekend tickets to Retro Con 2018!!

Perks of being a weekend ticket holder include early access to the vendor hall on Saturday (9am), a complimentary Retro Con 2018 pin, a laminated RC badge with lanyard, and a savings of $10 versus buying at the door each day!

Preregister for Retro Con 2018 here:

Can’t attend Retro Con all weekend? No worries! Passes will also be sold at the door each day! We can accept CASH ONLY at the show, but there are ATMs in the lobby for your convenience.

We hope to see you at the show!

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Meet B.J. Ward at Retro Con 2018!

September 27, 2018 Leave a comment

 

Although we are very saddened by the unfortunate cancellation of Melendy Britt, we have another very talented individual stepping up to take her place at the show: Actress B.J. Ward!

 

 

B.J. is an actress and singer known for several very popular characters in the retro realm. Two of her stand-out roles include fiery Counter Intelligence agent “Scarlett” on Marvel/Sunbow’s GI Joe cartoon series, and the noble Princess Allura on the original Voltron!

You may also have heard B.J. as Wonder Woman in the The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians series from 1985, Small Foot on Challenge of the GoBots, the plotting Witch Haggar on Voltron, Sincia on Saber Rider & the Star Sheriffs, Betty Rubble in various Flintstones productions from the 80’s to the early 2000’s, several characters on the original My Little Pony cartoon, and she also voiced brainy Velma Dinkley in several Scooby Doo animated movies from the late 90’s and early 2000’s!

B.J. does NOT attend many conventions these days, so don’t miss this rare chance to meet her!!

A big thank you to B.J. for agreeing to attend Retro Con on such short notice, and also a special thanks to the fine folks over at Celebworx for their exceptional work in making this appearance possible!

Check out B.J.’s huge body of work on imdb!

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0911389/

 

Categories: G.I. Joe, Guests, Voltron