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Meet Robbie Rist at Retro Con 2019!

July 10, 2019 Leave a comment

 

“God, I love being a turtle!!!”

Please welcome actor Robbie Rist to Retro Con 2019!

 

 

An actor of more than 45 years, Robbie’s most prominent role is voicing the high-spirited Michaelangelo in the 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies! Playing the energetic character in all 3 movies, Robbie has some of the most quotable lines in the series. “Pizza dude’s got 30 seconds…”, “Ohh, a fellow ‘chucker, eh?”, and of course the classic “Wise man say: Forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza.”

 

 

Robbie also played genius teenager “Whiz” in the hit 80’s Saturday morning tv show Kidd Video! A hybrid of animation and live-action, Robbie not only voiced the character, but also acted in the live-action segments of the show, and performed the music videos with the rest of the main cast.

 

 

Other notable animation roles of Robbie include Choji Akimichi in the popular anime series Naruto, ‘Iggy’ in Initial D, sled dog Star in Balto, Stuffy in Doc McStuffins, Tricerashot in Transformers: Robots in Disguise, and (returning to the franchise) Mondo Gekko in 2012’s TMNT series. And of special note to Angry Video Game Nerd fans, Robbie voiced the “ET”-esque alien creature in the AVGN live-action movie!

 

 

Being an actor since he was 8 years old, Robbie can also be seen in live-action productions across 5 decades, such as the Brady Bunch (as Cousin Oliver), What’s Happening, The Bionic Woman, CHiPs, Knight Rider, Iron Eagle, and in Sharknado as Robbie the Bus Driver (he also co-wrote and performed the Sharknado theme song).

Robbie will be at the show both days, so catch him in the guest section on the show floor! He’ll also be part of a Q&A at the show (day and time to be determined soon).

Join Toy Galaxy at Retro Con!

June 24, 2019 Leave a comment

 

 

We welcome popular youtube channel Toy Galaxy and its host Dan Larson to Retro Con 2019!

 

Toy Galaxy describes itself as “Toy news, previews and reviews- wrapped up in a tasty little ball of entertainment and humor”!

With a viewing audience of nearly 140,000 subscribers, their weekly videos on youtube cover everything from Marvel Legends, Star Wars, Transformers, He-Man, GI Joe, and many other classic cartoons and shows from the 80’s, 90’s and today. They also have other features such as their popular ‘History of’ videos, plus toy haul videos, Oddities and Video Essays, and much more. If you’re into action figures and cartoons, Toy Galaxy surely has something for you! 

Toy Galaxy will be at the show both days, and will have a booth in the guest section where they’ll be meeting with fans of the channel and selling channel merchandise. They’ll also be taking part in a Q&A/presentation in the panel area! (day and time to be determined soon).

 

Follow Toy Galaxy Online!

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/toygalaxytv

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ToyGalaxyTV

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

 

 

 

Win Free Stuff at the Retro Con 2019 Trivia Contest!

June 18, 2019 Leave a comment

 

Show off your knowledge of retro and win cool prizes at Retro Con’s annual trivia contest!

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!

Prizes include such items at Funko POPs, Transformers, Star Wars figures, geeky plushes, diecast cars and ships, LEGO sets, miniature arcade games, and much more!

 

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

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Meet David Kaye at Retro Con 2019!

May 30, 2019 Leave a comment


“Yeeeesss!”

We welcome David Kaye to our guest list for Retro Con 2019!

 

 

An award-winning actor with nearly 30 years of experience in movies and television, David is best known for voicing devious Predacon leader ‘Megatron’ on the fan-acclaimed Transformers series Beast Wars! He played the tyrannical T-Rex (and later dragon) through three seasons of the popular show, as well as its follow-up series Beast Machines, and would go on to voice a different Megatron through the mid-2000s Unicron Trilogy.

He had the chance to play the hero as well! He voiced Autobot leader Optimus Prime in the late 2000’s Transformers Animated series. The show was extremely popular with fans at the time of release and is still held in high regard today. He also voiced Grimlock, Lugnut and Cliffjumper on the show.

David is also the voice of brainy robot Clank in the long-going Ratchet & Clank video game series! And for anime fans, he is the english dub actor of Sesshomaru from the early 2000’s anime InuYasha, as well as family patriarch Soun Tendo on the classic anime Ranma 1/2!

Other notable roles of David’s include General Hawk on DiC’s GI Joe, Professor X on X-Men Evolution, Draconis on Exosquad, Recoome on Dragon Ball Z, the Narrator on Kingdom Hearts III, and is the current announcer on ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’! He can be seen in live-action media as well, such as Battlestar Galactica (2004), Happy Gilmore, Sliders and X-Files!

 

Follow David Online!

 

Main Website: https://www.davidkaye.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dkayevo

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

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

 

Cybertronic Spree Concert Tickets Now Available!

April 11, 2019 Leave a comment

Retro Con presents… The Cybertronic Spree!

 

 

Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE for the Cybertronic Spree concert, happening Saturday night September 14th 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 for concert check-in

 

Purchase tickets via Paypal 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 concert 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/2019/03/14/the-cybertronic-spree-returns-for-retro-con-2019/

 

 

Meet James Rolfe AKA the Angry Video Game Nerd at Retro Con 2019!

April 9, 2019 Leave a comment

**Appearing Sunday Only!**

 

 

He’s been with us since our very first show in 2012, and we’re pleased to report that James Rolfe will be returning for Retro Con 2019!

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 special effect elements. The show has been in production for 14 years and still going strong!

Other programs on the Cinemassacre channel include Rental Reviews, James & Mike Mondays, Board James, You Know What’s Bulls#!t?, and literally hundreds of movie reviews of films spanning from the early 1900’s to present day!

Check out his team’s work over at Cinemassacre youtube page:

https://www.youtube.com/user/JamesNintendoNerd/

 

**James will be appearing at Retro Con on SUNDAY ONLY. He will be holding a 3 hour signing session, followed by a Q&A. Times will be determined soon!**

Meet Twiki and Cousin Itt Actor Felix Silla at Retro Con 2019!

March 22, 2019 Leave a comment

 

Our 40th anniversary celebration of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century continues as we bring another of its stars to Retro Con: Actor Felix Silla!

 

 

Felix played Buck Rogers’ trusty ambuquad “Twiki” in nearly all 32 episodes of the classic 70’s TV series which ran from 1979 to 1981. Through Felix’s emoting in the costume, and voice characterizations by the legendary Mel Blanc, the feisty character Twiki has made his indelible mark on pop culture!   

 

“Biddi biddi biddi, what’s up, Buck?”

 

Felix has also had many other notable roles in his career of more than 50 years. He played the “hair follicle-enriched” Cousin Itt in the classic tv series The Addams Family, was one of the “Dinks” in Spaceballs, played Lucifer in the original Battlestar Galactica series, played/stunt performed the hang gliding ewoks in Return of the Jedi, and was also the peculiar space alien “Meathead” in Meatballs Part II!

 

 

Read more about Felix at his official website!

http://www.felixsilla.com/