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September 26, 2018 Leave a comment

 

It is with deep sadness we must report, that due to a recent non-life-threatening injury, Melendy Britt will no longer be able to join us for Retro Con 2018.

We know many of you were looking forward to meeting her, ourselves included, and for this we are truly sorry. But she must defer to her doctor’s orders. We wish Melendy a very speedy recovery!

If the stars align right, we promise to try to get Melendy the show next year. Again, we are extremely sorry for her cancellation.

But we have some good news as well- We have a pinch hitter stepping in to take over Melendy’s spot at the show! We will announce as soon as the contract is finalized, but she is new to our show and is the voice of two VERY notable characters!

Stay Tuned!!

Categories: Guests

Retro Con 2018 Show & Panel Schedule

September 20, 2018 Leave a comment

Saturday October 13th, 2018

 

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

10:00am: Show Opens to General Public

10:30am: Panel- Action Figure Junkies with Guest Tim Clarke  (Panel area)

11:15am: Panel- Mr. Lobo and OSI 74 (Panel Area)

12:15pm: Trivia Contest Hosted by The Breaux Show (Panel Area)

1:00pm: Raffle Session 1

– Unofficial Guide to MOTU Classics Book (donated by Rod Pellegrini)/Giant Man-At-Arms Figure

– Ghostbusters Spirit Halloween Proton Pack

– Mattel Lion-O figure signed by Larry Kenney

1:15pm: Retro Con’s Totally Tubular T-shirt Contest (Panel Area)

2:00pm:  Costume Contest, 14 and Older! Hosted by Eric “The Smoke” Moran (Panel Area)

3:15pm: Panel- “Pixel Dan” Eardley (Panel Area)

4:00pm: Panel- Voice Actors: Bj Ward & Samantha Newark (Panel Area)

4:45pm: Raffle Session #2

– Playmates Voltron Figure Set

– Masterpiece Grimlock/Optimus Prime & Harley Quinn Prizes Pack (donated by Hoaster Gebhard & Co. Insurance)

– NECA San Diego Comic Con TMNT Movie Set

6:00pm: Show Closes

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Sunday October 14th, 2018

 

9:00am: Show Opens

10:30am: Name that Tune! w/ The Game Guyz (Panel Area)

11:00am: Karaoke Contest Sign-Ups (at Table in Guest Section)

11:15am: Panel- Voice Actor Leaders- Gregg Berger and Garry Chalk! (Panel Area)

12:00pm: Raffle Session #1

– Playmobil Ghostbusters Ectomobile & Firehouse

– Giant MOTU Beast Man & Stratos (donated by Action Figure Junkies)

– Titans Return Fortress Maximus

12:00pm to 3pm: James Rolfe/AVGN signing (Guest Section)

12:15pm: Kids Costume Contest, 13 and under! (Panel Area)

1:00pm: Retro Con’s Truly Truly Truly Outrageous Karaoke Contest hosted by Nagi Oki!

2:15pm: Panel- Sgt Slaughter (Panel Area)

3:00pm: Raffle Session #2

– Spirit Halloween Ghostbusters Ghost Trap

– LEGO Death Star set

– LEGO Voltron set

3:15pm: Panel- James Rolfe/Angry Video Game Nerd (Panel Area)

4:00pm: Show Closes

Categories: Conventions, Panels, Schedule

Retro Con’s Totally Tubular T-Shirt Contest!

September 7, 2018 Leave a comment

 

One of our favorite parts of putting on Retro Con is seeing all the unique retro-related T-shirts that attendees wear around the show floor… so this year we’ve decided to turn it into a brand new contest!

 

 

Hosted by our good friend Michael Breaux of The Breaux Show, Retro Con’s Totally Tubular T-shirt Contest will be held on Saturday at the show! 

 

**Contest Rules**

 

1: No water will be involved. ;P

2. The contest is open to anyone at Retro Con wearing a t-shirt with a retro-oriented logo or print on it (early 90’s properties or older). Examples include: movies, cartoons, comics, tv shows, toy lines, company logos, mascots, music bands, and more!

3. There are no sign-ups needed. Interested contestant can line up outside of the panel area prior to the contest start time. (Start time to be determined soon!)

4. T-Shirts can be vintage, new, or custom-made. But bonus points will be given to t-shirts that are vintage or custom!

5. Only actual t-shirts can be entered.  Sorry, sweatshirts, jackets, snuggies, jerseys, hoodies, long-sleeve shirts, etc., will NOT be allowed.

6. The Retro Con t-shirt contest is a family-friendly event! Tees with overly sexualized imagery or crude language will not be allowed. We must also insist that your t-shirt be reasonably sized to your body type.  

7. We’ll allow a small group to enter as one contestant if they have t-shirts associated with each other.

8. The contest will be slated for about 30 minutes. Host Michael Breaux and friends will ask questions to the contestants on-hand, after which they will pick approximately 10 entrants to be finalists.

9. After our Finalists are picked, they will be asked to go to the front of the Panel area. An additional round of questions, along with some audience participation, will determine our 3 winners!

 


 

Examples of questions:

– How old is your shirt?

– Why did you pick this particular t-shirt to wear?

– Is there a special meaning behind the design/character/show/etc. to you?

-Is there an interesting story about how you got this shirt?

 


 

Winners will get the following…

 

First Place Prize:  Super Nintendo Classic Edition!

Second Place Prize:  Hasbro Masterpiece Bumblebee!

Third Place Prize:  $35 80sTees.com gift card! (Donated by The Breaux Show!)

 

 

So break out your Saturday best for Retro Con! Maybe you’ll win a cool prize! 🙂

Categories: Contest

Free Pin for MOTU/ThunderCats/Jem Costumers at Retro Con 2018!

August 26, 2018 Leave a comment

 

Planning to wear a He-Man, ThunderCats, or Jem related costume to Retro Con? Stop by the raffle table up front! We’ll give you a complimentary 2.25″ pin! 

 

 

 

These are custom made by us, and we’ll give these out to MOTU/ThunderCats/Jem costumers (heroes and villains) while supplies last! Just a token of our appreciation for helping add to the atmosphere of the show. 🙂

Meet Sgt. Slaughter at Retro Con 2018!

August 23, 2018 Leave a comment

 

We welcome back to Retro Con a true living legend: The one and only Sgt. Slaughter!

 

 

A wrestler for over 40 years, Sgt. Slaughter became a household name when he joined the WWF in the early 1980s with his signature “Cobra Clutch” move. Inspired by the Sarge’s drill instructor persona and wild popularity, Hasbro decided to incorporate the Sarge into their GI Joe: A Real American Hero toy line, comic, and animated series in 1985! Voicing himself, his cartoon debut was in the Season 2 Arise Serpentor Arise mini series, where we learn the Sarge is one of the GI Joe team’s greatest warriors and trainers. The character is easily a fan-favorite and is still regularly talked about by Joe fans to this day.

 

Sgt. Slaughter will be at the show all weekend for autograph and photo ops. We’ll have his prices up on the website very soon. Come to Retro Con and meet one of the true icons of pop culture!! 

 

Free Play Arcade at Retro Con 2018!

August 16, 2018 Leave a comment

 

The Retro Con Free Play arcade will return for 2018!!

 

 

The Game Is Afoot Arcade will once again be bringing their arcade machines to the show! They’ll have more than a dozen cabinets on the show floor.  Some will be vintage machines, and some will be ‘Multicades’ with 1000’s of games to choose from. Something for everyone to enjoy!

So when you’re all shopped out at the show, drop off those bags at the car and then stop by our arcade section for some retro gaming action!!

Retro Con’s Truly Outrageous Karaoke Contest!

August 10, 2018 Leave a comment

Karaoke New Char1e

 

Always a favorite, Retro Con’s Truly Outrageous Karaoke Contest will be back for Retro Con 2018!

But this year we’re getting TRULY TRULY TRULY Outrageous with the inclusion of Samantha Newark to our judge line-up!

 

 

Hosted once again by our good friend Nagi Oki, the Karaoke contest will be held on SUNDAY at the show (sign-up and competition times will *be determined soon*!). We will make an announcement over the PA system when we are ready to accept entrants. Depending how strong interest is, we may have to institute a lottery-type system to pick our 15 contestants. There are no sign-up fees or age restrictions.

We will have a wide variety of 80’s (and some early 90’s) classics to choose from. Most will have on-screen lyrics to follow along with, but we will also be supplementing these with a few geek-related favorites that will have a *lyrics sheet only*. Consider these “extra credit” choices! 

The full list of song choices can be found HERE!

 

 

The contest rules are as follows:

 

#1. No staff or volunteers may enter.
#2. Singing in costume is allowed, but will not affect the judges’ scoring.
#3. No skits are allowed. Dancing in place however is just fine (and encouraged).
#4. Solo artists only, please. No duets/trios/etc.
#5. Songs will be picked on a first-come, first-served basis. Songs will not be held for specific contestants. Also, outside music will not be allowed.
#6. No instruments will be allowed.
#7. All contestants must arrive at the panel/event room *15 minutes* prior to showtime for check-in and singing order assignment. If you are not present at this time, you may have to forfeit your place.
#8. Please no heckling from the audience or other contestants. Anyone found to be disorderly will be asked to leave the panel area.

#9. You MUST rock.

 

Prizes For 2018! 

 

First Place: Sealed in Box Marvel Legends Infinity Gauntlet!

 

 

Second Place: A sealed NES Classic Edition!

 

 

Third Place: Pop Culture Prize Pack!

 

 

 So consider signing up and channeling your inner 80’s rocker or one-hit wonder! And if you don’t fancy yourself a singer, stop by and cheer on from the audience!!