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Greg Evigan is Coming to Retro Con 2023!

March 11, 2023 Leave a comment

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Retro Con 2023 keeps on truckin’! Please welcome to our guest list actor Greg Evigan!!

Greg is best known for his starring role in the endearing 70’s/80’s tv show B.J. and the Bear! Greg played Billie Joe McKay, freelance trucker traveling the highways in his red and white Kenworth K-100 Aerodyne with his chimpanzee sidekick and best friend ‘Bear’. A mix of action and comedy, the Glen A. Larson created show is still popular and fondly remembered to this day, despite the series never being released on official DVD or playing on streaming services/classic tv networks (possibly due to the masters being lost).

Greg moved on to another hit show in the late 80’s, playing Joey Harris for three seasons on the sitcom My Two Dads, co-starring Paul Reiser and Staci Keanan! He also starred as lead character Jake Cardigan in the 90’s sci-fi movie/tv series TekWar, based on the book series of the same name! The series was co-written by William Shatner, who was also featured on the show.

Greg has enjoyed success as a singer, songwriter, and musician as well. You can even hear his voice as the male vocals on the BJ and the Bear theme song! “♫ New dreams and better scenes, and best of all I don’t pay property tax!♪” (Aaaand now we have the song stuck in our head.)

Meet the amazing Greg Evigan at Retro Con 2023, September 9th & 10th in Oaks, Pennsylvania! 

Win a HabLab Proton Pack at Retro Con 2023!

March 2, 2023 Leave a comment

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Yes, the proton pack IS a toy!

Just added to our show raffle is the recently released HasLab Ghostbusters Proton Pack, brand new in (very large) box! The talk of the town in recent months, this is one cool toy of Gozer-level proportions! It’s full 1:1 scale with detailing based on the Spengler pack seen in Ghostbusters Afterlife, has a hefty weight, authentic lights and sounds, a rumble motor, is wearable right out of the box, and designed to be “modder” friendly. Too hot to handle! Too cold to hold!

The HasLab proton pack didn’t come bundled with a neutrona wand, so we’re throwing one in! It integrates with the pack via an included connector cable, giving you the power to heat it up! “Do…” “Re…” “Egooonnn!”

The original retail price on this bundle was $525, but is now going for $800+ on the aftermarket. One lucky winner at the show will take it home! “I love this plan! I’m excited to be a part of it! Let’s do it!”

Retro Con 2023 Weekend Tickets Now Available!

February 17, 2023 Leave a comment

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Weekend tickets for Retro Con 2023 are now available for purchase!

Retro Con keeps it simple. If you can only come to the show on Saturday or Sunday, you can buy your ticket right at the door. Kids 12 and under get in for free with paying adult. We’re opening additional cash lines for Saturday morning to help keep ahead of the crowd this year.

If you would like a weekend ticket however, they can be purchased in advance at the link below. A weekend ticket gets you a slick Retro Con attendee badge with lanyard, and raffle tickets for Saturday and Sunday! Also, we start checking in weekend ticket holders at 9am on Saturday, an hour before General Admission begins. So consider this your “Earlybird” pass!

Can you buy a weekend ticket even if you only plan to attend the show one day? Absolutely! Many people buy the weekend pass simply for the badge and to get into the show early on Saturday.

Buy your Retro Con 2023 Weekend tickets here:

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Meet Flash Gordon himself, Sam J. Jones, at Retro Con 2023!

February 10, 2023 Leave a comment

“What do you mean ‘Flash Gordon approaching’… ?”

He’s a miracle, king of the impossible, and he’s coming to Oaks, Pennsylvania this September! We’re excited to announce Sam J. Jones will be joining our guest list for Retro Con 2023!!

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Sam is of course best known for playing the title role in the awesomely over-the-top 80’s sci-fi classic Flash Gordon! While the movie failed to make a big splash at the box office in its original run, it has since gone on to celebrated cult status with its campy tone, eccentric characters, flamboyant costumes and sets, not to mention an immersive and hard-pumping soundtrack by legendary rock group Queen! This is one of those movies the Retro Con household can never pass up when it’s on!

In the years following Flash Gordon, Sam also starred in the Glen A. Larson sci-fi series ‘The Highwayman’ (remember Jacko?), The Spirit (1987), and played bounty hunter Aris Boch on Stargate SG-1. Sam also had notable appearances as a spoofed version of himself in the offbeat ‘Ted’ movies! “We are gonna party like the 80’s.”

Sam was even the subject of his very own documentary called “Life After Flash” in 2017! Partly chronicling the making of and staying power of the Flash Gordon movie, the doc mainly focuses on Sam’s life during the film’s production, and his struggles and successes in the decades that followed.

Sam Jones will be at the show all weekend, so stop by his table in guest row for autographs and photo ops! He’ll also be taking part in a Q&A at the show. Be sure to thank him for saving every one of us!

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Retro Con 2023- Coming September 9th & 10th!

January 26, 2023 Leave a comment

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Often imitated, never duplicated- The original Retro Con will be back in 2023!

Show dates are September 9th and 10th. We’re still at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks PA, but this year we’re going BIG! We’re moving to *Hall A*, giving us a new 67,000 square foot show floor to play with. So much room for retro activities!!

You can now expect 285+ tables of retro collectibles for sale, including such toy and action figure favorites as Transformers, GI Joe, Masters of the Universe, TMNT, ThunderCats, Star Wars, MASK, Battle Beasts, MUSCLE, and many more! Also video games, comics, LEGO, wrestling figures, diecast, playsets, model kits, 2D/3D art, board games, trading cards, physical media, and much more. If you’re a collector, we’re the yearly show you don’t want to miss!

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.

Even with the new larger hall, we’re still committed to being a reasonably priced show. We’re $20 at the door on Saturday, $18 at the door on Sunday, or $30 for an advance weekend pass. Kids 12 and under get into Retro Con for FREE with paying adult, and vehicle parking is also free at the expo center!

So let’s get retroactive! We have a new hall and we’d love to fill it with attendees. So if you’ve been to the show in the past and enjoyed it, please consider sharing our event with friends and family!

Keep watching, we’re cooking up some great stuff for 2023!!


**Buy Retro Con Weekend Tickets HERE!**


**Vendor Table Info Can Be Found HERE!**




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Thanks From Retro Con!

October 10, 2022 Leave a comment

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It’s been two weeks since Retro Con 2022, so I guess we’re overdue for a post show wrap-up!

First off, we wanted to say we’re sorry to anyone caught up in MEGA LINE early on Saturday. We hadn’t expected such a large crowd so early on, and we were ill-prepared for it. We thank you for your patience though, and for not judging us too harshly. If we keep going with the show and are fortunate to have a crowd like this again, we already have ideas in mind on how to improve our system and get people onto the floor faster (both at the door and Pre-Reg). A big shout-out to our Star Wars friends at Garrison Carida for going outside to entertain the crowd while we got our [wits] together!

Overall though, Retro Con’s 10th anniversary show was a smashing success! We had our largest attendance ever, and we really felt the energy and enthusiasm throughout the hall this year. The vendors were hopping, costumes were back in full effect, and the panels and contests were all widely attended. We were happy to see new faces at the show in addition to longtime supporters. Even though we attract people of all ages, we like to think everyone gels together very well at Retro Con. That’s the difference a “grassroots” show can make.

We’d like to thank everyone that supported the show by purchasing a ticket, all our super-friendly guests for the year, anyone that came to the show dressed in costume, all the awesome car owners and the costume groups, the Cybertronic Spree band for rocking the place, our A/V tech for the year Tom Dalton, the Game is Afoot Arcade, the various agencies that helped with our guest list, sponsors Cool 98.5 FM and Tommy & The Order of Cosmic Champions, Arnold’s Family Fun Center, and the Greater Philly Expo Center for having us!

And as always, our biggest shout-out goes out to our staff and volunteers, the true backbone of the show! When things go “off script”, we’re not always sure how to respond. But our friends at the show always bring a fresh set of eyes to the situation, and offer solutions we never would have thought of. Their help is immeasurable and indispensable.

Our staff and volunteers for 2022 included Denise Albright, Mike Breaux, Kevin Jones, Nagi Oki, Nate Kiphorn, Nick Govosdian, Jack Doud, TJ Becker, Jim Cannon, Anthony Kyzer, Trick Treat, Dean Plakus, Tim Plakus, Greg Hammaker, Matt March, Courtney March, Kyle Williamson, Brandon Wassmer, Joe Fiore, Wayne Kline, Candice Santora, Rob Brand, Nancy Squartino, Allie Squartino, Logan Moran, Mike Townsend, Zach Townsend, Stephen Wang, Renee Devlin, Connie Smeriglio, Linda Marquis, Nikki Ashley, Amanda Parker, Rachel Coppersmith, Paul Sutt, and Jamie Sutt. Sincerely, thank you for everything.

Retro Con signing off!!

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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


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 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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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!