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Donate to Toys For Tots at Retro Con!

September 6, 2017 Leave a comment

 

We mostly hold Retro Con for fun, but it’s always nice to be able to help out charitable causes as well! We’ve contacted our good friends over at Garrison Carida, and they have kindly agreed to host a toy drive at the show! We feel this is a perfect fit for Retro Con.

Please bring your *new and unwrapped* toy donations to Retro Con, where the Garrison Carida table will have bins on hand to place them in. All donations will go to the Toys For Tots foundation, who have been delivering toys to less fortunate children for nearly 70 years.

We thank Carida for hosting this event at the show, and for always adding to the show’s atmosphere with their amazing costumes and camaraderie!

May the Force of generosity be with you!

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Free Pack of A-Team Cards with Van Photo Op Purchase!

August 30, 2017 Leave a comment

 

While supplies last, we’re giving a FREE pack of vintage A-Team trading cards to anyone who buys a photo op with the A-Team van!! We just pity the poor fool that eats the bubblegum…

 

Photo ops with or in the van (on your own camera or phone) are only $5 for a group up to 4 people!

Have an A-team related costume? Wear it to Retro Con! We’re offering a FREE photo op with the van for anyone in an A-Team outfit!! This promotion does not extend to photo ops with Dwight Schultz and Dirk Benedict with the van, however.

 

A big thanks to Nick Govosdian for donating these card packs to the show!

The Rad Years Podcast Live at Retro Con (special guests The Cybertronic Spree!)

August 25, 2017 Leave a comment

 

We welcome The Rad Years Podcast to Retro Con 2017! 

 

A podcast devoted to the nostalgic 80’s and 90’s, the Rad Years will be recording a Live show at Retro Con 2017! Join the fun on Saturday, October 14th as they commandeer our panel area to reminisce about their favorite retro memories!

They’ll also have very special guests joining them: The Cybertronic Spree!

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Before rocking the house at Arnold’s Family Fun Center on Saturday night, the heavy metal band from Cybertron will be at Retro Con early in the day and will be stopping by the podcast for an interview. They’ll also be hosting a live screening of their newest music video: Cybertronic Warrior!

Don’t miss the fun from 10:30am to 11:30am on Saturday, October 14th!!

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The Rad Years Podcast: https://radyears.com/

The Cybertronic Spree: http://rock.thecybertronicspree.com/

Purchase Cybertronic Spree Concert  Tickets:  https://retrocons.com/cybertronic-spree-tickets/

NECA Store at Retro Con 2017!

August 23, 2017 Leave a comment

 

Popular toy manufacturer NECA will be at Retro Con 2017! They’re having a huge warehouse sale and will be bringing hundreds of packaged action figures and other toys to the show, all priced to move! Many of these figures have been out of production for years.

Expect to see toys from such lines as Nightmare Before Christmas, TMNT, Alien(s), Predator, AVP, Terminator, RoboCop, Batman, Superman, Rocky, Evil Dead, Friday the 13th, Planet of the Apes, Gremlins, and much more. Lots of great figures, and most will be generally priced between $5 and $15!

NECA will be selling at the show all weekend long, and they are known for putting out new stock as merchandise sells throughout the day! Want early dibs though? Then purchase a weekend ticket to Retro Con! We start checking in Preregistants an hour early on Saturday!

https://retrocons.com/purchase-retro-con-tickets/

 

 

Dirk Benedict to attend Retro Con 2017!

August 11, 2017 Leave a comment

 

We welcome Dirk Benedict to Retro Con 2017! Dirk is known for two iconic roles on genre TV…

He starred on the wildly popular 80’s series The A-Team as the team’s resident smoothie and hustler Templeton Peck, aka “Face”!  

 And Dirk also played a lead role on the 1978 sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica, as the brash but charming Colonial pilot Starbuck! 

Dirk is scheduled to attend Retro Con both Saturday and Sunday! We’ll post autograph/photo op prices as we get closer to show time.

We’re also planning an A-Team panel for Dirk at the show along with fellow cast member Dwight Schultz! It will be scheduled for that Sunday (October 15th). During which attendees can ask questions about the show, or even the actors’ work unrelated to the show!

Retro Gaming at Retro Con 2017!

July 31, 2017 Leave a comment

Video games are a large part of retro culture, so Retro Con will once again be including a classic gaming section on the show floor in 2017! The Game Is Afoot Arcade will be back with a wide assortment of arcade cabinets for attendees to play!

  Aside from bringing classic arcade cabinets for attendees to play, they will also be bringing their popular multicade machines which include THOUSANDS of titles for players to choose from! All machines will be set to FREE PLAY!!

 

And if home gaming is more your thing, both The Game Guyz and Extra Life will also be at the show all weekend with a diverse selection of home consoles for attendees to play!

The Game Guyz will be vendors at the show, selling a wide range of video game, board game, and tabletop game products. They will also have costumer Victoria Avalor at their tables all weekend, paying tribute to beloved Star Wars character Princess Leia! 

 

 Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $30 million for local CMN hospitals!

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

See Retro Con’s own A-Team Van at Retro Con 2017!

July 24, 2017 1 comment

Retro Con is probably the only convention in the world with its very own A-Team van on call! We’ve been working on this project since October of 2016, and it’s finally ready to be unveiled!

 

We’ve done our best to replicate the van from the famous 80’s TV show in every detail we could manage. Starting life as a modest 1978 Chevy G-10 work van (we’ll add a build blog later), we’ve added such details as fender flares, running boards, push bar, exterior sun shade, fog lights, sport mirrors, front air dam, quad exhaust tips, turbine wheels, BFGoodrich tires, and of course the unforgettable top fin! The custom paintjob brought it all together!!

Check out the results below…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos don’t do the van justice, so please come see it in person at Retro Con 2017!!

Taking pictures of the van is free at the show, or you can get a picture with (or in) the van for the low price of $5 for a person or small group! Have an A-Team related costume? Bring it to the show! We’re offering a FREE photo op with the van to anyone in an A-Team costume!! (All photo ops are on your own camera or phone)

We’d like to thank our good friend Nick Govosdian for his help in getting the van up to snuff mechanically, and we’d also like to thank Bill Cahoe and Hansberry Enterprises in Parker Ford, PA for doing the body and paint work on this project!