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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!!

 

 

Meet Boglins and Sectaurs Creator Tim Clarke at Retro Con 2018!

August 3, 2018 Leave a comment

 

We welcome toy and puppet designer Tim Clarke to our guest list for Retro Con 2018! 

 

For over 30 years Tim has been inventing, designing and sculpting some of the most unusual toys to ever be marketed in the US and abroad. Once known as the “King of Gross”, he is the co-creator of cult favorite 80’s toy lines Sectaurs (Coleco) and Boglins (Mattel)!

 

 

Tim started his career designing and building puppets for the Jim Henson Company. Most notable were the Mystics and the Slaves that he sculpted and designed for the movie the Dark Crystal, guided by the incredible drawings of Brian Froud. He also worked on puppets for Sesame Street, the Muppet Show, and Fraggle Rock for which he created “Traveling Matt”.

After Dark Crystal was launched, he garnered his first toy sculpting gig with Hasbro creating the Garthim, Mystics and Landstrider toys. He has also created toys for Melissa and Doug toys, EK Success, Mattel, Coleco, Kenner, and Ideal- to mention just a few!

 

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Tim recently launched his NEW line of horribleness: The TOTIMS!

I love creating my own mythology. The world is filled with modern day mythological creatures you can find them in every nook and cranny of your bedroom closet.” 

 

 

Tim will be at Retro Con all weekend, so stop by his booth in the Guest section! Tim will be showing off his new line of Boglins, Sectaurs, and more!!

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Follow Tim On-Line!

Main Website: https://www.totims.com/

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

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/timclarketoys

Win the new LEGO Voltron at Retro Con 2018!

July 31, 2018 Leave a comment

 

Our newest raffle prize has just arrived… LEGO Voltron: Defender of the Universe!!

 

LEGO’s biggest buildable mech to date! Build all 5 individual lions, and then combine them together to form 15″ tall super robot Voltron!! The set includes 2,321 pieces and retails for $179.99.

Read more about the set here:

https://shop.lego.com/en-US/Voltron-21311

LEGO Voltron will be added to our show raffle for Sunday!

Check out more of our 2018 raffle prizes HERE!

Cybertronic Spree Concert Tickets Now Available!

July 12, 2018 Leave a comment


Retro Con presents… The Cybertronic Spree!

 

 

Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE for the Cybertronic Spree concert, happening Saturday night October 13th 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

 

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CONCERT TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!!

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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 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/2018/07/10/the-cybertronic-spree-returns-for-retro-con-2018/