Get ready to test your mental mettle! We’ve once again combed the far reaches of our attic to find prizes for the Retro Con 2016 trivia contest!! We’ve got a huge selection of retro and retro-related items to give away at the show: Star Wars, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Transformers, GI Joe, and a whole lot more!
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!
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!
So stop by and win some free stuff!!
We welcome pop culture author Caseen Gaines to Retro Con 2015!
Caseen is author of the book We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy, which was published this June to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the popular film franchise, as well as the year Marty travels to in Back to the Future Part II!
The book has received praise from New York Times bestselling author Ernest Cline (Ready Player One and Armada), and has been featured by NPR, The Hollywood Reporter, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine, and other national publications!
His first book, Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse, received the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal winner in the Popular Culture / Leisure category. Playhouse, and it’s follow up, A Christmas Story: Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic, which includes a foreword from Wil Wheaton, has received positive reviews from Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and journalists from The Village Voice, In Touch Weekly, VH1, and The TV Guide Network.
Caseen will have a table at the show for attendees to purchase his books and have them signed by the author. The themes of his books are perfectly in line with what Retro Con is all about, so we thank him for reaching out to us to be part of the show this year!
Great Scott!! We’re kicking off our Retro Con 2014 raffle list with the device that makes time travel possible: The FLUX CAPACITOR!
An official release by Diamond Select, the prop is made to the same scale as the movie version and comes with the outer box shown. The outer casing is solid metal and can be easily mounted on a wall (or over your toilet as Doc might do). Opening the outer case and turning a knob allows you to turn on and adjust the speed of the lights!
This will be one of our primary raffle prizes for the show this year. You get one free raffle ticket for purchasing admission to the show, but extra tickets will also be available for $1 each! Good luck!!