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Meet Transformers Writer Bob Budiansky at Retro Con 2020!

March 2, 2020 Leave a comment

 

He was part of our show all the way back in 2013, and we’re pleased to announce his return for 2020. Please welcome to Retro Con 2020 writer and artist Bob Budiansky!

 

 

Bob was instrumental in the development of G1 Transformers in the early years of the brand. Over a single weekend in 1983, Bob crafted character names and bios for nearly all of the Autobot and Decepticon characters from the first year of the line. These bios ended up directly on the toy packaging, and were used as a guideline for writing the characters’ pesonalities in the G1 comic and tv series. Bob went on to write character bios for over 250 Transformers characters over the course of six years, and in the process coined such iconic Transformer names as Grimlock, Wheeljack, Starscream, and Megatron!

Bob was also script writer for 50 issues of the original Marvel Transformers comic, handled editing duties on the original comic mini-series, and would also pencil the occasional cover for the title. It’s in these pages that Bob originated the idea of the Autobot Matrix, which would go on to be a mainstay in Transformers lore.

Not a Transformers fan? Bob enjoyed a 20-year career at Marvel Comics as editor, illustrator, and writer. As an editor, he oversaw titles that included Spider-Man, Daredevil and the Fantastic Four. As an illustrator, he rose to prominence as the cover artist for Ghost Rider, eventually taking over the penciling chores for the entire book. And he also created his own Marvel Comics monthly series- Sleepwalker!

Bob will be joining us both days of the show. He has also kindly agreed to be part of a panel at the show, which will include a Powerpoint presentation documenting his involvement with the Transformers brand. But he would also love to hear your questions about his work apart from Transformers! 🙂

2016 Cosplay Presidential Debate!

August 22, 2016 Leave a comment

This election year, check out the candidates you REALLY want! Batman, Iron Man and She-Hulk will be having a presidential debate live at Retro Con! And YOU can be part of it!

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Join the fun in the panel area on Saturday, September 24th. Ask our super-candidates their thoughts on the economy, alien immigration or laser gun control… it’s up to you! This panel will be featured in an episode of Captain Kyle’s Cosplay Spotlight! Don’t miss it!

 

Magic Card Gaming at Retro Con 2016!

August 11, 2016 1 comment

New Wave Comics & Collectibles has kindly agreed to host Magic Card tournaments all weekend at Retro Con!

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New Wave Comics & Collectibles offers a fun & inclusive space for everyone to enjoy comic books & games, whether you’re a n00b or Level V Geek!  Not sure where to start with comics?  Stop by for recommendations.  Know an awesome game you think they should be carrying?  Let them know!  New Wave Comics is an elitist-free zone — stop by & let your geek flag fly!

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New Wave runs Friday Night Magic every Friday at 6:30. They also hold all pre-releases and game days for all new releases along with holding a casual ‘game day’ every Thursday at the shop.   During casual game day, people will play different formats of magic like; Commander, Standard, Modern, etc.  They always have tables open in the back for people to play any time!

New Wave will be hosting Magic games all weekend long at the show! Look for them in the back-left of the hall!!

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Retro Con Ticket Drawing at Uncanny!

August 4, 2015 Leave a comment

 

The Uncanny! store in the King of Prussia mall has kindly allowed us to put a drawing box in their store!

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Go to the check-out counter of Uncanny (King of Prussia Plaza, upper level) between now and August 22nd and look for a box with the Retro Con logo on it. Enter your name and email address for a chance to win a FREE weekend ticket to Retro Con 2015!

We will draw 5 names in total and notify the winners via email. Email addresses will NOT be added to a mailing list, sold/given away, or otherwise misused.

Good Luck to all that enter!

A big thanks to Uncanny! for helping us with this promotion! And check out their store! They have an amazing variety of comics, along with a wide array of awesomely geeky stuff like T-shirts, action figures, statues, games, and a whole lot more!!