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Meet Dan Gilvezan at Retro Con 2019!

December 19, 2018 Leave a comment

 

With new Spider-Man and Bumblebee movies currently hitting theaters, it’s the perfect time to welcome our first guest for Retro Con 2019: Dan Gilvezan!

 

 

An actor for nearly 40 years, Dan is probably best known in the retro realm as the voice of the original Bumblebee on G1 Transformers! Dan voiced the small but audacious Autobot in nearly 45 episodes of the original G1 cartoon, as well as the 1986 feature film, and more recently in the Transformers: Devastation video game (2015)! The character has been a fan-favorite through numerous incarnations of the Transformers fiction and toy line since his debut.  

 

“The least likely can be the most dangerous.”

 

And not to be upstaged by a Volkswagen, Dan has another huge role for retro fans: Spider-Man!! Dan voiced the webslinger (as well as alter ego Peter Parker) throughout 24 episodes of NBC’s Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Saturday morning cartoon show! Though the show didn’t have a long episode run, it made its mark as one of the most remembered versions of Spider-Man to date, due to excellent voice acting and the rapport between characters Spidey, Iceman, and Firestar! 

 

“Spider Friends: GO FOR IT!!”

 

Dan also voiced other Transformers characters in the G1 series such as Hotspot, Outback, Scamper, Snapdragon, and Goldbug (the rebuilt version of Bumblebee). Other animation roles include Prince Dargon on Sectaurs, Slip Stream on GI Joe, Sean Harrison on Jem, and Cooler on Pound Puppies. Dan was also the onscreen spokesperson for west coast-based restaurant chain Jack in the Box from 1981 to 1986!

 

 

 

Dan is also an author! Dan has written an eclectic assortment of books over the past decade, all available on Amazon. One book of note is Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer! The book details Dan’s years of recording for the G1 Transformers cartoon series and animated movie, and gives insight into the process of voice acting and his interactions with fellow voice actors of the era. Dan will have the book for sale at his table at Retro Con. It’s a fantastic read for any Transformers fan, and the cover art was done by Retro Con’s very own Rosemary Ward Tuski! 😉

 

 

Dan will be at the show all weekend, so stop by his table in the guest section to meet the voice of your childhood!!

 

 

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!!