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Retro Con’s Truly Outrageous Karaoke Contest 2017!

June 26, 2017 Leave a comment

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Always a favorite, Retro Con’s Truly Outrageous Karaoke Contest will be back for Retro Con 2017!!

To be held on Saturday at the show, sign-ups will be in the lobby of Hall C (sign-up and competition times To 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 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!

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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 2017! 

 

First Place: A sealed NES Classic Edition!

 

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Second Place: A sealed Transformers Masterpiece Grimlock figure!

 

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Third Place: Three sealed LEGO Star Wars building sets!

 

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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!!

 

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Retro Con 2016 Costume Contests!

August 10, 2016 Leave a comment

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We will be hosting  *TWO* costume contests at Retro Con 2016!

 

SATURDAY at 1:00pm- Junior & Adult Costumers 14 and over!

SUNDAY at 12:00pm- Kid Costumers 13 and under!


Hosted once again by our good friend Eric “The Smoke” Moran, both contests will be held in the panel area at the show. Individuals and small groups are eligible to participate. Preregistering for the contest is not necessary, just be around the panel area prior to the announced time if you would like to be included. There is no sign-up fee.

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We do a combination of staff judging and crowd reaction to determine our three winners. While craftsmanship will be definitely be taken into account, we will mostly judge costumes on their theme and overall effect. While some costumers are well-versed in advanced sewing and molding techniques, others show their ingenuity through creative glueing, hand sewing, and working with found items. We recognize costuming/cosplay as a hobby for people of all skill sets and budgets!

Please no skits or anything else that might delay the contest. Doing a pose and/or saying something briefly in character is okay. Also please no heckling from the audience or from contestants. Anyone found disorderly will be asked to leave. We believe in a fun and ego-free atmosphere!

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Costumers will have a chance at winning three cash prizes:

Junior & Adult Costumers 14 and over

FIRST place: $100.00

SECOND place: $75.00

THIRD place: $50.00

 

Kid Costumers 13 and under

FIRST place: $75

SECOND place: $50

THIRD place: $25

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The Skelly Awards!

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In addition to the cash prizes, winners of the costume contest will receive these specially painted Skelly awards: 1st place gold, 2nd place silver, and 3rd place bronze! The mini Skellies will go to the winners of the Kids costume contest.

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And as a special added treat, the voice of Skeletor himself, Mr. Alan Oppenheimer, has kindly agreed to give away the Skelly awards at the end of the costume contest on Saturday!!

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Some of the fantastic costumes from previous Retro Cons!

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Trivia Contest hosted by The Breaux Show at Retro Con 2016!

August 8, 2016 Leave a comment

 

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!

 

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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!

 

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So stop by and win some free stuff!!

Retro Con 2016 Karaoke Contest!

June 2, 2016 Leave a comment

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Our good friend Nagi has once again offered to host our karaoke contest at Retro Con 2016!

To be held on Saturday at the show at 2:00pm, sign-ups will begin at approximately 11:15am in the lobby of Hall C. 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 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!

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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.

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The 1st Place winner of the contest will receive a Master Replicas Force FX Lightsaber! It is full-scale and features a detailed metal hilt, light-up blade, and power up/down, humming, and clashing sound effects. Also included is the display stand and original box (not shown).

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This particular lightsaber is based on the one used by Anakin Skywalker, later passed on to Luke Skywalker, and many years later wielded by both Finn and Rey in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens! It currently sells for more than $200 on-line!!

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The 2nd Place winner of the contest will receive an official Lego Doctor Who TARDIS building set! The set is sealed and retails for $60!

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The 3rd Place winner will receive a prize pack including a Super Mario plush, a miniature scale Hoverboard, and assorted pop vinyl novelties!

So consider signing up and channeling your inner 80’s rocker or one-hit wonder! And if you don’t consider yourself a singer, stop by and cheer on from the audience!!

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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!!

 

Tabletop Gaming at Retro Con 2015!

August 2, 2015 Leave a comment

 

We have console games, we have arcade games, and now Deal Me In Games will be running a selection of classic tabletop games at Retro Con!

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The tentative gaming schedule and entry fees are as follows:

 

Saturday

 

10am – 12pm

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Rock’em Sock’em Robots – unlimited number of players. $5 entry fee

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1pm – 3pm

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Battleship – limited to 8 players. $5 entry fee

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3pm – 5pm

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Clue – limited to 12 players. $5 entry fee

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Sunday

10am – 11am

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Jenga – Limited to 16 players. $3 entry fee

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11am – 12pm

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Chutes & Ladders – Limited to 12 players. $5 entry fee (free for kids 10 and under)

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1pm – 3pm

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Yahtzee – limited to 16 players. $3 entry fee.

 

**Prize list will be forthcoming, so stay tuned!!**

 

If you would like to preregister for any of the tabletop games, please contact Mike Smith at: mistertrek@aol.com

Categories: Contest, Retro Games

Retro Con 2015 Karaoke Contest!

May 20, 2015 Leave a comment

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Our friend Nagi has kindly offered to host and sponsor a karaoke contest at Retro Con 2015! To be held on Saturday at the show, sign-ups will begin at 11:15AM at the Raffle table near the front of the hall. We will make an announcement about it. There are no sign-up fees or age restrictions.

The contest will run about an hour long, so we can only accept around 12 contestants in total. The contest itself will happen at 2:00PM in the panel area at the show.

We will have a wide variety of 80’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).

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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 props or skits are allowed.
#4. Solo artists only, please.
#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. If you are not present around this time, you may forfeit your entry.
#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.

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The 1st Place winner of the contest will receive an unopened Transformers Masterpiece Ultra Magnus figure! Available only through import stores at the moment, this fully-transformable toy is valued at nearly $200!!

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Other prizes for runners-up include the “RoboCup” and the 1:21 scale diecast Ectomobile by Joyride!

So consider signing up and channeling your inner 80’s rocker or one-hit wonder!

 

Categories: Contest, Music, Retro Event