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Thank You From Retro Con!

October 17, 2018 Leave a comment

 

Retro Con 2018 is in the books and we would like to express our utmost thanks to everyone that attended! We realize we don’t necessarily have the mainstream appeal of comic cons, or the party atmosphere of other conventions, but we like to think Retro Con attracts a very sincere and “grassroots” audience. We’re proud to host a convention where everyone checks their ego at the door and are there simply for their love of retro culture. We wouldn’t want it any other way.

We would like to thank all of our spirited attendees, our awesome vendors, all of our wonderful guests, everyone that helped add to the show’s atmoshere by dressing in costume, the press and news outlets that covered the show, the car owners and costume groups, the Cybertronic Spree for proving the sequel can be better than the original, everyone that helped run events in the panel area, the Game is Afoot Arcade, our A/V tech for the year Tom Dalton, Candice Santora for sponsoring Garry Chalk’s appearance, Arnold’s Family Fun Center, and the Greater Philly Expo Center for having us!

And of course our biggest thanks goes to our staff and volunteers! As usual, without them the show literally could not happen, and we appreciate their invaluable dedication and sacrifice every year.

Our staff and volunteers this year include Tom Jacobs, Wayne Kline, Greg Boyle, Anthony Kyzer, Chris Scheetz, Charles Piner, Nick Govosdian, Logan Moran, Mike Breaux, Tim Plakas, Dean Plakas, Mike Colasanti, Nate Kipphorn, Kyle Williamson, Kevin Jones, Erica Lindsey, Jim Cannon, Mike Townsend, Zach Townsend, Joe Fiore, Matt & Courtney March, Greg Hammaker, Trick Treat, Nagi Oki, Rob Brand, Leslie AuFancy, Wendy Wassmer, Brandon Wassmer, Jack Doud, TJ Becker, Gary Lane, Kristy Sproul, Denise Marie, and Candice Santora. You guys are the best!!

Once again, thank you to everyone that attended or supported the show!

Sincerely,   Tony & Rose

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Retro Con 2018 Preregistrant Cut-Off is October 9th!!

September 30, 2018 Leave a comment

 

There are just NINE DAYS left to pre-purchase weekend tickets to Retro Con 2018!!

Perks of being a weekend ticket holder include early access to the vendor hall on Saturday (9am), a complimentary Retro Con 2018 pin, a laminated RC badge with lanyard, and a savings of $10 versus buying at the door each day!

Preregister for Retro Con 2018 here:

Can’t attend Retro Con all weekend? No worries! Passes will also be sold at the door each day! We can accept CASH ONLY at the show, but there are ATMs in the lobby for your convenience.

We hope to see you at the show!

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Retro Con 2018 Show & Panel Schedule

September 20, 2018 Leave a comment

Saturday October 13th, 2018

 

9:00am: Preregistrant Check-in Begins/Show Open to Preregistrants

10:00am: Show Opens to General Public

10:30am: Panel- Action Figure Junkies with Guest Tim Clarke  (Panel area)

11:15am: Panel- Mr. Lobo and OSI 74 (Panel Area)

12:15pm: Trivia Contest Hosted by The Breaux Show (Panel Area)

1:00pm: Raffle Session 1

– Unofficial Guide to MOTU Classics Book (donated by Rod Pellegrini)/Giant Man-At-Arms Figure

– Ghostbusters Spirit Halloween Proton Pack

– Mattel Lion-O figure signed by Larry Kenney

1:15pm: Retro Con’s Totally Tubular T-shirt Contest (Panel Area)

2:00pm:  Costume Contest, 14 and Older! Hosted by Eric “The Smoke” Moran (Panel Area)

3:15pm: Panel- “Pixel Dan” Eardley (Panel Area)

4:00pm: Panel- Voice Actors: Bj Ward & Samantha Newark (Panel Area)

4:45pm: Raffle Session #2

– Playmates Voltron Figure Set

– Masterpiece Grimlock/Optimus Prime & Harley Quinn Prizes Pack (donated by Hoaster Gebhard & Co. Insurance)

– NECA San Diego Comic Con TMNT Movie Set

6:00pm: Show Closes

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Sunday October 14th, 2018

 

9:00am: Show Opens

10:30am: Name that Tune! w/ The Game Guyz (Panel Area)

11:00am: Karaoke Contest Sign-Ups (at Table in Guest Section)

11:15am: Panel- Voice Actor Leaders- Gregg Berger and Garry Chalk! (Panel Area)

12:00pm: Raffle Session #1

– Playmobil Ghostbusters Ectomobile & Firehouse

– Giant MOTU Beast Man & Stratos (donated by Action Figure Junkies)

– Titans Return Fortress Maximus

12:00pm to 3pm: James Rolfe/AVGN signing (Guest Section)

12:15pm: Kids Costume Contest, 13 and under! (Panel Area)

1:00pm: Retro Con’s Truly Truly Truly Outrageous Karaoke Contest hosted by Nagi Oki!

2:15pm: Panel- Sgt Slaughter (Panel Area)

3:00pm: Raffle Session #2

– Spirit Halloween Ghostbusters Ghost Trap

– LEGO Death Star set

– LEGO Voltron set

3:15pm: Panel- James Rolfe/Angry Video Game Nerd (Panel Area)

4:00pm: Show Closes

Categories: Conventions, Panels, Schedule

Retro Con 2018 Tickets Now Available!

January 29, 2018 Leave a comment

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Weekend Tickets for Retro Con 2018 are now available for purchase! You can reserve your tickets through Paypal here:

 

https://retrocons.com/purchase-retro-con-tickets/

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Advantages of buying a weekend pass include:

-Save $10 versus buying at the door each day!

-Includes laminated Retro Con Attendee badge with lanyard!

-Complimentary 2.25″ Retro Con pin!

-We start checking in Pre-registrants at 9am on Saturday, an hour before general show opening!  So consider this your “early bird” pass!!

 

Categories: Conventions

Retro Con 2017 Wrap-Up

November 1, 2017 Leave a comment

 

Retro Con 2017 has come and gone and we’re happy to report it was a resounding success!

We’d like to thank all of our amazing and friendly guests, the vendors with their impressive variety of retro and retro-inspired merchandise, all of our spirited attendees, the costume groups that always bring their A game, the Cybertronic Spree band for rocking the place, the tv/movie car owners for bringing their vehicles out, the video game exhibitors, our excellent A/V crew, the press outlets and photographers that covered the show, our sponsors, everyone that donated to the charity projects at the show, the expo center staff, and everyone that helped add to the show by dressing up in costume! As we always like to say, we supply the sandbox, but it’s what YOU bring that ultimately gives the show its true atmosphere.

And of course we owe immeasurable gratitude to all of our staffers and volunteers! This show would not be possible without your invaluable help, and for stepping in for us when we get overwhelmed or called away. We feel extremely fortunate to have such devoted friends in our corner.

Our staff and volunteers for the year included: Dee Marie, Nick Govosdian, Mike Colasanti, Mike Breaux, Nagi Oki, Jim Cannon, Kristy Sproul, Gary Lane, TJ Becker, Jack Doud, Wayne Kline, Matt Burkit, Anthony Kyzer,  Kevin Jones, Chris Scheetz, Charles Piner, Candice Santora, Nate Kipphorn, Joe Fiore, Trick Treat, Logan Moran, Wendy Wassmer, Brandon Wassmer,  Robyn Locatelli, Matt March, Courtney March, Mike Townsend, Zach Townsend, Chris Sweeney, Greg Hammaker, Dean Plakas, Tim Plakas, Rob Brand, Greg Boyle, and Kyle Williamson!

Stay tuned, info for Retro Con 2018 is coming very soon!! In the meantime, please check out our gallery of highlights from the show this year (beware, this is a big gallery!):

https://retrocons.com/2017-highlights/

Our thanks once again to everyone that attended Retro Con 2017!!

Categories: Conventions

Retro Con 2017 Discount Hotel Block

February 11, 2017 Leave a comment

Retro Con’s official hotel for 2017 is the nearby Hampton Inn & Suites in Oaks!

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Hampton Inn & Suites Valley Forge/Oaks
100 Cresson Boulevard
Oaks, PA 19456

We have a discount rate in effect with the Hampton Inn & Suites: $109 per night for a single or double bed room!

Reserve your room online here:

http://group.hamptoninn.com/RetroCon

Or if you prefer to reserve by phone, please call: 1-610-676-0900

Be sure to mention you’re staying with RetroCon to get the discounted rate!

Categories: Conventions

Retro Con 2017 Show Dates Announced!

October 27, 2016 1 comment

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Mark those calendars! Retro Con will be back for its *5th Anniversary* show on October 14th & 15th, 2017! As always, we promise to deliver a large amount of show for a small amount of money (for both attendees AND vendors). No overblown hype, no ego, and no VIP passes. Just a fun, family-friendly atmosphere for everyone!

We’ll once again be at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. We’ll be in Hall C, giving us 54,000 square feet to fill with over 200 tables of toys and collectibles, plus replica tv/movie cars and props, special guests, video games, panels, costumes, raffles, contests, and much more!

For a look at what you may have missed at our 2016 show, click HERE!

Attendee Preregistration will begin in January, so keep watching this space!

Vendor spots are already available! Click HERE for details on how you can reserve a spot at the show.

Our thanks to every that attended our show in the past, and we hope to see you back in 2017!!