ATTN Pokemon Go trainers!!
You’re in luck! Retro Con is fortunate enough to have TWO PokeStops and a PokeGym nearby! In celebration of this vastly popular game, Retro Con will be holding Pokemon GO lure releases all weekend long at the PokeStop at the Water Tower behind Hall C! Team Valor will have Lure releases several times a day, so con attendees need not worry about missing any events or panels throughout the day.
And a bonus to Retro Con’s younger fans, kids 13 and under will also get the chance to meet Retro Con’s very own Ash Ketchum, who will be handing out Pokemon merchandise each day! Don’t forget to bring your cameras! Giveaways will be done until the supplies for each day are gone.
Times for the lure drops and giveaways will be posted inside the main hall each day of the show. A big thanks to Wendy and Brandon Wassmer for offering to run this event at Retro Con!
Thanks to our good friends Nick Govosdian and Adam Marish, we will have a large cache of the recently revived Hi-C Ecto Cooler to give away to attendees at Retro Con!!
They are 6 ounce juice boxes, just like back in the day! We can’t promise everyone will get one, but we’ll do our best to cover as many as we can!!
Video games are a large part of retro culture, so Retro Con will once again include a gaming section on the show floor!
This year The Game is Afoot Arcade will be bringing arcade games to the show!
They will be hosting a variety of classic coin-ops including such titles as Crystal Castles, After Burner, Robotron 2084, and Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga!
In addition they will be setting up their ‘Multicade’ machines, which feature over 5000 emulated titles to choose from! With games from the 1970’s through the 1990’s, there’s something for everybody!!
In addition our friend Jim Cannon is planning to bring along his 1988 RoboCop coin-op machine, and our friend Derek Williams has graciously offered to bring his Dragon’s Lair machine for attendees to enjoy!
And the best part is all machines will be set on FREE PLAY!! So take a break from shopping for awhile to stop by our arcade corner for some retro gaming fun!
And if home gaming is more your thing, Extra Life will be at the show and will have a variety of consoles set up for attendees to enjoy. Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $14 million for local CMN hospitals!
And a special shout-out and thanks to the website Retro-Daze, whose generous donation to the show made this feature possible!!
A special added bonus for Preregistrants this year are these full color glossy Retro Con stickers! They measure 4″ by 3.5″ and look great on a door, a window, a laptop, or anywhere else you want to show your love of retro!!
We have a limited supply, but we’ll hopefully have enough to cover all Preregistrants. We’ll be pre-selling weekend tickets to the show until September, but don’t delay and buy yours today!! You can purchase your tickets to the show HERE!
A big thanks to our staffer Nick Govosdian for buying these for the show!!
Advance tickets and Vendor spots for Retro Con 2016 are now available for purchase via paypal! Click on the corresponding links in the sidebar to see full details on both (or click HERE for Tickets, and HERE for Vendor tables).
Mark your calendars! RETRO CON will be back in 2016 for our *5th ANNUAL* show!!
The Dates: September 24th & 25th, 2016 at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA!
We will be in Hall C once again, giving us 54,000 square feet to fill with collectible toys, games, art, tv/movie cars, guests, panels, contests, and a whole lot more!!
Preregistration will go up at the start of the year, with a tentative price for weekend tickets being $23. At the door price is tentatively set at $18 on Saturday, and $15 on Sunday.
Vendor spots are already available! Click on the tab marked Vendors at the top of the page for details on how you can reserve a spot at the show.
We’d like to thank everyone that’s come to the show over the past few years. It is your continued support that keeps us going. We had a modest increase in attendance between 2014 and 2015, but we’d love to see the show grow even more in 2016! So if you’ve enjoyed the show in the past- the wide variety of vendors, the free contests, our fantastic guests, the unique displays, the affordable admission price and free parking, the awesome and spirited costumes attendees have had, the unique atmosphere in the air- then we encourage you to tell a friend about it!
We realize we’re a bit of a “tough sell” in this age of comic cons, anime, and video game shows. But if you think about it, nearly everything popular in the geek realm today is firmly ingrained in the past. We adamantly believe the roots of pop culture should always be respected and celebrated!
More show announcements will be coming in the near future, so keep watching!!
A look back at some of phenomenal sights around 2015! A big thanks to everyone that dressed up and helped add to the show this year!! Click the post title to see all the pictures!
Photos by Grenex Media, Christopher Wetherell’s Photography, Jason S Colflesh Photography, Knightmare6, Christopher Beaumont, Jennifer Pote, Bob Trate, Erica Schmidt, Mike Breaux, TJ Becker, Jack Doud, Matthew Kelly, Symbiote Collectibles, and Tom Kingsmill. Thanks!