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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!!

Retro Con 2016 Show and Panel Schedule!

August 24, 2016 Leave a comment

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Saturday September 24th, 2016

 

8:30am: Preregistrant Check-in Begins

9:00am: Show Opens

9:30am: Panel- Starship Farragut w/ John Broughton & Eric Moran (Panel area)

10:30am: Cosplay Presidential Debate w/ Batman, She-Hulk & Iron Man (Panel Area)

11:15am: Panel- Living in 8 Bits (Panel Area)

12:00pm: Raffle Session 1

-Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase figure
-Miniature Flux Capacitor
-Transformers Masterpiece Starscream

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

1:00pm: Costume Contest, 14 and Older! Hosted by Eric “The Smoke” Moran (Panel Area)

2:15pm: Truly Outrageous Karaoke Contest! Hosted by Nagi Oki (Panel Area)

2:30pm: PokeMon GO Giveaway! Kids 13 and under (Front-right of Hall)

3:45pm: Raffle Session #2

-ThunderCats Cats Lair Statue
-Transformers Generations Devastator box set
-MattyCollector Ghost Trap

4:00pm: Panel- Mr. Lobo/Cinema Insomnia (Panel Area)

5:00pm: Show Closes

7:00pm: TMNT II The Secret of the Ooze (1991) screening at Regal Cinemas (standard ticket prices apply)

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Sunday September 25th, 2016

 

9:00am: Show Opens

11:00am: Panel- Wrestler Ted DiBiase (Panel Area)

11:45pm: Raffle Session #1

-Pac-Man Ghost Light
-Yarn Game Boy
-MattyCollector Filmation Skeletor figure

12:00pm to 3pm: James Rolfe/AVGN signing (Cinemassacre Table)

12:00pm: Kids Costume Contest, 13 and under! (Panel Area)

12:45pm: Panel- 80’s Voice Actors! Alan Oppenheimer, Cam Clarke, and Pat Fraley (Panel Area)

1:30pm: PokeMon GO Giveaway! Kids 13 and under (Front-right of Hall)

1:45pm: Panel- Andre Meadows/Black Nerd Comedy (Panel Area)

3:00pm: Raffle Session #2

-SEGA Genesis with Box
-Star Wars Black Series TIE Fighter
-LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Set

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

4:00pm: Show Closes

Pokemon GO at Retro Con 2016!

August 9, 2016 Leave a comment

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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.

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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!

Ecto Cooler at Retro Con!

July 16, 2016 Leave a comment

 

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!!

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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!!

 

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Video Gaming at Retro Con!

July 6, 2016 Leave a comment

 

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!

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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!

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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!!

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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!

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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!

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A big thanks to The Game Is Afoot, Extra-Life.org, Jim Cannon, and Derek Williams for bringing their games to the show!

And a special shout-out and thanks to the website Retro-Daze, whose generous donation to the show made this feature possible!!

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Retro Con Stickers for Preregistrants!

June 9, 2016 Leave a comment

 

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!!

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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!!

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Retro Con 2016 Advance Tickets and Vendor Spaces Now Available!

January 3, 2016 Leave a comment

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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).

 

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