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Retro Con 2015 Highlights!

October 6, 2015 Leave a comment

 

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!

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Retro Con 2015 Recap Video by Bestow TV!

September 23, 2015 Leave a comment

 

A huge thanks to Bestow TV for putting together this excellent montage video from the show this year! They truly captured the spirit of the show in motion!

Check out Bestow TV on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/BestowProd

 

Thank You from Retro Con!

September 18, 2015 Leave a comment

 

We would like to thank everyone that came out to Retro Con this past weekend! We had a pretty steady burn between Saturday and Sunday, and you could really feel the energy in the place this year! Also, you guys brought some of the most awesome and original costumes!! As we like to say, we may not be the highest attendance show out there, but we like to think we are one of the most concentrated fun shows. And a lot of that atmosphere is created by what you, the attendees, bring with you!

Also a huge thanks to everyone that helped add to the show this year! The vendors, the costume groups, the car owners, the gaming spots, our A/V person Chris, our photo and press people, our sponsors such as Retrodaze, and all of our friendly guests this year!

And a special thanks to our awesome volunteers! Thanks for going above and beyond when random problems arise! Without you guys there, this show would not be possible, and we sincerely appreciate your hard work and punctuality.

Stay tuned, we will be posting a highlights gallery of the sights from around the show this year!

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Categories: Conventions

Reminder: Retro Con 2015 is Next Weekend!!

September 6, 2015 Leave a comment

 

Preregistration for Retro Con 2015 has now ended. We ended up with 33% more weekend preregistrants than we did in 2014! Our big thanks to everyone that pre-bought their tickets for the show this year!!

If you missed out on prereg though, no worries, we will be selling tickets at the door each day!

Saturday at the door: $18 (includes one raffle ticket)

Sunday at the door: $15 (includes one raffle ticket)

Kids 12 and under get into the show for FREE when accompanied by paying adult!

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The show will be held at the Greater Philly Expo Center in Oaks, PA:

100 Station Avenue
Oaks, PA 19456

We will be in Hall C at the expo center, as shown on the above map. Parking at the expo center is FREE and plentiful!

Show hours are:

Saturday, September 12th: 9am to 5pm

Sunday, September 13th9am to 4pm.

The full show schedule can be found HERE!

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THIS COMING WEEKEND!!

Categories: Conventions, Retro Event

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Phone Booth at Retro Con!

August 25, 2015 Leave a comment

 

We’ve been working on a special treat for retro fans all summer long, and it’s now finally ready to go for our show in September: A replica of the Bill & Ted phone booth time machine!

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We bought an existing phone booth and remodeled it to closely match the booth design in the original Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure movie- right down to the “umbrella” antenna topper! It also features light-up marquees and other features found in the movie version!

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The booth will be on the show floor all weekend, right next to the Back to the Future time machine replica! This is a FREE feature at the show, so be sure to stop by to check it out and get a picture with or inside it!

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Bestow TV returns to Retro Con 2015

August 10, 2015 Leave a comment

 

Bestow TV will be back this year to cover Retro Con!

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Bestow TV renders award-winning creations in a range of video media offerings. Bestow’s original offering, Creative Continuity, a comic book/pop-culture interview show, quickly outgrew its humble Central Pennsylvania roots and spawned Bonus Content, a web-hosted series of convention and cosplay highlights. Bestow TV’s convention coverage includes many mid-Atlantic events, such as Wizard World Conventions, Baltimore Comic Con, Otakon, Awesome Con, and the ever-popular Retro Con.

Join Bestow TV at Retro Con to view the entire library of previous years’ coverage, and to showcase your own cosplay for future viewers to enjoy.

For a sample of Bestow’s gamut at Retro Con:

For your convience, Bestow TV’s Retro Con for the completionist.

Click here to view Bestow’s People’s Telly Award Silver Award Winning piece entitled, “New York Comic Con 2014 Cosplay Montage“!

 

Last Month to Buy Weekend Passes to Retro Con 2015!

August 5, 2015 Leave a comment

 

We will be selling admission at the door each day at Retro Con, but if you would like to save money by pre-buying a weekend ticket to the show, August is the last month to do so!

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The cost for a weekend pass is $22, a savings of more than $10 versus buying at the door each day!

Pre-purchase your weekend ticket to Retro Con with Paypal HERE!

 

Categories: Conventions

Retro Con 2015 Commercial by SEO Toy Review!

August 4, 2015 Leave a comment

 

Our friend Kevin Jones from SEO Toy Review has created this awesome stop-motion commercial to help us promote Retro Con 2015! It includes voice acting by Retro Con guests John Moschitta Jr, Larry, Kenney, and Doug Stone!

 

 

A huge thanks to them all for lending their talent to this promo!!

 

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!!

 

Retro Con 2015 Commercial by NGSMOOV

August 1, 2015 Leave a comment

 

Check out a cool Retro Con 2015 commercial created by Randall Ng of NGSMOOV, with voices by John Moschitta Jr., Michael McConnohie, and Larry Kenney! A big thanks to them all for lending their talent!!