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Meet David Kaye at Retro Con 2019!

May 30, 2019 Leave a comment


“Yeeeesss!”

We welcome David Kaye to our guest list for Retro Con 2019!

 

 

An award-winning actor with nearly 30 years of experience in movies and television, David is best known for voicing devious Predacon leader ‘Megatron’ on the fan-acclaimed Transformers series Beast Wars! He played the tyrannical T-Rex (and later dragon) through three seasons of the popular show, as well as its follow-up series Beast Machines, and would go on to voice a different Megatron through the mid-2000s Unicron Trilogy.

He had the chance to play the hero as well! He voiced Autobot leader Optimus Prime in the late 2000’s Transformers Animated series. The show was extremely popular with fans at the time of release and is still held in high regard today. He also voiced Grimlock, Lugnut and Cliffjumper on the show.

David is also the voice of brainy robot Clank in the long-going Ratchet & Clank video game series! And for anime fans, he is the english dub actor of Sesshomaru from the early 2000’s anime InuYasha, as well as family patriarch Soun Tendo on the classic anime Ranma 1/2!

Other notable roles of David’s include General Hawk on DiC’s GI Joe, Professor X on X-Men Evolution, Draconis on Exosquad, Recoome on Dragon Ball Z, the Narrator on Kingdom Hearts III, and is the current announcer on ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’! He can be seen in live-action media as well, such as Battlestar Galactica (2004), Happy Gilmore, Sliders and X-Files!

 

Follow David Online!

 

Main Website: https://www.davidkaye.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dkayevo

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidkayevo/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/david_kaye_voiceover/

 

Meet James Rolfe AKA the Angry Video Game Nerd at Retro Con 2019!

April 9, 2019 Leave a comment

**Appearing Sunday Only!**

 

 

He’s been with us since our very first show in 2012, and we’re pleased to report that James Rolfe will be returning for Retro Con 2019!

James is best known for his hilarious reviews of classic video games as the character the Angry Video Game Nerd, which mix together insightful commentary, over-the-top language, physical comedy, and special effect elements. The show has been in production for 14 years and still going strong!

Other programs on the Cinemassacre channel include Rental Reviews, James & Mike Mondays, Board James, You Know What’s Bulls#!t?, and literally hundreds of movie reviews of films spanning from the early 1900’s to present day!

Check out his team’s work over at Cinemassacre youtube page:

https://www.youtube.com/user/JamesNintendoNerd/

 

**James will be appearing at Retro Con on SUNDAY ONLY. He will be holding a 3 hour signing session, followed by a Q&A. Times will be determined soon!**

Meet Twiki and Cousin Itt Actor Felix Silla at Retro Con 2019!

March 22, 2019 Leave a comment

 

Our 40th anniversary celebration of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century continues as we bring another of its stars to Retro Con: Actor Felix Silla!

 

 

Felix played Buck Rogers’ trusty ambuquad “Twiki” in nearly all 32 episodes of the classic 70’s TV series which ran from 1979 to 1981. Through Felix’s emoting in the costume, and voice characterizations by the legendary Mel Blanc, the feisty character Twiki has made his indelible mark on pop culture!   

 

“Biddi biddi biddi, what’s up, Buck?”

 

Felix has also had many other notable roles in his career of more than 50 years. He played the “hair follicle-enriched” Cousin Itt in the classic tv series The Addams Family, was one of the “Dinks” in Spaceballs, played Lucifer in the original Battlestar Galactica series, played/stunt performed the hang gliding ewoks in Return of the Jedi, and was also the peculiar space alien “Meathead” in Meatballs Part II!

 

 

Read more about Felix at his official website!

http://www.felixsilla.com/

 

 

Meet Buck Rogers Star Gil Gerard at Retro Con 2019!

February 13, 2019 Leave a comment

 

 

“The year is 1987, and NASA launches the last of America’s deep space probes. In a freak mishap, Ranger 3 and its pilot, Captain William ‘Buck’ Rogers, are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which freezes his life support systems, and returns Buck Rogers to Earth FIVE HUNDRED years later…” 

 

2019 marks the 40 year anniversary of the classic sci-fi tv series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and we’re happy to help celebrate the occasion by bringing its lead star to Retro Con:  Actor Gil Gerard!

 

Gil starred in all 37 episodes of the hit series made by Universal Studios, which ran from 1979 to 1981 and still holds a devoted fanbase to this day. With reruns currently being shown on MeTV, viewers are discovering (and re-discovering) this sci-fi gem from a simpler time. We’re excited for this opportunity to bring Mr. Gerard to Retro Con!

 

Gil will be at the show both Saturday and Sunday for autograph and photo ops (prices will be listed as we get closer to show time). He’ll also have an on-site authentication rep at the show if you’re interested in getting your autograph certified. 

 

Gil will also be selling a wide variety of Buck Rogers merchandise at his booth, including some very cool Buck Rogers commemorative pins and more. But why wait? Please check out the store on Gil’s main website to purchase merchandise right now! (click the store tab up top)

Main Website: http://www.gilgerard.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Voice of She-Ra, Melendy Britt, at Retro Con 2019!

January 16, 2019 Leave a comment

 

Though we were saddened to announce her cancellation for our show last year, we are pleased to re-add her to our guest list for this year: Please welcome Melendy Britt to Retro Con 2019!!

Melendy is best known for giving voice to one of the most iconic and empowered female characters of the 1980’s: 

She-Ra, Princess of Power!! 

 

 

  Adora was originally a captain in the army of the Horde, a sinister group that rules over planet Etheria. Adora later discovers she is the long lost twin sister of Prince Adam of Eternia (aka He-Man), having been kidnapped as a baby by the Horde’s leader Hordak.

Renouncing her allegiance to the Horde and now vowing to defend Etheria, Princess Adora is granted the Sword of Protection. This gains her the power to transform into… She-Ra!

 

“For the Honor of Grayskull… I am She-Ra!”

 

Melendy voiced the character of She-Ra/Princess Adora throughout the show’s entire 93 episode run, plus TV specials. She also voiced other characters on the show such as Castaspella, Mermista, Catra, Octavia, and more!

 

 

You may have heard Melendy in other cartoons as well, such as G1 Transformers, Plastic Man, The New Adventures of Batman, Flash Gordon, and Avatar: The Last Airbender!

 

 

Follow Melendy On-line!

Main Website:  http://www.melendybritt.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SheRa.MelendyBritt/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/shera.melendybritt/

Meet B.J. Ward at Retro Con 2018!

September 27, 2018 Leave a comment

 

Although we are very saddened by the unfortunate cancellation of Melendy Britt, we have another very talented individual stepping up to take her place at the show: Actress B.J. Ward!

 

 

B.J. is an actress and singer known for several very popular characters in the retro realm. Two of her stand-out roles include fiery Counter Intelligence agent “Scarlett” on Marvel/Sunbow’s GI Joe cartoon series, and the noble Princess Allura on the original Voltron!

You may also have heard B.J. as Wonder Woman in the The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians series from 1985, Small Foot on Challenge of the GoBots, the plotting Witch Haggar on Voltron, Sincia on Saber Rider & the Star Sheriffs, Betty Rubble in various Flintstones productions from the 80’s to the early 2000’s, several characters on the original My Little Pony cartoon, and she also voiced brainy Velma Dinkley in several Scooby Doo animated movies from the late 90’s and early 2000’s!

B.J. does NOT attend many conventions these days, so don’t miss this rare chance to meet her!!

A big thank you to B.J. for agreeing to attend Retro Con on such short notice, and also a special thanks to the fine folks over at Celebworx for their exceptional work in making this appearance possible!

Check out B.J.’s huge body of work on imdb!

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0911389/

 

Categories: G.I. Joe, Guests, Voltron

Guest Cancellation

September 26, 2018 Leave a comment

 

It is with deep sadness we must report, that due to a recent non-life-threatening injury, Melendy Britt will no longer be able to join us for Retro Con 2018.

We know many of you were looking forward to meeting her, ourselves included, and for this we are truly sorry. But she must defer to her doctor’s orders. We wish Melendy a very speedy recovery!

If the stars align right, we promise to try to get Melendy the show next year. Again, we are extremely sorry for her cancellation.

But we have some good news as well- We have a pinch hitter stepping in to take over Melendy’s spot at the show! We will announce as soon as the contract is finalized, but she is new to our show and is the voice of two VERY notable characters!

Stay Tuned!!

Categories: Guests