We’re happy to report the return of a fan-favorite for Retro Con 2017: James Rolfe, AKA the Angry Video Game Nerd!
“He’s gonna take you back to the past…”
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 various theatrical elements. The show has been in production for 12 years and still going strong!
Other programs on James’ website include 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! He also released a feature-length movie based around his AVGN character in 2014. Check out his team’s work over at Cinemassacre.com!
**James will be appearing at the show on SUNDAY ONLY. Times will be determined soon!**
We welcome voice actor Rob Paulsen to Retro Con 2017!
Rob has been in the voice acting industry for nearly 35 years (and still going strong), and truly bridges the gap between generations. Not only is Rob the voice of sarcastic wisecracker Raphael on the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series (1987 to 1996), he is also the voice of tech-genius Donatello on the current incarnation of TMNT on Nickelodeon (2012 to 2017)!!
Rob is also the voice of such wildly popular characters as Yakko Warner on Animaniacs, and Pinky from Pinky and the Brain! Other notable voices of Rob include Tripwire and Snow Job on GI Joe, Slingshot and Air Raid on G1 Transformers, and he played the lead roles on Mighty Max, Saber Rider, and The Mask!
Please check out Rob’s full voiceography over at Voice Chasers!
Follow Rob Paulsen at the following places:
Main Website: http://robpaulsenlive.com/
We are pleased to announce our first guest for Retro Con 2017: Arthur Burghardt!
Arthur’s most prolific role is that of shrewd arms dealer Destro in the original Marvel/Sunbow GI Joe series!
As owner of M.A.R.S. Industries, he was the primary weapons-provider for all of Cobra. Though considered part of the Cobra command hierarchy (along with his romantic love interest The Baroness), Destro and Cobra Commander were often at odds with each other, suggesting their alliance was more a matter of convenience than solidarity.
Destro’s intriguing mix of coldness, honor, and calm demeanor, not to mention the cool metal mask he wears to honor his ancestors, has made him a fan-favorite for over 30 years!
Another hugely popular voice of Arthur’s was that of the original Transformers combiner giant: DEVASTATOR!!
As the amalgamated form of the six Constructicons (Scrapper, Hook, Long Haul, Scavenger, Bonecrusher, and Mixmaster), Devastator didn’t always have much to say, but Arthur’s booming voice always made for a commanding appearance nonetheless! Devastator is arguably the most popular combiner in all of Transformers. Arthur played the character in the original Marvel/Sunbow G1 cartoon series, as well as the 1986 theatrical movie.
Arthur also gave voice to two other notable GI Joe characters: jetpack-wearing Sergeant Stalker, and cold weather operative Iceberg!
And he played one of the main players on Challenge of the GoBots: the courageous Guardian Turbo!
Arthur will be at Retro Con all weekend for autograph and photo ops. We will post up a price list as the show draws closer. Come meet the voice of some of the most iconic characters of the 80’s!!
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)
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
We’re happy to report that our old friend Mr. LoBo will be back again for Retro Con 2016!
He proves that “They’re not Bad Movies–Just Misunderstood.” Mr. Lobo has been a special guest and emcee for BLOBFEST in PA since 2010. Mr. Lobo has also hosted many live events and film festivals, and provides background on the films, with comedy, games, and prizes. He has been in dozens of film documentaries, has had many cameos in genre films, is a returning guest on national radio talk shows including COAST TO COAST AM with GEORGE NOORY, provided commentary for MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER box sets, has been featured on TMZ, and parodied on SCOOBY-DOO!
Mr. LoBo will be at the show all weekend, and will be hosting a panel on Saturday afternoon at 4pm!