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Meet the Angry Video Game Nerd at Retro Con 2017!

April 9, 2017 Leave a comment

We’re happy to report the return of a fan-favorite for Retro Con 2017: James Rolfe, AKA the Angry Video Game Nerd!

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“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!**

Rob Paulsen at Retro Con 2017!

March 9, 2017 Leave a comment

We welcome voice actor Rob Paulsen to Retro Con 2017!

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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)!!

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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!

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Please check out Rob’s full voiceography over at Voice Chasers!

Follow Rob Paulsen at the following places:

Main Website: http://robpaulsenlive.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yakkopinky

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

Arthur Burghardt to attend Retro Con 2017!

December 13, 2016 Leave a comment

We are pleased to announce our first guest for Retro Con 2017: Arthur Burghardt!

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Arthur’s most prolific role is that of shrewd arms dealer Destro in the original Marvel/Sunbow GI Joe series!

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  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!

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Another hugely popular voice of Arthur’s was that of the original Transformers combiner giant: DEVASTATOR!!

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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.

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Arthur also gave voice to two other notable GI Joe characters: jetpack-wearing Sergeant Stalker, and cold weather operative Iceberg!

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And he played one of the main players on Challenge of the GoBots: the courageous Guardian Turbo!

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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!!

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

Look for Mr. LoBo at Retro Con 2016!

August 23, 2016 Leave a comment

We’re happy to report that our old friend Mr. LoBo will be back again for Retro Con 2016!

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MR. LOBO is the mysterious host of the late night movie program CINEMA INSOMNIA–a cult sensation for 15 years and counting and stars as THE AMAZING CRISWELL in the new film PLAN 9(2015), a remake of Ed Wood’s PLAN NINE FROM OUTER SPACE(1959) on Amazon Prime now and Blu Ray this Fall.

 

His show is nationally syndicated on AMGTV affiliates, seen on ROKU and other streaming devices and channels, and NOW on his own free internet based channel OSI 74 – OSI74.com. He lords over late night slumber party fun with his patented blend of humor and satire. 

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!

Last year he put out a hot selling Halloween album called HORRIBLE NOISES OF MR. LOBO’S VERY BAD MANOR and a CINEMA INSOMNIA: HAUNTED HOUSE SPECIAL DVD. He has a new but very retro audio CD and Booklet called HYPNOSIS FOR HIPSTERS. You can watch episodes right now on his website CinemaInsomnia.com and on his new channel OSI 74 — OSI74.com!
 
Mr. LoBo will be at the show all weekend, and will be hosting a panel on Saturday afternoon at 4pm!

Meet Gorgeous George at Retro Con!

August 22, 2016 Leave a comment

 

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Bellars debuted under the name Gorgeous George at WCW Spring Stampede 1999 alongside then-boyfriend Randy Savage as his manager. The following month, she competed in her first match at WCW Slamboree 1999, defeating referee Charles Robinson in a match with Savage’s job on the line. She remained with Savage throughout the summer of 1999 until they eventually broke up and she left WCW.

 

In July of 2000, Gorgeous George joined Extreme Championship Wrestling and remained there through October before ECW eventually shut down in early 2001. Gorgeous George made several appearances at independent wrestling events in 2003 and 2004 including Women’s Extreme Wrestling, 3PW, and NCW.
Stephanie Bellars is brought to Retro Con by 3B Wrestling!
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Meet Cam Clarke at Retro Con 2016!

May 13, 2016 Leave a comment

This year we’re adding some serious Turtle Power to Retro Con with the inclusion of voice actor Cam Clarke to the show!

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Cam Clarke is a prolific American voice actor and singer, well known for his work in animation and video games. He often voices teenagers and other similarly young characters. Cam began his acting career performing with his family on the musical variety show, The King Family.

He continued to perform with his family on various TV specials until the 1980s when he got his first voice acting roles in the animated shows Snorks and Robotech. Clarke was taught by established voice actor Michael Bell. To date, Clarke has voiced over one hundred titles. Cam is easily recognizable by his distinct voice which can fluctuate from adolescent sounding, to deep and soothing, to a faux British.

Cam’s most famous role is probably that of katana-toting leader of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Leonardo!

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Being the most disciplined and cultured of the team, his turtle brothers would sometimes tease him for being too serious at times, but they also respected him as their leader (usually). Cam voiced the steadfast character in close to 200 episodes of the original TMNT series between 1987 and 1996!

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Cam also voiced the dimwitted mutant Rocksteady on the show, who along with his best friend Bebop were Shredder’s chief underlings. They remained in the show for all 10 seasons.

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Cam also played two prominent roles on Harmony Gold’s Robotech series: Ace pilot Max Sterling in the original “Macross” chapter of the show, and resistance soldier Lancer/singer Yellow Dancer in “The New Generation”.

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Another lead role Cam played was that of He-Man and Prince Adam in the 2002 relaunch of the Masters of the Universe series! Though the show and toy line were relatively short-lived, this iteration of MOTU still has a loyal fanbase to this day.

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A popular villain role Cam played was Liquid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series, genetic-twin and nemesis of Solid Snake. Cam played the character in Metal Gear Solid, MGS 2, and MSG: The Twin Snakes.

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And a popular protagonist role of Cam’s was that of gang-leader Shotaro Kaneda in the english dub of the anime classic Akira!

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Also, RPG fans may recognize Cam as the voice of such characters as Kratos Aurion in Tales of Symphonia, Ryudo in Grandia II, Will Raynard in Tales of Legendia, as well as the male Blood Elf in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade!

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Cam will be on hand all weekend for autograph and photo ops. Prices will be listed on the website as we get closer to the event.

Go Green Machine!!