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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 Dan Gilvezan at Retro Con 2019!

December 19, 2018 Leave a comment

 

With new Spider-Man and Bumblebee movies currently hitting theaters, it’s the perfect time to welcome our first guest for Retro Con 2019: Dan Gilvezan!

 

 

An actor for nearly 40 years, Dan is probably best known in the retro realm as the voice of the original Bumblebee on G1 Transformers! Dan voiced the small but audacious Autobot in nearly 45 episodes of the original G1 cartoon, as well as the 1986 feature film, and more recently in the Transformers: Devastation video game (2015)! The character has been a fan-favorite through numerous incarnations of the Transformers fiction and toy line since his debut.  

 

“The least likely can be the most dangerous.”

 

And not to be upstaged by a Volkswagen, Dan has another huge role for retro fans: Spider-Man!! Dan voiced the webslinger (as well as alter ego Peter Parker) throughout 24 episodes of NBC’s Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Saturday morning cartoon show! Though the show didn’t have a long episode run, it made its mark as one of the most remembered versions of Spider-Man to date, due to excellent voice acting and the rapport between characters Spidey, Iceman, and Firestar! 

 

“Spider Friends: GO FOR IT!!”

 

Dan also voiced other Transformers characters in the G1 series such as Hotspot, Outback, Scamper, Snapdragon, and Goldbug (the rebuilt version of Bumblebee). Other animation roles include Prince Dargon on Sectaurs, Slip Stream on GI Joe, Sean Harrison on Jem, and Cooler on Pound Puppies. Dan was also the onscreen spokesperson for west coast-based restaurant chain Jack in the Box from 1981 to 1986!

 

 

 

Dan is also an author! Dan has written an eclectic assortment of books over the past decade, all available on Amazon. One book of note is Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer! The book details Dan’s years of recording for the G1 Transformers cartoon series and animated movie, and gives insight into the process of voice acting and his interactions with fellow voice actors of the era. Dan will have the book for sale at his table at Retro Con. It’s a fantastic read for any Transformers fan, and the cover art was done by Retro Con’s very own Rosemary Ward Tuski! 😉

 

 

Dan will be at the show all weekend, so stop by his table in the guest section to meet the voice of your childhood!!

 

 

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

Meet Sgt. Slaughter at Retro Con 2018!

August 23, 2018 Leave a comment

 

We welcome back to Retro Con a true living legend: The one and only Sgt. Slaughter!

 

 

A wrestler for over 40 years, Sgt. Slaughter became a household name when he joined the WWF in the early 1980s with his signature “Cobra Clutch” move. Inspired by the Sarge’s drill instructor persona and wild popularity, Hasbro decided to incorporate the Sarge into their GI Joe: A Real American Hero toy line, comic, and animated series in 1985! Voicing himself, his cartoon debut was in the Season 2 Arise Serpentor Arise mini series, where we learn the Sarge is one of the GI Joe team’s greatest warriors and trainers. The character is easily a fan-favorite and is still regularly talked about by Joe fans to this day.

 

Sgt. Slaughter will be at the show all weekend for autograph and photo ops. We’ll have his prices up on the website very soon. Come to Retro Con and meet one of the true icons of pop culture!! 

 

Meet James Rolfe at Retro Con 2018!

June 7, 2018 Leave a comment

 

He’s been with us since the beginning, and we’re pleased to report that James Rolfe, aka the Angry Video Game Nerd, will be returning for Retro Con 2018!

 

“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 13 years and still going strong!

Other programs on James’ website include James & Mike MondaysBoard JamesYou 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!**