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Meet Robbie Rist at Retro Con 2019!

July 10, 2019 Leave a comment

 

“God, I love being a turtle!!!”

Please welcome actor Robbie Rist to Retro Con 2019!

 

 

An actor of more than 45 years, Robbie’s most prominent role is voicing the high-spirited Michaelangelo in the 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies! Playing the energetic character in all 3 movies, Robbie has some of the most quotable lines in the series. “Pizza dude’s got 30 seconds…”, “Ohh, a fellow ‘chucker, eh?”, and of course the classic “Wise man say: Forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza.”

 

 

Robbie also played genius teenager “Whiz” in the hit 80’s Saturday morning tv show Kidd Video! A hybrid of animation and live-action, Robbie not only voiced the character, but also acted in the live-action segments of the show, and performed the music videos with the rest of the main cast.

 

 

Other notable animation roles of Robbie include Choji Akimichi in the popular anime series Naruto, ‘Iggy’ in Initial D, sled dog Star in Balto, Stuffy in Doc McStuffins, Tricerashot in Transformers: Robots in Disguise, and (returning to the franchise) Mondo Gekko in 2012’s TMNT series. And of special note to Angry Video Game Nerd fans, Robbie voiced the “ET”-esque alien creature in the AVGN live-action movie!

 

 

Being an actor since he was 8 years old, Robbie can also be seen in live-action productions across 5 decades, such as the Brady Bunch (as Cousin Oliver), What’s Happening, The Bionic Woman, CHiPs, Knight Rider, Iron Eagle, and in Sharknado as Robbie the Bus Driver (he also co-wrote and performed the Sharknado theme song).

Robbie will be at the show both days, so catch him in the guest section on the show floor! He’ll also be part of a Q&A at the show (day and time to be determined soon).

Join Toy Galaxy at Retro Con!

June 24, 2019 Leave a comment

 

 

We welcome popular youtube channel Toy Galaxy and its host Dan Larson to Retro Con 2019!

 

Toy Galaxy describes itself as “Toy news, previews and reviews- wrapped up in a tasty little ball of entertainment and humor”!

With a viewing audience of nearly 140,000 subscribers, their weekly videos on youtube cover everything from Marvel Legends, Star Wars, Transformers, He-Man, GI Joe, and many other classic cartoons and shows from the 80’s, 90’s and today. They also have other features such as their popular ‘History of’ videos, plus toy haul videos, Oddities and Video Essays, and much more. If you’re into action figures and cartoons, Toy Galaxy surely has something for you! 

Toy Galaxy will be at the show both days, and will have a booth in the guest section where they’ll be meeting with fans of the channel and selling channel merchandise. They’ll also be taking part in a Q&A/presentation in the panel area! (day and time to be determined soon).

 

Follow Toy Galaxy Online!

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/toygalaxytv

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ToyGalaxyTV

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

 

 

 

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/