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Retro Con’s Truly Outrageous Karaoke Contest 2017!

June 26, 2017 Leave a comment

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Always a favorite, Retro Con’s Truly Outrageous Karaoke Contest will be back for Retro Con 2017!!

To be held on Saturday at the show, sign-ups will be in the lobby of Hall C (sign-up and competition times To Be Determined soon!). We will make an announcement over the PA system when we are ready to accept entrants. Depending how strong interest is, we may have to institute a lottery-type system to pick our 15 contestants. There are no sign-up fees or age restrictions.

We will have a wide variety of 80’s classics to choose from. Most will have on-screen lyrics to follow along with, but we will also be supplementing these with a few geek-related favorites that will have a *lyrics sheet only*. Consider these “extra credit” choices! 

The full list of song choices can be found HERE!

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The contest rules are as follows:

 

#1. No staff or volunteers may enter.
#2. Singing in costume is allowed, but will not affect the judges’ scoring.
#3. No skits are allowed. Dancing in place however is just fine (and encouraged).
#4. Solo artists only, please. No duets/trios/etc.
#5. Songs will be picked on a first-come, first-served basis. Songs will not be held for specific contestants. Also, outside music will not be allowed.
#6. No instruments will be allowed.
#7. All contestants must arrive at the panel/event room *15 minutes* prior to showtime for check-in and singing order assignment. If you are not present at this time, you may have to forfeit your place.
#8. Please no heckling from the audience or other contestants. Anyone found to be disorderly will be asked to leave the panel area.

#9. You MUST rock.

Prizes For 2017! 

 

First Place: A sealed NES Classic Edition!

 

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Second Place: A sealed Transformers Masterpiece Grimlock figure!

 

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Third Place: Three sealed LEGO Star Wars building sets!

 

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So consider signing up and channeling your inner 80’s rocker or one-hit wonder! And if you don’t fancy yourself a singer, stop by and cheer on from the audience!!

 

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Cybertronic Spree Concert Tickets Now Available!

May 19, 2017 Leave a comment

Retro Con presents… The Cybertronic Spree!

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Tickets are now available for the Cybertronic Spree concert, happening Saturday night October 14th at Arnold’s Family Fun Center! 

Venue: Arnold’s Family Fun Center (Water Tower section)
2200 West Dr
Oaks, PA 19456

Start time: 8pm

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Please purchase concert tickets via Paypal below. Clicking “1 Ticket” purchases a single concert ticket, clicking “2 Tickets” purchases two concert tickets, etc, etc..

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Please read concert details in full:

You DO NOT need to pre-register for (or attend) Retro Con itself to buy tickets for the concert. But likewise, purchasing a concert ticket does not grant you access into Retro Con.

Tickets will NOT be mailed to you. Please bring along a print-out of your Paypal receipt/invoice. The staff at Arnold’s will use it to check you in. If you cannot print out your paypal receipt, your picture ID will be fine as long as it matches the name we have on file for the ticket(s). We will send you a confirmation via email that we received your payment.

Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. However, in the unlikely event the concert is cancelled, full refunds will be given.

Please note you should enter through The Water Tower entrance at Arnold’s Family Fun Center, which is just to the right of the main entrance at Arnold’s (look for the blue awning). Arnold’s itself is located directly next door to The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks.

The concert start time is 8pm, though you can arrive any time after 7pm for check-in and mingling.

The concert will run about one hour. Time permitting, the Cybertronic Spree will be available for a meet/greet immediately after the concert. Attendees can purchase band-related merchandise at this time. But to ensure you get to meet the band and buy merchandise, please come to Retro Con on Saturday! The band will be at the show from 10am to 1pm.

Please note that this is a General Admission/Standing Room Only concert. This means that there will be no chairs in the main audience section, and there will be no assigned positions. The staff at Arnold’s will of course do their best to accommodate attendees with disabilities.

There is a separate room to the right of the stage where attendees can pay to play rounds of bowling while watching the concert on the venue’s large overhead screens. There is also a full bar in the venue, where attendees 21 and older can purchase drinks.

There are no age restrictions at this event, though all ages require a concert ticket. We do not recommend bringing very young children to this event, as it is a rock concert played at full volume. Please also keep in mind the concert will be held in a bar setting.

We want to keep this event fun and safe for everyone! Anyone found to be disorderly will be asked to leave without refund.

Missed our original announcement about the Cybertronic Spree? Read all about them here:

https://retrocons.com/2017/02/15/meet-the-cybertronic-spree-at-retro-con-2017/

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Meet the Cybertronic Spree at Retro Con 2017!

February 15, 2017 2 comments

 

Beyond Good. Beyond Evil. Beyond Your Wildest Imagination.

 

If you’re into Transformers, there’s a good chance you’ve seen youtube videos of our next guests in action. Hailing from the planet Cybertron (and currently stationed in Ontario, Canada), they are a band like no other!

Hotrod, Arcee, Rumble, Unicron, Spike, Soundwave, Bumblebee, and a Quintesson have been brought together by the power of rock ‘n’ roll. Together, they form:

The Cybertronic Spree!

 

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Known across the galaxy for having cast aside their warring factions for the sake of entertainment, the band has put together a wide repertoire of music for the enjoyment of all sentient beings! Most notably they perform songs from The Transformers: The Movie (1986) animated feature film. But they also rock tunes from hit retro films, cartoons, video games, and more- all at full volume!

These rockstars in disguise blend their love for 80’s metal into an unforgettable live show. It’s your cartoon childhood coming back to whack you in the face with awesome!

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The Cybertronic Spree will be attending the show early in the day on Saturday as convention guests, where fans can meet with them and purchase band-related merchandise. Tentative times are 10am to 1pm. 

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But of course we can’t stop there! The Cybertronic Spree will also be performing an hour long concert that Saturday night (October 14th) at 8pm at the nearby Arnold’s Family Fun Center!

**Purchase Cybertronic Spree Concert Tickets Here!**

 

https://retrocons.com/cybertronic-spree-tickets/

 

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Check out a small sample of the Cybertronic Spree’s music here:

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So come to the Retro Con to hang with the band, and then see them in concert Saturday night! This is one party you don’t want to miss!!

Follow the Cybertronic Spree at these places:

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Retro Con 2015 Karaoke Contest!

May 20, 2015 Leave a comment

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Our friend Nagi has kindly offered to host and sponsor a karaoke contest at Retro Con 2015! To be held on Saturday at the show, sign-ups will begin at 11:15AM at the Raffle table near the front of the hall. We will make an announcement about it. There are no sign-up fees or age restrictions.

The contest will run about an hour long, so we can only accept around 12 contestants in total. The contest itself will happen at 2:00PM in the panel area at the show.

We will have a wide variety of 80’s classics to choose from. Most will have on-screen lyrics to follow along with, but we will also be supplementing these with a few geek-related favorites that will have a *lyrics sheet only* (consider these “extra credit” choices).

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The contest rules are as follows:

#1. No staff or volunteers may enter
#2. Singing in costume is allowed, but will not affect the judges’ scoring.
#3. No props or skits are allowed.
#4. Solo artists only, please.
#5. Songs will be picked on a first-come, first-served basis. Songs will not be held for specific contestants. Also, outside music will not be allowed.
#6. No instruments will be allowed.
#7. All contestants must arrive at the panel/event room *15 minutes* prior to showtime for check-in and singing order. If you are not present around this time, you may forfeit your entry.
#8. Please no heckling from the audience or other contestants. Anyone found to be disorderly will be asked to leave the panel area.

#9. You MUST rock.

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The 1st Place winner of the contest will receive an unopened Transformers Masterpiece Ultra Magnus figure! Available only through import stores at the moment, this fully-transformable toy is valued at nearly $200!!

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Other prizes for runners-up include the “RoboCup” and the 1:21 scale diecast Ectomobile by Joyride!

So consider signing up and channeling your inner 80’s rocker or one-hit wonder!

 

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