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Meet the Cybertronic Spree at Retro Con 2017!

February 15, 2017 Leave a comment

 

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. They’ll also be holding a Q&A in the panel area on Saturday (times to be determined).

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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!

**Please note, concert tickets will be a separate fee from the convention!  They will be very affordably priced and will be put online soon!**

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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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