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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

Meet Andre Meadows of Black Nerd Comedy at Retro Con 2016!

August 19, 2016 2 comments

We are pleased to announce youtube personality Andre Meadows will be attending Retro Con 2016!

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Andre is the driving force behind Black Nerd Comedy, a popular channel on youtube where he posts frequent videos about geek entertainment, nerd news, rants & reviews, pop culture, conventions, and 80’s-90’s retro nostalgia!

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An unabashed geek inside and out, Andre is also a devoted collector and has a particular fondness for TMNT, Power Rangers, Nintendo, Gremlins, and the Smurfs. In other words, he’ll feel right at home at Retro Con!

Andre will be at the show all weekend to meet with fans, and will be hosting a Q&A panel on Sunday at Retro Con. He has also graciously offered to moderate our voice actor panel on Sunday, featuring Cam Clarke, Pat Fraley, and Alan Oppenheimer!

A huge thanks to Andre for agreeing to come to the show on such late notice, and a special thanks to Kristy Sproul of  Voice Chasers for her assistance in getting Andre to Retro Con!!

Angry Video Game Nerd at Retro Con 2016!

March 23, 2016 Leave a comment

 

We’re happy to report the return of a fan-favorite for Retro Con 2016: 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 more than a decade and still going strong!

Other programs on his 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 have a 3 hour signing session on **SUNDAY ONLY** from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. He will also be part of a 45 minute Q&A afterwards.  

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Celebrate M.A.S.K. at Retro Con 2015!

September 1, 2015 Leave a comment

 

“Illusion is the Ultimate Weapon!”

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Help us celebrate the 30th anniversary of the M.A.S.K. toy line and cartoon at Retro Con 2015!! Members of Agents of MASK and Matt-Trakker.com will be at the show and hosting a panel on Saturday from 11:15am to 12:00pm, which will include the voice of Matt Trakker himself- Doug Stone!

 

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Doug will be joining two panels during the convention- one with his voice acting peers, and another separate panel just to discuss M.A.S.K.! Doug will also be signing autographs during the event at no charge!

So what will Agents of M.A.S.K. be contributing to the convention? Well first off, admins Wyatt and Jason will be in attendance on Saturday and will be joining their friend Bill Faries of Matt-Trakker.com for the aforementioned M.A.S.K. panel. They are also planning to record some video segments for their YouTube channel and possibly a special MASKast to be released at a later date!

They will also be providing some printed material for the show. If you’re a M.A.S.K. fan, but don’t have any items for Doug Stone to sign, they’ll have you covered! They’ve designed a special photo montage print just for Retro Con! Check it out below…

 

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8.5 x 11 glossy prints (minus logo watermark) will be made available for free at Doug’s table. These will be at a limited quantity, so we ask one per person. They will also be providing a free handout containing information about the online M.A.S.K. fan community. These flyers will be made available in a common area and we they also likely hand them to fans as they browse the convention floor.

They are looking forward to meeting some of their followers and MASKast listeners, so please let them know if you plan to attend! We would love to see M.A.S.K. fans come out in full force!!

Categories: Guests, M.A.S.K., Panels

Retro Con 2015 Panel & Event Schedule

August 12, 2015 Leave a comment

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Saturday September 12th, 2015

 

8:30am: Preregistrant Check-in

9:00am: Show Opens

9:30am: Panel- Starship Farragut : The Crossing, with John Broughton (Panel Area)

10:30am: Panel- Children of the ’80s, with Cinevore Studios (Panel Area)

11:15am: Panel- M.A.S.K., with Doug Stone, Matt-Trakker.com, Agents of MASK (Panel Area)

12:00pm: Raffle Session 1

-Battlestar Galactica/Twilight Zone Bobbleheads (donated by Thomas D’Orsi)/
 Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars Action Figures book
-Star Wars Black Series Figures (donated by Nick Govosdian)
-TMNT reissue figure set with Party Wagon (donated by Nick Govosdian)

12:15pm: Trivia Contest! Hosted by The Breaux Show (Panel Area)

1:00pm: Junior/Adult Costume Contest, 14 and Older! Hosted by Eric “The Smoke” Moran (Panel Area)

2:00pm: Truly Outrageous Karaoke Contest! Hosted by Nagi Oki (Panel Area)

3:00pm: Panel- Mr. Lobo/Cinema Insomnia (Panel Area)

3:45pm: Raffle Session #2

-NECA Iron Man figure (donated by MegaStar Toys)
-Yarn Soundwave character figure
-Masterpiece Soundwave figure

4:00pm: Charity Auction! Auctioneered by John Moschitta (Panel Area)

5:00pm: Show Closes

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Sunday September 13th, 2015

 

9:00am: Show Opens

11:00am: Panel- Puppetry in Film & Television, with Jim Martin (Panel Area)

11:00am to 2pm: James Rolfe/AVGN signing

12:00pm: Raffle Session #1

-Star Wars Black Series Vehicles and Jabba set (donated by Nick Govosdian)
-MOTU Classics Hover Robots (donated by SEO Toy Review)
-Kre-O GI Joe Terror Drome

12:15pm: Kids Costume Contest, 13 and under! (Panel Area)

1:00pm: Panel- 80’s Voice Actors! Michael Bell, John Moschitta, Doug Stone, and Michael McConnohie (Panel area)

2:00pm: Panel- Angry Video Game Nerd & The Nostalgia Critic (Panel Area)

2:45pm: Raffle Session #2

-Star Trek Enterprise toy signed by Willam Shatner (donated by Nick Govosdian)
-Ghostbusters PKE Meter
-Matty Collector Back to the Future Hoverboard

3:00pm: Captain Kyle’s Cosplay Spotlight Recording (Panel Area) More info here!

4:00pm: Show Closes

Live Taping of Captain Kyle’s Cosplay Spotlight at Retro Con!

July 31, 2015 Leave a comment

 

Join the fun as Captain Kyle’s Cosplay Spotlight records a LIVE episode of their show at Retro Con 2015!

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Be part of the live audience… cheer… groan… laugh… as Captain Kyle interviews a cosplayer TWICE… first as the character, and then as the cosplayer behind the costume!

Captain Kyle will be scouting the con on Sunday for a cosplayer to interview… could it be you? If you know your character and can play the role well, you might be chosen to be on this very special episode! Plus throughout the day Constance will be interviewing cosplayers, taping trivia battles and much more!

Don’t miss the first taping of this show live at a con… and not just any con… RETRO CON!!

Check out their commercial at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ_0Izlzkvw

 
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Cinevore Studios at Retro Con!

July 30, 2015 Leave a comment

 

We welcome the highly talented and versatile Cinevore Studios back for Retro Con 2015!

 
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Cinevore Studios is a Philadelphia-area production company that produces original scripted projects with a slant towards gamer and nerdy genres. They’re best known for their work with Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie, as well as the revived Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathons. They produce Moot, a series about what goes on behind closed doors in the teacher’s lounge for WHYY-TV, as well as Nerd vs. Geek, a series about the problems that arise when three awkward social circles – a MENSA chapter, a gamer group, and drama club – becoming Craigslist roommates.

 
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Their retro content includes Living in 8 Bits, a web series about retro video game tropes, OverAnalyzers, a NSFW series about a team of quack scientists that analyze pop culture tropes such as how Batman’s pole works, and retro gamer-genre shorts for The Continuum, Firefall’s gamer-genre network. And if you like things REALLY retro, they also work on Victorian Cut-out Theater, an animated series that uses old Victorian illustrations to tell wild stories about eccentric billionaires, automatons, and The Bride of Frankenstein.

 

 The Cinevore gang will be hosting a panel at the show on Saturday called…

“Children of the ‘80s”

 

Presented by Stephanie Yuhas, Matt Conant. Michael Licisyn & Sarah Braun

In their own words…

“The movies, shows, games, and toys we surround ourselves with as children can directly shape our personal, social and professional decisions made throughout our lives.

Our panelists’ love of pop culture lead them from being fans to  filmmakers that produce projects involving the Philadelphia Phillies, Nintendo, LEGO, Dungeons & Dragons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars, Back to the Future, and Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day (but not all at the same time. Boy, that would be bananas).

Learn why we take pride in our nerdy hobbies, how we’ve shaped them into careers and lifestyles, and how to do the same with your own passions. Join the conversation!”

Signing at the Cinevore booth will follow immediately after panel.

About the Panelists…

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Stephanie Yuhas learned English from Bugs Bunny cartoons, and her interest in video games, Dracula, and Barbies led to the publication of her first book, American Goulash.

Matt Conant’s experiences designing worlds in games like Civilization and Dungeons & Dragons helped him become a successful entrepreneur and filmmaker at Cinevore Studios.

Michael Licisyn’s childhood love of both retro gaming and baseball has shaped his career to this day as the creator of Living in 8-Bits and editor at the Philadelphia Phillies.

Sarah Braun’s early years playing role-playing games developed her skills and personality as an award-winning actress.

 

We look forward to seeing what Cinevore brings to the show and we thank them immensely for coming back for another year!

Categories: Guests, Panels, Youtube