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Win a Super Nintendo Classic Edition at Retro Con 2017!

October 4, 2017 Leave a comment


We have secured a brand new Super Nintendo Classic Edition for the Retro Con 2017 raffle!

Pre-loaded with 21 classic titles (including Super Mario World, Zelda III, F-Zero and many more), this currently hard to find game system will be raffled off on Sunday afternoon at the show. One lucky winner will take it!!


We’ll also be raffling off one of  last year’s NES Classic Editions at the show!

Check out our other fantastic raffle items for 2017 here:


Win Free Stuff at the Retro Con 2017 Trivia Contest!

June 7, 2017 Leave a comment

We’ll once again be hosting our annual trivia contest at Retro Con 2017!


Hosted once again by our good friend Mike Breaux of  The Breaux Show, the contest will be held in the panel area at the convention on Saturday!

No sign-up is required and there are no age restrictions- Anyone can watch or play! We will reveal each item one at a time, then ask a trivia question related to it. Directly after we will randomly call on a person in the audience with their hand raised to answer. If they get it right, they win the prize on the spot. If not, we ask a different audience member until the prize is claimed!






So stop by the panel area Saturday to test your knowledge of all things geek and win cool prizes!!

Magic Card Gaming at Retro Con 2016!

August 11, 2016 1 comment

New Wave Comics & Collectibles has kindly agreed to host Magic Card tournaments all weekend at Retro Con!

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New Wave Comics & Collectibles offers a fun & inclusive space for everyone to enjoy comic books & games, whether you’re a n00b or Level V Geek!  Not sure where to start with comics?  Stop by for recommendations.  Know an awesome game you think they should be carrying?  Let them know!  New Wave Comics is an elitist-free zone — stop by & let your geek flag fly!

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New Wave runs Friday Night Magic every Friday at 6:30. They also hold all pre-releases and game days for all new releases along with holding a casual ‘game day’ every Thursday at the shop.   During casual game day, people will play different formats of magic like; Commander, Standard, Modern, etc.  They always have tables open in the back for people to play any time!

New Wave will be hosting Magic games all weekend long at the show! Look for them in the back-left of the hall!!

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Video Gaming at Retro Con!

July 6, 2016 Leave a comment


Video games are a large part of retro culture, so Retro Con will once again include a gaming section on the show floor!

This year The Game is Afoot Arcade will be bringing arcade games to the show!

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They will be hosting a variety of classic coin-ops including such titles as Crystal Castles, After Burner, Robotron 2084, and Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga!

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In addition they will be setting up their ‘Multicade’ machines, which feature over 5000 emulated titles to choose from! With games from the 1970’s through the 1990’s, there’s something for everybody!!

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In addition our friend Jim Cannon is planning to bring along his 1988 RoboCop coin-op machine, and our friend Derek Williams has graciously offered to bring his Dragon’s Lair machine for attendees to enjoy!

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And the best part is all machines will be set on FREE PLAY!! So take a break from shopping for awhile to stop by our arcade corner for some retro gaming fun!

And if home gaming is more your thing, Extra Life will be at the show and will have a variety of consoles set up for attendees to enjoy. Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $14 million for local CMN hospitals!

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A big thanks to The Game Is Afoot,, Jim Cannon, and Derek Williams for bringing their games to the show!

And a special shout-out and thanks to the website Retro-Daze, whose generous donation to the show made this feature possible!!

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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!

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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Tabletop Gaming at Retro Con 2015!

August 2, 2015 Leave a comment


We have console games, we have arcade games, and now Deal Me In Games will be running a selection of classic tabletop games at Retro Con!

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The tentative gaming schedule and entry fees are as follows:




10am – 12pm

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Rock’em Sock’em Robots – unlimited number of players. $5 entry fee

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1pm – 3pm

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Battleship – limited to 8 players. $5 entry fee

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3pm – 5pm

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Clue – limited to 12 players. $5 entry fee

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10am – 11am

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Jenga – Limited to 16 players. $3 entry fee

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11am – 12pm

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Chutes & Ladders – Limited to 12 players. $5 entry fee (free for kids 10 and under)

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1pm – 3pm

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Yahtzee – limited to 16 players. $3 entry fee.


**Prize list will be forthcoming, so stay tuned!!**


If you would like to preregister for any of the tabletop games, please contact Mike Smith at:

Categories: Contest, Retro Games

Arcade Corner at Retro Con!

July 21, 2015 1 comment


Our friends over at TooManyGames will have a wide variety of home consoles set up at the show like usual, but we’re also adding some arcade cabinets to the show floor this year compliments of Confetti Arcade!

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The tentative line-up will include machines such as the classic 4-player Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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Ms. Pac-Man and Asteroids

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And Tetris with Centipede/Missile Command/Millipede!

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  They will also have a few additional machines set up that will require quarters to play, such as these prize machines and a Family Guy pinball machine!

A big thanks to Confetti Arcade for bringing games to the show, and also a huge Thank You to our 2015 sponsor RetroDaze! Without their generous donation, this arcade corner would not be possible!

Categories: Retro Games