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!
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!
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!!
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!
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!
And a special shout-out and thanks to the website Retro-Daze, whose generous donation to the show made this feature possible!!
We’re happy to report the return of a fan-favorite for Retro Con 2016: James Rolfe, AKA the Angry Video Game Nerd!
“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** (times to be determined). He will also be part of a 45 minute Q&A afterwards.
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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!
The tentative gaming schedule and entry fees are as follows:
10am – 12pm
Rock’em Sock’em Robots – unlimited number of players. $5 entry fee
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1pm – 3pm
Battleship – limited to 8 players. $5 entry fee
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3pm – 5pm
Clue – limited to 12 players. $5 entry fee
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10am – 11am
Jenga – Limited to 16 players. $3 entry fee
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11am – 12pm
Chutes & Ladders – Limited to 12 players. $5 entry fee (free for kids 10 and under)
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1pm – 3pm
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: email@example.com
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!
The tentative line-up will include machines such as the classic 4-player Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
Ms. Pac-Man and Asteroids
We are pleased to announce the return of two Retro Con alumni for this year’s show: Doug Walker, aka The Nostalgia Critic, and James Rolfe, aka The Angry Video Game Nerd!
Though at one time they shared a faux rivalry, they’ve always remained good friends and now often collaborate on videos together. One of the more recent being an extended review of the 2014 TMNT movie!
“I remember it so you don’t have to!”
Doug Walker is best known for his video reviews as ‘The Nostalgia Critic’. The show involves the title character looking back at movies and tv shows from the 80’s and 90’s, and pointing out why they may not be quite as classic as we remember them. He also reviews newer movies, along with oddities from the past such as this crazy animated Titanic movie featuring a rapping canine! With humorous insights and a frenetic style, the show has been a huge hit since 2008 and is still going strong. You can check out his team’s work over at Channel Awesome!
“What were they thinking?!”
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. In addition he’s made videos reviewing retro movies, toys, board games, and more. Last year he also released a feature-length movie based around his AVGN character. Check out his team’s huge body of work over at Cinemassacre.com!
Doug will be available at the show both Saturday and Sunday for autographs and pictures. He will also be hosting a Q&A panel on Sunday afternoon.
James will be at the show for autographs and pictures on **SUNDAY ONLY** and will be signing from 11am to 2pm. James will be part of the same Q&A panel as Doug at 2pm.
Retro Con is pleased to announce the return of fan-favorite James Rolfe, aka the Angry Video Game Nerd, to the show this year!
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. He’s also made videos reviewing retro movies, toys, board games, and much more. He’s currently deep into editing a feature-length movie based around his AVGN character!
Check out he and his team’s huge body of work over at Cinemassacre.com!
James will be signing for three hours on Sunday September 28th at the show, from 12pm to 3pm. He will also be hosting a screening of the AVGN movie on Sunday afternoon. Full details HERE!