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NECA Warehouse Sale at Retro Con 2019!

August 12, 2019 Leave a comment

 

Popular toy maker NECA will be returning for Retro Con 2019! They’ll be bringing out their warehouse overstock, which includes hundreds of packaged action figures and other toys to the show! Many of these figures have been out of production for years.
 
The picture attached is some of their more recent offerings (not necessarily available at the show), but you can expect to see previously available figures from such lines as TMNT, Alien(s), Predator, AVP, Terminator, Batman, Superman, Rocky, Gears of War, Evil Dead, Friday the 13th, Planet of the Apes, Gremlins, and much more. Items will be priced to move!
 
NECA is scheduled to be at the show all weekend, though they often sell through their stock by the end of Saturday, so we recommend shopping with them that day.
 
Want early dibs? Please purchase a weekend ticket to Retro Con! We let Preregistants in an hour early on Saturday! 😎

Retro Con Presents the Out Of Your Shell Karaoke Contest!!

July 26, 2019 Leave a comment

 

Always a crowd-pleaser, Retro Con’s Karaoke Contest will be back for Retro Con 2019! And this year we’re getting 100% more amphibian by christening it the Retro Con Out Of Your Shell Karaoke Contest!!

 

 

 And helping us with that task is the voice of movie Michaelangelo himself, Robbie Rist!! Robbie is a lifelong musician and singer, and has very kindly agreed to be a guest judge at the contest this year!

 

 

Hosted once again by our good friend Nagi Oki, the Karaoke contest will be held on SUNDAY at the show (sign-up and competition times will *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 (and some early 90’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!

 

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 2019! 

 

1st Place: Full sealed set of NECA 7″ scale Turtles!

 

 

2nd Place: Mutagen Container Prop by NECA!

 

 

3rd Place: NECA Gamer Gremlin!

 

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 So consider signing up and channeling your inner 80’s rocker! And if you don’t fancy yourself a singer, stop by and cheer on from the audience!! The contest is always a highlight of the convention!

A big thanks to Robbie Rist for agreeing to help judge the show! And also thanks to our friend Nagi for running and co-sponsoring the contest (and for making this snazzy graphic for this year)!

Meet Robbie Rist at Retro Con 2019!

July 10, 2019 Leave a comment

 

“God, I love being a turtle!!!”

Please welcome actor Robbie Rist to Retro Con 2019!

 

 

An actor of more than 45 years, Robbie’s most prominent role is voicing the high-spirited Michaelangelo in the 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies! Playing the energetic character in all 3 movies, Robbie has some of the most quotable lines in the series. “Pizza dude’s got 30 seconds…”, “Ohh, a fellow ‘chucker, eh?”, and of course the classic “Wise man say: Forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza.”

 

 

Robbie also played genius teenager “Whiz” in the hit 80’s Saturday morning tv show Kidd Video! A hybrid of animation and live-action, Robbie not only voiced the character, but also acted in the live-action segments of the show, and performed the music videos with the rest of the main cast.

 

 

Other notable animation roles of Robbie include Choji Akimichi in the popular anime series Naruto, ‘Iggy’ in Initial D, sled dog Star in Balto, Stuffy in Doc McStuffins, Tricerashot in Transformers: Robots in Disguise, and (returning to the franchise) Mondo Gekko in 2012’s TMNT series. And of special note to Angry Video Game Nerd fans, Robbie voiced the “ET”-esque alien creature in the AVGN live-action movie!

 

 

Being an actor since he was 8 years old, Robbie can also be seen in live-action productions across 5 decades, such as the Brady Bunch (as Cousin Oliver), What’s Happening, The Bionic Woman, CHiPs, Knight Rider, Iron Eagle, and in Sharknado as Robbie the Bus Driver (he also co-wrote and performed the Sharknado theme song).

Robbie will be at the show both days, so catch him in the guest section on the show floor! He’ll also be part of a Q&A at the show (day and time to be determined soon).

Rob Paulsen at Retro Con 2017!

March 9, 2017 Leave a comment

We welcome voice actor Rob Paulsen to Retro Con 2017!

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Rob has been in the voice acting industry for nearly 35 years (and still going strong), and truly bridges the gap between generations. Not only is Rob the voice of sarcastic wisecracker Raphael on the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series (1987 to 1996), he is also the voice of tech-genius Donatello on the current incarnation of TMNT on Nickelodeon (2012 to 2017)!!

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Rob is also the voice of such wildly popular characters as Yakko Warner on Animaniacs, and Pinky from Pinky and the Brain! Other notable voices of Rob include Tripwire and Snow Job on GI Joe, Slingshot and Air Raid on G1 Transformers, and he played the lead roles on Mighty Max, Saber Rider, and The Mask!

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Please check out Rob’s full voiceography over at Voice Chasers!

Follow Rob Paulsen at the following places:

Main Website: http://robpaulsenlive.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/robpaulsenlive/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yakkopinky

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rob_paulsen/

TMNT II Screening at Regal Cinemas Oaks!

August 23, 2016 Leave a comment

It’s time to GO NINJA GO NINJA GO!!

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In conjunction with Retro Con, the Regal Cinemas Oaks 24 next to the expo center has lined-up a 25th anniversary screening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze!

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The start time is 7pm that Saturday, which gives you plenty of time after the show ends for the day to relax a bit, grab a bite to eat, and then take in a retro classic! This screening is for anyone, not just Retro Con attendees, and standard ticket prices do apply.

This digital screening is sponsored by Cheeburger Cheeburger Oaks, PA!

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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!!

Meet Cam Clarke at Retro Con 2016!

May 13, 2016 Leave a comment

This year we’re adding some serious Turtle Power to Retro Con with the inclusion of voice actor Cam Clarke to the show!

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Cam Clarke is a prolific American voice actor and singer, well known for his work in animation and video games. He often voices teenagers and other similarly young characters. Cam began his acting career performing with his family on the musical variety show, The King Family.

He continued to perform with his family on various TV specials until the 1980s when he got his first voice acting roles in the animated shows Snorks and Robotech. Clarke was taught by established voice actor Michael Bell. To date, Clarke has voiced over one hundred titles. Cam is easily recognizable by his distinct voice which can fluctuate from adolescent sounding, to deep and soothing, to a faux British.

Cam’s most famous role is probably that of katana-toting leader of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Leonardo!

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Being the most disciplined and cultured of the team, his turtle brothers would sometimes tease him for being too serious at times, but they also respected him as their leader (usually). Cam voiced the steadfast character in close to 200 episodes of the original TMNT series between 1987 and 1996!

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Cam also voiced the dimwitted mutant Rocksteady on the show, who along with his best friend Bebop were Shredder’s chief underlings. They remained in the show for all 10 seasons.

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Cam also played two prominent roles on Harmony Gold’s Robotech series: Ace pilot Max Sterling in the original “Macross” chapter of the show, and resistance soldier Lancer/singer Yellow Dancer in “The New Generation”.

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Another lead role Cam played was that of He-Man and Prince Adam in the 2002 relaunch of the Masters of the Universe series! Though the show and toy line were relatively short-lived, this iteration of MOTU still has a loyal fanbase to this day.

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A popular villain role Cam played was Liquid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series, genetic-twin and nemesis of Solid Snake. Cam played the character in Metal Gear Solid, MGS 2, and MSG: The Twin Snakes.

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And a popular protagonist role of Cam’s was that of gang-leader Shotaro Kaneda in the english dub of the anime classic Akira!

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Also, RPG fans may recognize Cam as the voice of such characters as Kratos Aurion in Tales of Symphonia, Ryudo in Grandia II, Will Raynard in Tales of Legendia, as well as the male Blood Elf in World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade!

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Cam will be on hand all weekend for autograph and photo ops. Prices will be listed on the website as we get closer to the event.

Go Green Machine!!