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NECA Warehouse Sale at Retro Con 2021!

July 16, 2021 Leave a comment
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Popular toy maker NECA will be returning for Retro Con 2021! 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, Halloween, Gremlins, Godzilla, 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! 😎
 

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Ian James Corlett to Attend Retro Con 2021!

July 8, 2021 Leave a comment

“𝘋𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘰𝘯! 𝘋𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘰𝘯! 𝘙𝘰𝘤𝘬 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘰𝘯! 𝘋𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘰𝘯 𝘉𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘡!”

If you know that epic theme song, you’ll know our next guest… voice actor Ian James Corlett!

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When Dragon Ball Z first reached american TV in 1996, it’s was Ian you heard as the voice of main character Goku! Though considerably edited for violence at the time compared to its japanese original, the show was an instant hit with US audiences and has been a staple of the western anime scene ever since. For those who watched Dragon Ball Z in its early days in syndication and on Toonami, you got to know the character of Goku through Ian’s earnest and wholesome voice performance. Ian voiced the character throughout the entire Saiyan saga and the first half of the Frieza saga. Ian also played the turtle hermit Master Roshi in those same sagas.

You’ll also know Ian as the voice of Maximal cool cat “Cheetor” on the popular Transformers series Beast Wars! Starting out as an impetuous and reckless youth, the character matured over the course of the three seasons of the Beast Wars cartoon (and follow-up series Beast Machines) and became a valued member of the Maximal team. Ian was also the voice of the Axalon’s onboard computer “Sentinel” on the show.

Other notable characters Ian has played include the “blue bomber” himself Mega Man on the 1994 cartoon (as well as his faithful pooch Rush!), Glitch Bob and Guardian Bob on Reboot, Dr. Wiley on Captain N: The Game Master, Gnawgahyde and Rampart on GI Joe, Dr. Tofu on Ranma 1/2, T-bone and Bullzeye on Street Sharks, Coconuts on Sonic the Hedgehog, Hugh Test on Johnny Test, Chef Remy Bones on Vampirina, and many more!

Come meet him at Retro Con and give us your best Kamehameha!!

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See the Batmobile at Retro Con 2021!

June 29, 2021 Leave a comment

 

“Atomic batteries to power… Turbines to speed!” “Roger, ready to move out!”

 

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Appearing Saturday Only!!

A first for Retro Con, we have a Batmobile coming to the show! Based on the classic 1966 Batman series starring Adam West and Burt Ward, this replica has all the interior and exterior bells and whistles. Bat Phone included!

Look for the Batmobile in back of the hall, alongside other replica vehicles coming to the show such as the Jurassic Park jeep and DeLorean time machine!

A big thanks to Batmobile owner Tom Pollutri for agreeing to bring his beautiful car to the show!

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Meet The Voice of Space Ghost at Retro Con 2021: George Lowe!

June 18, 2021 Leave a comment

From coast to coast and coming to Oaks! Please welcome our next guest for Retro Con 2021: Voice actor George Lowe! George is best known for voicing superhero turned talk show host ‘Tad Ghostal’, better known to you as… SPACE GHOST!! 

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Broadcasting from the Ghost Planet with arch foes Zorak and Moltar as his hapless crew, Space Ghost Coast to Coast featured the title character interviewing notable public figures of the era. His interactions with guests were always hilarious, usually awkward, sometimes hostile, and occasionally resulted in the guests being blasted by Space Ghost’s power bands. 

 

 

George voiced Space Ghost in over 110 episodes for Cartoon Network between 1994 and 2008, as well as playing the character in cameo appearances in other CN shows. Space Ghost Coast to Coast was the unofficial start of ‘Adult Swim’ and inspired such popular series as Cartoon PlanetThe Brak ShowSealab 2021Aqua Teen Hunger ForceHarvey Birdman, and The Venture Brothers!

 

 

George also voiced the recurring character of… himself, George Lowe, on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, where he would have a different occupation in every episode which he appeared. He also provides multiple voices on Robot Chicken, his most notable being the recurring character of the depraved magical Unicorn. He also played Brak’s father on the popular Space Ghost spin-off series The Brak Show.

 

 

If you’ve never seen Space Ghost Coast to Coast, check this gem out on Hulu, HBO Max, and the Adult Swim website! It’s a quirky throwback to the 90’s. Then come meet the man behind the ghost at Retro Con 2021!

Meet the Cybertronic Spree at Retro Con 2021!

June 11, 2021 Leave a comment

“Beyond Good. Beyond Evil. Beyond Your Wildest Imagination.”

That’s the tagline from the 1986 classic animated feature ‘The Transformers: The Movie’. And we’ve got the perfect guests to help us celebrate the *35th Anniversary* of this epic film…

Their star is on the rise and nothin’s gonna stand in their way! Please welcome back for Retro Con 2021, the band that takes “heavy metal music” too literally… The Cybertronic Spree!!

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More than meets the eye, this band of Transformer characters are here on Earth with one critical mission: To party like it’s 1986! Join Hotrod, Arcee, Rumble, Unicron, Soundwave, Bumblebee, Shockwave, and all 5 faces of the Quintesson as they prove they’ve got the power to light your darkest hour! These rockstars in disguise play music from Transformers: The Movie, plus themes from hit films, cartoons, video games, as well as their own original tunes. They blend their love for the 80’s and 90’s pop culture into an energon-fueled, unforgettable live show that just might transform you back into a kid again!

The Cybertronic Spree have been rocking conventions and events since 2013. They’ve captivated audiences across Canada and the US with performances at such places as Anime North, Toronto ComicCon, Nerd Noise Night, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Montreal Comic Con, Dragon Con, Hasbro PulseCon, and of course (in their original US concert debut in 2017)… Retro Con! In that time, they went from the “best kept secret in music” to “must see musical experience”! And we couldn’t be happier for them.

The Cybertronic Spree will be attending Retro Con 2021 early in the day on Saturday (September 25th) as convention guests, where fans can meet with the band and purchase band-related merchandise. Tentative times are 10am to 1pm.

But of course we won’t stop there! The Spree will also be performing a LIVE IN-PERSON concert that Saturday night at 8pm at the nearby Arnold’s Family Fun Center! Tickets for this concert/after-party will be separate and will go up for sale very soon!

So come hang with the band at Retro Con early on Saturday, and then help them celebrate the 35th anniversary of Transformers: The Movie on Saturday night at the Retro Con afterparty!

 

**Cybertronic Spree Concert Tickets Now Available HERE!!**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the Cybertronic Spree Online!

Website: http://www.thecybertronicspree.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cybertronicband

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

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Mark Watts Gallery at Retro Con 2021

May 12, 2021 Leave a comment

We’re pleased to announce the return of artist Mark Watts for Retro Con 2021!

Mark is the man responsible for the brilliant artwork used on the boxes of the original G1 Transformers toy line! He did over 45 commissioned paintings for Hasbro between the mid 80’s and early 90’s, most used directly on the packaging of the product and accompanying instruction booklets. His art style set the trend that other artists would emulate for other characters in the line.

Some of the iconic characters he illustrated include Shockwave, the Constructicons, Jetfire, Predaking, Menasor, the series one Minibots, and dozens more! He also did several paintings used for pack-in mail-away offers for the Transformers line, such as Reflector, the “Time Warrior” Autobot watch, and the Omnibots.

Check out Mark’s booth in the guest section where he’ll be displaying his artwork and offering prints for sale! He had a great time meeting attendees in past years. He loved hearing stories of how some fans would cut his artwork out of the toy packaging as kids and tape it to the walls of their room.

Follow Mark Online!

Main Website: https://markwattsstudios.com/

Mark’s Table Art: https://www.tableartstudios.com/

Transformers Prints: https://markwattsstudios.com/collections/transformer-prints

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

Facebook 2: https://www.facebook.com/TableArtStudios/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarkWattsStudio

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Meet William Katt at Retro Con 2021!

March 18, 2021 Leave a comment

“Believe it or Not”, this month in 1981 marked the premiere of The Greatest American Hero on ABC!

We were super-bummed when we had to cancel the convention last year, because we were very excited to bring this particular guest to the show. But that’s okay… because now we get to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the show that made him a household name!

Please welcome actor William Katt to Retro Con 2021!

Mr. Katt is best known for playing the lead role in the classic 80’s action/comedy series ‘The Greatest American Hero’! Running for 3 seasons, the show followed the exploits of mild-mannered teacher Ralph Hinkley, who receives a super powered suit from aliens during a fate encounter in the desert. Immediately *losing* the instructions, Ralph has to learn the suit’s powers through trial and error, often with comical results. With the help of his FBI friend Bill and girlfriend Pam, together they use Ralph’s super powers to fight crime and injustice around the globe… one crash at a time.

Fondly remembered to this day, you can find the show on a multitude of channels and streaming services. And the theme song from the show, ‘Believe it or Not’ (sung by Joey Scarbury), is also still in regular rotation on radio stations across the country. Also, not a single Retro Con goes by that we don’t have an attendee dressed up as the character!

You’ve seen William in several well known movies as well, such as Stephen King’s Carrie (1976), the cult dinosaur classic Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985), and the popular horror/comedy House (1986). He’s also done voice acting, playing Green Guardsman in the Justice League animated series, and Hawkman in Batman: Brave and the Bold!

William is scheduled to be at the show both days, and will take part in a Q&A panel hosted by Fandom Spotlite.

Follow William Katt on Facebook:

facebook.com/The-Greatest-American-Hero-William-Katt-103061305765/

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Retro Con 2020 Is Cancelled

July 20, 2020 Leave a comment

With great sadness, we must report the cancellation of Retro Con 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic situation.

We did our best to hang in there, and tried to look into options to create a safe atmosphere for the show this year. But the current Green Phase protocol in Pennsylvania has severely restricted how many people can be at an indoor event, making a convention the size of Retro Con an impossibility. There is no scheduled end to the Green Phase, or even what comes after, so we have no choice but to pull the plug at this time.

Some shows in the area are planning to go forward this year by limiting how many people are in the hall at once, requiring masks, and enforcing social distancing. Retro Con is a very social event by nature, so we feel that these restrictions are the opposite of what our show is about. We’d rather put our effort into putting on a better show in 2021, than putting on a compromised show this year.

We are extremely sorry to disappoint you all. We hate to be yet another cancelled show on the calendar, especially at a time when fun diversions are in short supply. Even though the show is a lot of work for us, it’s also equally rewarding. The kind words we’ve received from attendees and vendors over the years, including this year, have made it all worth it. A silver lining is that we can finally give our extremely dedicated staff and volunteers a much needed break. We can’t thank them enough for their constant help and support over the past 8 years.

We will do our best to move our 2020 guests to next year’s show, as we were just as excited to meet them as many of you were. And if 2021 proves to be a more settled year, we hope to bolster our guest list further!

If you purchased a ticket to Retro Con 2020, we will be sending you a refund immediately. And to our 2020 vendors, please be on the lookout for an email from us this week, which will contain your refund options. If you don’t receive the email by Wednesday, please contact us.

Also, if you reserved a hotel room at one of our host hotels, please don’t forget to contact them for cancellation! We had group rates set up at the Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn.

We’ve never been very big on “moichandising”, but if you’d like to support Retro Con during our unscheduled down time, we’ve started designing t-shirts and other show merchandise on Teespring! If you feel so inclined, you can see our current items for sale here:

https://retrocons.com/merchandise/

We sincerely thank you for bearing with us during these uncertain times, and we really hope we can get back on track for 2021. We thank you for your support and we wish you all well! If you have any questions, please let us know.

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Guest Cancellation

August 11, 2016 Leave a comment

 

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Due to professional commitments, comedian Michael Winslow has had to cancel his appearance at Retro Con 2016. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

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