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Guest Cancellation

September 8, 2022 Leave a comment

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We are very saddened to announce that due to health considerations, Alan Oppenheimer must cancel his appearance at Retro Con 2022.

Alan was really hoping he would be strong enough to make the trip out to Pennsylvania by the time the show rolled around, but unfortunately side-effects of a recent illness are hanging on. We know many of you were planning to come to the show on Saturday specifically to meet him, and for that we do apologize for being the bearer of bad news. Alan also sends his sincerest regrets.

But we wish Alan all our best. He’s an amazing man and we hope for his continued recovery. We’ll do our best to bring him back to the show for 2023.

Again, we are very sorry for the inconvenience.

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Retro Con Tees!

August 16, 2022 Leave a comment


Want to come to Retro Con in style? Buy a T-shirt from our Teespring store! 

See our full list of T-shirts and other stuff here:

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Retro Con 2022 Weekend Tickets Now Available!

February 11, 2022 Leave a comment


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Weekend tickets for Retro Con 2022 are now available for purchase!

Retro Con keeps it simple. If you can only come to the show on Saturday or Sunday, you can buy your ticket right at the door. Kids 12 and under get in for free with paying adult.

If you would like a weekend ticket however, they can be purchased in advance at the link below. A weekend ticket gets you a slick Retro Con attendee badge with lanyard, raffle tickets for Saturday and Sunday, and an acrylic Retro Con “Ten Year Anniversary” pin! Also, we start checking in weekend ticket holders at 9am on Saturday, an hour before General Admission begins. So consider this your “Earlybird” pass!

Can you buy a weekend ticket even if you only plan to attend the show one day? Absolutely! Many people buy the weekend pass simply for the swag, and for the option to get into the show early on Saturday.

Buy your Retro Con 2022 Weekend tickets here:


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Meet Dan Gilvezan at Retro Con 2021!

August 5, 2021 Leave a comment

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Please welcome to Retro Con 2021, voice actor Dan Gilvezan!

Dan is best known in the retro realm as the voice of the original Bumblebee on G1 Transformers! Dan voiced the small but dynamic Autobot in over 45 episodes of the original G1 cartoon, as well as the 1986 feature film, and the Transformers: Devastation video game. The character has been an “evergreen” fan-favorite through numerous incarnations of the Transformers fiction and toy line since his debut.

And not to be upstaged by a Volkswagen, Dan has another huge role for retro fans: Spider-Man! Dan voiced the webslinger (and his alter ego Peter Parker) throughout 24 episodes of NBC’s Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Saturday morning cartoon show! Though the show didn’t have a long episode run, it made its mark as one of the most remembered versions of Spider-Man to date due to its excellent voice acting and the chemistry between characters Spidey, Iceman, and Firestar!

Dan voiced other Transformers characters in the G1 series as well, including Hotspot, Outback, Scamper, Snapdragon, and Goldbug (the rebuilt version of Bumblebee). Other animation roles include Prince Dargon on Sectaurs, Slip Stream on GI Joe, Sean Harrison on Jem, and Cooler on Pound Puppies.

Dan is also an author! Dan has written an eclectic assortment of books over the past ten years, all available on Amazon. One book of note is Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer! The book details Dan’s years of recording for the G1 Transformers cartoon series and animated movie, and gives insight into the process of voice acting and his interactions with fellow voice actors of the era. Dan will have the book for sale at his table at Retro Con. It’s a fantastic read for any Transformers fan, and the cover art was done by Retro Con’s very own co-founder Rosemary!

Dan will be at the show all weekend, so stop by his table in the guest section to meet the voice of your childhood!

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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 Spree will 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!

Come help the Spree celebrate the 35th anniversary of Transformers: The Movie on Saturday night at the Retro Con afterparty!


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









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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.

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