Guests

Guests For 2019

 

*Unless stated otherwise, all guests will be at the show both Saturday and Sunday!*

 

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Robbie Rist

 

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Robbie is best known for voicing the high-spirited Michaelangelo in the 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies! Other notable roles of Robbie include Whiz in the hit 80’s tv show Kidd Video, Choji Akimichi in Naruto, ‘Iggy’ in Initial D,  Star in Balto, Stuffy in Doc McStuffins,  Mondo Gekko in 2012’s TMNT series,  ad the “ET”-esque alien in the AVGN live-action movie! Robbie can also be seen in live-action productions such as the Brady Bunch (as Cousin Oliver), The Bionic Woman, CHiPs, Knight Rider, Iron Eagle, and Sharknado (he also co-wrote and performed the Sharknado theme song)!

 

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David Kaye

 

 

David is best known for voicing devious Predacon leader ‘Megatron’ on the fan-acclaimed Transformers series Beast Wars!  He also voiced Autobot leader Optimus Prime in the popular late 2000’s Transformers Animated series, and is the voice of Clank in the long-running Ratchet & Clank video game series! Other notable roles include Sesshomaru from InuYasha, Soun Tendo on Ranma 1/2, General Hawk on DiC’s GI Joe, Professor X on X-Men Evolution, Recoome on Dragon Ball Z, the Narrator on Kingdom Hearts III, and is the current announcer on ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’! 

 

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Melendy Britt

 

 

Melendy is best known for giving voice to one of the most iconic and empowered female characters of the 1980’s: She-Ra, Princess of Power! Melendy voiced the character of She-Ra/Princess Adora through the show’s 93 episode run, plus TV specials. She also voiced other characters on the show such as Castaspella, Mermista, Catra, and Octavia. You may have heard Melendy in other cartoons as well, such as G1 Transformers, Plastic Man, The New Adventures of Batman, Flash Gordon, and Avatar: The Last Airbender!

 

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Gil Gerard

 

 

Gil Gerard is best known for his portrayal of Captain William “Buck” Rogers on the classic sci-fi tv series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. He played the character in all 37 episodes of the hit series, which ran from 1979 to 1981 and still holds a devoted fanbase to this day. With reruns currently being shown on MeTV, viewers are discovering (and re-discovering) this sci-fi gem! 

 

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Felix Silla

 

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Felix played Buck Rogers’ trusty ambuquad “Twiki” in nearly all 32 episodes of the classic 70’s TV series Buck Rogers in the 25th CenturyFelix has also had many other notable roles in his career of more than 50 years, including the “hair follicle-enriched” Cousin Itt on The Addams Family, one of the “Dinks” in Spaceballs, Lucifer in the original Battlestar Galactica series, played/stunt performed the hang gliding ewoks in Return of the Jedi, and was also the peculiar space alien “Meathead” in Meatballs Part II!

 

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Hacksaw Jim Duggan

 

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A true red-blooded American, this tough but lovable big guy always marched to the ring with a 2×4 slung over his shoulder and a red white & blue flag gripped tightly in his hand. Duggan would always get the crowd behind him by inspiring massive chants of “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” that would shake the rafters and intimidate his opponents. On the scene for four decades, Hacksaw is one of the most recognizable superstars in the wrestling world. He was the winner of the WWF’s very first Royal Rumble in 1988, won the WCW’s United States Championship in 1994, and was inducted into the WWE’s Hall of Fame in 2011!

 

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Dan Larson/Toy Galaxy

 

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Toy Galaxy describes itself as “Toy news, previews and reviews- wrapped up in a tasty little ball of entertainment and humor”! With a viewing audience of nearly 140,000 subscribers, their weekly videos on youtube cover everything from Marvel Legends, Star Wars, Transformers, He-Man, GI Joe, and many other toys, cartoons and shows from the 80’s, 90’s and today. They also have other features such as their popular ‘History of’ videos, plus toy haul videos, Oddities and Video Essays, and much more!

 

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The 501st Legion- Garrison Carida

 

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The Finest: A GI Joe Costume Club

 

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Delaware Ghostbusters

 

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The Cybertronic Spree

 

**APPEARING SATURDAY ONLY**

 

 

More than meets the eye, The Cybertronic Spree are here on Earth with one critical mission: To party like it’s 1986! These rockstars in disguise play music from The Transformers: The Movie, plus themes from hit films, cartoons, video games, and more. They blend their love for the 80’s and 80’s metal into an energon-fueled, unforgettable live show!

The Cybertronic Spree will be at Retro Con from 10am to 1pm on Saturday for a meet/greet, and will then be having a concert Saturday night at Arnold’s Family Fun Center.

**Tickets to the Saturday night concert are now Sold Out!**

 

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Tim Clarke

 

(Located in Vendor Row 2!)

 

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Once known as the “King of Gross”, Tim is co-creator of such cult favorite toy lines as Boglins and Sectaurs! He is also notable for his work in Jim Henson productions, where he designed and sculpted the Mystics in the Dark Crystal, and designed “Traveling Matt” for Fraggle Rock!

Tim will be in Vendor Row 2 at the show both days. Stop by his table to check out his newest Boglins, Sectaurs, and Totims products!

 

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Artist Mark Watts

 

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Mark is responsible for some of the iconic artwork used in the G1 Transformers toy line! He did over 45 commissioned paintings for Hasbro between the mid 80’s and early 90’s, most of which were used directly for the packaging of the product. Notable packaging illustrations he created include Shockwave, Jetfire, the Constructicons, the Stunticons, and all of the series one Minibots! 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.

 

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Cinema Sickness

 

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Cinema Sickness has been a collector of media since 2001 and has amassed one of the largest personal collections of cinematic media in the world! His daily vlogs document his visits to thrift stores, flea markets, department stores, and more in search of movies & tv shows in both modern and vintage formats, as well as games, books, and much more. A dedicated fan base of thousands tune in every day to watch his adventures!

 

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Eric “The Smoke” Moran

 

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Mr. Lobo

 

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Shrouded in mystery, Mr. Lobo is host of the late night movie program CINEMA INSOMNIA! His show is nationally syndicated on AMGTV, and seen on ROKU and other streaming devices. He lords over late night slumber party fun with his patented blend of humor and satire, and proves “They’re not Bad Movies–Just Misunderstood.”  He has been in dozens of film documentaries, has had many cameos in genre films, has provided commentary for MST3K box sets,  made over a dozen appearances on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, played Criswell in the “Plan 9” remake, and was parodied on SCOOBY-DOO! 
Starting Sept 6th Mr. Lobo will also be appearing as a recurring character with AVGN James Rolfe and Cineassacre!
You can watch episodes right now on his website CinemaInsomnia.com and on his channel OSI 74 — OSI74.com!

 

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James Rolfe/Angry Video Game Nerd

 

**Appearing Sunday Only**

 

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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 special effect elements. Other programs on the Cinemassacre channel include Rental Reviews, 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!

**James will be appearing at Retro Con on SUNDAY ONLY. He will be holding a 3 hour signing session, followed by a Q&A. **

 

**Signing session 12pm to 3pm on Sunday. Panel from 3:15pm to 4pm**

 

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**All Guests Subject To Cancellation Due to Illness or Professional Commitments**

 

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Due to a promotional tour scheduled for later this year,  Dan Gilvezan must unfortunately cancel his appearance at Retro Con 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we will try to bring Dan back for 2020! 

 

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