Guests

 

 

Guests For Retro Con 2021

 

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

 

*Some guests will require masks be worn!*

 

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William Katt

 

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William is best known for playing the lead role in the classic 80’s action/comedy series ‘The Greatest American Hero’! Following the exploits mild-mannered teacher Ralph Hinkley who receives a super powered suit from aliens. Promptly losing the instructions, Ralph has to learn the suit’s powers through trial and error with the help of his FBI friend Bill and girlfriend Pam. Fondly remembered to this day, you can find the show on a multitude of channels and streaming platforms. And the theme song from the show, ‘Believe it or Not’ is in regular rotation on radio to this day! You’ve seen William in several well known movies as well, including the supernatural chiller ‘Carrie’ (1976), the cult dinosaur classic ‘Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend’ (1985), and the popular horror/comedy movie ‘House’ (1986)!

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Designer Tim Clarke

Once known as the “King of Gross”, Tim is the co-creator of cult favorite 80’s toylines Sectaurs and Boglins! Tim started his career designing and building puppets for the Jim Henson Company. Most notable were the Mystics and Slaves that he sculpted and designed for the movie the Dark Crystal, guided by the incredible drawings of Brian Froud. He also worked on puppets for Sesame Street, the Muppet Show, and Fraggle Rock for which he created ‘Traveling Matt’. Boglins recently finished an extremely successful Kickstarter to revive the brand. Reaching nearly *ten times* its initial goal, the Boglins were put on the fast track to world domination!

Tim will be at Retro Con both days, and you can find him in Row 1 at the show!

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Ian James Corlett

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Ian was the voice of adult Goku on the earliest english dub of the classic anime Dragon Ball Z! Ian played the character for the entirety of the Saiyan Saga and for the first half of the Frieza Saga. He also voiced Master Roshi on the show. Ian also voiced Cheetor and Sentinel on the popular Transformers series Beast Wars. Other characters he played include Mega Man (and Rush!) on the 1994 cartoon, Glitch Bob & Guardian Bob on Reboot, Gnawgahyde on GI Joe, Dr Tofu on Ranma 1/2, T-bone & Bullzeye on Street Sharks, Coconuts on Sonic the Hedgehog, Hugh Test on Johnny Test, Chef Remy Bones on Vampirina, and many more!

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Terry Kiser

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A diverse character actor of over 50 years, Terry is best known for playing rubbed out insurance exec Bernie Lomax in the 1989 screwball comedy classic Weekend at Bernie’s, along with its sequel Weekend at Bernie’s 2! Terry also played the sinister role of Dr. Crews in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood,  and had the recurring role of nosy reporter Al Craven on Night Court.  He’s also had appearances on such popular shows as Lois & Clark, Three’s Company, Knight Rider, WKRP In Cincinnati, Diff’rent Strokes, Hill Street Blues, and many more!

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Dan Gilvezan

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Dan is best known 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. Dan also voiced Spider-Man (and his alter ego Peter Parker) throughout 24 episodes of NBC’s Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends Saturday morning cartoon show!  Dan voiced other Transformers characters in the G1 series as well, including Hotspot, Outback, Scamper, Snapdragon, and Goldbug. Other animation roles include Prince Dargon on Sectaurs, Slip Stream on GI Joe, Sean Harrison on Jem, and Cooler on Pound Puppies!

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George Lowe

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George is best known for voicing superhero turned talk show host ‘Tad Ghostal’, aka SPACE GHOST!! Broadcasting from the Ghost Planet with arch foes Zorak and Moltar, Space Ghost Coast to Coast featured the title character interviewing notable public figures of the era. 
George also voiced the recurring character of himself on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, voiced the depraved magical Unicorn on Robot Chicken,  and also played Brak’s father on the popular Space Ghost spin-off series ‘The Brak Show’!

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Eric “The Smoke” Moran

Eric Moran is a well known costumer, wrestler, and actor in the Philadelphia area and abroad. The former United States Marine was a professional wrestler for companies like GLOW, XCW, Cyberspace Wrestling, and WEW. He’s worked as film writer, director, producer, and actor on independent films and web series like The Deep End, Legacy, Trek Isolation, and Planetary Step (an Orville fan series). The Smoke could also be seen on shows such as Syfy’s Heroes of Cosplay and Comic Book Men. He has also been included in comic projects for Big City Comics Studios, DC Comics (as Freight Train), and George Perez’s Sirens. Eric always brings his retro best to the show and will be hosting both our costume contests!


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Matt Cardona

**Appearing Saturday Only! Signing times 12pm to 3pm!**

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Growing up in Long Island New York, Matt’s childhood dream was becoming a pro wrestler. He fulfilled that dream in 2006 by signing with the WWE, winning numerous championships in his 14 years there. His biggest in-ring achievement coming at WrestleMania 32, where in front of over 101,000 fans, Matt won a ladder match to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship! He would stay with the WWE until 2020, and is now currently signed with IMPACT! Wrestling.

Matt is also a hardcore collector! In 2018, he started The Major Wrestling Figure Podcast with friend Brian Myers. The weekly podcast about their love of action figures has led into live shows, toy hunts, a YouTube channel, and their very own toy line! 

Matt’s appearance at the show sponsored by The Gnome Club!

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The Cybertronic Spree

**Appearing at Concert Only**

**Concert Tickets Now Available! Order Them HERE!!**

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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 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 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.

 

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Mr. Lobo

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MR. LOBO’s late-night cult TV sensation of 20 years CINEMA INSOMNIA can be seen on ROKU channel OSI 74, Twitch, and YouTube! Host of Blobfest for 9 Years, and producer/curator of many Creature Features tributes, Mr. Lobo has appeared on MST3K box sets and documentaries like American Scary and Monsters Among Us. He also played Criswell in Plan 9 (2016), is a regular on Coast To Coast AM, and can be seen on Cinemassacre with James Rolfe. He also worked on the retro horror flick The Ranger for Shudder, was spoofed on Scooby Doo Mystery Inc.! Mr. Lobo lords over slumber party movie fun with his patented blend of humor & satire and claims “They’re Not Bad Movies–Just Misunderstood”.

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Cinema Sickness

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Look for Cinema Sickness in Row 6 at the show!

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Garrison Carida

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Garrison Carida is a Star Wars costuming group serving Eastern PA. Their members take pride and joy in attending various charity events in the community and freely volunteering their time to help others, all while also celebrating Star Wars. They have top-notch costumes and props, and a real knack for entertaining the crowd! Carida will be hosting a toy drive at the show too! They’ll have designated bins on the show floor to collect toy donations for Toys For Tots! If you have a new and unwrapped toy you’d like to see go to an underprivileged child, please stop by their booth and place it in one of these bins!

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The Finest: A GI Joe Costume Club

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DeLorean Time Machine

**Appearing Sunday Only**

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(Time Machine brought to Retro Con by Joe Butch!)

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Jurassic Adventures

Made from a Jeep Wrangler, this replica has been accurately customized and augmented to resemble the staff vehicles used in the original Jurassic Park movie. Look for it in the car section on the show floor, where the owners will have a themed backdrop and “jungle” set.

JP Jeep brought to the show by Frank Bedo and Monica Tulay! Monica plans to bring some of her fantastic retro-themed costumes to the show!

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1966 Batmobile Replica

**Appearing Saturday Only**

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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!

(Batmobile brought to Retro Con by Tom Pollutri!)

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James Bond Lotus Esprit

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A replica of the classic Lotus Esprit, as seen in the classic 1977 James Bond movie ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’! No promises yet, but are trying to rig up a “Wet Nellie” mode for the show, representing one of the coolest scenes in James Bond history, where the Esprit drives off a pier and dramatically transforms into a submarine!

(Lotus Esprit brought to Retro Con by Monica Tulay and Frank Bedo!)

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Keystone Ghostbusters

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The Keystone Ghostbusters is a Ghost-Corps certified franchise founded in 2016. The group has become a high profile entity within the tri-state area, and helped to establish one of the largest member based Facebook pages for the Ghostbusters community. They continue to support causes such as Take Steps and the Children’s Heart Foundation, and provide community service to the greater Montgomery county area!

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Guest Cancellations

Alan Oppenheimer, Kent McCord, and Mark Watts have to cancel their appearances at Retro Con 2021. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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