Guests for 2023 

(Unless stated, guests will be attending both Saturday and Sunday)

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John Schneider

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John first shot to stardom when he played Beauregard “Bo” Duke on the 80’s smash hit tv show The Dukes of Hazzard! The primary driver of the General Lee (and typically the one known for taking the General off most of its legendary jumps!), Bo was also the more impulsive one between himself and his cousin Luke, and usually the one to get the two of them into trouble. John found himself on another huge tv hit when he was cast as Jonathan Kent on the mega-popular show Smallville in the 2000’s! More than just a “support” and moral compass character on the show, Jonathan was also a major part of the action for several seasons! 

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Catherine Bach

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Catherine is best known for playing Daisy Duke on the smash-hit 80’s tv show The Dukes of Hazzard! A feisty Southern Belle, Daisy could hold her own alongside cousins Bo and Luke! The show quickly turned Catherine Bach into a household name, and the character of Daisy Duke into a pop culture icon! Catherine famously posed as Daisy for a wall poster that sold 5 million copies, and she spawned a fashion craze in the early ’80s when cut-off denim short-shorts became known as “Daisy Dukes”! Catherine has also enjoyed a long stay on the popular daytime drama The Young and the Restless, where she plays scheming con artist Anita Lawson!

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Tom Wopat

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Tom Wopat will forever be remembered as strapping, plaid shirt-wearing good ol’ boy Luke Duke on the smash hit 80’s action/comedy tv series The Dukes of Hazzard! Running from 1979 to 1985, the show was one of the very most popular series of the era, and still has a very large fanbase to this day. His signature “hood slide” across the General Lee was one of the show’s most memorable hallmarks! After Dukes ended, Tom successfully refocused his talent as a recording artist. He also became a leading man of Broadway, and continues to act in tv and movies to this day!

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Kathy Garver

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Kathy is beloved for her portrayal of Firestar on the 1980’s animated hit ‘Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends’! The show ran for three seasons as part of NBC’s Saturday morning line-up, making its indelible mark on pop culturee! Kathy is also very well known for her iconic role as Cissy Davis on the classic 1960’s sitcom ‘Family Affair’! The show ran for 5 seasons, and has been in reruns ever since, drawing in new fans with each generation that discovers it!

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Sam J. Jones

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Sam J. Jones is best known for playing the title role in the 80’s sci-fi classic Flash Gordon! While the movie failed to make a big splash at the box office, it has since gone on to celebrated cult status with its campy tone, eccentric characters, flamboyant costumes and sets, and a hard-pumping soundtrack by legendary rock group Queen! Sam also starred in the Glen A. Larson series ‘The Highwayman’, The Spirit, and played bounty hunter Aris Boch on Stargate SG-1. Sam also had notable appearances as a spoofed version of himself in the offbeat ‘Ted’ movies! Sam was even the subject of his very own documentary called “Life After Flash” in 2017! 

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Greg Evigan

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Greg is best known for his role in the endearing 70’s/80’s tv show B.J. and the Bear! Greg played Billie Joe McKay, trucker traveling the highways in his red & white Kenworth Aerodyne with his chimpanzee sidekick ‘Bear’. A mix of action and comedy, the Glen A. Larson created show is still popular and fondly remembered to this day, despite the series never being released on official DVD or playing on streaming services. Greg moved on to another hit show in the late 80’s, playing Joey Harris for three seasons on the sitcom My Two Dads! He also starred as lead character Jake Cardigan in the 90’s sci-fi movie/tv series TekWar, based on the book series of the same name!

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The Cybertronic Spree

**Appearing Saturday Only, 10am to 1pm**


Hotrod, Arcee, Rumble, Unicron, Soundwave, Bumblebee, Shockwave, and the Quintesson are… The Cybertronic Spree! These rockstars in disguise play music from Transformers: The Movie (1986), plus songs from hit movies & tv shows, cartoons, classic rock, video games, as well as their own original tunes. They blend their love for 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 early on Saturday (September 9th) as convention guests, where fans can meet the band and pick up band-related merchandise. They’ll also be having a concert at Arnold’s at the Factory in Oaks, featuring singer and musician Stan Buch! Tickets go on sale in May!

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Stan Bush

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Stan Bush is best known for his iconic song “The Touch”, heard prominently during Optimus Prime’s epic last stand in the classic 1986 animated film ‘Transformers: The Movie’! An anthem for Transformers fans around the world, The Touch has been used in several TF productions over the years, and also featured on ABC’s The Goldbergs, NBC’s Chuck, FOX’s American Dad, Guitar Hero: World Tour, Saints Row IV, Shadow Warrior 2, the movie Boogie Nights, and many more! Stan also collaborated with Vince DiCola for the song “Dare”, another standout track from the Transformers movie!

Stan will also be taking the stage with the Cybertronic Spree for our Saturday night concert!! Being held at ‘Arnold’s at the Factory’ in Oaks, Stan will be singing Dare and The Touch with the band as back-up, as well as one or two more surprises!  Concert tickets go on sale soon!

**Stan Bush’s trip to Retro Con is being sponsored by Tommy & the Order of Cosmic Champions!** 
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Mark Watts Gallery

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Mark is the man responsible for the brilliant artwork used on the boxes of the original G1 Transformers toy line! He created over 45 commissioned paintings for Hasbro between the mid 80’s and early 90’s. His dynamic 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, Jetfire, the Constructicons, Predaking, Menasor, the original Minibots, and dozens more! 

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Eric “The Smoke” Moran


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All guests are subject to cancellation due to professional commitments or illness*

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