Guests

 

 

 

Guests For Retro Con 2021

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

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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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Kent McCord

Kent is best known for his role as Officer Jim Reed in the classic 60s/70s TV series ‘Adam-12’. The series ran for an impressive 174 episodes from 1968 to 1975, and is still gathering new fans to this day. The character of Officer Jim Reed also appeared in other series within the same “universe” as Adam-12, such as ‘Dragnet’ and ‘Emergency!‘. Kent also had a pivotal reoccurring part on the hit Sci-Fi Channel show ‘Farscape’, where he played Jack Crichton, father of lead show character John Crichton. You may also remember Kent from his roles in such movies and tv shows as Airplane 2: The Sequel, Predator 2, Galactica 1980, Return of the Living Dead III, SeaQuest DSV, and much more!

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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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The Cybertronic Spree

**Appearing Saturday Only!**

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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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Mark Watts Studios

Mark Watts is 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. Some of the iconic characters he illustrated include Shockwave, the Constructicons, Jetfire, Predaking, Menasor, the series one Minibots, and dozens more!

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