Guests


Guests for Retro Con 2022!

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

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Micky Dolenz

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Micky Dolenz is best known as the vocalist and drummer for the 60’s pop group sensation The Monkees!  With such mega-hit songs as “Last Train to Clarksville”, “I’m a Believer”, “Pleasant Valley Sunday”, and “Daydream Believer”, this eclectic band sold more than 75 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling music groups of all time! The band later enjoyed a surprise revival in the 1980’s. Although Davy, Peter, and Mike have all passed on, Micky still keeps the band’s legacy going strong through musical performances throughout the country and world!

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Venus Terzo

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Venus Terzo is known for voicing such popular characters as Blackarachnia on Beast Wars, and female-type Ranma on the english dub of Ranma 1/2! She also played Princess Lana on Captain N: The Game Master, Jean Grey on X-Men Evolution, B-ko in the Project A-ko series, Wedy on Death Note, and numerous other roles in the world of anime and western animation. Venus is an onscreen actor as well! You can catch her in Stephen King’s It (1990), Sliders, Stargate SG-1, Andromeda, the Dead Zone, Psych, Supernatural, Skyscraper, and most recently in the recurring role of Dr. Elisa Schwartz on CW’s Arrow!

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Alan Oppenheimer

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Alan Oppenheimer is best known as the voice of one of the most unapologetically evil characters of the 80’s… Skeletor! Alan also voiced another favorite character from the 80’s: The flying luck dragon Falkor! More of his characters you might remember include Norman Burg on ‘The Big O’; the G’Mork and Rockbiter in ‘The Neverending Story’; Cringer, Man-At-Arms, and Merman on ‘He-Man’; Warpath, Beachcomber, and Seaspray on ‘G1 Transformers’; Overlord on ‘Blackstar’; Handlebar and Outlaw Scuzz on ‘BraveStarr’; Vanity on ‘The Smurfs’, Prime Evil on ‘Filmation’s Ghostbusters’; Colonel Trautman on ‘Rambo: The Force of Freedom’, Paladin Brandis in ‘FallOut 4’, Old Timer in ‘Toy Story 4’, and the list goes on and on!

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Tim Clarke

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 Once known as the “King of Gross” due to his penchant for inventing toys with wonderfully grotesque designs and gimmicks, Tim Clarke 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 notably the Mystics and Slaves he sculpted and designed for The Dark Crystal. He also worked on puppets for Sesame Street, the Muppet Show, and for Fraggle Rock where he created Traveling Matt!

 Tim will be at Retro Con both days, and you can find him in Row 1 at the show. He’s hoping to have the upcoming “Bat Boglins” ready to go by then, and possibly new surprises!

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Larry Kenney

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Larry Kenney is best known for voicing iconic 80’s hero Lion-O on the cartoon with possibly the greatest intro song of all time… ThunderCats! Larry also voiced Jackalman and Safari Joe on the show, as well as Bluegrass, Buzzsaw, and Poker-Face on the Rankin/Bass follow-up series Silverhawks. dding to his eclectic list of characters, Larry also voiced classic cereal mascots Count Chocula and Cocoa Puffs Sonny, the Chief on Teen Titans Go (with a cameo as Lion-O in one episode!), JB Cripps on Red Dead Online, and is even the voice of Skittles Candy! “Retro the Rainbow! Taste the Rainbow!”

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Lynne Lipton

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Lynne Lipton is best known for voicing the bo-staff wielding speedster Cheetara on the classic 80’s animated series ThunderCats! A favorite since episode one, the character has since transcended the ThunderCats cartoon and toy line and gone on to become a pop culture icon (and a “cartoon crush” for many). An actor of great versatility, Lynne actually voiced ALL the female characters on the first season of the ThunderCats show! These include the likes of the mischievous WilyKit, as well as Mumm-Rana, Queen Tatara, Ro-Bear Belle, Luna, and the popular recurring character Mandora the Evil Chaser!

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Peter Newman

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Peter Newman is best known as the voice of Tygra on ThunderCats! Like many in the cast, Peter also voiced other principal characters on the show. These include the evil mutant Monkian, the ThunderCat’s resident blacksmith Bengali, and WilyKit’s partner in mischief WilyKat! Peter also got to take the lead on Rankin/Bass’ follow-up series ‘SilverHawks’, where he played the fearless leader of the team: Quicksilver! He also voiced Mumbo Jumbo and Timestopper.

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Knight Rider Historians w/ Screen Used KITT

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Knight Rider Historians are dedicated to promoting the legacy of Knight Rider every way possible. From interviews with cast and crew, to episode commentaries, to unraveling show mysteries, to tracking down and preserving screen-used props from the series. They possess the world’s largest collection of Knight Rider props! KRH’s front man Joe will be joining us at Retro Con, and bringing along a screen-used KITT! This piece of tv history was used for stunts in seasons 3 & 4 of the show. This KITT has been seen on an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, and was even reunited with The Hoff himself on Good Morning America in 2019! Knight Rider Historians and KITT will be at the show all weekend, and photo ops with the car will be available for a fee. Now’s your chance to be Michael Knight!

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Four Horsemen Studios

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Started in 1999, Four Horsemen have been a huge presence on the collector action figure scene, having done sculpting for dozens of fan-favorite toy brands. In early 2015, Four Horsemen Studios unleashed their “Mythic Legions” figure line on the toy collecting world! This 6″ scale figure line is known for its detailed sculpting, swappable parts, poseability, wide variety of sizes, and their beautiful fantasy styling. With each new wave that premieres, new fans are drawn into this colossal and diverse world. And with the upcoming “Cosmic Legions” and their red-hot Figura Obscura releases, Four Horsemen Studios continues to create exciting and original new toy creations aimed at the adult collector! Four Horsemen Studios will be at Retro Con both Saturday and Sunday. They’ll be fully loaded up with their current in-house products for sale, so come get your fill!

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Eric “The Smoke” Moran

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 Eric is one the founders of Together Brothers Productions, an independent film production company based on the east coast. He’s worked as film writer, director, producer, and actor with over ten independent films and web series like The Deep End, Trek Isolation, and A Planetary Step . In 2014, The Smoke became a household name in the world of cosplay when he hosted the Syfy channel’s series, Heroes of Cosplay. His massive physique, cool demeanor, and confident style have led him to be a host for other panel events for celebrities. The Smoke was also included in projects highlighting in the world of comic books for Big City Comics Studios, DC Comics as Freight Train, and appeared in George Perez’s Sirens as well as the films ,The Surge of Power and JUN, The Spawn Fan-film, “Choices” and appearing on AMC’s Comic Book Men.

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Bob Budiansky

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Bob Budiansky enjoyed a 20-year career at Marvel Comics as editor, illustrator, and writer. As an editor, he oversaw titles that included Spider-ManDaredevil and the Fantastic Four. As an illustrator, he rose to prominence as the cover artist for Ghost Rider, eventually taking over the penciling chores. He also created his own Marvel Comics monthly series- Sleepwalker! Bob was instrumental in the early years of G1 Transformers, crafting character names and bios for nearly all of the Autobot and Decepticon characters from the first year of the line. These bios ended up directly on the toy packaging, and were used as a guideline for writing the characters’ personalities in the G1 comic and tv series. Bob went on to write character bios for over 250 Transformers characters over the course of six years, in the process coining such iconic Transformer names as Grimlock, Wheeljack, Starscream, and Megatron! Bob was also script writer for 50 issues of the original Marvel Transformers comic, occasionally penciling the cover art. 

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Star Wars 501st Garrison Carida

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

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