We’re happy to report that our old friend Mr. LoBo will be back again for Retro Con 2016!
He proves that “They’re not Bad Movies–Just Misunderstood.” Mr. Lobo has been a special guest and emcee for BLOBFEST in PA since 2010. Mr. Lobo has also hosted many live events and film festivals, and provides background on the films, with comedy, games, and prizes. He has been in dozens of film documentaries, has had many cameos in genre films, is a returning guest on national radio talk shows including COAST TO COAST AM with GEORGE NOORY, provided commentary for MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER box sets, has been featured on TMZ, and parodied on SCOOBY-DOO!
Mr. LoBo will be at the show all weekend, and will be hosting a panel on Saturday afternoon at 4pm!
This election year, check out the candidates you REALLY want! Batman, Iron Man and She-Hulk will be having a presidential debate live at Retro Con! And YOU can be part of it!
Join the fun in the panel area on Saturday, September 24th. Ask our super-candidates their thoughts on the economy, alien immigration or laser gun control… it’s up to you! This panel will be featured in an episode of Captain Kyle’s Cosplay Spotlight! Don’t miss it!
We are pleased to announce youtube personality Andre Meadows will be attending Retro Con 2016!
Andre is the driving force behind Black Nerd Comedy, a popular channel on youtube where he posts frequent videos about geek entertainment, nerd news, rants & reviews, pop culture, conventions, and 80’s-90’s retro nostalgia!
An unabashed geek inside and out, Andre is also a devoted collector and has a particular fondness for TMNT, Power Rangers, Nintendo, Gremlins, and the Smurfs. In other words, he’ll feel right at home at Retro Con!
Andre will be at the show all weekend to meet with fans, and will be hosting a Q&A panel on Sunday at Retro Con. He has also graciously offered to moderate our voice actor panel on Sunday, featuring Cam Clarke, Pat Fraley, and Alan Oppenheimer!
A huge thanks to Andre for agreeing to come to the show on such late notice, and a special thanks to Kristy Sproul of Voice Chasers for her assistance in getting Andre to Retro Con!!
Due to professional commitments, comedian Michael Winslow has had to cancel his appearance at Retro Con 2016. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
New Wave Comics & Collectibles has kindly agreed to host Magic Card tournaments all weekend at Retro Con!
New Wave Comics & Collectibles offers a fun & inclusive space for everyone to enjoy comic books & games, whether you’re a n00b or Level V Geek! Not sure where to start with comics? Stop by for recommendations. Know an awesome game you think they should be carrying? Let them know! New Wave Comics is an elitist-free zone — stop by & let your geek flag fly!
New Wave runs Friday Night Magic every Friday at 6:30. They also hold all pre-releases and game days for all new releases along with holding a casual ‘game day’ every Thursday at the shop. During casual game day, people will play different formats of magic like; Commander, Standard, Modern, etc. They always have tables open in the back for people to play any time!
New Wave will be hosting Magic games all weekend long at the show! Look for them in the back-left of the hall!!
We will be hosting *TWO* costume contests at Retro Con 2016!
SATURDAY at 1:00pm- Junior & Adult Costumers 14 and over!
SUNDAY at 12:00pm- Kid Costumers 13 and under!
Hosted once again by our good friend Eric “The Smoke” Moran, both contests will be held in the panel area at the show. Individuals and small groups are eligible to participate. Preregistering for the contest is not necessary, just be around the panel area prior to the announced time if you would like to be included. There is no sign-up fee.
We do a combination of staff judging and crowd reaction to determine our three winners. While craftsmanship will be definitely be taken into account, we will mostly judge costumes on their theme and overall effect. While some costumers are well-versed in advanced sewing and molding techniques, others show their ingenuity through creative glueing, hand sewing, and working with found items. We recognize costuming/cosplay as a hobby for people of all skill sets and budgets!
Please no skits or anything else that might delay the contest. Doing a pose and/or saying something briefly in character is okay. Also please no heckling from the audience or from contestants. Anyone found disorderly will be asked to leave. We believe in a fun and ego-free atmosphere!
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Costumers will have a chance at winning three cash prizes:
Junior & Adult Costumers 14 and over
FIRST place: $100.00
SECOND place: $75.00
THIRD place: $50.00
Kid Costumers 13 and under
FIRST place: $75
SECOND place: $50
THIRD place: $25
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The Skelly Awards!
In addition to the cash prizes, winners of the costume contest will receive these specially painted Skelly awards: 1st place gold, 2nd place silver, and 3rd place bronze! The mini Skellies will go to the winners of the Kids costume contest.
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And as a special added treat, the voice of Skeletor himself, Mr. Alan Oppenheimer, has kindly agreed to give away the Skelly awards at the end of the costume contest on Saturday!!
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