Retro Con 2017 Wrap-Up

November 1, 2017 Leave a comment

 

Retro Con 2017 has come and gone and we’re happy to report it was a resounding success!

We’d like to thank all of our amazing and friendly guests, the vendors with their impressive variety of retro and retro-inspired merchandise, all of our spirited attendees, the costume groups that always bring their A game, the Cybertronic Spree band for rocking the place, the tv/movie car owners for bringing their vehicles out, the video game exhibitors, our excellent A/V crew, the press outlets and photographers that covered the show, our sponsors, everyone that donated to the charity projects at the show, the expo center staff, and everyone that helped add to the show by dressing up in costume! As we always like to say, we supply the sandbox, but it’s what YOU bring that ultimately gives the show its true atmosphere.

And of course we owe immeasurable gratitude to all of our staffers and volunteers! This show would not be possible without your invaluable help, and for stepping in for us when we get overwhelmed or called away. We feel extremely fortunate to have such devoted friends in our corner.

Our staff and volunteers for the year included: Dee Marie, Nick Govosdian, Mike Colasanti, Mike Breaux, Nagi Oki, Jim Cannon, Kristy Sproul, Gary Lane, TJ Becker, Jack Doud, Wayne Kline, Matt Burkit, Anthony Kyzer,  Kevin Jones, Chris Scheetz, Charles Piner, Candice Santora, Nate Kipphorn, Joe Fiore, Trick Treat, Logan Moran, Wendy Wassmer, Brandon Wassmer,  Robyn Locatelli, Matt March, Courtney March, Mike Townsend, Zach Townsend, Chris Sweeney, Greg Hammaker, Dean Plakas, Tim Plakas, Rob Brand, Greg Boyle, and Kyle Williamson!

Stay tuned, info for Retro Con 2018 is coming very soon!! In the meantime, please check out our gallery of highlights from the show this year (beware, this is a big gallery!):

https://retrocons.com/2017-highlights/

Our thanks once again to everyone that attended Retro Con 2017!!

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Win a Super Nintendo Classic Edition at Retro Con 2017!

October 4, 2017 Leave a comment

 

We have secured a brand new Super Nintendo Classic Edition for the Retro Con 2017 raffle!

Pre-loaded with 21 classic titles (including Super Mario World, Zelda III, F-Zero and many more), this currently hard to find game system will be raffled off on Sunday afternoon at the show. One lucky winner will take it!!

 

We’ll also be raffling off one of  last year’s NES Classic Editions at the show!

Check out our other fantastic raffle items for 2017 here:

https://retrocons.com/door-prizes/

Retro Con 2017 Show and Panel Schedule

September 18, 2017 Leave a comment

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Saturday October 14th, 2017

 

9:00am: Preregistrant Check-in Begins

10:00am: Show Opens

10:30am: Panel- The Rad Years Podcast (Cybertronic Spree guests)  (Panel area)

11:30am: Panel- Mr. Lobo and OSI 74: Fall Sneak Preview (Panel Area)

12:45pm: Raffle Session 1

– A-Team Van Lego & Funko Pop Set
– Dr. Who TARDIS/Donkey Kong Jengae
– Playmobil Ghostbusters Ecto-1
– Masterpiece Optimus Prime

1:00pm: Karaoke Contests Sign-ups (Lobby)

1:00pm: Trivia Contest! Hosted by The Breaux Show (Panel Area)

2:00pm: Costume Contest, 14 and Older! Hosted by Eric “The Smoke” Moran (Panel Area)

3:15pm: Truly Outrageous Karaoke Contest! Hosted by Nagi Oki (Panel Area)

4:45pm: Raffle Session #2

– Destro Helmet
– Filmation He-Man signed by John Erwin
– Lego Slave-1

5:00pm: Panel- Captain Kyle’s Cosplay Spotlite (Panel Area)

6:00pm: Show Closes

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Sunday October 15th, 2017

 

9:00am: Show Opens

11:15am- Panel- The Breaux Show and SEO Toy Review (Panel Area)

12:00pm: Raffle Session #1

– Giant Size Skeletor
– Playmobil Ghostbusters Firehouse
– Transformers Generations Fort Max

12:00pm to 3pm: James Rolfe/AVGN signing (Guest Section)

12:15pm: Kids Costume Contest, 13 and under! (Panel Area)

1:15pm: Panel- Behind the Characters: Rob Paulsen & Arthur Burghardt (Panel Area)

2:00pm: Panel- The A-Team! W/ Dwight Schultz & Dirk Benedict

2:45pm: Raffle Session #2

– Super Nintendo Classic Edition
– NES Classic Edition/Yarn NES Controller
– Lego Sandcrawler

3:15pm: Panel- James Rolfe/Angry Video Game Nerd (Panel Area)

4:00pm: Show Closes

Meet the Crew of OSI 74 at Retro Con 2017!

September 15, 2017 Leave a comment

 

Come to RETRO CON if you love CULT MOVIES, WEIRD VIDEOS, and TV HORROR HOSTS!


After decades in the TV and video business, producer and late night host (and Retro Con regular) MR. LOBO has started a production collective and distribution network called OUTER SPACE INTERNATIONAL. You can see what they do on a free channel for ROKU called OSI 74! It’s the new home for off-center, exceptional, and highly creative independent producers. OSI 74 Specializes in counter-culture and counter programing, “funny ha-ha” and “funny strange”. And it’s all branded in a retro future feel that reminds us of UHF or early cable. 

Appearing LIVE and in person at RETRO CON 2017 in OAKS PA on October 14th: MISTER LOBO from CINEMA INSOMNIA, SLEAZY P. MARTINI from GWAR, KARLOS BORLOFF of MONSTER MADHOUSE, BUDDHA GONZALEZ from BIZARRE TRANSMISSIONS, WILLIAM VISNOSKY and the gang from GIANT PENNY PRODUCTIONS of UNSPORTS, OLAV PHILLIPS of PARANOIA, PAUL SANDERS of BESTOW TV, NEWT WALLEN of NERWALL FILMS, and other stars from the streaming channel OSI 74.

There will be a special FALL REVIEW Screening! A first look and a taste of the amazing and unusual programs! CINEMA INSOMNIA, SLEAZY PICTURES AFTER DARK, PACIFIC NORTH WEIRD, MONSTER MADHOUSE, BIZARRE TRANSMISSIONS, and More! 

At the OSI 74 Panel, MISTER LOBO will lead a talk and questions will be taken from the audience!

Meet and Greet your favorite OSI 74 stars! We will have a block of tables loaded with Official Merch–OSI 74 Logo Stickers and Enamel Pins! OSI 74 T-Shirts, Art Prints and items from SLEAZY P. MARTINI, Art Prints from DIXIE DELLAMORTO. CINEMA INSOMNIA autographed 8x10s, DVDs, and CDs! Meet ISOR the OUTER SPACE MONSTER! And COSMONAUTI from UTOPIA FANTATSIKA(Sunday only).

View the OSI 74 website here: osi74.com

Donate to Toys For Tots at Retro Con!

September 6, 2017 Leave a comment

 

We mostly hold Retro Con for fun, but it’s always nice to be able to help out charitable causes as well! We’ve contacted our good friends over at Garrison Carida, and they have kindly agreed to host a toy drive at the show! We feel this is a perfect fit for Retro Con.

Please bring your *new and unwrapped* toy donations to Retro Con, where the Garrison Carida table will have bins on hand to place them in. All donations will go to the Toys For Tots foundation, who have been delivering toys to less fortunate children for nearly 70 years.

We thank Carida for hosting this event at the show, and for always adding to the show’s atmosphere with their amazing costumes and camaraderie!

May the Force of generosity be with you!

Free Pack of A-Team Cards with Van Photo Op Purchase!

August 30, 2017 Leave a comment

 

While supplies last, we’re giving a FREE pack of vintage A-Team trading cards to anyone who buys a photo op with the A-Team van!! We just pity the poor fool that eats the bubblegum…

 

Photo ops with or in the van (on your own camera or phone) are only $5 for a group up to 4 people!

Have an A-team related costume? Wear it to Retro Con! We’re offering a FREE photo op with the van for anyone in an A-Team outfit!! This promotion does not extend to photo ops with Dwight Schultz and Dirk Benedict with the van, however.

 

A big thanks to Nick Govosdian for donating these card packs to the show!

The Rad Years Podcast Live at Retro Con (special guests The Cybertronic Spree!)

August 25, 2017 Leave a comment

 

We welcome The Rad Years Podcast to Retro Con 2017! 

 

A podcast devoted to the nostalgic 80’s and 90’s, the Rad Years will be recording a Live show at Retro Con 2017! Join the fun on Saturday, October 14th as they commandeer our panel area to reminisce about their favorite retro memories!

They’ll also have very special guests joining them: The Cybertronic Spree!

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Before rocking the house at Arnold’s Family Fun Center on Saturday night, the heavy metal band from Cybertron will be at Retro Con early in the day and will be stopping by the podcast for an interview. They’ll also be hosting a live screening of their newest music video: Cybertronic Warrior!

Don’t miss the fun from 10:30am to 11:30am on Saturday, October 14th!!

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The Rad Years Podcast: https://radyears.com/

The Cybertronic Spree: http://rock.thecybertronicspree.com/

Purchase Cybertronic Spree Concert  Tickets:  https://retrocons.com/cybertronic-spree-tickets/