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NECA Store at Retro Con 2017!

August 23, 2017 Leave a comment

 

Popular toy manufacturer NECA will be at Retro Con 2017! They’re having a huge warehouse sale and will be bringing hundreds of packaged action figures and other toys to the show, all priced to move! Many of these figures have been out of production for years.

Expect to see toys from such lines as Nightmare Before Christmas, TMNT, Alien(s), Predator, AVP, Terminator, RoboCop, Batman, Superman, Rocky, Evil Dead, Friday the 13th, Planet of the Apes, Gremlins, and much more. Lots of great figures, and most will be generally priced between $5 and $15!

NECA will be selling at the show all weekend long, and they are known for putting out new stock as merchandise sells throughout the day! Want early dibs though? Then purchase a weekend ticket to Retro Con! We start checking in Preregistants an hour early on Saturday!

https://retrocons.com/purchase-retro-con-tickets/

 

 

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Dirk Benedict to attend Retro Con 2017!

August 11, 2017 Leave a comment

 

We welcome Dirk Benedict to Retro Con 2017! Dirk is known for two iconic roles on genre TV…

He starred on the wildly popular 80’s series The A-Team as the team’s resident smoothie and hustler Templeton Peck, aka “Face”!  

 And Dirk also played a lead role on the 1978 sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica, as the brash but charming Colonial pilot Starbuck! 

Dirk is scheduled to attend Retro Con both Saturday and Sunday! We’ll post autograph/photo op prices as we get closer to show time.

We’re also planning an A-Team panel for Dirk at the show along with fellow cast member Dwight Schultz! It will be scheduled for that Sunday (October 15th). During which attendees can ask questions about the show, or even the actors’ work unrelated to the show!

Retro Gaming at Retro Con 2017!

July 31, 2017 Leave a comment

Video games are a large part of retro culture, so Retro Con will once again be including a classic gaming section on the show floor in 2017! The Game Is Afoot Arcade will be back with a wide assortment of arcade cabinets for attendees to play!

  Aside from bringing classic arcade cabinets for attendees to play, they will also be bringing their popular multicade machines which include THOUSANDS of titles for players to choose from! All machines will be set to FREE PLAY!!

 

And if home gaming is more your thing, both The Game Guyz and Extra Life will also be at the show all weekend with a diverse selection of home consoles for attendees to play!

The Game Guyz will be vendors at the show, selling a wide range of video game, board game, and tabletop game products. They will also have costumer Victoria Avalor at their tables all weekend, paying tribute to beloved Star Wars character Princess Leia! 

 

 Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $30 million for local CMN hospitals!

So when you’re all shopped out at the show, drop off those bags at the car and then stop by our arcade corner for some retro gaming action!!

See Retro Con’s own A-Team Van at Retro Con 2017!

July 24, 2017 1 comment

Retro Con is probably the only convention in the world with its very own A-Team van on call! We’ve been working on this project since October of 2016, and it’s finally ready to be unveiled!

 

We’ve done our best to replicate the van from the famous 80’s TV show in every detail we could manage. Starting life as a modest 1978 Chevy G-10 work van (we’ll add a build blog later), we’ve added such details as fender flares, running boards, push bar, exterior sun shade, fog lights, sport mirrors, front air dam, quad exhaust tips, turbine wheels, BFGoodrich tires, and of course the unforgettable top fin! The custom paintjob brought it all together!!

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Photos don’t do the van justice, so please come see it in person at Retro Con 2017!!

Taking pictures of the van is free at the show, or you can get a picture with (or in) the van for the low price of $5 for a person or small group! Have an A-Team related costume? Bring it to the show! We’re offering a FREE photo op with the van to anyone in an A-Team costume!! (All photo ops are on your own camera or phone)

We’d like to thank our good friend Nick Govosdian for his help in getting the van up to snuff mechanically, and we’d also like to thank Bill Cahoe and Hansberry Enterprises in Parker Ford, PA for doing the body and paint work on this project! 

 

Win a He-Man Figure Signed by John Erwin at Retro Con 2017!

July 18, 2017 Leave a comment

 

We have something very special to add to our 2017 show raffle. The voice of Skeletor, Mr. Alan Oppenheimer, was kind enough to get this MOTU Classics He-Man figure autographed by the voice of He-Man himself: Mr. John Erwin!!

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The figure is sealed in package and was released last year by Matty Collector. It was made to resemble He-Man’s appearance on the classic He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon series by Filmation, in which John Erwin provided the voice for the titular character.

We’re elated to have this in our raffle line-up, and we wish all of our attendees luck in winning it! Read more about our show raffle here:

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

A big thanks to John and Alan for making this possible!!

Retro Con’s Truly Outrageous Karaoke Contest 2017!

June 26, 2017 Leave a comment

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Always a favorite, Retro Con’s Truly Outrageous Karaoke Contest will be back for Retro Con 2017!!

To be held on Saturday at the show, sign-ups will be in the lobby of Hall C (sign-up and competition times To Be Determined soon!). We will make an announcement over the PA system when we are ready to accept entrants. Depending how strong interest is, we may have to institute a lottery-type system to pick our 15 contestants. There are no sign-up fees or age restrictions.

We will have a wide variety of 80’s classics to choose from. Most will have on-screen lyrics to follow along with, but we will also be supplementing these with a few geek-related favorites that will have a *lyrics sheet only*. Consider these “extra credit” choices! 

The full list of song choices can be found HERE!

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The contest rules are as follows:

 

#1. No staff or volunteers may enter.
#2. Singing in costume is allowed, but will not affect the judges’ scoring.
#3. No skits are allowed. Dancing in place however is just fine (and encouraged).
#4. Solo artists only, please. No duets/trios/etc.
#5. Songs will be picked on a first-come, first-served basis. Songs will not be held for specific contestants. Also, outside music will not be allowed.
#6. No instruments will be allowed.
#7. All contestants must arrive at the panel/event room *15 minutes* prior to showtime for check-in and singing order assignment. If you are not present at this time, you may have to forfeit your place.
#8. Please no heckling from the audience or other contestants. Anyone found to be disorderly will be asked to leave the panel area.

#9. You MUST rock.

Prizes For 2017! 

 

First Place: A sealed NES Classic Edition!

 

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Second Place: A sealed Transformers Masterpiece Grimlock figure!

 

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Third Place: Three sealed LEGO Star Wars building sets!

 

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So consider signing up and channeling your inner 80’s rocker or one-hit wonder! And if you don’t fancy yourself a singer, stop by and cheer on from the audience!!

 

Win Free Stuff at the Retro Con 2017 Trivia Contest!

June 7, 2017 Leave a comment

We’ll once again be hosting our annual trivia contest at Retro Con 2017!

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Hosted once again by our good friend Mike Breaux of  The Breaux Show, the contest will be held in the panel area at the convention on Saturday!

No sign-up is required and there are no age restrictions- Anyone can watch or play! We will reveal each item one at a time, then ask a trivia question related to it. Directly after we will randomly call on a person in the audience with their hand raised to answer. If they get it right, they win the prize on the spot. If not, we ask a different audience member until the prize is claimed!

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So stop by the panel area Saturday to test your knowledge of all things geek and win cool prizes!!