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Meet Kent McCord at Retro Con 2021!

April 23, 2021 Leave a comment

“1-Adam-12, 1-Adam-12, please respond!”

Please welcome acclaimed actor Kent McCord to Retro Con 2021!

Kent is best known for his role as Officer Jim Reed in the classic 60s/70s TV series ‘Adam-12’. The show followed LAPD officers Jim Reed and his superior Officer Pete Malloy, as they ride the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol unit, 1-Adam-12 (one of TV’s coolest rides!). 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. His episodes of the show were among the most emotional of the series. He also played the part of “Jack the Ancient”, an alien that took the visage of John’s father to test his reaction to an illusion of Earth.

You may also remember Kent from his roles in such movies and tv shows as Airplane 2: The Sequel (“So you see, both Dunn and I were under Oveur, even though I was under Dunn.”), Predator 2, Galactica 1980, Return of the Living Dead III, SeaQuest DSV, and much more!

Mr. McCord will be available to meet at Retro Con on both Saturday and Sunday (autograph and photo op prices will be posted closer to show time). He will also be participating in a Q&A panel at the show, with the day and time to be determined.

**Kent will also be celebrating his birthday at Retro Con on Sunday! Be sure to stop by and wish him a Happy Birthday!!**

Meet Buck Rogers Star Gil Gerard at Retro Con 2019!

February 13, 2019 Leave a comment



“The year is 1987, and NASA launches the last of America’s deep space probes. In a freak mishap, Ranger 3 and its pilot, Captain William ‘Buck’ Rogers, are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which freezes his life support systems, and returns Buck Rogers to Earth FIVE HUNDRED years later…” 


2019 marks the 40 year anniversary of the classic sci-fi tv series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and we’re happy to help celebrate the occasion by bringing its lead star to Retro Con:  Actor Gil Gerard!


Gil starred in all 37 episodes of the hit series made by Universal Studios, which ran from 1979 to 1981 and still holds a devoted fanbase to this day. With reruns currently being shown on MeTV, viewers are discovering (and re-discovering) this sci-fi gem from a simpler time. We’re excited for this opportunity to bring Mr. Gerard to Retro Con!


Gil will be at the show both Saturday and Sunday for autograph and photo ops (prices will be listed as we get closer to show time). He’ll also have an on-site authentication rep at the show if you’re interested in getting your autograph certified. 


Gil will also be selling a wide variety of Buck Rogers merchandise at his booth, including some very cool Buck Rogers commemorative pins and more. But why wait? Please check out the store on Gil’s main website to purchase merchandise right now! (click the store tab up top)

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