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Free Pin for MOTU/ThunderCats/Jem Costumers at Retro Con 2018!

August 26, 2018 Leave a comment

 

Planning to wear a He-Man, ThunderCats, or Jem related costume to Retro Con? Stop by the raffle table up front! We’ll give you a complimentary 2.25″ pin! 

 

 

 

These are custom made by us, and we’ll give these out to MOTU/ThunderCats/Jem costumers (heroes and villains) while supplies last! Just a token of our appreciation for helping add to the atmosphere of the show. 🙂

Cybertronic Spree Concert Tickets Now Available!

July 12, 2018 Leave a comment


Retro Con presents… The Cybertronic Spree!

 

 

Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE for the Cybertronic Spree concert, happening Saturday night October 13th at Arnold’s Family Fun Center! 

Venue: Arnold’s Family Fun Center (Water Tower section)
2200 West Dr
Oaks, PA 19456

Concert start time: 8pm

Please arrive between 7pm and 8pm

 

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CONCERT TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!!

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Please read concert details in full:

You DO NOT need to pre-register for (or attend) Retro Con itself to buy tickets for the concert. But likewise, purchasing a concert ticket does not grant you access into Retro Con.

Tickets will NOT be mailed to you. Please bring along a print-out of your Paypal receipt/invoice. The staff at Arnold’s will use it to check you in. If you cannot print out your paypal receipt, your picture ID will be fine as long as it matches the name we have on file for the ticket(s). We will send you a confirmation via email that we received your payment.

Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. However, in the unlikely event the concert is cancelled, full refunds will be given.

Please note you should enter through The Water Tower entrance at Arnold’s Family Fun Center, which is just to the right of the main entrance at Arnold’s (look for the blue awning). Arnold’s itself is located directly next door to The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks.

The concert start time is 8pm, though you can arrive for check-in any time after 7pm. But feel free to get to Arnold’s Family Fun Center early! They have a numerous fun activities such as go-carts, mini golf, lasertag, arcade games, bowling, and much more!

The concert will run about one hour and fifteen minutes. Time permitting, the Cybertronic Spree will be available for a meet/greet immediately after the concert. Attendees can purchase band-related merchandise at this time. But to ensure you get to meet the band and buy merchandise, please come to Retro Con on Saturday! The band will be at the show from 10am to 1pm.

Please note that this is a General Admission/Standing Room Only concert. This means that there will be no chairs in the main audience section, and there will be no assigned positions. The staff at Arnold’s will of course do their best to accommodate attendees with disabilities.

There is a separate room to the right of the stage where attendees can pay to play rounds of bowling while watching the concert on the venue’s large overhead screens. There is also a full bar in the venue, where attendees 21 and older can purchase drinks.

There are no age restrictions at this event, though all ages require a concert ticket. We do not recommend bringing very young children to this event, as it is a rock concert played at full volume. Please also keep in mind the concert will be held in a bar setting.

We want to keep this event fun and safe for everyone! Anyone found to be disorderly will be asked to leave without refund.

Missed our original announcement about the Cybertronic Spree? Read all about them here:

https://retrocons.com/2018/07/10/the-cybertronic-spree-returns-for-retro-con-2018/

 

 

 

The Cybertronic Spree Returns for Retro Con 2018!

July 10, 2018 Leave a comment

 

They rocked our show last year, and they’ll be back again this year to rev up the decibels even higher!

 

Beyond Good. Beyond Evil. Beyond Your Wildest Imagination.

 

 

They are…

 

 

 The Cybertronic Spree!

 

 

More than meets the eye, The Cybertronic Spree are here on Earth with one critical mission: To party like it’s 1986! This band of Transformers has been brought together by the power of rock ‘n’ roll and they can’t be stopped.

 

Join Hotrod, Arcee, Rumble, Unicron, Soundwave, Bumblebee, Shockwave and a Quintesson as they prove they’ve got the power to light your darkest hour! These rockstars in disguise play music from The Transformers: The Movie, plus themes from hit films, cartoons, video games, and more. They blend their love for the 80’s and 80’s metal into an energon-fueled, unforgettable live show!

 

The Cybertronic Spree have been rocking conventions and events since 2013. They’ve captivated audiences across Canada and the US with performances at Anime North, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Toronto ComicCon, Nerd Noise Night, Retro Con, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Montreal Comic Con and opened for fellow space-rockers, TWRP, Electric 6, and Magic Sword.

 

Last year, the band released their first original single, “Cybertronic Warrior”, a fist-pumping robot anthem. The video was directed by cult director Steven Kostanski (ManBorg, The Void) and released to great acclaim. The band are now battling it out in the studio once more, set to record and release a follow-up of gigantic proportions!

 

 

The Cybertronic Spree will be attending the show early in the day on Saturday as convention guests, where fans can meet with them and purchase band-related merchandise. Tentative times are 10am to 1pm. 

But of course we can’t stop there! The Cybertronic Spree will also be performing a concert that Saturday night (October 13th) at 8pm at the nearby Arnold’s Family Fun Center!

**Cybertronic Spree Concert Tickets Coming Soon!**

 

Check out some shots of the band’s sold-out concert from last year’s Retro Con!

 

 

 

 

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So come to the Retro Con to hang with the band, and then see them in concert Saturday night! Their concert last year was regarded by many to be the highlight of the convention!!

 

 

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Meet Larry Kenney at Retro Con 2018! **SATURDAY ONLY!**

April 3, 2018 Leave a comment

 

We’d like to welcome back an old friend for Retro Con 2018: Voice Actor Larry Kenney!

 

 

A veteran in the world of radio and voice acting for over 40 years, Larry is best known in the retro realm as the voice of Lion-O, Lord of the ThunderCats! Fans got to watch the character learn and grow into the confident leader of the ThunderCats team across 130 episodes of the wildly popular 80’s cartoon series by Rankin/Bass.

Larry also voiced Jackalman and Safari Joe on the show, and went on to voice Lion-O’s father Claudus in the 2011 revival of ThunderCats!

 

 

Larry did voice work for the Rankin/Bass’s follow-up cartoon series as well, Silverhawks, where he played Colonel Bluegrass, Buzzsaw, and Poker-Face. 

He was also the voice of classic cereal mascots Count Chocula and Cocoa Puffs Sonny, and has been the tagline voice in the popular Skittles commercials for more than a decade now. “Exclusive the Rainbow! Taste the Rainbow!”

 

 

Larry will be at Retro Con on SATURDAY ONLY! He doesn’t travel to as many conventions these days, so don’t miss this chance to meet the voice of some of the most revered characters of all time!!

Meet Gregg Berger at Retro Con 2018!

February 7, 2018 Leave a comment

 

We welcome Gregg Berger as our latest guest for Retro Con 2018!

 

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Gregg is best known for voicing the mighty leader of the Dinobots: Grimlock! He voiced the fan-favorite character in all of the G1 Transformers series, Transformers: The Movie (1986), several Transformers video games, and recently revisited the character in Machinima’s new Transformers: Power of the Primes web series! 

 

 

Gregg can also be heard as Skyfire and Long Haul in G1 Transformers, Spirit and Firefly on GI Joe, Cornfed Pig on Duckman, The Gromble on Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Mr. Little on The Littles,  Agent K on Men in Black: The Series, and he has been the voice of lovable pooch Odie for over 35 years!

 

 

Gregg is known for on-camera work as well! You may have seen him in Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (he’s even on the poster!), as well as Spaced Invaders (“They blew up our new off-ramp!”).

 

 

Gregg will be at the show both days for autographs and photo ops. Prices will be posted as we get closer to showtime.