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Meet Transformers Writer Bob Budiansky at Retro Con 2020!

March 2, 2020 Leave a comment

 

He was part of our show all the way back in 2013, and we’re pleased to announce his return for 2020. Please welcome to Retro Con 2020 writer and artist Bob Budiansky!

 

 

Bob was instrumental in the development of G1 Transformers in the early years of the brand. Over a single weekend in 1983, Bob crafted character names and bios for nearly all of the Autobot and Decepticon characters from the first year of the line. These bios ended up directly on the toy packaging, and were used as a guideline for writing the characters’ pesonalities in the G1 comic and tv series. Bob went on to write character bios for over 250 Transformers characters over the course of six years, and in the process coined such iconic Transformer names as Grimlock, Wheeljack, Starscream, and Megatron!

Bob was also script writer for 50 issues of the original Marvel Transformers comic, handled editing duties on the original comic mini-series, and would also pencil the occasional cover for the title. It’s in these pages that Bob originated the idea of the Autobot Matrix, which would go on to be a mainstay in Transformers lore.

Not a Transformers fan? Bob enjoyed a 20-year career at Marvel Comics as editor, illustrator, and writer. As an editor, he oversaw titles that included Spider-Man, Daredevil and the Fantastic Four. As an illustrator, he rose to prominence as the cover artist for Ghost Rider, eventually taking over the penciling chores for the entire book. And he also created his own Marvel Comics monthly series- Sleepwalker!

Bob will be joining us both days of the show. He has also kindly agreed to be part of a panel at the show, which will include a Powerpoint presentation documenting his involvement with the Transformers brand. But he would also love to hear your questions about his work apart from Transformers! 🙂

Retro Con 2017 Show Dates Announced!

October 27, 2016 1 comment

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Mark those calendars! Retro Con will be back for its *5th Anniversary* show on October 14th & 15th, 2017! As always, we promise to deliver a large amount of show for a small amount of money (for both attendees AND vendors). No overblown hype, no ego, and no VIP passes. Just a fun, family-friendly atmosphere for everyone!

We’ll once again be at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. We’ll be in Hall C, giving us 54,000 square feet to fill with over 200 tables of toys and collectibles, plus replica tv/movie cars and props, special guests, video games, panels, costumes, raffles, contests, and much more!

For a look at what you may have missed at our 2016 show, click HERE!

Attendee Preregistration will begin in January, so keep watching this space!

Vendor spots are already available! Click HERE for details on how you can reserve a spot at the show.

Our thanks to every that attended our show in the past, and we hope to see you back in 2017!!

2016 Cosplay Presidential Debate!

August 22, 2016 Leave a comment

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!

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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!

 

Magic Card Gaming at Retro Con 2016!

August 11, 2016 1 comment

New Wave Comics & Collectibles has kindly agreed to host Magic Card tournaments all weekend at Retro Con!

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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!

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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!!

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