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Meet the Cybertronic Spree at Retro Con 2017!

February 15, 2017 Leave a comment


Beyond Good. Beyond Evil. Beyond Your Wildest Imagination.


If you’re into Transformers, there’s a good chance you’ve seen youtube videos of our next guests in action. Hailing from the planet Cybertron (and currently stationed in Ontario, Canada), they are a band like no other!

Hotrod, Arcee, Rumble, Unicron, Spike, Soundwave, Bumblebee, and a Quintesson have been brought together by the power of rock ‘n’ roll. Together, they form:

The Cybertronic Spree!

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Known across the galaxy for having cast aside their warring factions for the sake of entertainment, the band has put together a wide repertoire of music for the enjoyment of all sentient beings! Most notably they perform songs from The Transformers: The Movie (1986) animated feature film. But they also rock tunes from hit retro films, cartoons, video games, and more- all at full volume!

These rockstars in disguise blend their love for 80’s metal into an unforgettable live show. It’s your cartoon childhood coming back to whack you in the face with awesome!

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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. They’ll also be holding a Q&A in the panel area on Saturday (times to be determined).

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But of course we can’t stop there! The Cybertronic Spree will also be performing an hour long concert that Saturday night (October 14th) at 8pm at the nearby Arnold’s Family Fun Center!

**Please note, concert tickets will be a separate fee from the convention!  They will be very affordably priced and will be put online soon!**

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Check out a small sample of the Cybertronic Spree’s music here:

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So come to the Retro Con to hang with the band, and then see them in concert Saturday night! This is one party you don’t want to miss!!

Follow the Cybertronic Spree at these places:

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Retro Con 2016 Karaoke Contest!

June 2, 2016 Leave a comment

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Our good friend Nagi has once again offered to host our karaoke contest at Retro Con 2016!

To be held on Saturday at the show at 2:00pm, sign-ups will begin at approximately 11:15am in the lobby of Hall C. 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!

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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.

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The 1st Place winner of the contest will receive a Master Replicas Force FX Lightsaber! It is full-scale and features a detailed metal hilt, light-up blade, and power up/down, humming, and clashing sound effects. Also included is the display stand and original box (not shown).

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This particular lightsaber is based on the one used by Anakin Skywalker, later passed on to Luke Skywalker, and many years later wielded by both Finn and Rey in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens! It currently sells for more than $200 on-line!!

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The 2nd Place winner of the contest will receive an official Lego Doctor Who TARDIS building set! The set is sealed and retails for $60!

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The 3rd Place winner will receive a prize pack including a Super Mario plush, a miniature scale Hoverboard, and assorted pop vinyl novelties!

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

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