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Win a Super Nintendo Classic Edition at Retro Con 2017!

October 4, 2017 Leave a comment

 

We have secured a brand new Super Nintendo Classic Edition for the Retro Con 2017 raffle!

Pre-loaded with 21 classic titles (including Super Mario World, Zelda III, F-Zero and many more), this currently hard to find game system will be raffled off on Sunday afternoon at the show. One lucky winner will take it!!

 

We’ll also be raffling off one of  last year’s NES Classic Editions at the show!

Check out our other fantastic raffle items for 2017 here:

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

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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!!

Video Gaming at Retro Con!

July 6, 2016 Leave a comment

 

Video games are a large part of retro culture, so Retro Con will once again include a gaming section on the show floor!

This year The Game is Afoot Arcade will be bringing arcade games to the show!

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They will be hosting a variety of classic coin-ops including such titles as Crystal Castles, After Burner, Robotron 2084, and Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga!

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In addition they will be setting up their ‘Multicade’ machines, which feature over 5000 emulated titles to choose from! With games from the 1970’s through the 1990’s, there’s something for everybody!!

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In addition our friend Jim Cannon is planning to bring along his 1988 RoboCop coin-op machine, and our friend Derek Williams has graciously offered to bring his Dragon’s Lair machine for attendees to enjoy!

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And the best part is all machines will be set on FREE PLAY!! So take a break from shopping for awhile to stop by our arcade corner for some retro gaming fun!

And if home gaming is more your thing, Extra Life will be at the show and will have a variety of consoles set up for attendees to enjoy. 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 $14 million for local CMN hospitals!

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A big thanks to The Game Is Afoot, Extra-Life.org, Jim Cannon, and Derek Williams for bringing their games to the show!

And a special shout-out and thanks to the website Retro-Daze, whose generous donation to the show made this feature possible!!

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Angry Video Game Nerd at Retro Con 2016!

March 23, 2016 Leave a comment

 

We’re happy to report the return of a fan-favorite for Retro Con 2016: James Rolfe, AKA the Angry Video Game Nerd!

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“He’s gonna take you back to the past…”

James is best known for his hilarious reviews of classic video games as the character ‘The Angry Video Game Nerd’, which mix together insightful commentary, over-the-top language, physical comedy, and various theatrical elements. The show has been in production for more than a decade and still going strong!

Other programs on his website include James & Mike Mondays, Board James, You Know What’s Bulls#!t?, and literally hundreds of movie reviews of films spanning from the early 1900’s to present day! He also released a feature-length movie based around his AVGN character in 2014. Check out his team’s work over at Cinemassacre.com!

James will have a 3 hour signing session on **SUNDAY ONLY** from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. He will also be part of a 45 minute Q&A afterwards.  

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