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!
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!
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).
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!!
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We are pleased to announce our first guest for Retro Con 2017: Arthur Burghardt!
Arthur’s most prolific role is that of shrewd arms dealer Destro in the original Marvel/Sunbow GI Joe series!
As owner of M.A.R.S. Industries, he was the primary weapons-provider for all of Cobra. Though considered part of the Cobra command hierarchy (along with his romantic love interest The Baroness), Destro and Cobra Commander were often at odds with each other, suggesting their alliance was more a matter of convenience than solidarity.
Destro’s intriguing mix of coldness, honor, and calm demeanor, not to mention the cool metal mask he wears to honor his ancestors, has made him a fan-favorite for over 30 years!
Another hugely popular voice of Arthur’s was that of the original Transformers combiner giant: DEVASTATOR!!
As the amalgamated form of the six Constructicons (Scrapper, Hook, Long Haul, Scavenger, Bonecrusher, and Mixmaster), Devastator didn’t always have much to say, but Arthur’s booming voice always made for a commanding appearance nonetheless! Devastator is arguably the most popular combiner in all of Transformers. Arthur played the character in the original Marvel/Sunbow G1 cartoon series, as well as the 1986 theatrical movie.
Arthur also gave voice to two other notable GI Joe characters: jetpack-wearing Sergeant Stalker, and cold weather operative Iceberg!
And he played one of the main players on Challenge of the GoBots: the courageous Guardian Turbo!
Arthur will be at Retro Con all weekend for autograph and photo ops. We will post up a price list as the show draws closer. Come meet the voice of some of the most iconic characters of the 80’s!!
Saturday September 24th, 2016
8:30am: Preregistrant Check-in Begins
9:00am: Show Opens
9:30am: Panel- Starship Farragut w/ John Broughton & Eric Moran (Panel area)
10:30am: Cosplay Presidential Debate w/ Batman, She-Hulk & Iron Man (Panel Area)
11:15am: Panel- Living in 8 Bits (Panel Area)
12:00pm: Raffle Session 1
-Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase figure
-Miniature Flux Capacitor
-Transformers Masterpiece Starscream
12:15pm: Trivia Contest! Hosted by The Breaux Show (Panel Area)
1:00pm: Costume Contest, 14 and Older! Hosted by Eric “The Smoke” Moran (Panel Area)
2:15pm: Truly Outrageous Karaoke Contest! Hosted by Nagi Oki (Panel Area)
2:30pm: PokeMon GO Giveaway! Kids 13 and under (Front-right of Hall)
3:45pm: Raffle Session #2
-ThunderCats Cats Lair Statue
-Transformers Generations Devastator box set
-MattyCollector Ghost Trap
4:00pm: Panel- Mr. Lobo/Cinema Insomnia (Panel Area)
5:00pm: Show Closes
7:00pm: TMNT II The Secret of the Ooze (1991) screening at Regal Cinemas (standard ticket prices apply)
Sunday September 25th, 2016
9:00am: Show Opens
11:00am: Panel- Wrestler Ted DiBiase (Panel Area)
11:45pm: Raffle Session #1
-Pac-Man Ghost Light
-Yarn Game Boy
-MattyCollector Filmation Skeletor figure
12:00pm to 3pm: James Rolfe/AVGN signing (Cinemassacre Table)
12:00pm: Kids Costume Contest, 13 and under! (Panel Area)
12:45pm: Panel- 80’s Voice Actors! Alan Oppenheimer, Cam Clarke, and Pat Fraley (Panel Area)
1:30pm: PokeMon GO Giveaway! Kids 13 and under (Front-right of Hall)
1:45pm: Panel- Andre Meadows/Black Nerd Comedy (Panel Area)
3:00pm: Raffle Session #2
-SEGA Genesis with Box
-Star Wars Black Series TIE Fighter
-LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Set
3:15pm: Panel- James Rolfe/Angry Video Game Nerd (Panel Area)
4:00pm: Show Closes
Get ready to test your mental mettle! We’ve once again combed the far reaches of our attic to find prizes for the Retro Con 2016 trivia contest!! We’ve got a huge selection of retro and retro-related items to give away at the show: Star Wars, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Transformers, GI Joe, and a whole lot more!
Hosted once again by our good friend Mike Breaux of The Breaux Show, the contest will be held in the panel area at the convention on Saturday!
No sign-up is required and there are no age restrictions- Anyone can watch or play! We will reveal each item one at a time, then ask a trivia question related to it. Directly after we will randomly call on a person in the audience with their hand raised to answer. If they get it right, they win the prize on the spot. If not, we ask a different audience member until the prize is claimed!
So stop by and win some free stuff!!
We are elated to announce our first guest for Retro Con 2016: Veteran voice and character actor Alan Oppenheimer!
Alan has been in the entertainment business for more than 50 years, with live-action parts in such hit movies and series as The Untouchables, I Spy, Get Smart, Hogan’s Heroes, I Dream of Jeannie, That Girl, Bewitched, Bonanza, The Six Million Dollar Man, Westworld, Happy Days, What’s Happening!!, Trapper John M.D., Knight Rider, Night Court, Moving, Who’s the Boss, Married With Children, and Star Trek Voyager.
But if you grew up in the 80’s, you will most definitely recognize Alan as the voice of some of the decade’s most iconic characters!
His most famous voice role is probably that of the poster child of evil: Skeletor! *wicked laughter*
Alan portrayed the sinister (yet lovable) villain in over 70 episodes of the He-man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon series by Filmation, and the character would go on to have appearances on the follow-up She-Ra: Princess of Power cartoon. Though surrounded by incompetent minions and thwarted time and again by He-man and friends, Skeletor would never stop trying to conquer Eternia and capture Castle Grayskull!
In addition to Skeletor, Alan also provided the voice for Prince Adam’s mentor Man-At-Arms, Skeletor’s gurgling henchman Mer-Man, as well as Prince Adam’s “fearless friend” Cringer!
“Never give up, and good luck will find you.”
And in a role completely opposite of Skeletor, Alan also voiced another favorite character from the 80’s: The flying luck dragon Falkor!
A wise and benevolent being from the land of Fantasia, Falkor would give encouraging advice to those in need and could always be relied on in a crisis. This gentle giant is widely considered to be the most popular character from The NeverEnding Story, and is also one of Alan’s personal favorite roles.
In addition to Falkor, Alan also gave voice to the gargantuan Rock Biter and the devious G’mork, and was also the lighthearted narrator of the film!
Mr. Oppenheimer also worked on Marvel Sunbow’s Transformers cartoon, where he voiced three notable season 2 Autobots: The boisterous Warpath, the mellow pacifist Beachcomber, and the ocean-faring Seaspray!
Other characters Alan voiced include Prime Evil from Filmation’s Ghostbusters, as well as Vanity on the wildly popular Smurfs cartoon series!
Skeletor may be irredeemable evil, but we can assure you Alan has a heart of gold! He wants to donate 100% of his autograph sales from the show directly to children’s charities! So please come out to meet him at Retro Con! You’ll not only be meeting an amazing talent, you’ll also be helping some very worthy causes!!