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Retro Con Pennsylvania's Retro Toy Convention 11 November 2012

Posted on 11-02-2012 at 08:46 AM by Sol Fury under Conventions
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Here's a heads up for those of you in south-east Pennsylvania next Sunday 11 November, there's a convention for you to check out! Retro Con 2012 is going to be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 100 Station Avenue Oaks, PA 19456 between 9am and 5pm on Sunday 11 November. There will be exclusive Transformers door prizes include a custom DuoCon OverLord and a custom Optimus Prime, along with SDCC exclusives to give out. As well as this there will be a Thundercats voice actors reunion with: Larry Kenney, Peter Newman & Gerrianne Raphael. James Rolfe, the 'Angry Video Game Nerd' will be attending and signing autographs, retro games set up for play along with a gaming tournament. We'll also have Tom Whalen & Dave Perillo along with Acidfree Gallery presenting Officially Licensed Hasbro Prints of both Transformers & G.I. Joe characters..all for sale at Retro Con and on display. A Costume & Art contest and more for fans to enjoy!

Head on over to the Retro Con Facebook page to find out more!
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tinkerbeee
We will be setting up at this show and we cant wait!!
friendship pony
i would very much like to set up at this show
Soundblaster1
I'll be there. It's all of 10 minutes up the road from me, so I don't have any excuses.
Screamers
We're working on promoting it big time, that's for sure! I'm looking into promoting through local new papers, comic book shops & upcoming conventions and with four months to go I already have four guests and about a 1/3 of the tables sold. So I'm hoping to make it big and if it does really well, next year I want to make it a two day event with voice talents from California.

And if you do want to buy tables you can at:

Purchasing A Table For Retro Con! |

And Tinkerbee, give Maria a hug for me
Maverick Hunter Christian
Definitely gonna be there. Got a friend who's a huge fan of the AVGN and is super stoked to meet him.
Liokaiser
I'm in for two tables.
Screamers
Tony loves the AVGN too and it's differently gonna be a show for video games as well as lots of toys

I actually have a few dealers that are planning to bring retro arcades as well.

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Definitely gonna be there. Got a friend who's a huge fan of the AVGN and is super stoked to meet him.
Screamers
I'm looking forward to buying myself.. aside from the working the Con

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Originally Posted by Liokaiser View Post
I'm in for two tables.
TRANSJAZZ
I would love to come. I am not sure with it being the day prior to my anniversary. Wifey may not go for it. I will work on it
friendship pony
yeah i am in for 2 tables. how can i help promote?
frenzyrumble
Can't wait! will have a booth too!
Galvarez
I'll be setting up there as a dealer!
Screamers
A new update..

Retro Con Art Contest!

For those going to Retro Con, we have an art contest planned for the show. So those with talent, contact me through my personal messages or ask about my email. Remember it can be anything Retro as long as it's fan made!

[A custom G1 Blaster gun designed by my boyfriend, Tony]

Screamers
Look forward to hangin out again too
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I'll be setting up there as a dealer!
Screamers
Can't wait to see your customs too!

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Originally Posted by frenzyrumble View Post
Can't wait! will have a booth too!
Screamers
Very cool and spread the word.. Mega Toy Fans looking into having a Japanese custom Transformer for this show too

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Originally Posted by friendship pony View Post
yeah i am in for 2 tables. how can i help promote?
DethPike
I shall purchase a table as soon as I can This sounds fun! And it's practically in my backyard.
friendship pony
i am going to have alot of high end stuff. will Deff have a Hercules or 2,make toys giant ect.. i am supper excited!
Liokaiser
Just paid for my two tables. Can't wait.
tinkerbeee
Our tables are paid for and we are ready to rock!
RKillian
Yep, looking forward to the show too!
Screamers
A Few Retro Con Updates!

Hotels!

Guests!

Retro Con Takes you Back to the Future!
Screamers
Practically in our backyard too
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Originally Posted by DethPike View Post
I shall purchase a table as soon as I can This sounds fun! And it's practically in my backyard.
Screamers
For those planning to go to Retro Con, I wanted to share some updates!

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Guest List Update!

As of right now.. This is our guest list for Retro Con 2012!

Guests

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Retro Con Dealers Soon To Be Spotlighted!

So that fans can know a bit more about the dealers they'll be buying from, I'll be contacting each dealer and doing a spotlight on the items they'll be selling and sharing websites to those that have one!

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Art & Costume Contest!

Retro Con will be having both an art and costume contest, ran by a talented fan I've known for years. Raksha..She's been involved in the Transformers fan community since the early nineties and for those that hadn't known, Raksha was the one to organize Botcon 1995. So for those fans with talent, lets see it and win some prizes! [Contact me for more information!]
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A Before Party Saturday Night!

For those arriving the night before.. I've been looking into renting a space at Arnold's Family Fun Center. But only if there's enough interest. The place is set up next to the convention center, with food, arcade games, lazer tag and more! It would be the perfect place to hang out!

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Register & Buy Tickets

During the Retro Con show, paying at the door will only be done in cash, although there is an ATM in the building..To make things move faster. I recommend buying your tickets in advance! Learn more here:

Buy Tickets

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Dealer Tables

Retro Con is beginning to really grow, with over half the tables sold and still months to go..So for those planning to buy a table, you can do so at:

Dealers and Exhibitors

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Retro Con's Official Hotel


For those planning to stay over night, Retro Con now has an official hotel, for more details..click here:

Dealers and Exhibitors


Lets Make This A Show To Remember!




A possible badge design by Optimus Prime for Retro 2012, of course this would only be for those that buy their tickets in advance.


DethPike
Table procured!

We might even be able to attend the "night before" party, if it happens.
Screamers
I'll look into that Night Before Party, if I get enough feed back on it

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Table procured!

We might even be able to attend the "night before" party, if it happens.
Screamers
Another Retro Con Update!

for those that pre-register and buy their tickets ahead of time, they'll be entered in for another exclusive Transformer-related item that will only be at Retro Con.

Buy Tickets
friendship pony
i will go to a pre night thing.
Screamers
Retro Con Pre-registrant Door Prize!

We are having a special raffle drawing that will be held ONLY for pre-registrants of the show! The prize will be a Transformers yarn doll created by show organizer Tony. The character will be Autobot engineer Wheeljack. He stands 16″ tall and is created from craft yarn woven into a plastic canvas skeleton (with everything hot-glued together). These are very time-consuming to make, so Tony does not create them often. Now is your chance to own a truly unique Transformers item!!

The drawing will be held early in the day, probably around 10 or 11am, and any losing tickets from pre-registrant drawing will go back into the raffle pool for the regular door prizes! Go to the “Buy Tickets” tab at the top of the retrocons.com page to pre-register. Good luck!!

Buy Tickets In Advance

Screamers
ToyWorth Donates Door Prizes To Retro Con!



To add to the door prizes we've already gathered, Toyworth.com has donated more goodies to Retro Con attendees, a SDCC Terrocon Cliffjumper, and JoeCon 1994 General Hawk mint in sealed bag.
Screamers
Retro Con is proud to announce our latest door prize for Retro Con attendees! The SDCC 2012 Bruticus Set (just like this one)! Donated generously by friend Robert ‘Gus’ Dakis!

(Not this set, but just like it!)

Retro Con Door Prize! SDCC 2012 Bruticus Set! | A Convention For The Retro Fan In You!

To buy tickets at: Buy Tickets | A Convention For The Retro Fan In You!
DethPike
Any word on pre-game / festivities the evening prior? No pressure, just planning the attack
Screamers
I'll be posting a poll to see who would be interested in a meet up the night before, but I did want to share this again. That you can now buy your tickets on the site as well as tables.

We now have Paypal (Buy It Now) buttons on the retro con site. So if your looking to buy your tickets in advance or would like to buy one of those remaining tables, check it out!

Art contest and costume info to be posted soon!

A Convention For The Retro Fan In You! | Costume Contest, Art Contest, Dealers Room, Door Prizes & More!

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Retro Con is proud to announce our latest door prize for Retro Con attendees! The SDCC 2012 Bruticus Set!

Retro Con Door Prize! SDCC 2012 Bruticus Set! | A Convention For The Retro Fan In You!
fiveironfr3nzy
secured my table, I'll be bringing tons of retro videogame goodness, and possibly a couple transformers
Screamers


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secured my table, I'll be bringing tons of retro videogame goodness, and possibly a couple transformers
Screamers
Tony and I sold five more tables for Retro Con yesterday! With over 70 percent of our tables sold and if all goes well... After promoting at Baltimore Comic Con and then New York Comic Con..maybe we should look into getting a few more tables? Fill that convention center up!

A Convention For The Retro Fan In You! | Costume Contest, Art Contest, Dealers Room, Door Prizes & More!
Screamers
We've sold over 50 tables as of yesterday
Screamers
Retro Con guest Peter Newman shares his personal memories of the Thundercats & Silverhawks cartoons!

Buy Your Tickets At: Retrocons.com

Peter Newman Retro Con Interview | A Convention For The Retro Fan In You!
Screamers
Retro Con Update!

As of right now we have 55 tables sold, with only twenty left.. Not bad with two months still to go before the Convention!

This weekend I promoted the show big time, handing out over 150 plus cards during Baltimore Comic
Con and I plan to do more during New York comic Con!

How can you help? Keep spreading the word! Lets make this a show that will only grow!

Buy your tickets & tables at A Convention For The Retro Fan In You! | Costume Contest, Art Contest, Dealers Room, Door Prizes & More!

Screamers
I went flea market hopping today, but I'll look into something for Retro Con's Saturday night tomorrow
Screamers
Retro Con is proud to announce two more retro guests: Dave Perillo & Tom Whalen. Both are well known for their artistic talents, and have dedicated a great deal of their art towards the television shows and movies of the 70′s & 80′s!

http://retrocons.com/2012/09/13/retr...-con/#more-396

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Saturday Evening Per-Retro Con!

For those that will be arriving early Saturday afternoon..there’s lots to do entertainment wise! Saturday Evening Fun
Mayhem_Prime
I have a fair amount of art by Tom and Dave respectively and I look forward to seeing them at the show and picking up or even commissioning a piece or two.
Screamers
Just another Retro Con update

We have all 75 tables sold for Retro Con, but I have added 10 more, for those that still maybe interested in getting tables! Buy Tables

Advance tickets are only available for a limited time, so for those looking to cut down on the wait the day of the con, buy those tickets now: Buy Tickets

More Door Prizes will be listed soon, but I did want to send a shout out to Keith with Plastic Army Toys for the donation of another doorpize, the non transforming Nightbird figure by Impossible toys!

Cosplayers remember we are having a costume contest!

And for you talented fan we'll also have an art contest, ran by Raksha (The original organizer of Botcon 1995)!

Screamers
Those two are great

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Originally Posted by Mayhem_Prime View Post
I have a fair amount of art by Tom and Dave respectively and I look forward to seeing them at the show and picking up or even commissioning a piece or two.
Mayhem_Prime
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Originally Posted by Screamers View Post
Those two are great

I hear Scott Derby is going to be setting up with Tom and Dave as well for a nice trio of retro art style and pieces.
Screamers
Yep he'll be there too

I was contacted by a fan in Mexico today, asking about Retro Con, saying he'd like to come..Pretty wild

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Originally Posted by Mayhem_Prime View Post
I hear Scott Derby is going to be setting up with Tom and Dave as well for a nice trio of retro art style and pieces.
Orodruin
Much as I'd like to, I don't think I be certain enough of my work schedule to get a dealer table. Might try to come regular-like though, it's only about 2 hours away.
Randomus Prime
Really wish I could make it. Just too busy and conventioned out this year. Sounds like it's going to totally rock!
DethPike
I'll be there! Can't wait!! I'm hoping some of the dealers from NJCC go so I can buy the stuff that I was wishy-washy on yesterday!

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