Retro Con 2017, October 14-15 in Oaks, PA (Arthur Burghardt guest)

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  1. Screamers

    Screamers Well-Known Member

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    Retro Con will be coming back for its 6th show in 2017!

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    Show features include over 200 tables of toys and collectibles (both vintage and vintage-inspired), plus special guests, raffles, contests, panels, tv/movie cars, and much more! Check us out at retrocons.com.

    Please take a look at some highlights from 2016 here (picture intensive):

    2016 Highlights


    Our first guest for 2017 is voice actor Arthur Burghardt! Arthur is best known to TF fans as the voice of Devastator in the G1 Transformers cartoon by Marvel Sunbow. He also well known for voicing Destro on GI Joe, plus Turbo on Challenge of the GoBots, and other notable characters.

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    Weekend tickets will be available starting in January, but we're booking vendors right now. Full details on how to reserve your spot can be found here:

    Vendors

    Much more in the works for 2017!
     
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    allew Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome that you got Mr. Burghardt as a guest, I met him last year at Long Beach Comic Con and he was so nice and accommodating! Hope you can someday snag Corey Burton for your show!
     
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    Time to go (to RetroCon)!
     
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    Retro Con is bringing the one and only Cybertronic Spree to Retro Con 2017!

    Beyond Good. Beyond Evil. Beyond Your Wildest Imagination.

    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 Retro Con 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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    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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    Our next guest for Retro Con 2017 is voice actor Rob Paulsen!

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    Rob is well known for his work as Raphael on the original TMNT series, and is also the voice of Donatello on the newest incarnation of the show on Nickelodeon. Other notable roles for Rob include Yakko Warner from Animaniacs, Pinky from Pinky and the Brain, and Tripwire & Snow Job on GI Joe.

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    And for Transformers fans, Rob was the voice of Slingshot and Air Raid on the G1 cartoon series!


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    More Info here: Rob Paulsen at Retro Con 2017!
     
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    Tickets are now available for the Cybertronic Spree concert happening Saturday night, October 14th after Retro Con! Don't miss this rare state-side appearance of the band!!

    Full info can be found here:

    Cybertronic Spree Tickets

     
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    Retro Con 2017 is less than two months away!!

    We've got over 215 tables of toys, collectibles & art for sale, several distinguished guests, a Saturday night concert featuring the Cybertronic Spree, replicas of famous TV & movie cars, a free play arcade, costumes & costume groups, raffles, panels, displays, contests, and an atmosphere all our own!

    We've got well known dealers from TFW2005 coming to the show such at 215Toyz and RK Toy & Hobby. And we'll also have the NECA store on the show floor, who are having a massive warehouse sale!

    Find more info at retrocons.com


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    We're at the 2/3 sold mark on tickets to the Cybertronic Spree concert happening in conjunction with Retro Con 2017!

    The concert will be held at Arnold's Family Fun Center (next door to the expo center) at 8pm on Saturday night, October 14th.

    Don't miss this rare stateside appearance of the band!

    Read more about the concert and purchase tickets here:

    https://retrocons.com/cybertronic-spree-tickets/
     
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    I live near Oaks so I'm actually planning on see this convention. :) 
     
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    Just 6 days left if you'd like to buy tickets to see the Cybertronic Spree in concert! We will stop selling tickets at the end of the day on October 9th. Don't miss the Spree's american debut!!

    Tickets for the concert are only $13 and can be purchased via paypal here:

    Cybertronic Spree Tickets
     
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    Arthur Burghardt, still have yet to meet him, might have more time in October to go to an out-of-state convention, but i'll have to see.
     
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    His first ever convention appearance was in California at Long Beach Comic Con 2016. If you can't see him at Retron Con this year he is also scheduled to appear at Sac Toy Con 2018 in Sacramento, California.
     
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    awesome, when is Sac Toy Con? is it going to be early 2018? another thing i'm considering, this isn't Transformers related, but i'm thinking of saving up money to go to my first out of the country Convention, it's gonna be in the U.K., in Manchester, reason why is because David Prowse is gonna be there, and it's going to be his last ever convention appearance, he is sadly retiring from attending Cons due to declining health, heard he is developing Alzheimers.
     
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    Here's a wonderful commercial for Retro Con 2017, featuring the one and only Arthur Burghardt! If you'd like to hear Destro again after all these years, check it out!!



    Only one week until Retro Con 2017!! Find more info about the show at retrocons.com.

    Thanks!
     
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    He was also at TFcon Toronto this year.

    This looks like a really solid lineup! Should be a great show.
     
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    I spoke to Michael Bell on facebook, he said his next convention will be FLA, I don't know what that stands for, does it stand for Florida? wasn't that specific.
     
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    Can't wait to go the convention tomorrow. :D  It'll be my first time at Retrocon this year.
     
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    Don't we usually have a vendor setup e-mail at this point? I was able to receive e-mails from the retrocons.com domain as late as May so I don't think it's on my end. NJCC did this lateral move to FaceBook that threw me but that doesn't look to be the case here either.
     
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