Looking for something to do this weekend in the Philadelphia area? Check out Retro Con 2013 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA!
Chock full of 80’s goodness, Retro Con has grown even larger in its second year! Featuring a plethora of exciting guests, over 150 dealer tables, classic “star cars” (weather permitting), and even a special screening of Back to the Future on the big screen it’s bound to make fans of G.I. Joe, Transformers, Thundercats, classic video games, etc feel like a kid again.
Organized by uber-fans Tony and Rosemary (Ward) Tuski and featuring a door ticket price of only $14.00, it’s an affordable and fun way to indulge your inner nostalgia child!
Just check out this guest list:
- Larry Hama – writer,artist for G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Marvel, IDW, Devil’s Due) and writer for Hasbro’s file cards
- Bob Budiansky – writer for Transformers (Marvel Comics) as well as author of Hasbro’s Tech Spec cards
- Neil Ross – voice actor for G.I. Joe, Transformers, Voltron, InHumanoids and more! (Shipwreck, Dusty, Slag, Springer, Keith, Pidge, etc)
- James Rolfe – the “Angry Video Game Nerd”, internet game reviewer
- Don Fullilove – mayor “Goldie Wilson” from the Back to the Future trilogy
- Mark Bellomo – author The Ultimate Guide to G.I. Joe: 1982 – 1994, Transformers: Identification & Price Guide, and Totally Tubular 80’s Toys!
- Doug Walker – the Nostalgia Critic from www.thatguywiththeglasses.com
- Mr. Lobo – host of the nationally syndicated Cinema Insomnia!
- The Cobra 1st Legion – the ever-growing G.I. Joe costume organization! www.Cobra1stLegion.com
- The Mandalorian Mercs!
- And many more!
In addition there will be door prizes, a costume contest, and a chance to have your picture taken with such “star cars” as K.I.T.T. (Knight Industries Two Thousand), Black Beauty, a Jurassic Park jeep, a full-size TARDIS, the Delorean from Back to the Future, and more!
Seriously, this is the kind of event that makes me wish I wasn’t living in Central Illinois. It promises to be a fun-filled day for all. Plus, while you’re there, stop by and say hello to the cast of The Breaux Show, a weekly internet radio show covering genre news, movie reviews, and Deer Park Water. (Yes, you read that correctly.)
For more information, check out www.RetroCons.com!