Great Scott! We had 1.21 gigawatts of fun last year and we can’t wait to go back to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA! Mega-collectors and quality people, Rosemary and Anthony Tuski, have once again invited MR. LOBO of CINEMA INSOMNIA to return for their mighty show RETRO CON 2014.
In 2013, CINEMA INSOMNIA had their table set up with autographed goodies and merch. MR. LOBO co-hosted and co-judged the chaotic but fun costume contest, and there was an unforgettable WORLD CULT MOVIE SUMMIT and panel discussion that produced genre busting findings–and gave obsessive film geeks everywhere permission to like what they want.
This year, It’s now a two day LOVE-FEST for fans of 70′s, 80′s, and 90’s pop culture. Also on their guest list, the brilliant and funny JOEL HODGSON of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER, our long time convention pal–CHASE MASTERSON of STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, internet celeb THE ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD who is screening his AVGN movie across the street at the amazing ARNOLD’S FAMILY FUN CENTER, veteran cartoon voice actors MORGAN “Baroness” LOFTING, ZACK “Zartan” HOFFMAN, LARRY “Lion-o, Count Chocula” KENNEY, GERRIANNE “Thundercats” RAPHAEL, and PETER “Silverhawks” NEWMAN, CHRIS DOOHAN (son of James “Scotty” Doohan) who is involved with several STAR TREK projects, and the real SERGEANT SLAUGHTER of GI-JOE!
Tickets are $15 on Saturday and $13 on Sunday. Please take a break from your toy collecting and autograph hounding to say hello to your new favorite movie host and catch our informative and entertaining panel.
On Saturday, at 3:15, MR. LOBO will be moderating his second annual CULT MOVIE PANEL and SUMMIT, a discussion with hand picked experts featuring NEWT WALLEN producer/creator of the upcoming feature film MIDNIGHT SHOW and HEATHER BUCKLEY writer/interviewer for FANGORIA MAGAZINE and creature performer in DEAD STILL coming in OCT. on SYFY channel. The talk will include a surprise video presentation edited by DIXIE DELLAMORTO LOBO of HORROR HOSTS AND CREATURE FEATURES .
The theme of MR. LOBO’s CULT MOVIE SUMMIT PART II is CULT TV AND VIDEO and MR. LOBO, NEWT WALLEN, HEATHER BUCKLEY, and the RETROCON audience will examine the impact of the small screen and how it’s fueled cult obsessions. Series like DOCTOR WHO, STAR TREK, TWILIGHT ZONE, “V”, THUNDERCATS, PEE-WEE’s PLAYHOUSE, DARK SHADOWS, TWIN PEAKS, and MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 as well as VHS bootleg wonders like THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL(1978), HARDWARE WARS(1978), HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY(1981), TOXIC AVENGER(1981), JOHN PAIZS CRIME WAVE(1985), EVIL DEAD(1981), and the films of ED WOOD.
Here is the video that kicked off MR. LOBO’S WORLD CULT MOVIES SUMMIT PART 1 in 2013, part of the on-screen portion of the talk, edited by DIXIE DELLAMORTO. This really got the whole room pumped last year…
Following the panel this year, time permitting, there will be a sneak peek of the NEW DVD of CINEMA INSOMNIA’S HAUNTED HOUSE SPECIAL that we will have at our table along with our HALLLOWEEN CD and DIXIE’S AMAZING RETRO INSPIRED ART!
Special Thanks to RETRO CON volunteer TRICK TREAT and GRENEX MEDIA for creating RETRO CON branded images of MR. LOBO that have been used to promote this engagement! See you ALL at the show LIVE AND IN PERSON!!!