Special Guests at RetroGameCon 2016

Did you know that RetroGameCon 2016 will feature our biggest guest list yet? This year, we will be welcoming numerous guests to the show, including YouTubers the Gaming Historian and Pat the NES Punk, 1990 Nintendo World Champion Thor Aackerlund, musical acts Sammus, Chipocrite, DJ Silenze, You Bred Raptors? from NYC, and Squaresoft-inspired 5-piece band The World is Square, plus cosplay special guests!

Many of our special guests will be putting on panel presentations and joining in other special activities. Check out our complete guest list here!

Have you bought your tickets yet? Why wait? They’re available here with a pre-sale discount!

 

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2016 Ticket Presales Are Live!

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Tickets for RetroGameCon 2016 are now available for pre-order!

Weekend passes, single day passes, family weekend passes, and VIP ticket packages are up on our website at a discounted presale rate.

Prices will increase at the door, so get your tickets early!

We’ve got our biggest and best show planned for this year, and can’t wait to experience it with you! See you at RetroGameCon!

http://retrogamecon.com/tickets/

RetroGameCon 2016!

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Planning is well underway for this year’s TWO-DAY show which will take place on Saturday, November 5th from 10:00AM (9:00AM for VIPs) until 9:00PM and Sunday, November 6th from 10:00AM until 6:00 PM!

This year, RetroGameCon will take place at the Oncenter at 800 S. State Street, Syracuse, NY. During the 2-day show, expect to see over 50,000 square feet of:

  • Vendors, artists, and indie game exhibitors in a huge marketplace
  • A HUGE cosplay contest with $1000 in prizes!
  • Fighting game tournaments
  • Tabletop games including a huge free lending library
  • A Magic the Gathering tournament
  • Great panel presentations
  • A massive video game free play area featuring arcade and pinball machines
  • Special guests including video game celebrities from YouTube and musicians

…and more!

RetroGameCon 2016 is a great way to spend a weekend with thousands of other video game enthusiasts, celebrating all aspects of gamer culture. The show will be filled with activities for kids and adults of all ages.

We’ll have many more announcements coming soon. Stay tuned for announcements of special guests, panels, and other events!

 

Salt City Pinball League Will Bring Pinball to RetroGameCon 2015

PowerPoint PresentationAt RetroGameCon 2015 you will get competitive pinball action!

Salt City Pinball League and Buffalo Pinball League will be joining forces hosting a FREE high score pinball tournament convention day.

The tournament machine will be: The GetAway:High Speed II

Remember Pinball?

It is likely the coolest kept secret in Syracuse New York that you should know about! Pinball is coming to RetroGameCon 2015!

Salt City Pinball League and other local pinball machine owners will be bringing their own machines to share pinball gaming, competition and education to those who stop by their area!

– all machines on free-play
– pinball tutorials – tips and tricks
– view and play pinball machines that span the last 50 years
– IFPA Sanctioned event – Compete for world wide ranking points

Check out  on Facebook for more info!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/cnypinball/

If you’re into social gatherings, good company, and gaming; CNY Pinball also hosts Biweekly and Monthly Pinball Tournaments!

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Dave & Busters is a Major Sponsor of RetroGameCon 2015

We are excited to announce that Dave & Busters will be joining us again this year as a Major Sponsor of RetroGameCon!

Expect to see Dave & Buster’s “Fun Patrol” on our convention floor with a prize wheel and new mobile app games set up to play and win!

Thank you Dave and Busters, for supporting us and bringing added fun to RetroGameCon again this year!

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Are you ready?

See what family fun Dave & Buster’s has for you daily at your nearest location:
www.daveandbusters.com

A link to the Syracuse Dave & Buster’s Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/dandbsyracuse

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Panel Announcement: Super Retro RoadShow

12162879_10153662820125350_2064122424_oCome join our panel of Game experts for a twist on one of our staple panels! Not only will they appraise your rarities, but one of the audience is guaranteed to win a prize of their choosing! Come check out this panel, and participate by bringing your own items to be discussed. Who knows, maybe you will be the lucky winner!

DJ Silenze IS COMING TO RETROGAMECON 2015

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DJ / Instructor / Beat-Chemist
DJ Silenze will be coming to Retrogamecon!

Who is DJ Silenze?

DJ Silenze is an upstate New York DJ recently performing for a number of videogame and pop-culture based events, to much acclaim!

DJ Silenze has performed with superstar nerd-core artist Mega Ran, nerd-core artist Sammus, Producer K-Murdock and on November 14th, he will provide music at RetroGameCon!

We are happy to have him on board again with us this year and excited for his participation with us convention day l!

Want to know more about DJ Silenze?

Check out his website for info and event booking:
www.DJSilenze.com
www.facebook.com/djsilenze
www.mixcloud.com/djsilenze

BeatPort Mix
http://mixes.beatport.com/mix/id/190992?just_published=1

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Panel Announcement: What is a Homebrew Game?

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Published author and cohost of the VGBS gaming podcast, Jeffrey Wittenhagen goes over the ins and outs of what a Homebrew game is and how it is different from a reproduction or indie game.

Collecting Homebrew games is a lot different than regular console games so we will also go over a few recommendations how to actually find these gems and showcase some of the stand out Homebrew games that have been created by amazingly talented and passionate individuals.

Want to help make RetroGameCon 2015 an awesome experience for others?
Sign-up to volunteer today!

www.RetroGameCon.com/volunteer/

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Panel Announcement: Dropzone Show!

halo-5-guardiansDropzone is a new Halo based Machinima Game Show that tests your gaming trivia knowledge. For the first time ever, RetroGameCon will provide the venue for you to experience it for yourself in the best way possible….Live!

4 people will be randomly selected from our panel audience to play a live and completely unscripted, small scale episode of DropZone. Come watch as they play, run, answer questions incorrectly, fall, die, or complete every challenge thrown their way, in an attempt to win a $25 Gamestop Gift card.Panel and prize courtesy of your friendly neighborhood New York Gamers Federation!

Need 16-Bit VIP Package upgrade to RetroGameCon 2015:

www.RetroGameCon.com/Tickets/

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