Family-Friendly Dance Party

Family-Friendly Dance Party

End your evening with a dance party!  The dance party will be the final event of the convention from 7:30PM-8:30PM.

Cosplayers of all ages are encouraged to stay and show off their outfits.  Costumes are not required, but encouraged.

Enjoy tunes from DJ Silenze as we dance the night away.

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Panel Follow Up – Cosplay and Retro Roadshow

Have a question about cosplay? Our cosplay panel will try to answer as many as they can! Please email any questions to: CosplayPanel@retrogamecon.com

 

Have a cool item that you were planning to show off at the Retro Roadshow Panel?

Although we cannot guarantee we will be able to use all items brought in, you can increase your chances of showing off your awesome item by pre-registering.

Email the RetroRoadShowApplication to RetroRoadshowPanel@retrogamecon.com

Another exciting panel! Game Over: Remembering Fallen Video Game Companies

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Game Over: Remembering Fallen Video Game Companies
Picture the headline: Sony No Longer Making PlayStation Consoles and Games.

Whether you are a fan of the PlayStation or not, it’s undeniable that it would be a very different gaming landscape than it is today. For some gamers, news like this HAS become reality throughout history. Whether it be long standing hardware or software studios closing down, many once popular names in the gaming industry are long since forgotten, or exist in name only as a shadow of their former selves.

Join CNY YouTube gamers the Sprite Lovers as they look back on some of the great companies that carried the industry in the past and the games that made them great. They’ll also take a look at a few lesser known companies that gave it their all but for one reason or another didn’t catch on in their day, but left a legacy that will not be forgotten.

Panelists:
Nathan Grant, Sprite Lovers
Meghan Hickox-Grant, Sprite Lovers

Panel Announcement – The New 8-bit Heroes

The New 8-bit Heroes

Central New York native Joe Granato is currently realizing a childhood ambition of developing an actual game for the Nintendo NES. A team of modern creatives (published fantasy author, film score composer, comic illustrator, etc.) see if they can retrofit their abilities to create a compelling game experience despite all of the 30 year old console’s constraints. Joe will talk about the methods of making a NES game using modern tools and the challenges and rewards of developing for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Panelist:
Joe Granato, Creator of The New 8-bit Heroes

Pre-ticket sales are now available!

UPDATE: Sorry, Presale tickets are now closed. Tickets will be the same price at the door: $5 for general admission and $20 for a family pack which includes 2 adults and up to four kids. Children six and under are free.

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PRE-TICKET SALES ARE NOW OPEN.

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR VIP PASS (LIMITED TO 100)!

Click link to buy tickets!
https://squareup.com/market/retrogamecon

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Upgrade to 16-Bit! RetroGameCon will offers an upgraded VIP ticket package, the 16-Bit Ticket! This special ticket for the event is just 35 bucks and gets you the following:

– 30 minutes “early” access to the convention (9:30am)
– The official RetroGameCon 2014 t-shirt
– A special “VIP” badge to wear around the event
– 5 free raffle tickets for any of our many raffle prizes
– The RetroGameCon 2014 “Swag Bag”: A bunch of geeky gamer goodies, stuffed into a collectible tote bag with the RetroGameCon logo!

If that wasn’t enough…

The 16-Bit Ticket also includes a chance to find a special “golden ticket” inside the tote bag. The 3 lucky 16-Bit Ticket holders who find a golden ticket will instantly win one of several exclusive prizes!

The 16-Bit Tickets are limited to only 100, pre-order available soon only 35 bucks @ www.RetroGameCon.com

Your support goes towards helping us make RetroGameCon bigger and better every year!

Next Panel Announcement! The Console Wars

A panel to discuss the battle of all time!

The Console Wars: Past, Present, and Future
What started out as arguments at the school lunch table and a few cheap shots between companies quickly erupted into The Console Wars. Whether you love it or hate it, the only thing certain is that it’s not ending anytime soon. In this presentation/discussion panel, we take a look at the history of The Console Wars, the struggles of today, and voice our thoughts on how we think it will play out into the future. Join us in voicing your opinion on this staple of the gaming industry. Fans of all consoles are encouraged to attend including PC gamers.

Panelists:
Vince Terio
Justin Conte
Paul Tschudi
Mike Stith

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