RETROWORLD EXPO SEPT 8-9 2018!
Retroworld Expo, CT’s Original Video Gaming Convention will be held Sept 8-9 (Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm) at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT. As always our show will be filled with vendors\exhibitors, freeplay console & arcade gaming, tabletop, tournaments, cosplay, guests and much much more!
Tim Kitzrow "NBA JAM"
BOOMSHAKALAKA!! For 25 years, Tim Kitzrow has enjoyed a run as the signature voice of classic games like NBA JAM, NFL Blitz, NHL Hitz, Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey, MLB Slugfest, Frank Thomas Big Hurt Baseball, and College Slam. He is the only talent in gaming to voice all four major sports leagues. A Chicago based Voice Artist and NBA pop culture personality, Kitzrow is known to fans for his one of a kind, sensational sports commentary. He has appeared on television and radio with ESPN, worked with marquee NBA franchises.
Sal DiVita "Midway & THQ Games"
Sal has been involved in the video game industry for over 25 years as both a game developer (Art Director / Designer Director / Creative Director) and as a video and motion capture performer. His arcade and console game credits include NBA JAM, NFL BLITZ, MLB SLUGFEST, WWE ALLSTARS, and many others. In addition, his video game character credits include Mortal Kombat 3's Nightwolf, Sektor, Cyrax, and Smoke ... not to mention "Beefcake Boy" in the Crusin' USA series. His motion capture character and stunt performances are in nearly every 3D Midway game made, including NFL BLITZ, MK 4, THE GRID, MLB SLUGFEST, PSI-OPS, WWE ALL STARS, and many others.
The Gaming Historian
Norman Caruso is the creator of The Gaming Historian, a YouTube documentary series that explores the history of video games. Want to learn about the landmark lawsuits that changed the industry? Or why the Power Glove wasn’t “so bad” after all? The Gaming Historian has you covered.
Richard Divizio "Kano"
Rich is the original actor that portrayed "Kano" in the original arcade smash hit Mortal Kombat as well as its sequels Mortal Kombat 2 and 3. He also played the characters of Kabal, Quan-Chi and Baraka in the MK series as well. He is the only actor who has appeared in all of the digitized Mortal Kombat games, Rich has also been in a number of films in various roles such as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze" as a foot clan ninja, a thug in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight", and more.
Anthony Marquez "Kung Lao"
Anthony is the actor who portrayed "Kung Lao" in the arcade hits Mortal Kombat 2 and 3. He also appeared as a Wind God as well as a Monk in Mortal Kombat Mythologies, a Ninja in Revolution X and a guard in the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3. He was also the NASKA National Chinese Wushu Forms Champion in 1996
Daniel Pesina "Johnny Cage"
Daniel is the original actor that portrayed "Johnny Cage" in the original arcade smash its Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat 2 as well as all the ninja characters in the game i.e. Scorpion, Sub-Zero... Daniel is also a master at the Chicago Wushu school in Chicago, IL and has won numerous awards in forms, weapons and fighting on the A.A.U., N.A.S.K.A., and U.S.A. KungFu/Wushu circuits.
Derek Alexander "Stop Skeltons..."
Derek has been in the YouTube game since winning GameTrailer’s “Out Nerd the Nerd” Competition in 2007. He actively posted reviews and content as the HVGN until 2015, when he decided he felt stymied by the old name. Thus, Stop Skeletons From Fighting was born.
Game Dave helps you get Digitally Distracted with video games of all kinds. Talk shows, narratives, skits, and gaming inspired short films all come together to take you on a video game journey! Game Dave features old school and modern game reviews with a twist. Playing Duck Hunt with a machine gun, arcade cabinets crashing through ceilings, you never know what to expect in a new episode. From story-based video reviews to import gaming with the FamiCorner series, Game Dave shares an optimistic look at the best hobby out there... gaming!
Super Thrash Bros.
Super Thrash Bros. is a nerdcore band from the Jersey shore that re-imagines the immersive experience of classic gaming by blending the high energy of a rock/metal band with all your favorite video game tunes. Part cosplay, part gaming, and all music, Super Thrash Bros. will take you on a sonic adventure from Hyrule Castle to the Mushroom Kingdom and everything in between.
RF Switch (Musical Guest)
R/F Switch (like its iconic 80s and 90s namesake) is an instrumental progressive rock quartet whose set-list switches back and forth from video game music to classic 80s TV themes.
Creator of the the hit show "The Video Game Years" seen on Amazon Prime, and RetrowareTV.com, John Delia (a CT Native) will be at RWX to discuss the future of the show and more.
Travis Landry is a pop culture expert and television personality specializing in toys, comics, and collectibles. Travis was a reoccurring cast member on Travel Channel’s Toy Hunter and producer and cast member of numerous Rhode Island PBS antique related shows. Travis works as an auctioneer and specialist for Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers in Cranston, Rhode Island organizing toy, comic, and collectibles auctions with Rhode Island Comic Con. Travis will be an appraiser in the collectables department in Season 22 of PBS’ Antiques Roadshow.
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