Every year RetroWorld Expo brings out a variety of special guests from video game industry vets to some of your favorite YouTube personalities, and more.
Lockstin & Gnoggin host the popular YouTube page of the same name where he wraps learning into fun via learning by proxy of you're favorite games! Answering questions, developing theories, discussing controversies, revealing secrets and lore, and looking at the science of various video games and so much more. Join him for a meet and greet as well as various panels during the expo.
Azumii is a Massachusetts based cosplayer, model, and fashion design student originally born in Texas, who now lives just outside of Boston. She has been cosplaying for almost a decade, and making her own costumes and props for the last four years. Most of her costumes are from video games, stemming from a love for them she's had since a young age. Since her father is a gamer, Azumii grew up addicted to games like Guild Wars and World of Warcraft, and she's never grown out of those addictions. She cosplays characters from game like The Witcher, Transistor, and Final Fantasy, in order to bring her favorite characters to life.
Russ Lyman is a local YouTuber who’s main focus is a weekly Vlog video of his life working at local retro game store, Retro Games Plus. Think Pawn Stars meets American Pickers. He also has two other series on Youtube, Russ’s Retro Reads and Rewind Friday. It doesn’t stop there, he even made a movie on last year, “Russ Lyman Saves Halloween”, and there are scenes from Retro World Expo 2016, and a few other YouTubers made guest appearances in the film as well. He also drives a custom Scion xA that is fully modded with a Super Mario theme, even including a one of a kind Blue Shell cargo carrier for his roof rack. He has made countless promotion videos for Retro Games Plus, as well as one of kind custom collectables. Be sure to come say Hi to him and don’t forget to ask him, Russ Whatcha Doin???”
We're really looking forward to having him at our show this year to meet fans and share his knowledge and enthusiasm for video games with us!
Video game analysis, nostalgia, and creative motivation are your thing - Then SwankyBox, is your guy. Visiting RWX for the first time, SwankyBox dives into the lore behind video games to try to solve their mysteries. Join Swankybox as he does a meet and greet with fans as well as numerous panels during the convention.
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.