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. Check back here for more 2021 guest announcements.
Metal Jesus Rocks
The Metal Jesus is a long-haired rocker dude who runs a popular YouTube channel dedicated to Retro Gaming with a Heavy Metal soundtrack. With the help of the Seattle gaming community he covers Hidden Gems, Buying Guides as well as the popular I HATE U series, Gamer Eats and much more. He was also an employee at mega publisher Sierra On-Line in the 90s and he brings his love of big box PC gaming to his channel as well.
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.
The show has more than 100 million views and 800,000 subscribers, and has been featured on Destructoid, Polygon, Nintendo Life, and even Playboy.com. Norman earned his history degree from Elizabeth City State University and is currently working on his master's degree.e
Shesez is the creator and host of the web series Boundary Break. A show where a games camera is taken basically anywhere to find secrets and new discoveries.
“Pixel Dan” Eardley is a, author, reviewer, reporter, and all-around toy enthusiast. Through his popular videos on YouTube, Dan shares his enthusiasm for the collecting hobby with the world.
In 2021, Dan released his first book published by Dark Horse Books. The Toys of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is an official guide to He-Man and She-Ra action figures dating back to their start in the 1980’s! Featuring over 700 pages of information and photography, The Toys of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe has received much praise from fans, and has even been a #1 Best Seller on Amazon!
Pat Contri "Pat the NES Punk"
Pat Contri (“Pat the NES Punk”) returns to Retro World Expo! The man behind Flea Market Madness, The Video Game Years, The Completely Unnecessary Podcast, the Ultimate guidebooks, and more will be here to share his thoughts on the retro gaming scene, discuss past and upcoming projects, and take your questions! There may even be a surprise or two!
"My Life in Gaming"
Coury and Tri of My Life in Gaming, started their YouTube channel with the “How to Beat” VHS-style series. My Life In Gaming has gone on to showcase unique retrogames, interviews industry figures, and more. My Life in Gaming’s most popular series is the, “RGB Master Class,” which breaks down the complex topic of getting the best picture out of retro consoles into easy-to-understand episodes.
"Hack The Movies"
Tony (formerly of Cinemassacre's Rental Reviews) , and friends get together in their video store twice a week to talk about movies new and old.
Justin and Kieran (from the Cinemassacre Podcast and Rental Reviews) have been helping create the AVGN for 5 years, plus reviews of retro games and movies.
Blitzkrieg Pro Wrestling with Special Guest Tatanka
Blitzkrieg Pro Wrestling the premiere pro wrestling organization in the Northeast to bring live pro wrestling to this year's RetroWorld Expo! Live matches will take place on both Saturday and Sunday in a full size wrestling ring! In addition, Tatanka will be a guest at the show on Saturday November 6!
Bob Neal of RetroRGB
Bob is the founder of RetroRGB, a website, YouTube channel and podcast dedicated to classic gaming. RetroRGB helps people get a good experience from retro consoles, as well as keeps people up to date with info on new classic gaming products, and highlights the developers behind these amazing creations.
Destiny Fomo is a New York based YouTuber who collects retro games and comic books. Her channel consists of her sharing her favorite games and traveling!
Lon Seidman "Lon.TV"
Lon Seidman of the YouTube channel Lon.TV to is the host and producer of, “Lon.TV,” a consumer technology video show that is on a number of platforms including YouTube, Facebook, and #Amazon. He creates consumer friendly videos that focus on in-depth technology product reviews and commentary.
Mike Pixley "Bonsai Pop"
Mike Pixley, current star of the classic anime based YouTube channel Bonsai Pop, first cut his teeth on the internet as a game’s journalist, YouTuber, and writer/editor for gaming comedians Treesicle. He maintains a firm foot in the gaming world on Twitch as well as his podcast “The Bonsai PopCast”
Stop by and chat with Mike about retro games and anime!
Premium Edition Games
Premium Edition Games is a physical Nintendo Switch publishing company that is modern retro, done right! They specialize in preserving video games by doing things just like they have been done in the past! Come see what they are about and what they have to offer! Who knows they might even have some special items!
Toy Designer "Tim Clarke"
Tim started his career designing and building puppets for the Muppets. Most notable were the Mystics and the Slaves that he sculpted and designed for the movie the Dark Crystal guided by the incredible drawings of Brian Froud. He also worked on puppets for Sesame Street , Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock for which he created Traveling Matt. After Dark Crystal was launched he garnered his first toy sculpting gig with Hasbro creating the Garthim, Mystics and Lanstrider toys.
He has also created toys for Melissa and Doug toys, EK Success, Hasbro, Mattel, Coleco, Kenner, Ideal Lossirs, to mention just a few.