Guests & Panels – 2015

The 2015 Lineup!


 The Gaming Historian

Host of the popular show The Gaming Historian and the Level 7 Podcast, Norm Caruso is coming to RetroWorld Expo!  If you can’t picture what a fun, entertaining history class about video games would be like than you need to check out Norm’s work.  Fun, informative, and just the facts, ma’am.


“Pixel Dan” Eardley

Toy and Video Game Guru Dan Earldey is known for his work on where he showcases and reviews everything toy-related.  Dan also stars in other shows such as From Pixels to Plastic and The Videocade Commentaries.  Did we mention he really really likes He-Man?


The Game Chasers

Billy and Jay make up the dynamic game collecting team known as The Game Chasers. Their mission: to scour the land far and wide to uncover gaming treasures of old. Whether it be gaming stores, flea markets, thrift stores, or even people’s attics, they search out retro games and have a blast while doing it.


Lance “Ito” Cortez

Co-Creator and Owner of the popular retro video game website Lance (a CT native), has worked on webseries such as Retroware: The Show, Strictly Arcade, The Videocade Commentaries, The Video Game Years and is one of the event organizers for the RetroWorld Expo.


“John D” Delia

Co-Creator and Owner of the popular retro video game website John (also a CT native),  is the creator of the popular webseries The Video Game Years.  John also co-hosts Retroware: The Show and is one of the event organizers for the RetroWorld Expo. Get down with Johnny D!


Eric Lappe

If you’re looking for a serious retro video game reviewer than Eric is not your guy.  If you’re looking for a hilarious one, than look no further than Eric Lappe’s web show Let’s Get.  Also host of the Let’s Get! Podcast, Eric has appeared in The Videocade Commentaries and is a regular on The Video Game Years web show.


Alpha Omega Sin

Popular webseries personality Alpha Omega Sin comes to RWX!  Retro & Current Gen Games, Manga, Comics, Toys, Video Game News, Discussions, playthroughs – you name it Alpha Omega Sin has got you covered and is one of the most versatile webseries hosts out there.


Banjo Guy Ollie

Host of the Banjo Guy Ollie and MSX Mansion shows, Ollie comes to RetroWorld all the way from Ireland.  Give Ollie a banjo and this one-man-band will give you a fully banjo orchestrated rendition of your favorite video game song.  Or learn about the MSX in his MSX Mansion series.


Joey “Roo” DeSena

Described as the “Alton Brown of video games”, Joey “Roo” DeSena co-founded the geek-centric website, Clan of the Gray Wolf, in 2009. His flagship series, “16-Bit Gems”, brings to light under-appreciated classics from the 16-bit era of video gaming. Meanwhile, his other main series “The Way Games Work” explains video game technology to the layman (with equal parts Bill Nye & G4).

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Robert Neal is the proprietor of  Robert will be bringing his extensive knowledge of getting the best video quality out of your retro video game consoles via RGB technologies as well provide an informative in depth look at the various A/V signal types.  Catch Robert along with the guys at HDRetrovision at Retro World Expos  as they discuss everything A/V at their panel.


Ste Kulov and Nick Mueller (HD Retrovision)

Ste Kulov and Nick Mueller are the proprietors of the newly founded company HDRetrovision. After successfully funded through Kickstarter for their Component A/V cables for various retro systems, Nick and Ste will be bringing their knowledge to RetroWorld Expo.  Be sure to catch their panel as they join forces with to bring the ultimate retro console A/V panel!

 Wes DeSantis

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When Wes (a CT native) isn’t teaching Physics, you can find him on Creator and main host, he loves to talk all things video games. From game developers to crazy retro DIY projects Wes brings his expertise into a smart and entertaining show.


RF Generation – Collectorcast Podcast

Chris “Duke” Cantrell, “Wild” Bil McGee, and Kelsy “Crabmaster” Polnik produce the monthly Collectorcast podcast. Covering all topics of collecting video games with a slant towards retro, they dig deep into the hobby with homebrewer interviews, cleaning and restoring, completing sets and more. Join them for a live show sure to entertain and inform.


The World Is Square (Performing Band)

The World is Square is a 5 Piece Video Game Tribute Band from Boston, MA. Focusing on the Classic Years of SquareSoft/Enix Games, they perform songs from titles like Final Fantasy VII, Chrono Trigger and more! They use a variety of traditional, unconventional and modern instruments; they like to get weird.


James Ronald / Epic Game Music (Performing Musician) 

Epic Game Music takes all your favorite video game music and remixes the songs into original masterpieces of sonic goodness. Featuring music videos shot in exciting locations to accompany the tones and riffs we all love. From the retro game era to the current console generation Epic Game Music’s guitar covers breathe new life into all corners of gaming music. Join James Ronald as battles his way across the history of game music with his trusty electric battle guitar of justice!

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Formed in Murrieta, California, the band On Being Human is made up of Travis Baker, Beau Trembly, Greg Lesondak, Gustin Flaig and Greg Johnson. Their new EP “eVe” was released in January 2013. Building more upon their electronic and orchestral influences the band combines the traditional hard rock formula to create a sub-genre they entitle “Adventure Rock” – they also perform brilliant takes on famous game music in their show The Humans Are Coming


Jeff Ryan

Jeff Ryan is the author of Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America. He’s appeared on Star Talk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, the Indoor Kids, and NPR’s Marketplace. You may have seen him in Failure magazine. He’s read horror stories on All things Considerd, discussed the Incredible Hulk on Australian television, and one time maybe saw an otter swimming, but it might have been a rat. Jeff lives in Bloomfield, NJ.