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"
Sal DiVita "Midway & THQ Games"
The Gaming Historian
Bob Backlund (WWE Hall of Famer)
Known to millions globally as Pro/Wrestling’s Three.Time World Champion, "Bob Backlund" is the All-American Boy personified. In 2016 Bob was solidified as one of the all time wrestling greats when he was inducted into the "WWE Hall of Fame." In 2015 Bob also co-authored his autobiography "Backlund: From All-American Boy to Professional Wrestling’s
Richard Divizio "Kano"
Derek Alexander "Stop Skeletons From Fighting"
Daniel Pesina "Johnny Cage"
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.
We're looking forward to his first RWX appearance, and we hope you are, too!
My Life In Gaming
Falconeer (Musical Guest)
Falconeer is a new instrumental audio/visual project bringing the spectacle back to live music in New Haven, CT. Blending over the top synth pop and retro game influences, Falconeer builds on a vintage synthesizers, modified video game consoles, and a bit of tongue in cheek nostalgia for hyperbolic electronic hits of the 80s to make a sound somewhere between Kraftwerk and LCD Soundsystem. Be sure to check him out!
Wrestling With Gaming (Yahel)
Yahel is a former professional wrestler and the creator behind the Wrestling With Gaming Youtube channel. Concentrating on in-depth gaming documentaries, Wrestling With Gaming features deeply researched videos that go well beyond what you may have read on Wikipedia or elsewhere. Whether it’s tackling the little-known Sega VR headset for the Genesis/Mega Drive, or uncovering the tangled web of business connections related to the GameShark, Yahel’s documentaries cover it all. Wrestling With Gaming has also become home to off-the-rails Philips CD-I livestreams that set out to redeem the often misunderstood console.
Lance CortezCo-Creator of the popular retro video game website RetrowareTV.com 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 RetroWorld Expo.
RAXtheGREAT and Retro Gaming Arts
(CT Featured Youtubers)
Every year. RetroWorld Expo features some of our home state's great YouTube talent. Two of RWX '18's Connecticut-based Featured YouTube creators will be Raxthegreat and Retro Gaming Arts!
RAXtheGREAT aka Ryan Alexander is an up and coming local YouTube content creator who does everything from comedy skits to game and product reviews. He has also been featured and collaborated with many larger YouTube channels and is excited to be a guest at this year's show!
Retro Gaming Arts aka Paul Barnas is a website and YouTube channel dedicated to the full retro gaming experience... from YouTube Videos, to modified consoles, to resources on how to fix or diagnose consoles yourself.
Rebel Gaming Club (Musical Guest)
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.
Super Thrash Bros. (Musical Guest)
Travis Landry is a Pop Culture expert and television personality specializing in toys, comics, and collectibles. Travis works as the Director of Pop Culture for Altered Reality Entertainment and Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers of Cranston, Rhode Island organizing catalogued collector toy, comic, and collectible auctions. He is currently an expert on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow working in the collectibles and toys and games department. Previously Travis was a reoccurring cast member on Travel Channel’s Toy Hunter and aided author Mark Bellomo in writing The Ultimate Guide to Transformers Action Figures, 2016. Travis will be present Sunday for a panel on buying, selling, and investing in Pop Culture and conducting the Retro World Expo video game and collectibles auction.
X-Bit Gaming is an official Facebook Gaming Content Creator group reigning from Boston Massachusetts. You'll have a chance to meet the entire team at the expo as they will be set up live streaming throughout the event.
CultureDog "Sam Hatch"
The Titans of Co-Op
The Titans have a weekly Co-op Live Stream on the 1 Coin Only YouTube channel where they explore all things Co-op from many different eras and systems. The Titans are bringing live world record attempts to conventions all across the country and they have now locked their sights on the RetroWorldExpo.
You can watch them attempt to break the Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones 2-player world record live Saturday at 5pm on the main stage with commentary by Duane and Ricky D of 1 Coin only.