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-- Thompson Twins, Night Ranger, Doug E. Fresh part of first wave of music acts announced --
-- Throwback reunions and celebrity meet and greets will feature stars from ‘Back to the Future,’ ‘The Goonies,’ ‘Beverly Hills Cop,’ ‘The Last Dragon,’ ‘Police Academy,’ and much more --
LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hey dudes, strap on to that Flux Capacitor because pre-sale tickets are finally here to the biggest and zaniest celebration ever of the 1980s, NostalgiaCon’s Ultimate 80s Reunion (www.NostalgiaCon80s.com), July 4th-6th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California.
The guaranteed lowest ticket rate features all-inclusive access to NostalgiaCon’s concerts, celebrity photograph/autograph sessions, panels, 80s cosplay, cinematic events, competitions, collectors, cars, retro arcade gaming, exhibitors, and much more. (Hotel reservations will go fast so reserve your rooms at the special NostalgiaCon discount link here.)
MAJORING IN MUSIC
Music plays a massive role at NostalgiaCon with a diverse agenda that includes a growing list of performers and guests representing most of the genres that stood out in the 80s. Concert acts now include the Thompson Twins (New Wave), Just Kool featuring the iconic Robert “Kool” Bell of Kool and the Gang (Pop/Dance), Night Ranger (Rock), Dokken (Heavy Metal), Doug E. Fresh and Monie Love (Hip Hop), and The Cover Girls and TKA (Freestyle). In addition to adding more iconic acts to the concert-filled days, NostalgiaCon will pulse with special performances by tribute bands, DJs, as well as breakdance, lip synch and air guitar competitions.
THROWBACK PANELS / MEET & GREETS
In the spirit of great Con experiences, NostalgiaCon will also unite 80s pop culture fans with their beloved celebs through throwback panels, Q&As, and a major celebrity pavilion for professional photo opportunities and autograph sessions.
Among the 80s film and TV reunions confirmed thus far are Christopher Lloyd (“Back to the Future” and “Taxi”), Sean Astin (“The Goonies” and “The Lord of the Rings”), Corey Feldman (“The Goonies,” “Stand by Me,” “The Lost Boys,” “Gremlins”), Ke Huy Quan (“The Goonies” and “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”), Judge Reinhold (“Beverly Hills Cop,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Gremlins,” and “Stripes”), Steve Guttenberg (“Police Academy”), Matt Frewer (“Max Headroom”), Lou Diamond Phillips (“La Bamba” and “Stand and Deliver”), wrestling legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Alan Oppenheimer, the voice of He-Man. Additional celebrities and sports legends from the worlds of wrestling, professional sports, the Olympics, and college sports, among others, will be announced in the coming weeks.
The decade of mullets, leg warmers, and shoulder pads also produced some of American pop culture’s most iconic, quirky-looking entertainers and celebrities EVER. Needless to say, NostalgiaCon is convening the world’s largest 80s cosplay experience. Want to have fun looking like Madonna, Mr. T, “The Karate Kid” or Doc from “Back to the Future”? Be our guest as NostalgiaCon hosts 80s cosplay fashion shows as well as amateur and professional competitions for all ages.
RETRO ARCADE GAMING
NostalgiaCon’s Retro Arcade will be popping with dozens of classic arcade titles as well as video game cartridges from iconic consoles ranging from Atari and Nintendo to ColecoVision and more. If you think you’ve got what it takes, NostalgiaCon is also hosting old school arcade championships so bring your A-game because the best part of all is that NostalgiaCon has vanquished one 80s villain nobody liked: quarters! The experience is free and all part of your totally awesome ticket to NostalgiaCon.
INTERACTIVE CINEMATIC EVENTS
80s cinema is arguably the quirkiest phenomena American pop culture has ever seen and this year NostalgiaCon will pay tribute to two classic 80s films with special, interactive cinematic events that will also feature the original movie stars. The first announced cinematic event will be an over-the-top encore screening of “The Last Dragon” with film star Taimak (Bruce Leroy) and Christopher Murney (Eddie Arkadian). Chopsticks, bullies and karate are the recipe for a glowing great time. “Sho’nuff!”
Proud sponsors and partners of NostalgiaCon’s Ultimate 80s Reunion include Best Western® Hotels & Resorts, AAA, City National Bank, Welk Resorts, Wonderseed Foundation, True Connect, and Decades Bar and Grill. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Sponsorship@nostalgiacon.org.
MEDIA AND INFLUENCER CREDENTIALS
Journalists, social media influencers with a minimum of 15,000 cross platform followers, and media companies are welcomed to apply for special press credentials to NostalgiaCon. Media credentials are limited to two per news or social media outlet but exceptions will be made on a first-come, first-served basis at our discretion.
To follow NostalgiaCon Ultimate 80s Reunion news follow the hashtag, #NostalgiaCon80s. On social media, you can find it on Facebook, Instagram (@NostalgiaCon80s), Snap (@NostalgiaCon80s), Twitter (@NostalgiaCon80s), and YouTube. Additionally, moving forward, NostalgiaCon will regularly issue event updates on Throwback Thursdays.
ABOUT NOSTALGIACON, LLC
With offices in New York’s iconic Kaufman Studios and downtown Miami, NostalgiaCon (www.NostalgiaCon80s.com) is a global fan conventions company wholly focused on celebrating the pop culture icons, influencers, music, newsmakers, entertainers, shows, films, sports, fads, toys, foods and more, that take us back to the decades we're most fond of. NostalgiaCon is the first platform ever created to fully scale and monetize the decades both in the United States and internationally through conventions, concerts, events, privately licensed entertainment, social media, and more.
Beginning July 4-6, 2019 in Anaheim, California with the epic 80s, NostalgiaCon will capture eras in their full glory, capitalizing on the powerful force of nostalgia via the people, trends and moments that define entire generations.
NostalgiaCon is the brainchild of serial entrepreneurs Manny Ruiz, creator and producer of the nationally renowned Hispanicize event and the Mixed Reality Marketing Summit, and Sean Wolfington, Chairman and CEO of The Wolfington Companies and Chairman and CEO of CarSaver, Walmart’s exclusive auto buying platform.
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