Friday, July 29, 2016

Windsor-Detroit's legendary Bozo the Clown: Meet him at RetroRama!

With his ring of flaming red hair, floppy white bib and treasure chest of toys, Art Cervi's Bozo the Clown is a treasured childhood memory to many Windsorites and Detroiters.
Windsor Comic Cons and GlassMonkey Studios proudly announce his very special appearance at RetroRama Classic Collectibles Con on Sunday, Oct. 30th at Windsor’s Caboto Club - his FIRST-EVER convention!
Cervi played Bozo on Windsor's CKLW-TV from 1966 until 1975, when he emigrated from Canada to play Bozo on Detroit's WJBK-TV through 1980.
At the end of Bozo’s run, there was a five-year waiting list to get on his show and a staff of 17 people who opened mail and handled personal appearances!
Not only will Cervi have copies of his biography- "I Did What?" for sale at RetroRama, he will also have some nostalgic items on display such as Bozo's TV costume.
Now retired from entertaining but often found peeking under the hood of several classic cars he oSwns, Cervi will also be honored with our second 'Northern Star Award' for his outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.
Please 'Share' this post to children of all ages! Bozo the Clown is coming back to Windsor! Don't miss it!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

RetroRama Classic Collectibles Con to aid two local Windsor charities!

Retrorama Classic Collectibles Con  (Sunday, Oct. 30th; Caboto Club; Windsor, Ontario) will be an event (as were all of the original Windsor Christmas Comic Cons and Super Summer Comic Cons) unlike any other staged here before! 
RetroRama is a chance for us to bring together artists, vendors of vintage memorabilia, live performances, current celebrities & also deeply rooted celebrities from our youth in one AFFORDABLE show. It's a show for Windsor - put on by a couple of LOCAL Windsor guys who were born here and continue to be a part of the community year round!
As with all the original Windsor Comic Con events dating back to 2012, RetroRama will be donating a percentage of EVERY admission purchased for our event to LOCAL charities.
RetroRama is about memories: remembering the comics, television shows, movies, toys, the people --- especially the people--- that made growing up so much fun! RetroRama is also about creating new memories for young and old alike.
With these thoughts in mind, we have decided to choose not just one, but two, outstanding Windsor based charitable organizations to join forces with. A full 20% ($2.00) of your $10 admission fee will go directly to these very worthy LOCAL groups!
Our first recipient organization this year is the Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County. What could be more fitting for an event that bases itself on our sense of nostalgia than for us to contribute to an amazing organization that assists those who suffer the loss of such cherished memories. Through their many programs and educational services the Alzheimer Society of Windsor & Essex County offers information, practical advice and support for people and their families living with dementia.
As we mentioned earlier, creating memories is as important to us at RetroRama and remembering the 'good old days'! It's our hope that all the kids who enjoy our show will have new memories that will stay with them throughout their lives. Unfortunately, there are kids who just aren't well enough to come out and enjoy the things that many of us take for granted. We're blessed in our community to have a fantastic organization that remembers those kids--- our other featured recipient, the Ronald McDonald House!
Recently, on May 6th, 2016 Canada's first Ronald McDonald House-within-a-Hospital ®, Ronald McDonald House Windsor opened inside the Met Campus of Windsor Regional Hospital. This home-away-from-home will continue their mission to keep families close to their seriously ill or injured child receiving care in WRH.
RetroRama, with your help, couldn't be more honoured to be able to help in a small way by donating to these amazing Windsor organizations!
We ask that beyond your generous contributions to these organizations through your admission purchase, that you take the time to visit their areas at the event and learn about what makes them so special to our community!
As you watch the list of guests and vendors grow each week keep in mind that by attending RetroRama you'll be putting back into the community. We bet it will be among the most fun times you'll ever have doing something good!
(For more information on these two organizations check out their web pages at -  and )
- Mike & Tony

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Meet both 'Kenny vs Spenny' stars at Windsor’s RetroRama, Oct. 30th!

You wanted them - you got them! Kenny AND Spenny, BOTH comedic icons appearing TOGETHER at RetroRama Classic Collectibles Con, Sunday, Oct. 30th at Windsor, Ontario’s Caboto Club: Kenny Hotz, one-half of the legendary Comedy Central TV show, 'Kenny vs Spenny' - complete with his arch-nemesis, Spencer Rice!

Hotz, who can currently been seen on Vice TV, has also served as a writer for South Park, along with creating/starring in the FX series 'Testees' and, 'Kenny Hotz: Triumph of the Will.' Rice, meanwhile, is likewise a writer, director, producer, musician as well as comedian, with further credits such as 'Confessions of a Porn Addict;' 'Single White Spenny;' and 'X Rayted.'

Are you ready for BOTH Kenny AND Spenny, Windsor? You've been warned!

Meet Happy Days' Erin Moran at Windsor’s RetroRama Oct. 30th!

What could be more fitting than for RetroRama Classic Collectibles Con (Sunday, Oct. 30th at Windsor, Ontario's Caboto Club from 10-7) than present a guest from the show that started our current fascination with nostalgia, 'Happy Days'! ERIN MORAN began her career as 'Jenny Jones' on the series, Daktari (1966). She has also made guest appearances on TV series such as The Waltons (1971), Family Affair (1966), My Three Sons (1960), The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969), Gunsmoke (1955), The Smith Family (1971) and The F.B.I. (1965). Itwas in 1974, however, that Moran was cast to play her best known role, Joanie Cunningham on the sitcom Happy Days. She played the feisty younger sister of Richie Cunningham (Ron Howard). Moran continued the role in 1982 in the spin-off series Joanie Loves Chachi, alongside Scott Baio. After Joanie Loves Chachi’s second season in 1983, she returned to Happy Days for its final season. After her final season on 'Happy Days',  Moran has made several other television guest appearances, including The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote and Diagnosis: Murder.

Monday, July 25, 2016

RetroRama Classic Collectibles Con SPECIAL GUESTS!

Oct. 30th at Windsor’s Caboto Club - it's the RetroRama Classic Collectibles Con! Windsor's LOCALLY-PRODUCED, affordable, family fun fest!

Tickets only $10 (with children 10 and under ALWAYS FREE) with 20% of each paid admission benefiting LOCAL charites: Alzheimer's Association and Ronald McDonald House!

**ALL PHOTOS/AUTOGRAPHS from our special guests $20 or less!**

SPECIAL GUESTS: - Erin Moran ('Happy Days' - Joanie Cunningham)
- Art Cervi ('Bozo the Clown' - Windsor/Detroit 1966-1980)
- Alison Arngrim ('Little House on the Prarie' - Nellie Oleson)
- Keith Pollard (legendary artist: Spider-Man; Daredevil; Thor)
- Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice ('Kenny vs Spenny')
- Tom Ryan ('Count Scary' & 'Sgt. Sacto' TV host; former CKLW/WOMC-FM funnyman)
- William Messner-Loebs (comics writer/artist: The Flash; Wonder Woman)
- Paul Soles (original voice 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer's' 'Hermey the Elf' & 1966 'Spider-Man' cartoons)
- Pedro Miguel Arce ('The Strain' 'True Detective' 'Land of the Dead')
- David Newell ('Mister Rogers' Neighborhood's' mailman, Mr. McFeely)
- Steven Wishnoff ('Oz')
- Joanne Boland ('X-Men: Apocalypse' 'Land of the Dead' 'Strange Empire')

*FEATURING more than 100 vendor tables of comic books; vinyl records; video games; movies; posters; vintage clothing; sports cards and more!

FREE live thrillshows by Fenyx Fyre!

FREE retro-style guest panels with Dr. Stevil!


PLUS! We'll crown a 'King and Queen' RetroRama: Come decked out in your favorite cosplay outfit; Halloween costume or retro clothing - ALL eras encouraged!!


Presented by THE ORIGINAL Windsor Comic Cons and GlassMonkey Studios! Sponsored by Game Cycle and!!

NOTE: We regret to announce that previously-advertised guests Basil Gogos and Jason Moore will unfortunately not be able to join us this year. Look for them both at future shows!


**VENDORS!! Sell your comics, movies, vintage clothing, video games, posters, sports/trading cards and other cool retro-merch before 3,000 rabid attendees! Tables start at only $75! Write for full details!**