Saturday, 01 April 2023 13:38
We're super excited to host Token Taverns filmmaker Bob Rose at NEON Retrofest 2023! Bob will be discussing the documentary making process, answering audience questions, and showing some clips of the film premiering in late April.

Don't miss this sneak peek! 

Token Taverns is a documentary exploring the growth of arcade bars and what this growing trend is all about. It centers on 3 arcade bars and their owners over 2 years as they try to thrive and survive through a global pandemic.
Friday, 31 March 2023 14:22
We're proud to have our friends at Unlimited Video Games Superstore and Arcade part of NEON Retrofest 2023! Billed as The Largest #retro #videogames store in the USA, they will be vending retro gems and also hanging out in our incredible #console Paradise that has to be seen to be believed! Check them out at

They carry everything from old-school Atari to Modern PlayStation 5 with a stunning selection of both hard-to-find gems and your favorite classics. Their on-site #arcade and weekly events also are unlike anything else in #florida! Don't miss them at NEON RetroFest soon!
Friday, 31 March 2023 14:19
Welcome Gillaxian to NEON Retrofest 2023 as an #arcade guest speaker and #retro #twitchstreamer

Gillaxian is a long-time and current game developer, animator, artist, arcade collector and restorer, hailing from West Coast California but originally from the Pacific Northwest of Canada.

Having built up a collection of restored arcade cabinets and original game hardware, Gillaxian’s involvement and contribution to the online arcade community can be traced back nearly two decades! His commitment to arcade preservation, tech support and design is unparalleled, which can be attributed to growing-up in the #80s and #90s arcade era. Join him on his #twitchstream twice a week where he and his viewers share a few drinks, experiences of the glorious arcade culture, stories of growing up in the scene, plus game development and industry anecdotes from his 20+ year career.
Friday, 31 March 2023 14:15
The #neonretrofest2023 vendor spotlight is on Monica RavenWolf She is a talented #artist who has a passion for pop culture and #fantasy art. She has spent countless hours refining her skills to create unique and captivating pieces that showcase her artistic style!
Her work is diverse, and she enjoys working on all types of canvas, from digital to traditional. Monica's art has been featured in a range of media, from licensed merch to comic book covers and television segments.

Her most recent work can be seen in the 2018 MARVEL MASTERPIECES | UPPER DECK Series licensed sketch cards, and she created a variant cover for issue #6 of HARDLY HEROES from the up-and-coming indie comic company SHATTERMARE COMICS.

One of her most popular projects is her bat-kitten art series entitled ITTY BITTY BITTENS™. These "Monstrously cute.... Strangely unique" creatures have gained a loyal following, and Monica continues to create new and exciting designs that captivate her audience.
Friday, 31 March 2023 12:44
Graven RavenWolf is in the vendor spotlight! A creative native who has dedicated his life to his passion for #comics, #art, #nostalgia, and culture. He has been reviewed at times as an overly humble and energetic visionary, always working on, promoting, and developing new artistic endeavors.

Graven is not only an accomplished #artist himself but is also a passionate supporter of his muse, artist MONICA RAVENWOLF (ART OF RAVENWOLF™). You can often find them together at conventions and shows, promoting Monica's work and sharing their love of the arts with others.

In addition to his work with Art of RavenWolf™, Graven is also the founder of Digital Warpaint™, a branding design company. He is the creator and publisher of his own comic and intellectual property through NATIVE ENGINE™, and he consults with content creation companies across a wide range of interests.

With a focus on GRAPHIC DESIGN, ILLUSTRATION, CONCEPT ART, and BRAND CONSULTING, Graven is constantly pushing the limits of his imagination to bring his visions to life. He believes that in a world where role models are scarce, we can all be heroes by fighting for the creative.
So whether he's creating a new comic book series, designing a brand identity, or mentoring the next generation of creatives, Graven RavenWolf is always working to make the world a more imaginative and inspiring place.
Friday, 24 March 2023 21:28

RETROSYNTH - Record label & media company that promotes Synthwave and related electronic music in the style of the 80's & 90's and the cyberpunk future.

Friday, 24 March 2023 21:25

Hosted by Florida Toy Shows & Expos – Super Retro Con 2023 in Tampa will feature over 50 pre-screened vendors with tons of Vintage / Retro Toys, Comics, Video Games, VHS, Posters, Artwork and more!

Friday, 24 March 2023 21:00

Nightride FM is a synthwave radio platform and music community. Join the community and hang out with synthwave artists and fans on our Discord server: Tune in to high-quality electronic music including genres such as synthwave, retrowave, cyberpunk, darksynth, EBSM, midtempo, industrial, dark techno, DnB, dubstep and much more. Enjoy live DJ sets, artist interviews and livestream concerts.

Check out our livestreams:

Friday, 24 March 2023 20:56

Unlimited Video Games Superstore in Pinellas Park FL specializes in all things video games. We have perfected the Buy/Sell/Trade model to bring you the best selection and prices on over 40,000 games. We carry everything from old-school Atari to Modern PlayStation 5 with a stunning selection of both hard-to-find gems and your favorite classics. We buy and trade ALL VIDEO GAMES (and some other stuff), this includes retro cartridges and older game consoles with or without cords. Nothing ever goes out of style at Unlimited Video Games! With 30 (And Growing) classic arcade games the fun doesn't have to stay at home, come play in our arcade for a true retro nostalgia-filled experience.

Friday, 24 March 2023 20:53

A modern celebration of the 1980's, featuring and promoting Synthwave - Darksynth and all in between!

Friday, 24 March 2023 20:42

Free Play Florida is brought to you by Byte Amusement Group, Inc. Byte Amusement Group is a 501c3 Organization, with the objective to produce educational, family oriented events whose proceeds provide charitable assistance to local non-profit organizations and people in need. To seek living individuals of historical significance in the creation, art, and manufacturing of amusement machines and allow them to relate their stories through a public venue; to provide educational opportunities about pinball, arcade and consoles, including mathematics, physics, electricity, and the history as reflected in the technology and art of amusement machines.

Free Play Florida is an exciting three day event that encompasses a complete pinball, arcade, and console gaming experience. Each year, dozens of classic and modern pinball and arcade games are made available for attendees to play. Attendees are invited to join in our pinball tournament, to sit in on several speaker panels that include gaming industry icons, and to visit and shop from a selection of vendors who are on hand to sell gaming machine parts, memorabilia, and themed art!

Wednesday, 22 March 2023 13:40

Owlnonymous is a renowned streamer in the retro gaming and pinball scene, who has been dedicated to showcasing classic retro games, arcade hardware, and MiSTerFPGA for the past seven years.

Wednesday, 22 March 2023 13:12

A sleepy dude with too many hobbies, and lover of nerdy things. I'm a Vtuber and cosplayer who likes to make all sorts of goodies like handmade dice, charms, stickers, cups, and more!

Wednesday, 22 March 2023 13:10

Are you ready for this? Tonight the vendor spotlight is on NINTENJOE who will be selling a massive stock of over 1000 games at #neonretrofest2023, including some very rare titles! Check out these photos to get a taste of what to expect!

Wednesday, 22 March 2023 12:59

ByChrystal sells acrylic paintings on canvas, framed prints of #artwork, stickers and handmade #jewelry and keychains of popular #anime! Check out more at

Saturday, 11 March 2023 18:41

We're thrilled to announce that GtoTheNextLevel will be a guest at @Neonretrofest2023!

A 20+ year gaming enthusiast and though a Sega fan first, G has a passion for all Retro Gaming. In addition to their YouTube Channel, G hosts regular gaming hangout streams live on Twitch.

In addition, G To the Next Level is an official #Capcom Creator, works along with #Sega for various charity efforts, and assists with historical gaming websites. G will be speaking at NEON about retro game collecting and is part of our retro Twitch meetup. Welcome, G!

Sunday, 05 March 2023 22:57

The vendor spotlight is on Bucket Hat Forever! Dedicated to crafting bucket hats in a variety of styles and sizes, whether your style is fun, functional, nostalgic or futuristic, they are sure to have something for you!

Their stickers rock too. Check 'em out at

Sunday, 05 March 2023 22:36

We're welcoming Pastblaster to our awesome guest lineup of retro and arcade Twitch personalities at NEON Retrofest 2023! Pastblaster is an arcade restorer, owner/operator of Flipping Great Pinball, and part of the Podouken Podcast!

Pastblaster will be on a panel discussing arcade collecting and preservation, but in the meantime, check out his stream featuring an awesome collection of candy cabinets at and arcade Podcast at Don't miss our retro Twitch meetup!
Sunday, 26 February 2023 04:18

Dan Eachus, family guy and working Dad, married to his wife Mandy and their 5 children Danny, AJ, Gabriel, Joshua and Gracie.  Born in 1979 a true child of the 80’s, he grew up on everything from G.I. Joe’s and Transformers to Voltron and Wheeled Warriors and Nintendo to Commodore 64.  In school, he was part of band and choir, and learned a variety of instruments and has a passion for music.  The 80’s and the nostalgia of the music, movies, art, and video games are at the heart and soul of Dan.  Always believing that 80’s music and styling would come back, he was delighted to see a glimpse of it in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.  From there, more and more nostalgia came into mainstream, and when Tron Legacy was released, his nostalgic joy was set in stone.

Being in the technology and business fields with his own website development company, Dan realized the power of YouTube and started his own channel Danman Tunes, a channel dedicated to electronic and video game music to promote his business and some music he made.  One day he searched out the Tron Legacy soundtrack, and the YouTube algorithm took him down the Synthwave Rabbit Hole, and he has never left.  Forming the electronic music collective Neutron Dreams with his best friend Christopher J Payne, Dan looked for a label he could call home.  That’s when he found Scott Forte and joined RetroSynth Records.  Since joining, Dan has used his business experience and education to grow RetroSynth Records, founded in May 2016 by Scott Forte, into what it is today, eventually becoming the President of the company.  Dan uses his networking experience and work together attitude to build connections and relationships with other labels and music influencers to not only lift everyone up on RetroSynth, but the overall Synthwave and RetroSynth music scene.

Sunday, 26 February 2023 04:00

The Old Timey Computer Show is a 24/7 showcase of video tapes and films about computers, video games, digital art, and other ephemera from the 20th century, a celebration of the era when computers were new and the ways they would change the world were yet to be seen. The Opponent's passion project since May 2019, it hosts more than 2,500 videos totaling over 1,200 hours, every single video cleaned up, aspect ratio-corrected, and audio-leveled to create an endless marathon of retro tech media.

For The Opponent, it's not enough to simply preserve analog media for historical sake—it won't mean much if it's not presentable to modern audiences who don't actively seek it out. Whether you want to learn about computer history from the source, share your experiences growing up with technology with other viewers, or just have something on in the background that occasionally turns into a video game promo reel, the Old Timey Computer Show has something for you.

Sunday, 26 February 2023 03:49

We're adding Michael Weber to NEON Retrofest's portfolio of the best live Synthwave in the world. This Seattle-based artist is the first that comes to mind in the Businesswave subgenre, and his live performance will be a blue chip that you don't want to sleep on.

Kicking off a bull run of incredible releases with Executive Suites in 2017, Michael brings the office straight to your ears. Going all in on the 80s power executive aesthetic paired with volatile retrowave synths, his classic sound will transport Tampa back to its retro roots.

We're thrilled to have Michael Weber as part of one of the greatest Synthwave lineups in history. Travel back with us to the lost decade at 
NEON Retrofest 2023 and get your tickets NOW at - listen to more Michael Weber at:

Sunday, 26 February 2023 03:47

Yes, Retro Synth Record’s very own Neutron Dreams is part of the NEON Retrofest lineup! Forming the electronic music collective Neutron Dreams with his best friend Christopher J Payne, @danman3712 has covered the spectrum of the synthwave music scene for years. He will also be featured as a guest speaker/panelist at NEON!

Born in '79 and a true child of the 80s, Dan grew up on everything from G.I. Joe and Transformers to Voltron and Nintendo. Believing that #80s music would return, he was delighted to see a glimpse of it in Vice City. When Tron Legacy hit, his nostalgic joy was set in stone.

As the President of RetroSynth Records, Dan uses his networking experience to build connections and relationships with other labels and influencers to not only elevate RetroSynth's artists but the retro music genre overall. Listen to more at

Sunday, 26 February 2023 03:42

Welcome to a force in Florida Synthwave: master of the #Miami sound Dream Shore!

Dream Shore's flawless #Outrun beats will put the pedal down this April. Tickets on sale now and moving FAST:

Based in Miami and inspired by cinematic sounds of the
#80s, since 2015 Dream Shore has composed Outrun/Popwave fusions that evoke subtropical leisure by day with nights of mystery and adventure while collaborating with some of the heavy hitters in the genre.

Monday, 20 February 2023 10:35

We're happy to have Pop Twilight as a NEON vendor! Pop Twilight is a cute and quirky brand inspired by #80s, #90s, and Japanese street style fashions. They carry many different jewelry and accessories and have something for anyone who wants to be colorful and fun!

Monday, 20 February 2023 10:28

#neonsynthwave2023 goes heavy as we add #Atlanta's own @gregoriofrancomusic to the lineup, bringing his atmospheric #darksynth and pounding guitar to the stage. Since 2013 Gregorio Franco’s #dystopian soundscapes, #horror-inspired audio assaults, and even #videogame covers have never let us down.

Gregorio has drawn upon bands such as Entombed, At the Gates, His Hero Has Gone, Catharsis, and Dismember to evoke the heavy essence in his work. While different in style, the soundtracks of John Carpenter and Alan Howarth have also given him inspiration.

He's toured with #Darksynth veterans @gost1980s@dwtd@danterminus@danieldeluxemusic and @streetcleaner82, and we are pumped to have him take over the stage this April. Listen to more:

Monday, 20 February 2023 10:03

You asked for it! @arcadehigh is at the top of our Sunday #neonretrofest2023 lineup. For over a decade, this legendary #pittsburgh duo has been on the leading edge of modern retro, dropping hit after hit. They are a foundational part of our celebration of #synthwave’s roots.

Making an indelible mark with their early releases on Telefuture Records alongside other genre pioneers, Arcade High stands strong with outstanding production quality and a euro sound that runs the gamut from #italodisco to #outrun, to #popwave, and everything in between.

NEON Retrofest 2023 will be a gathering of where Synthwave has been and what the future holds. Arcade High is a key part of that, and you simply cannot miss this event. Listen to more at

Thursday, 16 February 2023 16:16

The NEON guest spotlight is on DJ Pskyo-M1!

Growing up in Chicago during the early 80s, Joel was fortunate to hang-out, and work in many of Chicagoland's legendary arcades.

Using gained knowledge, industry contacts, and experience, Joel has built up a venerable collection of rare arcade hardware, and lost games from the 80s,90s, and 2000s from all over the globe. This collection is preserved, and also shared with multiple partner arcades around the Midwest, so others may experience the same magic he had growing up amongst the gaming machines of his time. Also hailing from a decades-long Radio/TV broadcast background, and working as an industry nightlife DJ, Joel molded his talents to exhibit his Arcade passions with others on his weekly show "Live from the #PANDEMiCADE!" Catch him live at:

Joel is a proponent of keeping the culture, and especially the hardware alive for generations to come through documentation, repairing, providing support, and sharing information across communities, social media, and his broadcast outlets.
Thursday, 16 February 2023 16:04

We're celebrating Synthwave's early origins at #neonretrofest2023 as another OG scene pioneer joins an already stacked lineup: Phaserland. One of the earliest artists in the genre creating live Retrowave, we're stoked to have his iconic sound part of our Retrosynth homecoming.

A true master of the craft, Detroit-based Ross of Phaserland blends #aesthetic soundscapes with addictive guitar riffs, bass beats, and #nostalgic arps that transport you to the past that almost was. With numerous NewRetroWave featured single releases, he hasn't slowed down.

Do not miss Phaserland and the rest of our killer lineup blending old and new faces of Synthwave history this April at NEON Retrofest 2023. Tickets on sale now at! 🎫 Listen to more at

Tuesday, 14 February 2023 17:32

The State of Synth is your go-to source for all the latest news and happenings in the synthwave scene. Hosted by Dennis G and Neon Fawkes, this weekly podcast airs on Nightride FM and features a mix of news, new music, and in-depth interviews with notable figures in the genre. With a unique blend of humor and expertise, The State of Synth is not only informative, but also entertaining. Whether you're a die-hard synthwave fan or just getting into the scene, this podcast is the perfect way to stay up-to-date and "in the know" with all things synthwave.

Join Dennis, Neon Fawkes, and special guest host Kaarin Zoe Lee for a historic event, as they will present the first-ever live episode of "The State of Synth" before a live studio audience straight from Neon Retrofest sound stage. Get ready for an electrifying experience filled with top-notch tunes, exciting guests, and unexpected twists and turns, all broadcast live. Meet the individuals behind the popular radio show, "The State of Synth".

Dennis G, co-host of "The State of Synth", is a seasoned radio DJ and co-founder of Nightride FM, a thriving radio station and community. Neon Fawkes, also co-host of "The State of Synth", is a knowledgeable radio DJ and a veritable fountain of synthwave expertise. DJ, Radio host and public speaker Kaarin Zoe Lee, adds her dynamic personality to the mix as she helms her own show, "KZL Live", on Nightride FM.

Tuesday, 14 February 2023 17:27

Lillypad Creations is a family-owned business specializing in #resin work and 3Dprinted figurines. Their work captures all of your favorite pop culture icons from the 80s and more!

Lillypad Creations offers unique chess boards, dominos, tumblers, and 3D toys focusing on RETROGAMING, movies, and cartoons such as Pac-Man, Gremlins, and Thunder Cats. They've even designed some rad NEON tumblers! Make sure to stop by the Lillypad Creations booth this April!


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