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LOS ANGELES, CA – August 15, 2019 – Fire up your Instagram and grab your mullets, fishnets, and boomboxes because the worst kept secret is out: NostalgiaCon’s ‘80s pop culture convention (www.NostalgiaCon80s.com is hosting the world’s largest and most over the top ‘80s cosplay ever, September 28 and 29 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The decade that birthed Back to the Future, Madonna, Hulk Hogan, Max Headroom, and even Stranger Things, will be visually celebrated in an epic way with an event-wide cosplay fashion show and competition that is sure to light up social media. This instrumental part of NostalgiaCon is being produced in partnership with the veteran cosplay organization Nerd Mafia. Some of the real celebrities inspiring NostalgiaCon’s cosplay will actually be in attendance at show (see growing talent roster here).

In anticipation of the cosplay madness and for a chance to win a free weekend pass, NostalgiaCon is urging fans to post their planned costume or look online, using the hashtag #NostalgiaCon80s.

Ticket and Sponsorship Information

To purchase a Saturday, Sunday or weekend pass, visit the show’s website at http://www.nostalgiacon80s.com. To sponsor or exhibit at the event, email sponsorships@nostalgiacon.org. The sponsorship and exhibit deadline is September 19.

About NostalgiaCon
With offices in 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 fans feel the 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. On September 28 and 29, the Anaheim Convention Center will host NostalgiaCon, where the 1980’s will be captured in its 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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LOS ANGELES, CA – August 13, 2019 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – English pop artist ABC, one of the biggest chart-topping bands of the 1980s, have joined the New Wave Concert Night line-up of NostalgiaCon’s ‘80s Pop Culture Convention (http://www.nostalgiacon80s.com/ September 28 and 29 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Led by lead singer Martin Fry, ABC will perform their greatest hits on Saturday, September 28, including “Look of Love”, “Poison Arrow”, and “All of My Heart” and will participate in a panel discussing the 1980s Second British Invasion in music. NostalgiaCon’s concerts are open to attendees who have either purchased a one day pass for a designated concert day or who have paid for the show’s two-day pass.

Formed in Sheffield, England in 1980, ABC achieved 10 UK and five US Top 40 hit singles between 1981 and 1990. Their 1982 debut album, The Lexicon of Love, was a UK number-one. ABC’s early 1980s success in the US saw them associated with the Second British Invasion.

Ticket and Sponsorship Information

To purchase a Saturday, Sunday or weekend pass, visit the show’s website at www.NostalgiaCon80s.com. To sponsor or exhibit at the event, email sponsorships@nostalgiacon.org. The sponsorship and exhibit deadline is September 19.

About NostalgiaCon
With offices in 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 fans feel the 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. On September 28 and 29, the Anaheim Convention Center will host NostalgiaCon, where the 1980’s will be captured in its 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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SSA Public Relations
Steve Syatt
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steve@ssapr.com
David Syatt
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— Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood and Alan Hunter will greet fans and co-host NostalgiaCon’s two major music nights —

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 8, 2019 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Organizers of NostalgiaCon’s inaugural ‘80’s pop culture convention (www.NostalgiaCon80s.com) September 28 and 29 at the Anaheim Convention Center announced today that Mark Goodman, Nina Blackwood and Alan Hunter, three of the iconic, original MTV VJs are joining the show for a weekend reunion that will also include them hosting the event’s two major music night concerts.

Goodman, Blackwood, and Hunter are pop culture royalty to legions of ‘80s kids who saw the world of music, fashion and sometimes film through the tastes, news updates and/or interviews of the MTV VJs. Last week MTV celebrated its 38th anniversary and Goodman himself is the answer to the trivia question everyone has in mind: Who was the first VJ to appear on MTV?

As part of a multi-faceted engagement at NostalgiaCon, the VJs will participate in a retrospective panel about MTV, sign autographs and take pictures with fans, as well as host the two nights of music concerts set for NostalgiaCon: Saturday’s New Wave Night and Sunday’s ‘80s Mixed Tape Night. This year the concerts are part of the all-inclusive one and two-day passes of NostalgiaCon. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nostalgiacon-2019-tickets-63482801769.

About NostalgiaCon
With offices in 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 fans feel the 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. On September 28 and 29, the Anaheim Convention Center will host NostalgiaCon, where the 1980’s will be captured in its 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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SSA Public Relations
Steve Syatt
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David Syatt
David@ssapr.com

— Featured collections already include National Boombox Museum and ‘80s Cars —

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Organizers of NostalgiaCon’s inaugural ‘80’s pop culture convention (www.NostalgiaCon80s.com). September 28 and 29 at the Anaheim Convention Center announced today a national call for retro pop culture collectors of unique ‘80s toys, video games, posters, electronics, and furniture. As part of eclectic items that already include the National Boombox Museum and ‘80s cars, NostalgiaCon is adding space to spotlight select collections that demonstrate strong fan interest.

To submit a collection for consideration, email info@nostalgiacon.org and specify the exact nature and space requirement of your collection. The deadline is August 31. Only collections that are not being sold on the exhibit floor will be considered for this free showcase. Exhibitor opportunities for the retro marketplace are available separately by emailing exhibiting@nostalgiacon.org.

About NostalgiaCon 
With offices in 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 fans feel the 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. On September 28 and 29, the Anaheim Convention Center will host NostalgiaCon, where the 1980’s will be captured in its 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.

CONTACT:
SSA Public Relations
Steve Syatt
steve@ssapr.com
Or
David Syatt
David@ssapr.com

— World’s Biggest Boombox Collection Goes on Display at NostalgiaCon 80’s September 28 & 29 at the Anaheim Convention Center —

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The nation’s most prominent boombox collectors and organizers of NostalgiaCon’s inaugural ‘80’s pop culture convention (www.NostalgiaCon80s.com) are teaming up to launch the National Boombox Museum at the fan expo that will take place September 28 and 29 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The pop up museum will take center stage at NostalgiaCon’s engaging exhibit floor with a fully curated, interactive experience that features:

— A historic display showcasing rare boomboxes from every year of the 1980s, including the films where they appeared

— A breakdance floor for Hip Hop fans to show off their best dance moves and compete for prizes

— A Wall of Boom photo space that will allow convention-goers to Instagram their personal pictures or videos with some of the most outrageous and colorful boomboxes of the era

“Boomboxes not only helped birth today’s Hip Hop culture, they were also the urban fireplaces for millions of kids who played, danced and made friends with them outdoor from L.A. to New York and many parts in between,” said boombox collector and museum co-curator Howard Medrano, who is also a public school history teacher. “It’s time these iconic machines got the recognition they deserve and our collectors are gonna bring it strong.”

“Breakin’” and “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo” star Michael ‘Boogaloo Shrimp’ Chambers, who gained worldwide fame for creating the liquid animation style of dance, will be on hand to MC the exhibit. Chambers will also moderate the pop culture panel, “For the Love of Boomboxes: A Retrospective Look at Their Impact in Hip Hop Culture and How to Collect Them.”

The entire exhibit is possible through a collaboration of collectors nationwide that in addition to Medrano includes Melvin Davis, Steve Lopez, Hans Thoma, Adam Cardona, Manny Cardona, Eric Zanto, Robert Hecker, Hugo Alvarez, and Jorge Garcia. (See related Retro Vibes story: https://youtu.be/s5GQxafAtqY)

Said NostalgiaCon co-founder Manny Ruiz: “This museum captures the youthful, retro cool spirit of what makes our show stand apart as we unite all generations who love Hip Hop, boom boxes and pop culture. This is the first of many experiences that will define NostalgiaCon’s role in curating awesome pop Americana content this year and beyond.”

The National Boombox Museum is part of a dynamic agenda that will showcase Hip Hop performances from The Sugar Hill Gang, Doug E Fresh, Monie Love, and TKA. NostalgiaCon will also pay homage to urban pop culture with a cinematic event for the cult classic “The Last Dragon” that will feature karate and a panel with star Taimak.

About NostalgiaCon 
With offices in 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 fans feel the 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. On September 28 and 29, the Anaheim Convention Center will host NostalgiaCon, where the 1980’s will be captured in its 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.

CONTACT:
SSA Public Relations
Steve Syatt
steve@ssapr.com
Or
David Syatt
David@ssapr.com

MIAMI and ANAHEIM, Calif., July 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NostalgiaCon’s inaugural ‘80s pop culture convention, taking place September 28 and 29 at the Anaheim Convention Center, has begun accepting free applications for media and social media influencers who want to reserve free space in its national Media Village Pavilion. Applications are being accepted through August 31st.

NostalgiaCon’s Media Village Pavilion represents an opportunity for media outlets and social media influencers with a minimum of 50,000 combined platform fans/followers to receive content production space located at the epicenter of the exhibition floor, alongside the show’s panels, celebrities, competitions, collectors and brand exhibitors.  Lifestyle, entertainment, family and gaming media outlets from throughout Southern California and across the country are expected to cover the convention’s multiple activities.

In addition to the Media Village, NostalgiaCon (www.NostalgiaCon80s.com) is credentialing content creators with at least 10,000 fans/followers with a free one-day or two-day pass and a production assistant plus-one pass.  To apply for credentials, email: press@nostalgiacon.org.

About NostalgiaCon
With offices in 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 fans feel the 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.  On September 28 and 29, the Anaheim Convention Center will host NostalgiaCon, where the 1980’s will be captured in its 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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CONTACT:
SSA Public Relations
Steve Syatt
steve@ssapr.com
Or
David Syatt
David@ssapr.com

 

— NostalgiaCon Presents 2 Full Days of Iconic ‘80s Stars, Music Artists, Cosplay, Retro Gaming and Fun That Defined the Decade —

— Tickets Now Available for NostalgiaCon’s ‘80s September 28 & 29 at The Anaheim Convention Center —

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With such red-hot entertainment as Stranger Things taking the nation back to the 1980’s, it’s no wonder that the entire country is feeling the burn for 80’s nostalgia – and the cure is right around the corner when the Anaheim Convention Center plays host to the first-ever NostalgiaCon 80’s pop culture convention – a two-day extravaganza celebrating the stars, music, fashion and fun that defined the unforgettable decade. Set for Saturday and Sunday September 26 and 27, NostalgiaCon is an all-‘80s-all-the-time destination for hit film and TV show cast reunions, box office mega stars, unforgettable live concerts, exclusive panel sessions, cosplay competitions, memorabilia, collectibles, and so much more.

Super early bird tickets are available through Friday, July 19 by visiting www.nostalgiacon80s.com with one and two-day prices ranging from $49-$89. Early Bird VIP tickets are available at $110 dollars, including:

– Front of the line speed badge on the VIP Lanes of the Celebrity Photograph and Autograph Pavillion

– Speed pass on the outdoor plaza lunch lanes

– NostalgiaCon commemorative t-shirt

– 2 Beverage Tickets

NostalgiaCon80’s has it all!

NostalgiaCon80’s has the stars! Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd will join the show to discuss the 30th Anniversary of Back to the Future 2, greet fans, and participate in photograph and autograph sessions. Val Kilmer – who earned global recognition from such film roles as Top GunReal Genius, Willow and Batman – and Princess Bride and Stranger Things star Cary Elwes are just two of the many stars who will be on hand for meet and greets, along with such 1980’s icons as original MTV VJ Mark Goodman…”Max Headroom” Matt Frewer…– and so many more.

NostalgiaCon80’s has the music! Where other conventions charge separately for live concerts, NostalgiaCon80’s tickets include two nights of concerts! Among the musical performers that have just been added to the growing roster of artists are The Sugar Hill Gang, Dokken, TKA, Doug E Fresh, and Monie Love.

NostalgiaCon80’s has the competition events and the retro marketplace! The show will feature the largest ‘80s Cosplay ever assembled and will also feature breakdancing and retro gaming competitions. In the spirit of the decade, the event will feature creative brand sponsors and a Retro Marketplace that includes toy, clothing, poster, art and other collectibles.

About NostalgiaCon
With offices in 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 September 28 and 29 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.

CONTACT:
SSA Public Relations
Steve Syatt
steve@ssapr.com
Or
David Syatt
David@ssapr.com
(818) 222-4000

— Dallas, RoboCop and Born on the Fourth of July among focus of Dallas leg of Tour —

DALLAS, July 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

WHO:

NostalgiaCon founders Manny and Angela Sustaita-Ruiz, their four children, and social media influencers @XoxoLizza (Lizza Monet Morales) and @TheJoseResendez (Jose Resendez)

WHAT:

The Retro 80s Road Trip Across America, a 17-day, 4,000-mile cross-country journey that showcases America’s love for all things 80s pop culture, is visiting Dallas for a throwback look back at its nostalgic 80s heritage.

Dallas highlights include visits to Dallas show’s South Fork Ranch, Robocop, and Born on the Fourth of July

WHERE:

Various locations depending on traffic. Please check with our media relations contact for latest schedule.

Tour cities also include NY, Jersey City, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Cleveland, Detroit, Nashville, Dallas, Albuquerque, The Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Simi Valley, Los Angeles, and Anaheim.

WHEN:

Friday, July 5th, all day and Saturday morning, July 6

WHY:

Presented by Best Western® Hotels & Resorts, the epic trip kicks off the national PR blitz of NostalgiaCon’s Ultimate 80s convention (www.NostalgiaCon80s.com) that takes place September 28 & 29 at the Anaheim Convention Center. NostalgiaCon 80s is the first “decade-takeover” celebration of its kind in the world and will feature a growing roster of iconic celebs and music artists such as Val Kilmer, Cary Elwes, Erik Estrada, Dokken, TKA, and many others.

Interview Opportunities

— Manny Ruiz, NostalgiaCon founder and retro pop culture historian

— Angela Sustaita-Ruiz, NostalgiaCon co-founder

— The Ruiz Family: Jonathan (19), Elena (15), Briani (10), and Naomi (6)

— Social media influencers @XoxoLizza (Lizza Monet Morales) and @TheJoseResendez (Jose Resendez, a Texas native)

Multimedia Assets

Multimedia assets such as b-roll and high-resolution photos available upon request. Media have full permission to use all digital assets posted on NostalgiaCon’s InstagramFacebook or Twitter accounts @nostalgiacon80s.

CONTACT:
Janice Torres
(212) 363-0140
janice@thebrandphoenix.com

— Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, John Hughes films, Chicago Bears, and First Commercial Cellphone Call Focus of Chicago Leg of National Tour —

CHICAGO, July 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

WHO:

NostalgiaCon founders Manny and Angela Sustaita-Ruiz, their four children, and social media influencers @XoxoLizza (Lizza Monet Morales) and @TheJoseResendez (Jose Resendez)

WHAT:

The Retro 80s Road Trip Across America, a 17-day, 4,000-mile cross-country journey that showcases America’s love for all things 80s pop culture, is visiting Chicago for a throwback look back at its nostalgic 80s heritage.

Chicago highlights will include Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, John Hughes films, Chicago Bears, and First Commercial Cellphone Call Focus of Chicago Leg of National Tour.

WHERE:

Various locations depending on traffic. Please check with our media relations contact for latest schedule.

Tour cities also include NY, Jersey City, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Cleveland, Detroit, Nashville, Dallas, Albuquerque, The Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Simi Valley, Los Angeles, and Anaheim.

WHEN:

Monday, July 1, all day Tuesday, July 2 and morning of July 3

WHY:

The epic trip kicks off the national PR blitz of NostalgiaCon’s Ultimate 80s convention (www.NostalgiaCon80s.com) that takes place September 28 & 29 at the Anaheim Convention Center. NostalgiaCon 80s is the first “decade-takeover” celebration of its kind in the world and will feature a growing roster of iconic celebs and music artists such as Val Kilmer, Cary Elwes, Erik Estrada, Dokken, TKA, and many others.

Interview Opportunities

— Manny Ruiz, NostalgiaCon founder and retro pop culture historian

— Angela Sustaita-Ruiz, NostalgiaCon co-founder

— The Ruiz Family: Jonathan (19), Elena (15), Briani (10), and Naomi (6)

— Social media influencers @XoxoLizza (Lizza Monet Morales) and @TheJoseResendez (Jose Resendez)

Multimedia Assets

Multimedia assets such as b-roll and high-resolution photos available upon request. Media have full permission to use all digital assets posted on NostalgiaCon’s InstagramFacebook or Twitter accounts @nostalgiacon80s.

CONTACT:
Janice Torres
(212) 363-0140
janice@thebrandphoenix.com


— Unprecedented road trip kicks off in NYC with national promotional tour for NostalgiaCon’s Ultimate 80s Reunion in Anaheim, Sept. 28 & 29 —

NEW YORK, June 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ever since Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson drove from San Francisco to New York City in 1903 to become the first person to drive coast to coast, America has been fascinated by road trips. On June 24th, road tripping is going full retro with the launch of the Retro 80s Road Trip Across America, a 18-day, 4,000-mile cross-country journey that will showcase America’s love for all things 80s pop culture from New York City to Los Angeles and many places in between.

Sponsored by Best Western® Hotels & Resorts, the epic trip kicks off a major publicity tour for NostalgiaCon’s Ultimate 80s convention (www.NostalgiaCon80s.com), that will take place September 28 & 29 at the Anaheim Convention Center, the first “decade-takeover” celebration of its kind.

“This trip will be like playing live 80s Trivial Pursuit on steroids,” said NostalgiaCon Founder and CEO Manny Ruiz, a retro pop fanatic whose nostalgia expert credentials also include a bachelor’s degree in history and a personal 80’s diary. “America has never seen a road trip like this and thanks to social media we’re about to bring the enchanting 80s alive like no one has yet imagined.”

The road trip will transport retro pop culture fans to iconic places where history was made and major trends were born. Among the stops will be the locations behind films like “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, “A Christmas Story”, “Pretty in Pink” as well as the hotel where President Reagan was shot, the Philadelphia location of Live Aid, the Chicago parking lot where the first commercial cell phone call was placed, and much, much more. The cross-country trip will culminate with a retro meet-up at Anaheim’s Decades Bar and Grill, Orange County’s premier 80s and 90s-themed restaurant and bar.

A live version of 80s trivia will be in high gear on Instagram (@NostalgiaCon80s), Facebook (@NostalgiaCon80s) and Twitter (@NostalgiaCon80s) as NostalgiaCon road trippers transport 80s pop culture fans to the literal places they spent countless weekends discussing and revealing insights that will warm their hearts. Along the way, Ruiz will host daily Facebook Live interviews and meetings with celebrities and pop culture experts.

“With so many Best Western hotels in towns and cities across the country, we’re proud to be part of this iconic road trip,” said Dorothy Dowling, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Best Western® Hotels & Resorts. “At Best Western we have been helping families discover the joy of road trips for over 70 years. As we embark on this journey to NostalgiaCon, we hope to inspire travelers to hit the road and explore our nation’s many landmarks.”

The trip will feature a two-vehicle caravan. The first vehicle will include Ruiz, his co-founder wife Angela, as well as their four children, who will share daily updates from the road on NostalgiaCon’s blog along with their social platforms. The second car will include social media influencers XoxoLizza and The Jose Resendez, who will help document the journey via social.

The tour will visit:

— New York City, NY – June 24-25

— Jersey City, NJ – June 26

— Philadelphia, PA – June 26

— Washington, DC – June 27

— Cleveland, OH – June 28

— Detroit, MI – June 29-30

— Chicago, IL – July 1-2

— Nashville, TN – July 3

— Dallas, TX – July 4-5

— Albuquerque, NM – July 6

— The Grand Canyon – July 7

— Las Vegas, NV – July 8-9

— Simi Valley, CA – July 10

— Los Angeles, CA – July 11-12

— Anaheim, CA – July 13

#Retro80sRoadTrip Twitter Party

To get fans engaged and solicit travel suggestions for the trip, NostalgiaCon will also be hosting a #Retro80sRoadTrip Twitter Party and trivia game with VIP event ticket giveaways, gift cards and other prizes on Thursday, June 20th from 7 to 8 p.m. PT. To be eligible to win prizes, participants must RSVP at http://bit.ly/2ZwhJ5p, and tweet an answer to one of the four prize questions using both the #Retro80sRoadTrip and #NostalgiaCon80s hashtags.

In addition to presenting partner Best Western® Hotels & Resorts, road trip sponsors include Singing Machine, Visit Philly, and Decades Bar and Grill.

This is the third, coast-to-coast national road trip for the Ruiz family. In 2010, they traveled to the four corners of the continental United States for a grand total of 12,136 miles in 46 days. In 2010, they did a 10,000-mile road trip from Miami to Vancouver in 44 days. In 2014 their road tripping notoriety landed them a national summer-long TV commercial with Best Western that captured the craziness of their epic family travels. You can view that commercial at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TpYG38c_EI.

About NostalgiaCon
With offices in 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 September 28 and 29 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.

CONTACT:
Janice Torres
The Brand Phoenix
(212) 363-0140
Janice@thebrandphoenix.com
Or
Angela Sustaita-Ruiz
NostalgiaCon
(917) 204-2787
angela@nostalgiacon.org