RetroCon 2015 Recap and M.A.S.K. Panel Video
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In 1985, I was 3 years old. I would imagine that around the time that M.A.S.K. came around, my parents starting buying the toys for me. At the time when playing with the toys and watching the cartoon, you aren’t aware that young of an age that these characters voices are being generated by some very talented actors.
Since starting the website in 2001, I wasn’t really sure what would come of it. 14 years later, I wouldn’t have imagined that is has grown into what it is today and I really wouldn’t have imagined that I would get to share a stage with Doug Stone. How could that get any better? Well, sharing the stage with 2 great guys from Agent of M.A.S.K.; Jason and Wyatt. It was great to finally get to meet them in person.
A special thank you to Tony and Rosemary of RetroCon. It was a great experience, so many tables and fun fans of everything that is retro. At first, I was asked to attend the panel and help get questions going just in case fans were reluctant to ask. A little bit after that, Tony asked if myself and the Agents of M.A.S.K. would like to join Doug on stage. Of course we would! Yes, we were all nervous. Jason, Wyatt and myself had kept in touch via Google docs to put our ideas together and to stay organized.
I arrived around 9 am and was stunned by the crowd that had already amassed for the convention. I toured around the area, took a look at the vendor tables and made a few purchases along the way. I had the pleasure of meeting Doug Walker of the Nostalgic Critic fame before it got too crowded. I asked him for some advice and he said as long as I have fun during the panel, there is no way it could be anything but good. He wished me luck after we got a photo together. Before our panel started around 11:15 am, my cousin Kevin arrived to support me in the crowd. My wife was with me along the way as well and it meant the world to me that they were both in attendance.
Jason, Wyatt and I talked for a few minutes before heading up, we were wondering if anyone had told Doug it was time! We were going to send my cousin on a mission but he showed up right on time. We needed camera men to record the panel, luckily my wife Nykhe and my cousin Kevin where up to the task.
We wanted to make sure that Doug was the focal point and I think we did that very well. Doug told some great stories of his MASK days, about his love of hockey and his work with rescuing cats. Doug was so accommodating and had a lot of fun. You can enjoy those stores in the following two videos. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.