About Us

retroist-alphaThe Retroist began as a personal blog dedicated to nostalgia and has slowly but surely grown to include a podcast and a great crew of regular authors and occasional contributors. While the site has yet to win any awards, it has a congenial nature that would probably make it worthy for a prize-sash of some sort. If they handed out sashes to websites, which sadly they do not yet, despite all the letters I keep writing to the Internet.

The site is maintained by me still (I love computers), but editing duties are now shared with Vic Sage who joined the site several years ago. Below you will see the people who post several times a week on the site and while each of them is a special and well assembled snowflake, they alone do not make this site. Just browse the site each day and you will see a panoply of stellar nostalgia fanatics.

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  • The Retroist – Editor
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    The Retroist is like a BBQ on a bun without the bones. You’re only human daddy. Chomp!

  • Vic Sage – Editor
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    Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80′s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.
  • Doug McCoy – Staff Writer
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    Doug is a child of the 80s who was raised in Ohio and is now living the life of oblivion in the bay area of California.

  • Flack – Staff Writer
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    I’m into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!
  • metagirl – Staff Writer
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    Don’t look at the dogs, work the lock! You looked at the dogs!

  • Hayden Yale – Staff Writer
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    Child of the 80′s. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England. Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

  • Sean Hartter – Staff Artist
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    Hartter wishes he was the love child of R. Crumb and Jack Kirby.

8 Responses to About Us

  1. Metagirl says:

    I was expecting nude pics and was greatly disappointed.

  2. shel says:

    i’ve been reading your blog for awhile, but this is the first time I read the About, and I find the story about homeless guy and the book heartwarming.

  3. The Retroist says:

    Nick,

    I think she was kidding. I was thinking of marking your comment as Spam, but I admire your boldness with the exclamation point!

  4. David Molnar says:

    Hey! I grew up in North Jersey in the 70s and 80s too!

  5. The Retroist says:

    Nice! What county?

  6. David Molnar says:

    I grew up in Wayne (Passaic County)

  7. Eric says:

    As I’ve been making my way through all of your Podcasts, I had to drop you a line to let you know how much I enjoy it. I’ve even turned a few of my “70′s and 80′s child” buddies onto it. Thanks for doing all the hard work to research this fun. I really appreciate the excruciating detail.

  8. foghat77 says:

    Great job everyone. Keep up the good work. Really enjoy the blog. Thanks for all your effort.

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