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the Nordic's largest retro convention
19th - 20th of August 2023, Sandefjord
09:00 – 17:00


08:00The doors are opened for participants with early access ticket!GeneralBugårdshallenSaturday
09:00The doors are opened for those with regular tickets!GeneralBugårdshallenSaturday
10:00 – 10:45 🇳🇴 How game music is madeNorwegian game musician Waterflate (Castle Crashers) and YouTuber and musician PelleK takes you through their musical journey.PanelPanelromSaturday
11:00 – 11:45 🇳🇴 Ever dreamt about creating comics?Norwegian comic book publisher Egmont has seen an increase in comics in 2023. SideQuest 2 are one of their most recent publications, creators David Skaufjord and Trine Lise Normann takes us through how their book got published by Egmont.PanelPanelromSaturday
12:00 – 13:30🇬🇧 Nobuo Uematsu with bandLegendary composer of the Final Fantasy game series attends a panel at Retromessa before the afternoon concert.PanelPanelromSaturday
14:00 – 14:45🇬🇧 Art in videogamesKevin Bayliss and Will Overton have created videogame graphics and illustrations for decades, this is how they work.PanelPanelromSaturday
15:00 – 15:45Making music at Ocean SoftwareJonathan Dunn is a legendary british video game composer, hailing from the C64 and 8-bit era. Most people probably know his work from his many soundtracks at Ocean Software, where he worked on IPs like Rambo, RoboCop and The Simpsons.PanelPanelromSaturday
18:00Concert with Nobuo Uematsu and his bandNobuo Uematsu and his band plays a concert at Hjertnes Kulturhus. Tickets must be bought from hjertnes.noConcertHjertnes KulturhusSaturday
21:00Concert with The Dave Wise 5 – Entrance fee 100,- NOK – Age: 18+David Wise and his band consisting of David Doak, Nigel Atkins, Philip Jordan, Kevin Bayliss and Grant Kirkhope plays a concert at Kurbadhagen! They'll perform game music and cover some songs. We're hoping to see as many as possible of you drop by! ConcertKurbadhagenSaturday
08:00The doors are opened for participants with early access ticket!GeneralBugårdshallenSunday
09:00The doors are opened for those with regular tickets!GeneralBugårdshallenSunday
10:00 – 10:45🇳🇴 Game Mistress: Becoming a retro-streamerNorwegian Twitch-streamer Theresa Michelle Ridgeway AKA Game Mistress walks us through how she became a retro game streamer and how she uses retro equipment.PanelPanelromSunday
11:00 – 11:45🇬🇧 Banjo Kazooie bonanzaIn the 90s Grant Kirkhope and Paul Machacek worked on the legendary Banjo Kazooie game. In this panel they discuss how the game was made.PanelPanelromSunday
12:00 – 12:45🇳🇴 Victor and ChrisPopular Norwegian duo Christopher Robin Omdahl and Victor Sotberg, known from NRK-series FlippKlipp, Tv2 Bleep, Skal vi danse, and Maskorama drop by to answer some questions.PanelPanelromSunday
13:00 – 13:45🇬🇧 TBA (more info coming!)Come back later. Here you'll find info about other upcoming announcements!PanelPanelromSunday
14:00 – 14:45🇳🇴 Creating the comicbook Katteguden FrøyaOdin Helgheim is known as the creator of comicbook Ragnarok. Now he is publishing a new book set in the same universe, about the cat god Frøya. Odin talks about how the book was created.PanelPanelromSunday
15:00 – 15:45🇬🇧 How David Wise and Grant Kirkhope compose their musicLearn more about how the iconic composers write music for games.PanelPanelromSunday
16:00 – 16:45🇬🇧 The ultimate Rare-panelAll the Rare affiliated guests at Retromessa come together for one big panel at the end of the convention. A Retromessa tradition.PanelPanelromSunday

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