Welcome to the 2019 Augusta Toy and Comic Show Fea. JoeFest
We are proud to share our next convention is June 22, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Augusta located at 2651 Perimeter Pkwy, Augusta Ga, 30909. In 2019 we have expanded to 4 times the space of our first convention and have added all your favorite vendors from the previous con. And new ones too! Celebrities, artists and more will be announced soon! Parking is free! So bring the family and enjoy the day!
If you are interested in joining us as a guest or vendor, please use our contact us page to send us an e-mail!!!
2019 FEATURED GUESTS
More to be announced!!
Keone Young is a featured guest in 2019. He is a long standing voice actor and actor for 30 years! He has appeared in television series as Different Strokes, the Golden Girls, Murphy Brown and many more! He was the voice over for Hard Master in the G.I. Joe Renegades Series, Storm Shadow in the Sunbow G.I. Joe cartoon series, Silver Samurai in the X-Men the Official Game, Grandpa in American Dragon: Jake Long, and so many more. He was Wu in Deadwood and Kim Osaka in Private Benjamin in 1980. He appeared in Star Trek:Enterprise, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, NYPD Blue, to name a few! And don’t forget Commander Sato in Star Wars Rebels! Meet this legend in Augusta in 2019 and go home with an autograph and picture! And stay for a soon to be announced panel!!!
Ciera Foster is an internationally published actress and model who embraces the nerd fandom! She is an extremely talented actress that is currently starring in the hit web series NINJAK vs the VALIANT UNIVERSE on YouTube. She portrays the character Livewire, which debuts this December in her own comic book series from Valiant. She has also had parts in television series such as Two and a Half Men. Spend the day with us as we will host panels and Ciera will be available for autographs!
Mr. Bozigian is the original product manager for HASBRO that created the G.I. Joe A Real American Hero line. Developing various marketing techniques he built a toy juggernaut! See him on the first season of the Netflix series The Toys That Made Us and on the new upcoming series also! He was depicted as the character as LAW in the GI Joe ARAH series and is credited as an action figure development leader. Come out and be apart of the panels and get his autograph in 2019!
2019 ADMISSION PRICES
Ticket prices are as follows:
VIP Admission $10 from 9:00 am till 11 am, 12 and under free with a paid adult. This is the early bird admission price.
Standard Admission $5 starting at 11 am, 12 and under free, with a paid adult.
These are prices per person.
Tickets Coming soon online via Eventbrite.
Tickets will be on sale at the door June 22, 2019.
Please bring cash for the quickest entry.
Early Bird Admission: $10 for entry between 9 to 10 am.
General Admission: $5 for entry 10 am to 5 pm.
Kids under 12 free.
T-Shirts and novelties on sale now!
AUGUSTA TOY AND COMIC SHOW COMMERCIAL
Have you seen our newest commercial? It’s currently airing on the CW Augusta. Be sure to let us know on Facebook or Twitter if you catch the spot.
JOEFEST ON THE FULL FORCE FANCAST
Check out the News Burst from our friends at The Full Force Fancast. They take a look at some of the exclusive figures you can find at our show!
CONTESTS AND PANEL SCHEDULE
Panel schedule coming soon!
Contest and panel times may move by minutes the day of the show as we may have some panels end early or last longer.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2018!!!!
Art by Robert Atkins.
COSPLAY PUTT PUTT
We are excited to announce that at our first Augusta Toy and Comic Show we will play COSPLAY PUTT PUTT! We are in Augusta after all! Come out in your favorite costume and participate in costume and putt putt contests. Cosplay golfers will have a chance to compete for prizes from our featured guest artist Robert Atkins, with the grand prize being a 9×12 art commission from him of your choice!
SHEPEARD BLOOD DRIVE
Come out and help save lives and join us with blood donations as the Bloodmobile will be onsite. Donors will receive a raffle ticket for a custom painted helicopter, a $100 value, courtesy of Alley Viper Toys.
Robert Atkins is a professor at SCAD in Savannah GA. He is widely known for his work on IDW’s G.I. Joe comic series, and has done work for Marvel and DC Comics. He is an avid toy collector too. He will be available for commissions, and autographs. He will also have prints for sale! Come out early for the best selection!
Chad is the writer for such titles as Youngblood, Swordquest, Ash vs the Darkness, Deadpool Bad Blood, and X-Men 92. He is also working on a joint collaboration title for IDW Publishing and HASBRO. Come out and meet this amazing writer and get an autographed book!
John Anderson is a character actor noted for his parts in Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2, MacGyver, and Stranger Things. He is “Trick Talking Meat” in Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2 . He will be available to meet with his fans and will have prints for autographs. Come out and get a picture as he makes this rare appearance in Augusta!
Tom Feister is an American comic book artist. He has been credited with many works at DC and Marvel Comics, but is widely known for his work on IDW’s G.I. Joe comic series. He is an avid G.I. Joe fan and known to many as a funny guy! He will be available to meet with his fans and will have prints for autographs and time for commissions too!
W.F. Bell is an American character actor noted for his part in the Walking Dead. He will be available to meet with his fans and will have prints for autographs too. Come out and meet this fantastic actor!
Brian is an author and illustrator at IDWPUBLISHING. He is widely known for his work on IDW’s G.I Joe and Transformers series. He will available for commissions and have prints for autographs too! Come out and meet this fantastic artist!
MATILDA CAYNE COSPLAY
Come see a nationally recognized cosplay artist who is traveling to us from North Carolina. Matilda Cayne Cosplay is a member of the Girls of the Finest and the Finest, a GI Joe costuming group. Come out and get an autographed print and picture with her!
REVENGE CITY COSPLAY
Wes is traveling to us from Baltimore, MD. He is an avid cosplayer and wrestler too! Come and see which incredible costume he has lined up for Augusta! He will have an exclusive action figure only available in Augusta for purchase, be sure to get it autographed! Also get a picture with him too!
Robert Carson has spent many hours preserving and cataloging the art of G.I. Joe. He collects these restored images into collectibles such as art prints and books. Come out and meet this historian of G.I. Joe and bring yourself a rare keepsake. Also check out their newest kickstarter on their website http://www.3djoes.com to support their newest projects!
Travis is a local favorite around Augusta. He is the founder of the local writer and artists comic enthusiasts group CSRA Sequential Art Group. He has authored books such as Ground Zero Anthology. Be sure to come see him in Artists Alley II!
THE FINEST: A G.I. JOE COSTUME GROUP, SOUTHERN COMMAND GARRISON
Come see members of the local chapter of the Finest, a G.I. Joe costuming group! Take some pictures and get some autographs!
Joining us as a special vendor is Toylanta, Atlanta’s biggest Toy Convention! Be sure to visit their site and stop by and check them out at the show.
MARY MERCENARY COSPLAY
Mary Mercenary travels to us from Ohio and is an amazing cosplay artist. She is credited with some of the best costumes you’ve ever seen. A member of the Finest, a G.I. Joe cosplay group, she will bring her awesome talents to augusta, GA, April 21, 2018! Come out and get and autograph and picture with her!
JULIAN VELASQUEZ and BRANDON JONES with SAVANNAH EVANS
Julian Velasquez and Brandon Jones are the creative team behind BOUNTY HUNTER: BEAUTY. It’s Kill Bill meets Cowboy Bebop & Trigun style! A fun filled journey versus organized crime and mercenaries in Beauty’s hometown! A real life character who is also a professional wrestler, Savannah Evans, will also be onsite to meet with you and sign autographs!
Local author Sean Joiner has penned two books, Haunted Augusta and Local Legends, and his upcoming title, Civil War Ghosts of Georgia. He has been a consultant on the Weather Channel’s American Supernatural: Legend of the Cursed Pillar and most recently Destination America’s Ghost Asylum: Sibley Mill. Sean is an avid comic book collector too. Come out and get an autographed book and picture with Augusta’s own haunting celebrity!
JASON MARK SOBOL
Jason Mark Sobol is an American comic book creator and freelance artist who has recently worked on Marvel trading cards. He will be available for commissions and have prints for autographs for purchase. He will have this exclusive show print only for sale in Augusta!
MAGGIE’S MADNESS COSPLAY
Maggie‘s Madness will be traveling to us from also near our nation‘s capital. She is best known for her exquisite costumes and her ability to portray her characters with realism. She is also a member of the Finest, a G. I. Joe cosplay group. Come out and get her autograph and a selfie with her April 21, 2018!
Jason Tudor is the creator, author, and artist for the independent comic, VORPAL, by Crazy Monkey Ink/ Atomic Bazooka Studios. VORPAL is about a deadly assassin working for a clandestine society known only by the government’s elite. Come out and attend his panel and get an autographed comic!
JOE COLTON COSPLAY
Our featured cosplay guest, Joe Colton, travels to us from our nation‘s capital!! She is extremely friendly and wants to see you in Augusta, April 21, 2018! Don‘t miss this opportunity meet, get a picture with her, and an autograph! She is one of the founders of the Girls of the Finest, a G.I. Joe themed cosplay group, and the CO of the Finest, and is an amazing costume maker!