Ticket prices are as follows:
VIP Admission $10 from 9 am till 10 am, 12 and under free with a paid adult. This is the early bird admission price.
Standard Admission $5 starting at 10 am, 12 and under free, with a paid adult.
These are prices per person.
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AUGUSTA TOY AND COMIC SHOW PANEL & EVENTS SCHEDULE
Contests and panel schedule:
Friday April 20, 2018
8:00 pm – till Trade Night. Come join in on the fun where we meet early to trade toys. Got a collection you want to sell or trade? Bring it Friday night! Or just come hang out with fellow collectors! We will be at the Hilton Garden Inn of Augusta on Stevens Creek Rd starting at 8 pm. Admission is free for Friday night only!
Saturday April 21, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 1650 Stevens Creek Rd, Augusta, GA. 30907.
9:00 am – 10:00 am VIP Admission $10 will get you in the show before everyone does! Shop before the crowds develop!
10:00 am Show floor opens and $5 admission for adults over the age of 12, gets you into it all! Browse, and shop toys and comics, and get autographs from some of the industries best in toys, games, and comics!
10:00 am – 4:00 pm A JoeFest Exclusive; Scorched Earth Creations will provide a large custom diorama for you to photograph your toys on! You’ve got to see this in person!
10:30 am – 4:30 pm Charity Art Auction. Bid on art submitted by artists to benefit charities. Bid all day!
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Cosplay Putt Putt. Come dressed up, or not, and participate in some miniature golf contest. The best scores will win prize packs from Robert Atkins, consisting of art prints, and the overall best score will be awarded a 9×12 art commission, by Robert Atkins of their choosing!
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Julian Velasquez, Spotlight on “Bounty Hunter Beauty” Comic Book
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Jason Tudor, Spotlight on “Vorpal” Comic Book
12: 30 pm – 1:00 pm A JoeFest Discussion: “Making Custom Military Toys”, a discussion with the best as to how they create these masterpieces! Come join us in the outdoor gazebo where we trade secrets, laugh, and learn something new!
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Adam Cowart, “The Beauty In The Obscure” ; How to dig for cultural gems. Interests are in Comics, Anime, Music, Movies, & Books.
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Robert Atkins, SCAD Professor and IDW Publishishing Artist, “The Art Of Making Comics.” An in depth look at how your favorite comics are produced through the eyes of a professional!
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm The Augusta Quick Sketch Contest. Models, Joe Colton Cosplay, Revenge City Cosplay, Mary Mercenary Cosplay, and Maggie’s Madness Cosplay, will model for contestants to draw them, whatever you choose, in 30 minutes. Participants may bring art materials to participate. Judged by Robert Atkins, the winners will be awarded prizes to take home!
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm A JoeFest Panel; “The creative geniuses of Red Laser and Black Major Toys.” An in depth look at toys are licensed but are sought after collectors. Figures will be on display. Special guest Brian Kossin.
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Augusta Comic Book Trivia presented by Heroes and Dragons, South Carolina’s largest comic and toy shop in Columbia, SC. Contestants will be asked trivia questions, and the first correct answer will get that book, the question pertains to! Prizes awarded every minute! Hosted by Heroes and Dragons.
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm JoeFest Custom Toy Contest; Enter a custom toy and have it judged by some of the industries best creators. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 finishes! Bring your toy early, they will be on display all day. Check with the ticket booth as where to display them.
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Augusta Cosplay Group meet up. Special guest Joe Colton. Come ask a long time fan and ambassador of cosplay, Joe Colton, secrets of the trade! Come mingle with your friends and locals who enjoy what you do! Find the group on Facebook titled “Augusta Cosplay Group.”
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm A JoeFest Panel; Unofficial Rec Room Collector’s Hall Of Fame Announcement. Come see if you have received the highest honor a collector can get, being known as a Hall of Famer! These are awards given to Joe collectors for their participation in the Facebook groups Unofficial Discussion and Trading Place and the GI Joe Rec Room Discussion and Trading Place. Come meet the class of 2018!
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Cosplay Competition; Judged by Joe Colton Cosplay, Mary Mercenary Cosplay, Maggie’s Madness Cosplay, and Revenge City Cosplay. Best of show will be awarded a large Marvel Superhero Statue. Runner up, and third place will also receive prizes. Join us on the gazebo for all the fun and wear your best costume!
5:00 pm Show closes. See you in 2019!
Contest and panel times may move by minutes the day of the show as we may have some panels end early or last longer.
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!
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 SOUTHERN COMMAND — A G.I. JOE/COBRA COSTUMING GROUP
Come see members of the local chapter of the Finest, a G.I. Joe costuming group! Take some pictures and get some autographs!
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 Girls 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
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! Come out and meet these talented gentlemen!
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 Girls 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!