September 5-6 2020 AUGUSTA CONVENTION CENTER
901 REYNOLDS STREET
Weekend Badges and Single Day Admission will be available September 5-6, 2020 in person or via Eventbrite.com
FOR VENDOR INQUIRIES OR QUESTIONS PLEASE USE THE “CONTACT US” PAGE OR EMAIL US AT :
For our September 2020 Hotel Discounts at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center please use this link to book now!
Some of you have contacted us asking what guidelines we have in place to safeguard our attendees. We have worked diligently with the Marriott and Convention Center to devise these protocols.The convention center has developed the floorplan to social distance. The state’s orders by the governor permits conventions with certain guidelines. We have added more protocols on top of that.1. Masks must be worn for entry.
2. Hand sanitizer stations will be set up throughout and bottles will be at celebrities tables.
3. The floorplan has moved from 20,000 square feet to 40,000 square feet without adding vendors celebrities and such.
4. Each table or booth will have 6 ft of space on both sides to distance from neighbors, vendors, and celebrities.
5. One way aisles, to offset traffic congestion.
6. Panels must be pre-registration for attendees.
7. Celebrities will have new pens and pictures will be only initially touched by them. All items are welcomed for autographs.
8. The Marriott will have cleaning crews constantly cleaning.
9. We have hired a Fire Marshall and Police to monitor the floor for any infractions.
10. Entrance and exits will be one way to avoid contact with oncoming people. Doors will be open and contactless.
11. All lines will be monitored to keep a 6 foot distance.
12. Temperature checks upon showroom entry.
13. We have limited our volunteer staff to limit contact.Please be aware your safety is our number one priority. But we can’t do this alone. Please if you are not feeling well or have any symptoms, stay home to protect not just you but everyone. Together we can fun in the environment 2020 has given us.Attention vendors:
The Marriott will perform nightly disinfecting services to sanitize the convention space and hotel. Please bring a covering for your tables.
Vendors if you need electric, this form needs to be filled out and returned to the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center before the show to avoid a price increase. This is just if you need electric and is not part of the table fees.
2020 Schedule of Events
Friday September 4, 2020
Friday Panel Room A
10:00 am to 4:00 pm. JoeFest Custom Toy Class
7:00 pm to 12:00 am Marauder MayhemPanel
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Toy Swap presented by Toylanta
Saturday September 5, 2020
Saturday Early Bird: 9 am to 10:30 am.
Saturday General Admission: 10:30 am to 5 pm.
Panel Room A:
10:30 am to 11:30 am. Strike Force Alpha
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Quick Sketch Contest
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. VIP Q&A with Loren Lester
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Valaverse with Sgt. Slaughter
4:30 pm to close. Geektastic Bellydance Spectacular
Panel Room B:
3:00 Custom Toy Contest
3:30 Toy Photography Contest
4:00 Cosplay Contest
Panel Room A:
8:00 pm to 11:00 pm VIP Game Night & Trivia Night
Sunday September 6, 2020
Sunday Early Bird 10:00 am to 10:30 am.
Sunday General Admission 10:30 am to 4 pm.
11:00 am to 12:00 pm Veterans and Comics hosted by Randyl Bishop and Xavier Jones
12:30 pm to 1:00 pm Unofficial Hall of Fame
2:00 pm to 3:00. After Action Report: A Guide to International GI Joe Comic Books
CGC GRADING and AUTOGRAPH WITNESS
We are proud to announce One Stop Comic Shop a facilitator for CGC comic book grading and autograph witness services will be a vendor for the first time in the Augusta area!!!
This is what you have been asking for!! Bring your comics to get slabbed by the world’s best! CGC Grading is widely recognized for their reliability and expert care for your comics and autographed collectibles!!
In addition to their grading services, the team at One Stop Comic Shop will have a witness from CGC, on site to certify your autograph obtained from our 2020 celebrities such as Cara Buono, Sgt. Slaughter, Brian Cummings, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Ron Rudat, Robert Atkins, John Royle, Tom Feister, Steve Lydic, Larry Hama, Brian Shearer, Chad Bowers, Kickliy, and so many more!!Please visit their website for more information at: https://onestopcomicshop.com/
Tonight at 12:01am February 15th the limited “Marauder Mayhem” Joefest tickets go on sale! The Marauder Mayhem tickets will be a featured item on the Marauder “Gun-Runners” home page (no need to search…it will be on the home page). Tickets are limited to 50, but we “might” be able to add a few more IF the demand is there. If only a few supporters sign up…we still have a GREAT time together!marauderinc.com
Hey Marauder GR Supporters!You are invited to be part of the FIRST ever “Marauder-Mayhem” event at the upcoming June 2020 Augusta Toy and Comic show! The Inaugural Marauder Fan Based Event will be Friday night June 26th and is sure to have something that appeals to EVERY Marauder “Gun-Runner” Supporter!-A 2020 “Marauder-Mayhem” Special Geared up Figure
2020 CUSTOM TOY CLASS
Back for 2020 is instructor JE Russell who teaches secrets into building and creating your very own action figure. The class includes instruction from one of the industry’s best, JE Russell, and you leave with your own unique action figure.Class parts will include a head, 2X weapon pods, helmet, torso, chest armor, stickers, and a bonus weapon for building in the class. These parts will assist in completing your figure please bring, the arms and legs from Pilot Destro (red) and the Shockblast comic 2 pack. These should be easily available online.Get your seat reserved today for just $60! Class is Friday September 4, 2020, 9 am to 4 pm.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-augusta-toy-and-comic-show-featuring-joefest-tickets-75242384999Here is a sneak peek into the designs.
2020 TOY PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
Come out to Augusta this June 27-28, 2020 with your best toy photos, to enter in the Toy Photography Contest! To enter bring a hard copy, preferably an 8×10 of your favorite toys! Have a chance to win prizes!
WATCH GREAT SHOWS ON THE CW AUGUSTA INCLUDING SUPERGIRL, THE FLASH, BATWOMAN, AND CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS AND LEGENDS OF TOMORROW TO SEE YOUR FAVORITE SUPERHEROES IN ACTION WEEKLY! AND STOP BY THE CW AUGUSTA BOOTH FOR GREAT PRIZES AT THE AUGUSTA TOY AND COMIC SHOW JUNE 27-28, 2020!!
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BREAKING NEWS!!Breakfast with Sgt Slaughter is returning to JoeFest Sunday September 6th, at Augustinos Restaurant inside the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center.
This year is a little different!! Your $99 admission includes full breakfast with beverages, an autographed 11×17 print, Q&A with Sarge, a chance to win Sgt Slaughter memorabilia, and due to Covid-19 restrictions will be in an intimate setting of just 20 seats!! Breakfast is scheduled for 8:30 am to 10:30 am on Sunday September 6.
Do not miss your opportunity to interact with a legend!
The first 20 to text to Mr. Hunter at 828-962-5152 will be given a PayPal to send the payment to. Good luck! This is a rare opportunity to enjoy the Sarge in a smaller setting!
“Ten-hut”We are proud to bring you in 2020 an icon and a legend, a U.S. Marine, A Real American Hero, Sgt. Slaughter, a WWE Hall of Fame member, WWF alumni, pro wrestler, and a living G.I. Joe, will be right here in Augusta June 27-28, 2020! He is greatly remembered for being on so many television sets entertaining via wrestling and a member of the G.I. Joe team in comics and on the classic Sunbow television series. He was also commissioner of the WWE! Don’t miss this rare chance to meet your hero right here in Augusta, GA!!https://youtu.be/aLauEQY27vchttps://www.wwe.com/videos/sgt-slaughter-2004-wwe-hall-of-fame-inducteehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUbgVzMboKs
Batman and Robin fans, we are proud to announce Loren Lester @actorlorenlester is coming to Augusta GA this September 5-6, 2020 to the Augusta Toy and Comic Show! You’ll know him as the voice of Robin and Nightwing from the hit DC Animated Universe cartoon Batman the Animated Series! GI Joe fans you’ll remember his as the voice of Barbecue! Do not miss your chance to meet him and get his autograph!
JAMES C. MULLIGAN
Please welcome to Augusta GA this September 5-6 2020, renowned artist James C. Mulligan!!James C. Mulligan’s work is represented in galleries internationally, and collected by everyone from Hugh Hefner (where his work was recently featured in Mr. Hefner‘s lifetime estate auction) and Johnny Depp to Dick VanDyke, Richard Sherman (half of the Oscar-winning song writing duo of Mary Poppins) and Roger Daltrey. An artist with a career long relationship with the Walt Disney Company, spanning over two decades, projects include Animazement, Light Magic, Haunted Mansion Holiday, and newly revitalized classics from Walt Disney Feature Animation.
Bobby Vala is an award winning toy design professional who has worked on some of the largest brands in the toy industry such as the Marvel Cinematic Universe & Legends as well as G.I. Joe. Bobby is in the process of launching his new toy company and will be excited to show his product at the Augusta Toy and Comic Show! Valaverse will be a 6 inch military line which will be unveiled in Augusta this June at our show. Come see the prototype paintmasters, grab an action force t-shirt, and meet the creator! For more information please visit https://valaverse.com
Exciting news from Valaverse for their new Action Force: Mission Files #1 comic book debuting at Joefest this September 5-6, 2020 by Robert Atkins Art!! See their products in person at JoeFest!!”Here is a sneak peek of a cover being done by Robert Atkins for a new issue of the Action Force comic. Robert crushed it with this cover and the inked and colored version will be amazing. This issue of Action Force: Mission Files #1 will be available at 2020 JoeFest Toy and Comic Show and then on the Valaverse website. Robert will be in attendance at Joefest so be sure to get your comic signed by him.”Visit Valaverse.com today for more information!!
JASON MARK SOBOL
Please welcome Topps and Marvel artist Jason Mark Sobol to Augusta GA! He is also our toy package artist! Known for a friendly approachable personality you will want to get an art print or commission from him!https://www.jasonsobolart.com
We are excited to announce Jason Bienvenu the Creator of the ANIMAL WARRIORS OF THE KINGDOM
and Managing partner of Spero Toy Enterprise will be in attendance in Augusta GA!!
These are some of the hottest toys on the market and you’ll want to get yours autographed by the creator himself! Don’t miss this opportunity!!More information at https://sperotoys.com
MATTHEW W. QUINN
Please welcome noted author Matthew W. Quinn to Augusta GA this September 5-6 2020!!Matthew W. Quinn (b. 1984) grew up in Marietta, Georgia. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a dual degree in magazine journalism and history, he had an extensive career in Atlanta media before moving onto social-studies education. Throughout all of this, he has written science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His first sale was the short horror tale “I am the Wendigo” to the webzine CHIMAERA SERIALS and he later wrote licensed fiction for the BattleTech science fiction universe. 2017 saw the publication of his horror novel THE THING IN THE WOODS, while 2019 saw the publication of his horror-comedy novella LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG GUNS and his military fantasy novel BATTLE FOR THE WASTELANDS. 2020 saw the premiere of his newest work, the THING sequel THE ATLANTA INCURSION. He is a member of the Atlanta chapter of the Horror Writers Association.Matthew is also a regular participant in the podcast MYOPIA: DEFEND YOUR CHILDHOOD in which the movies you enjoyed as a child are put on trial to see if they hold up. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.Shop his work today:
Brian is an author and illustrator at IDW PUBLISHING. 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!
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
Come see members of the local chapter of the Finest, a G.I. Joe costuming group! Take some pictures and get some autographs!
MARAUDER TASK FORCE
MARAUDER “GUN RUNNERS”
Here is one of the Marauder “Gun-Runners” JOEFEST Exclusive figures….Marauder Task Force BLUE German Soldiers! Fully geared up figures and individual bodies will be available at Joefest. We hope you like it! We look forward to seeing you al September 5th & 6th in Augusta, GA!
Thanks for your support!
MJ & MGR Crew
Marauder “Gun-Runners” will be in Augusta! And new for 2020! An exclusive figure just for JoeFest! Official MGR team members MJ Sullivan, Marauder John, Marauder Miles, and Marauder Paul will be on hand with geared up Marauder Task Force figures and accessories! Please stop by and say hello! For more information please go to http://www.marauderinc.com
TONI D STUDIO
Please welcome to Augusta GA the amazing ToniDStudio @tonidstudio ! She makes handmade crochet amigurumi plushie collectibles in a kawaii/chibi style!! Get your baby Yoda and more!! Find them on Instagram and Twitch!
DIME NOVEL LEGENDS
We are proud to announce Chicken Fried Toys – Dime Novel Legends will be attending the Augusta Toy and Comic Show!!
Get your unique western action figures at the show or smalljoes.com if you can’t wait! Wave one is in stock now!Wave 1 includes: The Marshal, The Trail Boss, The Ranch Hand, The Territories Lawman, The Saloon Bartender, The Sharpshooter, The Cowpuncher, The Man in Black, The Fire Brigadier, The Garrison “KP” Trooper, and the KS exclusive Badlands Vigilante.
Please welcome Mattsquatch Customs to Augusta! Find the classic 12 inch, 3 3/4 inch and new modern 4 inch GI Joe, as well as Star Wars and custom made toys! Also stock your action figure with accessories! Find them on Facebook!
BroodalArts&Collectibles is bringing the goods all fans of horror are craving!! Find collectibles and art from your favorite horror movies and comics!! This is their first time to Augusta GA! Shop them this September 5-6 2020 at the Augusta Convention Center at 901 Reynolds Street!!
For tickets and more information please visit our website at augustatoyandcomicshow.com
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