AUGUSTA TOY AND COMIC SHOW NEWS

Welcome to the 2019 Augusta Toy and Comic Show Fea. JoeFest

We are proud to share our next convention is June 21-22, 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, 13k square feet of toys, games, comic books, and more, and have added all your favorite vendors from the previous con. And new ones too! Celebrities, artists and more will be announced soon! We have also added a special preview night, where you can be the first to shop the floor and get those gems before everyone else! 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!!!

VOLUNTEERS

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BREAKING NEWS!!!

2019 FEATURED GUESTS

More to be announced!!

SGT. SLAUGHTER

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We are proud to bring you in 2019 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 21-22, 2019! 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!!

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KEONE YOUNG

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!!!

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CIERA FOSTER

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! Find her on Instagram @cierafosterofficial .

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HANK GARRETT

Hank Garrett comes from Harlem, a rough part of New York City. To survive he started training in Martial Arts at age 11 and has a Black Belt in several Martial Art forms. He became a power lifter and competition body builder, winning the Junior Olympic Power Lifting award. He’s in the Wrestling Hall of Fame (is a former professional wrestler – known as “Minnesota Farm Boy”) and also in the Martial Arts Hall of Honors.

Shortly thereafter Hank became an accomplished comedian, using past life experiences. He is a “tough guy ” with a desire to make you laugh! And don’t forget to pick up his Tough Guy cologne in Augusta!

Hank Garrett is widely known for his roles in Car 54 Where Are You ? television series. Often seen in the back seat, he was Officer Ed!! He plays the tough guy in such feature films as Death Wish, Serpico, Three Days of the Condor, and the Sentinel.

He is an accomplished voiceover actor in Garfield and is Dial-Tone in the Sunbow G.I. Joe cartoon series.

He has also starred in your favorite television sitcoms such as Airwolf, Dragnet, Knight Rider, the Dukes of Hazzard, Knots Landing, Columbo, Alien Nation, Three’s Company, Max Headroom, Santa Barbara and Kojak.

Don’t miss this rare east coast appearance to meet this legend and get an autograph!

Hank Garrett is sponsored by 80’s Toys of Princeton. Find them on Facebook for all your new and vintage toy needs! And see their booth at the 2019 Augusta Toy and Comic Show.

Enjoy the voice of Hank Garrett aka Dial-Tone right here!

And as Officer Ed Nicholson in Car 54 Where Are You ?

 

CHALET LIZETTE BRANNAN

Chalet Lizette Brannan is a young star, who has beat childhood cancer, and has the lead in the upcoming animation Peter Pan The Land of Forever as Tiger Lily, directed by Pixar’s Ben Rush. In the upcoming horror film Crepitus, coming Fall 2018, she is the main character. She is Nari in Chosen Kin seen on Prime. Check her out in Sparrows on Amazon Prime. Numerous awards and a star on the walk of fame have been bestowed upon Chalet Lizette. Find more of her on http://www.Facebook.com/ChaletBrannan , Twitter @ChaletBrannan and Instagram as Chalet Lizette Brannon .

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KIRK BOZIGIAN

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!

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RON A. RUDAT

Ron A. Rudat designed every G.I. Joe character from 1981-1986 and has given his likeness to the character Leatherneck. Dusty, G.I. Joe desert trooper, is named after him. He created the Cobra sigil. Influential to the strongest and popular selling toy line, G.I. Joe. the world has ever seen! Don’t miss your chance to meet the legend here in Augusta! And don’t miss the Ron A. Rudat VIP experience only here in Augusta as we celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary with a special limited dinner, An Evening With The Rudats!!

For more information: http://www.3djoes.com/ron-rudat.html

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2019 ADMISSION PRICES

Ticket prices are as follows:

Friday Night Preview, June 21 2019, is $25 from 7:30 pm till 10:00 pm, which also includes early Saturday admission.

Early Admission, June 22 2019, is $15 from 8:00 am till 10 am, 12 and under free with a paid adult. This is the early bird admission price.

Standard Admission $10 starting at 10 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!

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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.

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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.

SHEPEARD BLOOD DRIVE

Come out and help save lives and join us with blood donations as the Bloodmobile will be onsite.

http://www.shepeardblood.org

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ROBERT ATKINS

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 BOWERS

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

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

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!

BRIAN SHEARER

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!

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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 HOLLOWAY

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!

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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. Come out and get and autograph and picture with her!

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JULIAN VELASQUEZ

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!

HOODED COBRA COMMANDER 788

Meet YouTube sensation, HCC788 to Augusta GA! Inspiring collectors by reviewing past great toys that have influenced a generation! Be sure to come out and get an autograph!

SEAN JOINER

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!

JUST ANOTHER GI JOE SHOW

Please welcome the crew from JUST ANOTHER GI JOE SHOW to Augusta, GA! A fun, informative youtube channel covering anything and everything GI Joe!

Images courtesy of http://www.popculturehalloffame.com , http://www.3DJoes.com , Sgt, Slaughter,  WWE.com, HASBRO, Sunbow, http://www.hisstank.com , Ron A. Rudat, Kirk Bozigian, Hank Garrett, Jason Mark Sobol, Robert Atkins, Tom Feister, Brian Shearer , Matila Cayne Cosplay, Joe Colton Cosplay, Maggie’s Madness, Revenge City Cosplay, Mary Mercenary Cosplay, John Anderson, Disney, Marvel, and Keone Young.

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