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


Friday        1:00 pm to 7:30 pm  vendor load in.

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm Artists Alley load in.

Saturday     6:30 am to 8 am artists and vendor load in.



Tickets available at the door both days.

Friday        7:30 pm to 10:00 pm Show Floor Opens to the Public.

Saturday    8 am to 10 am     Early Admission and VIP

Saturday    10 am to 5 pm    General Admission


We’ve had some questions on why you should attend Friday June 21, Night.

1. Exclusives. Some exclusives will be available on Friday and some on Saturday. We are staggering to accommodate ticket holders for both days. Remember, first come, first served!!

2. Vendors will be open for business and will have the best selection as shoppers will get the first chance to shop the floor. Get that hot toy or rare comic book before someone else does!

3. All celebs are slated to appear on Friday, so avoid the Saturday crowds and get a more personable experience with your favorite celeb!

4. Ticket combos for $25 for adults, and free for children aged 12 and under, include admission Friday from 7:30pm to 10pm, and early admission with general admission on Saturday. You will be able to attend all panels and events from show opening at 8am to show close at 5pm.

5. Top Swap Night presented by Toylanta is Friday at 10pm in the main lobby and is included with Friday admission. Bring your extra toys and comics for a fun filled night of trading and swapping!

Tickets are selling fast via our website at:

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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, 12k square feet of toys, 200 tables, 100 plus guests and vendors, 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!!!




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We are currently sold out of vendor and artist tables, but cancellations happen all the time. Please add your name to our waiting list through our contact us page now!



Please support this artist collaboration by some of the industries best as we attempt to raise funds to try to bring Cujo from GI Joburg podcast and a big time Joe artist from Europe to our June show! Only 6 days left. 

Here is an interview with our owner about our history, and some insight into our future!

Toy Wizards Interview: Ed Schumacher, Owner of JoeFest and Augusta Toy and Comic Show


Do you believe in Princesses?

Want to meet and see one in Augusta, Ga?

Experience the magic at the Augusta Toy and Comic Show!

Bring your children to the Augusta Toy and Comic Show this June 21-22, 2019 in Augusta Ga at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Augusta, to meet Tiger Lily from Peter Pan: The Land of Forever, and meet actress/princess Chalet Lizette Brannan in costume as Tiger Lily. She will have t-shirts, hoodies, pins and more!

Chalet Lizette Brannan is an award winning, cancer survivor, child actress, who is an absolute inspiration.

Pre-sale for a limited opportunity to take photos with her in her Tiger Lily costume on Saturday afternoon June 22, 2019, from 1-2 pm will begin Saturday May 11, 2019 via our website at and . And don’t forget to get an autograph!!

Here is the official ticket link:…

Remember children 12 and under are free with an adult to the Augusta Toy and Comic Show!!

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Toy photography contest present SPECIAL MISSION FORCE. Bring a hard copy photo to our event and enter your toy photography for a chance to win prizes!

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Come join in the all ages cosplay competition Saturday June 22, 2019 to enter yourself to win awesome prizes!

Enter a toy you have created for a change to win awesome prizes!


And don’t forget about QUICK SKETCH CONTEST! 30 minutes to create a masterpiece! Draw whatever you would like and have it judged by industry professionals! Go home with awesome prizes!


Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Augusta




Guest Map



2019 Augusta Toy and Comic Show Panel and Events Schedule

Panels in the Amanda Room and Main Entrance Common Area

Contests in Main Entrance Common Area

Photo and Custom Toy Contest in the Artists Alley Room

Friday June 21, 2019

3:00 pm VIP & Multi-day registration badge pickup

7:30 pm Show floor opens to the public. All celebrities, vendors and artists will be open                    for business.

8:00 pm Anthony Montanarella autograph signing, exclusives table

8:30 pm Kirk Bozigian autograph signing, exclusives table

10:00 Show floor closes.

Saturday June 22, 2019

8:00 am Show Floor opens to VIP, Early Admission, and Multi-day pass holders.

8:00 to 9:30 VIP Pass holder private Meet and Greet with Celebrities
Come talk privately and ask questions of our 2019 celebrities. VIP pass private event only.

9:30 to 10:00 Diversity in Comics with Xavier Jones and Travis Holloway
Comics are for everyone! Learn how comics have grown to include all cultures and creators!

10:00  Show floor opens to general admission.

10:00 to 10:45 Kirk Bozigian, a Life in GI Joe, an interview by John Anderson

10:45 to 11:30 Cosplay, Props, and 3-D Printing presented by Darth Cleavage
Learn about how 3-D printing and cosplay combine to make unique costumes!

11:00 to 11:30 Quick Sketch Competition Main Lobby

11:00 to 11:45 Anthony Montanarella autograph signing, exclusives table.

11:30 to 12:15 “Top Secret” Toy Panel. A private event!

12:15 to 1:00 Convergence by Hooded Cobra Commander 788

1:00 to 2:00 Geektastic Bellydance League Performance
Grab some lunch and watch an awesome performance combining cosplay and bellydance!

1:00 to 2:00 Kirk Bozigian autograph signing, exclusives table

1:00 to 1:45 GI Joe ARAH Group Meet Main Lobby

1:45 to 2:30. GI Joe Rec Room Group Meet Main Lobby

2:00 to 3:00 Making Comics with Robert Atkins, Brian Shearer, Tom Feister, Larry Hama, Kickliy, and Chad Bowers.
Learn what goes into making comic books for amazing titles such as Batman, Transformers,
Perdy, Wolverine, GI Joe, and more!

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3:00 to 3:45 A Conversation with Ron A. Rudat presented by 3DJoes
Learn the history of the early Arah line from the creator of the Cobra sigil.

3:45 to 4:45 GI Joe In The Trenches by Kirk Bozigian
Learn about the Joe toy line from the 80’s Hasbro Executive for Boys Toys!

4:45 to 5:00 Unofficial Collector’s Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony and Closing Statements.


5:00 Show floor closes

7:30 Ron A. Rudat Celebrity 50th Wedding Anniversary Dinner, a private ticketed event, at the Carolina Ale House.


More to be announced!!



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!!

Sarge is offering a special price combo autograph and photo op with him for just $50!!



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!!!


Keone Young Autograph and Photo Op Prices

$60 combo, photo op and autograph!
$40 autograph 
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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 ?



Larry Hama (/ˈhæmə/; born June 7, 1949) is an American comic-book writer, artist, actor, and musician who has worked in the fields of entertainment and publishing since the 1960s.

During the 1970s, he was seen in minor roles on the TV shows M*A*S*H and Saturday Night Live, and appeared on Broadway in two roles in the original 1976 production of Stephen Sondheim‘s Pacific Overtures.

He is best known to American comic book readers as a writer and editor for Marvel Comics, where he wrote the licensed comic book series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, based on the Hasbro toyline. He has also written for the series Wolverine, Nth Man: The Ultimate Ninja, and Elektra. He created the character Bucky O’Hare, which was developed into a comic book, a toy line and television cartoon.[1]



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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 , Twitter @ChaletBrannan and Instagram as Chalet Lizette Brannon .





Marty Jannetty is a special guest of the Augusta Toy and Comic Show this June 21-22, 2019 in Augusta GA! Come out and meet this legend and talk wrestling with Marty, Sgt. Slaughter, and Hank Garrett!

Jannetty is widely known for his tenure as half of the tag team The Rockers, in which he partnered with Shawn Michaels. The duo originally found success during the mid-to-late 1980s under the moniker of The Midnight Rockers, becoming two-time AWA World Tag Team Champions and winning various regional titles. They became one of the foremost teams of the WWF’s “Golden Age”, headlining multiple events. The Rockers held the WWF World Tag Team Championship in late 1990, but their reign was voided for disputed reasons.
After splitting from Michaels in early 1992, Jannetty became a one-time WWF Intercontinental Champion and a one-time WWF World Tag Team Champion with the 1-2-3 Kid. He competed in multiple world championship matches between ECW and the WWF from 1995–1996, but Jannetty’s star faded thereafter, and he was largely used as enhancement talent during a late 1990s run in WCW. He made sporadic appearances for WWE during the latter half of the 2000s (including a brief 2005 reunion with Michaels), and has remained a challenger for titles on the independent circuit.
Two day ticket specials are just $20 to April 1, 2019 and just $10 individually on Saturday! Children are always free! Tickets and show information at .
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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!




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!!

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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

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Kickliy is an American born artist that lives in France. He ia a award winning artist and novelist known for such critically acclaimed works such as MUSNET and his newest work PERDY. He is also an avid GI Joe toy collector and works for Image Comics. This is a rare opportunity to meet him as he usually frequents the larger cons in San Diego and New York. He will have a full line of art for sale, be available for autographs, and a few yet to be announced surprises!




Author of 3.75″ Joe books. A perfect resource to learning and collecting GI Joe. Find more information at and


Please welcome Bill Nedrow, the creator of Stiletto and author of the new novel Bill Nedrow’s G.I. Joe Novel, to JoeFest Toy & Comic Show this June 21-22, 2019 in Augusta Ga!

Bill Nedrow is the author of G.I. Joe: First Salvo, G.I. Joe: Honor, G.I. Joe: Body Count, G.I. Joe: Dishonor Thy Father, G.I. Joe: Legacy Stiletto, G.I. Joe Contamination Legacy: Sightline, and G.I. Joe: Buzzer, all of which are currently out of print.
He did, however, contribute the story “Cruel and Unusual” to the book I.V. Frost: Tales of Mystery & Scientific Detection (Moonstone Press). His essay “G.I. Joe Doesn’t Matter” is featured in the book The Joy of Joe, which he co-edited alongside Jim Beard and Justin Bell. Both books are in-print and are highly recommended.
Bill currently teaches Rhetoric and Literature at Triton College in River Grove, IL. He is married to the woman of his dreams and has four wonderful children.

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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 available online via Eventbrite.

Tickets will be on sale at the door June 22, 2019.

Please bring cash for the quickest entry.

Kids under 12 free.


T-Shirts and novelties on sale now via Teepublic!




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.



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!


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.





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!


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!



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!


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 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!


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 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!



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!


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!



Star Wars Mike Customs is a custom prop, diorama, and action figure vendor. They are not limited to just Star Wars though! They create new, one of a kind toys for every collector! Check them out on Facebook at



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 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!


Anthony is the mastermind behind many of your favorite JoeFest packages and artwork. Come to the exclusives table to secure a limited JoeFest art print autographed by Anthony himself ! Check schedule for autograph times.



A professional, expert, and reliable Joe custom company producing one of a kind vehicles for your collection. Do not go home without one! Or get on their order list!


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