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, 15k square feet of toys, 250 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!!!
If you are interested in volunteering with us please fill out this form and we will get back with you shortly!
Tickets go on sale Sunday September 30, 2018 at 5 pm est. There is a $20 combo price discount if ordered before April 1, 2019. Custom Toy Class and the Ron A. Rudat 50th Wedding Anniversary Dinner at the Carolina Ale House will sell quickly and are limited .
Here is the link!
VENDOR AND ARTIST INQUIRES
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!
2019 VIPER PIT PODCAST
Listen to an interview about the the 2019 Augusta Toy and Comic Show featuring JoeFest. Learn about future exclusives and guests. A great time talking Joes! Also learn the history of JoeFest. Listen on Soundcloud.com and iTunes today! And follow the Viper Pit podcast on Twitter @ViperPitPod .
2019 FEATURED GUESTS
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!!
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! Find her on Instagram @cierafosterofficial .
We are excited to announce actor/Artist Matthew Atchley will be joining us for the first time here in Augusta, June 21-22, 2019 in Augusta Ga! Matthew shares his love for the arts by acting in such great movies/television The Gifted, The Resident, Homicide Hunter, OZARK, What Men Want (in theaters now), Snapped, Murder Calls, Killer Couples, Special Election, & The Originals. He is also a fantastic artist! For a full list of his credits and his whole art portfolio please visit his website at artofmatthewatchley.com.
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 ?
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.
Courtesy of Wikipedia.com
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 .
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.
Bio courtesy of wikipedia.com
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!
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!
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
We are excited and honored to announce MEGO Corp. seamstress and designer Rachel Baker will be a special guest of the Augusta Toy and Comic this June 21-22, 2019 in Augusta Ga!
Rachel gets her craftiness from her grandmothers. One used to make dolls and the other can make just
She is married to Albert Baker has 3 girls. They collect and customize Megos as a family.
Rachel is the seamstress for Mego Corporation. She designs and has sewn the outfits for many of the figures being produced.
She also has a great YouTube channel that has tutorials on customizing toys! Check it out here:
When she is not sewing for Mego she is painting, casting heads, and sewing. It’s a daily thing and she love’s it!
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!
Here is a link to Just Another Show featuring Bobby Vala and his latest toy line!
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!
DAN KLINGSENMITH JR.
Noted author Dan Klingsenmith Jr. will be joining us June 21-22, 2019 in Augusta Ga. He has authored the 3 3/4 Inch Joe books that chronicles GI Joe. Amazing details and information on toys that were not produced. Collect all 5 volumes!
Please support his new kickstarter for Vol. 6 now!
JOE COLTON COSPLAY
Bow, your queen has arrived!!! Or will, this June 21-22, 2019 in Augusta Ga at the Augusta Toy and Comic Show featuring JoeFest. Joe Colton Cosplay is known for her beautiful costumes and accessibility to her fans! Meet her, talk cosplay and learn some secrets on how to make that perfect cosplay!
MORE FABULOUS GUESTS BELOW !!
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 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.
AUGUSTA TOY & COMIC SHOW and JOEFEST SHIRTS
T-Shirts and novelties on sale now via Teepublic!
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.
SHEPEARD BLOOD DRIVE
Come out and help save lives and join us with blood donations as the Bloodmobile will be onsite.
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!
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!
LAUREN WRIGHT ARTISTRY
Lauren Wright Artistry will be joining us for the first time this June 21-22, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Augusta. Meet Lauren and go home with one or two or her beautiful artworks! And don’t forget to get her autograph!
“Call me Poison…Poison Ivy.🌹💋” prints available at the Augusta Toy and Comic Show!
Follow her on Instagram (@laurenwrightartist) and on Facebook to see all her fantasy/ fan art.
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!
We are excited to share Mark Bellomo, author of many of your favorite toy guide books will be here in Augusta Ga this June 21-22, 2019! Mark works tirelessly cataloging toys such as GI Joe, Transformers, Star Wars, and many more! He is also a contibutor to the Netflix series The Toys That Made Us.Come out and pick up a book and get an autograph! Order now from Krause publications and on Amazon the Ultimate Guide to GI Joe 1982-1994, which is a bestseller!
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!
FOX SILONG STUDIOS
Cosplayers! We are excited to share Fox Silong Studios will be in attendance June 21-22, 2019 in Augusta, Ga! Ever wanted a green screen photo? Or another background? They bring the best equipment for all your photography needs! Come dressed in your best costume and enter our 2019 Cosplay Competition and go home with a photo remembering the experience! They offer great prices and expert details! Need them for a special event? Find them at FoxSiLong.com or on social media at Facebook and Twitter.
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!
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!
STAR WARS MIKE CUSTOMS
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 https://www.facebook.com/starwarsmikecustoms/
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!
NOK’D UP CUSTOMS
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!
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 and videos 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, Uncivilized Books, YouTube, and Keone Young.
Biographies courtesy of Wikipedia.com and Google.com
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