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
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For our September 2020 Hotel Discounts at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center please use this link to book now!
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/
We are beyond excited to announce CBCS Comics is joining us September 5-6, 2020 in Augusta GA!! Submit your comics to be graded by one of the industry’s best
and save on those costly individual shipping charges!!
Augusta Toy and Comic Show has more comics dealers then ever before and you’ll find books you’ll want graded at the convention! See their website at https://www.cbcscomics.com/ Come out and support as we begin a new era in comic book collecting in Augusta GA!!
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!
ATTENTION – PLEASE READ SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS & LIMITATIONS-
-ONLY order the Marauder Mayhem admission ticket. Please do NOT add any other regular website items to your Marauder Mayhem order.
-Limit 2 (TWO) Marauder Mayhem tickets per order. Any order for MORE than 2 (TWO) tickets will have ALL tickets OVER the limit of 2 (TWO) cancelled & payment refunded.
-We will email you a certificate for admission to “Marauder Mayhem” Joefest event. Will email you to ask for your shirt size. Additional Marauder Mayhem shirts will be available for Marauder Mayhem attendees for $20 each (will have option to order more shirts when we ask for your shirt size).
-If you want to have another person attend the Marauder Mayhem event, but have them NOT get any of the promo items or participate in the events, but want them to be with you & have dinner with us…we will make “Marauder Mayhem Co-Pilot” tickets available for $20 each. Just let us know you have a Co-Pilot when we email you for your shirt size (will put a reminder about the “co-pilot” tickets in the email asking about your Marauder Mayhem shirt size).
-You MUST attend event to get the show premiums. These packages are ONLY for supporters ATTENDING the June 2020 Joefest. Sorry, mail order packages are not available.
-Any remaining Marauder Mayhem and Joefest Special edition items will be available on the Marauder GR website after the event (EXCEPT the Limited Edition Tooling Test Shots of NEW & UNRELEASED items are ONLY available for Marauder Mayhem Attendees).
We hope to see you all at Joefest!
MJ & MGR team
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
-Customize your own Marauder Figure with an additional MTF Figure & choice of gear.
-Inside access to our current & upcoming projects (designs, sculpt illustrations & prototypes).
-Get “Behind the Scenes” info on what it takes to get a Marauder project from idea to production.
-Spend time with the Marauder designers, sculptors, painting pros, and “Marauder Team” members.
BUT WAIT…there is more
-Special Edition “Marauder-Mayhem” shirt.
-Special “Marauder Mayhem” custom Poster.
-Early access to any Marauder “Gun-Runners” Joefest Show exclusives and special items.
-Dinner with your fellow “Marauder Mayhem” attendees and the Marauder Team.
-A chance to win some VERY cool prizes.
-PLUS even more, as of yet to be finalized, surprises & promo items for Mayhem attendees!
The limited tickets for the FIRST EVER “Marauder Mayhem” event are $99 and will be available on the Marauder “Gun-Runners” website (www.marauderinc.com) starting at 12:01am on February 15th. “Marauder Mayhem” is an evening devoted to our hobby, including cool swag, quality time with fellow action figure enthusiasts & the Marauder Team and you also get fed!
We hope you join us in making some MAYHEM!
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 June 26, 2020, 9 am to 4 pm.
Here is a sneak peek into the designs.
2020 SPECIAL MISSION TOY PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
Come out to Augusta this June 27-28, 2020 with your best toy photos, to enter in the Special Mission Toy Photography Contest! To enter bring a hard copy, preferably an 8×10 of your favorite toys! Have a chance to win great prizes! Follow Special Mission Force on Facebook and Instagram today for great toy adventures!
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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2020 FEATURED GUESTS
We are excited to announce superstar actress, Cara Buono seen in Stranger Things, Third Watch, Hulk (2003), Mad Men, Law & Order, NCIS, ER, Hawaii Five-O, Elementary, Person Of Interest, Castle, the Sopranos, and so much more, is coming to the Augusta Toy and Comic Convention June 27-28, 2020 in Augusta, GA!!
Cara Buono will be available for autographs, pictures, and professional photo ops both Saturday June 27, 2020 and Sunday June 28, 2020. VIP badge holders will be admitted to an exclusive panel, question and answer session on Saturday June 27, 2020 moderated by esteemed author James Kavanaugh, Jr.
Cara Buono is a family oriented actress with one child and husband. She was born in the Bronx, New York and lives in Greenwich, New York. She is from a hard working family of Italian descent, and a Columbia University graduate.
Cara Buono made her acting debut at age 12 in a Harvey Fierstein play “Spookhouse.” She continued on Broadway and Off Broadway, and started her film career opposite Ethan Hawke and Jeremy Irons in Waterland (1992).
You will remember her as Bruce Banners’ mother in the 2003 film the Hulk as Edith Banner, and Kelli Moltisanti in the HBO drama series The Sopranos. She was in the fourth season of the AMC drama series Mad Men as Dr. Faye Miller, in which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
She currently stars in the Netflix series Stranger Things as Karen Wheeler in a key recurring role, as has just been announced in a new recurring role as Gamemnae in the CW series Supergirl!
Do not miss your chance to meet Cara Buono right here in Augusta, Ga!
Foe a full list of TV and film credits see below courtesy of wikipedia.com
|1994||The Cowboy Way||Teresa Salazar|
|1995||Killer: A Journal of Murder||Esther Lesser|
|1995||Kicking and Screaming||Kate|
|1997||Made Men||Toni-Ann Antonelli|
|1998||Next Stop Wonderland||Julie|
|1999||Man of the Century||Virginia Clemens|
|1999||Two Ninas||Nina Cohen|
|2000||Attention Shoppers||Claire Suarez|
|2004||From Other Worlds||Joanne Schwartzbaum|
|2006||Artie Lange’s Beer League||Linda Salvo|
|2010||Betrayed||Amy Waite||Short film|
|2010||Let Me In||Owen’s mother|
|2014||A Good Marriage||Betty Pike|
|2015||Paper Towns||Connie Jacobsen|
|2015||Half the Perfect World||Sonia|
|2017||All Saints||Aimee Spurlock|
|2018||Monsters and Men||Stacey|
|1989||Dream Street||Joann||2 episodes|
|1991||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Abby Morris||Episode: “Abby, My Love”
Nominated—Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Special
|1992||I’ll Fly Away||Diane||3 episodes|
|1993||Tribeca||Rose Polito||Episode: “The Hopeless Romantic”|
|1993||Victim of Love: The Shannon Mohr Story||Tracey Lien||Television film|
|1995||The Single Guy||Christie||Episode: “Tennis”|
|1996||New York Undercover||Connie||Episode: “A Time to Kill”|
|1996||Law & Order||Shelly Taggert||Episode: “Girlfriends”|
|1998||Law & Order||Alice Simonelli||Episode: “Punk”|
|1999||Deep in My Heart||Young Gerry Cummins||Television film|
|2001||Family Law||Carly Hanson||Episode: “Intentions”|
|2002||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Charlotte Fielding||Episode: “Phantom”|
|2002||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Tracy Logan||Episode: “Chasing the Bus”|
|2003||Miss Match||Michelle Schiff||Episode: “The Love Bandit”|
|2004||Six Months to Live||Alice||Episode: “1.1”|
|2004–05||Third Watch||Grace Foster||22 episodes|
|2006–07||The Sopranos||Kelli Moltisanti||7 episodes|
|2007||Law & Order||Attorney Shannon||Episode: “Melting Pot”|
|2007||Queens Supreme||Bettina Martinelli||Episode: “That Voodoo That You Do”|
|2007||The Dead Zone||Sheriff Anna Turner||6 episodes|
|2008||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Rachel Zelinsky||Episode: “Unorthodox”|
|2008||The Unquiet||Julie Bishop||Television film|
|2009||ER||Lisa Salamunovich||Episode: “And in the End…”|
|2009||NCIS||Navy Cdr. Sarah Resnik||Episode: “Power Down”|
|2010||Mad Men||Faye Miller||10 episodes
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
|2011||Brothers & Sisters||Rose||3 episodes|
|2011||Hawaii Five-0||Agent Allison Marsh||Episode: “Ho’opa’i”|
|2011||A Gifted Man||Carol Gordan||Episode: “In Case of Discomfort”|
|2012||Drew Peterson: Untouchable||Kathleen Savio||Television film|
|2013||Castle||Siobhan O’Doul||Episode: “The Wild Rover”|
|2013||The Good Wife||Charlene Peterson||Episode: “A More Perfect Union”|
|2014||The Carrie Diaries||Penny||Episode: “Hungry Like the Wolf”|
|2014||Elementary||Sarah Cushing||Episode: “Ears to You”|
|2014–15||Person of Interest||Martine Rousseau||8 episodes|
|2015||The Mysteries of Laura||Julia Davis||Episode: “The Mystery of the Taken Boy”|
|2016–present||Stranger Things||Karen Wheeler||Recurring role
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2016)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2017)
|2017||The Blacklist: Redemption||Anna Copeland||Episode: “Leland Bray”|
|2017||Bull||Amaya Andrews||Episode: “The Illusion of Control”|
|2018||The Romanoffs||Debbie Newman||Episode: “Bright and High Circle”|
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!!
DACRE C. STOKER
He will conduct two fantastic panels on both days of our convention, titled Stoker on Stoker, and 123 Years of Dracula from novel to stage to screen! Both are informative, fun, and interactive panels of the horror legend himself Dracula! Meet him at his table all weekend and purchase great autographed Dracul and Dracula items! You will NOT want to miss this opportunity!!
Dacre Stoker is the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker and the international best-
selling co-author of Dracula the Un-Dead (Dutton, 2009), the official Stoker
family endorsed sequel to Dracula. Dacre is also the co-editor (with Elizabeth
Miller) of The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin Years (Robson Press,
2012). His latest novel, Dracul, a prequel to Dracula, released in October 2018
co-authored with JD Barker, was the UK’s # 1 Bestselling Hardcover Novel in
Horror and Supernatural in 2018, and a top 5 finalist by the Horror Writers
Association for the Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a Novel.
Film rights for Dracul have been purchased by Paramount Studios.
A native of Montreal, Canada, Dacre taught Physical Education and Sciences for
twenty-two years, in both Canada and the U.S. He has participated in the sport of
Modern Pentathlon as an athlete and a coach at the international and Olympic
levels for Canada for 12 years. He is also an avid player and coach of the unique
game of Real Tennis. In May of 2016 an athlete he has been coaching for the past
4 years, Camden Riviere, won the World Championships of Court Tennis. He
currently lives in Aiken, SC, together with his wife Jenne they manage the Bram
Stoker Estate. Dacre has consulted and appeared in recent film documentaries
about vampires in literature and popular culture. The Real Vampire Files (2010
History Channel), The Tillinghast Nightmare, (2014 Historical Haunts), Secrets of
the Dead (2015 PBS), Mysteries at the Museum, (2017 Travel Channel) Legend
Hunter (2019 Travel Channel) He currently hosts tours to Ireland to visit places in
Dublin where Bram Stoker lived, was educated, worked, and researched. He also
leads groups to Transylvania to explore both the life and times of the historic Vlad
Dracula lll and also the locations where Bram Stoker set his famous novel.
Stoker on Stoker Multi Media Presentation (75 mins)
Dacre Stoker’s compelling and informative Keynote presentation, Stoker on Stoker,
the Mysteries Behind the Writing of Dracula, weaves together the details of
Dracula’s history with Stoker family lore, and Bram Stoker’s life in Dublin and
London, then separates fact from popular fiction, revealing the truth about all
things Stoker and Dracula. Stoker on Stoker has fascinated audiences around the
world, exploring the issues behind the mysteries that have baffled Dracula scholars
and fans since the book’s publication in 1897. Illustrated with Dacre’s own
collection of never before published, and seldom-seen historic images, Stoker on
Stoker is a glimpse behind the scenes of the life and the writing of one of the least
known authors and one of the worlds most famous books. Recently Dacre has
added the background research and images of locations in the novel Dracul, co
authored with JD Barker.
123 Years of Dracula from Novel to Stage to Screen. (75 mins)
A fast paced presentation utilizing films clips highlighting Dracula’s
transformation from Bram’s novel to it’s success on the stage and then onto
unprecedented success in film and TV up until the present.
Brian Cummings is coming to the Augusta Toy and Comic Show 2020 in Augusta, GA! You’ll know Mr. Cummings from Duck Tales, Beauty and the Beast, G.I. Joe A Real American Hero, Transformers, the New Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show, the Jetsons, Pound Puppies, the Berenstain Bears, Spider-Man, the Jungle Book 2, and so many others!
Don’t miss your chance to meet this legend!
Mr. Cummings will be available for autographs and photos right here in Augusta, GA, at the all new Augusta Convention Center!
Presented by our friends 80’s Toys of Princeton WV. See their new storefront at 935 Mercer Street in beautiful Princeton, WV!
Meet the great Mary McDonald-Lewis, the voice of Lady Jaye from the GI Joe cartoon and movie, the voice of Lois Lane from Hanna Barbara’s Super Friends, and Mary the voice of On Star in all GM equipped vehicles! Do NOT miss your opportunity to meet this voice over legend who’s gritty voice inspired the famous YoJoe call to all!
Mary McDonald-Lewis will be in attendance June in Augusta, Georgia at the new Augusta Convention Center located at 901 Reynolds Street!
Please welcome the fabulous John Royle, the cover artist on the IDW Publishing series G.I. Joe A Real American Hero! Our convention is at the Augusta Convention Center!
This will be Mr. Royle’s first convention in the United States as he travels to us from the United Kingdom!
His works include art for Marvel, DC, Zenescope, Dynamite, IDW and more! Find his covers for series such as Robyn Hood, Doom 2099, Danger Girl, Bettie Page, Blade Runner 2019, and so many more!
We are honored to add his incredible talent to our growing 2020 lineup!
John Royle sends this message:
“I’m so excited to be a guest at the Augusta Toy and Comic Show featuring JoeFest in June 2020 and so we’ve done this recoloured day version of the original night version of my G.I.JOE #249 cover as a fun print included for anyone that gets one of their VIP packages at the convention. Beautiful recolour by Sebastian Cheng! If anyone would like it signed just stop over at my table and say hello.”
Follow John Royle on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/johnroyleart/?hl=en
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
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!
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!
Joining us for our third annual convention for the first time is superstar artist Rod Whigham!!
Mr. Whigham has an incredible talent for depicting real life actors through comic art. He has many covers to his resume and is is the interior artist for many issues of the Star Trek comic book!
He has also worked on many of the industry’s largest comic series including Doc Savage, Flash, GI Joe, Punisher, Betty & Veronica, the Phantom, Transformers, and many more!
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!
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
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!
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! Find them at: http://www.3djoes.com/
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!
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! Follow him on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/hoodedcobracommander788/
Take a look back to the 80’s and beyond as Michael and his team dissect everything pop culture! Follow them on facebook at:
MARAUDER TASK FORCE
MARAUDER “GUN RUNNERS”
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.
The next preorder for the new wave of Buck-A-Roos blanks will go up on our site at the end of February and includes 5 new Buck-A-Roos, 5 new Boot Hill Loot, and a new Most Wanted head 6 pack.
For more information please visit their website at chickenfriedtoys.com
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:
Biographies courtesy of Wikipedia.com and Google.com
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