JoeFest is an experience at the Augusta Toy and Comic Show that features the world of G.I. Joe action figures and toys. This year’s show will feature one of a kind exclusive toys created by some of the world’s best toy customizers. We also will have G.I. Joe artists and vendors from around the country. Please check here regularly as we will keep you informed on our latest news and notes.
2019 CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS
Come dressed in your favorite costume and join in our 2019 Cosplay Competition! Winners will receive awesome prizes!
Our second annual lobby toy swap presented by TOYLANTA! Bring some toys to sell or trade Friday June 21, 2019 to the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Augusta at 10pm and swap some toys!
Our first toy photography contest presented by SPECIAL MISSION FORCE! Bring your favorite picture hard copy depicting your favorite toys for a chance to win awesome prizes!
Our second annual custom toy contest presented by CYBER CROW CUSTOMS! Bring your best custom made toys for a chance to win awesome prizes.
2019 VIPER PIT PODCAST
Listen to an interview about the the 2019 JoeFest Toy and Comic Show. 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 .
Here is an interview with our owner about our history, and some insight into our future!
JOEFEST EXCLUSIVE APPAREL
Find all your official apparel and novelties here:
2019 JOEFEST EXCLUSIVES
2019 Marauder Task Force Red Exo Suit and Exclusive Sticker Sheet
Get your exclusive red Marauder Task Force Red Exo Suit to build your armored army! And make it one of a kind with the exclusive sticker sheet! For more information see marauderinc.com
2019 Iron Basilisk
Coming to JoeFest Toy and Comic Show this June 21-22, 2019 is the Iron Basilisk by NOK’D UP Customs! Complete with all new casted parts, this will be a valued part of your Grenadiers army! A very limited supply, so don’t forget to get to our JoeFest Toy & Comic Show Preview Night which begins at 7:30 pm on Friday evening!
2019 Night Howler
The Night Howler will be sliding into JoeFest Toy & Comic Show this June 21-22, 2019 in Augusta Ga! Produced by Short_Bus_Kustoms, these vehicles will feature casted accessories by Destro4life customs/Silverback Enterprises, and a driver too! Very limited production run, be sure to get JoeFest on Friday June 21, 2019 Preview Night to secure yours!
2019 Shadow Fox
The Enemy has leaked intel on the upcoming convention exclusive by CYBER CROW Customs for the Commander . Not final art. Price points to be revealed later. Extremely limited quantities.
ROMA COLLECTIBLES EXCLUSIVE
Exclusively at the ROMA Collectibles booth!
Quantities Extremely Limited!
From Scorched Earth Creations!
MORE EXCLUSIVES COMING SOON!!!
JOEFEST proudly suggests YoJoe Outlet & Museum Center!
Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/YoJoeOutlet/
And shop the store on EBay.com at http://www.ebay.com/usr/yojoeoutlet
2018 ROBERT ATKINS JOEFEST EXCLUSIVE PRINT
JOEFEST GUESTS AND VENDORS
The legend is coming to Augusta! Meet Comics legend Larry Hama author of G.I. Joe A Real American Hero!
JoeFest Toy & Comic Show is proud to present Sgt. Slaughter this June 21-22, 2019! Please welcome this WWE Hall of Fame member and this toy icon to Augusta, GA.
RON A. RUDAT
The designer behind the Cobra sigil and so many of your favorite classic characters, Ron A. Rudat, will be right here in Augusta!
Meet the lead man from Hasbro, that is responsible for giving shape and life to the toy line!
We are so excited to share, Hank Garrett, the voiceover actor of Dial-Tone from the GI Joe Sunbow cartoon series will be making a rare southern appearance at the JoeFest Toy and Comic Show 2019 next June 21-22, 2019 in Augusta, GA!!!
Known for many roles in Knight Rider, Airwolf, and Car 54 Where Are You?, Hank is an avid comedian and also a junior Olympic Chapion along with being a professional wrestling Hall of Famer!! Come out next June to meet this multi talented and exciting actor!
Brought to you and sponsored by 80’s Toys of Princeton. Check them out on Facebook and eBay along with at their booth at the next JoeFest Toy and Comic Show!!!
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 Joefest!
Below is a link to Just Another GI Joe Show featuring Bobby Vala and his latest on his new endeavors.
We are excited and honored to announce MEGO Corp. seamstress and designer Rachel Baker will be a special guest of the JoeFest 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 about anything.
She is married to Albert Baker have 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!
GI Joe Sierra Muerte by Idw Publishing is at your local comic shop now! Don’t miss the newest storyline for GI Joe!! And contributing author Chad Bowers will be in attendance next June 21-22, 2019 in Augusta GA at JoeFest Toy and Comic Show! Chad Bowers is a writer from South Carolina. His credits include the fan-favorite Marvel Comics series X-MEN ’92, INFINITY COUNTDOWN DARKHAWK, and the original graphic novel DEADPOOL: BAD BLOOD. He’s worked for Oni Press, Dynamite Entertainment, IDW, BOOM Studios, and is currently writing INFINITY WARS: SLEEPWALKER (Marvel), YOUNGBLOOD: BLOOD WARS (Image Comics), and some other stuff that doesn’t have “WARS” in the title. He is also contributing on this newest GI Joe comic book , where he explores Larry Hama’s classic ARAH series and interviews the legend himself! Don’t miss Chad when he comes to town!
In cooperation with the Augusta Toy and Comic Show we are excited to have of fame Ninjak Vs The Valiant Universe, and Two and a Half Men, model and actress Ciera Foster, join JoeFest Toy & Comic Show this June 21-22, 2019
Keone Young is coming to Augusta, GA this June 21-22, 2019!!! Meet this legendary actor with so many accomplishments and awards. Many will remember his roles as Mr Wu in Deadwood, Commander Sato in Star Wars Rebels, and as Storm Shadow for the GI Joe cartoon. Don’t miss your chance to meet a legend!
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.
Toy illustrator Damon Batt will be in Augusta for your commissions !!
JAMES KAVANAUGH JR.
JoeFest Toy & Comic Show is excited to share that Joe author James Kavanaugh Jr. of R.A.H.C. Guide is bringing his knowledge and full filled enthusiasm to Augusta next June 21-22, 2019! Mr. Kavanaugh details every generation of 3 3/4 to 4 inch action figures and their accessories! Come on out and grab a book and an autograph and share your knowledge with him!
DAN KLINGENSMITH 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 now!
Please support his new kickstarter for Vol. 6 now!
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!
JOE COLTON COSPLAY
Because you demanded it!!!! Everyone’s favorite cosplayer is returning to Augusta, Georgia this June 21-22, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Augusta!!! Joe Colton Cosplay a favorite of many fans for her kindness and accessibility to fans will be a special guest of JoeFest Toy & Comic Show! She is also a judge for our cosplay competition as well as co-emcee for our special 50th Wedding Anniversary Dinner for the Rudats! Do not, DO NOT, miss your chance to miss her and convention EXCLUSIVE costume at the 2019 JoeFest!!! Find her on Facebook and Instagram at @joecoltoncosplay .
REVENGE CITY COSPLAY
Wes is cosplay sensation coming from Baltimore MD. He is also an EWA wrestler that is an EWA Champ and a four time EWA Cruiserweight Champ! Come out and get a picture and an autographed print!
MAGGIE’S MADNESS COSPLAY
Maggie travels to us from our nation’s capital and is an accomplished costume maker. She has featured in COSPLAY CULTURE magazine. She is also a member of the Girls of the Finest. Don’t miss your chance to meet her and get an autographed print!
MARY MERCENARY COSPLAY
Mary is also a member of the Girls of the Finest cosplay group and is an avid dog lover. She loves to cosplay and is charitable with foundations supporting pets! Come out early and meet her and get an autographed print and picture too!
MATILDA CAYNE COSPLAY
Matilda is coming to us from North Carolina is a member of the Girls of the Finest. She really enjoys cosplaying and wants to share her best costume with us! Get an autographed print and picture with her!
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.
Robert Atkins is an accomplished G.I. Joe artist at IDW Publishing and is an avid toy collector too. Come out early and get a sketch and an autographed print too!
Brian is an accomplished G.I. Joe artist for IDW PUBLISHING and will have a much anticipated cover of G.I. JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO issue number 250, released 3/28/18. We will have a limited number of this issue enable for purchase. Get it autographed! Brian will be available for commissions and have prints for autographs too!
Tom is an artist at IDW Publishing and is a huge fan of G.I. Joe. He will talk for hours about G.I. Joe with you! Come out early for the best selection and get an autographed print or commission!
JASON MARK SOBOL
Jason Mark Sobol is a freelance artist at Marvel and a collector of G.I. Joe toys . He will be available for commissions and have prints for autographs too!
Kickliy is traveling to us from France with some of the best Joe art you have ever seen. Using watercolors, inks and other paints he creates a one of a kind artwork. He also is an award winning graphic novelist for Image Comics!
Amber is an aspiring comic artist who draws G.I. Joe. She is an Instagram sensation! Come out early for a sketch and get her autograph too!
Robert Carson is bringing his catalogs and posters to JoeFest! He spends many hours creating high quality restoration to all the past GI Joe art prints and packaging and catalogs them in prints and books. You won’t want to miss him in our area! For more information please go to http://www.3djoes.com
ROMA supplies modern and vintage figures and vehicles. They also are an exclusive dealer for BOSS FIGHT STUDIOS figures and toys. For more information please go to http://www.romacollectibles.com
MARAUDER GUN RUNNERS
Marauder “Gun-Runners” will be in Augusta! And new for 2019! 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
THE TOY DEPARTMENT
JoeFest Toy & Comic Show is proud to announce Chris Neal and his The Toy Department will be in Augusta Ga this June 21-22, 2019!!!
Chris and his team is known for a huge selection, and great prices on the best GI Joe collectibles!
Please visit their storefront in Fairfield, OH, and on social media at Facebook, Instagram, and eBay too!!!
NOK’D UP CUSTOMS
One of a kind custom art vehicles for your collection!
STAR WARS MIKE CUSTOMS
Star Wars Mike Customs are bringing one of a kind custom made dioramas, accessories, and props for Joe fans to JoeFest! Don’t miss out on these great toys! For more information on Star Wars Mike please like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/starwarsmikecustoms/
HOODED COBRA COMMANDER 788
A YouTube sensation, meet the man behind the reviews!
DIO WARRIORS STORE
We are excited to bring diowarriors.com and diowarriorsstore.com to our convention June 21-22, 2019 in Augusta Ga!
Looking to create your own toy line without outsourcing to China, and want to do a smaller supply run? Diowarriors.com can do that for you! A long standing reputable toy business, they have the expertise to help you achieve your dreams!
Looking for one of a kind models and toys to create that one unique dream diorama? Diowarriorsstore.com has everything you need to enhance your collection! From small objects like kitchen accessories, to larger items like furniture, your diorama will be the envy of all collectors!
Check out there two websites diowarriorsstore.com and diowarriors.com and on Facebook at DioWarriors.com and DioWarriors Store today!
THE FINEST: A GI JOE COSTUMING CLUB
Augusta, Georgia! JoeFest is coming – June 21-22, 2019!
Don’t miss what’s shaping up to be THE premier G.I. Joe event of 2019!!!
Finest members from around the country will converge at JoeFest Toy & Comic Show! Be sure to stop by the Finest booth and help us raise money for K9s For Warriors!
An AMAZING lineup of special guests includes Larry Hama, Ron Rudat, and Sgt. Slaughter; voice actors Keone Young (Storm Shadow) and Hank Garrett (Dial-Tone); artists Robert Atkins, Tom Feister, and Adam Riches, and so much more!!!
Don’t miss out on over 15,000 square feet of toys, comics, collectibles, and guests! See you there!!!
ROMA Collectibles is returning to Augusta this June 21-22, 2019 to JoeFest Toy & Comic Show, but not with one but TWO booths of your favorite toys! Looking for past FSS, Convention, or International Joe toys? Well, this will be your change to grow your collection with the best! Searching for hard to find toys like the ROBOSKULL? ROMA Collectibles will have not one, not two, but count em! SEVEN Roboskull UK toys and countless international figures! For more information and tickets, please see our website at augustatoyandcomicshow.com . And find ROMA Collectibles on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
VENOMOUS SEA SERPENT
Mr. Garcia and his team are bringing the largest fan made aircraft carrier into production and into your home! Offered for the first time are the bridge kits and will be here at JoeFest!
STAR WARS MIKE’S CUSTOMS
Star Wars Mike’s Customs is coming to JoeFest Toy & Comic Show this June 21-22, 2019 in Augusta Ga!!!
Now you ask, why JoeFest? Mike produces only the finest custom made cosplay props, and toys. He will have Joe toys in stock. And if you are an army builder you’ll love what he will have! And unlike any you have ever seen before all at affordable prices!!! Don’t miss out on his first appearance in Augusta Ga!! For more information on Star Wars Mike Customs please check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/starwarsmikecustoms/
We are excited to announce superstar Adam Riches will be attending JoeFest Toy & Comic Show and have his art for you right here in Augusta, Ga next June 21-22, 2019 !!! Mr. Riches is an incredible artist with recent cover works for IDW Publishing BOOM! Studios WWE Publishing and Firefly, to name a few!! He also has done package art for the latest GI Joe action figures! For more on Adam, check out his Facebook page The Art of Adam Riches and AdamRiches.com as well other platforms such as AdamRiches.deviantart.com , twitter.com/ AdamRichesArt , AdamRiches.blogspot.com , linkedin.com/in/AdamRiches .
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 JoeFest Toy and Comic Show! And GI Joe character art coming soon!
Follow her on Instagram (@laurenwrightartist) and on Facebook to see all her fantasy/ fan art.
More vendors announced daily!