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.
MARAUDER MAYHEM 2020
Hey Marauder GR Supporters!
You are invited to be part of the FIRST ever “Marauder-Mayhem” event at the upcoming June 2020 JOEFEST 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
-Limited Edition Tooling test shot samples of NEW & UNRELEASED Marauder items for EACH attendee.
-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!
JOEFEST EXCLUSIVE APPAREL
Find all your official apparel and novelties here:
2020 JOHN ROYLE EXCLUSIVE ART 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.
Dr. Mindbender is coming to JoeFest 2020 in Augusta, GA, June 27-28, 2020! Brian Cummings is his name and you better do as he commands! You’ll also know Mr. Cummings from Duck Tales, Beauty and the Beast, 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!
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!
Please welcome the fabulous John Royle, the cover artist on the IDW Publishing series G.I. Joe A Real American Hero! Our convention is June 27-28, 2020 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!
Follow John Royle on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/johnroyleart/?hl=en
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 27-28, 2020 in Augusta, Georgia at the new Augusta Convention Center located at 901 Reynolds Street!
Zartan was quoted in G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) as citing the North Korean Leader as the “Little Guy,” but he is giant to us! Please welcome actor Augustus Cho to JoeFest Toy & Comic Show June 27-28, 2020 at the new Augusta Convention Center!
Be there as he will be available for autographs, photo ops, and a one of a kind panel in which we talk and answer questions about the Retaliation movie!
Also look for an all new action figure from Scorched Earth Creations and Level 7 Toys to be unveiled at JoeFest, perfect for autographs!
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! Valaverse is a 6 inch military inspired toy line. Meet the Valaverse creator, grab an Action Force t-shirt, and see the prototype paintmasters for the first time right here in Augusta! For more information see their website at https://valaverse.com
Below is a link to Just Another GI Joe Show featuring Bobby Vala and his latest on his new endeavors.
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!
Bobby Nash is an award-winning author. He writes novels (Snow, Evil Ways, Deadly Games!, Nightveil: Crisis at the Crossroads of Infinity), comic books (Edgar Rice Burroughs’ At The Earth’s Core, Domino Lady, Operation: Silver Moon), short fiction (Mama Tried, Domino Lady, Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, The Avenger), and the odd short screenplay (Starship Farragut “Conspiracy of Innocence, Hospital Ship Marie Curie “Under Fire”). Bobby is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers. He occasionally appears in movies and TV shows, usually standing behind your favorite actor and sometimes they let him act. Recently, he was seen in Creepshow, Joe Stryker, Doom Patrol, The Outsider, Ozark, Lodge 49, Slutty Teenage Bounty Hunters, and more. He also draws from time to time.
He was named Best Author in the 2013 Pulp Ark Awards. Rick Ruby, a character co-created by Bobby & Sean Taylor also snagged Best New Pulp Character of 2013. Bobby has been nominated for the 2014 New Pulp Awards and Pulp Factory Awards for his work. Bobby’s novel, Alexandra Holzer’s Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt won a Paranormal Literary Award in the 2015 Paranormal Awards. The Bobby Nash penned episode of Starship Farragut “Conspiracy of Innocence” won the Silver Award in the 2015 DC Film Festival. Bobby’s novel, Snow Drive was nominated for Best Novel in the 2018 Pulp Factory Awards. Bobby’s story in The Ruby Files Vol. 2 “Takedown” won the 2018 Pulp Factory Award for Best Short Story.
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 GI Joe ARAH comic book!
He has also worked on many of the industry’s largest comic series including Doc Savage, Flash, Star Trek, Punisher, Betty & Veronica, the Phantom, Transformers, and many more!
JASON MARK SOBOL
Please welcome Topps and Marvel artist Jason Mark Sobol to Augusta GA, June 27-28, 2020! 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!
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.
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! 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!
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!
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 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
DIME NOVEL LEGENDS
We are proud to announce Chicken Fried Toys – Dime Novel Legends will be attending JoeFest Toy and Comic Show this June 27-28, 2020!!
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.
Wave 1.5 is up for preorder now and includes: The Prospector, The Head Honcho, The Gunfighter, The Sheriff, and The Vaquero. They will be arriving stateside during the Summer.
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
THE TOY DEPARTMENT
JoeFest Toy & Comic Show is proud to announce Chris Neal and his The Toy Department will be in Augusta Ga!
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!!!
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 27-28, 2020 in Augusta Ga!
Looking to create your own toy line without outsourcing to China, and want to do a smaller supply run? Diowarriors 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 and on Facebook at DioWarriors and DioWarriors Store today!
Please welcome Mattsquatch Customs to Augusta! Find the classic 12 inch, 3 3/4 inch and new modern 4 inch Joes, as well as Star Wars and custom made toys! Also stock your action figure with accessories! Find them on Facebook:
THE FINEST: A GI JOE COSTUMING CLUB
Don’t miss what’s shaping up to be THE premier G.I. Joe event of 2020.
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!
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!