JoeFest Toy & Comic Show

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

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Come dressed in your favorite costume and join in our 2019 Cosplay Competition! Winners will receive awesome prizes!

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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!

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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!

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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 .

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Toy-Wizards.com 

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

JOEFEST EXCLUSIVE APPAREL

Find all your official apparel and novelties here:

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2019 JOEFEST EXCLUSIVES

2019 VIP EXCLUSIVE “TOMMY” MODERN AND O-RING FIGURES

Card art by Jason Mark Sobol and packages by Anthony Montanarella.

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RON A. RUDAT DINNER EXCLUSIVE

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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! Also for Agency Ops legs! For more information see marauderinc.com

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2019 CUSTOM CLASS EXCLUSIVE

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2019 COSPLAY EXCLUSIVE

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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!

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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!

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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.

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2019 KICKLIY EXCLUSIVE PRINTS

ROMA COLLECTIBLES EXCLUSIVE

Exclusively at the ROMA Collectibles booth!

Quantities Extremely Limited!

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2019 ANTHONY MONTANARELLA EXCLUSIVE ART PRINTS

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BROCA CUSTOMS

“THE TRAITOR” by Broca Customs, is coming to JoeFest Toy and Comic Show this June 21-22, 2019 in Augusta Ga!!!
Artwork by the legendary Joe del Beato, formerly of the Marvel GI Joe Order of Battle run. These figures will be limited to 25 and available at the exclusives table in the main entrance.

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WHITE ELEPHANT TOYZ

Coming to JoeFest Toy & Comic Show this June 21-22, 2019 in Augusta Ga is the Viper Commander codename: La Noche Negra!!!

Find him at the White Elephant Toyz tables to secure yours! These will surely sellout, as they have a limited quantity!

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“DANGER ON THE GREENS”

Here is a sneak peek from AT-KY of regular (black shirt) and limited/chase (red shirt) figures from the Joefest Exclusive 12-inch set “Danger on the Greens!” The set will pay homage to the nearby Augusta golf event, as well as the classic GI Joe Adventure Team Green Danger accessory set. Brought to you by Kentuckiana Toy Expo at https://kygijoe.com

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COMING SOON!

From Scorched Earth Creations!

The Unmasked Commando, will be available in limited quantities at JoeFest!

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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

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2018 ROBERT ATKINS JOEFEST EXCLUSIVE PRINT

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JOEFEST GUESTS AND VENDORS

 

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LARRY HAMA

The legend is coming to Augusta! Meet Comics legend Larry Hama author of G.I. Joe A Real American Hero!

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SGT. SLAUGHTER

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.

 

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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!

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KIRK BOZIGIAN

Meet the lead man from Hasbro, that is responsible for giving shape and life to the toy line!

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HANK GARRETT

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!!!
https://www.facebook.com/80stoysprincetonwv

BOBBY VALA

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.

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RACHEL BAKER

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:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtss_oGsjzdNWPvJtn51L4w

When she is not sewing for Mego she is painting, casting heads, and sewing. It’s a daily thing and she love’s it!

CHAD BOWERS

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!

BILL NEDROW

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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KEONE YOUNG

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!

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MATTHEW ATCHLEY

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.

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ANTHONY MONTANARELLA

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 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!

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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!
https://www.kickstarter.com/…/375-joe-creating-gijoe-a-real…

For more information please visit https://creatinggijoe.com and https://334inchjoe.com

 

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MARK BELLOMO

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! 

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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 .

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REVENGE CITY COSPLAY

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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

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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

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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

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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!

FOXSILONG 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.

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ROBERT ATKINS

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 SHEARER

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 FEISTER

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

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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 JEMMY

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!

3DJOES.COM

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 COLLECTIBLES

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!!!

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NOK’D UP CUSTOMS

One of a kind custom art vehicles for your collection!

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STAR WARS MIKE 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/

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HOODED COBRA COMMANDER 788

A YouTube sensation, meet the man behind the reviews!

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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! 

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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!!!

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ROMA COLLECTIBLES

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!

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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/

 

ADAM RICHES

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 . 

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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!