The PopCult Toybox
The dioramas at Joelanta and The Great Atlanta Toy Convention embody the true spirit of convention’s beneficiary, The Cody Lane Memorial Toy and Diorama Museum, a space dedicated to preserving the artistry and celebrating the educational value of creative play. Since Dioramas are sort of the raison d’être of JoeLanta, your PopCulteer decided to re-present this post from last year, right after we got back from the big show.
In the above video you can see all of our raw footage of the 2016 diorama room, set to music by Chuck Biel’s Punk Jazz (Chuck gave me permission to use this fantastic music).
Below you will find a rather large photo essay with pictures of almost every entry in the diorama and custom figure contest. Eariler last year we posted a photo essay of Mike Gardner’s Route 66 diorama. You’ll see more of it in the video.
I do need to apologize for an unfortunate omission. The video we shot of Steve Bugg’s enormous Star Wars diorama (seen above right), which was set up in the dealer’s area, glitched and was not usable, so his remarkable display is not properly represented in the video. We have a few photos to lead off this photo essay, but I want to direct your attention to the Wanderlust Atlanta blog, which has more photos of Steve’s masterpiece. If more folks post photos and video of Steve’s work, we’ll link to it.
This is just a bonus to show off the artistry that goes into JoeLanta and The Great Atlanta Toy Convention. There is amazing work on display all over the convention, and in the custom figure contest, which is overseen by my buddy, Dave Matteson.Keep checking PopCult all week for more details on this great toy show.