The PopCult Toybox
Up above you see a really neat promo clip for JoeLanta/The Great Atlanta Toy Show. This is the work of Tim and Lisa Weedn of Studio Joe, and it’s particularly cool to see because they’re hosting the film festival part of this year’s annual convention for die-hard GI Joe collectors. We’re going to be treated to a new Studio Joe epic, as well.
Your PopCulteer will be making his third trip to JoeLanta this year, and in the coming weeks you will see tons of video and photos. We hope to bring you some great panel discussions, diorama footage and even cool musical guests, as we have in previous years.
Visit the JoeLanta website if you want to make a spur-of-the-moment trip down South for the fun. It’s a better vacation than Acapulco because there’s toys and last year they had a replica of the TV Batmobile–the real one, not some goofy-looking rocket car that was just painted to look almost like one. The pop culture car show returns this year!
If the tense in the posts you read here in PopCult seem a tad wonky over the next week, chalk it up to them mostly being written in advance. I will be able to update the blog from the road, but I don’t know for sure if I’ll have the time, so I’m cooking your meals in advance and leaving them in the fridge with instructions for how to re-heat them. Please don’t blow anything up or bring in a deluge of snow the way you did the last time I left town for a few days.
ONWARD to JOELANTA!