If you’ve been keeping up with PopCult you know that your Popculteer just returned from his annual trip to JoeLanta and The Great Atlanta Toy Convention. The trip was a blast. This year the PopCult crew consisted of yours truly, Mrs. PopCulteer Melanie Larch and our good friend, Lee Harrah. The 2016 JoeLanta and The Great Atlanta Toy Convention was a rousing success.
We returned with tons of video and photos (and I had to spend all day Tuesday finishing magazine assignments so I’m already behind schedule), and over the next week we plan to bring the entire JoeLanta experience to you.
Today was spent transferring video to the computer (it took almost two hours) and tonight we bring you a quick photo essay. The plan is to start posting video tomorrow, with our coverage filling up PopCult until at least next Wednesday. We will bring you panels, music, footage of the dealers and diorama rooms and of course the famous action figure parachute drop.
Mixed in with our coverage of JoeLanta and The Great Atlanta Toy Convention will be all our regular PopCult features, including lots of extra STUFF TO DO to make up for all the slacking off that we’ve been doing for the last month while indulging in our toy habit. After we bid farewell to JoeLanta, we will get back to posting video from our trip to Toy Fair last month.
Tomorrow look for the JoeLanta and The Great Atlanta Toy Convention State Of The Hobby Roundtable video. All weekend long we plan to post panels devoted to Monster High, Talking GI Joe Repair, Transformers, Big Jim, Toy Stories, and more. We’ll also run performances by Possum Kingdom Ramblers and Radio Cult, and their surprise guests. You will hear from Larry Hama, the creator of The Real American Hero GI Joes. Our recap will try to show a little bit of everything, but we’ll also post extended video of the dioramas and the dealers rooms. Saturday we plan to run a huge photo essay of the diorama room.
2016 was the biggest year yet for JoeLanta and The Great Atlanta Toy Convention and if you couldn’t make it, PopCult will be the next best thing to being there.