Our Sunday Evening Video this week is a collection of musical montages that attempt to capture the spirit of the 2014 edition of JoeLanta/The Great Atlanta Toy Convention, the huge GI Joe/toy show that we were honored to be a guest of last year.
Next weekend we do it all over again at the 2015 JoeLanta Great Atlanta Toy Convention. So this week we’re showing you this 38 minute clip to get you all hepped up. This year’s show is open to the public March 14 and 15, with special Commander’s Packages available that unlock all sorts of cool top-secret events and activities on Friday night and earlier. Plus the Commander’s Package includes an exclusive figure!
Just in case any of my readers get a wild hair to join us in all the fun, here’s the press release and info for the show. You’ll find it after the jump…
For more than a decade, JoeLanta has been an annual event bringing toy collectors and pop culture enthusiasts from across the country together in Atlanta to celebrate the joys of toys and friendship! Not only will you find vendors selling a variety of vintage and modern toys such as GI Joe, Barbie, Mego, Transformers, Star Wars, Super Powers, Masters of the Universe, a wide variety of 1:6 scale figures and accessories plus magazines, comic books & lunch boxes; but you’ll also have an opportunity to meet celebrities, see costumers and check out a variety of toy dioramas!
Starting in 2014 to keep up with our loyal fans appetite for all things Toys and Pop Culture, JoeLanta expanded to a full 2 day Convention and added The Great Atlanta Toy Convention with World known and Regional Special Guests, exciting Panels, Cosplay Contest, Custom Figure and Diorama Contests and a Car Show!
For those who want to get the full experience you may sign up for the Commanders Package to get involved in field tours and other events starting as early as Wednesday (check the Schedule of Events to see what is available). With the Commanders Package, you’ll get early-bird access to the dealer room on both Saturday and Sunday, join the gang for the GI Joe parachute drop in the lobby, and participate in festivities including Team Toy Trivia, a festival of film shorts and a concert by the band Radio Cult.
JoeLanta is different from most toy shows in several ways. First, JoeLanta is created and run by The Cody Lane Foundation; a non-profit organization who’s goal is to create The Cody Lane Memorial Toy and Diorama Museum. All proceeds from JoeLanta go directly to The Cody Lane Foundation. Second, although JoeLanta assembles one of the largest numbers of toy vendors in the United States, it is much more than just a toy show.There are costumers, dioramas, events, and more. Third, JoeLanta is a welcoming group of friends who love toys and pop culture. They are excited about talking to friends, both new and old, about their interests and they truly love to share in their joys of toys!
Stop on by and see what all the fun is about! We’ll see you there!
For more information on The Cody Lane Foundation please click here!
JoeLanta is held at:
Marriott Century Center
2000 Century Blvd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30345