The Collector’s Club sent out a quick update this morning in regards to the Convention. Looks like there is going to be a strong attendance this year for the Convention which says a lot of the fandom and the support they are giving the club for the last convention. Please see the email below for all the information in regards to registration, the Con set and the hotel availability.
From the Collector’s Club
I hope to see all of you at the final Collector’s Club G.I. Joe Convention in June!
What a great weekend this will be!
After registration being available for only ONE week, the response has surpassed even our strongest past shows:
The American Hero’s Golden Ticket packages are sold out. The Thursday Custom Class is sold out. There are 12 seats in the Wednesday Class available. The Homefront Hero’s packages are sold out. The American Hero packages are 90% sold through (not many left). The General’s Golden Ticket packages are sold out. The General’s packages are 60% sold through. The Base Commander’s packages are 45% sold through. The Marauders’ loose sets are sold out.
If we have sets available when we get closer to the convention, we will move them to the non-attending cue. Currently, we must keep them in the attending cue for members that are coming to the convention.
We have added more rooms at the Staybridge Hotel, please use the information at GIJoeCon.com. If you have a problem with getting a room, please let know as we think they can still add some more rooms to the block.
If you collect GI Joe, you owe it to yourself and your collecting friends to be at this show! GIJoeCon.com
Hasbro has made it pretty clear throughout the year that they have no intention of setting up a booth at the New York Comic Con. They seem pretty adamant that SDCC is where they want to make their convention presence known, but I think some folks were holding out hope that perhaps something would turn around and Hasbro just might show up in New York City next week.
Well, Jay from Marvelous News has reached out to Hasbro, and they confirmed that while they are doing seminars for Transformers and My Little Pony, there will not be a Hasbro booth at the show, there will be no special exclusives, and no product shown during the Convention itself.
But don’t despair yet, Joe fans.
Jay also reports (and I can confirm, as I also received notification of this) that even though Hasbro will not have a booth at NYCC, there will be an event prior to the show revealing some previously unseen product for Transformers, Kre-O, Star Wars, Marvel, and… yes… G.I. Joe. This event will be the evening of October 10th, which is next Wednesday.
Should we expect to see a lot of new stuff? No, probably not, but just the fact that we might see some previously unrevealed G.I. Joe items is reason enough to celebrate and look forward to next week.
Unfortunately I will be in Las Vegas for business, so I cannot make the show myself, but I will live vicariously through Jay, and through the other sites that will likely be covering the event. Can’t wait to see what shows up! Check out the post on Marvelous News for a little more detail.
Granted I haven’t been paying a lot of attention online over the past 24 hours, but to my knowledge these further details about Convention seminars haven’t really been discussed. Starting on Friday and running through Sunday, the various seminars and panels have been a destination for Convention goers every year. Looks like this year is no different. In fact, it looks like we have some VERY exciting news coming up for the Hasbro panels with two special announcements and reveals! Excellent.
Be sure to stay tuned to GeneralsJoes.com for the latest and greatest.
Here are some details on the seminars we’ll be seeing, according to the write up in the 2012 Convention Comic:
Behind-the scenes of G.I. Joe: Retaliation – Hasbro (Saturday 10:00 – 10:50am)
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of G.I. Joe: Retaliation! Hasbro GI Joe designer, Logan Lubera, will share his experience of being embedded directly on the set of the new movie! Find the inside scoop on how Logan and Hasbro partnered with Paramount Pictures, director Jon Chu, and actors Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis to bring an authentic GI Joe experience to life on the big screen. From script development to costume, vehicle, and weapon design, Logan will share his ultimate G.I. Joe adventure and answer your questions about the making of the movie!
Insider’s Guide t0 the G.I. Joe 2013 Product Line…including a special SNEAK PEEK! – Hasbro (Saturday 11:00am – 11:50am)
Join Hasbro’s lead G.I. Joe designer John Warden and Global Marketing Leader Derryl DePriest in a roundtable discussion where they will answer your questions about the 2013 line and give first hand insight into what is going on with the brand both present and future. Be the first to hear not one, but TWO exciting new announcements for the G.I. Joe product line. You won’t want to miss this exciting reveal!
G.I. Joe Collectors Club (Saturday 3:00pm – 3:50pm)
Join the Club staff as they answer your burning questions about the club, figure creation, manufacturing and the announcement of future exclusives! Panel hosts – Brian Savage, Lanny Lathem, David S. Lane, and Pete Sinclair.
IDW’s G.I. Joe: Real American Heroes (Saturday 4:00pm – 4:50pm)
What’s coming up on IDW’s G.I. Joe, and G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero titles? Editor Carlos Guzman will discuss new storylines in store for the G.I. Joe books and the return of fan-favorite characters. There’ll be some new surprises as well…after all, Oktober is Coming!
GIJCC Magazine and Comic Q & A (Friday 12:00pm – 12:50pm)
For the latest scoop on the GIJCC Magazine and an inside look at this year’s Convention comic “G.I. Joe VS Cobra Issue 5: Operation Bear Trap”, be sure to check out this panel hosted by David S. Lane.
G.I. Joe: Special Ops – Bringing the battle between G.I. JOE and COBRA Online (SyFy Games/Hasbro) (Saturday 1:00pm – 1:50pm)
Get an inside look at the conception, creation and development of the G.I. JOE: Special Ops game. Learn about how the SyFy Games (publisher), Artplant (developer) and Hasbro teams joined forces to create the first-ever multiplayer online game for G.I. JOE. Hear how the characters were selected and created for a 3D digital world as well as which characters will be added to the game next!
Of course, there are also many other great seminars being shown, like the 1982 panel from Kirk Bozigian, the Costume Play panel from Cobra’s Finest, Operation: Shooting Star! which showcases how some of the awesome 90’s era themed brands came about. There are also the voice actor panels, Mark Bellomo’s informative presentation, and the Art of G.I. Joe with Rod Whigham and Larry Selman. The full schedule of events for the Convention weekend and the seminars can be found at GIJoeCon.com right here.