JoeDeclassified Booth: JOECON 2012
Joe Declassified is very excited to bring you and invite you to the
Joe Declassified Booth at JoeCon 2012!!!!
If you’re not familiar with Joe Declassified or the Joe Declassified Booth, please visit JoeDeclassified.com and JoeDeclassified.com/forum or seek out previous Joe Declassified Booth related threads across the forums.
The Joe Declassified Booth staff, contributors, and volunteers have spent the last year-plus discovering, accumulating, and organizing some amazing G.I. Joe history from the past 30 years, to debut at this year’s convention. You will see things that pretty much no one has seen before as well as things that pretty much no one has seen before outside of a catalog or magazine photo or panel.
There will be prototypes, artwork, international grails, vintage rarities, completely unknown items that up to this point still remain unidentified, samples of unproduced and unreleased concepts both 2 and 3 dimensional, rare non-toy and role-play items (both preproduction and beyond). You can expect items and concepts from 1982 onward (if not earlier): ARAH, Star Brigade, Sgt. Savage, Extreme, Battle Corps Rangers, Sigma 6, 25th Anniversary, etc. You will see items that range from samples of the earliest steps in the preproduction process to previously unseen or rarely photographed preproduction variations. There will of course be some returning artifacts from previous years, as well as things that have surfaced and have been documented recently, but have not yet made their Joe Declassified Booth debut up until now. This is your chance to experience these things, upfront and in person, and to be able to talk about them with the collectors who have dedicated their time and efforts to discovering and documenting the history of G.I. Joe.
We hope everyone attending the convention will come by to see what we have on display and we hope you will come and talk to us and ask us questions about what is in the booth. Of course we do this in part so that people can see these things, but we really do it in hopes that you’ll engage us in conversation. So please come talk to us. Please ask us questions!!!!!
We will of course have a NEW issue of the FREE Joe Declassified Magazine at the booth for you to take home. You can download previous issues at JoeDeclassified.com if you need to catch up. We ask that you do NOT sell these magazines. The magazine is fueled solely by donations and no one gets paid for writing the articles or providing content. Joe Declassified is a not-for-profit organization and so we ask that if you do NOT want your copy of the magazine, to please GIVE it to someone who might. Please do NOT sell it on ebay or anywhere else.
NO PHOTOS are allowed to be taken at the Joe Declassified Booth. The items in the booth are donated by volunteers and staff and out of respect for said contributors, we ask that NO photographs are taken of what is in the booth. The booth and its contents are also meant to be something exclusive to convention attendees. There have also been issues in the past with people photographing things in the booth and trying to use those images to turn a profit. So for several reasons, we must request that you do NOT take any photos of the Joe Declassified Booth nor the items displayed within. Some of what is being shown in the booth this year, will be uploaded to the new JoeDeclassified.com archives, JoeIntel.com, and YoJoe.com, or will be shown through the Joe Declassified Podcast (http://www.podbean.com/jdso
). So while we do NOT allow pictures of the items in the booth, some of the things revealed at JoeCon, will show up elsewhere, very soon.
We do NOT sell anything at the Joe Declassified Booth. Nothing is for sale. Everything is for display only.
This year we will have TWO entire booths dedicated to Joe Declassified. Make sure you come back each day as we like to try and rotate the selection as the weekend progresses. What is on display Friday may not be on display the following day. What we show off on Saturday might not have been there the day before. Again, we are very happy and eager to talk about anything and everything in the booth. So please feel free to ask questions or just open a dialogue with us. Don’t be shy. You’re not bothering us, and we are there for YOU. We hope you are as excited as we are!!!!!!
See you in NOLA,
The Hidden World of G.I. Joe.