Last weekend the East Coast was treated to the New Jersey Collector’s Convention but this week it’s the Midwest’s turn! Coil Con IV is coming to Kokomo Indiana on Saturday, August 24!
An annual tradition that has grown in attendance over the past four years, Coil Con promises a day filled with G.I. Joe, G.I. Joe, and more G.I. Joe. The JoeDeclassified travelling exhibit will be in attendance, featuring concept art, prototypes, and all manner of insight into the world of design for our favorite Real American Heroes. AVAC’s Lab will be on hand with custom cast parts. Kokomo Toys is slated to have G.I. Joe Retaliation wave 3 in stock. Numerous other dealers including ROMA Collectibles will be onsite to help fill in any holes in fans’ current collections. Plus, they’ll be FREE hot dogs! Starting at 9:00am EST on the grounds of Kokomo Toys, it promises to be an exciting day under the Coil Tent!
This year’s guest list includes a roster of personalities from across the Joe fandom including:
- James Kavanaugh, author of the popular RAHC Guide
- Gary Godsoe, host of “What’s on Joe Mind” podcast
- Mike Irizarry, host/resident “sarcastician” of the “What’s on Joe Mind” podcast
- Gary Head “Gyre-Viper”, G.I. Joe archivist and collection curator for JoeDeclassified.com
No Joe Convention would be complete without some sort of exclusive item to take home and Coil Con IV is no exception. This year, fans can purchase the following limited-availability items:
- Cobra Naja Bhoot with motorcycle vs. Jesse Mach with Street Hawk – $125.00 (Featuring head sculpt by Coby Brown!)
- Naja Bhoot 28mm gaming miniature produced by Bryan K. Borgman creator of Kaiju-Kaos
- Naja Bhoot exclusive print from attending artist Sean Forney
For more information on attending this exciting regional gathering, check out the official website: CoilCon.com! Check back on Monday for some pictures of the event itself.