In an interesting move, the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club has moved the annual Joe Con back to summer. Ever since the Club added the offiical Transformers BotCon to their slate of convention offerings, Joe Con has played second fiddle to the larger Transformer event. Traditionally held during the summer, Joe Con has instead been relegated to either a Spring or even Fall event over the past decade. Colorado also marks the return of a “Western Con”– something that hasn’t happened since the San Francisco con of 2002!
Here’s the official release text:
The 2016 G.I. Joe Collectors’ convention to be held June 16-19
in the beautiful city of Loveland, Colorado
Fort Worth, TX – October 6, 2015 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention G.I.JoeCon, announced today that next year’s amazing convention will take place at the Embassy Suites Loveland Hotel June 16 through June 19 in Loveland Colorado, just north of Denver. Fans once again will come together from across the world to celebrate another exciting year of all things G.I. Joe at this fantastic event! You can make your hotel reservations now viaGIJoeCon.com.
In the coming weeks, G.I. Joe fans will be able to register for G.I.JoeCon 2016 through the GIJoeCon.com online registration system. Fans and collectors who register for G.I.JoeCon as either a Real American Hero or General package holder will receive an exclusive convention box set, admission to the Friday private sales room experience, priority seating at all panels and seminars throughout the weekend and admittance to the Saturday night Casino Night and Awards Party. Finally, American Hero or General package attendees will also receive a special bonus G.I. Joe item to go along with their convention box set. General Admission for non-registered guests will be available on Saturday and Sunday only.
For all the information regarding the G.I.JoeCon show activities, hotel updates and the exclusive figure offerings, stay tuned to GIJoeCon.com.
So, what do you think of the date change back to a summer con? Will you be attending? Will the theme be “Rocky Mountain High“?
For more information on Loveland Colorado, check out the Loveland Convention & Visitor’s Bureau!