05/17/2018 - We are very excited to announce that Larry Selman will also be our guest artist for the official 2018 convention! He specializes in realistic military artwork and produced over fifty paintings for Hasbro’s G.I. Joe 12-inch Classic Collection. In addition, his art has adorned several of our official GIJoeCon 12-inch boxed sets, including the 2018 Green Beret Machine Gun Outpost. Get more details about his illustration work by reading his full bio on the Guests page!
Also, the Staybridge has added a few more rooms to our block. Available rooms will only be held until May 30th!
05/15/2018 - We have posted a preview of the box artwork for our 3 3/4" GIJoeCon Boxed Figure Set! It features the full Slaughter's Marauders unit on display: Sgt. Smasher takes the squad leader position with his highly specialized soldiers for a fast attack, ground assault into enemy territory to combat the devious COBRA forces of Python Patrol.
Click on the Con Exclusives page to see the preview of the 3 3/4" RAH box artwork!
05/11/2018 - It's that time once again customizers and G.I. Joe fanatics! The GIJCC Official Convention is just around the corner, and we have the details on this year's Custom Class character and build.
You will be adding a much requested character to your squad with our Red Shadows Trooper! Included in the kit this year is a BRAND NEW updated head sculpt by longtime collaborator Gigabread as well as a unique (secret!) original sculpt weapon for completing the figure during the class. The kit also includes an assault rifle, satchel charge, torso and hardware, bloused BDU skirt and removable harness.
See a full preview of the figure parts and read more details about the parts needed from the Customizing Class page!
04/30/2018 - We are pleased to announce that our guest artist for the official 2018 convention is Adam Riches! Since 2013, Adam has illustrated the packaging art and file cards of over fifty G.I. Joe action figures for the official G.I. Joe Collectors' Club. He also currently works for IDW Publishing, where he has illustrated comic book covers for several Hasbro titles including: G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, ROM, Micronauts, and Revolution.
Get more details about his illustration work by reading his full bio on the Guests page!
04/16/2018 - We received the first samples from our 12" GIJoeCon Boxed Figure Set and the previews have finally made their way online. So take a look at the 2018 convention exclusive: Green Beret Machine Gun Outpost and all that comes in this amazing homage to this retailer exclusive from the 1960s!
Click on the Con Exclusives page to see all the previews from the two-figure 12" Green Beret box set!
04/03/2018 - We have another historical Special Guest announcement: Kurt Groen will be at the show! He designed and developed all sizes of G.I. Joe, from the 3 3/4" to the 12" Hall of Fame and Classic Collection, including Sgt. Savage and his Screaming Eagles, along with G.I. Joe: Extreme during his time working at Hasbro, Inc. His likeness was also used for the 1992 Oktober Guard: Big Bear action figure.
Get more details about the work he did for the G.I. Joe toy line by reading his full bio on the Guests page!
03/14/2018 - We are very excited to announce the next Special Guest: David Kunitz will be at the show! He designed many of the 3 3/4-inch G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero vehicles through the 80s and into the 90s. David then went on to become vice president of design for boys toys at Hasbro, Inc. His likeness was used for both Dreadnok: Thrasher and Eco Warriors: Ozone on both the vintage and modern era action figures. You can read his full bio on the Guests page.
Also, we have a third hotel block at The Westin Chattanooga, which is a couple of blocks away from the convention. Click on the Hotel menu button for full details!
03/12/2018 - We have had a fantastic response to this year's convention for both attending and non-attending packages and really appreciate your enthusiasm! We have great news! The factory was able to slightly increase the number of 3 3/4" sets being made! If you are interested in an attending or non-attending set, you can now order on the Registration page. You can also sign up for the 12" attending and non-attending set as well. There are also a few Exhibitor booths still available.
We have a third hotel block at another property that is a couple of blocks away, but we are currently waiting on them to set up the reservation portal. Should happen sometime this week. If you collect GI Joe, you owe it to yourself and your collecting friends to be at this show!
Keep watching this page for additional Special Guest updates!
02/22/2018 - Click on the Con Exclusives page for the final figure preview from the Python Peril: Marauders to the Rescue! 3 3/4" Box Set. Welcome Sgt. Smasher, a NEW and truly unique Slaughter's Marauders character that features an exclusive head sculpt with removable Drill Instructor hat. He takes the squad leader position and selects highly specialized soldiers for a rescue mission into enemy territory to combat Major Bludd and his Python Patrol team!
Also, we will be showcasing the 12" Green Beret Machine Gun Outpost box set as soon as we receive approved samples!
02/20/2018 - After taking command of Cobra's Python Patrol, the nefarious Major Bludd uses their stealth capabilities and infiltrates the location of the original Slaughter's Marauders Commander. Find out how the story plays out in this year's official convention comic and make sure to visit the Con Exclusives page for previews of the 15-figure 3 3/4" box set!
Keep checking our FAQ for answers to your submissions and watch here for more official show news updates!
02/15/2018 - As part of the Slaughter's Marauders rescue team, the Native American mystic warrior Spirit Iron-Knife and his eagle companion Freedom must utilize their tracking skills to hunt down Cobra's Python Patrol and the devious Major Bludd. Keep checking the Con Exclusives page for updates!
There are two more exclusive action figure previews left to showcase from the 15-figure 3 3/4" box set!
02/13/2018 - Our next exclusive figure preview features the highly requested RE-TOOL of the dual cannon directed energy weapons system with a control arm and power generation backpack. Click on the Con Exclusives page for the last Python Patrol 2.0 troop builder from the 15-figure 3 3/4" box set!
Keep checking our FAQ for answers to your submissions and watch here for more official show news updates!
02/09/2018 - When the new Slaughter's Marauders squad leader needed another heavy hitter added to the roster, he recruited Hardball and his multi-shot grenade launcher to assist with their covert rescue operation against Cobra's Python Patrol. Click on the Con Exclusives page to see the next preview from the 15-figure 3 3/4" box set!
Also, the Staybridge Hotel block is now SOLD OUT. We are investigating a third hotel in the area, so please watching for future emails and website updates.
02/08/2018 - We've had a fantastic response to this year's convention for both attending/non-attending packages and the 3 3/4" sets are SOLD OUT! Currently, we believe that we will be able to increase the production run for both 3 3/4" boxed and loose sets (attending and non-attending). However, our contacts in China have now shut down for Chinese New Year. We have requested that they increase our production run (which won't happen for another couple of months).
It will take a few weeks until we have confirmation back from them concerning our request. Chinese New Year runs through the first week in March. Each factory has a different schedule as to when they return to work. In the meantime, if you are interested in an 3 3/4" attending, non-attending or a loose set, please let us know by putting yourself on the wait list.
Please DO NOT CALL about the list. We will notify you about processing your request when the additional quantities are available. You will receive a confirmation email that you are on the list. If you have already contacted us and were told that we have placed you on the wait list, you do not need to email us. Please don't get on the list 2x. The list will be worked in the order it was received.
Please place in the title of the email one of the following: American Hero wait list, Homefront Hero wait list, Attending loose set wait list, Non-attending loose set wait list. In the body of the email please provide your full name and phone number. Being on the wait list does NOT guarantee that you will get what you requested, as we may exhaust the additional quantities ordered.
In addition, the 12" attending and non-attending sets are still available. However, do not order a 12" attending set and hope that we will swap it for the 3 3/4" set. We will not swap sets.
02/07/2018 - 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 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. The Homefront Hero's packages are sold out. And not many left of the American Hero packages.
Keep checking our FAQ for more updates and the Con Exclusives page for the next Python Patrol 2.0 troop builder figure preview from the 15-figure 3 3/4" box set!
02/05/2018 - Slaughter's Marauders is a highly specialized, fast attack, ground assault unit that is ready to strike back against Cobra's Python Patrol. These team members lead the frontal assault wearing three-color camouflage that enables them to successfully blend into their enemies environment while conducting offensive maneuvers or covert rescue operations.
Click on the Con Exclusives page to see the next Slaughter's Marauders team member!
02/01/2018 - Our Convention set registrations are severely depleted after 2 days! The American Hero's Golden Ticket packages are sold out. The Thursday Custom Class is sold out. The Homefront Hero's packages are sold out. The American Hero packages are 60% sold through. The General's Golden Ticket packages are 97% sold through. The General's packages are 35% sold through. The Base Commander's packages are 30% sold through. The Marauders' loose sets are 90% sold through. 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.
Also, check out the first Python Patrol 2.0 troop builder figure preview from the 15-figure 3 3/4" box set on the Con Exclusives page!
01/30/2018 - Convention Registration is now LIVE! We have also added the first Convention Exclusive 3 3/4" figure preview along with the 2018 GIJoeCon apparel that is available to pre-order. Click on the Registration menu button to secure your convention package!
Check out the Con Exclusives page to see the first Slaughter's Marauders team member and our exclusive apparel line-up!
01/23/2018 - The Official 2018 G.I. Joe Collectors' Convention brochure is now available ONLINE! You can read all the information about the show events, packages and check out the details on both of the convention exclusive 3 3/4-inch and 12-inch action figure box sets. Click on the Information menu button to view the PDF file!
Keep watching this page for both of the box sets previews and convention registration!
10/23/2017 - By popular demand, a second hotel location has been added at the Staybridge Suites Downtown Chattanooga. Please call this hotel directly at 423-267-0900, or through the Central Reservations System at 800-238-8000. The Staybridge rate is $154 for 2 doubles and it's about a block further from the convention site than the Marriott.
Click on the Hotel menu button for more details!
08/22/2017 - We are thrilled to announce that we have our primary hotel location at the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown in Tennessee. You can start making plans to attend and get your room reservations for the official 2018 G.I. Joe Collectors' Convention. Click on the Hotel menu button!
Watch for more official 2018 convention news and announcements in the New Year!