“The Coil,” aka the Midwest GijOE Collectors’ Club, has announced they will be hosting their annual CoilCon this year on Saturday, September 8th, 2012 at Kokomo Toys, 1244 E. Morgan Street Kokomo, Indiana 46901, just 30-40 minutes north of Indianapolis off of US 31. According to the club’s official website description:
“CoilCon is the midwest’s largest GI Joe convention. Now in it’s third year, the Con continues to grow in attendance and number of special guests and vendors. The past few years have seen a great mix of hanging out with the community, CoilCon Exclusives, swap meets, great vendors, Joe Con and SDCC Exclusive give-aways, and so much more. The grill will be going for lunch with hot dogs provided. Feel free to bring your own meat, sides, chips, or whatever. Cold water and soda will be available for $1.00 each. You are welcome to bring a cooler of your own beverages if you prefer.Door prizes will be available throughout the day. 2011’s prizes included SDCC Zaranna and Variant as well as the Crimson HISS. 2012’s prizes are not yet announced but looking to be just as special. Also, CoilCon has all-day raffles where you can bring items to be put in and get a ticket for each which will allow you to select items out of the community pile of loot throughout the day. One item per ticket. Come out and be apart of this year’s event. Admission is FREE! Don’t miss it!”
Bottom Line: The Coil is mainly a 3.75″ GIjOE collecting group, but they do have a few 12″ fans involved as well and there’s always room for more. Sounds like a good time!