There’s still 3 long months before the hugely popular Joelanta show finally opens its doors once again in Atlanta, GA. <Yes!> But fortunately (especially if you’re having trouble waiting that long), fans in nearby Conyers, GA (only 27 minutes away) are now inviting collectors to attend their own “first time” toy and comic show this coming Sunday, December. 6th, at the American Legion Post 77. Organizers include two of the most trusted and reliable “veterans” of both Joelanta and GATS (the Great Atlanta Toy Show), Dutch Cummings and Marten Jallad. They hope to attract both buyers and sellers of vintage toys, comic books, games, action figures, dolls, trading cards and (according to Dutch’s poster) “a whole lot more!” Here are two comments from the show’s Facebook page:
“I’ll be there with a TON of vintage toys, playsets, GI Joes and games. I’ve been collecting for 30 years and I’m about ready to cut it loose. This will be a big show so don’t miss it!”
“Let’s get it off to a great start for our first event there and then we’ll see about growing it for next year!!” —Melanie Smith Cummings
Bottom Line: This looks to be a great new event for GIjOE, comic book and vintage toy fans (residing in the Southeastern United States) to rally behind and support. And as for Joeheads who’ve grown tired of the year-long waits in-between Joelanta gatherings, this new show should provide THEM with ample opportunity to buy, sell and trade their collectibles. Admission is just $5 per person and ages under 5 are allowed in FREE with a paid admission. If you’d like to be a vendor (i.e., seller), and are interested in purchasing tables, email: email@example.com. Tables are sold on a “first com/first paid” basis and we believe they’re already sold out, but there may still be a sort of “waiting list” for late vendors to get on (it never hurts to ask). Our best wishes to the organizers, vendors and attendees of this “first time” toy gathering in Conyers, GA. Go, Dutch and Marten!