Poester Southzen sent in an email asking to spread the word about CoilCon, the annual convention of the Midwest-based G.I. Joe fan club Coil Club. Now in its sophomore year, the 2011 CoilCon will be held in late July at Kokomo Toys and Collectibles in Kokomo, Indiana.
From the press release:
The 2nd annual COIL Con GI Joe Swap Meet and Get Together will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Admission is FREE and open to the public. There will be FREE hot dogs and drinks throughout the day in addition to great prizes, giveaways, games for the kids and contests for adults.
Like last year, Joe fans from all around the Midwest will be bringing GI Joe related items to sell and trade in our FREE vendor tents. That’s right, there is NO charge for vendor set up!! Even if you are not a vendor and want to sell some items, there will be tables for private sellers too!
Fans from far away as Utah and many online community regulars from Hiss Tank, Joe Battlelines, Joe Sightings, YoJoe, Joe Intel, Joe Declassified and Terrordome attended COIL Con I sharing rare and prototype pieces of their collections.
We are pleased to announce the second of our special guest joining us this year. Pre-production collector and Modern Era “documentarian” Gary Head will be on hand to join in the festivities of the day. We will also be joined by published author James Kavanaugh, Jr., with copies of his new GI Joe reference guide! See our GUEST page on the menu bar for more details.
Available THIS year will be a Convention Exclusive COIL Commando, Codename: Sidewinder. Quantity will be extremely limited. Price has not yet been announced. It will only be available at COIL Con II!
Come early to shop, stay late for the conversation! COIL Con II will be a GREAT TIME!