Officer member Slaymaker attended Coil Con III this Saturday and has graciously provided us with Intel. Slaymaker and his family made the trip from Iowa to attend the convention driving over 7 hours avoiding unusual traffic for the Iowa area including President Obama himself! Slaymaker had the chance to meet comic artist Robert Atkins, watch the world premiere of episode 1 of the anticipated G.I.Joe fan film G.I. Joe: Initiate, and spend quality time with fellow collectors.
For those that aren’t familiar with Coil Con, here is a description of the Convention:
The CoilCon is the Midwest’s largest GI Joe convention. Now in its third year, the Con continues to grow in attendance and in the number of special guests and vendors. The past years’ conventions have been a great mix of hanging out with the community, CoilCon Exclusives, swap meets, great vendors, Joe Con and SDCC Exclusive giveaways, and much more. Come out and be a part of this year’s event. Admission is FREE!
Below is a quote from Mrs. Slaymaker:
SO…. we just got home from our GI Joe convention in Kokomo Indiana and I must say ALL the people that were there were so very nice! Got to witness to a few people today as well and that’s always good! This convention was like a big family reunion where people sat around and talked and hung out. They even grilled some delicious chicken breasts and hot dogs for everyone! This was outside and what …a most beautiful day it was weather wise! My most all time favorite part of this whole trip was seeing the smile and joy this trip brought to my boys and Matt! I love how friendly everyone was there and to our boys as well. Thanks to Kokomo toys and the coil con and to all who helped put this event together it was an awesome event and I appreciate the genuine heartfelt welcome and generosity of all! My boys have been abundantly blessed, all 3 of them!
You can view Slaymaker’s gallery of photos on Page 2 and you can discuss Coil Con III Here
Big Thanks to Slaymaker for the coverage!