JoeLanta is the annual GI Joe action figure and toy show in Atlanta. It is held every spring to celebrate GI Joe toys, culture and dioramas. Proceeds support the Cody Lane Foundation.
The convention comes in two parts: special events, and the Toy Show:
- March 19, 2011: JoeLanta Special Events
- March 20,2011: JoeLanta Toy Show show
Space Gypsies will be on hand to monitor the excitement and provide reports from this unique convention.
The Marriott Century Center
2000 Century Center Blvd. NE,
Atlanta, GA 30345
- Adults $6
- Kids 12 & Under $5
- kids under 5 FREE
The Cody Lane Foundation
After a long battle with a degenerative neurological disorder called CIDP, Cody Martin Lane passed away on August 23, 2007. An avid collector and member of the Atlanta GI Joe Collectors Club, he was only 17.
Cody collected many types of action figures, from Civil War heroes to Lord of the Rings characters to, of course, GI Joes. He was particularly fond of the dioramas designed and built by the Joe Club members. After his passing, the Atlanta GI Joe Club decided to create a museum in honor of Cody’s favorite art form: the diorama. Proceeds from the museum go towards the foundation to create this museum.