Correction to Part 1: I somehow neglected to remember the movie night is now FRIDAY so keep this in mind as you read and plan.
Part 2 focuses on the rest of the con.
FRIDAY – THE CON STARTS
You might not want to party too hard Thursday night/Friday AM as the next day starts early with the annual parachute drop. I must admit, this year’s 12″ CG Paratrooper looks like a win, which is remarkable considering the horrid streak the club has been on with us 3.75″ collectors. Rest assured Joe fans, if there is ONE thing the club can do without fail is 12″ stuff. In the past you must sign up and sign a waiver to be a volunteer to throw the parachute figures. They have taken us to the top level of an hotel’s atrium/lobby and they have taken us to the top of buildings before. There is no telling where they have picked for us to throw from. It is a fun experience nevertheless. Looking at the GIJCC pics from their ’01 con there, they went to the roof of the hotel and were TETHERED by harnesses anchored by a steel chain. Good Lord, someone had liability concerns!!