More detailed information about G.I. Joe Convention seminars

Granted I haven’t been paying a lot of attention online over the past 24 hours, but to my knowledge these further details about Convention seminars haven’t really been discussed.  Starting on Friday and running through Sunday, the various seminars and panels have been a destination for Convention goers every year.  Looks like this year is no different.  In fact, it looks like we have some VERY exciting news coming up for the Hasbro panels with two special announcements and reveals!  Excellent.

Be sure to stay tuned to GeneralsJoes.com for the latest and greatest.

Here are some details on the seminars we’ll be seeing, according to the write up in the 2012 Convention Comic:

Behind-the scenes of G.I. Joe: Retaliation – Hasbro (Saturday 10:00 – 10:50am)

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of G.I. Joe: Retaliation!  Hasbro GI Joe designer, Logan Lubera, will share his experience of being embedded directly on the set of the new movie!  Find the inside scoop on how Logan and Hasbro partnered with Paramount Pictures, director Jon Chu, and actors Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis to bring an authentic GI Joe experience to life on the big screen.  From script development to costume, vehicle, and weapon design, Logan will share his ultimate G.I. Joe adventure and answer your questions about the making of the movie!

Insider’s Guide t0 the G.I. Joe 2013 Product Line…including a special SNEAK PEEK! – Hasbro (Saturday 11:00am – 11:50am)

Join Hasbro’s lead G.I. Joe designer John Warden and Global Marketing Leader Derryl DePriest in a roundtable discussion where they will answer your questions about the 2013 line and give first hand insight into what is going on with the brand both present and future.  Be the first to hear not one, but TWO exciting new announcements for the G.I. Joe product line.  You won’t want to miss this exciting reveal!

G.I. Joe Collectors Club (Saturday 3:00pm – 3:50pm)

Join the Club staff as they answer your burning questions about the club, figure creation, manufacturing and the announcement of future exclusives!  Panel hosts – Brian Savage, Lanny Lathem, David S. Lane, and Pete Sinclair.

IDW’s G.I. Joe: Real American Heroes (Saturday 4:00pm – 4:50pm)

What’s coming up on IDW’s G.I. Joe, and G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero titles?  Editor Carlos Guzman will discuss new storylines in store for the G.I. Joe books and the return of fan-favorite characters.  There’ll be some new surprises as well…after all, Oktober is Coming!

GIJCC Magazine and Comic Q & A (Friday 12:00pm – 12:50pm)

For the latest scoop on the GIJCC Magazine and an inside look at this year’s Convention comic “G.I. Joe VS Cobra Issue 5: Operation Bear Trap”, be sure to check out this panel hosted by David S. Lane.

G.I. Joe: Special Ops – Bringing the battle between G.I. JOE and COBRA Online (SyFy Games/Hasbro) (Saturday 1:00pm – 1:50pm)

Get an inside look at the conception, creation and development of the G.I. JOE: Special Ops game.  Learn about how the SyFy Games (publisher), Artplant (developer) and Hasbro teams joined forces to create the first-ever multiplayer online game for G.I. JOE.  Hear how the characters were selected and created for a 3D digital world as well as which characters will be added to the game next!

Of course, there are also many other great seminars being shown, like the 1982 panel from Kirk Bozigian, the Costume Play panel from Cobra’s Finest, Operation: Shooting Star! which showcases how some of the awesome 90’s era themed brands came about.  There are also the voice actor panels, Mark Bellomo’s informative presentation, and the Art of G.I. Joe with Rod Whigham and Larry Selman.  The full schedule of events for the Convention weekend and the seminars can be found at GIJoeCon.com right here.

More images and details from the GI Joe Convention Boxed Set

Had a few moments of down time today, so figured I would take some of the trademark “Con Hotel” pictures of the 15 figure boxed set and talk a little bit more about the details of some of the figures within (good and bad).

First and foremost, we have the Iron Grenadiers.  By and large, I’m actually more impressed with the IG figures in person than I was online.  There is much less contrast between the brown legs and the rest of the figure than there was in the official images we saw from the Collectors’ Club.  The yellow is also a lot more subdued, looking a lot more gold here, which is a good thing.  I’m going to spend the rest of this post talking specifically figure by figure, so click the Read the Rest of the Story link below to see all of my initial, early thoughts.

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Further proof that Darklon is one of the G.I. Joe Con attendee exclusives

A small error in the production of JoeCustoms member bithomas’ figure set has revealed that Darklon is most assuredly one of the as-yet-to-be-revealed G.I. Joe Convention exclusive figures, most likely part of the IG Ground Assault 2-Pack.

JoeCustoms member bithomas accidentally received the filecard for Darklon in his 15 figure boxed set.  If these filecards were produced, then that can only prove that Darklon is certainly involved somewhere.  Check out the mirrored image below, again from JoeCustoms.com: