Anyone who has been going through What’s on Joe Mind withdrawls should have their appetite satisfied this morning with TWO new installments uploaded to our Podbean page! Gary, Mike, and WOJM stalwart Greg all pitched in to bring us a live episode straight from the site of Coil Con itself.
But wait, that’s not all… we also get whirlwind guest appearances by Fred Doss, Director of and Beachhead from G.I. Joe: Initiate, Robert Atkins, artist from IDW, Todd from Kokomo Toys and Jay Hunger from CardedHeroes.com! Check out the embedded players below, and Show Notes are after the jump.
I for one have been pestering all of my buddies at Coil Con for some info about G.I. Joe: Initiate, which was shown there for the first time earlier today, but nobody was biting. Well, now Episode 1 can be seen by all. Action packed and in High Definition, I strongly recommend you find a way to view this on the big screen.
YouTube apps are available for Playstation 3, X-Box 360, Apple TV, etc… and I think watching this on a television screen only made it even cooler.
With Beachhead, Chuckles, and Major Bludd taking up most of the screen time of this first six minute episode, I find my mouth watering to see some more action. Looks like Episode Two will make me VERY happy.
Check out the first episode embedded below, I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I did. This is GREAT stuff. Again, check it out on your TV screen if you can. It’s worth it. Great work by everyone involved. As always, stay up to date on future episodes at GIJoeInitiate.com and on Facebook. I suspect they’ll be getting a lot of traffic starting now!
We’ve been talking about the G.I. Joe: Initiate fanfilm for a while now, throughout the entire Kickstarter campaign, up through their various character reveals, and now it would appear that production on Episode 1 is complete, and G.I. Joe: Initiate launches for the first time at Coil Con 2012 September 8th!
The film should hit YouTube very shortly thereafter, so hopefully for all of us, by this time next week we’ll have seen G.I. Joe: Initiate. Directed by Fred Doss, who has the distinction of being the victim of both Cobra (in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) and the Decepticons (in the 2007 Transformers live action film) has a long and storied film background, and I’m excited to see him translate that into a high quality G.I. Joe fanfilm. Lots of military folks were involved in the making of this production, I cannot wait to see it.
To stay up to date and get all the skinny behind the film, check out the links and info below:
Coming right around the corner, September 8th is the third annual Coil Con. Very special guests Robert Atkins (artist for IDW Publishing’s Snake Eyes & G.I. Joe) and Frederic Doss (actor from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Transformers, and actor/director for G.I. Joe fanfilm G.I. Joe: Initiate) will be present at the show, and for the first time EVER, the first four minutes of G.I. Joe: Initiate will be available for attendees to watch.
Not to mention the fantastic exclusive figures (including Zilant, already revealed). Check out the full press release below:
The COIL Club and Kokomo Toys are proud to present the third annual COIL Con on Saturday, September 8, 2012! Join hundreds of G.I. Joe and toy fans at Kokomo Toys, located at 1244 E. Morgan Street, Kokomo, Indiana, just 40 minutes north of Indianapolis off of US-31. Special guests at this year’s event will include IDW G.I. Joe comic book artist Robert Atkins, historian Gary Head and the Joe Declassified exhibit, RAHC Guide author James Kavanaugh Jr., and Gary Godsoe and Mike Irizarry from the “What’s On Joe Mind?” podcast. Finally, COIL Con will feature the world premiere of the trailer for G.I. Joe: Initiate, the much-anticipated fan-film from actor/director Frederic Doss (Transformers, G.I. Joe: The Rise Of COBRA). Mr. Doss and other cast and crew will also be in attendance to sign autographs and discuss the project.
Attendees will be able to buy their favorite G.I. Joe figures and vehicles from Kokomo Toys and over a dozen G.I. Joe dealers on the sales floor under the big tent in front of the store. For the second year, designer Jay Hunger will be selling COIL Con-Exclusive figures when the convention officially kicks off at 9 a.m. These exclusives are extremely limited to 40 sets, so be there and ready to buy early!
This year’s COIL Con will also feature the return of the Community Door Prize table! Attendees are encouraged to bring new or unopened G.I. Joe toys to donate as door prizes (maximum three donations/prizes per guest). These prizes serve as the purchase price for raffle tickets — attendees who bring a new G.I. Joe toy for the community will also win a new G.I. Joe toy! Grand Door prizes will be provided by the COIL and awarded at 5 p.m. All attendees are eligible to win Grand Door Prizes. Past Community Door Prizes and Grand Door Prizes have included San Diego Comic Con Exclusives, customs from recognized artists, comic art and more! Attendees must be present to win all Community and Grand Door Prizes.
Grilled hot dogs will be available free for Conventioneers! Canned soda and bottled water will be available for sale, and attendees are also welcome to provide their own beverages in coolers. Restroom facilities and a misting tent will also be provided. The COIL is the Midwest’s largest society of G.I. Joe collectors with chapters operating in Indianapolis, Dayton/Cincinnati, Columbus (OH), Cleveland, Fort Wayne, and Chicago. For more information, including suggested lodging and directions and COIL Con Exclusive set contents, visit the COIL Club online at www.coilcon.com.