Word has just been received that Joe Declassified will be in attendance at the Dirty South Meetup 2.0! My good friend Roger Taft will be representing the organization at the event. I’m sure you’re familiar with Joe Declassified, but in case you aren’t, check out their mission statement:
The Joe Declassified Project – Mission Statement:
We feel that it is high time that we, the fans of G.I.Joe, take up the responsibility of ensuring the growth of our hobby – both in wealth of knowledge, and broadening the fanbase to welcome everyone into the overarching community. As collectors, we have all spoken of, or heard others speak of things they wish to see in the community; secrets to be revealed, collecting tools made available, and so forth. We aim to go out of our way to ensure these voices are heard, and these desires become reality. We wish to work with other existing groups that are fan owned, operated and oriented, and seek to put aside those here solely to profit at the collectors expense; those who hold no love for our hobby.
We are putting our money where our mouth is. None of our endeavors will be for profit. A stronger, collaborative community is reward enough. Our newsletter was, and will continue to be, free to the collector. Our website aims to aid fellow collectors in every way possible, while stripping away old trappings that have discouraged us all in the past. With you, we will forge a stronger and united community based on sharing, inclusion and assistance. Now is the time for us to all come together and lead Gijoe back to being the number one toy brand is has been various times in the past. With you, we can make this happen. The future is yours.
Thank you for making this hobby better,
Sam “Nomad” Damon
If that doesn’t get you excited to visit the Joe Declassified booth, then you need to check your pulse! 🙂
The Meetup is being held at the Acme Superstore in Longwood, FL on Saturday, October 20th. If you’d like to reserve a table, make sure to do so quickly as they sold out in the blink of an eye last time around. You can reach out to Mr. Stephen Chaiser on Facebook for details.
See you there!