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Canadian Joe Con Section => Yearly CanJoeCon Discussion => Topic started by: THE Mike™ on February 16, 2013, 04:03:35 PM

Title: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: THE Mike™ on February 16, 2013, 04:03:35 PM
Hey gang, I know you've all been waiting anxiously for confirmation of this years Canadian Joe Con, unfortunately all I have for you at this time is some bad news. As much as it pains all of the staff here to say this, there will not be a Canadian Joe Con this year. The cost to rent a hall, every hall looked at, increased quite a bit since last year. GI Joe releases were scaled back last year, making the fodder we need for our convention sets too hard (or expensive) to come by. Even if multiple figures in quantities over a hundred became available today, there just isn’t the painting time or volunteers needed to pull a set off by June 29th, the date the con was originally planned for.

Sorry to anyone that took time off work or started making plans for the con. No one is more disappointed by this announcement than us. Hopefully everyone loves the movie and the enthusiasm for GI Joe carries on into next year for the Canadian Joe Con’s return, which, as of right this moment, WILL return in 2014.

There are a few other issues pertaining to this years CJC, but the bulk of it is posted above. A small gathering, much like the original "Joe Meet", may happen, we will post more if that idea becomes a reality.
- Mike
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: dodge822 on February 16, 2013, 04:14:19 PM
This is terrible news, :(
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: Sundance on February 16, 2013, 04:15:52 PM
Hasbro ought to bankroll y'all instead of the losers south of the border. You guys are 10 times better than them fools.
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: Gyre-Viper on February 16, 2013, 04:16:43 PM
This is horrible news.  I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to go but I was looking forward to the idea none-the-less and
even trying to come up with ideas for another Declassified panel etc.
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: grunt 4 mvp on February 16, 2013, 05:04:57 PM
Oh man....     :'(

Thanks for all your hard work in the past, and I hope we'll have another Con next year.
Even a meet without exclusives would be nice, though.  I'd go!
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: latinjoe22 on February 16, 2013, 06:03:06 PM
Okay I had to dry my tears first before typing this.

It's not all bad news. If my understanding is correct, there is still some small hope for a meet. I remember the meets and love them  just as much as the actual conventions. All we can do at this point is hope for the best.

Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: martin-montreal on February 16, 2013, 06:15:47 PM
That's too bad... I didn't miss one CJC since 2009.

Maybe a miracle can happen...
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: NeoDragonKnight on February 16, 2013, 06:52:23 PM
ya super bummed...look forward to this every year
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: Stealth Viper on February 16, 2013, 07:01:00 PM
We have worked closely with Hasbro at every previous con. Hasbro has never been able to "officially" sponsor us due to numerous reasons, not the least of which is their agreement with the GIJCC. Hasbro Canada has been extremely supportive of us over the years, sometimes too much so for their own good. The personell shuffle at Hasbro USA and Canada in conjunctune with their decision to globally cut back on taking part in events like ours (leaving only SDCC and GIJCC as their supported events) makes the idea of official sponsorship, while a very nice thought, not something that they are able to do (even if they want to). We have had assistance in getting product via Hasbro for a number of the cons past - however due to the reasons stated above, that's not possible this year. Both from a Hasbro level regarding their global policy, and the fact that other than the upcoming Retaliation line, there is just no product in the channel that we can get our hands on at a reasonable rate.
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: xhairs on February 16, 2013, 07:08:48 PM
this is very sad news well we all understand and hope 2014 will be a killer come back and this will give plenty of time to make a killer con set thats for sure.
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: olyeller01 on February 16, 2013, 07:16:30 PM
Damn guys, that sucks.  I understand though, and hopefully Retaliation will make Joe come back strong.

I admit I'm kind of worried about it. TRU down here has a tiny Retaliation section, and I don't see GI Joe at ALL in the spring Wal-Mart toy plan-o-gram posted at my store. 

I am lucky enough to have obtained the past two CanJoeCon sets thanks to the efforts of several fellow board members, particularly Pdaat.  All the CJC staff does great work. 

It is still on my "list" to make a CJC, and I'm looking forward to making it one day and meeting all you guys.

Thanks again for all you do!
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: bandonov on February 16, 2013, 07:29:38 PM
Damn, This is bad news.  I hope you can organize a meet at your store or where ever it can be done. 
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: roger dodger on February 16, 2013, 09:31:59 PM
This news comes as a real shock. I really hope things can work out so CanJoeCon can come back better than ever next year. Thanks guys for everything you've done to make the past cons so special.
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: pdaat on February 17, 2013, 05:43:29 AM
This is awful.  I hope to see you all at a meet.
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: Madman on February 17, 2013, 03:29:23 PM
That's too bad... I didn't miss one CJC since 2009.

Same here. Disappointing news for sure.

I always look forward to the con each year and to catch up and see familiar faces.
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: morgardee on February 17, 2013, 06:10:47 PM
Tough news indeed.
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: condor knight on February 17, 2013, 11:22:14 PM
this just sucks big time. now what i am suppose to do in the summer to get away from my kids and extended family
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: Sundance on February 18, 2013, 01:55:14 AM
go to Vegas?
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: morgardee on February 18, 2013, 10:29:01 AM
this just sucks big time. now what i am suppose to do in the summer to get away from my kids and extended family

Head to the GIJCC in April? I know it's not the summer time but it's something every Joe collector should check out at least once.
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: Jon S. on February 18, 2013, 10:44:34 AM
I'm still down for a small Joe meet. 95% of the reason I show up is to see my Joe-collecting pals. We'll get nachos and set up our figs on the tables.
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: andrew j on February 18, 2013, 08:17:29 PM
Damn, This is bad news.  I hope you can organize a meet at your store or where ever it can be done.
dose this mean the t.o show is off i will cry but if it on for next year i will have more money to spend for stuff lol so i wont cry to much
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: pluv on February 19, 2013, 11:58:11 AM
This is pretty sad. Hopefully you guys will be able to put something great together for next year.
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: garling23 on February 19, 2013, 05:18:42 PM
crumby news for sure, but i completely understand!  always very thankful for all the hard work these are to put on!
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: darth cujo on February 21, 2013, 09:06:18 AM
Hmm, that's a bummer. I don't make it every year, but it is too bad there won't be one this year. Let's us know we shouldn't take it for granted. Hopefully it will be back as strong as ever next year.
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: Rockhammer on February 22, 2013, 04:53:35 PM
That's too bad :(
We (the wife, dog and I) were looking forward to the trip up there. I hope to see some of you guys in Indianapolis, though.
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: Hobbes on February 22, 2013, 08:08:59 PM
Sorry to hear the bad news. You guys have always done a standout job with the CJC, hopefully the economics of running the event improve next year. My family and I will definitely be there to support the CJC again when it's back.
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: Realboss on February 23, 2013, 11:59:51 AM
This is sad news indeed.  I thought something like this was on the horizon after a brief discussion with Mike where I nearly fell off my chair when he told me how much the hall/con center rates went up to amounts no where even close to reasonable.  And coupled with the lack of product, this is very understandable.

I'm in for an informal get together for sure if it is possible.
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: roger dodger on February 24, 2013, 10:02:13 AM
I've always appreciated how Mike and company have managed to keep the cost to attend these cons down. I would be willing to pay a little extra next year if it would help. I'm sure many others here would agree.
Title: Re: Official 2013 CanJoeCon Post
Post by: GI.Suicide on March 16, 2013, 08:28:22 AM
Well I have been off joecanuck for a while and this news is shattering . I have never been to the CJC but this year it was a must. I never knew it existed until a few months ago and I was super excited to be in Joe heaven.  Any way lets stay posetive and hope the movie kicks ass and hope we could get the con rolling again so we can all enjoy it. Thank you Mike for your dedication!