The “Long Island” Comic Con: A Pop Culture Convention Experience Right in Your Backyard
Garden City, NY — After the success of its past two events in June 2013 and 2014, ETERNAL CON (The Long Island Comic Con) returns with a huge 2-day extravaganza June 13 & 14 2015, taking place at the Cradle of Aviation’s Reckson Center, Garden City, NY.
Saturday June 13th: 10:00am – 7:00 pm
Sunday June 14th: 10:00am – 5:00pm
This year’s celebrity guests include Gigi Edgley (Farscape, Quantum Apocalypse, Beastmaster), Vernon Wells (Innerspace, Mad Max II- The Road Warrior), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, Doctor Who, Heroes), WWE wrestlers Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Andrew Anderson and Mick Foley, famed voice actor Larry Kenney (Thundercats, Imus In the Morning, Family Guy), and a “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” Original Reunion with Austin St. John, David Yost, Walter Jones, and Karan Ashley. More guests to be announced in the coming weeks.
Among the top names in the comic book industry attending are Ming Chen and Rob Bruce of AMC’s hit “Comic Book Men”, John Romita Jr. (The Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man, Kick-Ass), Larry Hama (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Wolverine, Elektra), Bob Camp (G.I. Joe, Conan the Barbarian), Billy Tucci (Shi, The Ring of Fire), Amy Reeder (Batwoman, Madame Xanadu, Fool’s Gold), Ken Kelly (Conan the Barbarian, Tarzan, KISS), and over 70 comic book professionals expected to be in attendance!
Special events for children include “Youngling Training” where young Jedi are invited to join the NY- Jedi instructors in a supervised training session to learn basic Lightsaber choreography & technique. Every child who participates will receive a free lightsaber!
“Fan Films” will be the theme of the 2015 Eternal Con Film Festival as Book, Comic Book, Movie, and TV fans flock to the 350-seat IMAX Theatre for films like “Batgirl Rises”, “E.M.M.A.”, and the Long Island debut of Director Anthony de Lioncourt’s 80’s Style Sci-fi Feature “The Protokon” Starring Jaiden Kaine.
Returning for its second year is the COSPLAY PARADE. This FREE event is open to the public. The parade will begin at 9:00 am on Saturday June 13th of Aviation museums parking lot and proceed along Charles Lindbergh Blvd and lead into the Cradle. More information on the parade is available on the ETERNAL CON website.
One of the biggest events of 2013/2014 was the Cosplay Contest, also in the IMax theatre, with a pre-judging session and a walk-through display. This live event will be simulcast on the IMax screen so everyone in the theatre gets a good look at all the costumes. The contest is open to all cosplayers and fans. For rules and Guidelines, click HERE
Throughout the weekend attendees will have the opportunity for Portfolio Reviews, Gaming tournaments, informative panels, the return of the movie prop gallery showing original costumes and props from classic motion pictures, a Car Show, an expanded Art Show, Cosplay groups, special performances, and a vendor room with over 150 tables of toys, jewelry, clothing, and collectibles.
For convention updates and announcements:
Official Website: www.eternalcon.com