ETERNAL CON (The Long Island Comic Con) returns after a successful inaugural event last year with a two-day extravaganza June 14 (10 am-7 pm) and June15 (10 am-5 pm), at the Cradle of Aviation’s Reckson Center, in Garden City, Long Island, NY.
This year’s celebrity guests include Rebecca Mader (star of the hit ABC tv series “Once Upon a Time” and LOST), Daniel Cudmore (Star of X-Men: Days of Future Past and the Twilight series), Ray Park (Star of G.I Joe and Star Wars), Lee Arenberg (Star of “Once Upon A Time, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek), the original Red Power Ranger Steve Cardenas, Zach Galligan (star of Gremlins), Catherine Mary Stewart (Star of The Last Starfighter and Weekend at Bernie’s), WWE wrestler Mick Foley, Tiamak (star of the Last Dragon), Paris Themmen (star of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate factory), with more guests to announced in the coming weeks.
Among the top names in the comic book industry attending are Amanda Conner (Supergirl, Harley Quinn), Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex, Painkiller Jane), Adam Kubert (Avengers, X-Men), Larry Hama (G.I. Joe), Bob Larkin (Famous Cover Artist), Sean Chen (X-Men, Iron Man), Billy Tucci (Shi, Wonder Woman), and over 70 comic book professionals expected to be in attendance!
Sunday June 15, in honor of Father’s Day, ETERNAL CON will be Kids Day! Special events for children presented throughout the day include “Youngling Training” where children are invited to join the NY-
Jedi instructors in a supervised training session to learn basic Light Saber choreography & technique. Every child who participates will receive a free lightsaber.
New for 2014 is the COSPLAY PARADE, a free event open to all, on Saturday, June 14. The parade will begin at 9 am at the Aviation Museum's parking lot and proceed along Charles Lindberg Blvd into the Cradle. (More information on the parade is available on the ETERNAL CON website.)
One of the biggest events last year was the Costume Contest in the 300-seat IMax theatre. This year’s event will be pre-judged by Sue Lee (Star of the popular SYFY series Face-Off) and comic book superstar artist Amanda Conner. This live event will be simulcast on the IMax screen so everyone in the theater can get a good look at all the costumes. The contest is open to all cosplayers and fans.
Again this year ETERNAL CON will help raise money for local charities including The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, Hurricane Sandy Relief, and The Special Olympics (to be confirmed). In addition, Long Island Blood Services will be in attendance and will be conducting a special blood drive. ETERNAL CON will also be supporting the fundraising efforts with a series of charity auctions and a portion of the ticket sales from “Cosplay Night” at CitiField on June 12th presented by Eternal Con.
Throughout the weekend attendees will have the opportunity for Portfolio Reviews, Gaming tournaments, informative panels (such as the Women in Comics panel), the return of the Planet of the Apes movie prop gallery, a Car Show (with the 1966 Batmobile and many other cars from movies and television), an expanded Art Show, Cosplay groups, special performances, and a vendor room with 150 tables of toys, jewelry, clothing, and collectibles.
For convention updates and announcements:
Official Website: www.eternalcon.com