The “Long Island” Comic Con: A Pop Culture Convention Experience Right in Your Backyard
May, 2016 (Garden City, NY) — For its fourth year in a row, ETERNAL CON (The Long Island Comic Con) returns with a huge 3-DAY EXTRAVAGANZA June 10th, 11th & 12th 2016, taking place at the Cradle of Aviation’s Reckson Center, Garden City, NY!
Dedicated to bringing fans a more intimate convention experience, Eternal Con is the place where you can get up close and personal with your favorite stars and comic book celebrities. Offering a weekend full of educational seminars, the convention not only has so much too look at, but you can learn from accomplished professionals working in their respected fields as well. Eternal Con is a family friendly and safe place for children of all ages!
Friday June 10th 7:00pm – 11:00pm (Includes Fan Film Festival!)
Saturday June 11th: 10:00am – 7:00 pm
Sunday June 12th: 10:00am – 5:00pm
This year’s celebrity guests include Karen Gillan (Doctor Who, Oculus, Guardians of the Galaxy), Elizabeth Henstridge (Reach Me, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Brent Spiner (Star Trek, Independance Day: Resurgence), William Kircher (The Hobbit, Out of the Blue, Xena: Warrior Princess), Chase Masterson (Star Trek DS9), Amy Jo Johnson (Power Rangers, The Division, Felicity), Yūta Mochizuki (Power Rangers, Magical Doremi), Reiko Chiba (Power Rangers, Great Dinosaur Battle!), and a “Sailor Moon” reunion with original voice actors Linda Ballantyne (Serena/Sailor Moon), Toby Proctor (Darien/ Tuxedo Mask), Susan Roman (Lita/Sailor Jupiter) and Katie Griffin (Rae/Sailor Mars)! More guests to be announced in the coming weeks.
Cosplay guests will also include Yuffie Bunny, The TANK – Life Size Action Figure, Jennifer Rose, Ruby Rinekso, The Real Ghostbusters of Long Island, Browncoats of New York City, and returning again this year will be the Lucasfilm recognized Star Wars costumed charity performance group Empire Saber Guild!
Special events for children include “Youngling Training” by the aforementioned Empire Saber Guild, 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!
Returning for its third year is the COSPLAY PARADE. This FREE event is open to the public. The parade will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday June 11th of Aviation museum’s parking lot and proceed along Charles Lindbergh Blvd and lead into the Cradle. More information on the parade is available HERE.
Since 2013, the Eternal Con Film Festival (ECF Festival) has been dedicated to showcasing fan film shorts and presenting innovative programming. The festival’s main objective is to provide a platform for indie filmmakers to screen their work in the Cradle of Aviation Museum’s 350-seat IMAX Dome Theatre. Filmmakers and audience members will have the unique opportunity to interact in an intimate setting. Attendees will enjoy an enhanced experience with a few fun surprises and complimentary popcorn. The ECF Festival is committed to the support and promotion of independent fan films and, this year, it kicks off Eternal Con – The Long Island Comic Con. Get ready for an ALL NEW experience on Friday night, June 10th 2016. It will be a night of red carpets, films, Awards, Q&A’s, and much, much more!
One of the biggest events during Eternal Con is 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. Judges will be looking at the costume itself, the workmanship, design, and inspiration. This will be open to groups and individuals, experts and novices, and costumes from mainstream or self-creative. All genres are welcome, including film, television, theater, comics, video games, sci-fi, anime, horror and original creations!
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 350 tables of toys, jewelry, clothing, and collectibles!
For Convention Updates and Announcements:
Official Website: www.eternalcon.com
For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: Rick@Rickeberle.com