Eternal Con, Long Island’s Original Premier Comic Book & Cosplay Convention, Returns This Summer
LI’s Largest pop culture event of its kind makes comeback this year with roster of celebrity guests at Hofstra University Saturday, August 7 & Sunday, August 8
Eternal Con returns for its eighth year, with two days of pop culture fun that every comic book and super hero fan will want to be a part of. Both days, Saturday, August 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m fans will be able to attend this event with some of their favorite characters from TV and movies at a NEW location, Hofstra University at its David Mack Exhibition Complex in Hempstead, NY, which is greatly accessible and offers free parking for all.
Show attendees will have the opportunity to meet, take photos with and receive autographs from some of their favorite actors and actresses from TV and film. This year, in conjunction with the 80th Anniversary of Captain America, actor Reb Brown, star of the 1979 “Captain America TV Movie,” will be among celebrity guests at this year’s Eternal Con. Also appearing are Dean Cain, who is best known for his dual role as Clark Kent and Superman in the 1990s TV series, “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” and Ray Fisher, who portrayed Cyborg in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and in 2017’s “Justice League.” More celebrity guests will be announced as Eternal Con approaches.
Also returning will be Eternal Con’s Cosplay Contest, a unique homemade costume construction event held with a pre-judging session and a walk-through display. Judges will be looking at the costume itself, the workmanship, design, and inspiration. This will be open to groups and individuals as well as experts and novices, who will wear as costumes that are representative of well-known mainstream characters or are self-creative originals. All genres are welcome, including film, television, theater, comics, video games, sci-fi, anime, horror and unique creations.
On Sunday, August 8, Eternal Con will host its “Kids Day” that will include “Youngling Training” where children will be invited to join the NY-Jedi instructors in a supervised training session to learn basic Light Saber choreography and technique. All children participation will receive a free Jedi Diploma. Little Princesses, Jedi and Superheroes will show off their costumes during a “Kids Costume Showcase” at noon. They will also have the chance to meet with artists, writers and other professionals in the comic book industry as well as many of the superheroes attending Eternal Con while watching watch live illustration demos and creating their own works of art.
Throughout the weekend attendees will have the opportunity bring their own Portfolio Reviews, engage in gaming tournaments, participate in informative panels and view Eternal Con’s popular Car Show featuring such iconic movie vehicles as the DeLorean time machine from “Back to the Future,” K.I.T.T. from “Knight Rider,” a Jeep from the original “Jurassic Park,” the V8 Police Interceptor from “Mad Max,” along with several incarnations of the Batmobile, among others. Attendees will also enjoy an expanded art show, cosplay groups, special performances as well as a vendor room with over 200 tables of comic and superhero related toys, jewelry, clothing, costumes and collectibles – both new and vintage. More attractions and special events are being added and will be announced closer to the show.
“For 2021 we are creating an exciting, fun and, most importantly, a SAFE event for comic book aficionados, toy and sports card collectors, TV and movie fans, dedicated cosplayers and the Long Island community that is bigger than ever before,” said Eternal Con Found Frank Patz Batista. “This year Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Complex, Eternal Con is going to be the event of the summer that will have people talking about it for years to come.”
Tickets for one-day entry are $20.00 on Saturday and $15.00 on Sunday. Children ages nine and under are free. Proceeds from this year’s Eternal Con will help raise money for several charities in Long Island community.
For additional information about Eternal Con, celebrity guest announcements with their scheduled appearances, updates and to purchase tickets, please visit www.eternalcon.com.
About Eternal Con
Eternal Con, The Long Island Comic Con, celebrates its eighth year offering a fun and educational experience for visitors of all ages. 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. We also offer a weekend full of educational seminars so not only do you have so much to look at, but you can learn from accomplished professionals working in their respected fields. Eternal Con is a family friendly and safe place for children of all ages.