Another Long Island (New York) convention returned for two days at Hofstra University this past weekend. Fan favorite Eternal Con found a new home this time around at the Hempstead college’s sports complex, hosting dozens of vendors, artists, and even celebrities like Amy Jo Johnson, Jackson Bostwick, Kerri Ann Hoskins & John Turk from Mortal Kombat 3, Reb Brown, voice actors from Red Dead Redemption, and more!
As a pop culture event, Eternal Con featured a variety of memorabilia for sale like antiqued copper displays, vintage toys, trading cards, action figures & statues, 3D printed models, Funko Pops and even comic books! And all throughout the weekend, popular soundtracks were playing through the PA system while fans shopped the show floor or posed with the wall of iconic TV & movie vehicles like the Ghostbusters Ecto-1, KITT from Knight Rider, the 1966 Adam West Batmobile, and the Snyderverse Batmobile:
And Justice League fans were in luck because actor Ray Fisher, who was Cyborg in the film, was one of this year’s guests! Fisher was posing with fans in front of the Batmobile for photo ops, as well as signing autographs at his booth. But the real treat was his Saturday afternoon panel that filled every single seat and beyond:
But when you’re not busy looking for merchandise to buy, there were whole other sections devoted to mini panels & meetups, video gaming, cosplay groups, and a whole level just for Artist Alley where lots of great local indie artists were showcasing their creations whether it’s an original comic book series or high quality fan art prints.
There was even a number of mainstream artists who brought original comic book art (covers, panels, pages, etc.) and published works… or if you got on their lists early enough, you could commission one for a custom drawn piece that you can take home that day! Shown below is Rodney Ramos, Sean Chen, Bernard Chang, and Creees Lee, just to name a few:
Eternal Con made an effort to keep the convention as safe as possible, asking attendees to wear masks if applicable, and having hand sanitizers stationed everywhere. The venue was easy to navigate, with plenty of exits so that you can get to the spacious (free) parking lot to unload or pick up collectibles from your car if need be. And if you’ve never attended Eternal Con before, it’s a great in-between size show to check out before approaching a large-scale convention. Visit their official site for news regarding their next event!