Long Island’s largest pop culture event, Eternal Con, returned to the David Mack Complex at Hofstra University on July 2 & 3 for two days of programming, celebrity meet & greets, collectibles, original art, and more!
Topping off the nearly 50 vendor booths and 50 artists was appearances by Six Million Dollar Man’s Lee Majors & Lindsay Wagner, The Mandalorian’s Emily Swallow, Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Ross Marquand, and other actors from movies and television. Fans eagerly lined up to meet these special guests for autograph and photograph opportunities, with even the chance to take a picture with Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster) and Eddie’s Drag-U-La, among other iconic cars like the Mystery Machine and KITT from Knight Rider:
Eternal Con is an amalgamation of all genres and fandoms from sci-fi to pop culture. You’ll find memorabilia that caters to every kind of collector: comic books, Funko Pops, prop replicas, Pokemon cards, 3D printed items, and action figures. Weaving through the aisles, feast your eyes on all the great deals and like-minded fans! You’ll even come across enthusiastic cosplayers:
While the lower level of the exhibition hall featured the celebrities, vendors, and photo ops, upstairs was home to professional cosplayers like Barbie Chula, “Real Life Peter Griffin”, and even an appearance by the 501st Legion, the Star Wars charity cosplay group. But also on the upper level was an amazing Artist Alley that was put together this year:
Tabling their original art, prints, and published works were featured artists Sean Chen, Creees Lee (signing his Marvel Comics above), Larry Stroman, Nelson Decastro, and Rodney Ramos, along with dozens of other local artist & crafting talent like Peat Vasquez, JAC Designs, Geeknami, and Devoted Saint Retro. Whether you want to buy something new or bring something of your own to get signed, Artist Alley is filled with works of all mediums from sketch trading cards to digitally rendered posters.
This year’s Artist Alley was nearly double the size of last year’s and was not only a great way to meet established artists in the industry but also newer talent on the rise. This shows that Eternal Con values all creators and vendors, big and small, which also showed in their panel programming all weekend as well. We got to hear from podcasters, fan groups, writers, and so much more:
Eternal Con is an affordable all-around convention that appeals to many fans in the Long Island region. If you’re in the area and want to check out a local show that has a little bit of everything before taking on the “big leagues” of conventions, it’s worth a visit! Stay up to date with future Eternal Con events on their official website.