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It was exactly 6 months ago when I first announced that Frank Patz of Eternal Comics would be launching Long Island’s first annual Eternal Con Pop Culture Expo. Despite it being short notice (the official announcement was only in March), and having taken place for only 1 day in June out in Long Island, NY, it was a great success with over 3,000 attendees. This week, Frank Patz confirms that this new Long Island tradition will have their 2nd annual Eternal Con with an expansion from 1 to 2 days, due to its popularity.
This announcement comes as no surprise. As I mentioned in May, the popularity of comic conventions has been increasing all around the country during the past several years, and this Pop Culture Expo is only fitting.
When I interviewed him a few months ago, I asked Patz what made him want to start Eternal Con. His answer was, “Although Long Island has had some expos here and there, it was still missing something. There never was a real convention out here such as a Comic Con or the like, and it was long overdue. I always wanted Long Island to have this type of convention -it needed something.”
To read my full interview, you can find it here.
In addition, Frank is doing something different to celebrate cosplay at the Expo – in addition to its cosplay contest (free and open to all -professionals and novices), there will be a Cosplay Parade, also free and open to all. The parade will begin outside and lead into the facility (The Cradle of Aviation Museum).
As it was this past June, there will be a Film Festival at the museum’s Imax Theater, an Art Show, informative panels, and between 200-300 tables for publishers, artists, dealers, and vendors. To see what it was like last June, you can read about it here.
To find out more about this upcoming event, directions, and buy tickets, you can visit on the Eternal Con website.