Mangano: Long Island Comic Con Begins Saturday

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano is announced today that Eternal Con 2013 comes to Nassau County’s Cradle of Aviation Museum this Saturday, June 15th from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eternal Con will include a toy expo, a military vehicle show, a costume contest, entrance to the aviation museum and much more.

Proceeds from an auction of original illustrations and signed comics will go to the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund, which collects private donations and disperses them to those Nassau residents who need them most. The Fund will also receive the proceeds from the sale of a limited edition, hand-drawn Superman print, put out in advance of the new movie coming out tomorrow.

“I invite all residents to visit Eternal Con 2013 this weekend,” said County Executive Mangano. “The proceeds of auction items will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims. Eternal Con 2013 is another creative way to partner with the private sector to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims.”

Attendees of the Eternal Con 2013 Expo can enjoy two great short films in the Cradle of Aviation’s IMAX screen beginning at 4:00 p.m.The first is “Some Trouble of a serious nature” by Billy Tucci and the second is “G.I. Joe Operation Red Retrieval” by Mark Cheng. These films will be shown free of charge to attendees but those interested must sign in at the front desk to reserve space.

In addition, the Expo will feature a Car Show, in the parking lot, where attendees can view their favorite vehicles from television and movies and try for a chance to ride in the most iconic vehicle ever - the 1966 Batmobile. Also on display will be the actual screen-used costumes and props from the 1960's and 1970's Planet of the Apes films. Hourly raffles, special guests, a huge vendor room and collectibles galore.

Other special guests include former Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter; Sean Chen (Iron Man, Wolverine, X-men); Larry Hama, editor, writer, inker, colorist, designer, illustrator, actor and musician; Arthur Suydam, Award Winning Creator and Marvel Artist; Billy Tucci, illustrator, writer and filmmaker; Nelson Decastro (Venom, Superman), and Illustrator John Cebollero. Also appearing will be former WWE Diva Ashley Massaro, Taimak from “The Last Dragon,” former WWE and ECW Superstar Tommy Dreamer and the Long Island Paranormal Investigators.

Admission to the Cradle of Aviation Museum, which includes Eternal Con, is $10 per person if purchased online before the event. At the door, ticket prices are $14 for adults and $12 for children (2-12), seniors, volunteer firefighters, and military personnel. Sponsorships are available. For further information visit or