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Long Island Eternal Comic Con

The Cradle of Aviation recently hosted Eternal Con, a toy expo, military vehicle show, and costume contest for hundreds of comic book fans. Proceeds from an auction of original illustrations and signed comics were donated to the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund. The fund also received the proceeds from the sale of a limited edition, hand-drawn Superman print, ahead of the newest movie release in theatres.

Attendees of the Eternal Con 2013 Expo were treated to two short films, Some Trouble Of A Serious Nature by Billy Tucci and G.I. Joe Operation Red Retrieval by Mark Cheng, in the Cradle of Aviation’s IMAX theatre. Entrance to the comic convention also included access to the museum’s air and space exhibits.

In addition, the Expo featured a car show, in the museum’s parking lot, where attendees could view their favorite vehicles from television and movies and tried for a chance to ride in the most iconic vehicle ever, the Batmobile.

Special guests included 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.

For information of future show dates visit www.eternalcon.com/. For information about the Cradle of Aviation visit www.cradleofaviation.org/.