This weekend sci-fi stars, super heroes and villains, including Captain Kirk, Superman, and The Incredible Hulk gathered at NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, for the sixth annual Eternal Con.
The comic book and sci-fi convention is similar to the bigger New York City-based Comic Con, but on a much more intimate level. Noted celebrity guest William Shatner, who played the iconic role of Captain Kirk in the original version of Star Trek, was on hand for meet and greets, autograph signing, and a fan Q&A. The convention also celebrated two key milestones for the Superman franchise.
“2018 marks several milestones in Superman’s history – not only being the 40th anniversary of the Richard Donner film, but the 80th anniversary of the appearance of Superman in Action Comics No. 1, which was released in June 1938,” said Eternal Con founder Frank Patz.
The convention also featured a tribute to Margot Kidder who played Lois Lane in the 1978 Superman movie. Kidder was set to appear at the convention but passed away May 14 at age 69.
Of course, the convention featured many fans attending in costumes of their favorite shows and movies. Costumes ranged from Star Wars Stormtroopers to the movie demon Krampus. The convention also featured a cosplay contest for those attending with a $250 gift card for the winner.
Children who attended had the chance to attend light saber training and received a free light saber.
The convention also featured a car show featuring the Bat Mobile, the DeLorean from Back To The Future, and the bottomless car from The Flintstones. Fans of the Doctor Who series also had the opportunity to take a photo inside the Doctor’s time travelling Police Booth known as the Tardis.
The convention lived up to the hype as guests, including Shatner, were seen walking through the convention floor stopping to talk with and meet fans.
Photos by Joe Nuzzo.