Eternal Con Panels 2023


11am Girl Scouts Comic Book Badge
Girl Scouts can earn their comic book badge in this workshop. Girl Scouts are admitted free to the show to earn their badge.
Panelists: Dennis Knight, Michael Grassia
12am Types of Hauntings – Long Island Paranormal Investigators
1pm Cinema Therapy w/ Zach Mreyeliner
2pm He said/She Said: Writers on Writing Dialogue
Description: You can learn a lot about a person from the way they talk. This is doubly true in comics, as most of the words–at least the ones the reader sees—are dialogue. Level up your character development, as our panel examines dialogue and characterization. Learn the secrets of syntax (sentence structure), diction (word choice), and figurative language. Writers of all genres, mediums, and experience levels welcome.
Panelists: A.A Rubin, Cathy Kirch
3pm Haunted Locations on Long Island – Long Island Paranormal Investigators
4pm Mental Health in Comics
Mental/Self Health for Comic Creators Sigh…that’s the sound a lot of creative people make on a regular basis. Are we unhappy? Do we lack motivation? Are we not getting out comics made? Creating comics can be a very solitary job. As creators we tend to live in our heads and may not always make the healthiest of choices. Join us as we sit down with comic creators and discuss the things, they do to help them stay healthy. Also, we will discuss how comic creation can help
you deal with mental and emotional issues.
Panelists: Kevin, Michael Grassia, ArtsMermaid, Darren Sanchez
Moderators: Cathy Kirch
5pm David Frankham – Classic Disney to Classic Trek. The legendary actor is hosted by Trek Long Island’s Stefanie Gangone and Jan Fennick.


10am The Legacy of Doctor Who: 60 Years of Time Travel
Long Island Doctor Who convention showrunner Ken Deep takes us on the trip of a lifetime as we discuss the show’s long history and its future on Disney Plus! Ken Deep, David Bushman, and Edwin Thrower talk about their upcoming book The Companions of Doctor Who.
11am Covers that ROCK from across the comicsshop! Let’s spend sometime creating a memorable cover! Veteran cover editor/art director Mark Mazz takes you through concept, design and execution. Bring you ideas and comics and we’ll hash out those concepts into a GREAT attention getting image!
12pm Cristian Aluas – Freelancing panel
1pm MURDER! ”True” (Not Really) Crime Mystery:
What I Really Want to Do Is Murder the Director It’s a wrap! Filming on In the Bloody Cold, the eagerly anticipated based-on-a-true-crime television series set in the Arctic, has ended after a long and arduous four-month shoot, and the cast and crew are ready to par-tay. Unfortunately for director Alan Smithereen, the cast and crew have had it with the autocratic Smithereen, and one or more of them are also ready to terminate the director with extreme prejudice at the shindig. Convention goers are invited to attend the party as assigned characters and, using pop culture-themed clues and trivia, attempt to solve the mystery of the murdered director. Brought to you by indie publisher Fayetteville Mafia Press, which specializes in true crime and pop culture (A World of Demons: The Villains of Doctor Who; Forget It, Jake, It’s Schenectady) and the pop culture mavens at Trivia AD. David Bushman.
2pm Thomas Waites: The Warriors Q & A
3pm  Gunpla Meet up Make and Take – Build and keep your own Gundam for $10!
4pm Paranormal Evidence – Long Island Paranormal Investigators

Our goal is to always deliver the content our fans want, no matter what fandom they’re into. From industry updates from comic publishers, author Q&As, cosplay workshops, family-friendly activities, gaming, or anime news, (the list goes on…) we have it.

That’s where you come in. We’re always looking for fun, creative, and diverse programming for our shows to help make it an unforgettable experience for every fan.

Eternal Con has great events going on all weekend long!  Informative panels, movie screenings, Q&A’s, a little bit of everything for everyone!

From comics to cosplay, manga to movies, vampires to video games: if there’s a subject you’re passionate about, apply to host a panel today.