When it comes to the quintessential “Comic-Con”, there are many different ones held throughout NYC and its outlying areas. But lately, fans (including yours truly) have noticed that these conventions have been severely lacking the one singular thing that the entire concept was built upon – COMIC BOOKS! What fans get nowadays is a far departure from the conventions of old with these events being more of a “pop culture” convention and less of a “comic” convention. We see fewer and fewer comic books and instead see more items that at times have barely anything to do with what should be the backbone of a comic convention – that being the comic books.
The Variant Issue‘s own Jimbo Slyice wanted to change that and thus the Long Island Comic Book Expo was born. Alongside his colleague Greg, they both wanted to ensure that the inaugural Long Island Comic Book Expo was built from the ground up with comic book fans and their needs taking center stage. Looking for golden, silver, modern and/or graded books? This convention will have you covered! What about some cool action figures, statues, comic book merch or even Funko Pops? They'll have those too!
If you love to support comic artists and would like to purchase comic book artwork or even want to pick up some commissioned pieces, look no further! There will be a stellar line up of artists at the Long Island Comic Book Expo offering something for everyone as well.
Now that we have peaked your interest – let's get to the info!
When: August 20th, 2017 from 10AM-6PM
Where: Best Western Rockville Center located at 173 Sunrise Highway, Rockville Centre, New York 11570.
Parking: Free parking is available.
Mass Transit: Coming from the city? The venue is in close proximity to the Long Island Railroad station in Rockville Center.
Price: $5 Entry Fee (Kids 10 & under are free with a paid adult).
Purchase tickets here: http://buytickets.at/longislandcomicbookexpo/108649
Long Island Comic Book Expo Official Site: https://licomicbookexpo.com/
Long Island Comic Book Expo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/licomicbookexpo/
Long Island Comic Book Expo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/licomicbookexpo
We'll be in attendance at a booth and will be sharing pics and news from the show floor. Keep it locked to RAGE Works for more from the very first Long Island Comic Book Expo.