Remember when comic book conventions were all about comic books? It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago. Now, from the biggest to the smallest of these conventions, the second you put the words “Comic” and “Convention” together, comic books become one of the hardest things to find when you get in the door!
Maybe you really love comic books though, and you wish you had a convention all to yourself, that was all about comic books! Long Island Comic Book Expo is the answer you’ve been looking for! They cater to the comic book purist.
Admission: $5.00 for adults. Kids 10 and enter get in free (with an adult!)
What to Expect:
- Live commissions from incredible artists
- Amazing prints from some of those artists for you to buy!
- Comics! Comics Comics!
- Golden Age Books
- Silver Age Books
- Current Books!
- Action Figures
- Comic Book themed apparel
- Face painting (holy moly kids love face painting!)
When and Where is it?
When – Sunday August 20th, 10AM – 6PM
Where – 173 Sunrise Highway Rockville Centre NY, 11570
How do you get tickets?
You can click here, buy em online for $5, or get them at the door on the day of the show.
Want more info?
Go to www.licomicbookexpo.com!
SDCC 2017: Marvel Plush Lockjaw, Scottie Young Groot Rocket and Spidey
Marvel consistently brings out great stuff to conventions. T-Shirts, toys, comics, plush. This year, we got our hands on some of the coolest items at the Marvel Booth at SDCC thanks to our friend on the ground Mr. Ryan. 1000 Thank yous to you! Featured here are three plush characters (four technically), Lockjaw, Scottie Young Groot with Rocket, and Scottie Young Spider-Man. I’m not going to go into review mode on all of these adorable pieces, they are cute, they are cuddly and they are well designed. Each piece is faithful to the source character in one way or the other, with the Scottie Young plushies featuring double doses of extra cute in a way that only Scottie Young can deliver. It should be noted, there were two additional Scottie Young plush characters introduced at SDCC 2017. Captain America and Black Panther, those are not reviewed here…in fact, their existence totally escaped me until today… Oh well! Check em out, and if you have questions, I’m happy to answer, just leave a comment.
Lockjaw | Rocket and Groot | Spider-Man | The Rest | Availability | Family Photos
Rocket and Groot
In years past, the must have items from Marvel were the Scottie Young pins. Marvel upgraded those pins to plush, and then added Lockjaw, because well, with Inhumans coming, he’s topical and adorable, can’t question the decision. I also get why he wasn’t a Scottie Young design, you want to promote the show, I’m good with it. He’s awesome. These plush characters introduce a question though. Is this the way forward for Marvel convention exclusives? What are we going to see at NYCC? Will we get more Scottie plush? I hope so!
If you didn’t get them at SDCC, for now, eBay is about your only chance, eBay, trade groups, the aftermarket. I’m hoping they bring these and more out at NYCC 2017!