Garden City, New York – January 4th 2014 – Eternal Con is thrilled to announce the addition of legendary GI Joe: A Real American Hero creator Larry Hama to this years event! Mr. Hama joins the ever growing line-up of creators attending Eternal Con 2014. Also confirmed are creators Konstantin Komardin, Rebecca Friedman, Dan Sehn, and Rodney Ramos.
The second annual Eternal Con will take place the weekend of June 14-15 2014 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City NY.
Larry Hama is a writer / cartoonist / illustrator / actor / musician who has worked in comics, tv and film. He is best known as the writer of Marvel’s “GI Joe” comics in the ‘eighties, and as the writer of Marvel’s “Wolverine” in the ‘nineties. More recently he has scripted “SPOOKS,” and “Barack the Barbarian” for Devil’s Due Comics, “GI JOE ORIGINS” and GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO for IDW as well as various animation and video game projects. He is currently Artist in Residence at Asian/Pacific/American Arts Institute at NYU.
Also added is award-winning Russian sequential artist, graphic artist and animator, Konstantin Komardin. Mr. Komardin is an award-winning Russian sequential artist, graphic artist and animator currently living in Moscow. This marks his first appearances in the United States, providing a rare opportunity to see some amazing originals never before offered in the US. Konstantin was born in Ekaterinburg, where he fell in love with sequential art as a child, and went on to attend the Academy of Book Design. And has worked with numerous publishing houses on book covers and interior illustrations, while also working with anthology magazines in the role of graphic artist.
We are also proud to announce the addition of the Urban Action Showcase to our ever-growing event. On sunday June 15th they will present a special screening event in the IMax theatre to be announce in the near future.
The Urban Action Showcase is a multi – day Independent Action Film Showcase, Film Festival and Expo premiering minority filmmakers specifically in the Action Film Genre. Action is the genre of choice for fans and Studios alike when it comes to Summer Blockbusters not to mention 9 out of the top 10 highest grossing films to date all have Action at its core! The Danger, Thrill, and Excitement of the Action genre keeps us all at the edge of our seats from the small screen to the big screen and it would seem that the Action genre has it all accept for one very important factor, Diversity. Without equal opportunity and diversity any positive message can be misconstrued. By focusing on the thrill and excitement of the Action genre and recognizing the need for integration the Urban Action Showcase sets itself apart from other film festivals as the only one of its kind!
With the initiative of social responsibility and ethnic diversity, the Urban Action Showcase advocates minority actors, filmmakers, producers, and industry professionals through workshops, panel discussion, screenings and events. Through strong networks and sponsorship support the Urban Action Showcase endeavors to encourage major studios to both include and pioneer more ethnically diverse casts and projects in the Action genre. The Urban Action Showcase will continue to grow, meeting and exceeding expectations with the help of our partnering sponsors and Indie Action fans across the nation. The Urban Action Showcase Indie Action Film Festival welcomes film and television Animation and Live Action Short and Feature narratives in all of the various aspects of the Action genre.
The Urban Action Showcase is presented by Action Scene Combat Productions a full service production company pioneering ethnically diverse works in the Action film genre founded in 2000 by Demetrius Angelo the creator of the Urban Action Showcase.
In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from Eternal Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, special exhibits, art show, exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.