#Newsflash | Quick, To the Batmobile! Cosmic Con NY Is in Flushing this Weekend
BY QEDC It's In Queens
Do you look good in a superhero outfit? Do you want to meet some great illustrators? Do you have some Spider-Man paraphernalia to sell?
Cosmic Con NYC will take place at the Tangram Center in Flushing from Friday, June 2, through Sunday, June 4.
The three-day expo has several themes – i.e. the Avengers are 60; the superhero genre is 85; Stan Lee is always worthy of celebrating – and several dozen actors, artists, illustrators, writers, and general comics fanatics are expected. They’ll network, participate in panel discussions, and display some very cool stuff.
HeyItsLilly will be there. Cosplaying since 2015, she likes to appear as characters from anime episodes, comic books, and video games.
So will Keith Williams, who illustrated The Phantom with George Olesen for more than a decade. He also worked on Superman with John Byme.
Then there’s Captain Zorikh, who’s been on the scene for 20 years. He’s appeared in Sci-Fi Science and Jedi Junkes as well many off-Broadway productions. He also has a band, the Death Star Repairmen, which rocks Sci-Fi- and Fantasy-inspired Rockabilly and Blues.
Other expected guests include voice-over actor Barrett Leddy of Yu-Gi-Oh! fame, the prolific Carl Paolino, who wrote the pulp horror trilogy Virgin Falls; Daniel Scott Jr., who creates art from candy wrappers; Broadway staple Emily Cramer, whose voice can be heard in numerous animated films, audio dramas, animated movies, dramas, and video games; and Epiphany Shakespeare Company, whose claim to fame is a version of Hamlet told through the world of Batman, the Joker, and other Gotham City characters.
Ticket prices run from $10 to $35, but children under 10 can attend for free. The schedule is Friday (3 pm to 7:30 pm), Saturday (10 am to 7 pm), and Sunday (10 am to 6 pm).
With a main entrance at 133-33 39th Ave., Tangram spans 1.2 million square feet. The mixed-use site has residential apartments, offices, a four-star hotel, a food hall, retail, a swimming facility, a cinema, and a cavernous common area.
Images: Cosmic Con NYC/Albert Fuzailof