Cradle Con is Long Island’s newest comic and pop culture convention created by fans, for fans. Here are some highlights from this comic, collectible, pop culture con.
Live painting it not just a hot wedding reception trend, Cradle Con attendees got to enjoy a live art event outside the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Artist, JP Draft brought the DC Superhero girls to life by freehand spraying graffiti art Sunday that was raffled off.
Meet and Greet
Michael Bell is one of the most prominent voice actors of the 1980s, starring in The Transformers, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, The Houndcats, Rugrats, The Smurfs, and Snorks. However, 90s kids would best remember Bell as the voice of Drew Pickles from Rugrats.
Larry Kenney is best known for his voice work as Lion-O on the 1980s cartoon ThunderCats. He also is the voice for the iconic breakfast cereal characters Count Chocula and Sonny the Cuckoo Bird. Kenney even does humorous guest appearances as Lion-0 on Family Guy.
Walking Dead fans got to meet a zombie from their favorite show. Jeremy Adam Ambler is an actor who played two walkers on AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Doctor Who fans got to see a life-size Tardis, a fictional time machine and spacecraft from the British sci-fi TV show, Doctor Who.
Geeks Get Glam
Glitz and glam are not just for rock stars, at Geeks Get Glam you can turn your hair dreams into a reality. Pop culture fans can transform into their favorite cosplay character or just add a few finishing touches before the next comic convention or event.
Ever dream of being a Star Wars Jedi Knight? At Cradle Con fans could sign up for lightsaber training. Lightsaber trainees were excited to show off their skills and hand out trading cards, however, lightsaber instructors took training very seriously and forbid any press from entering their practice space.
Retro Video Games
Gamers got a real treat at Cradle Con, a gaming den was filled with retro and classic video games including Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Crystal Castles, Street Fighter, and much more. No coins were necessary, gamers could continue to play as long as they wanted to.
Hand Painted Glassware
Lee Quinn showed off her hand painted barware. Her glasses featured Superman, The Joker, Pac Man, Betty Boop and many more.
Etched in Glass
Dizmajiz Graphics showed off their custom etched pint and sports glass mugs including characters like Deadpool, Batman and Harley Quinn displayed on the glasses.
Vans and Marvel recently joined forces to create a line of footwear inspired by Marvel’s Super Hero Squad. Comic fans could score a pair of superhero slip-ons for only $10. Score more affordable comic clothing and collectibles at Long Island Comic Book Expo this fall.
Toys & Collectibles
Cradle Con was a great place to purchase rare toys, collectibles and comics to add to your collection.