Do you like science fiction, fantasy, steampunk, comics, gaming, or anime? Then come join us at MinCon! MinCon is a pop culture convention taking place at the Mineola Memorial Library. Please check this page for updates on MinCon! The next MinCon will be in 2019!
When: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Where: Mineola Memorial Library, 195 Marcellus Rd., Mineola, NY 11501 (located in Mineola Memorial Park)
Map & Directions to Mineola Memorial Library
Parking: Mineola Intermodal Center (located at the LIRR’s Mineola Station) ($6 per day, up to 20 hours)
Walking Directions from the Mineola Intermodal Center to the Mineola Memorial Library
Limited street parking, library parking lot (parking reserved for library employees, vendors, and artists)
Public Transportation: Take the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) to the Mineola Station, or the Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) buses: N22, N23, N24, N40, N41, N78, and N79.
Walking Directions from the Mineola Intermodal Center to the Mineola Memorial Library
Nearby ATM Locations: American Community Bank (southeast corner of Marcellus Rd. & Jericho Turnpike), Bank of America (southeast corner of Mineola Blvd. & Jericho Turnpike), Capital One Bank (Mineola Blvd., between Lincoln Ave. & Grant Ave.), 7-Eleven (southwest corner of Mineola Blvd. & Jericho Tpke.).
Costumes/Cosplay is encouraged! Please read the Costumes/Cosplay Rules before attending. By attending MinCon, you give your consent to be photographed and appear on camera for the press/media. If you would like to join our Cosplay Contest, please see the Cosplay Contest Rules, and sign up by contacting the library before or on the day of MinCon with your name, the name of your character, what your character is from (comic/book/movie/TV/video game, etc.), if you will be doing a walk-on or skit (1-3 minutes), and will you be entering as an individual or as a group.
If you would like to apply for space at MinCon as an artist or vendor, please see the Artists’ Alley & Vendor Policies page.
Will Torres – a pro comic book artist from New Jersey. He is an Official Walking Dead Magazine contributing artist, an Image Comics/Topcow Productions Freshmen Summer Vacation Special #1 co-artist, and Dynamite Entertainment Red Sonja #5 Spotlight Artist. He will be at MinCon 2019 promoting his new comic book, Mr. Venture: Man of Adventure One-Shot Special. He will be creating an original piece of Walking Dead art at MinCon, to be given away to a lucky winner at the MinCon Cosplay Contest!
Frank DeStefano – grew up on Long Island, New York, and spent his early years watching all types of action films, especially science fiction. These films, particularly the 1996 blockbuster “Independence Day,” would go on to inspire his first novel, “The Dark Legend of the Foreigner,” and its sequel, “The Dark Legend of the Foreigner II: The Dark Lords.”
Musical Guests: TBD
Kristine Abarquez – a local NJ anime artist who specializes in chibis. I sell sticker sheets, buttons, hand-made plush toys, charms, and sometimes on the spot commissions.
Hudson Chanoine – artist known as Chan13Hud on Deviant Art.
Lianne Cristiano – sells paintings, amigurimi plushes, embroidered patches, and drawings.
Drawin Berries – a cosplayer and local NJ artist who makes prints, charms, stickers, pins, and anime soaps. She takes commissions and loves to meet fellow nerds.
fluffalcats – a local Long Island artist who specializes in drawing characters. She mainly focuses on creating prints, charms and stickers.
Fox Print Creations – they make a wide variety of art, from small prints, stickers and necklaces that range all different types of fandoms like anime, video games, and D&D.
Rebecca Friedman – is the founder of GraphicAnime®.
As Director/Animator of THE VILLIKON CHRONICLES: RETURN TO MAYHEM, she animated a vignette inspired by the film THE VILLIKON CHRONICLES: GENESIS OF EVIL, that is based on characters appearing in THE VILLIKON CHRONICLES graphic novels. She has collaborated with creator and executive producer Bryan J. Kinnaird to create the animated short to a worldwide fan base of VC franchise enthusiasts.
Rebecca has animated and directed animated shorts for the radio personality The Greaseman Show and is the web comic illustrator for the Adaptation of Griffith Picture’s award winning movie “Cockpit: The Rule of Engagement.
With a Master of Science degree, Rebecca Friedman has freelanced with 3D Mirage in 3D modeling and 3D Animation. Her professional portfolio also includes 3D animation for the FIAO (Federation of Italian American Organization). Additionally, she is a writer, composer, character developer, programmer, college lecturer, and creator of LOVELY DEMON: DEMONIC- REAPER CHRONICLES, an original Manga comic book and cross-interactive media venture published under her GraphicAnime label and under her pen name ZANNY LANE®.
Kelly Gordon (McKel Supreme) & Jennifer Scrimenti (Night & Day Anime Studios) – artists/writers, self publishers, and founders of Night & Day Anime Studios. We have six comic books all illustrated and written by us. We also have three more comic books in development. You can order our books at http://www.comicfleamarket.com/anime/.
Kyle Horne – is a freelance artist based in Long Island. He graduated with his Bachelor’s and Visual Communications from SUNY College at Old Westbury continuing his Pursuits in the Arts. Including illustrating such children’s books as the Amazing Annabelle & Mrs Smith’s Anti-Bullying Topic Class. Art has always been a big part of his life ever since he was very young and he will continue to do so moving forward as he pursues more children’s books and graphic novels.
I Am Filled With Static – an artist who specializes in characters. She loves to draw art of the different fandoms she is in and sharing that with others! She primarily focuses on art prints and buttons. She also offers at-table commissions that she completes while the attendees are enjoying the convention.
ENDtense J.E.T. Studios – specializes in creating comic books.
Intense storytelling and character development is what they strive for.
J. Saravia / Mark Rodrigues – J. Saravia is a cartoonist, born and raised on Long Island. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a focus on cartooning and illustration. Her work is greatly influenced by American and Japanese comics. She mostly sells stickers, prints, bags, and paintings.
Mark Rodrigues was also born and raised in New York. He grew up on a healthy diet of video games, sci-fi movies and comics. His art is mainly small commissions and intricate art pieces.
Both J. Saravia and Mark Rodrigues are partners that work closely together improving their own works of art and at times collab on large prints.
Brendan Shaw & Peter Vazquez (Fat Guy Inc.) – Fat Guy Inc is the brand created by Brendan Shaw and Peat Vazquez. We are two guys that love art, comic books, beer and bacon.. We introduced our artistic brand to the world at New York Comic Con 2014 and since then have made plans to take over the world! In a good way! We have a wide range of artistic talents. Drawing, pen , pencil, graphite, charcoal, paint, graphic design and digital. Our influences and inspirations are as diverse as they are similar. From comic books, graphic novels, to fine art , film, manga and anime, Fat Guy Inc has all bases covered. . From fan art to portraits and everything in between, we create the art that YOU want.
In 2017, we realized a dream, and self published our own comic book, Fat Guy Inc Presents. In those pages we tell original stores and adventures. We also give an opportunity for our friends and fellow artists , to show some of their own work as well. We want out book to not only give us a vehicle to tell our stories to the world, but we also want to promote and build up our indie art scene 2018 began with the launch of our WEBSITE, Fat Guy Inc.Com. It is the definitive one stop shop for all things FGI. It has all our social media links, info on our Comic Book, Appearances and so much more, including, COMIC BAR CON!!
At the end of 2017 we were given the opportunity to take over and reshape Comic Bar Con. We hit the ground running. We took the concept and reshaped it into Comic Bar Con: The Indie Art show! it’s packed with art, cosplay, beer and fun! It’s a small intimate place where you can get to know emerging artists and they can develop a following. You NEED to be there and you can get more info at our aforementioned website or you can follow Comic Bar Con on Instagram @ComicBarCon.
Trot L’Oeil Artistry – is where you can find unique pieces from one of a kind artwork to action figures! Everything is unique, one-of-a-kind, and all done by hand!
More to come!
The Mineola Memorial Library’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Used Book Sale – buy science fiction, fantasy, and graphic novels for only 25 cents per paperback, and 50 cents per hardcover!
ChibiChon – a small business started by two crafters with a passion for affordable and adorable “KAWAii!” products. Ada Wong and Shuxin You are the creators of ChibiChon, and we are based in New York.
Goody Stuff – a store for CAT/Anime LOVERS by design. Sells custom made good luck kitty bracelets, charms, necklaces, made on the spot.
StarWarp Concepts – Launched in 1993 by author Steven A. Roman, StarWarp Concepts is a Queens-based indie publishing house that specializes in dark-urban-fantasy and fantasy novels, comic books, and graphic novels. Our critically acclaimed titles include Roman’s The Saga of Pandora Zwieback, a Young Adult series starring a teenaged Goth who fights monsters; Terra Incognito: A Guide to Building the Worlds of Your Imagination, a nonfiction guide for fantasy writers and gamers by fantasy author Richard C. White; Lorelei: Sects and the City, a Mature Readers, succubus-vs.-horror-cult graphic novel by Roman and artists Eliseu Gouveia, Steve Geiger, and Neil Vokes; and the Illustrated Classic Carmilla, a reprint of J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s 19th-century vampire novel featuring illustrations by Eliseu Gouveia.
In addition to his StarWarp Concepts work, Roman is the bestselling author of the original novels X-Men: The Chaos Engine Trilogy and Final Destination: Dead Man’s Hand; the straight-to-DVD animated short X-Men: Dark Tide; and a contributor to a number of anthologies, including Untold Tales of Spider-Man, Doctor Who: Short Trips: Farewells, The Ultimate Hulk, and Best New Zombie Tales. Visit the StarWarp Concepts website to follow his adventures in publishing.
William Chilion’s Comics & Toys – a variety of comics and toys.
More to come!
MinCon is open to attendees of all ages, from all locations.
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MinCon 2017 Pictures