Cradle-Con 2024: The Sky’s The Limit For Sci-Fi Fans at The Cradle of Aviation Museum’s Annual Gathering


At the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, where the spirit of aviation meets the wonders of pop culture, there’s an event that every sci-fi enthusiast dreams of visiting: Cradle-Con! And this year, that dream is coming true once again with the science fiction and comic con’s return in 2024.

Step into a world where comics, collectibles, and all things pop culture collide in a spectacular celebration built by fans for fans. It’s a weekend extravaganza like no other, set to unfold on Saturday, May 18th, and Sunday, May 19th, from 10 am to 5 pm each day.

One of the highlights that will have fans buzzing is the reunion of the iconic ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ cast. Stars Robert Carradine, Curtis Armstrong, Brian Tochi, Julia Montgomery, Andrew Cassese, and Don Gibb will gather for a special panel, allowing fans to relive their favorite moments, hear untold stories from behind the scenes, and even ask questions directly to the cast.

Cradle-Con has assembled an impressive lineup of guests, including legendary comic book creators Richard and Wendy Pini of ElfQuest fame, Marvel Comics artist and actor Larry Hama known for G.I. Joe and Wolverine, and the esteemed animator Tom Cook, whose works include The Smurfs and He-Man.

Vendor at Cradle-Con in the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City.

For fans looking to dive deeper into the pop culture universe, Cradle-Con offers a plethora of interactive activities. From lightsaber training sessions led by the Saber Guild Endor Temple to cosplay contests that bring beloved characters to life, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

And let’s not forget about the gaming enthusiasts! The Arcade Age Exhibit will transport visitors back in time with classic arcade cabinets, while modern video game tournaments add a competitive edge to the weekend—all included with admission.

Mark your calendars, secure your tickets, and get ready to immerse yourself in a world where the sky’s the limit to your imagination. Cradle-Con 2024 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum is not just an event—it’s a journey into the heart of sci-fi fandom on Long Island.

Cradle-Con takes place on Saturday & Sunday, March 18th-19th, 2024 at The Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City.

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