Ultimate Guide to Cons on Long Island in 2024

Cosplayers, gamers, and comic buffs unite! Here is a list of cons where you can get to show off your latest and greatest cosplayer costume, meet celebs, and engage with your favorite fandom. Whether you’re a Trekkie (or Trekker), gamer, or just love scifi, fantasy, comics and all thinks geek culture, this is the list for you!

  • ✅ CradleConWe went to Cradle-Con! Click here to check out everything we did and saw this year! Cosplayers head over to CradleCon at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on May 18-19, 2024. On Saturday is the 18+ contest with a top prize of $500. On Sunday is the 17 and under contest with a first prize of $250. Where: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City. When: May 18-19, 2024.
  • Trek Long Island – Trek guests galore! Read about Gabrielle Ruiz, who plays T’Lyn on Star Trek: Lower Decks and will be at the con. Also read about con founder Stefanie Gangone and how she is boldly going where no con has before. Where: Hyatt Regency Long Island, 1717 Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge. When: May 31 – June 2, 2024.
  • 3nd Annual Sci-Fi Mini Con – The 3nd Annual Sci-Fi Mini Con to benefit Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County. Where: Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville. When: Saturday, July 20th, Noon-5pm.
  • HurriCon 2024 – A comic convention with a heart. Where: Bethany Congregational Church, 100 Main Street, East Rockaway. When: Saturday, July 20th, 10am-5pm.
  • LI Retro Gaming Expo – Share your passion for their favorite game, anime, comic, film or art.  All attendees are welcome to dress up as the character or concept of their choice. Where: Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City. When: August 9-11, 2024.
  • LI TropicCon – New York’s Pop Culture Paradise – comics and cosplay. Registration for Tropic Con’s Cosplay Championship 2024 is now open! This event is open to Cosplayers of all skill levels and all you gotta do is head to their website and fill out the sign-up sheet! Come show off your skills for a chance at glory and a piece of that 5k!! Where: Hyatt Regency Long Island, 1717 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge. When: August 17-18, 2024.
  • Long Island’s Doctor Who Convention – Take a trip on the TARDIS to the original Doctor Who con on Long Island. Read all about con founder Ken Deep by clicking here. Where: Holiday Inn Long Island, 1730 N. Ocean Avenue, Holtsville. When: August 23-25, 2024.
  • SmithCon 2024 -Make sure to save the date for SmithCon 2024, an all-day, Comic Con-style event! Join Smithtown Library for games, crafts, raffles and programs for pop culture lovers of all ages. You won’t want to miss it! When: Saturday, November 2, 2024. Where: Smithtown Library, One North Country Road, Smithtown.
  • HurriCon 2024 – Second event of the year for this comic convention. Where: Bethany Congregational Church, 100 Main Street, East Rockaway. When: Saturday, November 23rd, 10am-5pm
  • Long Island Comic Fest – Usually in November but the organizers are seeking out a new location so everything is TBD. We will update as soon as we know more.
  • EternalCon – No 2024 dates yet but this con has a cosplay contests, meetups, and events. We will update as soon as we know more.

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