East Coast Comicon Is Classic

Linda Marie Linda Marie
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May 5th, 2017

Comic Cons stole my life!

East Coast Comicon Is Classic
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East Coast Comic Con (ECCC) 2017 is in the books. ECCC took place this past weekend at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ and played host to countless guests, artists, writers, collectors and cosplayers alike. East Coast Comic Con's mission has always been to keep comics and their creators as the focus of their show and this year was no different.

East Coast Comic Con Is Classic

East Coast Comic Con, Comics

Comics as far as the eye can see at East Coast Comic Con. Credit: Linda Marie

Fabian Nicieza, Marv Wolfman, Mike Grell, and Larry Lieber are a small sampling of the talent on hand representing work done in major franchises such as Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Disney and more. Visit the ECCC Comic Guest web page for full details on the many accomplished individuals in attendance. It was a beautiful sight to see fans, with comics in hand, flocking the area to meet their favorite icons. They eagerly awaited to have their treasures signed and to speak with the person behind the characters they have loved throughout their life.

East Coast Comic Con, Comic Creators Fabian Nicieza, Mike Grell, Marv Wolfman

Creators Fabian Nicieza, Mike Grell, and Marv Wolfman engaging the fans at East Coast Comic Con.

Star Gazing

In addition to the awesome variety of creators provided by East Coast Comic Con, it was cool to see a blast from the past. Featured guests from well-loved TV shows like Lost in Space, Gilligan's Island, Ghostbusters, Star Trek and much more were on hand to the delight of fans young and old. I was pleased when I had the opportunity to speak briefly with Gilligan's Island star, Dawn Wells (Mary Ann). The vibrant Ms. Wells was genuinely thrilled to meet all adoring fans that stopped by to meet her. I even shared a quick chuckle with her as we discussed the big question of all time... Mary Ann or Ginger? She is quick-witted, humble, with a positive vibe that is contagious. If you ever have the chance to meet Ms. Wells, I encourage you to do so.

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East Coast Comic Con, Dawn Wells, Gilligan's Island

Dawn Wells shares a moment with a fan at East Coast Comic Con. Credit: Linda Marie

As I worked my way across the autograph area, it was hard to miss the love being shown to an 80's movie classic that answers the question....Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! The charismatic Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore) was happily engaging fans as he signed autographs. Several hard core Ghostbusters fans could be found meandering their way around the convention floor dressed in some very impressive cosplay dedicated to their favorite movie.

East Coast Comic Con, Ernie Hudson, Ghostbusters

Ernie Hudson poses with a cosplayer at East Coast Comic Con. Credit: Linda Marie

Located across from the Ghostbusters mobile was the stunning and sweet Ms. Chase Masterston. While she is best known for her role as Leeta in Star Trek Deep Space Nine, she captured my heart as she spoke about her passion... Pop Culture Hero Coalition. Pop Culture Hero Coalition is an organization Ms. Masterston founded in 2013 that is aimed toward anti-bullying. I look forward to meeting with her in the future to shed more light on a subject that touches everyone.

East Coast Comic Con, Chase Masterson, Fans

Chase Masterson talks about anti-bullying with young fans at East Coast Comic Con. Credit: Linda Marie

 Shining Attractions

As if the all the creators, guests, artists and vendors weren't enough, I would be remiss not to mention some motorized eye-candy. There were some treats for sure! It's impossible not to stop and adore the Batmobiles, get chills admiring the haunting Christine, reminisce over the Monkee Mobile or just simply appreciate the magnificence of all the vehicles.

East Coast Comic Con, Cars, Batmobile, Christine, Lost In Space Chariot

Beautiful attractions at East Coast Comic Con. Credit: Linda Marie

Suit Up!

Last but certainly not least was the copious cosplay. Characters from endless fandoms were represented throughout the convention floor. My favorites will always be the parent and child combinations. It is simply warms my heart to see children being taught not to fear embracing their passions. Comic Conventions are a place to show individuality and creativity without judgment.

East Coast Comic Con, Cosplay

Cosplay strong at East Coast Comic Con. Credit: Linda Marie

Thank you all for allowing me to take you on a brief tour of the wonderful weekend I had at East Coast Comic Con. Be sure to follow them on social media... Twitter: EastCoastConNJ, Instagram: eastcoastcomicon and Facebook: eastcoastcomicon for all their latest updates. See you next year!

 

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