Monthly Archives: April 2015

A Special Thanks to Those Who Donated Raffles for LIPopCon 2015

LIPopCon will have over 20 raffles to give out at at this year’s conference! LIPopCon would like to thank the following organizations for their donations:

  • Hatchette Book Group
  • Harper Collins
  • Houghton Mifflin
  • Locust Valley Library Comic Con Club
  • NCLA Children’s Services Division
  • Viz Media
  • Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation
  • Yen Press

The donations received are truly appreciated.

Webcomic Writer Alex Chautin Will Be a Speaker at LIPopCon 2015!

Webcomic Writer Alex Chautin will be a speaker at LIPopCon 2015!

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Alex Chautin is the writer of the all-ages sci-fi adventure webcomic Eerie PD, as well as the creator of Gradually Yours and other autobiographical comics. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in English education and is a strong advocate for the use of graphic novels as a teaching and literacy tool. Alex has also written comic reviews for sites such as Kabooooom and Comic Vine.

To learn more about Eerie PD, please visit http://www.eeriepd.com/.

To read Alex Chautin’s reviews on Kabooooom, please visit http://kabooooom.com/author/alexchautin/.

For more information about featured guests at LIPopCon 2015, please visit our Featured Guests page!

Parking, Registration, and Directions for LIPopCon 2015

Parking and Registration:

When you enter St. John’s University Oakdale Campus, please head south on Berard Blvd. toward the Parking Lot as indicated on the map below. The entrance to the Parking Lot will be on your right and at the south end of the Parking Lot.

After parking, please proceed to Bourne Mansion for Registration, where you will sign in and assorted pastries will be served for breakfast. Registration begins at 8:30AM. Opening remarks begin at 9:15AM in the Bourne Mansion.

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LIPopCon2015 will be held on APRIL 16th, 2015
at the St. John’s University OAKDALE Campus.

St. John’s University
500 Montauk Highway
Oakdale, NY 11769
631-218-7800

Directions by Car:

From N.Y.C., North, and West of Long Island
From the Long Island Expressway (L.I.E.) Eastbound

Take L.I.E. (I-495) eastbound to Exit 53S, south to Sagtikos State Parkway to Exit S4/Southern State Parkway eastbound. Then, follow directions from Southern State Parkway.
From the Southern State Parkway Eastbound
Use Exit 44 East (Montauk), and get on Sunrise Highway (27) eastbound. Follow directions from Sunrise Highway west of Oakdale.

From Sunrise Highway west of Oakdale
Take Sunrise Highway (27) eastbound until you see a sign for Oakdale — Montauk Highway (Rte. 85). Exit Sunrise Highway on your right, and at the light, make a left turn. Bear right going over a small bridge. From here, follow directions “From Oakdale” (below).

From Oakdale
Drive through Oakdale passing 5 traffic lights. (The Oakdale shopping plaza is on your left after the 5th light.) After this light, you should see the west entrance of the campus on your right. Enter the campus and proceed until you come to a gate. Turn left. “The Mansion” (Administrative Offices) is approximately 100 feet on your right.

From East of Oakdale, Long Island
From Sunrise Highway east of Oakdale

Take Sunrise Highway (27) westbound to Exit 48, Locust Avenue / Oakdale – Bohemia. At the light, make a left onto Locust Avenue south. Proceed southbound on Locust for 2 miles until you reach the end, which is Montak Highway (27A). Make a right onto Montauk Highway, and take your immediate left onto the west entrance of the campus. Proceed until you come to a gate. Turn left. “The Mansion” (Administrative Offices) is approximately 100 feet on the right side.

Directions via Public Transportation:

Long Island Railroad/Suffolk County Transit
From New York City

Take L.I.R.R. to the Oakdale Station.
Take the Suffolk County Transit Bus S40 bus east on Montauk Highway to Oakdale’s main entrance on Montauk Highway.

From Eastern Long Island
Take L.I.R.R. to the Sayville Station.
Take the Suffolk County Transit Bus S40 bus west on Montauk Highway to Oakdale’s main entrance on Montauk Highway.