Second Annual Sewanha-Con is a Major Success


Sewanhaka District students dressed up as their favorite fictional characters at the event.

Donna Rosenblum, Anime Club Adviser

On Saturday, March 14th, students from across the Sewanhaka Central High School district attended Sewanha-Con, the district’s second annual pop culture convention. The event, which took place in the Floral Park Memorial High School library, was designed to emulate larger event’s, such as Comic Con. Students registered in advance in order to participate in a number of activities including panel discussions, trivia, anime screenings, and videogame competitions! All students also attended a session with author Blake J. Harris, whose book Console Wars chronicles the history of the Nintendo/Sega rivalry in the 1990s. A Comic-Con event would not be complete without a visit from fan-favorite characters. Members of the 501st Legion: Empire City Garrison, a volunteer group that promotes interest in Star Wars, costuming and charitable work were part of the day’s festivities. Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers started the afternoon by greeting attendees and posing for photo ops. This district wide event was organized by district librarians. In attendance were Justin Mirsky and Joe Nola from Sewanhaka High School, Karen Annunziata from H Frank Carey High School, Nili Resnick and Anne Brusca from New Hyde Park High School and Donna Rosenblum from Floral Park Memorial High School. As the success of Sewanha-Con continues, plans for next year are already underway.