Columbia High School’s Comicology Club presents the first ever Cougar Con on Saturday, June 11. Cougar Con will take place in the Columbia High School (CHS) Cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will celebrate the worlds of comics, anime, manga, sci-fi, fantasy, movies and cosplay. In addition, there will be demonstrations by the CHS robotics and drone clubs and other cool stuff that have blurred and surpassed the lines from science fiction to science fact. 

Cougar Con Guests include: DC comics writing/editorial legend, Dennis (Denny) O’Neill famous for his shaping of the Batman mythos as well as many other characters. Denny will be on hand to speak about his unbelievable career with fans of all ages.  

Voice Actor Tatyana Yassukovich who voiced Barris Offee on Star Wars Clone Wars as well as others on programs such as Batman Brave and the Bold will be making her first convention appearance ever!  Other guests include Writer/Editor Publisher Jim Salicrup, Artist Ian Dorian, Writer/Editor/Professor Jack C. Harris, Artist Will Torres, Toy Hunter Steve Savino, Author/Artist/Lecturer Arlen Schumer, Artist/Promoter Cliff Galbraith & artist Christian Espiritosantos. 

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On display in the CHS parking lot, will be the 1966 Batmobile, the Back to the future Delorean, and the Bandit from Smokey and the Bandit fame. Members of the Star Wars fan club the 501st Legion will be on hand, Matt “Marty Mc Fly Bell (the world’s number 1 Michael J. Fox lookalike) and cosplayers Joseph and Sonia Garcia will be on hand to add to the fun as Superman and Wonder Woman. There will be vendors of comics, toys, artwork and other cool pop culture related items, a no minimum bid auction, a costume contest, and guest panels on comic art, writing, diversity in comics and a special panel discussion by Arlen Schumer on the 50th anniversary of the Batman TV series.

CHS Cougar Con takes place in the Columbia High School Cafeteria at 17 Parker Avenue, Maplewood, NJ from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. Admission ages 12 and up is $5 per person, ages 6-12 is $3, Ages 5 and under or in a costume are free! 

All proceeds will benefit the CHS Comicology Club.

For more details go to:, email Tom Jeron at or call 973 626-6620.