I'm not a guest of honor, but I'm showing up too!
COMICS LEGEND STAN LEE TO BE GUEST OF HONOR AT WIZARD WORLD LOS ANGELES!
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Comic Icon To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award Among Other Exciting Events At The Convention.
No other creator in comics has amassed a body of work as impressive as Stan Lee. Responsible for creating nearly every one of Marvel Comics’ icons, Stan Lee also wrote the first hundred issues of Fantastic Four and Amazing Spider-Man and thus created the foundation for much of the Marvel Universe. The comics legend will make an exclusive appearance at Wizard World Los Angeles as its Guest of Honor on March 14th for a day filled with activities for comic fans.
During Wizard World Los Angeles, Guest of Honor Stan Lee will be inducted into the Wizard Hall of Fame as part of a benefit for the Hero Initiative. While this historic induction will be open to all Wizard World Los Angeles attendees, a select group of fans will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and get one-on-one time with Lee in an intimate setting through a limited number of special VIP packages. Lee himself will sit down for a Q&A moderated by current Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis and featuring a special mystery guest. The rest of Lee’s time will be filled with VIP and public signings where fans young and old will get to come face-to-face with the man that created their heroes.
"We are thrilled beyond belief to have the most legendary name in comics be part of Wizard World Los Angeles,” said Wizard Senior VP/Operations Joe Yanarella. "Not only is Stan a worldwide icon and a creative force, he's an all-around great guy and it represents an amazing opportunity for Wizard to be able to honor Stan with a lifetime achievement award and just say thanks on behalf of comic fans everywhere."
"Stan's always been a great supporter of The Hero Initiative, and we're thrilled that he'll be attending the show on behalf of Hero," said Hero Initiative President Jim McLauchlin. "We have a few special surprises we're working on as well that should make the show in general and Stan's participation in particular great fun for all."
Along with his character-defining stints on Amazing Spider-Man and Fantastic Four, Lee also created or co-created the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, Thor, Iron Man and Dr. Strange among many other characters. He also first assembled the Avengers and resurrected Captain America from his icy grave, re-introducing the legendary World War II hero. Lee’s humanization of his heroes’ alter egos forever changed the way that comic books are written. Lee is still a vital part of the entertainment industry today. He co-founded POW! Entertainment in 2005 to develop original film, television and video game properties and has recently partnered with Shaman King creator Hiroyuki Takei to produce a prologue chapter of Karakuridôji Ultimo for Viz Media.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Stan Lee. Be sure to go to www.wizardworld.com for updates about guests and programming and to save 15 percent off the price of tickets by ordering now. Wizard World returns to Los Angeles March 13-15, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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Who woulda thunk all those years ago when Stan called you a Shmuck in Cleveland, that you'd be moderating his Guest of honor panel....
LIVE FAST, LOVE HARD, DIE WITH YOUR MASK ON...
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I'm visiting friends in LA, so I might actually go.