Salt Lake City’s first annual Comic Con drew a record number of eager cosplayers this week, with apparent thousands being turned away at the door on Saturday due to issues with building capacity. Previously compelled to switch venues due to unexpectedly high ticket sales, not even the Salt Palace Convention Center could contain all the costumed cargo that flooded its decks. READ MORE
Fan Expo Vancouver took place over the weekend, bringing in loads of pop-culture hounds from all over the West Coast. Only in its sophomore year, the convention drew in a crowd of thousands to the Vancouver Convention Centre, despite the inevitable rain. Whether you’re into Lego or The Walking Dead, the expo was packed with geek culture goodies for everyone. The big celebrity guest for the weekend was Mr. Stan Lee himself, who showed up for an all-day signing and Q&A panel on Saturday. There were loads of other comic book creators and celebrities in attendance including Elvira, James Marsters, Sean Astin, Michael Rooker, and many others.
This is a smaller convention, but it has a big heart. Without having to plan for major news announcements from publishers and film studios, the focus remains on the attendees. Despite the insane lines on Saturday morning, which seemed almost unmanageable for the staff, the con floor was filled with beaming faces. READ MORE
Marvel is currently feeling generous! The publisher is offering up over 700 free digital comics through ComiXology.com and through their online store as part of a promo at SXSW. These aren’t just ragtag books you’d find in dollar store bins, but a massive collections that spans across multiple Marvel eras, including a load of Marvel NOW! titles. They’ve got everything from classic X-Men to current Avengers issues, so head on over and take advantage of this! READ MORE
Stan Lee has just pulled out from another comic con, MegaCon Convention in Orlando, due to illness. The Megacon Facebook account states, “I regret to announce that Stan Lee has canceled his appearance at MegaCon 2013. We received the call late last night. He is okay, but is taking a small break from doing convention appearances.” READ MORE
Stan Lee, who was a headlining guest of this weekend’s Amazing Arizona Comic Con, has been forced to cancel his appearance because he is “physically unable to travel”. Nobody wants to think about it, and hopefully it’s not the case, but it’s possible that Stan Lee may be ill again.
Stan Lee is 90-years-old, and canceled two prior public appearances in September, which lead to him having a pacemaker installed. READ MORE
Stan Lee is probably the biggest personality in comics, and today is Stan’s 90th Birthday. Even at 90 he is still very much involved in the comics industry, making non-stop appearances at cons around the world, hosting panels, signing for fans for hours,and he’s even got an active Twitter account. Happy Birthday, Stan! READ MORE
Yesterday a video of legendary comic creator, Stan Lee, was posted on youtube showing him enthusiastically reading “Twas The Night Before Christmas”. Not much else to say other than this is awesome. Get in that holiday spirit. READ MORE