Stan Lee to Open Long Beach Comic Con


Stan Lee To Open The Con With Inaugural Ribbon Cutting Ceremony On Friday, October 2

Lucky Fans To Be Chosen for Private Meet & Greet With Stan Lee

Baltimore, MD August 18, 2009 – Long Beach Comic Con is proud to announce that Comic Book Legend Stan Lee will host the ribbon cutting ceremony that will officially declare the start of the inaugural Long Beach Comic Con. The ceremony will take place Friday, October 2nd at the site of Long Beach Comic Con, the Long Beach Convention Center. Additionally, Long Beach Comic Con is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to five lucky fans who pre-order their weekend convention passes. These five fans will be chosen at random for a private Meet and Greet event with Lee on opening day of the convention. Information is available at

Hero Initiative and Desert Wind Comics are also arranging for five additional individuals to attend the Meet & Greet event. Details will be available on their respective websites shortly.

Stan “The Man” Lee, whose comic book career spans over 60 years, is the mind behind the biggest names in the comic book universe. His body of work is far and away the most extensive in the history of comic books. Simply put, there is no bigger name in the world of comic books.

“I am looking forward to opening up the inaugural Long Beach Comic Con,” said Lee. “The team behind the convention really made an impact on me with their passion and desire for a great show and I am excited to be a part of it.”

“We could not have asked for a better way to ring in the start of the Long Beach Comic Con. Stan Lee is the most remarkable figure in the comic book industry and we are thrilled that he is going to be a part of our convention,” said event planner Martha Donato, President of MAD Event Management. “The five lucky winners of the private Meet and Greet event are in for quite a treat. It will certainly be an unforgettable experience for them.”

For a complete list of events, guests, activities, ticket prices and times, visit

Tickets will also be available at select comic book and hobby shops in the area, including Golden Apple, Crazy Cat and Atomic Comics in the Phoenix area.

Desert Wind Comics will be the official CGC Signature Series Witness for Stan Lee during the Meet & Greet.

About MAD Event Management

MAD Event Management is an all-purpose event planning facilitator whose principal owner has over 12 years of experience producing annual large-scale consumer conventions around the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas. MAD’s capabilities include: Site Selection, Exhibit Staffing, Marketing Plans, Vendor Selection, Floor Plan Development, On-Site Execution, Sponsor Exhibitor Sales, Travel Management, Contract Development, Setup & Disassembly and Contract Coordination. Visit for additional information.

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