Stan Lee’s Anaheim Schedule Includes Free Limited Signing

Press Release:

Comic Book Legend Stan Lee To Conduct Free Limited Signing, Panel With Avi Arad And Photo-op Session At Anaheim Comic Con

NEW YORK and ANAHEIM, Calif., April 12, 2010 – Stan Lee, the iconic comic book writer, editor, actor, producer, publisher, television personality, and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, will conduct a limited free signing, photo session, and interactive panel discussion as part of a full day on Saturday at Anaheim Comic Con at the Anaheim Convention Center. One hundred lucky fans, selected by random draw, free of charge, will participate in the autograph session.

Mr. Lee will join legendary producer Avi Arad in a panel, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, moderated by Wizard Magazine Editor Mike Cotton. Mr. Lee will conduct the last hour of the panel himself in a Q&A format with fans (11 a.m.-noon).

At 12:30 p.m., Mr. Lee will sign 100 copies of Ultimo, which will be sold at the Wizard booth on Friday and Saturday, on a first-come, first-served basis, for $5.99, while supplies last. Any purchase of Ultimo on Friday automatically gets you into the autograph session on Saturday.

At 2 p.m., the free signing for the random draw winners will take place at the Wizard booth.

At 3:30 p.m., fans can pose with Stan at the “Photos with Froggy” booth (#959), also first-come, first-served. The fee for photos is $40.00 each. Attendees are encouraged to sign up early on Friday for the Saturday session, as photo-ops will sell out quickly! Visit http://www.froggysphotos.com/anaheim.htm to reserve in advance.

In order to enter the raffle, fans can pick up their tickets between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Wizard booth. The drawing will take place at 2 p.m., and those 100 whose numbers have been selected to participate may then line up to meet Stan and receive their one autograph.

With several artist co-creators, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Mr. Lee co-created Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and many other fictional characters, introducing complex, naturalistic characters and a thoroughly shared universe into superhero comic books. In addition, he headed the first major successful challenge to the industry’s censorship organization, the Comics Code Authority and forced it to reform its policies. Mr. Lee subsequently led the expansion of Marvel Comics from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.

Anaheim Comic Con which runs Friday through Sunday, is a major pop culture convention bringing together fans of comics, toys, collectibles and offering a chance to see actors, writers, artists and the best each industry has to offer.

To recap Stan Lee’s Anaheim Schedule for Saturday, April 17:

• 10:30 – 11 a.m. – Stan Lee with Avi Arad – Room 204B. Moderated by Mike Cotton, Wizard Magazine Editor

• 11 a.m. – Noon – Stan Lee Q&A – Room 204B. Moderated by Mike Cotton, Wizard Magazine Editor

• 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Ultimo Signing – Wizard Booth #313. Must have purchased Ultimo on Friday ($5.99) at Wizard Booth #313.

• 2 – 3 p.m. – Free signing for 100 people chosen by random drawing. Signing will be at the Wizard Booth #313. Must pick up tickets @ Wizard Booth Saturday morning between the hours of 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

• 3:30 – 4 p.m. – Photo Ops @ Photos with Froggy (Booth #959). Cost is $40 each. Must sign up in advance on site on Friday or Saturday, or anytime via http://www.froggysphotos.com/anaheim.htm.

About Wizard Entertainment:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Shamus publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Shamus also produces a North American Comic Con tour.

Wizard World Comic Con Tour:

March 26-28, 2010, Toronto Comic Con, Direct Energy Centre

April 16-18, 2010, Anaheim Comic Con, Anaheim Convention Center

June 11-13, 2010, Philadelphia Comic Con, Pennsylvania Convention Center

August 19-22, 2010, Chicago Comic Con, Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center

October 1-3, 2010, New England Comic Con, John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center

October 7-10, 2010, Big Apple Comic Con, Pier 94

October 15-17, 2010, New Jersey Comic Con, New Jersey Convention and Expo Center

November 12-14, 2010, Austin Comic Con, Austin Convention Center

December 3-5, 2010, Atlanta Comic Con, Cobb Galleria Centre

March 25-27, 2011 – Toronto Comic Con, Direct Energy Centre

Cincinnati Comic Con, TBD

Cleveland Comic Con, TBD

Nashville Comic Con, TBD

Avi Arad to Address Fans at Anaheim Comic Con

GAREB SHAMUS, WIZARD ENTERTAINMENT CEO WELCOMES AVI ARAD, ICONIC MOVIE PRODUCER, TO ANAHEIM COMIC CON

Famed Super Hero Hollywood Producer to Deliver Welcome Address at Anaheim Comic Con

New York, NY (February 12, 2010) – Avi Arad will speak to Anaheim Comic Con fans on the morning of Saturday, April 17, welcoming them to the inaugural event.

“Gareb and I have been friends for 20 years, and I am honored he asked me to give a keynote address to the fans at Anaheim Comic Con,” said Arad.

Later in the day, Arad will take part in a Q&A panel with fans.

“Avi is a mentor to me, and it means a lot to me personally that he is coming out to show his support of the show,” said Shamus. “The fans are in for a real treat. Avi is a pioneer in our industry, taking comics from print to worldwide films and breathing new life into classic characters. The fans know and respect that.”

While at Anaheim Comic Con, Arad will also sit down for an exclusive interview to be featured in WIZARD magazine.

About Avi Arad:
Arad is currently the head of Avi Arad Productions, and he has Producer or Executive Producer credits on over 50 films to date, including some of the biggest Super Hero franchises. He is the Former Chief Creative officer for Marvel Entertainment and former Chairman and CEO of Marvel Studios. Arad was an executive producer on such films as Spider-Man, X-Men, Blade and Fantastic Four. He was also a producer on Ghost Rider, Spider-Man 2 & 3, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk. Arad was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Producers Branch) in 2005.

About Gareb Shamus:
Gareb Shamus founded Wizard Entertainment in 1991. Today, Shamus publishes consumer magazines Wizard, ToyFare, FunFare and numerous books about pop-culture’s top talent, comic books and toys. Shamus also produces a North American Comic Con tour.

Wizard World Comic Con Tour:

March 26-28, 2010, Toronto Comic Con, Direct Energy Centre

April 16-18, 2010, Anaheim Comic Con, Anaheim Convention Center

June 11-13, 2010, Philadelphia Comic Con, Pennsylvania Convention Center

August 19-22, 2010, Chicago Comic Con, Donald E. Stephens (Rosemont) Convention Center

October 7-10, 2010, Big Apple Comic Con, Pier 94

October 15-17, 2010, New Jersey Comic Con, New Jersey Convention and Expo Center

November 12-14, 2010, Austin Comic Con, Austin Convention Center

Atlanta Comic Con, TBD

Cincinnati Comic Con, TBD

Cleveland Comic Con, TBD

New England Comic Con, TBD