Kevin Smith, Legion M and Agents of Mayhem have partnered together with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment to bring us a celebration fit for a true super hero, Stan Lee. The event is titled, Excelsior! A Celebration of the Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible & Uncanny Life of Stan Lee. It will take place on Wednesday January 30, 2019, at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. The event will feature an art exhibit celebrating Stan’s legacy by Rob Prior, fan favorite speakers, and several special surprises. Kevin Smith will be moderating conversations with celebrity speakers including Mark Hamill, Rob Liefeld, Michael Uslan, Vincent D’Onofrio, RZA, and Tom DeSanto and more. They will share their favorite memories and moments with Stan as well as how he inspired them.
Legion M worked closely with Agents of Mayhem to produce the tribute film that will play for attendees during the event. They are not only the largest fan owned entertainment company known for producing film and TV projects but a company built on changing the way Hollywood works. In 2017 they organized Stan Lee’s hand and foot imprint at the TCL Chinese Theater. Darren Passarello, the founder of Agents of Mayhem, worked closely on this project as he owes his start in entertainment to Stan. When asked how he felt about working on this tribute for his close friend, he said: “Stan saw the good and the potential in everyone he met, and he never hesitated to help them if he could. It is not only an esteemed privilege but a personal honor to be a part of this tribute.”
The entire event is being overseen by Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, a company created by himself and Gill Champion in 2001. The multimedia company is the sole owner of any new and original content created since 2001 by Stan Lee. Chief Marketing Officer Bob Sabouni will be guiding the event with the help of the other event partners. Everyone is looking forward to sharing what they truly loved about Stan Lee.
The time schedule for the event is as follows:
- 4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM – Forecourt Activities
- 6:00 PM – Red Carpet
- 7:30 PM TO 9:30 PM – Tribute (IMAX theatre)
- 9:30 PM TO 11:30 PM – Post-tribute reception
This event is going to be one for the ages and truly proves just how influential Stan Lee was, not only in the comic book world but throughout the entertainment industry. The event is open to fans around the world and all net proceeds will go to The Hero Initiative, a charity that supports comic book creators, artists, and writers in need. There is two types of tickets you can purchase: the Adamantium fan pass is $150 and the Vibranium fan pass for $200. Each ticket includes access to the forecourt activities, the tribute, post-tribute reception and a commemorative poster. The Vibranium ticket also includes preferred access to the red carpet arrivals. Tickets can be purchased here starting at 5pm PST on Wednesday January 9th!
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