There’s no question that Stan Lee has managed to capture the imagination of minds young and old over the years, and today the iconic comic book writer, editor, publisher, and actor was honored by the city of Los Angeles. Recognizing him for his decades-longs contributions to the city’s entertainment industry, Los Angeles decided to give Stan his very own day – “Stan Lee Day.” In recognition of the honor, “Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo,” the three-day convention held in LA since 2011, will now officially be renamed “Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con.”
Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo will be rechristened Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con, effective immediately. This year’s gala three-day convention takes place October 28-30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The name change becomes official on September 27 with a Los Angeles City Hall ceremony honoring the legendary Stan Lee and convention founder Regina Carpenelli and CEO Keith Tralins.
As part of the ceremony, Los Angeles Councilmember Curren D. Price (CD9) will designate Friday, October 28 – the first day of Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con – as Stan Lee Day In recognition of his substantial contributions to the City’s entertainment community and involvement, and in helping create Los Angeles Comic Con, held annually on Halloween weekend, as a world-class event celebrating the city’s comic book, pop culture and entertainment community.
Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con is Los Angeles’ biggest multi-media pop culture convention. Held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the event assembles the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture. In 2015, the event attracted over 76,000 attendees from around the country for its fifth year in 2015. With a mission to salute L.A.’s unparalleled creative community engaged in the production of movies, television, comic books, video games and other forms of pop culture entertainment, Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con’s unique panels, autograph sessions and photo-ops give fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to truly interact with their favorite creators and major players in the entertainment industry.
The 93-year-old not only created popular superheroes including Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Daredevil, Thor, and the X-Men in collaboration with artists such as Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he was also the face of Marvel Comics for many years. Fans today line up to see him at various conventions, and enjoy his cameos in pretty much every movie featuring Marvel characters made since 2000.
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