Considering all the generations that have spanned comic books, Stan Lee is the love and modern imagery taken straight from Golden Comic era! It is SO AMAZING how he is A L I V E and well taking the time to meet and greet a generation(s) spanning decades!
The comic craze shows no signs of slowing down and Stan Lee's Comic Con is the next stop for fans who just can't get enough.
Just asking around the populace of the convention "I've been a big fan all my life. I want an autograph and this is my chance right now."
The weekend convention will include appearances by a number of comic legends, but Comikaze CEO Keith Tralins admits Stan Lee is the key to the convention. "We have the creator of Deadpool too, but Stan is the man," said Tralins.
Of course the fans and their elaborate costumes are a big part of the show too, and what better place to perfect your look?
Merchants like Steve Chiang say it's all about living your fantasy. "Where else can they dress up and wear their costume? People see you as a celebrity," said Chiang.
A massive industry flourishes around the iconic characters of Comic Con, and many of them were created by the star of the show, Stan Lee.
Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con is dominating the L.A. Convention Center this weekend for its seventh year, giving pop culture-obsessives the chance to show off their best cosplay and geek out among fellow fans—and all, conveniently, just in time for Halloween. From Megara to Handmaids to Sailor Moon to Captain America, every iconic pop culture figure was represented in some costume or another this weekend.
The convention isn't just for fans, though—small businesses, comic book artists, printing companies, and more use the opportunity to exhibit their wares and build their brands.
The L.A. Comic Con was first introduced in 2011 as a local alternative to San Diego's massive annual Comic Con. It was originally called Comikaze, later becoming Stan Lee's Comikaze after the original creators partnered with Stan Lee and his company to grow the event. The 2016 event was the first event under the name Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con.
This year's event featured panels with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Katee Sackhoff, Chloe Bennet, and other iconic sci-fi, fantasy, and superhero actors. It also featured discussions and workshops on things like the legacy of Lord of the Rings and how to best navigate Hollywood. During The Rock's panel, he briefly touched on a possible presidency run. “I think the ‘People’s President’ has a really nice ring to that. I’ll just say that,” he said, according to Entertainment Weekly. The idea has been thrown around ever since the Rock spoke to Vanity Fair last November that he "wouldn't rule it out."
I cannot imagine a L.A. Comic Con without Stan Lee...we are blessed to have his presence once again for another year! Stan Lee electrifies the community in all aspects creating constant imagery with his signature Member's Only Jacket, New Balance shoes, and khaki style Dockers.
Article by Ryan Quon
Edited by Candy Lopez