Comicbook legend Stan Lee is returning to Salt Lake Comic Con FanExperience 2017 (FanX™) for one final visit to the convention that he declared, “The greatest comic con in the world!”
Lee’s final public visit to Salt Lake Comic Con will be his third appearance at Salt Lake Comic Con and his first FanX appearance. While here, Lee will meet fans, sign autographs, participate in photo ops, and host a panel in the Grand Ballroom to discuss his career and answer questions from fans. He’s also bringing with him an Official Stan Lee booth with one-of-a-kind collectibles, memorabilia, and merchandise.
Lee will sign autographs, do photo ops with fans, host a panel and host his official Stan Lee collectible booth at FanX 17 on Saturday, March 18, 2017
Lee co-founded Marvel Comics, and together with Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, created some of the most iconic superhero comicbooks, including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Daredevil, Thor, X-Men and many other comicbook characters. He’s become a fan favorite for his cameos in Marvel movies such as The Avengers, Thor, Captain America; Civil War and the Iron Man trilogy.
Lee is a comicbook Hall of Famer, having been inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994 and enshrined in the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1995. Additionally, in 2008 Lee received a National Medal of Arts. The National Medal of Arts are awards created by the United States Congress in 1984 to honor artists and patrons of the arts. It’s the highest honor that Congress can bestow upon individuals on behalf of the United States.
“Stan was a huge win for us at our first Salt Lake Comic Con event in 2013 and is a luminary in the world of comics,” said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con founder and show producer. “It’s an honor to have him come to Salt Lake for one final visit so our fans can have a last opportunity to meet and interact with a legend.”
FanX 2017 is designed to provide fans with a more intimate, fun, family-oriented, unique and even more affordable FanXperience for attendees. With the new autograph fanXperiences that come with VIP and Gold, fans will get to meet more celebrity guests than ever before. FanX is the spring event for Salt Lake Comic Con, with a focus on intimate fanXperiences, including panels, celebrity photo ops, autographs, Artist Alley, Author Avenue, Cosplay, special events, merchandise, Kidcon, and exclusive features like the Sword Experience, Tattoo Pavillion, and official Stan Lee merchandise and collectible booth. Event organizers promise this will be the most affordable FanXperience to date.
“When Stan was here in 2013 he said Salt Lake Comic Con was ‘the greatest comic con in the world,’ to an entire ballroom full of cheering fans,” said Bryan Brandenburg, Salt Lake Comic Con co-founder and chief marketing officer. “This is huge praise coming from a living legend like Stan Lee. We’re honored to have him and are confident that our fans will love one last chance to meet him. We also know that our fans’ enthusiasm will remind him what we already know, that Salt Lake Comic Con has the best fans in the world.”
FanX 2017 is Friday, March 17 – Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Salt Palace Convention Center. For more information about FanX 2017 or to purchase tickets now, visit http://www.saltlakecomiccon.com/.