Comic Book Legend Stan Lee To Conduct Free Signing, Panel At Anaheim Comic Con
April 12, 2010

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 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 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



Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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