Long Island to Hold Memorial Vigil for Former Stony Brook Resident Stan Lee
November 14, 2018

Community to Gather in Costumes of Lee’s Famous Marvel Characters to Honor Memory of Stony Brook’s Most Famous Resident This Thursday, November 15th at Holiday Inn Express, Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY (November, 2018) — Owner of the Holiday Inn Express, Stony Brook and Three Village Community Activist John C. Tsunis will be joined by President of the Tri-State Stan Lee Fan Club Charlie Ziegler, Stony Brook Community Leaders, Stony Brook University students and marvel enthusiasts, dressed in costumes of the famous Marvel characters, on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 5PM at the hotel – 3131 Nesconset HWY, Stony Brook NY.

Mourning fans, enthusiasts, and community members will light candles in honor of Lee, who died at age 95, as a Long Island Icon and the most famous member of the Stony Brook community. The hotel will be showing his movies on all televisions in his honor. Lifelong Marvel fans will show off action figures, comic books, collectible items and more which are often-considered relics and one of a kind along with cosplayers from the upcoming Wintercon 2018 appearing in tribute with FREE TICKETS to the December event. The first I-Con, where fans were dressed as Marvel Characters and traveled the campus, was held at Stony Brook University.

“Stan Lee was a member of the Long Island family and a major part of my childhood. I fondly remember reading his comic books and imagining Stan Lee’s creations. Today, this earth lost an icon, a legend, and millions of Americans and fans mourn his loss. He brought the superhero out in all of us,” said Charlie Ziegler, President, Tri-State Stan Lee Fan Club.

WHEN:

Thursday, November 15, 2018

5PM

WHERE:

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS STONY BROOK

3131 Nesconset HWY

Stony Brook NY

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 www.ActionFigureInsider.com. 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 MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, 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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