Stan Lee Postpones Appearance at Salt Lake Comic Con FanX™17 Due to Health Concerns
March 20, 2017
Illness and health issues limit his ability to travel and attend comic cons for the last two weeks
SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today Salt Lake Comic Con (http://saltlakecomiccon.com/)announced that Stan Lee is postponing his appearance at FanXperience 2017 (FanX™) due to health issues. Lee was scheduled to make his third and final visit at Salt Lake Comic Con FanX17. In 2015 he called Salt Lake Comic Con the “greatest comic con in the world.”
“While we’re saddened that Stan can’t make it to FanX, our first concern is and always will be his health and wellbeing,” said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con Founder and Show Producer. “We know Stan was excited about his final visit to Salt Lake Comic Con, and is disheartened himself that his health is preventing him from coming, with what was announced as his last visit to Salt Lake City. Our hope is that his health will improve and he’ll be able to make his final visit to Salt Lake Comic Con for our fall event.”
Salt Lake Comic Con is offering vouchers to transfer Stan Lee photo ops for photos with other celebrities. Additionally, fans can save vouchers and use them at Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 on September 21-23, 2017. The third option is a partial or full refund. For more details on vouchers and refunds visit, www.saltlakecomiccon.com.
“There is always a risk that a celebrity has a conflict or illness and has to postpone or cancel their appearance at Salt Lake Comic Con,” said Bryan Brandenburg, Salt Lake Comic Con Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer. “The most important thing to focus on is that we wish him a speedy recovery. So many people take his participation in comic cons for granted, but at 94 there is a reason he’s winding down his appearances.”
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