Stan Lee is one of the most influential people in the world of comics. He has helped create a myriad of iconic Marvel characters throughout the years that are now being translated consistently from page to screen with great success. All together, films based on characters he helped create, have grossed over $11 billion worldwide.
His characters have become staples of pop culture and some of the most recognizable brands in history. So it is no surprise that Los Angeles has decided to honor his contribution to society by marking September 28th as ‘Stan Lee Day.’
The 28th was chosen due to the fact that it is the annual first day of the Stan Lee Los Angeles Comic Convention. In addition to Stan Lee, Regina Carpenelli, founder of the convention, and CEO Keith Tralins, were invited to a special ceremony honoring the comic creator’s achievements. While there, council member Curren D. Price surprised Stan Lee at City Hall by revealing the news of how this day would hence forward celebrate the man himself.
For those who are going to the Stan Lee Los Angeles Comic Convention for the first time and aren’t sure what to expect, the official site describes it as:
“Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con is Los Angeles’ first multi-media pop culture convention, held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center. L.A. Comic Con assembles the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture, making Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con Los Angeles’ ultimate pop-culture convention. Partnering with comic legend Stan Lee himself and Elvira Mistress of the Dark, L.A. Comic Con is the only pop-culture convention owned and operated by true pop-culture icons. Having attracted 75,000 fans from around the country in our fifth year, Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con is quickly growing into one of the most diverse and celebrated geek and pop-culture events in the United States. Our 2015 event housed over 700 diverse artists and vendors, selling exclusive, rare and limited editions of comics, collectibles, art, toys and other hard-to-find merchandise. Our unique panels, autograph sessions and photo-ops give fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to truly interact with their favorite creators and major players in the entertainment industry. The L.A. Comic Con team strives to make all your geeky fantasies come true! It is important that we create a cohesive community around our event. This truly is an event for the fans, by the fans.”