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Stan Lee Memorial Set for January 30 in Los Angeles Hosted by Kevin Smith

January 9, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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Legion M and POW! Entertainment officially announced today a special Stan Lee memorial tribute event that is being held in honor of the late creator on January 30. The event is being held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. A limited number of tickets are going on sale for the event later today at 8:00 pm EST at Legion M’s website.

The event is being called Kevin Smith & Friends Present: “Excelsior! A Celebration of the Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible & Uncanny Life of Stan Lee.” The tribute event will be benefit The Hero Initiative Charity. The charity supports comic book creators, artists, and writers in need. At the event, Lee’s friends will memorialize Stanley Martin Leiber (aka Stan Lee), who sadly passed away last November at the age of 95.

The event is set to start with a public appreciation of Lee’s work at the TCL Chinese Theatre forecourt. It will include fan-favorite speakers, an art exhibit celebrating Stan’s legacy by famed pop-culture artist Rob Prior, select costumes and props from Stan’s cameos and creations, a musical performance and a special moment of remembrance centered around Stan Lee’s hand and foot imprint.

After that, the evening will then move forward with a private tribute inside the IMAX Theatre, which will be hosted by Kevin Smith. Smith will moderate conversations with celebrity speakers, including Mark Hamill, Rob Liefeld (Co-Creator of Deadpool), Michael Uslan (Executive Producer, The Dark Knight), Vincent D’Onofrio, RZA, and Tom DeSanto (Producer, X-Men, Transformers franchise) and others. They will share their favorite memories and personal stories with Stan Lee. The evening will then end with live performances of Stan Lee’s favorite music and poetry.

Speaking on the event, Kevin Smith stated, “Thank you, Stan, for making me not only the boy I was but also the man I am today. You had great power and you always used it responsibly, fostering billions of dreamers who all know your name – a name written in the stars for all time. You were not just the literary titan of comic books, you were our modern-day Mark Twain.”

Legion M is producing the event in partnership with Stan Lee’s own POW! Entertainment.

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