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Hosted by Kevin Smith and Lee's own POW! Entertainment, “Excelsior! A Celebration of the Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible & Uncanny Life of Stan Lee” will feature celebrity appearances from Mark Hamill, Rob Liefeld, Vincent D’Onofrio, RZA, Bill Sienkiewicz, Marv Wolfman, Joe Quesada, Tom DeSanto, Jeph Loeb, Bill Duke, Felicia Day, Clark Gregg, and Gill Champion.
“Thank you, Stan, for making me not only the boy I was but also the man I am today," Smith said in an official release. "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.”
The event, starting at 4pm PST, will kick off "with a public appreciation of Stan’s life and work," a time for attendees to check out an exhibition of Lee's iconic comic book art as well as costumes and props from his numerous Marvel movie cameos. A moment of silence is to be held at his hand and foot imprints before ticket holders head into venue's IMAX theater, where Smith will moderate discussions with the celebrity guests.
“We are honored for this chance for Stan’s fans and friends to come together in a celebration of his remarkable life. Despite his passing, Stan’s name, work and legacy will continue to flourish and be revealed to the world. We are committed to honor Stan’s extraordinary life and work," added POW! CEO, Scott D. Williams.
Tickets go on sale this afternoon/evening at 5pm PST/8pm EST. The basic "Adamantium Fan Pass" will run you $150 a pop, while the "Vibranium Fan Pass" (which comes with more benefits) costs $200 apiece. All proceeds will go towards The Hero Initiative, a non-profit that aids comic book creators, writers and artists in need.
This story was originally published on January 9 and updated on January 24