Hollywood Tribute to Stan Lee Set for January 30th

Fans of Stan Lee, here is your chance to join in for the Hollywood tribute, "Excelsior! A Celebration of the Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible & Uncanny Life of Stan Lee". Happening on Wednesday January 30th at the fabled TCL Chinese Theatre, friends and fans of Lee from across the entertainment industry will gather to pay homage to Stan "The Man" Lee.

Hollywood Tribute to Stan Lee Set for January 30th

A limited number of tickets are available through Legion M's website, here. All ticket proceeds will go to non-profit organization The Hero Initiative, a charity supporting comic book creators, artists, and writers in need.

From the official press release from Legion M:

Mark Hamill, RZA, Clark Gregg, Felicia Day, Bill Duke, cast members from Marvel's "The Runaways," cast members from FX's "Legion," and Fox's "The Gifted," among many other luminaries from the entertainment world are expected to attend. There will be a memorial centered around his cement imprint which will be displayed next to the speaker's podium. Ticketed fans will be allowed to leave flowers, candles, and sign a book of condolences.

TCL Chinese IMAX Theatre where Kevin Smith will moderate conversations with celebrity speakers from the entertainment industry including Mark Hamill, Michael Uslan (Executive Producer, "The Dark Knight"), RZA, and Tom DeSanto (Executive Producer, "X-Men").

The evening will also include discussions with stars from the comics world and Stan's personal friends, including Marv Wolfman (Blade creator), Marvel's Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada and Executive VP, Head of Television Jeph Loeb, artist Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin), and Stan's business partner at Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment, Gill Champion.

Members of the creative team behind the Academy Award®-nominated "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," including writer/producer Phil Lord and producers Chris Miller, Avi Arad and Amy Pascal will also be on stage to honor Stan. Producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Derek Hoffman round off the evening's panels as they speak to and celebrate the modern impact of Stan's characters through two decades of X-Men in film and television.

The tribute event is being produced by fan-owned entertainment company Legion M, which is revolutionizing the way entertainment is made in Hollywood by uniting a growing fan community of 50,000+ members, including more than 10,000 fan-owners. In addition to producing film and television projects, Legion M organized Stan Lee's hand and foot imprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in 2017. Legion M is producing the tribute with the production and consulting company Agents of Mayhem whose founder Darren Passarello worked for Stan for several years.

Both companies are working with Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment, the multimedia company founded in 2001 by Stan with his friend and business partner Gill Champion, its president.

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