TORONTO, Feb. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - FAN EXPO HQ today confirmed that Stan Lee, creator of iconic characters such as the X-Men, Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Avengers, Incredible Hulk and countless others, will be making FAN EXPO CANADA™ his last public appearance in Canada.
Lee, the 93-year-old former long-time editor of Marvel Comics and creator of the Marvel Universe, has had an extraordinary career spanning over 7 decades bringing the world a bevy of super heroes that have been brought to life through blockbuster films and popular TV shows.
"I've had the pleasure of participating in FAN EXPO CANADA™ over the years and I've always been so impressed by how committed and loyal the fans are," said Lee. "Longevity in this business is only truly possible with the support of the fans - and Toronto has some of the best. As a result, I'm making FAN EXPO CANADA™ my last Canadian public appearance. I look forward to seeing new and familiar faces in September."
"We have been extremely fortunate to have Stan Lee appear as a guest at FAN EXPO CANADA™ over the years," said FAN EXPO HQ Show Director Andrew Moyes. "The impact he has made on pop culture is immeasurable and permeates nearly every inch of our shows. We are truly honoured to have the chance to host him one final time at FAN EXPO CANADA™ this September."
This year's FAN EXPO CANADA™ takes place from September 1-4, 2016 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, April 1 at 10 AM EST.
FAN EXPO CANADA™ boasts the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Canada, the third largest in North America. It is packed with exciting family-friendly activities and celebrity guests. The all-ages pop culture convention expects to host over 140,000 fans at 750,000 sq ft of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the four-day event September 1-4, 2016. www.fanexpocanada.com
FAN EXPO HQ is the largest entertainment convention group in the country and one of the largest in the world. Collectively it hosts over 350,000 fans annually at FAN EXPO CANADA™, MegaCon, FAN EXPO VANCOUVER™, FAN EXPO REGINA™, FAN EXPO DALLAS™, Toronto ComiCon, and Dallas Comic Con.
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