When internationally recognized comic book icon Stan Lee, undoubtedly the biggest name in comics, agrees to be your guest of honor, you know you’re in for something special, even magical. In what promises to be the largest attendance it has seen yet, the Montreal Comiccon is incredibly proud to welcome Stan “The Man” Lee, co-creator of fan-favorite characters Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, the Avengers and Daredevil (to name a few). In what is surely to be a Montreal exclusive, Stan will be signing autographs, taking pictures and essentially bestowing his awesomeness upon the multitude of fans eagerly awaiting the chance to meet their hero.
And as if THAT wasn’t enough, the Montreal Comiccon is offering a spectacular line-up of stars from the worlds of comics, science fiction, television, film, horror, bande dessinée, manga and wrestling. Science fiction, television and comic book fans will be thrilled to meet the original Dynamic Duo, the legendary Adam West and Burt Ward. Known the world over for their acclaimed portrayals of Batman and Robin in 1960s’ Batman, they will be on hand to meet and greet their loyal Montreal fans. Oh yeah, they’re also bringing with them the most beloved crime-fighting vehicles ever known, the one-and-only 1960s Batmobile! Joining the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder are Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s platinum-blonde punk vampire Spike, better known to us mortals as the charismatic James Marsters. Accompanying him are Mercedes McNab, the vampire villainess Harmony Kendall and Clare Kramer, the Buffy villainess supreme.
Beaming down from the Enterprise to join in on all the Comiccon fun are Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Lieutenant Worf and Commander Deanna Troi, played by Michael Dorn and Marina Sirtis, respectively. We also have, from another corner of space, and a galaxy far, far away, bounty hunter Jeremy Bulloch, otherwise known to Star Wars fans as the incomparable Boba Fett. Other goody galactic guests include Maria de Aragon, the cocky bounty hunter Greedo, and Gil Gerard and Erin Gray, who played Buck Rogers and Colonel Wilma Deering, respectively. And if THAT wasn’t enough, fans can have their photos taken with Back To The Future’s time-travelling DeLorean (time travel not included)!
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And last, but not least, comic fans will be pleased with the rich and diversified comic guest line-up. Known for his groundbreaking work on Batman, Superman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow and The X-Men, one of the greatest and most influential artists in the field, Mr. Neal Adams, will be joining us, along with Stan Sakai, author, artist and creator of ronin warrior rabbit Usagi Yojimbo, and Sergio Aragonés, author, artist and creator of the humorous barbarian epic, Groo the Wanderer. Joining the fun is DC superstar writer Gail Simone, known for her acclaimed work on Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey and Secret Six; Pia Guerra, Y: The Last Man artist and co-creator; Dan Parent (Archie Comics) and Herb Trimpe (The Incredible Hulk, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Transformers).
The 2011 Montreal Comiccon will be jam-packed with more activities than ever, including autograph sessions, photo ops, panels, role-playing game tournaments and our ever popular costume contest. Teletoon will be on hand to present the French premiere of the first episode of the fourth season of the animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Actors behind the Quebec voices of The Simpsons, including Hubert Gagnon, Hugolin Chevrette and Martin Watier, will also stop by to talk about their dubbing work. And don’t forget the countless number of specialized retailers set to attend as well. “We have been fortunate to secure such amazing guests and activities, but remember that the show will also be a collector’s heaven”, states Comiccon co-founder Oscar Yazedjian.
“2010 was a fabulous year for the Comiccon, attendance tripled and we had a fantastic show”, states Comiccon co-founder Alex La Prova. “It inspired us to make the show bigger for the public and for the city.” So don’t miss out, true believers! The Montreal Comiccon IS the place to be Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18 at Place Bonaventure. For a full list of guests and to purchase tickets, please visit www.montrealcomiccon.com.