WHAT: You’re invited to hear Marvel Comic’s legendary comic book creator Stan Lee speak and accept a personal “challenge coin” from the city of Glendale’s Mayor Jerry P. Weiers in advance of ACE Comic Con Arizona at Gila River Arena. The Mayor will also proclaim Jan.13 – 15 as ACE Comic Con weekend in Glendale. ACE Comic Con is a new type of immersive experience that is designed to redefine the Comic Con industry.

WHEN: 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

WHERE: Gila River Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave. Glendale, AZ, 85305 **Presentation will take place on the plaza in front of GATE 4 on the North side of the building — directly across from Westgate Entertainment District.

**Please park in Lot E off of Maryland Ave. — SW corner of the building.

WHO: Stan Lee- Chief creative force behind the rise of Marvel Comics, He brought to life some of the world’s most famous heroes and infamous villains, including Spider-Man, The Hulk, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, Daredevil, Dr. Strange, The Avengers, Loki, and Dr. Doom. His stories featured heroes and villains that were more psychologically complex than had ever been seen previously, inspiring legions of fans. According to his autobiography, Excelsior, “Lee put the human in the superhuman.” As a producer, writer, editor, publisher, actor, host and executive, and idol to many, Stan ‘the Man’ Lee has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry having created or co-created 90 percent of Marvel’s most recognized characters. These creations have spawned books, films, television series, video games, web series, Broadway shows and more.

Mayor Jerry P. Weiers: Since taking office in January 2013, Glendale Mayor Weiers has actively worked to bring new economic activity to Glendale, AZ. He has lived in Arizona since 1966. Mayor Weiers has always been a strong advocate of fiscal responsibility. As a businessman, he experienced the day-to-day duty of keeping a fiscal house in order. And he maintains this same philosophy as a servant of the people and a steward of taxpayer dollars. Weiers has an adventurous spirit. He enjoys riding his motorcycle, flying and has had the opportunity to jump with the Golden Knights on two occasions.

ABOUT: ACE Comic Con Arizona is a division of ACE Universe, a newly launched experiential events company created by brothers Gareb and Stephen Shamus. With 20 years of experience and 175 Comic Con shows under their belts, the brothers are creating a new immersive experience that looks to redefine the industry and break the mold of the linear Comic Con business.


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