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2017 Stan Lee’s LA Comic-Con Wrap-Up

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We’ve just come from 3 incredible days of fun and entertainment.Our mission this year was a greater success than we could ever have planned for. Hardly Heroes went above and beyond. Tim Munsey popped our eyes. Beth Izard bedazzled everyone. Stephen Costantino kept the spirits high. The Tates were wonderful hosts to Team Annie Bananie.

The Black Eyed Peas were very inclusive, and gave us the purple carpet treatment. Flavor Flav was loved by everyone. The Price is Right people made Annie and Lucas prime time contestants. The 501st Legion, Camilla d’Errico, Frank Mastromauro, Mars Crain, Krystle Starr, Cosmunity and various cosplayers helped celebrate Annie’s birthday. Hot Topic was again so very gracious in their giving, and making this little cancer warrior into Wonder Woman! The final greatest hit was the one on one with Stan Lee!

 

Friday started with booth set-up, it was chaotic wild energy getting everything ready. Hardly Heroes, Tim Munsey, and Project Wish were all working different parts of the booth each running around each other trying to get everything ready for the doors to open at 1pm. From 1 – 4, we tried to take in the show. At 4 pm, the Blakes arrived on the scene. And what a scene. Annie and Benjamin got a ride in a wagon that was decked out in Team Annie banners. We pulled them through the crowd, making a grand entrance at the booth. We introduced Annie to Star the Cow, who in her own right became one of the stars of the show. Darren then presented Annie with her own key to Annie’s Superhero City! He then walked her down the purple carpet to the world that was specially built for her! Flavor Flav heard what was going down, and had us come to the Black Eyed Peas’ booth to say hi, and gave out hugs to everyone, especially Annie and her mom. Darren and Vern went to the Price is Right booth to set up a chance at the wheel for the Project: Superhero! kids. While they were gone, the Black Eyed Peas came to our booth to give love to everyone. The first day ended at 4pm.

Saturday started at a more relaxed pace. Darren and Vern spent a lot of the day gathering Cosplayers for Annie’s Sunday Surprise Party. They also made contact with Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and Krystle Starr of Cosmunity. The booth had a constant flow of traffic, in equal parts due to Star the Cow and the Black Eyed Peas signing in the booth across the aisle.

Sunday, the focus was Annie’s Birthday Party!! We bided our time until the noon launch of her birthday party. Then, BAM! out came the cake, the cosplayers, all of our special guests, and the presents for Annie. The Black Eyed Peas even stopped the music long enough for us to sing “Happy Birthday”. At 1 o’clock Annie and Lucas went to spin the Price is Right big Wheel. 2 o’clock came around, and it was time for Hot Topic Red Carpet. Hot Topic transformed Annie into Wonder Woman, gave her Wonder Woman’s sword and shield, plus a couple dozen Limited Edition Funko products. William Smith and HT always go above and beyond for our kids! After that, we took some time to relax at the booth. Just before 4 o’clock, and closing time, we hauled ourselves to Stan Lee’s booth to meet the Man. Stan was very gracious and kind to Annie, even commenting that she looked like his own daughter. Darren presented Stan with a star that was custom etched by Tiffany & Co for all that Stan has given through the years. 

Stan Lee’s LA Comic-Con/Project: Superhero!

STAN LEE’S LA COMIC-CON 2017!

SCHEDULE:

We’ve introduced you to Annie Blake, our 2017 Project: Superhero! recipient. Her story can be found here. We’ve told you that Hardly Heroes will be at our booth this year. Now, we are pleased to say that Tim Munsey will be producing his one-of-a-kind woodworking pieces of art. We will also be joined this year by Central valley artist Beth Izard and Stephen Costantino. Also, we are in the finishing stages of preparing our booth design, come by and see us in booth #1925.

Annie of Team Annie Bananie has her own Facebook page, so you can follow her progress and story. She is a wonder of a girl who is just so happy for the opportunity to be a part of the exciting weekend up ahead. We have many surprises in store for her and her family, and can hardly contain our excitement for them.

*MEET ANNIE & HER FAMILY VARIOUS TIMES ALL WEEKEND LONG!   WE ALSO WILL BE DOING A SPECIAL “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” EVENT FOR ANNIE SUNDAY APPROXIMATELY 12:00PM!  JOIN US AS WE WISH OUR SUPERHERO A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Speaking of Hardly, Hardly Heroes will be broadcasting live from our booth, and they plan to have a Facebook live stream. These guys have an energy and enthusiasm that is very infectious. We are hoping this is the start of a long running Marvelous Team-Up story.

*MEET THE HEROES THEMSELVES ALL WEEKEND LONG- THEY WILL BE DOING INTERVIEWS, PODCASTS, LIVE SHOOTS, GREEN SCREEN PHOTOS!

Along the line of heroes, Tim Munsey, who does superhero cut-outs busting out of comic book backgrounds will be volunteering at our booth, and showcasing his work. He is even working on a project for Stan the man, himself!

*MEET TIM AND HIS CREATIVE TALENTS LIVE IN OUR BOOTH ALL WEEKEND LONG CREATING ONE OF A KIND ARTWORKS! DON’T MISS HIS SHOW SPECIALS ON SEVERAL OF HIS PIECES AND TAKE HOME SOMETHING UNIQUE- NO TWO ARE ALIKE!

Beth Izard is a talented artist who drew a limited edition piece for California Republic Comic-Con. She will be with us on Saturday. For this event, she will be making another limited edition print for Stan Lee’s LA Comic-Con, featuring Stan Lee. She will be available for signings, and her artwork will be on display.

 

*COME MEET BETH SAT/SUN 10:00AM-5:00PM! BETH HAS CREATED A STAN LEE EXCLUSIVE (LIMITED TO 100 PRINTS ONLY!).   SHE WILL BE AUTOGRAPHING IN PERSON & RUNNING SHOW SPECIALS ON HER ILLUSTRATIONS!

Stephen Costantino, who played a Gammorean guard in Return of the Jedi, will be joining us, taking pictures and signing autographs.

*COME MEET STEPHEN SAT/SUN 12-5:00PM! HE WILL BE SHARING HIS PASSION FOR HIS MUSIC AND PROMOTING HIS LATEST CD! HE ALSO WILL BE SHARING HIS STAR WARS STORIES & ANSWERING ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE!

And, lest we forget, PWUAS (us), are working on our booth. We’re working on making a cityscape background for our booth, which we hope will help leave you all with a lasting impression of who we are, and why we’re here. Looking forward to meeting as many people as we can October 27 – 29.

2017 Project: Superhero! Recipient Announced! – Meet Annie Blake

Annie Blake is our Superhero this year for Stan Lee’s LA Comic-Con!

We are looking forward to having the Blakes be our very special guests this year!

AmAzInG News!

Hardly Heroes will be special guests at our LA Comic-Con booth!

*These are a bunch of FAN-tastic dudes, Pop Culture enthusiasts from our capitol state! Come by and hang out and maybe share your fandom!

California Republic Comic-Con

We had a huge success with the California Republic comic-Con! Thank you Colossal Girl Entertainment for having us there! We were able to meet the group of Hardly Heroes, they are truly a great group of people. We also were able to meet with artists Kevin Green and Corey David. The really big story for us at this con was how well the Charity Dogs did, we were able to raise a lot of money for Project: Superhero, and hope to be back next year to do it all again.

© 2016 Project Wish Upon A Star, All Rights Reserved *Project: Wish Upon A Star is a Non-Profit, 501(c)(3) Children’s cancer charity. We are not affiliated nor sponsored by Lucasfilm, DC, Disney or any of their affiliates such as Marvel/Marvel Entertainment. Stan Lee and Comikaze Entertainment have generously supported our vision to reach out to children through their pop culture events but are not sponsors, members or financial aspects of our “Projects” we create to help patients.