Comikaze Entertainment still owns and runs the show, a popular yearly event in LA, but will now team with Lee and his POW! Entertainment company (Best. Name. Ever.) with the idea of improving even more on the young con's profile and guest list.
Hosted at the Los Angeles Convention Center on September 15-16th 2012, ‘Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo presented by POW! Entertainment,’ promises a larger premier experience for attendees this year with an amazing line-up of attractions from vendors, exciting interactive contests, tons of celebrity autograph signings, the addition of movie screenings, incredible panel sessions and all new gaming tournaments. Comikaze Expo will also join other major Stan Lee and POW! Entertainment endeavors such as the release of Lee’s dedicated digital hub “TheRealStanLee.com” with EQAL, 1821’s “Romeo & Juliet: The War” and “Stan Lee’s Kids Universe,” A2 & Archie Comics’ “Stan Lee’s Mighty Seven,” and “Stan Lee’s World of Heroes” YouTube channel with Vuguru.Lee is one of the biggest and most recognizable names in comics and has been since he started creating such classics as Spider-Man and the X-Men way back when. Teaming with the giant just makes sense for Comikaze.
Even though the convention is only entering it's second year thoug, they already have some pretty gaudy numbers to brag about. In it's 2011 debut, the LA con was visited by over 40,000 guests and showcased 300 exhibitors. It was also named 'best new convention' by LA Weekly. Not too shabby, but things are looking even better for 2k12.
“The inauguration of Comikaze Expo demonstrated the mighty appetite and eager response from fans to experience a Los Angeles-based event that provides a variety of comic book and pop culture entertainment,” said Stan Lee, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment. “We saw an opportunity to creatively take this event to new heights through our partnership and we seized it!”Tickets to Stan Lee's Comikaze are available right now in pre-sale through http://www.comikazeexpo.com/ In addition there's a really cool 'interactive ticket' being offered that inducts show goers into the Stan Lee's Comikaze Army. Though you won't be shipping out any time soon, you will recieve your very own arm band, dog tags, 'military ID' (that'll nab you select discounts at some vendors), and of course- a weekend pass to the show.
Regina Carpinelli, Founder and CEO of Comikaze Entertainment Inc. commented: “Stan is one of the greatest entertainment icons of our generation and the godfather of modern comics. We expect him to be instrumental in developing the Los Angeles Comikaze Convention. We have partnered with one of pop cultures most celebrated figures and we plan to wow not only LA but also the world. Audiences can anticipate a highly interactive experience at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, unlike any other show. We want to change the way conventions are created and make an ultimate fan experience year round. Besides, it’s about damn time Stan had his own convention!”
Stan Lee's Comikaze presented by POW! Entertainment will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on September 15-16th 2012