Comics legend Stan Lee passed away on November 12th of last year, and since then tributes have been pouring in across the world by all of the fans, actors, creators, and more whose lives he touched with his creations.
After the death of Lee, plans were put in motion for an event to commemorate his legacy, and those details have finally been made public. The tribute will take place next Thursday, January 30th, at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment is putting on the event in conjunction with event organizers Legion M and Agents of Mayhem.
The event is being titled, Excelsior! A Celebration of the Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible & Uncanny Life of Stan Lee. Activities will begin approximately 4PM Pacific, with the tribute inside the theater beginning at 7:30PM.
It will be a star-studded event, featuring names such as Mark Hamill, Kevin Smith, the creative team of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Felicia Day, RZA, Clark Gregg, Bill Duke, as well as cast members from Fox’s The Gifted, Marvel’s The Runaways, and FX’s Legion.
The Legion M website gives this description for the event:
The tribute event on Wednesday, January 30, will begin with a public appreciation of Stan’s life and work at Hollywood’s iconic TCL Chinese Theatre forecourt that will feature fan-favorite speakers, an art exhibit celebrating Stan’s legacy by famed pop-culture artist Rob Prior, select costumes and props from Stan’s cameos and creations, a musical performance and a special moment of remembrance centered around Stan Lee’s hand and foot imprint. After a red carpet arrival of guests, the evening will proceed with a private tribute inside the IMAX Theatre hosted by one of Stan’s biggest fans, Kevin Smith.
Kevin will moderate conversations with celebrity speakers from the entertainment industry such as Mark Hamill, Rob Liefeld (Co-Creator of Deadpool), Michael Uslan (Executive Producer, “The Dark Knight”), Vincent D’Onofrio, RZA, and Tom DeSanto (Producer, “X-Men,” “Transformers” franchise) among others who will share their favorite memories and personal stories of Stan. The evening will be rounded off with video tributes and live performances of Stan’s favorite music and poetry.
A limited number of tickets are available on the Legion M website, giving access to the forecourt, tribute, and post-tribute reception, as well as a commemorative poster. Proceeds from tickets will go to The Hero Initiative, a non-profit that supports artists, writers, and comic book creators in need.
The dress code is listed as casual, though it does say that some many be in suits/dress. Wearing your favorite Marvel cosplay is also encouraged.