Stan Lee joins lineup at Salt Lake's inaugural Comic Con
Wrekin Hill, Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY — On the eve of Utah's first Comic Con, event organizers announced Stan Lee, a founder of the Marvel Universe, will be a last-minute addition to the three-day celebration of all things geek.
Lee, former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, will make an appearance Saturday at the inaugural Salt Lake Comic Con, organizer Dan Farr said. The famed name in American comics has brought to life beloved Marvel characters such as Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and The X-Men.
"He'll actually be able to come in very quickly and meet some fans, make an appearance, and people can buy autographs or buy photo ops," Farr said. "It's going to be a great experience, and then he can go home and sleep in his own bed."
Lee canceled appearances in other parts of the country in favor of a more convenient trip to Salt Lake City, Farr said.
Other big names coming to Salt Lake Comic Con include William Shatner, Adam West and Burt Ward. More than 30,000 tickets have been sold for the convention, which opens Thursday and runs through Saturday.
— McKenzie Romero
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