Media Release — Pull out those day planners True Believers because this weekend, at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto, Marvel (Booth #1027) takes the Great White North by storm bringing YOU the fans the best talent in the industry and the biggest announcements. That’s right, you’ll have the chance to meet the legendary Stan Lee and a whole host of your favorite Marvel superstar creators like Olivier Coipel, Steve McNiven, Adam Kubert, Alex Maleev and so many more! Which superstar creators will be signing? What time will they be there? We’ve got all the answers right here (see attachment)!
As always, Marvel will also have a plethora of activities going on right inside the Marvel Booth (#1027). With a daily lineup of trivia contests, interactive game shows, giveaways and more on the docket, the party won’t end until they shut the lights and kick us out. And of course, it wouldn’t be a convention without the Mighty Marvel Costume Contest*. So pull out those Spider-Man costumes because on Saturday at 4:30 PM, it’s your time to strut like a Marvel hero (or villain) and possibly walk away with an autographed grand prize from Stan “The Man” Lee!
But wait, there’s more! Fans of Alpha Flight – be sure to pick up the Fan Expo Canada-exclusive Avengers #4 Alpha Flight variant for only $10 at the Fan Expo Exclusives Booth. Quantities are extremely limited so get yours before they sell out!
And for all of our fans that can’t make the great trek North, do not despair. Marvel.com has your front seat for all the exciting news as they will be live blogging the entire convention! Be sure to follow along at http://marvel.com/news/all.13707.fan_expo_2010_liveblog_central and experience the fun!
Don’t miss all the Mighty Marvel Panels going on all weekend long at Fan Expo Canada. Here’s the full schedule:
Friday 5:30 – 6: 30 PM – Marvel: Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way – Room #104A
Are you a writer or artist? Ever dream of working for Marvel? Do you find yourself thinking “I could do that…if I knew how!” Well, here’s your chance! Join C.B. Cebulski, Marvel’s Senior Vice President, Creator & Content Development, and special guests artist Olivier Coipel (Siege, Thor), Marvel Senior Editor Steve Wacker (Amazing Spider-Man, Shadowland), Marvel editor Jeanine Schaefer (Uncanny X-Force, Wolverine) , Senior Vice President of Brand Planning and Communications Mike Pasciullo, and Chief Operating Officer James Sokolowski, and more to find out the answers on how to get your foot in the door at every level in the creative process and how to make your job MARVEL!
Friday 8:00 to 9:00 PM – Marvel: X- Men – #205B
Following Second Coming, Marvel’s merry mutants are unable to catch a quick breather. As Curse of the Mutants begins, there’s no telling what the vampires have in store for the X-Men…or is there? You’ve got questions & these people have answers! Marvel editor Jeanine Schaefer (Uncanny X-Force, Wolverine) and Senior Vice President, Creator & Content Development C.B. Cebulski are joined by a host of creators to lay out what’s going on with the X-Men. Panelists include Leonard Kirk,Valentino DeLandro, Whilce Portacio and more for this all-new, all-DEADLY panel!
Saturday 12:00 to 1:00 PM – Marvel Television Presents – The Avenger’s: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes – Room #104D
Supervising Producer Joshua Fine will introduce you to the world of the Avengers as we preview two full-length episodes from the all-new Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes animated series premiering on Teletoon this fall! The road to the Avengers starts here!
Saturday 2:00 to 3:00 PM – Marvel: Your Friendly Neighborhood…Shadowland – Room #104D
Want to know more about Daredevil’s reign over Hells Kitchen during Shadowland or about Spidey hitting the “Big Time”? Well this is the panel for you as Senior Editor Steve Wacker (Amazing Spider-Man, Shadowland), artist Paolo Rivera (Amazing Spider-Man: One Moment In Time) and C.B. Cebulski, Marvel’s Senior Vice President, Creator & Content Development, talk about what’s on the horizon for Peter Parker and Matt Murdock. Mark this on your calendars folks as this panel is sure to touch upon the MAJOR changes for both of these fan-favorite characters.
Saturday 3:30 to 4:30 PM – Marvel: Pint O’ C.B. – Room #206C
This is it, Mighty Marvel fans- the no-holds-barred, anything goes, full of surprises panel you wait all year for, and it’s here! Marvel’s Senior Vice President, Creator & Content Development, C.B. Cebulski, takes on all questions, shocks the audience with jaw-dropping announcements, and keeps you guessing with surprise guests. You never know who will show up, but you better be here, because this is the panel that everyone will be talking about! So head on over and grab a pint with C.B.!
Sunday 1:00 to 2:00 PM – Marvel: Your Universe – Room #104D
Join Senior Vice President of Brand Planning and Communications Mike Pasciullo, Manager of Sales Communications Arune Singh, Senior Vice President, Creator & Content Development C.B. Cebulski, and Chief Operating Officer James Sokolowski as they leave their Marvel ID’s at the door and enter as fans! Want to know how things work at the House of Ideas? Got some things to get off your chest about a Marvel character or story? Well here’s your chance True Believer! It’s the panel for fans BY fans with no spin, no Marketing, and just a friendly chat amongst fans!
*For fans looking to participate in the Mighty Marvel Costume Contest – Participants must stop by the Marvel Booth (#1027) prior to the actual event to sign up for the costume contest. All costumes must be family friendly and only of Marvel characters.