COMIC CON PALM SPRINGS PLANS GRAND OPENING CEREMONY WITH STAN LEE

By | August 25, 2016 at 6:15 pm | No comments | Columns, Comic Con Palm Springs, Cover Stories, Feature Stories

The man behind Marvel will cut the ribbon to kick off the big event.

Stan Lee is famous for his work with a pencil, but Palm Springs is about to find out how he handles giant scissors!

The iconic graphic artist and president and chairman of Marvel Comics will be front and center at a ribbon-cutting scheduled to signal the start of the highly anticipated event.

The ceremony will take place on Friday, August 26, at 4 p.m., at the main doors of the Palm Springs Convention Center in front of the Oasis 1 hall.

Lee’s big snip will only be the start of the excitement this weekend in Palm Springs. The area’s very first comic con will feature artists, cosplayers, “The Incredible Hulk” Lou Ferrigno, and more.

“This is literally history in the making,” said Christopher Spellman, Founder and Executive Producer of Comic Con Palm Springs. “It’s Palm Springs’s first comic con, and Stan Lee – the legend himself – is personally cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the opening. It’s exciting to see all the joy the event is bringing to everyone!”

Comic Con Palm Springs will be powered by presenting sponsors Renova Solar and HERO, a PACE financing company.

Advance tickets are on sale now, starting at just $20 for one-day tickets. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.comicconpalmsprings.com.

EVENT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

4:00 PM – STAN LEE RIBBON CUTTING – In Front of Convention Center

7:30PM – ZOMBIE WALK – Down Indian Canyon Dr from the Convention Center to LULU California Bistro

7:45 – KICKOFF PARTY – Grand Ballroom

8PM – 9:30PM EVENING AND COCKTAILS w/ ANDREW NEIDERMAN – San Jacinto room

SATURDAY

1PM – COMIC CON PALM SPRINGS SYMPHONY POP LIVE – Grand Ballroom

3PM – STAR TREK BEYOND MOVIE EXPERIENCE – At MARY PICKFORD THEATRE. Limit 100 People. Sign up at DESERT ARC TABLE. $5 Donation. Shuttles to Pickford leave at 3PM Prompt. *ATTENTION – Screening coincides with STAN LEE PANEL. Attendees are guaranteed seating at Sunday’s STAN LEE PANEL.

6PM – 7PM COSTUME CONTEST – Comic Con Palm Springs would like to welcome cosplayers to our first year show by hosting a spectacular cosplay contest on the main stage
in room The Grand Ballroom. $1000 GRAND PRIZE!!! To sign up, please visit the CASTLE CORSETRY booth #210 by 4PM.

9:30PM – 3:00AM – BB’s COSTUME PARTY – Grand Ballroom

SUNDAY

12PM – COMIC CON PALM SPRINGS SYMPHONY POP LIVE – Grand Ballroom

3PM – 4PM – KID’S COSTUME CONTEST – The Kids Cosplay Contest will take place in the Grand Ballroom. 12 and under only please. Sign up with a parent or guardian at the Castle Corsetry booth #210 by 1PM

ZOMBIE MAZE ROOM
Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm Sun 11am-4pm

SUPER SONIC SPEED DATING
Fri- 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Sat- 11:00am – 12:30pm (LGBTQ), 1:00pm – 2:30pm, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, 5:00pm – 6:30
Sun- 11:00am – 12:30pm (LGBTQ), 1:00pm – 2:30pm, 3:00pm – 4:30pm

CARD GAME ROOM – Magic The Gathering & Desert Pokemon League. 56 seats, 7 tables.
Fri- 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Sat- 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sun- 9:30am to 4:00PM

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