It's semi-public knowledge that Stan Lee has not had the best relationship with the organizers of Comic-Con. He's been making his personal appearances everywhere BUT the Wonder-Con and Comic-Con conventions. Which means he really hasn't been hitting big conventions in California.
But that's about to change. Lee has signed on to launch his OWN comic convention:
"Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo Presented by POW! Entertainment" launches in Los Angeles in September and is expected to spread with shows around the world, according to Lee and his "partner in crime" Regina Carpinelli.
Given the success of ImageExpo, I have no doubt this smaller convention will be a hit. In fact, with Comic-con long sold-out, Comikaze will be a fantastic alternative for fans who couldn't get in (or, like me, simply don't dig the hastle of attending San Diego's massive entertainment-fest).
Sad to say, but Stan's not going to be around forever (unless he gets bitten by a radioactive spider), so if you haven't met him yet, you should get on it. Like the video says, he's the Walt Disney of our generation!