Legion M announced today that they will debut a new VR project during Stan Lee’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con. The panel titled Stan Lee & Friends: A Celebrity Tribute to the Comic Legend will take place in Room 6DE of the San Diego Convention Center on Friday, July 21 at 12:30 p.m. More info below courtesy of their press release.
Legion M To Premiere Exclusive Footage Featuring
Marvel’s Stan Lee At San Diego Comic-Con
New VR Project To Debut During Stan Lee Panel
LOS ANGELES, CA (June 30, 2017) – Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company, will premiere footage from their new virtual-reality project during the San Diego Comic-Con panel, Stan Lee & Friends: A Celebrity Tribute to the Comic Legend. Lee is the first entertainment legend to appear in Legion M’s VR project, ICONS: Face to Face, which features interviews with the trailblazers who have shaped the entertainment industry, allowing fans to stand virtually face-to-face with them.
“We had this idea of trying to put you in the room with these legendary icons. And we got Stan on board-miraculously,” said Legion M co-founder and president Jeff Annison. “We pitched him this idea, and he really liked our model of a company owned by fans instead of a corporate conglomerate. In fact he said, ‘It’s such a good idea, I wish I’d thought of it myself!'”
In addition to the ICONS: Face to Face footage, the panel will feature an intimate Q&A discussion with Lee and some of his famous fans. Felicia Day (Geek and Sundry, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), Adam Savage (Mythbusters) and Stan Lee’s manager Max Anderson will share little-known anecdotes about Lee’s life and career and share some of the hilarious encounters he’s had with fans and celebrities.
“I’m thrilled to be on a panel at my favorite place with one of my favorite writers,” said Felicia Day, actress and creator of the blog, Geek and Sundry. “Stan is a legend and an inspiration, and, on top of that, a wonderful person. I’m honored to share the Comic-Con stage with him.”
“Stan Lee made superheroes more super by making them more human, and turned comic books into a cultural juggernaut in the process. I am honored to take in part in celebrating the life’s work of a bonafide legend,” stated Adam Savage, television personality and former host of Mythbusters.
Stan Lee & Friends: A Celebrity Tribute to the Comic Legend will take place in Room 6DE of the San Diego Convention Center on Friday, July 21 at 12:30 p.m.
About Legion M
Legion M was created in 2016 by Paul Scanlan and Jeff Annison, two of the Emmy-winning founders of MobiTV. The company is using the JOBS Act to become the first media company built from the ground up to be owned by fans. Legion M’s mission is to unite 1 million fans to bring boldly original film, TV and virtual-reality projects to market. We empower creators to push the boundaries, and invite fans to come along for the ride. In August of 2016, Legion M closed a historic, oversubscribed equity crowdfunding round, raising more than $1.2 million from more than 3,100 investors. Allies and advisors include Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Robot Chicken, Supermansion), Tim League (Alamo Drafthouse, NEON), Adam Rymer (President of Legendary Digital Entertainment, Nerdist, Geek & Sundry), Scott Landsman (Head of Comedy TV, Sony), Lisa Taback (award-winning publicist), Kerry O’Quinn (founder of Starlog and Fangoria) and more.