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Comic Book Legend Stan Lee & POW! Entertainment Launch New Comic Convention




Comic Book Legend Stan Lee & POW! Entertainment launch new Comic Convention with Comikaze Entertainment Inc.



Los Angeles’ Only Comic
Convention Comikaze to rebrand as Stan Lee’s Comikaze presented by Pow!
With This Year’s Much Anticipated Annual Event in the Fall.


Beverly Hills , Calif. (April 12, 2012)
– Comikaze Entertainment Inc., the operator behind the largest
multimedia pop culture, comic book, horror, anime and gaming convention
in Greater Los Angeles, has announced a strategic partnership with world
renowned pop culture icon      Stan Lee and his company POW!
Entertainment.  With a staggering 40,000 attendee turnout and over 300
exhibitors during its 2011 debut, this one-of-a-kind-expo was promptly
recognized and embraced by attendees, the comic convention industry, and
the greater LA area.   In fact, LA Weekly named Comikaze Expo the “Best
New Convention”.


Hosted at the Los Angeles Convention
Center on September 15-16th 2012, ‘Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo presented by
POW! Entertainment,’ promises a larger premier experience for attendees
this year with an  amazing line-up of attractions from vendors,
exciting interactive contests, tons of celebrity autograph signings, the
addition of movie screenings, incredible panel sessions and all new
gaming tournaments. Comikaze Expo will also join other major Stan Lee
and POW! Entertainment endeavors such as the release of Lee’s dedicated
digital hub “” with EQAL, 1821’s “Romeo & Juliet:
The War” and “Stan Lee’s Kids Universe,” A2 & Archie Comics’ “Stan
Lee’s Mighty Seven,” and “Stan Lee’s World of Heroes” YouTube channel
with Vuguru.


“The inauguration of Comikaze Expo
demonstrated the mighty appetite and eager response from fans to
experience a Los Angeles-based event that provides a
variety of comic book and pop culture entertainment,” said Stan Lee,
Founder and Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment. “We saw an
opportunity to creatively take this event to new heights through our
partnership and we seized it!”

Regina Carpinelli, Founder and CEO of
Comikaze Entertainment Inc. commented: “Stan is one of the greatest
entertainment icons of our generation and the godfather of modern
comics.  We expect him to be instrumental in developing the Los Angeles
Comikaze Convention. We have partnered with one of pop cultures most
celebrated figures and we plan to wow not only LA but also the world. 
Audiences can anticipate a highly interactive experience at Stan Lee’s
Comikaze Expo, unlike any other show. We want to change the way
conventions are created and make an ultimate fan experience year round. 
Besides, it’s about damn time Stan had his own convention!”


Gill Champion, CEO of POW! Entertainment,
said: “Live events are an important element supporting POW!’s brand
extension. Where else to better start this program then in our own back
yard here in LA and with a proven venue and association.”

Further announcements around Stan Lee’s
Comikaze Expo 2012 will be revealed leading up to the convention.
Tickets are now available through pre-sale at $12 in honor of their
inaugural 2011 show prices.  Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo presented by POW!
is also offering a unique ticket at an additional price that enlists
fans into the Stan Lee’s Comikaze Army. This interactive ticket includes
a weekend pass, armband, dog tag, military id for discounts on
merchandise and select vendors as well as collector’s edition
posters(children under 12 enter for free) through

For more information, please visit, or

Stan Lee's Comikaze
2554 Lincoln Blvd #632
Venice, Ca, 90291




Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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Disney Will Bring D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event to Anaheim, California in August 2024



Expanded Disney Fan Experience Will Feature New and Exciting Events Across Multiple Locations, Including a D23 Takeover of the Happiest Place On Earth, Evening Entertainment at the Honda Center, D23 Day at Angel Stadium, and Much More

Fan Favorites Including Exhibits, Panels, Shows, and Shopping Will Dazzle Disney Enthusiasts at the Anaheim Convention Center

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is a one-of-a-kind fan experience like never before with spectacular shows, new venues, and multiple days of entertainment that will bring together the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!

Highlightswill include:

  • Sunday, August 4: D23 Day at Angel Stadium, where D23 fans are invited to attend the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game. 
  • Thursday, August 8: D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort.
  • Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11: Shopping, exhibits, panels, and presentations will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center during the day, with the fun extending into the evening at the Honda Center, the bigger home to marquee shows.

Tickets for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will go on sale in Spring 2024, with ticketing options to be announced later for access to the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center. Admission for D23 Day at Angel Stadium and the D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort will be available as separate ticketed events. Additional details for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will be announced in early 2024.

You can get updates by staying connected to D23 via social media (@DisneyD23 on FacebookInstagramX),, and our weekly D23 FanFare email (sign up for free as a D23 General Member at

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; the latest news and stories on; member-exclusive offers and discounts; the popular D23 Inside Disney podcast; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99/year), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99/year), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, and YouTube.

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Star Wars Spoof: Space Robots in Outer Space Ep X: Battle for the Halcyon: The Last Starcruiser



Sure, Star Wars is cool and all. But let’s not forget about that other multi-part sci-fi cinematic spectacular, “Space Robots in Outer Space.” In fact, Hank Lonely (Hollywood’s ultimate hyphenate — actor / producer / director / writer / guy who makes sure the Porto Potties are kept squeaky-clean) just announced that there’ll soon be a 10th installment of this … Well, not exactly beloved. How about we say “admired from afar” instead? … series coming to a theater near you. In fact, here’s the highly anticipated teaser trailer for that project. Which is supposed to be titled “Space Robots in Outer Space X — Battle for the Halycon: The Last Starcruiser.”

Okay. Now the real story … In honor of Star Wars Day (i.e., May 4th. As in “May the Fourth Be With You”), Len Testa and I are sharing something that we produced with the help of all the nice folks who joined us last month aboard the Halycon.

We turned the Galactic Starcruiser as well as Black Spire Outpost into the backdrop for an affectionate send-up of all things Stars Wars. We hope that you (more importantly, the legal team at Lucasfilm) take this faux trailer in the spirit with which it was intended. Special thanks to Aaron Adams for so skillfully stitching all of this footage together. Also thanks to the team at Storybook Destinations, Touring Plans and the talented cast & crew aboard the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” for making this “Disney Dish” fan event so memorable.

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Disney’s New Trailer Reveals How Ralph & Vanellope Get to the Internet in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”



Wreck-It Ralph 2

When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Now Disney is hoping Ralph will not only break the Internet but the 2018 Thanksgiving boxoffice records as well.

The film re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.”  The screenplay is currently being written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster feature “Zootopia.”

ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz-along with her best friend Ralph-ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film (below), features several of the original princess voices, including Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”). Featuring Sarah Silverman as the voice of Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 21, 2018. 





U.S. Release Date:  Nov. 21, 2018

Voice cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

Directors: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Producer: Clark Spencer

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