Does it even count as Comic-Con if Stan Lee isn’t there? The Marvel big shot didn’t end up attending the Big Apple Comic-Con this past weekend.
Sure, it wasn’t the massive San Diego Comic-Con he had to bail on, but east coast fans are no doubt mourning the fact that Lee couldn’t make it. It’s especially worrisome that he had to cancel due to health reasons.
Big Apple Comic-Con posted a pic on Instagram explaining the situation.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Big Apple Comic Con has just been informed that due to health issues Stan Lee will NOTbe appearing at the convention Saturday March 11th or Sunday March 12th. Stan keeps to an amazing schedule and it seems to have taken its toll. We are terribly sorry for any inconvenience but the show must go on. We are going to have a tremendous weekend loaded with great guests, exhibitors and events. For those wanting to purchase items autographed by Stan, the Stan Lee Collectibles booth will be in hand with a variety of signed items. Let’s all wish Stan well and party like you know he wants us to! OUR REFUND POLICY: No refunds on admission tickets, but refunds/exchanges are available for those who purchased Stan Lee’s autograph, photo ops, or the Swag Bag #bigapplecon #bigapplecc #StanLee #stanleebigapple #comiccon #comiccreators #badnews #convention #marvel
Still Fun Without Stan?
From the post, it sounds like fans were out of luck if they purchased tickets solely to see Stan Lee. They weren’t allowed to get refunds for admission tickets. However, there were surely plenty of other things to see and do there that made it worth the price.
There haven’t been any updates on the 94-year-old’s health yet. However, his reps said his busy schedule had just been taking a toll. Hopefully he just needed a weekend to catch up on rest.