This weekend I attended the Boston Super Megafest in Framingham, MA at The Sheraton Hotel and met some pretty incredible people. The Super Megafest kicked off on Friday with a Birthday tribute to the amazing Stan Lee (the creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, just to name a few.) I would have attended this but the tickets were $225, a bit steep in my opinion. This was Stan Lee’s 90th Birthday and he looks absolutely MARVELous.
I attended the Megafest on Saturday with my buddy Alex. We left the house at 7am and went searching for Hostess products to sell on Ebay. We didn’t make much money because we could not find any regular Twinkies. Oh well. We arrived at the SMF at 9:15 and barely found a parking spot. We hurried inside the Sheraton only to find a huge line for us to wait in. After about 45 minutes of waiting, the line began to move. We pushed our way downstairs because someone told us that was where Stan Lee would be signing autographs. Guess what we found downstairs? Yes, that’s right, another line to wait in. After about an hour and a half of waiting in this line, and chatting it up with some movie and comicbook nerds, they took our money; Well, in exchange for an autograph and photo with Stan Lee. You didn’t think that was free did you? After our wallets were empty, they led us into a dark room and told us to wait as they projected The Incredible Hulk. At this point we were wondering why they were playing this for us now? We could have watched this whole entire movie in the time we spent waiting. After about 10 minutes, the hired help came in and called us into the hallway. They told us there was no photography allowed in the room we were about to enter. Everyone had a cell phone or some sort of device on them in hopes of catching a video of Stan Lee exclaiming Excelsior. They told us to have our things ready to have signed. I brought my digital painting I created of Iron Man that I had printed on metal. As they handed my artwork to Stan they told him that it was sharp. I told him where I would like him to sign. As he carefully autographed my masterpiece I said thank you Mr. Lee. He looked up at me and politely said “You’re welcome.” Here is a picture of my Iron Man painting signed by The Incredible Stan Lee.
Stay Tuned for Part 2.