There are no words: Stan Lee, Bruce Campell, Hulk, Fonzie, and the eye maker from Blade Runner at Portland Comic Con

Forgive me if I derail from the tech and startup stuff for a moment. But. Deep breath. I… I really don’t know what to say. I mean other than ZOMGWTFBBQ!!!1!

Ahem. Portland Comic Con is insane, this year.

Yes, I’ve taken a risky leap assuming that a good chunk of the tech and startup types that read this blog are also comic book fans. I know, I know. Really going out on a limb.

Oh well. At least Jason Grigsby will like this post.

Anyway… the lineup for this year’s Portland Comic Con is just crazy. I mean, two people who appeared in Mallrats would be awesome enough. But no. They didn’t stop there.

Here, in the order that makes me geek out the most, are some of the folks appearing in town February 22-24:

Stan Lee: ‘Nuff said.

Chris Claremont: He wrote The Uncanny X-Men for 17 years! And broke new ground with strong female characters. Jean Grey, Mystique, Rogue, Storm, Kitty Pryde… all his creations. And that’s not all. If you’ve ever read a Marvel comic, it’s highly likely you’ve encountered one of his stories.

Bruce Campell: Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Bubba Ho-Tep. I could go on and on.

Lou Ferrigno: Sure, he took second place to Arnold Schwarznegger in Pumping Iron, but he won the privilege of playing the Hulk. Contrary to the warning, I did like him when he was angry.

James Hong: Granted, he’s starred in many a movie and tv show, but I’ll always remember him as the guy to whom Roy Batty uttered “If only you could see what I’ve seen with your eyes.”

Henry Winkler: I went as Fonzie for Halloween one year. So sue me.

Michael Rooker: Most frightening actor alive.

Jason David Frank: Go go Power Rangers. The Green Ranger and the White Ranger.

James Marsters: Spike from Buffy.

Dean Cain: Pretty darn good at the whole cape and tights thing.

Not to mention a ton of awesome inkers, colorists, and writers.

Okay. Enough fanboi geeking. Now back to your regularly scheduled startup news.

For more information or to attend, visit Portland Comic Con.

  1. Wizard World is a carpet bagger convention come to town to steal thunder from Seattle’s Emerald City Comic Con.

    Don’t believe the hype.

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