Fan owned Legion M has announced the various events and parties they have planned for next week’s San Diego Comic-Con. Of special note, for myself at least, is the Stan Lee & Friends panel taking place on Friday afternoon! Plus, who can say no to fandom parties?
From Legion M:
Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company, releases their full San Diego Comic-Con schedule. The company will have a big presence uniting their investors and fans at the world’s premiere fan event. Fresh off of hosting Stan Lee’s groundbreaking hand and foot print ceremony in Hollywood, Legion M will celebrate the iconic career of the Marvel co-founder with “Stan Lee & Friends: A Celebrity Tribute to the Comic Legend.” Legion M will also celebrate and unite two of the most devout fan bases in pop culture, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Stargate SG-1, with individual 20th anniversary celebration panels and parties.
In just over one year, Legion M has released their first film – Neon’s Colossal starring Anne Hathaway – and have multiple TV/digital series in development including horror-anthology series The Field Guide To Evil and Pitch Elevator, where fans pitch their projects to TV and film executives for a chance to win a development deal. Additional projects include New York Rock Exchange, Upside and The Afterword. One of their series, ICONS: Face to Face, featuring Stan Lee and Kevin Smith, will debut first-look footage at Comic-Con. With the Legion M community now at roughly 12,000 members, the company is poised for another big year connecting with fans at the event at that inspired their inception.
Legion M’s full SDCC schedule is below.
Thursday, July 20
Through the Gate: Celebrating the Stargate Franchise
Location: Marriott Marquis Grand, Room 1 & 2
Exclusive news, sneak peeks and giveaways will be shared during the 20th anniversary celebration panel. Damian Beurer (Community Manager, Legion M), David Read (Gateworld), Sam Toles (SVP of Digital & New Platforms, MGM), Kieran Dickson (Stargate Consultant and Editorial Director) and special guests will moderate.
Stargate 20th Anniversary Fandom Party hosted by LEGION M
Location: Side Bar – 536 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101
Legion M invites Stargate fans to celebrate 20 years since the premiere of Stargate SG-1 with a Stargate cosplay contest, classic Stargate trivia challenges, exclusive videos and fan giveaways at the 20th anniversary celebration. In attendance will be Stargate super-fans Damian Beurer (Host, Cosplayer & Legion M Community Manager), David Read (Co-Host & Gateworld editor), Dean Newbury (Stargate Cosplayer) and Ryan Nixon (Stargate Cosplayer).
Friday, July 21
Comic Book Law School: 202
Location: San Diego Convention Center Room 11
Learn how to tackle the advanced issues in commercializing your creative work with this interactive seminar featuring Terri Lubaroff (entertainment attorney and Legion M Content Acquisition), Michael Lovitz (attorney and author of The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book) and David Lizerbram (entertainment attorney).
SDCC: Stan Lee & Friends: A Celebrity Tribute to the Comic Legend
Premiere of ICONS: Face to Face VR Footage
Location: San Diego Convention Center Room 6DE
Join Felicia Day, Adam Savage and Max Anderson (Stan Lee’s manager) for an intimate discussion about Lee’s life and career. During the panel, Legion M will premiere footage from their virtual reality project, ICONS: Face to Face. The project features trailblazers who have shaped the entertainment industry. Lee is the first to be featured.
Saturday, July 22
Cospositive: Cosplay with Confidence
Location: Marriott Marquis Grand, Room 1 & 2
Ivy Doomkitty (SYFY’s Heroes of Cosplay, body positive advocate), D-Piddy (YouTuber, international cosplayer), and David Baxter (Legion M Head of Development, Larger Than Life Cosplay) discuss body image and confidence in oneself, self-worth, ways to work on confidence, and how to stay positive in the community when faced with negative people or negative comments on social media. Cosplaying regardless of age, skin color, gender, body type/size, disability, etc. will be covered. Moderated by Bernadette Bentley (actor, cosplayer).
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fandom Party
Location: Side Bar 536 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101
Hosted by Legion M and 20th Century Fox, the 20th anniversary celebration includes a Buffy fandom feud trivia contest, Buffy cosplay contest and a chance for fans to reenact their favorite moments from the series.