A day late, but Happy Birthday to Stan ‘The Man’ Lee! 89 years young! It was a pleasure to have met him this year.
So this pic comes with a bit of a story. I was chatting with my friends, it was near the end of NYCC, and a guy with a SECURITY badge taps me on the shoulder. “Excuse me, could we get your picture, over here?” He motions to a booth and I say: “Would you mind coming over here for the picture? I’m chatting with my friends.” “No,” he says, “I don’t think you understand. Stan Lee would like a photo with you.” I reached across, grabbed my friend’s arm, and said “OhMyGod, StanLeeWantsAPicWithMe!” This is what it takes for me to abandon a conversation with my friends, hah! I walk into the booth, the guy says “One last photo for the day, Mr. Lee.” Stan turns and looks at me, flings his arms wide, and says “Oh no! You mean I have to get a picture with /another/ gorgeous woman?!” What a flirt. My one big wish was that I was in a Marvel costume! Go figure.