Seth Rogen & Clarke Duke sign up for Kapow!
SETH ROGEN AND CLARKE DUKE SIGN UP FOR THE STAN LEE AWARDS
Visitors to KAPOW! COMIC CON will be amongst the first in the world to get an exclusive sneak peek at various upcoming comics, movie blockbusters and hit TV shows from the biggest publishers and studios in the world. The San Diego Comic Con experience comes to London on 9th & 10th April 2011.
Seth Rogen, well-known for his roles in Knocked Up and Superbad, and Clarke Duke who starred in Kick-Ass and Hot Tub Time Machine have joined a prestigious list of judges, which include creator of Lost and producer of Star Trek Damon Lindelof and UK comedian Al Murray, to pick the nominees for The Stan Lee Awards taking place at Kapow! on 9th April.
Both well-known comic fans, Clarke explained:
“Stan Lee has probably influenced popular culture more than any other living person, so it is a great honour for me to continue in that tradition by being a judge for the Stans… And I’m hoping Stan will end up giving me a nickname (something dynamic like ‘Clobberin Clark Duke’ would be ideal).”
Stan Lee is honoured to have these awards in his name and explain:
“this is a fantastic platform to reward the cream of comic book talent for all their creativity and imagination throughout 2010, which has brought us so much entertainment and inspiration”.
The Stan Lee Awards judges, from the worlds of movie, TV, comic, gaming, publishing and retailing include:
- Damon Lindelof, creator of Lost and producer of Star Trek
- Al Murray, TV presenter and comedian
- Chris Hewitt, Empire
- Robbie Collin, News of the World
- Jamie Millar, GQ
- Albert Ching, Newsarama
- Jonah Weiland & Kiel Phegan, Comic Book Resources website
- Richard George & Chris Tilly, IGN
- Samual Roberts, SciFiNow magazine
- Jes Bickham, Comic Heroes magazine
- Forbidden Planet Megastore London
The shortlist for the Stan Lee Awards will be live on the Kapow! website from January 24th, where members of the general public will be able to vote.
Kapow! is also playing host to Andrew Macdonald, producer of international blockbuster hits such as Trainspotting, 28 Days Later and Last King of Scotland who will be talking about the upcoming Dredd movie, based on Judge Dredd from the 2000AD comics. Andrew explains:
“It is fantastic to be involved with Kapow! and I’m really looking forward to talking to all the fans about our upcoming Dredd movie. I’ll be on the 2000AD panel with a little taster of what people can look forward to from our 2012 release”.
The film and TV guest list will be announced on the Kapow! website on 14th February 2011, this is a star-studded line up to reflect the excitement and the talent involved in the biggest year for comic book movies so far.