COMICBOOK legend Stan Lee is providing fans around the world with a fresh opportunity to honour their favourite writers, artists and titles of the previous year.
In collaboration with awards director Cassandra Conroy, the co-founder of the Marvel Universe is set to officially open The Stan Lee Eagle Awards for nominations on April 23rd 2014 at www.stanleeeagleawards.com.
Conroy took over as chair of the original ‘Eagle Awards’ in 2008 from their founder – her father, Mike Conroy – and has spearheaded the awards evolution.
“My dad’s intention was always to give the fans a voice and I’m delighted that this latest initiative will take his vision to an entirely new plane.” she said.
Dubbed the People’s Choice Awards, The Stan Lee Eagle Awards are unique in that they offer the only worldwide platform for professionals and non-professionals alike to voice their opinions of the work being done in the medium.
“It’d be great to see more non-English language titles and creators being recognised and having such a household name as Stan Lee attached makes virtually anything possible,” stated Mike Conroy.
“Many view Stan as a comicbook god,” he added. “That Stan was the very first inductee on to Eagle Awards Roll of Honour back in 1976 just makes Cassandra’s coup that much more of a personal pleasure for me.”
The Stan Lee Eagle Awards will be held annually in July at the London Film and Comic Con. London Film and Comic Con (www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com
“The original Eagle Awards had a coveted reputation that was well earned and respected. But to have Stan ‘The Man’ Lee offer his brand and patronage to champion The Stan Lee Eagle Awards is just incredible,” proclaimed Cassandra Conroy, who added. “There has been a Conroy behind the Eagle Awards since their inception in 1976. I’m delighted that such a legendary creator as Stan has been willing to help me build on my father’s legacy.”
The 2014 prizes will be handed out as part of this year’s London Film & Comic Con with the inaugural ceremony being held at Earls Court on Saturday, July 12th.