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Posted 2014-05-24 by Romeo Dfollow

Calling all comic geeks!

Stan "the Man" Lee will be visiting Australia for the first time in almost 30 years. Stan Lee will be visiting the Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Sydney from June 13-15 at the Sydney Showground (Olympic Park).

Why is this such a big deal? Working alongside various artists and other collaborators, Stan Lee is best known for some of the comic book world's most iconic characters -- Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Iron Man, the Avengers, the X-Men, Daredevil, Thor, the Silver Surfer, and Doctor Strange.

Though Stan Lee is already 91, he'll be making the long trip to Australia for a "farewell tour" at Supanova. Considering his age, this may be the last chance you'll ever have to see Stan Lee in person.

With such a high profile personality -- Stan Lee is arguably the greatest creator in the history of comic books -- the show will probably attract fans from all over Australia to the Sydney expo. (Other Supanova expos will be happening in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, and the Gold Coast, but without Stan Lee.)

Best of all, Stan Lee is just the beginning. Here's what else you'll get to see at Supanova.

'James Bond' meets 'Jaws'

With 23 feature films which earned over 6 billion dollars since the first "Dr. No" film in 1962, the James Bond series has made a mark like no other. Two classic Bond film actors will be at Supanova Sydney -- one of the best-known Bond villains and the only Australian who ever played 007.

George Lazenby starred as the super-spy in the 1969 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Spotted by Bond producer Cubby Broccoli at his barber, Lazenby was a fashion model before he moved into film. But modelling wasn't all he knew how to do -- he won the James Bond role after convincingly (but accidentally) punching the films' stunt coordinator in his face during the screen test.

Richard Kiel , the 2.17m-tall actor who played the steel-toothed villain Bond fans knew as 'Jaws' in 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me and 1979's Moonraker, also made himself famous in 1996's Happy Gilmore as 'Mr. Larson.'

Both guests will be at the conference for all three days of Supanova Sydney and Supanova Perth.

Anime Fans, Listen Closely! Supanova To Feature Superstar Voice Talent

Supanova will be bringing together an incredible line up of voice talent in the Sydney and Perth expos -- Naruto Uzumaki, Ben 10, Edward Elrick, the Flash, and more! Here's who'll be showing up:

Vic Mignogna -- Fullmetal Alchemist's Edward Elric, and Ouran High School Host Clib's Tamaki

Maile Flanagan -- Naruto Shippuden's Naruto Uzumaki

Chuck Huber -- Soul Eater's Dr. Stein and Dragon Ball Z's Android 17

Yuri Lowenthal - Ben 10: Alien Force (and Omniverse, and Ultimate Alien)'s Ben 10

Todd Haberkorn - Soul Eater's Death the Kid and Sgt. Frog's Keroro

Jessica DiCicco -- Adventure Time's The Flame Princess

Tara Platt -- Naruto's Temari, MK vs DC's Wonder Woman

Michael Rosenbaum -- Justice League's The Flash and Batman Beyond's Ghoul

The Madman Cosplay Competition

Speaking of anime... one of the best parts of the Supanova expos, the cosplay competition is back, bigger and better! The Madman Cosplay Competition and Madman National Cosplay Championships will be taking place at Supanova.

It doesn't matter if you're a hard-core cosplayer or if you just want to see a working Iron Man suit . The Madman competition is the place to be! Winners get Madman vouchers for the online store, and winners in the National Cosplay Championships win a trip to Japan.

More Comic Book Stars Than You Can Shake A Mint-Condition First Edition At!

Of course, Australia's comic con wouldn't be what it is without a laundry list of some of the biggest-name comic creators in history. Not just Stan 'The Man' Lee, but also...

Alan Davis -- the star writer and artist behind the Uncanny X-Men, Wolverine, Captain Britain, and Excalibur

Paul Ryan -- artist on Superman: Man of Tomorrow, the Fantastic Four, and the Phantom

Chris Ryall -- IDW Publishing's Editor in Chief

Ted Adams -- IDW Publishing's Co-Founder

Ashley Wood: talent behind ThreeA Toys and Metal Gear Solid

David Yardin: artist on Injustice: Gods Among Us, X-Factor, and A X

Nicola Scott: artist on Birds of Prey, Secret Six, and Earth 2

Star Trek Continues Stars Boldy Go to Supanova Sydney

Just in case that isn't enough, Supanova Sydney and Perth will see the world premiere of Star Trek Continues Episode 3, plus the cast for an exclusive Q&A!

Star Trek Continues is the most fan-friendly and authentic continuation in the Star Trek series to be made since the original in 1969. It's shot on the most accurate, biggest, and completest recreation of the first Desilu sound stage, and it's dedicated to re-creating the vision, look, and feel of the classic Star Trek series.

Travelling to Supanova Sydney will be the stars of the series:

Vic Mignogna -- Captain Kirk, Executive Producer, Editor, and Director
Todd Haberkorn -- Mr. Spock
Kim Stinger -- Uhura
Chuck Huber -- Dr. 'Bones' McCoy
Grant Imahara -- Sulu
Michele Specht -- Dr. McKennah
Christopher Doohan -- Scotty.

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