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The New York Comic Con has announced it will award Stan Lee the first-ever New York Comics Legend Award.

The reception for Stan Lee where he will receive his New York Comics Legend Award will take place on Thursday, April 17th at 8:00pm at the Virgin Megastore, 1540 Broadway, in the heart of Times Square in New York City. A limited number of tickets will be made available to fans starting March 28 at www.nycomiccon.com. This reception, which will include a selection of famous and traditional New York City fare, will center on the presentation of the New York Comics Legend Award, followed by comments by Stan Lee, as well as brief comments by select friends and colleagues of Mr. Lee.

The New York Comics Legend Award will be given each year to one person who has made a major contribution to the advancement of comics.

They will have had to have made a significant contribution to the civic life in New York either through charity, education, public service or by advancing the image of New York City through direct involvement with New York City causes, or through positive depiction of the city and its culture within their body of work. They must each have lived in New York City for a minimum number of years in order to be eligible for the award.

Well, there goes my chance at the award.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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