Stan Lee is at the Pittsburgh Comic Con this weekend. My wife and I were going to get the 2-day pass, and go Friday to meet Peter Mayhew, then today to meet Stan Lee. We left work early, and she got to the Monroeville Convention Center first. She had a feeling that something was wrong, and found out Mayhew had cancelled. No Chewbacca. We decided to just go today, instead. (We were taking a friend out for her birthday Friday after the con anyway, and it made us less rushed.)
Lucy (Wife) was looking at the Con's website, and found out that the Stan Lee meet was an additional $40, on top of the $20 admission fee. He will not sign anything but the photo taken by their photographer at the event. There is no guarantee that your photo will be printed in time for him to sign it.
I'm not a con-attendee. I was wondering if this is normal for cons, because it seems kinda -silly- to me to pay 40 bucks on the chance that MAYBE you can get a celeb to sign a photo. I understand that guys like Stan Lee are such HUGE names that they have to limit the fan access, and they shouldn't have to sign every piece of crap that people bring them, plus this agreement is probably between his agents and the con, not Stan himself, but this seems a bit much to me.
We decided that, although it would be neat to meet Stan, and, frankly, he's getting up there in years and may not be back to Pittsburgh, it just wasn't worth the cost without a guarantee.