When Talyn saw the Propworx Iron Man Movie Prop Auction at C2E2 a couple months back, I was hoping to see some Iron Man armors at San Diego Comic-Con. And look at that! Profiles in History will have some of the actual suits worn by Robert Downey, Jr. and Jeff Bridges in Iron Man, as well as the big AMP suit worn by Stephen Lang in James Cameron’s Avatar.
In addition, they’ll be hosting a tribute to Stan Winston. Cool stuff!
“IRON MAN” MARK I, II AND III, IRON MONGER ARMOR SUITS; “AVATAR” 14 FT. AMP SUIT HIGHLIGHT PROFILES IN HISTORY / STAN WINSTON STUDIO TRIBUTE TO THE LATE STAN WINSTON AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON
Fans Will Be Treated To A Once-In-A-Lifetime Display of Iconic Creations, A Multimedia Display, Exclusive Footage and Free Photo Opportunities in Honor of The Legendary, Multiple Academy Award-Winning Visual Effects Genius
Calabasas, CA, July 17, 2010-The Mark I, Mark II and Mark III armor suits-Iron Man armor from Iron Man and Iron Man 2, worn by Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark, and the 14 foot Iron Monger armor suit worn by Jeff Bridges as Obadiah Stane in Iron Man and the 14 foot AMP (Amplified Mobility Platform) Suit worn by Stephen Lang in Avatar will be on display in Booth #1605 as Profiles in History, the world’s largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia and Stan Winston Studio pays tribute to the late visual effects legend Stan Winston at San Diego Comic-Con. Fans will be free to take pictures with these enormous iconic creations, meet Matt Winston, actor and son of Stan Winston and be treated to a special multimedia display.
“We are thrilled about hosting this tribute to the genius of Stan Winston, allowing the fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of his awe-inspiring creations up close. This celebration of Stan’s visionary spirit will continue through the creation of the Stan Winston School of Character Arts, which, in conjunction with the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, will provide specialized training on techniques learned by the legendary creature effects pioneer,” said Joe Maddalena, President of Profiles in History.
Profiles in History will host this tribute in #Booth 1605 during regular Comic-Con hours as follows:
Wednesday, July 21: 6:00PM – 9:00PM (Preview Night) Thursday, July 22 through Saturday, July 24: 9:30AM – 7:00PM Sunday, July 25: 9:30AM – 5:00PM
Comic-Con attendees are also invited to attend a special panel, The Winston Effect, on Saturday, July 24, from 5:30-6:30 in Room 7AB, followed by a Q&A. Creature and VFX luminaries will discuss Stan Winston’s impact on the art of Character Creation – past, present and future. The panel will include messages from Jim Cameron and Tim Burton about a thrilling new Stan Winston endeavor. Panelists include John Rosengrant (Stan Winston Lifer and co-owner of Legacy Effects), Shane Mahan (Stan Winston Lifer and co-owner of Legacy Effects), J. Alan Scott (Animatronic Effects Supervisor and co-owner of Legacy Effects), Alec Gillis (Academy Award nominated co-founder of Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.),Tom Woodruff, Jr. (Academy Award winning co-founder of Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.), Howard Berger (Academy Award winning co-owner of KNB EFX), Van Ling (VFX Supervisor, problem-solver and troublemaker), Alex Alvarez (Founder and president, the Gnomon School of Visual Effects), and Matt Winston (Actor and co-founder of SWSCA).
Profiles in History’s next auction will be LOST: The Official Show Auction, taking place August 21 and 22, live from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA. For details, please visit: http://www.profilesinhistory.com/lost-the-auction.html.