Written by Patti Pauley
June 9th, 2017 we lost a legend in pop culture as Sir Adam West, 88, passed away peacefully in his home. The man who ka-powed the Caped Crusader into TV history back in the late ’60s, embraced and loved his Batman alter ego and was scheduled to make a very rare appearance at the annual Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con this year along with sidekick Robin, Burt Ward in a special meet and greet and panel with fans.
Sadly, that will no longer be. However, that hasn’t stopped the yearly comic-fan orientated extravaganza in pressing on with highlighting the Batman ’66 series in all its glory. ALVCC contacted representatives of the West family along with scheduled guest Burt Ward and came to a decision that Mr. West wouldn’t want to let the fans down and so, a celebration of life will commence in his honor with CELEBRATE BATMAN ’66 along with the long-standing impact the series has had on fans all over the world.
Batman’s forever sidekick Robin, Burt Ward, will be in attendance along with the feline adversaries of the dynamic duo Julie Newmar and Lee Meriweather who both took on the role of Catwoman in the show on Saturday, June 24th- 25th at the Las Vegas Convention Center for both a special panel to be held at 1:00 PM in the main theater on Saturday and photo opportunities with fans on both days in attendance.
In addition, the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con is offering the ULTIMATE BATMAN CELEBRATION PACKAGE to a limited number of ticket holders. The dream Batman ’66 treatment includes:
-Early VIP Admission to the 2017 Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con
-Priority Seating for Batman’66 Celebration Panel
-Photo Op with all *3* stars- Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, and Julie Newmar
-Priority Access to Batman’66 Photo Sessions AND Signature Session
-Batman’66 Limited Edition Badge with Lanyard
-Batman’66 #1 Variant Comic
-BONUS- Batman #1 Amazing Comic Con Exclusive, plus additional Batman Variant Comic
Other celebrity guests in attendance include the father of Marvel Stan Lee, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld, Chewbacca himself Peter Mayhew and tons more!
The Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con runs from Friday to Sunday, June 23rd- June 25th, and you can purchase your tickets and or VIP packages by heading over to the official website by clicking here. You can also follow to keep with the news via their social media sites Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.