An Excelsior! Nerd Year's Eve

An Excelsior! Nerd Year's Eve

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Dec. 29-Jan. 1, 10 a.m. 2017
20-$50 per day

Location Info:

Sheraton Dallas Hotel
400 Olive St.
Dallas, TX  75201-4005
In an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the “Most People Dressed As Comic Book Characters,” Stan "The Man" Lee of Marvel Comics fame will be participating in an event to help assemble all of North Texas nerdom. (The current record stands at 1,784 costumed fans.) The record-setting attempt is a part of Marvelous Nerd Year's Eve at Sheraton Dallas (400 N Olive St.), which is a four-day celebration of all things pop culture that fans obsess over, from comic books and cosplay to film, television and music. And this weekend’s event is being billed as Lee’s “final traveling convention appearance.” In addition to a commemorative T-shirt, costumed heroes who participate in the attempt will be included in the official Guiness Record photograph with Lee and will receive an 8×10 print of the photo. Participants must have paid admission for Friday (single-day or four-day ticket) at Marvelous Nerd Year's Eve, and purchase the $25 record attempt ticket add-on through the event website. (Check for specials and sales, because a pre-Christmas sale reduced the add-on to $5.) The attempt runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information on other scheduled events and celebrities, actors, writers and artists appearing, visit


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