Marvel Studios did not have big movie panel presentations at San Diego's Comic-Com International in 2018, but several stars from Marvel superhero films will be making appearances at other comic conventions this year. Chris Evans (Captain America), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Lee Pace (Ronan the Accuser) and Zazie Beetz (Domino) will be doing meet-and-greets with fans at ACE Comic Con Midwest, which takes place Oct. 12-14 at Navy Pier in Chicago.
Meanwhile, Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk) and Danai Gurira (Okoye) are set for meet-and-greets at New York Comic Con, which takes place Oct. 4-7, in New York City, with Jacob. K. Javits Convention Center as the event's main hub. Marvel partnered with Sony Pictures for the animated movie "Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse," which will have a New York Comic Con panel presentation with key cast members and filmmakers to be announced. There will also be several Marvel Television panels at New York Comic Con with cast members and executive producers of shows with Marvel characters, such as Netflix's "Daredevil" and Fox's "The Gifted," as well as a Marvel Animation panel for "Marvel Rising" and a screening of the TV movie "Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors." Marvel's chief rival DC Comics will have superhero representation at New York Comic Con with Jason Momoa (Aquaman) Zachary Levi (Shazam) and Dean Cain (former Superman on TV), who will all be doing meet-and-greets with fans.
ACE Comic Con Midwest is produced by ACE Universe, while New York Comic Con is from ReedPOP. Both events will have a variety of panels, displays and activities for entertainment related to sci-fi, fantasy, horror and action.
Marvel Studios recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a Marvel 10th Anniversary Film Festival from Aug. 30 to Sept. 6 at participating AMC IMAX theaters, where all 20 movies released in the MCU so far—from 2008's "Iron Man" to 2018's "Ant-Man and the Wasp"—were shown on IMAX screens. It was the first time that "Iron Man," "The Incredible Hulk" and "Captain America: The First Avenger" were released on IMAX screens.
In other Marvel 10th anniversary news, Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas, is having a Mondo artist exhibit of Marvel-inspired art called "Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years." The exhibit will have an opening- night reception on Oct. 12 from 5-10 p.m., and then the exhibit will be on display through Oct. 20 during regular gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 12-6 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., there will be a special Family Day party open to the public, which will include face painting, family photos ops, coffee and baked goods. Costumes-wearing is encouraged.