Irvin Kershner cannot attend Anaheim Comic Con due to cancer
|We will have a special video message from Mr. Kershner to show just prior to the Q&A session with actor Billy Dee Willilams!|
|April 15, 2010 Coolwaters Productions LLC provides this official press release regarding client Mr. IRVIN KERSHNER:|
Irvin Kershner will not be able to attend the Anaheim Comic Con. He has been battling cancer and was hospitalized on the April 9th. He is now out of the hospital but still not strong enough to make a public appearance, according to his doctors. “I am very sorry I can’t be at Wizard World’s event this Saturday,” said Kershner. “I had hoped to celebrate the 30th anniversary of "The Empire Strikes Back" with fans and my friend Billy Dee Williams, but maybe we can all celebrate the 40th together.” “May the force be with you…and me,” Kershner added.
Irvin was scheduled to appear at Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con on April 17, 2010. Coolwaters was very sad to receive the news. Coolwaters President, Derek Maki, stated; "Kershner is like a grandfather to me, I am hopeful for his quick recovery and I will miss him at this weekends show."
Coolwaters Productions LLC, who was representing Mr. Kershner for his appearance at Comic Con, will have a special video message from Mr. Kershner to show just prior to the Q&A session with actor Billy Dee Williams. Coolwaters invites all fans to attend the Q&A and see the special video message from Mr. Kershner.
Coolwaters and Mr. Kershner are both very sensitive to this last minute cancelation. Mr. Kershner is going to allow Coolwaters to obtain personal items from attendees of the event, who had originally planned to meet Mr. Kershner and have him sign their personal items from their collection, and bring these items to Mr. Kershner's house to be signed. There will be a fee for this service, and fans should visit the Coolwaters booth at the show for more information on how to participate.
Mr. Kershner through Coolwaters will also offer a SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION 30th Anniversary print, created by Mr. Kershner, for sale to event attendees. These prints will be signed, numbered and are limited to only 200 world-wide. Again, fans interested in this print should visit the Coolwaters booth at the Anaheim Comic Con show.
Apologies are sent to all fans who anticipated meeting Mr. Kershner this weekend, but we thank you for your understanding in this matter.
From the staff of Coolwaters... "Irvin get well"!