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Midtown Comics Hosts Same-Sex Weddings In Celebration of Marvel’s “Astonishing X-Men” #51

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Midtown Comics Hosts Same-Sex Weddings In Celebration of Marvel’s “Astonishing X-Men” #51

Official Press Release

Midtown Comics in New York City is proud to announce the wedding of Scott Everhart and Jason Welker, and Khris Wilson and Chris Orme in celebration of the historic wedding of X-Men characters Northstar and Kyle, unfolding in Astonishing X-Men #51,from Marvel Comics, available today.  Midtown Comics will hold thiswedding event on Wednesday, June 20th at 9:00AM at their Downtown location. Hotel accommodations for the couples will be provided by Eventi A Kimpton Hotel, where a private reception will take place after the ceremony. 

The wedding is not open to the general public, but fans are welcome to share the excitement outside the store for photo ops.  Midtown Comics’ Downtown store opening will be delayed until 10:30AM due to the wedding.


NYC Store Locations:

Times Square: 200 W. 40th Street, corner 7th Avenue.

Grand Central: 459 Lexington Avenue, corner 45th Street.

Downtown: 64 Fulton Street, corner Gold Street.

Contact: Gerry Gladston,

“We are geeks in love, and what better way to tie the knot than in a comic shop!” said groom Scott Everhart.  Khris Wilson, another groom, had this to say: “The idea of having a ceremony with some of my fictional icons in the same room as me is pretty cool.” “We’re honored to take part in this event today, and to help promote equality and tolerance, in the spirit of the X-Men themselves”, said Gerry Gladston, co-owner of Midtown Comics.

“Eventi and Kimpton are honored to be proud partners alongside Marvel and Midtown Comics of this important milestone for both couples and show their support as a leading LGBT community member in the US” said Shannon Spillett, city director of marketing, Kimpton Hotels NYC.

Matt Lotr will be the officiant, and Andrew Altenburg of is the wedding planner, and will present a cake provided by Empire Cakes. Marvel Comics and wedding-themed music will be provided by Brian Barrentine andFunikijam.

MIDTOWN COMICS opened its first store in 1997, and is now the industry’s leading retailer of comic books, graphic novels, and manga, with its online store as well as three landmark NYC locations in Times Square, Grand Central and Downtown.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and the Midtown blog! More information available online at:

EVENTI is the first luxurious hotel in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, residing on the entire block of Avenue of the Americas between 29th and 30th Streets. Eventi’s 292 rooms and suites transform a place to stay into a cosmopolitan lifestyle experience for business and leisure travelers alike. The Eventi Plaza is also home to the Big Screen Plaza, a 30 x 16 ft high-definition LED screen broadcasting an eclectic mix of programming, ranging from cinema to sports, from the arts to fashion.  Eventi also offers the Spa @ Eventi, a fitness center, more than 20,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting and events space and a 530-car parking garage with valet service.  Eventi is operated by San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, the country’s leading and largest boutique hotel operator. Eventi is part of the Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants family which has been named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies To Work For in 2011” and by Crain’s New York 2011 as one of the “50 Best Places to Work in New York City.” Eventi is located at 851 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y. For more information call 1-800 KIMPTON or visit or

Nashville’s award-winning FunikiJam Music was founded in 1999 to meet the need for quality music programs for 21st century families. Now a licensed ARTS program provider for the New York City Schools, FunikiJam provides innovative education and entertainment programs that explore world culture for newborns and up. For more info please visit

14 Stories’s mission is to ensure that all LGBT couples have the most positive, supportive experience while planning their wedding. Our commitment is to produce gorgeous, meaningful and fabulous legal weddings with a holistic approach that guarantees that couples also receive resources to build and protect their family. 14 Stories promotes marriage equality and reduces homophobia in the wedding industry through our educational seminars for wedding professionals.” You can visit 14 Stories at

Matt Loter is a CT Justice of the Peace and NYC registered wedding officiant. He has done hundreds of ceremonies for couples from all over the world, ranging from just the couple saying a few words at city hall to lavish affairs with hundreds of guests. Visit his site at

Empire Cake brings you the best in American baking with a gourmet twist. We feature fresh-baked cakes, cupcakes, cookies, breakfast pastries, brownies and bars, and sophisticated versions of classic snack cakes, including our own “twinkies,” “snowballs” and swiss rolls.
Our custom-designed cakes range from traditional tiered wedding cakes to one-of-a-kind creations for birthdays and other celebrations, corporate events and promotions, and advertising and fashion editorials. For more info visit

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