About Our President

Stephen Shamus

Stephen Shamus, President ACE

ACE Experience consults and produces the most immersive and experiential events by bringing together top name Film and TV celebrity talent, professional Illustrators & Writers, Award-Winning Designers, Gaming, Cosplay, Comic Books and top-notch daytime & evening Q&A and instructional Programming.

Stephen works with all the major talent agencies and managers, including CAA, WME, UTA, ICM, APA, Innovative Artists, and Gersh. He is the premiere talent booker of the biggest and most significant celebrities in the industry, including what is considered the greatest Comic Con lineup ever. This historic lineup features nine of Marvel’s The Avengers. His most recent celebrity bookings include Gal Gadot, Brie Larson, Andrew Garfield, Henry Cavill, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zoe Saldana, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Don Cheadle, Josh Brolin, Hailee Steinfeld, Michael Fassbender, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Zazie Beetz, Tye Sheridan, Tom Ellis, Lee Pace and more!

Collecting is in Stephen’s blood. From a young age, he would store and treasure anything he could get his hands on – comic books, sports cards, comic art, and memorabilia. His passion is infectious, and his expertise and understanding of the material is widely respected.

In the early 1990’s, Stephen was CMO of Wizard, co-founded the world’s leading magazines covering comic books, toys, games and animation, along with many specialty books. By the mid-90’s Wizard then acquired and launched its first of many live events including the Chicago Comic Con. This began Stephen’s 20+ year career of producing over 175 Comic Con festivals across North America. Stephen has booked over 3,000 celebrities, tens of thousands of artists, and played host to millions of happy fans.