Over 50 years of connecting and collecting !
Hello! I am Bruce Wechtenhiser, one of the world’s biggest Spider-Man fans. I have been collecting Spider-Man comic books and memorabilia for more than 50 years. My collection and stories of collecting have been featured in various media over the past two years. My emotional connection to the character is the hallmark of my collection. The emotional connection has been strengthened by many cool interactions with comic creators, other collectors, and a family who supports my hobby.
I have also experienced all of Spider-Man’s introductions into various media (cartoons, tv shows, newspaper comic strips, movies, live theater). Another connection to the character: my entire life has been lived in Johnstown, PA, the hometown of Steve Ditko (co-creator of the character).
If someone were to hand me a list of the interwoven "Spidey experiences" from my lifetime, I would never believe it all happened to one person! It's more than just a long series of coincidences. I truly believe that all my "Spidey" connections were part of God's plan for my life.
I am very passionate about telling the stories of my Spidey-intertwined life experiences, talking about Spidey memorabilia, cosplaying as Spider-Man, and spending time with my family and friends. I am thankful to God for blessing him and his wife, Blythe, with 24 years of marriage and two wonderful teenage children, Noelle and Mark.
I currently writes articles (with matching videos) about Spider-Man memorabilia for the website spidermancrawlspace.com click here for "Spidey-Stash" articles/videos
I am available for PowerPoint presentations at Comic Conventions and other gatherings.
Now offering TWO different PowerPoint presentations!
I also bring memorabilia for people to see in-person.
The “Spidey & Me” presentation showcases one man’s obsession, connection, & immersion into all things "Spidey" these past 55 years! Bruce Wechtenhiser's collection and "stories" have been featured in various media over the past few years, captivating people with his passion and insight. Experience his emotional connection to the character (the hallmark of his collection) through stories (including interactions with comic book greats Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, & John Romita), photos, & rare items he brings for YOU to see! Get caught in the web of his love for Spidey!
Steve Ditko, co-creator of Spider-Man, and Bruce Wechtenhiser (one of the world’s biggest Spider-Man fans) have something in common: they were both born and raised in Johnstown, PA (Bruce has lived there his whole life). Come hear about Steve Ditko's Johnstown roots. Hear stories of Bruce's interaction with Ditko family members. Learn details of past and upcoming events being held in Johnstown to honor the Hometown Hero! See some rare Ditko Spider-Man memorabilia in person.