Salt Lake Comic Con Adds Second Event in FanXperience
Earlier this year, the Salt Lake Comic Con surprised the convention circuit when it debuted as the largest inaugural comic convention in North American history and is in the top four attended comic conventions in North America. That places it behind only San Diego Comic Con, New York Comic Con and Toronto’s Fan Expo. Not bad! You can read more about this amazing event HERE. Not surprisingly, dates were recently announced for the 2014 convention, which will be September 4-6. But, because the first years sold out and was forced to turn folks away, Dan Farr Productions, which is the brains behind this operation, announced that a second event would occur in April, called Salt Lake Comic Con’s FanXperience.
Norman Reedus, star of the hit series The Walking Dead™, will headline the initial celebrity guest list at April’s 2014 FanX. Reedus will be joined at FanX by Walking Dead co-star Chandler Riggs, Brent Spiner and Marina Sirtis from Star Trek: The Next Generation™, Kelly Hu from X2:X-Men United™ and Adam Baldwin of Firefly. Over 100 additional celebrities and guests will be announced between now and the April event.
“Fans in and around Utah have spoken and made it clear that one event a year is not enough,” said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con Show Producer. “This FanX will build upon the accomplishments of the first Comic Con and has expanded into virtually the entire Salt Palace Convention Center. With continued support from the fans we can rival the largest Comic Cons in North America.”
Not a bad start to what will surely be a fantastic event. Tickets for this event are already on sale and you can purchase several different options, including a VIP Pass (greater access to celebs, early access to panels and preferred seating), here. There are now discounted tickets for military personnel, first responders and seniors. In addition to the above listed guests, more nerd-centric visitors will be announced in the coming months. Several new additions to the event will include a Kid Con Pavilion, additional Cosplay events, longer event hours special meet & greets and so much more.
I had a blast at the inaugural Salt Lake Comic Con and I can’t wait to attend both events this year. I’ll be covering the events in 2014 and with the events being larger and better that before, I’m hoping for some bigger guests and possible an announcement or two?! Let’s hope so! Be sure to “Like” their Facebook page, where they are constantly giving away multi-day passes and VIP passes, plus stay up to date will all the guests that will be coming to both events. We’ll see you next year!
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