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The Spectrum: Kings of Con: The men behind Utah’s Salt Lake Comic Con

(The Spectrum) Across America, there are at least 39 major comic book conventions in cities all over the country and many more vying for recognition among the ever-growing tide of pop culture events. But one, in particular, took off like a shot, growing in just a few short years to become one of the most […]

Daily Herald: From stage to screen and back again: Jack Stauffer talks ‘All My Children,’ favorite play and more

(Daily Herald) If you want to talk to Jack Stauffer about theater, make sure you give yourself some time. Though the actor has a pretty impressive screen resume (Chuck Tyler of the original “All My Children” cast, Bojay in “Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming,” Scott Adams of “The Young and the Restless”) he’ll be quick […]

Deseret News: Comic Con’s wonder women: Female fans form nearly half of event’s base

(Deseret News) SALT LAKE CITY — When Salt Lake’s homegrown geek and pop culture convention comes to town, one thing is clear looking at the bustling convention floor, the lines of fans flooding through the doors and the staffers working behind the scenes. They may not have superpowers, but female fans form an impressive league, […]

Princess Ariel coming to Salt Lake Comic Con 2017

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Organizers announced a Disney Princess is joining the long list of celebrity guests for “Utah’s favorite pop culture event.” Actress Jodi Benson will appear at Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 all three days. Benson has received worldwide recognition and critical acclaim as the voice of “Ariel” in the Academy […]

The Spectrum: Elijah Wood added to Salt Lake Comic Con roster; more celebs to come

 (The Spectrum)  I wish I could tell you what I know – or at least what is in the works. Salt Lake Comic Con kicked off with a bang back in 2013 by bringing in pop culture icons like Adam West, William Shatner and Stan Lee to the Beehive State. I wondered at the time […]

Deseret News: Lord of the Rings actor Elijah Wood coming to Salt Lake Comic Con

(Deseret News) SALT LAKE CITY — Next month, local fans of the Lord of the Rings films will have the opportunity to see the hobbit who “changed the course of the future.” Salt Lake Comic Con announced Monday that actor Elijah Wood will join the September 2017 event, according to a press release. Wood joins an […]

Good4Utah: Salt Lake Comic Con announces Gates McFadden as celebrity guest

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Salt Lake Comic Con organizers have announced a celebrity guest that is sure to get Trekkies excited about the upcoming event.  Gates McFadden is scheduled to appear at the 2017 convention in September.   Cheryl Gates McFadden is an American actress and choreographer and is best known for […]

Good4Utah: Willa Holland announced for Salt Lake Comic Con 2017

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Friday Salt Lake Comic Con organizers announced another celebrity guest for the September event.  Actress Willa Holland will appear at the convention Friday and Saturday at the three-day event. Holland is best known for her work in Arrow, The Flash, Gossip Girl, Kingdom Hearts Video Games, The O.C. (…) CLICK HERE to Read More 

Social Press Asia: TOYCON Returns To Celebrate Pop Culture This 2017

Social Press Asia — Fans of pop culture will soon unite for The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention (TOYCON), Asia’s biggest and longest-running convention for collectibles, toys, anime, comics, cosplay, and gaming. This year’s run will be held from June 30 to July 2, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center, and Globe will be a proud […]

Herald Extra: COMIC CON-NUNDRUM Salt Lake Comic Con pushes back against San Diego in name dispute; files counter charges

(Herald Extra) SALT LAKE CITY — When it comes to pop culture and fandoms, a sense of community is pretty much a given. With such unifying commonalities, differences generally play second string to the impressive orchestra of camaraderie that exists. That is until two tiny words sparked an immense rift between comic convention giant San […]

Deseret News: John Cusack to appear at Salt Lake Comic Con 2017

(Deseret News) SALT LAKE CITY — Relive your favorite moments from “Say Anything” later this year in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake Comic Con organizers announced on Friday that John Cusack will appear at the event, which will be held on September 21-23 of this year at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Cusack will be at the event […]

Good4Utah: 2 Marvel guests announced for Salt Lake Comic Con 2017

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) Actor Richard Dean Anderson is scheduled to appear at Salt Lake Comic Con.  Anderson began is television career by playing Dr. Jeff Webber in the American soap opera series General Hospital, then rose to prominence as the lead actor in the television series MacGyver. He later appeared in films […]

KUTV – Wednesday’s Child

(KUTV) SALT LAKE CITY — Stepping into the Salt Lake Comic Con office in Salt Lake City is a little like stepping into an alternate reality. It’s a reality Kevyn feels pretty comfortable exploring. “I really like Marvel stuff,” he said. On Wednesday, Kevyn was the office guest and received the VIP treatment. “Hi, nice […]

Fox13 News: Settlement talks are off in San Diego vs. Salt Lake Comic Con battle

(Fox13 News) SALT LAKE CITY — There will be no settlement in the ongoing lawsuit between San Diego Comic-Con and Salt Lake Comic Con. A federal judge on Tuesday canceled a final settlement conference, as one of Salt Lake Comic Con’s co-founders confirmed to FOX 13 they would not be reaching an agreement. “We’re not […]

Deseret News: S.L. Comic Con faces pivotal week in trademark lawsuit

(Deseret News) SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake’s resident geek and pop culture convention faces a pivotal week in its legal battle over the right to call itself a “comic con.  Salt Lake Comic Con has been squaring off in court against the longstanding San Diego Comic-Con since the older organization filed a trademark violation […]

Broadway World: Great Scott! Salt Lake Comic Con Announces First Round of Celebrity, Best-Selling Author and Comic Creator Guests for Fifth Annual Event

(Broadway World) “Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 is our fifth annual event and we’re going to pull out all the stops to make this special anniversary one that will never be forgotten,” said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con Founder and Show Producer. “The celebrities we announced today are amazing guests that our fans will love […]

Herald Extra: ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Firefly’ and ‘Merlin’ among fandoms to take center stage at Salt Lake Comic Con 2017

(Herald Extra) When superheroes, comic book stars and movie icons converge on the State Capitol in Salt Lake City, you know it’s time to start talking about Salt Lake Comic Con again.  On Wednesday, event co-founders Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg met with a gathering of pop culture fanatics, press and, since it was at the […]


(SLUG) Returning for the 2017 season, Salt Lake Comic Con: FanXperience filled the Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake City for a geek-packed St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Only a two-day event, FanX17 was packed with activities and special guests for the tens of thousands of fans throughout the convention center. Upon first entering the venue from the […]

The Spectrum: Remember that time Stan Lee Skyped into a comic con?

 (The Spectrum) For a short while last year, it was looking like there wouldn’t be a FanXperience. Salt Lake Comic Con has produced two events each year since its inception – the main event and the more intimate FanX. SLCC co-founders Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg told me during last year’s main event that they […]