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Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience 2014
April 17, 2014 @ 8:00 am - April 19, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
The 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience (FanX) will take place on April 17-19, 2014. 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-stars Chandler Riggsand Jon Bernthal as well as Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, Brent Spiner and Marina Sirtis from Star Trek: The Next Generation™, Kelly Hu from X2:X-Men United™, Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco from Boondock Saints, Jason David Frank from Power Rangersand Adam Baldwin of Firefly. Over 100 additional celebrities, comic creators, book authors and other guests will be announced between now and the April event. See the Master Guest Schedule for the latest details.
“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.”
Tickets for the 2014 FanX are available today on the Salt Lake Comic Con Website. All ticket sales between now and December 31, 2013 will include a special early supporters discount for those that purchased tickets last year. For the first time, Military personnel, First Responders and Senior Citizens will receive discounts on all tickets. Additionally, for tickets purchased prior to December 31, 2013 children age 10 and under will be free of charge with all adult tickets purchased, limit two kids per adult ticket.
In addition to more space at the Salt Palace, FanX will incorporate key additions to its program, including:
- Kid Con Pavilion. The Kid Con Pavilion will focus on entertainment and activities specifically designed for families and children.
- More Cosplay events: There will be additional Cosplay Contests, photo areas, and some first of their kind activities to take Cosplay to a whole new level.
- More social activities. Including robust interactive panels, Q&A’s with celebrity panelists, speed dating, social media groups and expanded areas for attendees to take pictures and socialize with fans with similar interests.
- More entertainment. More shows within the show like last years’ Jedi Mind Tricks Comedy Show and Evil Dead Musical as well as special celebrity Meet and Greet events.
- Longer hours. Nearly a half-day more of open hours over the course of the three-day event.
- Expanded VIP experiences and benefits. VIPs will have greater access to celebrities, fastpass lines, preferred seating in panels, early show entry and much more.
The inaugural Salt Lake Comic Con was held September 5-7, 2013. It was:
- The largest first time Comic Con in North American history.
- The largest convention ever in the state of Utah with over 72,000 attendees.
- SOLD OUT with more than 52,000 ticket sales.
- Ranks among the top 4 attended Comic Cons in North America.