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Deseret News: Movie review: ‘Shazam!’ will make you even more excited to see Zachary Levi at Salt Lake’s FanX

Deseret News: Movie review: ‘Shazam!’ will make you even more excited to see Zachary Levi at Salt Lake’s FanX

SALT LAKE CITY — “Shazam!” may not be the best DC comic book movie, but it’s easily the most fun. David F. Sandberg’s origin story about a Philadelphia foster kid who becomes a superhero is fun, funny and surprisingly moving. It opens in 1974 in upstate New York, when a car crash magically transports a young boy to a mystic chamber called the Council of Wizards. Here, the last remaining wizard — Shazam (Djimon Hounsou) — is searching for a worthy champion to carry his powers. Flash-forward to present-day Philadelphia and the search is still on. Dozens of children have reported similar ...

FanX® Private Movie Screenings brought to you by Siegfried and Jensen

Siegfried and Jensen have graciously offered to sponsor our movie screenings going forward at the Jordan Commons Megaplex Theatre. They will still be as fun as they have always been! There will be a few changes in how you will be able to get tickets. Please read below about the options that are available to you. We hope to see you at one of our future screenings!   OPTION 1: Purchase a $10 ticket that will be a donation to the Ronald McDonald House. Included with your ticket is a lanyard and badge. At check-in, you will choose your tickets, first come, first pick. No Growtix fees. ...
Salt Lake Magazine: Fan X for the Kids (Not Just the Kid in You)

Salt Lake Magazine: Fan X for the Kids (Not Just the Kid in You)

Go ahead, claim you bought FanX passes because the “kids want to go.” In truth, you’ve wanted to meet Lynda Carter (TV’s Wonder Woman) since you first saw her kick butt on that TV with the bunny ears your dad fixed with tin foil in ’76. Now, she’s set to meet fans at Salt Lake’s twice-annual pop culture convention, your golden opportunity. Don’t be embarrassed; FanX has grown-ups in mind. Along with Carter, you can meet stars from The Office, Garrett Wang (Star Trek: Voyager) and Alice Cooper (yes, really). Panels cover topics like the Rocky films, 3D printing and writing ...

KUTV: FanX 2019 announces John Cleese coming to Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Fans of Monty Python will be happy about a new guest scheduled for FanX 2019. Monday, FanX announced comedian John Cleese will be coming to Salt Lake City for the April 19-20 event at The Salt Palace. Cleese is a co-founder of the Monty Python comedy troupe which formed in the late 1960s. In addition to roles in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Life of Brian, Cleese is known for numerous roles in film and television including parts in "A Fish Called Wanda," and the Harry Potter films. Other recent guests announced include Roger ...
Daily Herald: It’s no joke: Actor and comedian John Cleese is heading to FanX: Salt Lake this month

Daily Herald: It’s no joke: Actor and comedian John Cleese is heading to FanX: Salt Lake this month

(DAILY HERALD) It may be April Fools’ Day, but FanX: Salt Lake Comic Convention is not joking when it comes to the latest guest announcement for its spring 2019 lineup: acclaimed actor and comedian John Cleese. The announcement was shared through Facebook late Monday afternoon and caused a flurry of comments referencing not only the actor’s vast career but also some epic enthusiasm for the growing list of celebrity guests pegged for attendance at FanX April 19-20. “This best not be April Fools cause my heart just dropped out of my chest I’m so excited,” one fan wrote. “If this is April ...
Daily Herald: ‘Chuck,’ ‘Shazam!’ star Zachary Levi set to make return trip to Salt Lake for FanX

Daily Herald: ‘Chuck,’ ‘Shazam!’ star Zachary Levi set to make return trip to Salt Lake for FanX

With just a week left until the wide release of the DC Extended Universe film “Shazam!” FanX: Salt Lake Comic Convention has announced that the film’s star, Zachary Levi, will make his third appearance at the Utah event, set for April 19-20 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Set to release April 5, “Shazam!” has already been ranked “Certifiably Fresh” by popular film and television quality guide Rotten Tomatoes, with a handful of hype making expectations pretty high for the film. “Well just obviously the timing of it, of (Zachary Levi) being willing to come and be ...
SLTrib: ‘Shazam!’ stars Zachary Levi and Angel Asher added to FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention lineup

SLTrib: ‘Shazam!’ stars Zachary Levi and Angel Asher added to FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention lineup

(Salt Lake Tribune) The newest superhero in DC Comics’ movie roster, “Shazam!” star Zachary Levi, is coming to FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention. So will his teen alter ego, Asher Angel. Convention organizers announced Friday that Levi will appear at the event, set for April 19-20 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Asher was added to the list Tuesday. In “Shazam!”, which opens nationwide on Friday, April 5, Levi plays the superpowered alter ego of 14-year-old Billy Batson (Angel), who must navigate his newfound powers and the responsibility that comes with them(...)   READ ...

Daily Herald: ‘Ready Player One’ and ‘X-Men’ star Tye Sheridan joins lineup for this spring’s FanX 2019

(Daily Herald) With just over three weeks remaining until this spring’s FanX: Salt Lake Comic Convention, the guest list for the event continues to grow, with a noon announcement that Tye Sheridan (“X-Men,” “Ready Player One”) also will be joining the lineup. Multiple teases on the convention’s social media pages hyped up the news, leaving fans speculating and adding up the clues to the ultimate reveal Wednesday. Sheridan is well-known for his work as Wade Watts in the 2018 hit film “Ready Player One,” as well as portraying Scott Summers/Cyclops in “X-Men: Apocalypse” and the upcoming ...

Fox13: Best-kept secrets of FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention

(Fox 13 News) FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention Spring 2019 is less than a month away! April 19-20, 2019 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. There are some epic celebrity guests lined up including Tom Felton, Paul Bettany, Clark Gregg, Tom Ellis, Lynda Carter, Alice Cooper and many more! There are also authors from around the world who'll be there including Brandon Sanderson and Brandon Mull. FanX is a family event and there's an area designed just for kids!  Get ready to set sail in the pirate-themed area.  Kids can enjoy different activities like face painting and obstacle ...
KUTV: ‘Harry Potter’ star Tom Felton is coming to FanX Comic Convention in April

KUTV: ‘Harry Potter’ star Tom Felton is coming to FanX Comic Convention in April

(KUTV) — Actor Tom Felton, who is best known for his role as Draco Malfoy in the "Harry Potter" series, will be a special guest at the FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention. He is also known for his roles in "The Borrowers," "The Flash" and "Anna and the King." Felton joins a line-up of guest stars, including Alice Cooper and "Wonder Woman" TV series star and singer Lynda Carter.   Carter is set to perform a concert, April 19. There is also a limited meet-and-greet opportunity and a panel discussion with Carter(...)   READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
SLTrib: ‘Wonder Woman’ star Lynda Carter and rocker Alice Cooper join the lineup of celebrities at Salt Lake City’s FanX, April 19-20

SLTrib: ‘Wonder Woman’ star Lynda Carter and rocker Alice Cooper join the lineup of celebrities at Salt Lake City’s FanX, April 19-20

(Salt Lake Tribune) TV’s original Amazon princess and the king of shock rock are coming to FanX. Lynda Carter, who starred as the Amazonian superheroine in the 1970s “Wonder Woman” TV series, and rock star Alice Cooper have joined the lineup for FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention, set for April 19-20 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. “It’s very exciting. She rarely does these kinds of appearances,” Bryan Brandenburg, FanX’s co-founder, said of Carter. Carter will not only talk on a panel, but perform in concert on Friday night, April 19. There also will be a ...
KSL: ‘Wonder Woman’ actress Lynda Carter, rock star Alice Cooper to headline FanX spring event

KSL: ‘Wonder Woman’ actress Lynda Carter, rock star Alice Cooper to headline FanX spring event

(KSL) SALT LAKE CITY — “Wonder Woman” actress Lynda Carter and rock star Alice Cooper are the latest additions to the lineup for FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention’s spring event. FanX officials announced the addition of Carter and Cooper on Twitter on Monday morning. The event takes place on April 19 and 20 at the Salt Palace Convention Center.The event also will feature a performance from Carter’s band on Friday night, according to FanX organizers. Fans have been asking for Lynda Carter to make an appearance in Salt Lake since 2013, so it’s exciting that she’s finally here, FanX Chief ...

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