Salt Palace Convention Center  |   September 21st – 23rd, 2023

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Real Salt Lake Trunk or Treat with FanX

Real Salt Lake Trunk or Treat with FanX

Join in on the fun at this family-friendly event on Saturday, October 30th beginning at 11:30 AM, on the U of U Health Plaza along the east side of Rio Tinto Stadium. There will be candy and treats, and a costume contest hosted by our friends from FanX! You are not required to have tickets to the match to participate in the fun, so make sure to mark your calendars. Presented by Utah Children’s Dental Network, the Trunk-or-Treat will include 12 RSL partner activations where they will be handing out candy and other goodies from their display booths, an inflatable bounce house and obstacle ...
KidCon Spotlight: Figmentation Foundation

KidCon Spotlight: Figmentation Foundation

Figmentation Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps kids burdened with the gravity of a life-altering illness or injury to reawaken their imagination, will attend FanX KidCon, Salt Lake City. Their purpose is to raise awareness of their cause while using their superpowers to transform the figments of a child's imagination. Stop by their booth to get your child's photo taken as they face a scary dragon alone or with one of their special cosplay guests, The Lich King or Hiccup and Astrid. While you're at their booth, enter for a chance to win one of three fabulous prize ...
Trailer for the Final Book of Brandon Mull’s DragonWatch Series: Return of the Dragon Slayers

Trailer for the Final Book of Brandon Mull’s DragonWatch Series: Return of the Dragon Slayers

FanX Guest Author Brandon Mull is excited to announce the release of the trailers for the final book from his Dragon Watch Series: Return of the Dragon Slayers. A Fablehaven Adventure  "The magical world teeters on the brink of collapse. The Dragon King, Celebrant, has united the dragons into a vengeful army, and only a final artifact stands in the way of them unleashing their fury against humankind. With established allegiances shifting under the strain, Seth and Kendra find themselves in desperate need of new allies. Seth must face his most dangerous quest—the fulfillment of his pledge ...
Cosplayers have fun and win big at the FanX Cosplay Games!

Cosplayers have fun and win big at the FanX Cosplay Games!

FanX is almost here! Guests are already getting excited and for those brave enough to throw on a costume and go on a scavenger hunt, they are even winning multi-day passes! On the last Saturday of August, Fan Effect host KellieAnn Halvorsen was joined FanX’s Ro Malaga and numerous cosplayers for the first big event of the FanX season, the Cosplay Games. From a cosplay Hall-of-Famer to a family all dressed as Loki variants, everyone had something fun to say about the joy of cosplay, the comradery of Utah’s fan culture, and what they are looking forward to in the upcoming ...
FanX founder Dan Farr dishes out details of the 2021 mega event

FanX founder Dan Farr dishes out details of the 2021 mega event

FanX is back, and bigger and better than ever! When the worldwide coronavirus pandemic canceled FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention in 2020, organizers promised to be back ready for an even greater Xperience in 2021. Now the comic and pop culture event is poised to deliver in less than a month, when fans of all shapes and sizes converge on the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City September 16-18, 2021. And they have added extra Xperiences like a FanX Quest, a workshop room, a tabletop gaming charity event, and even a massive cosplay contest with a massive award. Today on ...
Stan Lee + William Shatner + Dick Van Dyke + Dan Farr = FANX on Jessop’s Journal

Stan Lee + William Shatner + Dick Van Dyke + Dan Farr = FANX on Jessop’s Journal

(DOUG JESSOP’S JESSOP’S JOURNAL – ABC4 NEWS – SALT LAKE CITY, UT) The most attended convention in the state of Utah and the largest comic convention in North America per capita is called FAN X. It started with a chance meeting with the owner of a 3D software company, Dan Farr, at the National Association of Broadcasters convention. “I was there with a friend of mine. We’re looking around and we say, “That’s Dick Van Dyke”. That was pretty cool. What’s he doing here? Let’s go over and say hi to him. So we meet him. Found out that he actually has a hobby. He’s really into the technology ...
New ADA Entrance at #FanX21!

New ADA Entrance at #FanX21!

Please note that due to ongoing construction at the Salt Palace Convention Center, there will be a new ADA entrance for FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention this year. Ramp access is available on West Temple at the East entrance of the Salt Palace at the Salt Shaker. For more info about ADA accommodations at FanX visit our ADA Page. 
Visit McDonalds for a Mystery FanX Discount!

Visit McDonalds for a Mystery FanX Discount!

Rouge Toys is providing Salt Lake Area McDonald's with a special Mystery Discount for tickets to #FanX21! To grab the mystery discount for yourself, visit any of these participating McDonalds locations:   Full List of Participating Locations: 5413 S 1900 W  - Roy, UT 210 W 500 S - SLC, UT 1075 E Gentile St - Layton, UT 1155 N Hillfield Rd - Layton, UT 3890 S 1100 E - SLC, UT 1533 S. State Street - SLC, UT 406 E. State St. - American Fork, UT 6450 Landmark Dr - Park City, UT 1611 N. South State St - Orem, UT 1140 W 800 N - Orem, UT 2080 N Main St - Layton, ...
FanX Panels: A Gateway to Lifelong Memories!

FanX Panels: A Gateway to Lifelong Memories!

By Aaron Yeager, Edited by Drew Angelovic What do you get when you mix fandom, friends, and a whole lot of fun? FanX panels fill the halls of the Salt Palace Convention Center with riotous cheering and are a one-of-a-kind experience that allows you to celebrate the things you love surrounded by passionate people just like yourself! Come interact with industry experts, local celebrities, and super-fans alike! What Is a Panel? At its heart, a panel is a celebration of a particular topic. This could be a specific show, a favorite genre, a fascinating trope, or something completely ...

The Geekbound Fashion Challenge

By Guest Blogger  Courtney ‘Velma’ Rippstein What is Geekbounding? Geekbounding is a fashion-forward way for fans to show their love for their fandoms without wearing full-on costumes like cosplayers - it's the sweet middle-ground between regular clothing and full cosplay! The Geekbound Fashion Challenge is to make modern and stylish clothing that is nerd-themed and easily recognized from a fandom on sight, without entering the realm of cosplay/costuming. How to Participate in the Geekbound Fashion Challenge We are thrilled to have two categories this year: Geekbound Daily and ...
Don’t Miss The Tabletop Gaming Charity Event at FanX!

Don’t Miss The Tabletop Gaming Charity Event at FanX!

There’s more to FanX than celebrity panels, cosplay competitions, and buying your third Captain America hoodie (we know, we were shocked too). This September, take a stroll up to the third floor of the Salt Palace Convention Center to play free tabletop games, make new friends, and make a difference! Friendships Forged in RPGs Ever since we sat down to play our first game of Dungeons and Dragons, we were hooked. It’s been many years (and many campaigns) since that day, but whenever we see friends from our old D&D group, we inevitably end up reminiscing over our RPG adventures as if ...

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