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Daily Dish: FanX Updates: Tickets are now on sale and 4 guests you won’t want to miss!

The Daily Dish -  Ro Malaga with the Fanx Salt Lake Comic Convention joined Nicea and Surae today to talk about FOUR guests that are coming this year (...) Neve Campbell – Campbell is best known as the “scream queen” for her work on drama and horror genre movies and TV shows, most notably Scream. She’s also appeared in several popular TV shows, including Party of Five, The Craft, Catwalk, and The Canterville Ghost. In addition to TV, she’s starred in some of the biggest and most popular movies of our time, including Wild Things, Drowning Mona, Panic, Last Call, When Will I Be Loved, ...

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 ...
Nerds and Beyond: FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention: Spider-Man Creates a Buzz in the Beehive State

Nerds and Beyond: FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention: Spider-Man Creates a Buzz in the Beehive State

(Nerds and Beyond) Nerds and Beyond traveled to FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention this year — Utah’s largest comic convention — for a weekend of cosplay, fan art, and more. Notable guests among the massive star-studded lineup for this year included Spider-Man himself Tom Holland, Hayden Christensen of Star Wars, John Rhys-Davies from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the star of many cult classics, Christina Ricci. I have been attending FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention off and on since its start in 2013 with other members of my family. The event became somewhat of a family getaway ...
KSL: Photos: Cosplayers dress up as pop culture characters at FanX 2019

KSL: Photos: Cosplayers dress up as pop culture characters at FanX 2019

SALT LAKE CITY — The FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention was back for its fall event last weekend, and cosplay was bigger than ever. Cosplay, short for "costume play," was once considered an activity for geeks. Cosplayers would come to conventions in handmade costumes, celebrating their favorite comics and video games. Others would look at them, amused at the out-of-season Halloween parade. Now, cosplay is enjoyed by everyone. There are still hardcore cosplayers who dazzle everyone with larger-than-life costumes that include intricate details they spend months putting together. For ...
ABC4: FanX fan follows up on the fun weekend

ABC4: FanX fan follows up on the fun weekend

(Nerds and Beyond) Cosplay, celebrities, vendors and more! The FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention wrapped up with thousands of visitors over the weekend. We pulled in our resident fan about her experience at FanX. GTU Director, Joetta Porchia shared some fun memories, products, and great celeb pics! Be sure to watch the segment for the full fun(...) WATCH THE VIDEO & READ FULL ARTICLE HERE   
KUTV: ‘It’s hilarious’: Parody art steals the spotlight at FanX

KUTV: ‘It’s hilarious’: Parody art steals the spotlight at FanX

(KUTV) — Imagine it: Boba Fett reading "Harry Potter"; the Hulk sitting on the toilet, or Darth Vader baking in the kitchen dressed in a Hufflepuff apron. An anonymous artist stole the show at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention with this kind of parody art. "It's hilarious and people love it, " Nick Meagher, an employee of I Am Parody Art told 2News. "It's very fun to sell because people get such a kick out of it every time they come by. People just throw their heads back laughing." A customer gave the idea to create and sell these oil-based paintings to the artist known as "Bucket" ...
KUTV: Artist channels the Hulk to combat depression, brings joy to comic convention fans

KUTV: Artist channels the Hulk to combat depression, brings joy to comic convention fans

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) -- Josh Isom found himself struggling with depression, disappointment and debt. To claw his way back from rock bottom, Isom decided to embark on a creative journey that saw him build a massive statue of the popular Marvel Comics character the Hulk. This weekend at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention, he stood back and watched as hundreds of attendees, celebrities and volunteers stopped to have their photo taken with his massive creation. His joy was palpable; he had made something that gave a little happiness to all that saw it(...) READ FULL ARTICLE HERE   
Salt Lake Magazine: Cosplay at FanX Fall 2019

Salt Lake Magazine: Cosplay at FanX Fall 2019

(Salt Lake Magazine) At every FanX (Salt Lake City’s biggest geek event), you’ll find thousands of fans who cosplay (short for costume play) as their favorite characters from anime, comic books, movies and more. Whether their costumes are store-bought or handcrafted, those who cosplay at FanX have one major thing in common: passion for the story. Cosplay at the fall 2019 FanX, held Sept. 5–7, didn’t disappoint(...) READ FULL ARTICLE HERE   
SL TRIB: At FanX, ‘Bionic’ stars Lindsay Wagner and Lee Majors recall their TV glory, and lots of running

SL TRIB: At FanX, ‘Bionic’ stars Lindsay Wagner and Lee Majors recall their TV glory, and lots of running

(Salt Lake Tribune) Lindsay Wagner knows the power of fans. “It’s because of you all that ‘The Bionic Woman’ came about. It was literally by public demand,” the star of the ‘70s action series told a crowd Friday at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention. Wagner — along with Lee Majors, the star of “The Six Million Dollar Man” — appeared on the stage of the Salt Palace’s Grand Ballroom to take questions about their days playing the fastest and strongest people on television(...) READ FULL ARTICLE HERE   
ABC4: FanX and other fun things to do this weekend!

ABC4: FanX and other fun things to do this weekend!

Our own Deena Marie stopped by FanX to chat with Dan Farr, producer and founder of FanX, and some of the characters from the popular television show Ruby. The cast of Ruby is just a small portion of the superstar lineup they have this year at FanX that also includes Tom Holland, Katee Sackhoff, and many more!(...) READ FULL ARTICLE HERE   
KUTV: Jokes, lost luggage, Utah swear words: ‘Supernatural’ star makes FanX visit unforgettable

KUTV: Jokes, lost luggage, Utah swear words: ‘Supernatural’ star makes FanX visit unforgettable

(KUTV) — Sebastian Roché's appearance at the FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention was nothing short of an epic mixture of stand-up comedy and traveling through cinema history. Roché has an impressive acting resume, having performed in several productions dating back to the 1980s. He is best known for portraying Kurt Mendel on "Odyssey 5" (2002), Thomas Jerome Newton on "Fringe" (2008), Michel Marivaux on "The Young Pope" (2016), Balthazar on "Supernatural" (2005), and Mikael on both "The Vampire Diaries" (2009) and "The Originals" (2013). "I've been on every TV show since the Cretaceous ...
KUTV: Photos: Day 2 of FanX 2019

KUTV: Photos: Day 2 of FanX 2019

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — The halls at FanX in the Salt Palace Convention Center were all abuzz Friday: Tom Holland was in the house. People nearly hyperventilating with excitement, and with photos, were circulating. Holland wasn't the only celebrity fans were delighted to welcome to Utah, but he was probably the most high profile. Meanwhile cosplayers circulated, panels were packed and the dealer's floor was a doing its business. Enjoy our gallery of photos and contribute your own(...) VIEW GALLERY & READ FULL ARTICLE HERE   
Daily Herald: FanX 2019 Notebook: Meditations upon a red carpet

Daily Herald: FanX 2019 Notebook: Meditations upon a red carpet

The fall FanX 2019 is underway at the Salt Palace Convention Center. The first big ballroom appearance was at 2 p.m. featuring John Rhys-Davies of "Indiana Jones" and "Lord of the Rings" fame. Before he appears in the Grand Ballroom, Rhys-Davies joined others in walking the red carpet in the foyer in front of the ballroom. The red carpet was new(...) WATCH THE VIDEO & READ FULL ARTICLE HERE   
KUTV: Photos: Day 1 of FanX 2019

KUTV: Photos: Day 1 of FanX 2019

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — One of Utah's biggest events raised its curtain Thursday, for a three-day celebration of popular culture. The annual convention returns to Salt Lake City with a list of stars, including John Rhys-Davies who opened the main stage in the Grand Ballroom with a sizzle reel and stories of his work on "Lord of the Rings" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark." KUTV will be at the event with staffers helping or participating in panels and presentations and taking video and photos. Readers are encouraged to submit photos by clicking on the gallery below. Earlier Thursday, ...
SL TRIB: FanX rolls out Salt Lake City red carpet for celebrities who enjoy an ‘extra kind of fun’ hanging out with fans

SL TRIB: FanX rolls out Salt Lake City red carpet for celebrities who enjoy an ‘extra kind of fun’ hanging out with fans

(Salt Lake Tribune)Fans may not know Charles Martinet’s face, but they know his voice. “Oh, it’s a-me, Mario!” Martinet said to a crowd gathered for the red carpet kickoff to FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention’s fall 2019 edition, which began Thursday at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Martinet punctuated his words with a little leap and a triumphant fist in the air, copying the signature move of the Nintendo video game icon whose voice the actor has supplied for 28 years(...) READ FULL ARTICLE HERE   
Salt Lake Magazine – FanX Brings Families Together to Geek Out

Salt Lake Magazine – FanX Brings Families Together to Geek Out

(Salt Lake Magazine) FanX, Salt Lake City’s largest sci-fi/fantasy fan fest, brings celebrities, artists, authors, and others to the Salt Palace to meet fans twice each year. The event doesn’t just connect nerds with their heroes though. Amid the packed halls of costumed attendees, the convention also gives families a chance to geek out together. Aside from the very first FanX event in 2013, John Patten and his daughter Brynn haven’t missed an opportunity to do just that. “My daughter Brynn, a 20-year-old, single college student, considers the Salt Lake FanX the high points of her ...

Nerds and Beyond – John Rhys-Davies and Susan Egan Added to Guest List for FanX Salt Lake

(Nerds and Beyond) Actor John Rhys-Davies has been added to the guestlist for FanX Salt Lake Comic Con. He is scheduled to appear all three days during the convention. Rhys-Davies is best known for his roles in The Lord of The Rings Trilogy, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and The Shannara Chronicles (...)Also announced was Susan Egan, known for originating the role of Belle in the Broadway musical adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. She has also provided the voice of Megara in Hercules and Rose Quartz/Pink Diamond on Steven Universe. Susan will also be ...

Nerds and Beyond – Tom Holland VIP Photo Ops and Autographs for FanX Salt Lake Now Available

(Nerds and Beyond) The FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention has made VIP photo ops and autographs for Tom Holland available for purchase. Holland is best known for his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Marvel franchise. He will be at the convention Friday, Sept 6 and Saturday, Sept 7. His photo ops are $225 each and autographs are $225 each. You can purchase tickets on the convention website(...) READ FULL ARTICLE HERE   
Daily Herald – Marvel’s Spider-Man set to bring web-slinging fun to FanX in Salt Lake this September

Daily Herald – Marvel’s Spider-Man set to bring web-slinging fun to FanX in Salt Lake this September

Fans will be able to delve into the Spider-Verse with their friendly neighborhood Spider-Man this fall in Salt Lake City when actor Tom Holland, who plays the titular hero, makes his way to FanX: Salt Lake Comic Convention on Sept. 5-7. Holland was announced as a guest for the convention Tuesday morning, joining an already star-studded lineup including NSYNC favorites Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone, comedy classic Kel Mitchell and “Harry Potter” stars Jason Isaacs and Matthew Lewis. “I think people will love him,” said FanX co-founder Dan Farr in an interview with the Daily Herald ...
KSL – ‘Spider-Man’ star Tom Holland to appear at FanX Salt Lake fall event

KSL – ‘Spider-Man’ star Tom Holland to appear at FanX Salt Lake fall event

SALT LAKE CITY — FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention organizers are hoping to lure you into their web this fall with a major star. Tom Holland, who plays Spider-Man in Marvel’s current iteration of the franchise, will appear at FanX’s fall event, Sept. 6-7, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, the organization announced Tuesday. The British actor most recently appeared in “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” which debuted in July and has become the most successful “Spider-Man” film so far at the worldwide box office, according to Box Office Mojo. FanX co-founder and producer ...
ABC4 – Tom Holland coming to SLC for 2019 FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention

ABC4 – Tom Holland coming to SLC for 2019 FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Tom Holland, who is best known for his role as ‘Spider-Man’ in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is coming to the Fall 2019 Salt Lake Comic Convention. Chris Provost, an MC for the FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention, stopped by Midday on Tuesday to make the big announcement! ABC4 viewers can use the promotion code “HollandABC” or “HollandABC4” to get an extra 10% off purchases, but keep this in mind, the promotion code is only good for Tuesday. FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention Fall 2019 is September 5-7, 2019 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown ...
Deseret News – ‘Spider-Man’s’ Tom Holland coming to Salt Lake’s FanX this fall

Deseret News – ‘Spider-Man’s’ Tom Holland coming to Salt Lake’s FanX this fall

SALT LAKE CITY — The latest actor to play Spider-Man has seven upcoming films listed on IMDB, but somehow, Tom Holland has made time for yet another event this year: Utah's FanX Fall Salt Lake Comic Convention. The organizers of FanX announced on Tuesday that Holland, the 23-year-old British actor currently starring in Marvel's "Spider-Man" franchise as the masked web-slinger, is coming to Utah for their annual comic convention, held Sept. 5-7. For co-organizer Dan Farr, getting Holland on the roster for this year's event is a testament to the convention's fans. "(Holland) decided ...
SLTrib – FanX adds ‘Spider-Man’ star Tom Holland to line-up for September convention

SLTrib – FanX adds ‘Spider-Man’ star Tom Holland to line-up for September convention

A friendly neighborhood superhero will be swinging into the FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention in September. British actor Tom Holland, who has played the heroic web-slinger Spider-Man in five Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, will be a guest at the convention, Sept. 5-7 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, organizers announced Tuesday. The Salt Lake City event is one of only three conventions this year Holland will attend, FanX founder and show producer Dan Farr said. As Spider-Man, Farr said in a statement, “Tom has really captured the hearts and minds of ...
Daily Herald – FanX press conference brings onslaught of celebrity announcements for fall convention

Daily Herald – FanX press conference brings onslaught of celebrity announcements for fall convention

Utah’s passion for all things pop culture was on full display Wednesday morning as costume-clad fans and members of the press packed a movie theater at the Megaplex at Jordan Commons in South Jordan. The hullabaloo wasn’t for a movie premiere though — instead, it was the first official press conference announcing guests and changes for FanX: Salt Lake Comic Convention’s September event. The list of guests announced was lofty — by far the largest for any initial announcement at any FanX event in the past, and the fans noticed.   “We wanted to send a really strong message that ...

Nerds & Beyond – FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention Announces First Guests

(Nerds & Beyond) FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention announced its first set of guests at a press conference held at the Megaplex Theater at Jordan Commons in Sandy, UT and via Facebook live stream. The event is scheduled for September 5-7 at The Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, UT. Joined by voice actor Jess Harnell, FanX founders Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg announced some exciting film and TV guests such as: Matthew Lewis Sebastian Roche Lesley-Ann Brandt Keifer Sutherland Ryan Hurst Christina Ricci Lana Parrilla Many artists, comic creators, and authors were ...
Deseret News: Kiefer Sutherland, Christina Ricci, Megan Follows and 15 other celebrities coming to FanX this fall

Deseret News: Kiefer Sutherland, Christina Ricci, Megan Follows and 15 other celebrities coming to FanX this fall

SANDY — At a press event Wednesday morning at Jordan Commons, voice actor and FanX audience favorite Jess Harnell announced 18 new guests for this fall's FanX Fall Salt Lake Comic Convention. The lineup for the popular comic convention, which will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center Sept. 5-7, is as varied as Harnell's character repertoire. "24's" Jack Bauer, otherwise known as actor Kiefer Sutherland led the list, along with actress Christina Ricci and Swedish actor Dolph Lundgren, who played Rocky's Russian nemesis, Ivan Drago, in "Rocky IV" and "Creed II." There ...
SLTrib: Kiefer Sutherland, Dolph Lundgren and Christina Ricci among celebrities coming to FanX comic convention in September

SLTrib: Kiefer Sutherland, Dolph Lundgren and Christina Ricci among celebrities coming to FanX comic convention in September

(Salt Lake Tribune) An accidental president, the king of the oceans and a fair number of supervillains will meet thousands of Utah geeks, cosplayers and enthusiasts at the FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention in September. The semiannual convention Tuesday announced 21 celebrities signed on to appear at this fall’s event, Sept. 5-7 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. And one of them, voice actor Jess Harnell, showed up in person to help make the announcement at the Megaplex at Jordan Commons. Harnell, known for his work on “Transformers” movies and the “Animaniacs” TV series, called ...
DESERET NEWS: John Cleese, Zachary Levi of ‘Shazam!’ and Asher Angel coming to FanX Spring Comic Convention

DESERET NEWS: John Cleese, Zachary Levi of ‘Shazam!’ and Asher Angel coming to FanX Spring Comic Convention

SALT LAKE CITY — FanX Spring Comic Convention is almost here, and the celebrity guests list is filling in nicely. FanX announced on Wednesday that comedian, writer, actor and Monty Python founding member John Cleese will join the spring lineup, along with young actor Asher Angel. Angel pairs well with last week's announcement of actor Zachary Levi, as the two actors play the child and grown-up version of the same character — Billy Batson. Angel plays the young Billy, with Levi playing Billy's adult superhero alter ego Shazam in the new DC Comics movie "Shazam!" ...
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 ...
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 ...
ABC4: FanX announces Lynda Carter will be attending FanX Spring

ABC4: FanX announces Lynda Carter will be attending FanX Spring

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) - FanX has announced that the original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, will be attending FanX Spring 2019. Carter, who most famously starred as Wonder Woman in the 1978 TV show by CBS, has also starred in a variety of other film and tv shows, including playing President Olivia Marsden on Supergirl and Principal Powers in the superhero high school film, Sky High. Carter joins a variety of other stars at this years FanX Spring, including Marvel stars Paul Bettany and Clark Gregg (...)    READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

The Daily Herald: Lynda Carter, Alice Cooper bring talent, diversity to FanX spring lineup

(The Daily Herald) - As time ticks down until FanX: Salt Lake Comic Convention’s 2019 April convention, the guest list is multiplying almost as much as the ticket sales and fan enthusiasm for the two-day spring event According to event founder Dan Farr, he and co-founder Bryan Brandenburg are constantly “trying to make our event broader.” “We want to add new experiences, not just keep it being the same thing,” he continued. With that sentiment comes the Monday announcement of two new guests pegged for the convention: “Wonder Woman” Lynda Carter and “Shock Rock” godfather Alice ...

KUTV: 2 new guests announced for FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2019

Salt Lake City (KUTV) — FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention is bringing in two new guests for the April 2019 event at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City. Convention Emcee Chris Provost told 2News Anchor Ron Bird on Monday that fans will get to meet hard rock icon Alice Cooper and "Wonder Woman" TV series star and singer Lynda Carter. Both celebrities are scheduled to appear sometime during the two-day event, April 19-20. Carter is set to perform a concert, April 19. There is also a limited meet-and-greet opportunity and a panel discussion with Carter. While Cooper is not going to be in ...
Deseret News: ‘The Avengers’ Agent Phil Coulson and Vision are coming to Salt Lake’s FanX Spring 2019

Deseret News: ‘The Avengers’ Agent Phil Coulson and Vision are coming to Salt Lake’s FanX Spring 2019

(Deseret News) SALT LAKE CITY — FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention announced on Friday two more guests that should have "Avenger" fans excited. Clark Gregg, best known for his role as Agent Phil Coulson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Paul Bettany, who plays Vision in the "Avengers" movies, are coming to FanX Spring 2019. In a phone interview with the Deseret News, FanX co-founder Bryan Brandenburg said organizers have been fairly sure that Gregg and Bettany were coming for the past 30 to 45 days, but only got details and approvals finalized in the past week. “The ...
Daily Herald: Paul Bettany brings ‘Vision’ to FanX: Salt Lake, with Clark Gregg’s Phil Coulson adding to Marvel-ous lineup

Daily Herald: Paul Bettany brings ‘Vision’ to FanX: Salt Lake, with Clark Gregg’s Phil Coulson adding to Marvel-ous lineup

(The Daily Herald) - When it comes to heroes, it’s hard to think of many more pure of heart or worthy than the Avengers — from Tony Stark to Hawkeye, Hulk to Captain America, especially. Yet throughout “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” a running joke is a moment when they all gather to try to move Mjolnir, Thor’s Hammer, and none of them are able to do more than make it budge. Then comes Vision, an artificial intelligence uploaded into a synthetic body powered by the Mind Stone, who easily and effortlessly raises the hammer to hand it to Thor. The astonishment that rippled through the ...
ABC4: Avengers Assemble! Marvel stars coming to Salt Lake City

ABC4: Avengers Assemble! Marvel stars coming to Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) - Two stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are coming to Salt Lake City this spring. FanX: Salt Lake Comic Convention announced actors Paul Bettany and Clark Gregg Friday.  FanX founder, Dan Farr appeared on ABC 4 News at 4 for the big reveal.  English actor Paul Bettany provided the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S in the 'Iron Man' films before he leveled up in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' to become the superhero Vision, a role he reprised in the later 'Avengers' titles. He's also well-known for his role of 'A Knight's Tale.'(...)    READ THE FULL ...

ABC4: Allons-y! Doctor Who star to appear at FanX 2019

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) - FanX: Salt Lake Comic Convention dropped a bomb Friday evening when organizers announced U.K. actress Billie Piper will attend the 2019 Spring event. Piper is akin to sci-fi royalty. The actress is best known for her role on the long-running BBC sci-fi television series 'Doctor Who' as fan-favorite companion Rose Tyler, as well as her work on 'Penny Dreadful' and 'Secret Diary of a Call Girl.' Salt Lake FanX hasn't yet revealed what Piper's schedule will be for the April event or which days she'll be there. It's the fandom equivalent of throwing a grenade ...

Fox13 – Stars from ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘The Office’ Marvel and more to appear at April FanX convention

(FOX13)SALT LAKE CITY — The founders for FanX, Salt Lake’s comic convention, announced via Facebook Live Tuesday some of the celebrities that will be appearing at their spring event. Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg made a virtual press conference and dropped the names of seven celebrities who will be attending. The event will take place April 19 and 20 at the Salt Lake Palace Convention Center. Below is a list of the celebrities who will appear: Brian Baumgartner, who played Kevin in “The Office.” David Bradley, who played Filch in the “Harry Potter” series. Warwick Davis, who ...
Provo Herald: FanX Salt Lake announces 7 new guests for April convention

Provo Herald: FanX Salt Lake announces 7 new guests for April convention

(Provo Herald) Ever since sparks ignited between FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention and San Diego Comic-Con International over the use of the term “comic con,” there’s been a little turbulence below the surface for defensive and devoted fans of the Utah convention, which regularly provides its guests with a veritable pop-culture paradise. The upcoming FanX, however, set for April 18-19 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, is gearing up to be the path back to inner peace for justice-seeking fans of the convention. In a recent press release for the virtual press ...
KUTV: Actors from ‘The Office,’ ‘Harry Potter,’ to attend FanX Comic Convention in Salt Lake

KUTV: Actors from ‘The Office,’ ‘Harry Potter,’ to attend FanX Comic Convention in Salt Lake

FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention announced new celebrity guests for its upcoming event. The guests have stared in movies like "Harry Potter," "Guardians of the Galaxy", "The Office" and other popular films and TV shows. The convention will take place on April 19 and 20 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. The following celebrities will make appearances during the two-day event: Brandon Sanderson: author - "The Mistborn Series" Adelaide Kane: actress - "Once Upon A Time," played the character Drizella Linda Larkin: actress - "Aladdin," voiced Princess Jasmine Scott Weinger: ...
ABC4: FanX announces new guests for FanX Spring

ABC4: FanX announces new guests for FanX Spring

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) - The team at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention and Dann Farr Productions have announced more of their celebrity guest list for the upcoming FanX Spring 2019 convention. In a video streamed on Facebook Live, FanX announced that the following new guests have been confirmed for the event on April 19th and 20th: Warwick Davis, from Willow, Harry Potter and Star Wars David Bradley, from Harry Potter and Game of Thrones Brian Baumgartner, from The Office Tony Todd, from The Flash, Candyman, and Night of the Living Dead Adelaide Kane, from Reign and ...
SL Tribune: FanX will bring stars from Marvel, ‘Harry Potter’ and more franchises to its ‘more intimate’ April convention

SL Tribune: FanX will bring stars from Marvel, ‘Harry Potter’ and more franchises to its ‘more intimate’ April convention

(Salt Lake Tribune) Familiar faces from the worlds of Harry Potter, Marvel, Disney and more will be appearing at the spring edition of Salt Lake’s comic convention FanX, organizers announced Tuesday. Event founders Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg appeared via Facebook Live for the event’s first “virtual press conference,” during which seven celebrity names were announced for the lineup. Farr called the spring event, set for April 19 and 20 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, “a more intimate event” than the annual September convention. Tickets usually are ...
Deseret News: Kevin from ‘The Office’ is coming to Salt Lake’s FanX

Deseret News: Kevin from ‘The Office’ is coming to Salt Lake’s FanX

(Deseret News) SALT LAKE CITY — Big news for “The Office” fans: Brian Baumgartner, the actor who played Kevin Malone on the hit NBC sitcom, is coming to April’s FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention. Baumgartner, along with a handful of other guests, were announced Monday afternoon during a live stream on FanX’s Facebook page. Guests for the event, happening April 19-20 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, include Mike Colter, the star of Netflix’s “Luke Cage;” Warwick Davis (“Willow”); Pom Klementieff (Mantis from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”); Aimee Garcia (“Lucifer,” ...

ABC4: Spring FanX tickets are now on sale

(ABC4 Utah) FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention Spring 2019 is April 19-20, 2019 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Superhero, Disney and cosplay fans, get ready for an epic adventure with all your favorites! Hurry and purchase by 12/31 at midnight and be rewarded as an Early Supporter with 15% off the ticket price. FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention Cosplay Director, Ro Malaga was here to tell us about some of the exciting guests lined up for next spring's event. Mike Randal Colter is best known for his roles as Lemond Bishop in the television series The Good ...
SLUG: FANX SALT LAKE COMIC CONVENTION 2018 @ THE SALT PALACE 09.06-09.08

SLUG: FANX SALT LAKE COMIC CONVENTION 2018 @ THE SALT PALACE 09.06-09.08

(SLUG) Back again for the 2018 season, Salt Lake’s comic convention FanX 2018 is a three-day September event filled with guest celebrities, authors, cosplay professionals as well as amazing artists and other such “geek-merch” vendors. Taking place in the same venue as previous years, the massive Salt Palace Convention Center, tens of thousands of fans head into the halls and try to figure out their day’s schedule. There are a few main areas in which you can spend your weekend at this con, you can start just by browsing inside the vendor areas to get that T-shirt with Deadpool you ...
Daily Herald: FanX cosplayers talk craft as hobby, art, profession

Daily Herald: FanX cosplayers talk craft as hobby, art, profession

(Daily Herald) For fans like Melody Willis, cosplay is more than dressing up as a favorite movie, book or video game character.“It’s not really only a hobby; it’s an art,” said Willis, who attended this year’s FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention dressed as Shoto Todoroki from the manga series “My Hero Academia. Last week’s FanX brought together thousands of costumed fans, some dressed up as a hobby, others as a profession. One panel at the 2018 convention titled “How to Be a Professional Cosplayer” discussed the ins and outs of doing cosplay for a living, from creating a website to filing ...
News4Utah: FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018 off to a great start

News4Utah: FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018 off to a great start

SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah)- FanX Salt Comic Convention, formally known as Comic-Con, kicked off it’s first of three days filled with celebrities and events Thursday. Cosplayers and fans from around the country are gathering at the Salt Palace Convention. Organizers said since its first years they’ve been able to expand bringing in new celebrities events. Celebrities say they loving coming to Salt Lake for the family-oriented show that meeting their fans one-on-one really means a lot. “To us, it might just be that gig we’re doing that week or whatever, but if it matters to people than it ...

News4Utah: Forget parking, take TRAX to FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention

SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah)- Save yourself the hassle of parking and take TRAX to FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention this week. FanX kicks off Thursday and to help accommodate the chaos, UTA has expanded their hours. On Thursday and Friday, there will be longer trains on all Blue, Red, and Green service lines all day. Saturday, the Blue and Green lines will have longer trains. There will also be six extra trains running on the Blue line from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m(...) CLICK HERE to see full Article

Deseret News: Drax from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is coming to Utah’s FanX

Dave Bautista will be joined by 'Guardians' co-star Michael Rooker   (Deseret News) SALT LAKE CITY — Your favorite blue dudes from “Guardians of the Galaxy” will be at this year’s FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention, happening Sept. 6-8. Dave Bautista, who plays Drax in the Marvel film series, and Michael Rooker, who plays the blue, mohawked villain Yondu, will be on hand for the three-day pop culture celebration, it was announced Thursday. They’ll join an extensive list of other well-known guests, including Ben Affleck, Tim Curry, Dick Van Dyke and David Tennant. After gaining fame ...
KJazz: ‘Justice League’ star Jason Momoa will attend FanX 2018 in Salt Lake City

KJazz: ‘Justice League’ star Jason Momoa will attend FanX 2018 in Salt Lake City

(KUTV) -- Jason Momoa will be returning to Salt Lake City for FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018 on September 8, 2018. Momoa is an actor, director, writer and producer. He is best known for his roles as Khal Drogo in HBO’s Game of Thrones, Ronon Dex in Stargate Atlantis and Conan in Conan the Barbarian. “Jason Momoa was a huge hit with our fans at our spring FanX in 2017. There were so many of our fans that didn’t get to meet him because he sold out so quickly. When we found out we could bring him back we jumped at the opportunity,” Dan Farr, FanX Founder, and Show Producer said in a ...

Daily Herald: Aquaman Jason Momoa to appear at 2018 FanX

(Daily Herald) FanX Salt Lake announced Wednesday that actor Jason Momoa will appear at the 2018 comic convention in Salt Lake City next month. Momoa is known for playing Aquaman in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Justice League” and a standalone “Aquaman” film set for release Dec. 21. He is also known for his roles as Khal Drogo in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Ronon Dex in “Stargate: Atlantis” and Conan in “Conan the Barbarian.” The actor will appear at the convention Sept. 8 for autographs and photo ops, including a special combined photo op with Batman actor and fellow Justice ...

ABC4: Vote your favorite person into the Cosplay Hall of Fame at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention

(ABC 4 Utah) Ro Malaga, FanX® Producer, joined Nicea DeGering, to talk about all things Cosplay at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention. Since its inception, FanX has strongly been committed to supporting the cosplay community. FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ honors cosplayers who not only exhibit exceptional talent at their craf, but also give back to the community. It takes hours of work to create their stunning outfits. Then, they go the extra mile for charity work and helping in ways that only they can. They are part of the FanX® family and have welcomed them into the Cosplay Hall of ...
Utah Office of the Attorney General: FanX Harassment Hotline

Utah Office of the Attorney General: FanX Harassment Hotline

The Utah Attorney General’s Office is proud to partner with FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention to bring a 24/7 harassment hotline to the 2018 conference this September.  This initiative follows in the footsteps of a similar successful effort at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. You can find the FanX press release here. Together, we hope to send a clear message to participants that bullying, abuse, assault, or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. During the event, anyone witnessing a violation of the Zero Tolerance Harassment Policy should call the hotline. Reports ...
DESERET NEWS: ‘Utah’s the place’: FanX is 5 months away but cosplay is in full swing

DESERET NEWS: ‘Utah’s the place’: FanX is 5 months away but cosplay is in full swing

(DESERET NEWS) SALT LAKE CITY — FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention  — may not be coming until Sept. 6-8, but cosplay fans still had plenty to be excited about during a press conference at the Utah State Capitol on April 11 with founders Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg. Beneath the rotunda of the historic building, a slew of classic characters — from stormtroopers to Spiderman — gathered to hear the newest list of celebrities that would be attending the 2018 convention. Dressed as “X-Men’s” Wolverine, Fountain Green, Sanpete County, native Jake Putnam carried his child in a stroller up the ...

ABC4: FanX announces two new programs and celebrity guest lineup for 2018 convention

SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) - FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention announced their celebrity guests and two new programs for the 2018 convention Wednesday in a press conference at the Utah State Capitol. New guests for FanX 2018 include Tom Welling, Chuck Norris, Tricia Helfer, John Wesley Shipp and the cast of RWBY (Lindsay Jones, Arryn Zech, Kara Eberle and Vic Mignogna). FanX organizers have already announced several guests including Evangeline Lilly, Tim Curry, Karl Urban, Jennifer Morrison, Jason David Frank, Paige O’Hara and Robby Benson, Paul Reubens, Gaten Matarazzo, Amy Jo Johnson, ...
DAILY HERALD: FanX update: Chuck Norris and changes in store for FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018

DAILY HERALD: FanX update: Chuck Norris and changes in store for FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018

(DAILY HERALD) Chuck Norris doesn’t go to fan conventions. Fan conventions come to him. So the fact that Chuck Norris is slated to be a guest at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018 this September? Well, it’s something. Norris was one of several guests announced as additions to the fall convention lineup at a press conference at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City Wednesday morning. Known for his work in action films, as well as directing, producing, writing and as a martial artist, Norris has quite the reputation, and his announcement brought a slew of Chuck Norris jokes ...

KUTV: FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention announces new guests

(KUTV) FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention announced new guests for their 2018 event, taking place September 6-8. The most prominent guest among the new announcements is Chuck Norris, best known for his screen time with martial arts legend Bruce Lee and his role on 90s television show Walker, Texas Ranger. Tom Welling, Tricia Helfer, John Wesley Shipp and the cast of RWBY will also be featured guests at the comic convention. Welling is best known for his portrayal of Clark Kent on the Warner Brothers (WB) hit series Smallville and Marcus Pierce in FOX's Lucifer. Helfer is a model and ...
ABC4: ‘Once Upon a Time’ star to appear at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention

ABC4: ‘Once Upon a Time’ star to appear at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Organizers revealed a FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018 guest Wednesday. American actress and producer Jennifer Morrison is slated to appear at the September event. She is known for her roles as Dr. Allison Cameron in the medical-drama series House and Emma Swan in the ABC adventure-fantasy series Once Upon a Time. She also has portrayed Zoey Pierson, one of Ted Mosby’s love interests on the comedy series How I Met Your Mother, and Winona Kirk, mother of James T. Kirk in the science-fiction film Star Trek. CLICK HERE to read the full article
Herald Extra: Evangeline Lilly of ‘Lost,’ ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Hobbit’ heading to FanX: Salt Lake Comic Convention

Herald Extra: Evangeline Lilly of ‘Lost,’ ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Hobbit’ heading to FanX: Salt Lake Comic Convention

(Herald Extra) PROVO —  Though starring as Kate Austen in the television series "Lost" provided a jump start to her career as an actress, it’s definitely not the only strong female role Evangeline Lilly has brought to life. Lilly also starred as the Silvan Wood-Elf Tauriel in “The Hobbit” film series and as Hope van Dyne in the 2015 Marvel film “Ant-Man.” Now she’s gearing up to meet fans of all her roles as a guest at FanX: Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018, set for Sept. 6-8 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. According to FanX co-founder Dan Farr, bringing Lilly to ...
The Spectrum: Excuse me, but Evangeline Lilly is coming to Salt Lake’s FanX

The Spectrum: Excuse me, but Evangeline Lilly is coming to Salt Lake’s FanX

(Deseret News) SALT LAKE CITY —  We're just a couple of months into the year, but I've already received some amazing news from the FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention camp: "Ant-Man and the Wasp" star Evangeline Lilly will be gracing Utah with her presence. Although fans will, no doubt, know and love her as Hope Van Dyne in the "Ant-Man" movies (as I do), or Tauriel the elf in "The Hobbit" trilogy, or Kate Austen in "Lost," there's another project Lilly has under her belt that holds more importance to her than acting. "I got to meet her at San Diego Comic Con," FanX ...

Deseret News: FanX to bring the voices of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to Utah this fall

(Deseret News) SALT LAKE CITY — FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention announced on Wednesday that they are ready to make Disney's Belle and the Beast "our guests" at this fall's FanX convention, Sept. 6-8.  Singers and actors Paige O'Hara and Robby Benson, who voiced Belle and the Beast in the 1991 Disney animated classic "Beauty and the Beast," will join a growing roster of celebrities which so far includes Tim Curry, Paul Reubens, Gaten Matarazzo of "Stranger Things" and others for the 2018 convention. FanX founder and president Dan Farr told the Deseret News that the convention is able to ...
ABC4: Karl Urban coming to FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018

ABC4: Karl Urban coming to FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention organizers announced another celebrity guest for the September event. New Zealand actor Karl-Heinz Urban is scheduled for the September event. His exact appearance scheduled has not yet been announced. Urban is best known for his roles as Eomer in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Bones in Star Trek, Star Trek: Beyond, Star Trek: Into Darkness and Skurge in Thor: Ragnarok. He also played Julius Caesar and Cupid in Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys(...) CLICK HERE to Read Full Article