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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 ...

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