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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 [founder Dan Farr] 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 also ...
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 ...

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