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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 ...

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 ...

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