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

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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 ...

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