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

Apr 12, 2018 | Media Coverage

(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 Capitol steps to hear the announcement — a small price to pay to hear in person that Tom Welling (Clark Kent in “Smallville”) and Chuck Norris (title role in “Walker, Texas Ranger”) would be among the eight latest celebrity guests joining the roster for FanX. “I’m here because I love to cosplay. I love the environment,” Putnam said. “I’ve collected comics for like 30 years now. Wolverine is my favorite character.”

As the Deseret News reported, other guests announced Wednesday included Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”), John Wesley Shipp (“The Flash”) and the cast of the anime web series “RWBY,” Lindsay Jones, Arryn Zech, Kara Eberle and Vic Mignogna. The convention’s founders, Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg, also announced new volunteer and education initiatives at the conference.

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