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FanX® 2019

Convention Hours

WHERE: Salt Palace Convention Center (100 West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101)

WHEN:

Friday, April 19th, 2019

8:00 AM – Salt Palace opens and Registration begins

10:00 AM – Vendor Floor opens to VIP & Gold

11:00 AM – Vendor Floor opens to General, Panels begin

8:00 PM – Vendor Floor closes, Last Panels start


Saturday, April 20th, 2019

8:00 AM – Salt Palace opens and Registration begins

9:30 AM – Vendor Floor opens to VIP & Gold

10:00 AM – Vendor Floor opens to General, Panels begin

7:00 PM – Vendor Floor closes

8:00 PM – Last Last Panels start


Show Hours subject to change.

TICKETS

You must have a valid FanX 2019 wristband for each day in attendance. This wristband is your ticket. Use your wristband to scan in and out of the Salt Palace.

Make sure to register your RFID wristband online before you attend, here: https://fanxsaltlake.com/rfid/

You may buy tickets online for a limited-time. Tickets can also purchased at Registration if available, and will be $10 more for VIP & Gold, and $5 more for Multipasses and Single-Day Tickets. This is a great option if you want to pay with cash.

If you need to pick up your wristband, pick up a wristband you won from a contest, or need to upgrade your ticket, visit us at Registration, learn more.


ENTRANCES

The South entrance of the Salt Palace will be open daily at 8am, featuring an exclusive entrance for VIP/Gold attendees. ADA accessible doors are on 200 south and the tower doors.

The East entrance (round tower) will open daily when the Vendor Hall opens for VIP/Gold attendees: Friday at 11am and Saturday at 10am.

If you activated your wristband prior to the event, you are welcome to walk right in at either of these entrances.


TRANSPORTATION & PARKING

Read more about Transportation and Parking, here.


ACCOMMODATIONS

At the event, ADA assistance can be requested at Registration or any Customer Service Booth during the event.

The Family Room (Room 253A)  will be available on the second floor, east side of the Salt Palace, close to the tower entrance/exit. There will be a secluded pipe and drape area inside 253A for nursing or pumping.

A quiet room (Room 253B) will be provided for attendees who need a place away from crowds and stimulus. Visit Registration or any Customer Service Booth during the event for access.

Service animals are allowed, as long as they are on a leash and are not aggressive. You also have to clean up after your service animal.


FOOD AND WATER

Food will be available to purchase inside the Salt Palace.

The Salt Palace typically does not allow outside food. Exceptions will be made for people with food sensitivities or medical conditions. Small snacks and baby food are okay.

Many water fountains are available for use around the convention center. You are permitted to bring an empty water bottle into the Salt Palace.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ATMs will be available throughout the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Backpacks, purses or shoulder bags are allowed, but are subject to search.

There are no lockers or coat check at this event.

Wall outlets throughout the convention center will be available to use to charge your phone/tablet.

Smokers must be at least 25 feet away from any entryway to be in compliance with the Utah Clean Air Act.

The internet connection will be very weak due to the sheer number of people in attendance. Do not rely on your smart phone’s internet connection while you are at the event. The FanX Mobile App does not need internet in order to send you push notifications about schedule changes.


AREAS OF THE CONVENTION

The Salt Palace opens daily at 8am for Registration in Hall E.

Panels are located in the following rooms: Grand Ballroom, 250, 251A, 151D, 151A, 150G, 255B, 255C, and 255A.

Sometimes panels may begin before the Vendor Hall opens, but this will not affect attendees of any ticket level. Panels are not held inside the Vendor Hall.

KidCon is located in Room 155.

Mother’s Nursing & Family Room is located in Room 253A

Quiet Room is located in Room 253B

Super Sonic Speed Dating is located in Room 251D

Cosplay Room is located in Room 2 257A

Cosplay Repair Lounge is located in Room 257B

Tabletop Gaming and RPG Gaming will be located in room 255EF

Dungeons & Dragons will be located in room 255D

Gaming Lounge is located in the East Lobby of the Salt Palace Convention Center.

The Vendor Hall opens and closes at specific times of the day. See hours on this page. Celebrity Row, the Photo Op Area, Artist Alley, and KidCon all take place inside the Vendor Hall.

FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ Tips

TIPS FOR FanX™ SALT LAKE COMIC CONVENTION™

The great big world of comic conventions can seem a bit overwhelming – even to a seasoned convention attendee.  So many things to see, people to meet, autographs to get, and pictures to pose for can leave the most educated scratching their head wondering, “What do I do next?”. In order to help along in your stellar journey at FanX® we are offering some tips and advice.


 HAVE A MEETING PLACE FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY BEFORE YOU SEPARATE.

Hey, we understand that the excitement is so overwhelming that it is easy to ride like the wind and scatter once you see your first set of stormtroopers, but having a location backup plan to meet your loved ones ensures everyone is accounted for later.


 WAITING IN LINES PATIENTLY IS MUCH APPRECIATED BY ALL FANBOYS AND FANGIRLS ALIKE.

The last thing we know you want to hear is “NO CUTS” screamed from behind you. After all, a little time in line gives you a chance to meet someone new and discuss all the gaming tips you missed.


 STARVING IS NOT RECOMMENDED AND “HYDRATION” IS NOT THE NAME OF A PLANET!

Eat breakfast before you attend the convention. We know we sound like your mother, but seriously the only fainting we want anyone doing is when Norman Reedus addresses you by name! Water, water, water! Keep it flowing.

Food courts are available at the expo with a flotilla of food trucks outside!


 SAY CHEESE!

Taking pictures is one of the best activities at FanX®.  When you walk in the door and see Superman, Captain America, and a Cyborg all standing next to each other you know this opportunity may never happen again! When taking pictures, be courteous and aware of others around you, while on the showroom floor, or at the celebrity booths.  Waiting for the perfect picture can cause the pesky lines to be longer than needed and an all-out traffic collision in the walkways.

Our Cosplay Meet-Ups are highly recommended! Check the schedule to see when your fandom will be lining up together.


 AH YES… THE COMIC CONVENTION HYGIENE TALK…

September is warm in Utah and tens of thousands of your peers will be enjoying the days of pop culture bliss.  Did you pick up on the tens of thousands?  Deodorant is your best friend. Remember when you are in line – you will want to make a good impression! And have some breath mints. When getting that celebrity photo op, the last thing you want is your celebrity crush looking around for that “funny smell”.


THE GOLDEN WRISTBAND OF LIFE!

Well ok, it’s not exactly golden – but your RFID wristband for your admission is your lifeline to all things FanX®.  Not only will you need it to get through doors but you will also need it for some of the festive events happening outside the Expo or after hours. Don’t forget to activate your wristband!


STOP! PANEL TIME!

The panels are a very popular event happening at FanX®.  First-time attendees may be let down when they mosey over to the panel room only to find that it filled up half an hour before.  Panels have limited seating, but HUGE rewards so plan out your panel schedule and arrive at LEAST 30-45 min before it begins to secure your spot. If you are a VIP/Gold/Multipass holder, you can also use our ZipQ System to reserve yourself a spot in the panel!


 WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES!

Standing and walking will be the name of the game at FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™.  Comfortable shoes equal happy feet and happy feet equal a good time (plus more mileage for the next day.)


BRING YOUR CHUNK OF CHANGE!

ATM’s will be available throughout the showroom floor and many booths and artist are now taking credit cards – however, there is nothing like stone cold hard cash! Plus it is one less line you have to wait in.


 COSPLAY CONGENIALITY

Cosplayers make the comic convention world go round! How would you ever see a walking Tardis or an adult size Finn if it was not for those amazing costume creators?  If you see a costume and love it – tell them.  Chances are they worked hard with blood sweat and tears to have it done on time.  They will appreciate your approval. Make sure to read our Cosplay Rules and Harassment Policy as well.