Mantis and Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy featured as part of the FanX press conference coverage by the SL Tribune

(Salt Lake Tribune) Familiar faces from the worlds of Harry Potter, Marvel, Disney and more will be appearing at the spring edition of Salt Lake’s comic convention FanX, organizers announced Tuesday.

Event founders Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg appeared via Facebook Live for the event’s first “virtual press conference,” during which seven celebrity names were announced for the lineup.

Farr called the spring event, set for April 19 and 20 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, “a more intimate event” than the annual September convention. Tickets usually are capped at around 50,000 in the spring, compared to the 100,000-plus people who get into the fall show (…)