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Salt Lake Magazine: Fan X for the Kids (Not Just the Kid in You)

by | Apr 1, 2019 | Media Coverage

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 novels. Clearly, like us, you’re going for you, but that doesn’t mean kids can’t have fun too. Cue KidCon.

FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention, changed from Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience following a legal battle with San Diego Comic-Con, will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center, April 19–20, 2019. KidCon, the part of FanX reserved for kids, has been a staple since 2014. “It was just our second event, and we were looking at doing something different,” says Dan Farr, FanX co-founder. “The KidCon idea came up, and I have to tell you, it’s one of those things that’s taken on a life of its own.”

Past KidCons had superhero, wizard and space themes. This spring, it’s pirates! “Our plan is to have a giant pirate ship that kids can get pictures on and pirate-themed activities,” says Marshall Williams, KidCon director. “It will be a giant pirate party,” Volunteers will unsurprisingly dress as pirates for the occasion. Yar(…)