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Daily Herald – FanX press conference brings onslaught of celebrity announcements for fall convention

Daily Herald – FanX press conference brings onslaught of celebrity announcements for fall convention

Utah’s passion for all things pop culture was on full display Wednesday morning as costume-clad fans and members of the press packed a movie theater at the Megaplex at Jordan Commons in South Jordan. The hullabaloo wasn’t for a movie premiere though — instead, it was the first official press conference announcing guests and changes for FanX: Salt Lake Comic Convention’s September event. The list of guests announced was lofty — by far the largest for any initial announcement at any FanX event in the past, and the fans noticed.   “We wanted to send a really strong message that ...

Daily Herald: ‘Ready Player One’ and ‘X-Men’ star Tye Sheridan joins lineup for this spring’s FanX 2019

(Daily Herald) With just over three weeks remaining until this spring’s FanX: Salt Lake Comic Convention, the guest list for the event continues to grow, with a noon announcement that Tye Sheridan (“X-Men,” “Ready Player One”) also will be joining the lineup. Multiple teases on the convention’s social media pages hyped up the news, leaving fans speculating and adding up the clues to the ultimate reveal Wednesday. Sheridan is well-known for his work as Wade Watts in the 2018 hit film “Ready Player One,” as well as portraying Scott Summers/Cyclops in “X-Men: Apocalypse” and the upcoming ...
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 ...

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 ...
DAILY HERALD: FanX update: Chuck Norris and changes in store for FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018

DAILY HERALD: FanX update: Chuck Norris and changes in store for FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018

(DAILY HERALD) Chuck Norris doesn’t go to fan conventions. Fan conventions come to him. So the fact that Chuck Norris is slated to be a guest at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018 this September? Well, it’s something. Norris was one of several guests announced as additions to the fall convention lineup at a press conference at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City Wednesday morning. Known for his work in action films, as well as directing, producing, writing and as a martial artist, Norris has quite the reputation, and his announcement brought a slew of Chuck Norris jokes ...
Herald Extra: Evangeline Lilly of ‘Lost,’ ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Hobbit’ heading to FanX: Salt Lake Comic Convention

Herald Extra: Evangeline Lilly of ‘Lost,’ ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Hobbit’ heading to FanX: Salt Lake Comic Convention

(Herald Extra) PROVO —  Though starring as Kate Austen in the television series "Lost" provided a jump start to her career as an actress, it’s definitely not the only strong female role Evangeline Lilly has brought to life. Lilly also starred as the Silvan Wood-Elf Tauriel in “The Hobbit” film series and as Hope van Dyne in the 2015 Marvel film “Ant-Man.” Now she’s gearing up to meet fans of all her roles as a guest at FanX: Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018, set for Sept. 6-8 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. According to FanX co-founder Dan Farr, bringing Lilly to ...

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