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Nerds and Beyond: FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention: Spider-Man Creates a Buzz in the Beehive State

Nerds and Beyond: FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention: Spider-Man Creates a Buzz in the Beehive State

(Nerds and Beyond) Nerds and Beyond traveled to FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention this year — Utah’s largest comic convention — for a weekend of cosplay, fan art, and more. Notable guests among the massive star-studded lineup for this year included Spider-Man himself Tom Holland, Hayden Christensen of Star Wars, John Rhys-Davies from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the star of many cult classics, Christina Ricci. I have been attending FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention off and on since its start in 2013 with other members of my family. The event became somewhat of a family getaway ...
ABC4: FanX fan follows up on the fun weekend

ABC4: FanX fan follows up on the fun weekend

(Nerds and Beyond) Cosplay, celebrities, vendors and more! The FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention wrapped up with thousands of visitors over the weekend. We pulled in our resident fan about her experience at FanX. GTU Director, Joetta Porchia shared some fun memories, products, and great celeb pics! Be sure to watch the segment for the full fun(...) WATCH THE VIDEO & READ FULL ARTICLE HERE   
KUTV: ‘It’s hilarious’: Parody art steals the spotlight at FanX

KUTV: ‘It’s hilarious’: Parody art steals the spotlight at FanX

(KUTV) — Imagine it: Boba Fett reading "Harry Potter"; the Hulk sitting on the toilet, or Darth Vader baking in the kitchen dressed in a Hufflepuff apron. An anonymous artist stole the show at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention with this kind of parody art. "It's hilarious and people love it, " Nick Meagher, an employee of I Am Parody Art told 2News. "It's very fun to sell because people get such a kick out of it every time they come by. People just throw their heads back laughing." A customer gave the idea to create and sell these oil-based paintings to the artist known as "Bucket" ...
KUTV: Artist channels the Hulk to combat depression, brings joy to comic convention fans

KUTV: Artist channels the Hulk to combat depression, brings joy to comic convention fans

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) -- Josh Isom found himself struggling with depression, disappointment and debt. To claw his way back from rock bottom, Isom decided to embark on a creative journey that saw him build a massive statue of the popular Marvel Comics character the Hulk. This weekend at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention, he stood back and watched as hundreds of attendees, celebrities and volunteers stopped to have their photo taken with his massive creation. His joy was palpable; he had made something that gave a little happiness to all that saw it(...) READ FULL ARTICLE HERE   
Salt Lake Magazine: Cosplay at FanX Fall 2019

Salt Lake Magazine: Cosplay at FanX Fall 2019

(Salt Lake Magazine) At every FanX (Salt Lake City’s biggest geek event), you’ll find thousands of fans who cosplay (short for costume play) as their favorite characters from anime, comic books, movies and more. Whether their costumes are store-bought or handcrafted, those who cosplay at FanX have one major thing in common: passion for the story. Cosplay at the fall 2019 FanX, held Sept. 5–7, didn’t disappoint(...) READ FULL ARTICLE HERE   
SL TRIB: At FanX, ‘Bionic’ stars Lindsay Wagner and Lee Majors recall their TV glory, and lots of running

SL TRIB: At FanX, ‘Bionic’ stars Lindsay Wagner and Lee Majors recall their TV glory, and lots of running

(Salt Lake Tribune) Lindsay Wagner knows the power of fans. “It’s because of you all that ‘The Bionic Woman’ came about. It was literally by public demand,” the star of the ‘70s action series told a crowd Friday at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention. Wagner — along with Lee Majors, the star of “The Six Million Dollar Man” — appeared on the stage of the Salt Palace’s Grand Ballroom to take questions about their days playing the fastest and strongest people on television(...) READ FULL ARTICLE HERE   
KUTV: Jokes, lost luggage, Utah swear words: ‘Supernatural’ star makes FanX visit unforgettable

KUTV: Jokes, lost luggage, Utah swear words: ‘Supernatural’ star makes FanX visit unforgettable

(KUTV) — Sebastian Roché's appearance at the FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention was nothing short of an epic mixture of stand-up comedy and traveling through cinema history. Roché has an impressive acting resume, having performed in several productions dating back to the 1980s. He is best known for portraying Kurt Mendel on "Odyssey 5" (2002), Thomas Jerome Newton on "Fringe" (2008), Michel Marivaux on "The Young Pope" (2016), Balthazar on "Supernatural" (2005), and Mikael on both "The Vampire Diaries" (2009) and "The Originals" (2013). "I've been on every TV show since the Cretaceous ...
KUTV: Photos: Day 2 of FanX 2019

KUTV: Photos: Day 2 of FanX 2019

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — The halls at FanX in the Salt Palace Convention Center were all abuzz Friday: Tom Holland was in the house. People nearly hyperventilating with excitement, and with photos, were circulating. Holland wasn't the only celebrity fans were delighted to welcome to Utah, but he was probably the most high profile. Meanwhile cosplayers circulated, panels were packed and the dealer's floor was a doing its business. Enjoy our gallery of photos and contribute your own(...) VIEW GALLERY & READ FULL ARTICLE HERE   
KUTV: Photos: Day 1 of FanX 2019

KUTV: Photos: Day 1 of FanX 2019

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — One of Utah's biggest events raised its curtain Thursday, for a three-day celebration of popular culture. The annual convention returns to Salt Lake City with a list of stars, including John Rhys-Davies who opened the main stage in the Grand Ballroom with a sizzle reel and stories of his work on "Lord of the Rings" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark." KUTV will be at the event with staffers helping or participating in panels and presentations and taking video and photos. Readers are encouraged to submit photos by clicking on the gallery below. Earlier Thursday, ...
SL TRIB: FanX rolls out Salt Lake City red carpet for celebrities who enjoy an ‘extra kind of fun’ hanging out with fans

SL TRIB: FanX rolls out Salt Lake City red carpet for celebrities who enjoy an ‘extra kind of fun’ hanging out with fans

(Salt Lake Tribune)Fans may not know Charles Martinet’s face, but they know his voice. “Oh, it’s a-me, Mario!” Martinet said to a crowd gathered for the red carpet kickoff to FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention’s fall 2019 edition, which began Thursday at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Martinet punctuated his words with a little leap and a triumphant fist in the air, copying the signature move of the Nintendo video game icon whose voice the actor has supplied for 28 years(...) READ FULL ARTICLE HERE   
Salt Lake Magazine – FanX Brings Families Together to Geek Out

Salt Lake Magazine – FanX Brings Families Together to Geek Out

(Salt Lake Magazine) FanX, Salt Lake City’s largest sci-fi/fantasy fan fest, brings celebrities, artists, authors, and others to the Salt Palace to meet fans twice each year. The event doesn’t just connect nerds with their heroes though. Amid the packed halls of costumed attendees, the convention also gives families a chance to geek out together. Aside from the very first FanX event in 2013, John Patten and his daughter Brynn haven’t missed an opportunity to do just that. “My daughter Brynn, a 20-year-old, single college student, considers the Salt Lake FanX the high points of her ...

Nerds and Beyond – John Rhys-Davies and Susan Egan Added to Guest List for FanX Salt Lake

(Nerds and Beyond) Actor John Rhys-Davies has been added to the guestlist for FanX Salt Lake Comic Con. He is scheduled to appear all three days during the convention. Rhys-Davies is best known for his roles in The Lord of The Rings Trilogy, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and The Shannara Chronicles (...)Also announced was Susan Egan, known for originating the role of Belle in the Broadway musical adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. She has also provided the voice of Megara in Hercules and Rose Quartz/Pink Diamond on Steven Universe. Susan will also be ...

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