Salt Palace Convention Center  |   September 21st – 23rd, 2023

FanX19

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 ...
KSL: Photos: Cosplayers dress up as pop culture characters at FanX 2019

KSL: Photos: Cosplayers dress up as pop culture characters at FanX 2019

SALT LAKE CITY — The FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention was back for its fall event last weekend, and cosplay was bigger than ever. Cosplay, short for "costume play," was once considered an activity for geeks. Cosplayers would come to conventions in handmade costumes, celebrating their favorite comics and video games. Others would look at them, amused at the out-of-season Halloween parade. Now, cosplay is enjoyed by everyone. There are still hardcore cosplayers who dazzle everyone with larger-than-life costumes that include intricate details they spend months putting together. For ...
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   
ABC4: FanX and other fun things to do this weekend!

ABC4: FanX and other fun things to do this weekend!

Our own Deena Marie stopped by FanX to chat with Dan Farr, producer and founder of FanX, and some of the characters from the popular television show Ruby. The cast of Ruby is just a small portion of the superstar lineup they have this year at FanX that also includes Tom Holland, Katee Sackhoff, and many more!(...) 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   
Daily Herald: FanX 2019 Notebook: Meditations upon a red carpet

Daily Herald: FanX 2019 Notebook: Meditations upon a red carpet

The fall FanX 2019 is underway at the Salt Palace Convention Center. The first big ballroom appearance was at 2 p.m. featuring John Rhys-Davies of "Indiana Jones" and "Lord of the Rings" fame. Before he appears in the Grand Ballroom, Rhys-Davies joined others in walking the red carpet in the foyer in front of the ballroom. The red carpet was new(...) WATCH THE VIDEO & 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, ...

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