(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" ...
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(...)
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(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 ...
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(...)
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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, ...
(KUTV) Less than two months after the last FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention wrapped up, plans for the next one are being released. Dan Farr, founder, and producer of FanX, announced on Wednesday a few celebrities that will be attending the convention in September.
Fans will be able to meet the following TV and movie stars(...)
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SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Fans of Monty Python will be happy about a new guest scheduled for FanX 2019.
Monday, FanX announced comedian John Cleese will be coming to Salt Lake City for the April 19-20 event at The Salt Palace. Cleese is a co-founder of the Monty Python comedy troupe which formed in the late 1960s.
In addition to roles in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Life of Brian, Cleese is known for numerous roles in film and television including parts in "A Fish Called Wanda," and the Harry Potter films.
Other recent guests announced include Roger ...
Salt Lake City (KUTV) — FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention is bringing in two new guests for the April 2019 event at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City. Convention Emcee Chris Provost told 2News Anchor Ron Bird on Monday that fans will get to meet hard rock icon Alice Cooper and "Wonder Woman" TV series star and singer Lynda Carter. Both celebrities are scheduled to appear sometime during the two-day event, April 19-20. Carter is set to perform a concert, April 19. There is also a limited meet-and-greet opportunity and a panel discussion with Carter. While Cooper is not going to be in ...
FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention announced new celebrity guests for its upcoming event. The guests have stared in movies like "Harry Potter," "Guardians of the Galaxy", "The Office" and other popular films and TV shows. The convention will take place on April 19 and 20 at the Salt Palace Convention Center.
The following celebrities will make appearances during the two-day event:
Brandon Sanderson: author - "The Mistborn Series"
Adelaide Kane: actress - "Once Upon A Time," played the character Drizella
Linda Larkin: actress - "Aladdin," voiced Princess Jasmine
Scott Weinger: ...
(KUTV) FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention announced new guests for their 2018 event, taking place September 6-8.
The most prominent guest among the new announcements is Chuck Norris, best known for his screen time with martial arts legend Bruce Lee and his role on 90s television show Walker, Texas Ranger.
Tom Welling, Tricia Helfer, John Wesley Shipp and the cast of RWBY will also be featured guests at the comic convention.
Welling is best known for his portrayal of Clark Kent on the Warner Brothers (WB) hit series Smallville and Marcus Pierce in FOX's Lucifer.
Helfer is a model and ...