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Tips for First Timers at FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™

May 16, 2019 | Blog Articles, Tips & Tricks


I’m coming to FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ for the first time. What Should I Know?

FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ is about FanXperiences. We have TV and movie Celebrities, Comic Creators, best-selling Authors, panels, Photo Ops, Autographs, collectible and geek merchandise, special events and more. There are magic moments around every corner and we are certain you will have the time of your life. We are dedicated to producing spectacular celebrations of popular culture that lead the market in providing exceptional and rewarding experiences for our consumers, fans, celebrity guests, vendors and partners.

Celebrity Stars

Meet Film / TV Icons • Attend Panels • Get Autographs & Photo Ops
Now is your chance to meet the celebrities from your favorite fandoms! Stop by the booths in Celebrity Row to get Autographs, take selfies or have a conversation with your favorite stars. Attend a Spotlight Panel where you can ask questions, hear stories and more. Each FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with new and different stars! You can even purchase photo ops with various guests! Check the Master Guest List to see what guests are coming this year!


Pop Culture Discussions • Celebrity Q&As • Free for Attendees • Seating for up to 4,500 Fans

Spend time with your favorite celebrities as they discuss their careers and answer your questions, receive writing tips from authors, along with advice from filmmakers, and comic book creators. Geek out about topics like Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Cosplay, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With nearly 100 hours of programming during the event, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!


Come in Costume, or Don’t • Professional Cosplayers • Cosplay Contest & Celebration • Meet-Ups

While not a requirement at FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™, many attendees dress in costume. These creative outfits highlight many favorite fandoms and we encourage you to join in on the fun. Have a good time and express yourself. Even kids can dress up! Cosplay events include the Cosplay Contest & Celebration, Cosplay Photo Meet-Ups, cosplay groups, professional cosplayers and cosplay construction workshops. Take the time to review our cosplay rules before the event.

Special Events

Nightlife • Exclusive Premieres and Screenings • Daily Activities • VIP Meet & Greets

The entertainment at FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ 2019 extends beyond the Vendor Floor and Panels. There are all kinds of special events to keep the con spirit alive! Author Signings, Ultimate FanXperiences, Geek Speed Dating, Cosplay Photo Meet Ups and more happen throughout the weekend. The party doesn’t stop there! With the FanX® Bash and the rest of the FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ nightlife, there are plenty of opportunities to keep up the geeky fun late into the night.

Vendor Hall

Hundreds of Booths • Shop for Collectibles, Jewelry, Clothing, Figures & More • Grab Exclusive Items & Cool Merchandise

No one will go home empty-handed after walking through the hundreds of local and national vendors at FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ 2019. Soak in the spectacle of the Vendor Hall as you check out the art, games, books, costumes, collectible memorabilia and other awesome merchandise. There is something for everyone!


Artist Alley

Meet Comic Creators and Artists • Buy Prints • Commission Custom Art

Artists from all over the world come to show and sell their best in Artist Alley at FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ 2019! Browse aisle after aisle of awesome geek prints, posters, cards and more in every style imaginable. You’ll be able to meet your favorite artists, world-class comic book creators or discover new ones and buy incredible art or even commission a custom piece! Look at our guest artist list to see who you would like to meet!


Meet Your Favorite Authors • Buy Fantastic Books • Get Them Signed

Authors from every genre come to FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ 2019! Whether you like to explore fantastic worlds, brave the supernatural or go to the stars, you’ll find an author at FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ you will geek out about. If you want writing advice from the authors at one of our seminars and workshops or want your idol to sign their books for you, FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ is bringing the world of literature to you. Check our guest author list to see what world-renowned authors you can meet!


Family-Friendly Activities • Meet Kid-Favorite Characters • Make Arts and Crafts

Looking for something fun to do with your kids? Entertainment for the whole family is available at KidCon.

Getting Around Salt Lake City

Book Hotels • Parking and Transit • Tourist Info

Traveling to FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ from another State, Country, or Star System? Here’s how to help make your adventures in Salt Lake City the best ever!

Need somewhere to stay? Hotel rooms are now available at the special FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ group rate! There are a limited number of hotel rooms available at this special rate, so make sure to book your room(s) as soon as you can!


Need somewhere to park? The Salt Palace Convention Center offers two convenient underground garages that are open 7 days a week:

  • South Lot – Enter off of 200 South between West Temple and 200 West (600 stalls)
  • West Lot – Enter off of 300 West between 100 South and South Temple (400 stalls)

In addition to parking on-site at the Salt Palace, downtown Salt Lake City has over 30,000 parking spaces available.

Need a Ride to Salt Lake Comic Con FanX®? – Take UTA TRAX! Take the Blue or Green Line to the Arena Stop (at Energy Solutions Arena: 301 W. South Temple, SLC) and walk one block east to the Salt Palace.

Check out the Visit Salt Lake City website for things to do, places to eat, and more.


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