These past few years, Salt Lake Comic Con has taken this state by storm. With cosplayers, celebrities, vendors and art, fans from all over gather to experience it for themselves. Nicea sits down with Salt Lake Comic Con creator, Dan Farr and Comic Con Super Fan, Kaylynn Drott to discuss the past, present and future of Salt Lake Comic Con.
If you’ve never been to Salt Lake Comic Con, chances are you’ve at least heard of it. With 127,000 attendees at the last Salt Lake Comic Con in September, there is no doubt that Utah is full of fans. This year’s FanXperience is looking to host over 50,000 attendees and an abundance of TV & Film Celebrities, Authors, Artists, Voice Actors and more!
Since being a vendor at other Comic Cons, Dan Farr had the idea to bring that same kind of event to Salt Lake City. After working with a talented team and nearly 1000 volunteers, Dan and Bryan Brandenburg have put together an experience where fans of TV, film, comic books, games and much more can come together for a 3-day experience they will never forget.
To a fan like Kaylynn, what makes Salt Lake Comic Con different from those of other states comes down to one word — local. While other Comic Con experiences are fun in their own regard, the fact that Salt Lake Comic Con stays true to fans by featuring local art, vendors and cosplay make the event all the more magical to experience.
The big feature to Comic Con are the celebrity guests. Though seeing your favorite celebrity in real life can be intimidating, Dan attests that the celebrity guest are very welcoming, charismatic and kind to fans. Another must=see feature of Salt Lake Comic Con are the panels. By attending the panels, fans have a chance to get a glimpse at another side of their favorite personalities through fun conversations and performances.
The event runs March 24th, 25th and 26th at the Salt Palace Convention Center.