Dan Farr Comic Con Announcement
The 2013 Salt Lake Comic Con was the largest first time Comic Con in North American history. It was the largest convention ever in the state of Utah with over 72,000 attendees and over 52,000 tickets sold. The Salt Lake Comic Con Facebook page was recently named the most popular Facebook fan page of any Utah company (measured by fan engagement).
Today Dan Farr, the man responsible for bringing the SL Comic Con to life, made the following announcement:
Salt Lake Comic Con will hold two Comic Con events in 2014 including:
A 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Xperience (FanX) April 17-19, 2014.
The second Salt Lake Comic Con event will be held September 4-6, 2014.
Given the incredible fan response to the inaugural Salt Lake Comic Con, we wanted to provide Utah’s passionate fans with another opportunity to participate in other Comic Con and Comic Con like events. The SOLD-OUT success of Salt Lake Comic Con demonstrated the need for another event. This need will be met by adding FanX combined with the September 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con to ensure everyone that wants to experience this event can.
We’ve secured virtually the entire Salt Palace Convention Center and expect to host over 100,000 attendees in April and even more in September.
Initial Celebrity attendees:
Norman Reedus, star of the hit series The Walking Dead will headline the initial celebrity guest list at April’s 2014 FanX. Reedus will be joined by:Walking Dead co-star Chandler Riggs
Sean Patrick Flanery of Boondock Saints
Michael Dorn and of Star Trek: Next Generation
Kelly Hu of X-Men 2 and Arrow
Adam Baldwin of Firefly/Serenity and Chuck
Wil Wheaton of Star Trek: Next Generation
Over 100 other guests will be announced between now and the event.
Tickets for the 2014 FanX are available today on the Salt Lake Comic Con Website. Our goal is to sell 100,000 tickets.
All ticket sales between now and December 31, 2013 will include a special early adopters discount of $10.00. Additionally, for tickets purchased prior to December 31, 2013 children age 10 and under will be free of charge with all adult tickets purchased, limit two kids per adult ticket.
Children’s Pavilion. The Children’s Pavilion will focus on entertainment and activities specifically designed for families.
More social activities. Including expanded interactive panels, Q&A’s with celebrity panelists and expanded mini-pavilions for Cos Players to take pictures and socialize with fans with similar interests.
More entertainment. More shows within the show like September’s Jedi Mind Tricks and Evil Dead Musical.
Expanded hours. Nearly a half-day more of open hours over the course of the three-day event.
Expanded VIP Experiences. VIP’s will have greater access to celebrities at special meet and greets.