Boba Fett kicked off festivities yesterday at The Leonardo to announce the 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con, which will be held September 4th - 6th at the Salt Palace Convention Center.
With the announcement of the when also came the who. The first six guests were announced yesterday had the room filled with applause as each name was announced. Fans can revel in the fact that Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Hercules, Burn Notice), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Saw), Ernie Hudson, Sam Witter (Battlestar Galactica), John Barrowman (Doctor Who) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future, Angels in the Outfield, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and a hundred other movies) will be attending. These are just six of the over two-hundred guests organizers promised.
Salt Lake Comic Con Founder and Show Producer, Dan Farr, said, "The continued fan support of these events allows us to expand Salt Lake Comic Con, already the largest convention in the state, and continue to attract the best celebrities, comic creators and vendors to Utah." He also mentions they will be expanding cosplay features, a strong focus on comic books and their creators, premiers, Salt Lake Comic Con Film Festival, Video Games Live Night with the Utah Symphony, discounted passes and much more.
Speaking of tickets, they are on sale now by clicking here. There are three tiers of pricing. It's a good idea to buy now. You can get a multipass for only $30. There is a new gold pass this year and of course, the coveted VIP pass. There are also high school and college discounts.
Salt Lake Comic Con FanX, which was held in April, brought in over 100,000 people and last year's Comic Con pulled 72,000. If this trend continues the 2014 Comic Con could be the biggest party Utah has seen since the 2012 Olympic Games. Bring it on.