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.
Bobby Burns is a clever guy. He turned "Frozen" into a nightmare and has now filtered "Star Wars" through his Tarantino obsessed mind. You get all the tropes, fonts and Sam Jackson, but in a galaxy far enough away. Watch this and you may want to turn any of your favorite films into an ultra-violent western. It's what all movies in the future are built on. Then again, you could just pick up a Joseph Campbell book and dress up any basic narrative to fit your flavor. Check out the clip.
The Mau5'd one has announced a new album. Last year he called off his engagement to Kat Von D. Perhaps this will be a breakup album. 2014 seems like a great year to release break-up albums (looking at you, Coldplay). When it comes to mathematically nuanced album titles Deadmau5 is your guy. This new album will be called "While(1<2)." That has heartbreak written all over it, no?\
Talking about the album Deadmau5 said, "It's a good mix of shit I want to do versus shit people want to hear or what they would expect. It's a good balance. It's not like, 'Oh, it's such a departure. He's doing smooth jazz." This according to NME.
Anyway, the album will drop on June 17th in digital form with the physical version available a week later. Check out the preview below and share your thoughts.
From: Hunington Beach, CA
Duddy: My Favorite snack… Mini-Pies. I make these at home. They’re literally like thick apple pie, but really small. But it still looks exactly like an apple pie. I call them “Pieders.” Pie Sliders.
“Pieders, Where Every Day Is Your Cheap Day”
Duddy: I have bought the website and patented it [“Pieders”]. The world will know the joy of holding a pie in your hand and eating it without any silverware.
Old Rap Tapes
Duddy: It is literally like ten dudes in a garage, my dad built a soundproof room in our garage. …We would go there after parties… I had this little four-track, mini-disc recorder and a cashio keyboard. We would make the dumbest beats and everyone would have rap on the song.
Utah Reggae-Rock scene
Duddy: You[Salt Lake City], are more of a mountain town. And this more like beach music… Utah, especially, has an amazing scene for out type of music.
escpeccially, has an amazing scene for out type of music.
(Photo of Beck performing at the 2014 Coachella Music Festival by Corey O'Brien)
One of the most anticipated events of the Summer has finally been announced and here's the line-up!
July 10 Ms. Lauryn Hill & Thunder Cat
July 17 TV on the Radio & Twin Shadow
July 24 Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires & The Budos Band
July 31 Wu-Tang Clan & Run the Jewels
August 7 Local Natives & TBA
August 14 Beck & Furture Islands
August 21 De La Soul & TBA
August 28 The Head and the Heart & TBA
The Twilight Concert Series is held Thusday nights in Pioneer Park in downtown Salt Lake City. Admission is $5 and tickets are on sale now by clicking here.
You can also visit the Twilight Concert page here.
-Corey O'Brien and on Twitter @coreyx96
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