Fans flock to Salt Lake Comic Con commercial shoot

Published: Saturday, Feb. 1 2014 11:10 a.m. MST

“We’re not in (Los Angeles) where there’s things that are always happening,” he said. “For one weekend, we get to go out and be a part of something big — get to relive those memories of actors that we saw in the past or present actors that we admire the work of today.”

One of Farr’s goals this year is to show people that Comic Con is not just about comic books and costumes. “Our biggest challenge with an event like this is that people don’t realize how broad the appeal is. … They may not realize that there really is something there for everybody. You don’t have to be a super fan or make your own costumes to enjoy that."

Farr says that Salt Lake City has established itself as a national powerhouse for all things pop culture. “The fans here in Utah are just phenomenal,” he said. “The fact that they came out and the support that they did for our first event has opened so many doors for us to make Salt Lake a place that celebrities and venders and everybody … that they want to be here. We don’t have to twist arms to get people to want to be here. The fans put Salt Lake on the map like no other city, so that’s a big deal.”

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