Salt Lake Comic Con
From left, Brittanie Larsen, Aaron Mead and Cameron John attend Utah's first Comic Con at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
With the attendance numbers more than doubling what creators anticipated and big-name guests like William Shatner, the original Captain Kirk; Adam West, the first Batman; Lou Ferrigno, the Incredible Hulk; David Prowse, who played Darth Vadar; and Marvel mastermind Stan Lee, attending, Salt Lake's Comic Con could become a national player in the convention scene.
The event creator Dan Farr said similar established shows tend to grow about 20 percent to 40 percent annually, which is his goal for the Salt Lake event.
Farr said the show was profitable so profitable, in fact, that he is planning on one or even two more expanded events in the next 12 months.
Next year around the same time for sure, but there may be something sooner, he said. It would be another Comic Con-type event.
After overwhelming success earlier this fall, Comic Con will return to Salt Lake City in September, event co-founder Dan Farr announced Thursday. Read more »
Utah’s first foray into the world of comic books and geekdom was a success, judging by the number of people who crammed into the Salt Palace Convention Center... Read more »
With more than 50,000 tickets sold, Comic Con goers filled the convention halls to the max during the final day of the convention. Saturday, the convention hosted... Read more »
Thousands of people waiting to attend the second day of Salt Lake City’s first Comic Con wrapped around the Salt Palace on Friday afternoon. Despite being called... Read more »
Utah's first Comic Con is bigger than anyone expected, selling nearly 40,000 tickets and drawing some big names for the convention's inaugural year. Read more »
More than a hundred celebrities, artists and vendors who will be attending Salt Lake City’s inaugural Comic Con September 5–7 at the Salt Palace Convention... Read more »
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