Inaugural Salt Lake Comic Con exceeded expectations, organizer says

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  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 10, 2013 9:32 a.m.

    Nerds are now in style.

  • Sean Jackson Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 9, 2013 8:36 p.m.

    If they were anticipating half that number, they don't know Utah very well. From what I've seen, we love our sci-fi, comics, and the rest more than the average state.

    Consider Sci-Fi alone... I'll watch any sci-fi I can find, whether it's Star Trek, Sliders, Battlestar, Farscape, or Eureka. I don't really care. I just love Sci-Fi. What I've found is that there is a boat load of other Utah nerds who are just as nerdy as I am.

    Heck, you'd think I'd be less than typical for watching all of Doctor Who (old and new) but I meet people all the time who have.

    Yes, we're nerds!

  • crowhawk south Jordan, UT
    Sept. 9, 2013 8:33 p.m.

    I guess I am in the minority, but I was very disappointed with the event. We had to wait in line for an hour and a half. Then we waited another 40 minutes in a room for Stan Lee and his question and answer, which only lasted 15 minutes, because he had to go do autographs instead of talk to 3000+ people. My "favorite" response was when asked about his inspiration for his characters and he said "Greed". After his comment my son, who was with me, said he is switching from marvel comics to DC, he was so disappointed in the him and his responses. We tried to go to other panels but almost all were filled 30 minutes before the time. I couldn't talk to William Shatner because I had to spend 30+ dollars to do so. There was one bright spot. Manu Bennett. We had given up on the event but decided to go to his interview. He gave deep expressions from the heart and even talked about his life growing up and how it helped his acting. My respect sky rocketed for him, one bright spot in a malaise of greed and ineptitude.