Sunday, May 11, 2014
In Utah we are relatively new to the Comic Con game, we have had other expos such as Anime Bonsai, geex, just to name a few. Last September was the first comic con which I attended and it was awesome. The first comic con here was the third largest opening of a comic con. The very last day the convention center was over capacity and they had to close the doors. Less then a month ago Utah had Comic Con Fan Expo, where they brought tons of celebrities including Nathan Fillion, Patrick Stewart, just to name a few. It was absolutely crazy how many celebrities and people came. The Saturday of Fan Ex we had 100,000 people attend. This shot us from the 3 highest opening Comic Con to the 3 largest Comic Con in the nation. Obviously the largest is San Diego, then there is New York, Emerald City, Chicago, Wonder con, Boston, and only two of all of these are above Salt Lake in cons. At Fan Ex I was privileged to take my big little dude, we were not able to see any panels but we were able to see the Kids Con they made specially made an area for kids. My big little dude was so excited to go, he was a trooper, and cannot wait to go back. In fact he wants his mom and brother to go the next time. Look out world, Salt Lake's Comic Con is something to be reckoned with.