Initial High Ticket Demand Created Need to Expand for First Year Convention
SALT LAKE CITY – July 26, 2013 – Due to unprecedented ticket sales and expected attendance, organizers of Salt Lake Comic Con (SLCC) today announced that the convention will move from the South Towne Expo Center to the downtown Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City for its inaugural event on September 5-7, 2013.
“We’re excited to make the best in gaming, comics, TV, movies, technology and pop culture available and to bring the incredible Comic Con experience to the huge fan base in the Intermountain region,” said Dan Farr, Show Producer. “Never before has there been this many celebrities, comic creators and bestselling authors gathered in one place and accessible for fan interaction, photos and autograph opportunities.”
The convention has secured a world-class lineup of celebrity guests including the legendary actor William Shatner, best known as James T. Kirk on Star Trek. Joining Shatner will be Batman and Robin stars Adam West and Burt Ward, Ray Park, Manu Bennett, Tia Carrere, Lou Ferrigno, Kevin Sorbo, Adrian Paul, Richard Hatch and many more. A variety of comic artists, book authors and gaming and cosplay celebrities will also attend the show. Additional panels and guests are being added daily. More information about guest availability and activities at the convention is available on the Convention website.
Salt Lake Comic Con is Salt Lake City’s first comic convention (comic-con) and is expected to draw 25,000 – 35,000 attendees. The pop culture convention attracts a wide cross-section of fans eager to meet and greet the creators, actors, writers, and artists. The show includes top talent from the worlds of comic, film, television, book and gaming and will include a dazzling selection of artists in the Artist Alley as well as a Film Festival.