Well, with 24 hours to go, it looks like the line-up for Salt Lake City Comic Con’s FanX event is finally settled. And what a line-up it is.
Weird Al Yankovic; Jason Momoa (GoT, Justice League); Bonnie Wright and Verne Troyer (Harry Potter); John Rhys-Davies (Indiana Jones, Shannara); Cary Elwes, Wallace Shawn and Chris Sarandon (Princess Bride); Dule Hill and James Roday (Psyche); Emilie de Ravin (Lost, OUaT); Holly Marie Combs and Brian Krause (Charmed);Danielle Panabaker (The Flash); Amy Gumenick (Arrow, Supernatural); Khary Payton, Michael Cudlitz and Josh McDermitt (Walking Dead); Christopher Lambert and Adrian Paul (Highlander); Judge Reinhold (Beverly Hills Cop); Sean Maguire (OUaT); Tara Strong (Ponies, Powerpuff Girls); Greg Grunberg (everything ever); Jennifer Hale, Jess Harnell, and Jeff Bennett (voice-over work); Sam J Jones (Flash Gordon); and RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad).
And that doesn’t even count the incredible comic creators, artists, and authors who are also attending.
Oh, and don’t think I forgot about two of our other celebrity guests: Zachary Levi (Chuck, Nerd HQ) and Stan Lee (all Marvel, all the time).
Apparently, Zachary Levi doesn’t do a lot of conventions, so it will be interesting to see how he responds to the (overly?) enthusiastic Salt Lake City fan base.
As for Stan Lee, after a mild health issue that forced him to skip a New York event last weekend, it looks like he’s feeling well enough to come and experience “the greatest comic con in the world” one more time.
And we’ll be happy to see him, that’s for sure.
I hope that the fans aren’t overwhelmed by the sheer volume of stuff packed into only two days this time. I’m sure a lot of panels will be missed because of photo-op and other panel conflicts, but I think that’s a good thing. No one should ever be bored at an event that is set up properly, and Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg have managed to put together a hell of an event for something that wasn’t going to happen at all.
This is the second con I will attend this year, and it is already shaping up to be better than the first (Wizard World Portland), which speaks volumes for Dan and Bryan. My trips to Phoenix and Denver later this year will set the bar pretty high for Salt Lake Comic Con in September, but I have a sneaking suspicion that Dan and Bryan will be up to the task.
See you all tomorrow.