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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 1:30 pm | Updated: 5:39 pm, Fri Nov 22, 2013.

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-- WITH PHOTO -- TO BUSINESS, ENTERTAINMENT, AND FILM EDITORS:

Salt Lake Comic Con Is Baaack! With Great Success Comes Great

Responsibility

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dan Farr Productions

DBA, Salt Lake Comic Con (SLCC) (http://saltlakecomiccon.com/)

announced today it will hold two Comic Con events in 2014, including a

2014 Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience (FanX) on April 17-19, 2014 and

the Second Annual Salt Lake Comic Con 2014 on September 4-6, 2014.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131114/LA17439LOGO)

The decision to produce two events in 2014 was based on overwhelming

fan response to the SOLD OUT September 2013 inaugural event.

Norman Reedus, star of the hit series The Walking DeadT, will headline

the initial celebrity guest list at April's 2014 FanX. Reedus will be

joined at FanX by Walking Dead co-star Chandler Riggs, Brent Spiner

and Marina Sirtis from Star Trek: The Next GenerationT, Kelly Hu from

X2:X-Men UnitedT and Adam Baldwin of Firefly. Over 100 additional

celebrities and guests will be announced between now and the April

event.

"Fans in and around Utah have spoken and made it clear that one event

a year is not enough," said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con Show

Producer.  "This FanX will build upon the accomplishments of the first

Comic Con and has expanded into virtually the entire Salt Palace

Convention Center. With continued support from the fans we can rival

the largest Comic Cons in North America."

Tickets for the 2014 FanX are available today on the Salt Lake Comic

Con Website.  All ticket sales between now and December 31, 2013 will

include a special early supporters discount for those that purchased

tickets last year. For the first time, Military personnel, First

Responders and Senior Citizens will receive discounts on all tickets.

Additionally, for tickets purchased prior to December 31, 2013

children age 10 and under will be free of charge with all adult

tickets purchased, limit two kids per adult ticket.

In addition to more space at the Salt Palace, FanX will incorporate

key additions to its program, including:

-- Kid Con Pavilion.  The Kid Con Pavilion will focus on entertainment

and activities specifically designed for families and children.

-- More Cosplay events: There will be additional Cosplay Contests,

photo areas, and some first of their kind activities to take Cosplay

to a whole new level.

-- More social activities.  Including robust interactive panels, Q&A's

with celebrity panelists, speed dating, social media groups and

expanded areas for attendees to take pictures and socialize with fans

with similar interests.

-- More entertainment. More shows within the show like last years'

Jedi Mind Tricks Comedy Show and Evil Dead Musical as well as special

celebrity Meet and Greet events.

-- Longer hours. Nearly a half-day more of open hours over the course

of the three-day event.

-- Expanded VIP experiences and benefits.  VIPs will have greater

access to celebrities, fastpass lines, preferred seating in panels,

early show entry and much more.

The inaugural Salt Lake Comic Con was held September 5-7, 2013. It

was:

-- The largest first time Comic Con in North American history.

-- The largest convention ever in the state of Utah with over 72,000

attendees.

-- SOLD OUT with more than 52,000 ticket sales.

-- Ranks among the top 4 attended Comic Cons in North America.

Recently the Salt Lake Comic Con Facebook page became the most popular

fan page of any Utah company based on fan engagement.

For more information about Salt Lake Comic Con and to buy tickets,

check out the Salt Lake Comic Con website.

ABOUT SALT LAKE COMIC CON: Salt Lake Comic Con is organized by Dan

Farr Productions in partnership with Media One of Utah, a joint

operating agreement between the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret

News, and ABC4/CW30 of the Nexstar Broadcasting Group. Dan Farr

Productions is an event and marketing group devoted to organizing

events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium

celebrities and brands in the pop culture arena. Dan Farr Productions

is dedicated to producing spectacular celebrations of popular culture

that lead the market in providing exceptional and rewarding

experiences for our consumers, fans, celebrity guests, vendors and

partners. Find out more at: http://www.SaltLakeComicCon.com,

http://www.mediaoneutah.com, http://www.abc4.com/.

Press Contacts: Jeremy Kartchner Snapp Conner PR (801) 994-9625

Jeremy@snappconner.com

Bryan Brandenburg Salt Lake Comic Con VP of Marketing

bryan@slcomiccon.com (323) 517-0669

Note to Editors: Salt Lake Comic Com http://www.saltlakecomiccon.com

Salt Lake Comic Con on Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/saltlakecomiccon

Salt Lake Comic Con Press Contact

http://saltlakecomiccon.com/press-contact/

Recent Forbes Article about Social Media Success of Salt Lake Comic

Con

http://www.forbes.com/sites/cherylsnappconner/2013/09/18/salt-lake-comic-con-sets-record-by-leveraging-social-marketing-trends/

SOURCE Salt Lake Comic Con

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