Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Salt Lake Comic Con FanX 2014

Because the first Salt Lake Comic Con was such a success in the fall of last year, they decided to put on another event this spring called FanXperience on April 17-19. The lineup was pretty spectacular when they first announced it and it just kept getting better and better. I was blown away by all the big names that came to Salt Lake for this event. Among the many celebs, I was most excited for Karen Gillan (I literally screamed when I saw the announcement), Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, and James Marsters. Andrew grew up watching Star Trek, so he was pretty excited for all the Star Trek: TNG cast members as well as Sir Patrick Stewart himself.

The TARDIS is a huge draw and a must with my costume.

Since I basically plan my life around Comic Con events, I was pretty sad when I had previous commitments that hindered my plans to attend the 3 day weekend of FanX. In the end, I had to prioritize and I was only able to attend Thursday. Even though I missed out on seeing most of my must-see actors, I was able to catch a couple of panels including the Boondock Saints reunion panel with Sean Patrick Flanery and the James Marsters panel. As with last year's Comic Con, the panels were very low-key comprising mostly of Q&A from the audience.