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- Tickets go on sale today for Salt Lake Comic Con taking place on September 4-6, 2014; Producers bringing in guests from Back to the Future, Evil Dead, Doctor Who and The Princess Bride -
SALT LAKE CITY, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Salt Lake Comic Con (http://saltlakecomiccon.com/) announced initial guests, new features and put tickets on sale for its second annual Salt Lake Comic Con on September 4-6, 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Salt Lake Comic Con is an epic pop culture convention event that brings comics, fan art, sci-fi, anime, fantasy, film and TV and their associated comic creator, artist, actor, performer and author celebrities and professionals to meet and interact with their fans.
The first round of guest announcements include Bruce Campbell, Ernie Hudson, Cary Elwes, Sam Witwer, John Barrowman and Christopher Lloyd. Over 200 celebrities and featured guests will be attending the event in September and will be announced on a regular basis between now and the convention.
Ticket pricing has been enhanced and will start at a lower price as a bonus for early supporters. For example, ticket prices for a 3-day Multipass will start at $30.00 and will increase between now and the event with a final price of $60 if purchased during the event.
"Our fans are so supportive and passionate about Comic Con that we wanted to reward them for buying early," said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con Founder and Show Producer. "The continued fan support of these events allows us to expand Salt Lake Comic Con, already the largest convention in the state, and continue to attract the best celebrities, comic creators and vendors to come to Utah. Our conventions are so good they are now attracting fans from all over the world."
Bruce Campbell is a cult film actor best known for his role as Ash Williams in Sam Raimi's hit series the Evil Dead. He has also starred in movies such as Crimewave, Escape from L.A. and Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat and TV shows such as Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess and most recently Burn Notice.
Cary Elwes is an English-American actor and voice actor best known for his role as Westley in The Princess Bride. He was also in Bram Stoker's Dracula, Robin Hood: Men in tights, Saw and Saw 3D: The Final Chapter, Days of Thunder, Twister and Liar, Liar. He's also been in a number of TV shows including Seinfeld, The X-Files and Psych.
Ernie Hudson is best known as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters film series as Sergeant Albrechtwell as main roles in the cult classic The Crow and most recently as Warden Leo Glynn in HBO's Oz. He has also appeared in a number of TV series, many other shows including Desperate Housewives, Torchwood, Dukes of Hazzard, A-Team and The Hand That Rocked the Cradle.
Sam Witwer began his career in SyFy's Battlestar Galactica as Lt. Crashdown. He also played Davis Bloom/ Doomsday in CW's Smallville, was StarKiller in LucasArts' video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Parts One and Two). He most recently starred in the SyFy series, Being Human.
John Barrowman is an actor, singer and dancer best known for his role in Doctor Who as the recurring guest character Captain Jack Harkness. The character Jack became so popular he was given his own show, Torchwood, a Doctor Who spin-off. He has also starred in American TV shows including Desperate Housewives and Arrow Barrowman has been successful as a presenter, a dancer and in theatre and was voted Stonewall's Entertainer of the Year in 2006.
Christopher Lloyd is best known for his role as Emmett "Doc" Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family, and its sequel Addams Family Values, and Judge Doom in who Framed Roger Rabbit. He first hit the scene in the 1980's TV series Taxi as Jim Ignatowski.
"Utah was recently named the 'nerdiest' state in the nation (per capita), which is something we knew all along as we hosted the largest Comic Con in North America per Captia," said Bryan Brandenburg, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing at Salt Lake Comic Con. "There is no question our September event will be the biggest and best convention yet. With the incredible guest lineup we have planned, the new features and programming we are certain to over-deliver to our fans, guests and partners once again."
The 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con will highlight a number of new and enhanced features, including:
The inaugural Salt Lake Comic Con was held September 5-7, 2013. It was:
The Salt Lake Comic Con FanX was held April 17-19, 2014. It was:
Salt Lake Comic Con is the most popular Comic Con Facebook page in North America (measured in fan engagement).
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: www.SaltLakeComicCon.com, www.mediaoneutah.com, www.abc4.com/.
Snapp Conner PR
Salt Lake Comic Con
VP of Marketing
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