Breaking UTA ridership records, hundreds of thousands of attendees and sold-out venues: only one convention can brag about those kind of results in Utah. And that is Salt Lake Comic Con.
Comic Con takes place at the Salt Lake Palace Convention Center Sept. 24, 25 and 26.
The Utah convention debuted in 2013, and 72,000 people attended, breaking the record for the largest convention attendance in Utah. The following year, the 2014 FanXperience, an additional event connected to the Salt Lake Comic Con, experienced another record-breaking event with 100,000 attendees.
This made Salt Lake Comic Con the third largest Comic Con in the United States, setting a UTA ridership record with more than 250,000 trips over three days.
April 17 was declared Salt Lake Comic Con Hero’s Day by Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert.
The Comic Con of fall 2014 was sold out with over 120,000 attendees, winning multiple marketing awards and breaking its own record for the most attended Utah convention and the UTA Ridership Record with 312,636 total rail boardings.
Stan Lee, founder of Marvel Comics declared that Salt Lake Comic Con 2014 was “the greatest Comic Con in the world.”
Earlier this year, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker declared Jan. 29 to be “Salt Lake Comic Con’s Day of Heroes.”
This year invites more than 40 celebrity guests, including Chris Evans (Captain America), James and Oliver Phelps (the Weasley twins) and Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries).
Attendees will have multiple opportunities to be a part of star appearances. With panels, cosplay, costume celebrations, workshops and meet-and-greets, attendees will be able to embrace their inner fandom and become part of their favorite comics.