By Utah Correspondent Mark Avo
The final days of the FanX convention bleed into one as an onsite Salt Lake Comic Con FanX sponsored party thrown by local Utah alternative radio station X96 parties into the late night. The Doctor Who panel was a hit and the Zombie laser tag was constantly moving even if it was at a shuffling pace. The local experts did their best to entertain and bemuse tired conventioneers just looking for a panel to sit down in before returning to the large lines for celebrity hosted panels in the South Ballroom. The sold-out winter version of the Salt Lake Comic Con’s larger summer event had charms its larger brother wishes it had. (*Find a Part 1 report on the convention here)
Like many smaller cons there was room to stretch out. Fans found lonely corners and held ad hoc dance parties in full cosplay. It’s always fun and a bit surreal to see Superman shaking his red trunks alongside a giant Totoro furry.
Here is the final day of cosplay to the Salt Lake event, or as much as we could cram into our camera and spit out onto the web. My personal favorites to be on the lookout for are Lord Vader, Princess Leia in Jabba’s palace outfit, Lissy Boo as Cinderella, and the lovely ladies from Zenescope (who reminded me to tell everyone about their upcoming Little Mermaid addition to Grimm).
And here’s our cosplay gallery Part 2:
Mark Avo can usually be found behind a keyboard coding for databases or reviewing comic books. He can also be found writing and inking The Salt City Strangers comic book or pretending he’s an expert on their Indie Publishing podcast The Undead Soup. You can delight or even heckle him with your tweets @MarkAvo and he’ll be totally thrilled. The photographer, Brandigirlio, can be found on Twitter @Brandigirlio and making sure I remove bits of food from my beard.