Unlike my fellow reporters, I wasn’t able to attend the celebrity press conference. As such, I had to enter the convention during the early afternoon lulls of the happenings at the Salt Palace Convention Center.
Upon entering, I immediately came across several cosplayers, fans who put together costumes of their favorite characters and roam around the convention hall, often posing for pictures for the shutterbugs.
Many costumes ranged from simplistic to complex as the range of fandoms included everything from Doctor Who, to Star Wars, to My Little Pony, as well as various anime which include Attack on Titan, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Last Exile to name a few.
One striking feature of the convention was the size of the lines, as the general admission line for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer event leading to the Main Stage of the Salt Palace had wrapped around to the point of nearly overlapping the crowds in line to attend the events taking place in the Center Stage area of the convention.
It wasn’t until much later when the crowds came in full force, partially jazzed by the enthusiasm emanating from the Lou Ferrigno event on the Main Stage. It was during this block of time where I was able to look around the vending area, which is replete with all sorts of geekery, ranging from posters, to vintage comics and toys, and even a few gaming areas.
The next two days will no doubt be packed with lots of exciting things for fans of various franchises as we move into Day 2. Check back with The Globe to see further coverage of the first annual Salt Lake Comic Con.