If you didn’t attend last year’s Comic Con, then you are in luck, because this year, there are two major events happening that are hosted by the folks over Salt Lake Comic Con. One is right around the corner April 17-19, and it is going to amazing. We know we explained a little about how we were able to attend last year, but we didn’t really talk about our experience there. The word “amazing” doesn’t even begin to describe how we felt. It was extraordinary…epic….legendary.
When we were told about the press conference before the Con started, we really just assumed it was going to be with producer Dan Farr, and maybe they were going to instruct us on what to do and what not to do, but we were Con virgins. We didn’t know any better. So, you could imagine our surprise when SHE spotted Lou Ferrigno, the original Incredible Hulk right by the main entrance of the room. We turned around and there was David Yost and Walter Jones – the Power Rangers. We both grew up with them, and they were just a few feet away from us. What would you do? #panicattack #curlupinfetalposition
After Dan Farr addressed the press, he informed us that the celebrities in the room would immediately be available for interviews. We felt just like Ned Flanders when he saw his purple drapes for the first time. Dan then said, “May the odds be ever in your favor.” Lines started forming, and from there the “Hunger Games” commenced. We rushed over to the Hulk’s area and waited. While HE waited patiently, SHE cried. Don’t even try to say that you wouldn’t cry if you were just about to meet your childhood idol.
But SHE got through it, and was happy. Soon after, SHE got to dance some salsa with the Black Power Ranger, Walter Jones. Walter knows how to fight, how to dance and he’s a Power Ranger? He’s the whole package! But don’t just think SHE had all the fun. HE got to interview one of his favorite stars, Glenn Morshower from the hit TV series “24.” There is so much more that happened during those 3 days, including meeting William Shatner, Henry Winkler and Stan Lee.
So many experiences were had, but almost no one in the public knows the kind of planning it takes – and we didn’t know much either.
On Mar. 29, we were able to go and check out all the volunteers for FanX training at the Salt Palace. There were hundreds of people, of all ages, and from all backgrounds who attended. We spoke to several people who have different roles, and it was great to see such unity. The organizers at Comic Con do indeed listen to their audience and want everyone to have a good time. Even with such good intentions, there is still room for complaints, and believe us, they have been working endless hours to make this event amazing.
If we told you we met, shook hands, and hugged the one and only Stan Lee, and gotten a family picture with him last year, you would’ve thought we were crazy! That Stan Lee moment, for both of us, was definitely the best of Comic Con last year. With only a week and half away, we just know they have surprises up their sleeve.
So, what are we most excited for at FanX?
1. Norman Reedus The press conference. Need I say more?
2. Norman Reedus Oh, there’s a KidCon you say? Bye kids! Mommy will be hanging with the Boondock Saints.
3. Norman Reedus Hopefully meeting Karen Gillan and having my little girl, a big-time Whovian, meet one of her idols.
1. Hopefully meeting with the green/white ranger himself – Jason David Frank.
2. The cosplay.
3. Asking Chandler Riggs what it’s like to have such a negligent mom on the Walking Dead. Stay in the house, Carl!
Be sure to check out our newest video online with behind the scenes footage of the volunteers.
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