Salt Lake Comic Con 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah
Day 2, Friday, September 5th 2014
Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans
I started off Salt Lake Comic Con (SLCC) day two by attending the Bruce Campbell panel. Jared Phillips of SLCC started off the panel by thanking everybody for putting up with the kinks and troubles from day one of SLCC. He also mentioned how 15,000 people picked up pre-registration passes when they were available earlier in the week.
Bruce Campbell came out for his panel in a bright yellow blazer. He ran his panel by himself, in the style of an old-school game show host. He would ask members of the audience why they should come up on stage and be interviewed by him. He did this with a lot of humor. He was sassy as can be, and he made a lot of jokes about Salt Lake City and Utah. He would bring audience members on stage and interview them, and it was an overall enjoyable time.
At the end of the panel, Jared Phillips called for his girlfriend to join him on stage. When she got on the stage, he proposed to her! Luckily for him, she said yes. It was all very magical.
I ran my panel on The Latest and Greatest in Anime on day two. I ran this panel with Breanne Evans, Brittany Evans, and Lindsay Starke. My fellow panelists did a wonderful job and I am so grateful that they were there for the panel. I would not have been able to do the panel without them. We reviewed almost 30 anime that have started in the last year. There have been a lot of good anime start in the last year. After the convention is over I will post a summary of the anime that we covered for the panel and hopefully everybody can find an anime or two that peaks their interest. I would like to thank everybody that came out to the panel. It was a full room, and I appreciate everyone that joined us. Special thanks to Digital Manga Publishing for providing several manga for a giveaway at the end of the panel.
Another panel on day two was: The Art of the Geek Tattoo. There were several tattoo artists on the panel that were quite knowledgeable about tattoos. However, they only touched on the idea of geek tattoos. They mainly focused on tattoos and being a tattoo artist in general.
The last panel I attended on day two of SLCC was: The Cinema Behind Star Wars. There was a lot of discussion regarding similarities between Star Wars and other movies. Casablanca and Gone With the Wind were two movies mentioned that helped influence Star Wars. The Karate Kid was mentioned as being influenced by Star Wars.
Day two of Salt Lake Comic Con appeared to run smoother than day one. The SLCC staff was apologetic about the poor line situation of line handling on day one. SLCC offered to refund Thursday only passes or give a free pass to anyone that had a Thursday only pass. The lines were manageable on day two, so it would seem that SLCC has solved that problem.
There was a lot of quality cosplay on day two. Not surprisingly, there were dozens of Deadpool. I was surprised that I did not see a lot of Links. The vendors were in full force. A shout-out goes to the Damsel in this Dress. They provide quality handmade corsets and other apparel. If you have Steampunk on your mind, find them at the convention or online at damseldress.com.
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