Salt Lake Comic Con 2017
Salt Lake City, Utah
Thursday September 21 – Saturday September 23, 2017
Review By: John Fragglepuss Evans
Salt Lake Comic Con (SLCC) 2017 was held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Some of the guests included: Elijah Wood, Dick Van Dyke, Stephen Amell, Val Kilmer, Joan Cusack, John Cusack, Zachary Levi, and Christopher Lloyd.
SLCC 2017 features included: Magic the Gathering Artist Pavilion, Azog statue, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang full scale replica, Gaming lounge, Salt Lake Comic Con cars, TARDIS, Delorean time machine, Action figure life-size box, Mandalorian Mercs, Han Solo in carbonite, Supernatural Chevy Impala, Batman full-size statue, 501st Alpine Garrison, Gandalf life-size, Captain America Harley, Iron Throne, Kids Heroes Foundation, R2 Droid Builders Show, Rocket Raccoon statue, Star Commands Seventh Fleet, USS White Buffalo, Jurassic Jeep, Kids TARDIS, Gollum full-size, Umbrella Corp, Life-size Troll statues, Wonder Woman Harley, Rebel Legion, Harley Quinn full-size, REACH, Silver Surfer, Deadpool, Walking Dead Honda, Slimer, Utah Browncoats, Star Wars Harley, Quest Givers, Sparrow, Heroic, Arcade, and Anarchy Girls.
I was invited to be a part of the “Anime From the 90s You Need to See” panel alongside Aaron Lee Yeager, Valynne E. Maetani, Michael Bacera, Kiki Furia, and Rachie Mac. In case you missed the panel, some of the 90s anime mentioned were:
- Cowboy Bebop
- Neon Genesis Evangelion
- Ranma ½
- Initial D
- Sailor Moon
- Samurai Pizza Cats
- Perfect Blue
- Ghost in the Shell
The Anime Happy Hour crew (Breanne Evans, Brittany Evans, Alec Unsicker, and myself) presented a new panel this year, “Down the Anime Rabbit Hole”. Thanks to everyone that attended. We had a blast chatting about all the anime strangeness, from nose bleeds to things that are cute but shouldn’t be.
We also presented our usual Latest and Greatest in Anime panel, which we always have fun presenting. Thanks to everyone that attended this one as well.
This year’s Salt Lake Comic Con was a lot of fun. Good panels, expansive vendor selection, and breathtaking cosplay. The convention has modified its layout every year and you can tell how it has improved through the years.
Photos courtesy of Breanne Evans. Feel free to use, but please give credit to Fragglepuss.com for taking the photo.