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Salt Lake City — Due to ticket sales and expected attendance, organizers of Salt Lake Comic Con have announced that the convention will move from the South Towne Expo Center to the downtown Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City for its inaugural event on September 5-7, 2013.
"We're excited to make the best in gaming, comics, TV, movies, technology and pop culture available and to bring the incredible Comic Con experience to the huge fan base in the Intermountain region," said Dan Farr, show producer. "Never before has there been this many celebrities, comic creators and bestselling authors gathered in one place and accessible for fan interaction, photos and autograph opportunities."
Salt Lake Comic Con is Salt Lake City's first comic convention (comic-con) and is expected to draw 25,000 to 35,000 attendees. The comic conventions are known for attracting a wide cross-section of fans eager to meet creators, actors, writers, and artists. Salt Lake Comic Con will feature visits from celebrities including William Shatner, best known as James T. Kirk on Star Trek. Joining Shatner will be Batman and Robin stars Adam West and Burt Ward, Ray Park, Manu Bennett, Tia Carrere, Lou Ferrigno, Kevin Sorbo, Adrian Paul, Richard Hatch and many more. The show will also feature a selection of artists in its Artist Alley as well as a film festival.