City Weekly: Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 wrap-up: The Power of the Panel

(City Weekly) As attendees trickled out of the Salt Palace Convention Center on Saturday at the end of the 5th annual Salt Lake Comic Con, many of the big moments will be associated with big names. Whether it’s Q&A sessions in the big ballroom, or one-on-one autographs and photo-ops, the chance for interactions with celebrities like Elijah Wood, Dick Van Dyke, Christopher Lloyd and John & Joan Cusack is one of the event’s big selling points, and the source of plenty of memories.

Relatively speaking, the convention’s panel programming takes a marketing back seat to famous names, and even to the massive convention floor with its specialty vendors and eye-catching parade of cosplaying humanity. But it’s in the smaller meeting rooms where some of the most fascinating events—and hard conversations—are taking place (…)


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