Deseret News: Why Disney Pixar voice actor Jess Harnell loves Salt Lake Comic Con

(Deseret News) SALT LAKE CITY — Comic conventions typically seek to invite a new group of guests each year, but one repeat guest Salt Lake Comic Con fans continue to request year after year is voice actor Jess Harnell.  And the love is reciprocated.

Harnell — who is known for voicing Wakko Warner from “Animaniacs,” Ironhide and Barricade in the Transformers series, and video game character Crash Bandicoot — said he thinks Salt Lake City’s comic con is the best in the world.

“This one is just special on a lot of levels,” Harnell said. “I think that the guys who organize it — Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg — really go out of their way to ensure that everybody has a great experience.”

The fan favorite said he appreciates the spirit of love and support for everyone at Salt Lake Comic Con.

“It’s very inclusive and beautiful,” Harnell said. “What I always say is that a lot of the folks that go to comic cons have spent a lot of their formative years feeling like outsiders. But then they throw a party like this and it’s the biggest party in the state and these kids are the biggest insiders in town, and that’s an awesome thing to be a part of (…)

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