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i ALWAYS ENJOY WHEN THE ACTORS TALK ABOUT THEIR FAVORITE CHARITIES AND CAUSES THEY ARE WORKING TOWARDS. I ESPECIALLY ENJOY IT WHEN THEY HAVE AN AUCTION TO RAISE MONEY. COULD THIS BE ALSO A PANEL? MAYBE A CAN DRIVE AND ANNOUNCE LATER WHAT WAS RAISED AND FOR WHOM?
I hear several actors are donating to “Heros Against Capslock Abuse”. Seems like a noble cause…
Maybe have a panel on faeries (not Tinkerbell…but actual faeries…like kelpies, dryads, red caps, etc.). There is a professor at Utah Valley University that did a presentation that was very interesting. I’ve done a couple research papers about the Fae and was able to find a lot of information…so information is out there. It could also be tied into faerie tales (such as those by the Grimm Brothers), historical/folklore accounts and documentation, and films/books (i.e. The Spiderwick Chronicles, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Pans Labyrinth, Dreamfever series by Karen Marie Moning, Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr, Tithe & Valiant by Holly Black, etc.). It would be amazing if you could get any of those authors to attend, as well.
And I think it’s great that you are planning a panel about writing. Thank you! A writing contest would be great too…for budding authors, screen/play writers, and poets. You could have categories for free verse, short stories, books, plays, scripts, poetry, etc. and then announce the winners at the writing panel. You could get in-kind donations (or gift certificates), from local businesses or booths participating in the Con, to use as awards. You could also publish excerpts or smaller pieces on a special page on the site.
Yes! I would definitely attend such a panel!
Sounds really interesting. I would love to go to that as well!
This sounds really awesome. I would love to see a panel like this
Both ideas sound great! I would attend that panel and have pieces I would enter in a writing contest. There should also be a children’s writing contest.
Dinosaurs! The state is full of dinosaur museums, dinosaur experts, enthusiasts and nerds. The next two years are full of big budget dinosaur films (Walking With Dinosaurs, Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, Jurassic Park 4). Jurassic Park 3D was just released in theaters a few months ago. A local dinosaur themed project just won Utah Game Wars hosted at the Adobe building. Dinosaurs are the new zombies!
Also, there are quite a few video game studios here in Utah (Disney Interactive, EA, Chair, Smart Bomb, Eat Sleep Play, Wahoo, React Games to name a few). These studios house some extremely talented artists, it would be great to have panels based on either the studios, the games they make, the process of making games, or even separate panels on the different disciplines that make up the video game production pipeline; concept art, modeling, texturing, rigging, animation, etc.
Those are both really good ideas. Nobody does dinosaurs like Utah. And I never really thought before about how many video game studios are here, but you’re right. Let’s get them in on the local action!
This is a very good idea. Besides, scientists have recently found the remains of new species of triceratops right here in Utah.
And with the state recently finding a new dinosaur that would be super fun to go to and learn!
Dinosaur idea is great! I know there are a few people visiting SLC for Comic Con and the panel could bring attention to all the cool dinosaur related tourist attractions.
I’ve been to many Sci-fi/Comic Book conventions and the funnest panels are the ones where you have joint guests doing panels. For instance at the Supernatural Conventions Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki do a panel together. So, you could have both Adam West and Burt Ward on the same panel. Group Photos are very Cool too! I also know that Richard Hatch has done acting seminars so if you got him to do one of those that would be Awesome as well. BTW, there are a handful of Buffy Actors that do conventions year round like Nicholas Brendan, James Marsters, Amber Benson and Juliet Landau . If you got a couple of them to do the convention you could have like a Buffy The Vampire Slayer Panel too. That would be a highlight for any convention. I know that James Marsters also does musical performances for Conventions. You could get him to do like a 30 min set one night for the convention. I’ve been to one of his performances and its really fun!
There is a HUGE Joss Whedon fan base out here for sure. To get a Buffy/Angel panel and above all a Firefly panel and cast for that panel would be very shiny. Any addition of Whedon films would increase SLCC stock for sure
If you had James Marsters, there is almost no amount of time that I would not wait in a line to see him. In addition to Buffy, he is also the voice of Harry Dresden from the Dresden Files. Speaking of no amount of time…Jim Butcher would also be awesome.
Buffy, Firefly…anything else in the world Joss Whedon has ever touched…
Thank you for the suggestions!
True blood would be the best!!!
You should also get the Supernatural cast to attend, or at least invite them.
How about a panel that has to do with the LGBT community in gaming, comics, graphic novels, Sci-Fi, Cosplay? Is it changing? How has it changed? Besides adult themes (porn), is there positive views of the LGBT community? Why or why not? Maybe it isnt a big enough of an audience, but Im just thinking outside the box.
There is a big enough audience, for sure ;-).
I would love to see an LGBT panel!
Why not just have everbody contribute to the panel instead of alienating the LGBT community. Why separate them out, that just seems odd. Just have LGBT people within the panel and not label them as such?
I don’t think the idea was to alienate the LGBT community. The post doesn’t suggest only having LGBT people on the panel, but for the panel to discuss how games, etc. are being impacted by the LGBT community. In light of the recent Supreme Court decisions and so many states now allowing equality in marriage, this is a timely subject. This would be no different than having a panel on the impact of women writers in the sci-fi genre (which I recently read an article about, that was written by a male author). And I don’t personally feel that the individual topics of the panels alienate the race, gender, or sexual orientation of that panel’s subject matter. At least it doesn’t offend or alienate me and I have many friends who would be very interested in a panel on this subject, as would I ;-).
I agree. Why single out the LGBT community? Can’t this been for just “fans” in general? I mean, if you’re going to have something just for LGBT, why not have one for the African Americans, the Hispanics, the disabled? How totally redundant.
The panel could include discussions about how race, disability, gender and sexual orientation are portrayed in the media and the geek community.
Although I agree that LGBT people should be represented on general panels and not relegated to only LGBT panels or tokenized, I don’t see how it would be alienating to have an LGBT panel. To say that there is no specific LGBT experience in the geek world or unique LGBT characters and experiences to highlight is wrong.
Love this idea. It would be really interesting panel.
I would love a Buffy Sing along for the episode “Once more with Feeling!” Or maybe Dr Horrible Sing along Blog!
“Or is my Slayer too far gone to care?”
Rooster Teeth. Red vs Blue.
OMG YES! I second this.
There is a really awesome animated movie being made here in Utah that deserves a panel if the artist is willing to do it. The movie is called The Price (based on a Neil Gaiman short story and read by him for the movie). The artist who is putting it together is Christopher Salmon, and I think he lives somewhere down in Utah valley. You can find him online easily enough.
When you say gaming do you mean video games? Because I would also like to see like some board game stuff.
YES, Dinosaurs; we have more dino species than any country in the world, but China! Get Don Glut to do a history of dinosaurs in film panel. Heck; I could do the Utahraptor story. “Baddest raptor of them all gets plucked.”
Is CGC going to be attending? Maybe you could get them to do a panel on how to get things with a Signature Series (like who has to watch it being signed, etc.) Also, is there going to be an “Artist’s Alley” or a way for us to get sketches done by the different guests?
The Aquabats would make for an awesome panel.
They’re superheroes, in a way.
Yes, yes and yes!
This is what I want the most. Bring in the Aquabats. I would wait hours to meet them. Maybe have them put on a concert Saturday night. I would buy tickets for mywhwhole family.
A DC comics panel!!!
I would like to have all of the actors in one panel, the comic book artists in a another, and all the authors in another panel. Actually I don’t really care how it is organized, I am just curious when the panel schedule will be up on the website?
Panel schedule will be up next week in preliminary form.
Would love something Doctor Who/Torchwood related that would be cool
A second to this motion!
So how much is it to get into a panel? I just read that my neighbor Jessica Day George is doing a panel and I’d love to go to that to show support. Does it cost a lot? Is it free? What do you have to do to get in?
You can purchase a 1 day pass or 3 day pass. All panels are free with one of those passes:
I heard on a radio show this morning that the paranormal/horror panel will include a few local ghost hunters! Just a small suggestion, but if they haven’t already been contacted or invited, can I suggest having Wasatch Paranormal on the panel? They’re local and an interesting group, and I’m sure they would be more than happy to come be on a panel-they did one at a library about a year ago and take groups out every now and then on public investigations.
Kay, I just looked at their facebook page it is nothing but an advertisement. It looks like all they do is beg for money for tours and for some “film” some guy is making. I’d prefer not to see them.
defiantly have an art panel. Tyler kerkham is gonna be there have him show off his awesome skills of his with the digital art. also the graphic novel panel would be awesome. just saying
KEVIN SMITH would be Awesome also Rooster Teeth would be great. Did I mention Kevin Smith? and his movie is being promoted and he is touring: Jay and Silent Bob Super Groovy Cartoon Movie.
I have to second the Kevin Smith idea. Already going, but would be even more worth it to see him!
Anyone from “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and I would be in heaven. James Marsters….dream come true!! I would pay anything to get into that panel/event.
Lindsay sterling or the Piano Guys would be amazing! I know they live in Utah. Another great one would be the Youtube guys who do the “kid history” and bored shorts videos. The Blendtech “Will it blend” youtube guy
I second this idea. It would be nice to have some people from youtube/Utah do a panel, it would be a really interesting discussion.
Mr, Shatner in episode 103 you are shown holding a phaser with your right hand that shoots blue laser then a fraction later its in your left and shooting red why is that?
Ha HA Ha man oh man I crack myself up
wizkid need to de there for the heroclix fans
I think you guys should try to get Heather Dixon. She’s an artist and an author in Utah. She does a lot of Disney related drawings and has recently directed a short animated film. She also wrote the book Entwined and I just think she’d be a great addition.
WHAT?! SHE DID?! I love that book. And HEATHER DIXON IS IN MY WARD. I don’t even know what I’ll do on Sunday now. I go to church with a celebrity. And I NEVER KNEW. -breathes into paper bag-
Also, yes, she’d be a great addition. I’m sure she’d say yes, if she’s not busy those days. She’s really quite nice. I talked to her about learning 3D design once and she was very kind and helpful.
… -hyperventilates into paper bag-
I would love to help put together some video game panels. I can work with local game industry studios to make a game developer panel. There is also the Speed Run panel I could help put together where an expert plays through a video game really fast/well – it is really entertaining and great for fans of classic video games.
Hey! I’m Brossentia, a member of Speed Demos Archive, a site dedicated to speedrunning video games. In years past, we’ve held some speedrunning panels for Geex, and we would be highly interested in doing that for the SLC Comic Con! Through the panel, we have a live demonstration of a few different games, discussing the different strategies throughout. Just in Utah, we have several runners skilled in The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy IV and VI, Dr. Mario, and many other games, both classic and new.
If you would like this, we would be more than thrilled to come and join you this year.
That sounds fun.
How about a panel on ghost hunting with guys from Ghost Adventures or Ghost Hunters?
Or a panel on Pro Wrestling/Sports Entertainment.
I would love to see panels on how to be a concept artist, making comic books, and more on art. It would be interesting to see what all goes into comic book making, online and printed. I have seen some of the hard work put into it and would like to learn more. This can also branch out into concept artists for animation and video game design. Another fun panel could be costume design for movies and TV shows. There are obviously a lot of costumers coming to Comic con and it would very interesting to see the inspiration and work put into the designs of the costume that inspired the ones we wear. Thank you!
I would like to see a panel with some more authors. They had an “Epic Fantasy” panel at the San Diego Comic Con, and I would love to see one of those. I would also like to see more authors coming to the Salt Lake Comic Con. Patrick Rothfuss would be awesome, as would Robin Hobb, and Brandon Sanderson. Sanderson is even a local Utahn. LE Modesitt Jr is in Utah, too, I believe. Half of the really good Utah Fantasy Authors are coming, already, let’s get the rest there. That could be it’s own panel: Utah Fantasy Authors.
Some fun booths, for me, would include Think Geek, World of Warcraft, and how about some of the local game shops and comic book stores like Game Knight, Hastor Games and Hobbies, and Dr. Volt’s Comics?
I purchased the VIP Pass, and I’m hoping for some more things added to that ticket, as well. I’m really looking forward to the Comic Con. Should be a good time. You (those of you involved in Salt Lake Comic Con) are doing great, keep up the good work!
Warner bros. Montreal with arkham
A Supernatural panel would be absolutely amazing! Or anything Supernatural related
yes, yes and yes. Please.
I think you guys should reach out to Christy Seifert who is a communications professor at Westminster College. She’s done analysis on young adult fiction, including Twilight and that whole craze. She also coined the term “abstinence porn”. I’ve seen her speak before and I think she’d make for an interesting panel talk and something that many people would be interested in.
You should get Microsoft and Sony to come and show off their new games.
wonder if there was any way to get little koriboh to come here and do a panel. the guy is halarious
wondering when a master list of panels was going to be announce for the event
Will we be allowed to film the panels or is that prohibited?
What about a fighting game tournament? Especially with Injustice being so popular right now.
Actually, a video game panel in general would be nice, something E3-like. Aside from that, would like to Supnatural, Kevin Smith and any of his guys from his shows and comic store in New Jersey. Just about any current running show that’s popular would fantastic to see (within reason, obviously). Would enjoy seeing Chris Hardwick from the Nerdist and The Talking Dead. Stan Lee would be a great add to seeing Shatner and West!
My favorite show is “Fact or Faked”” on SyFy. I would like to see Ben Hansen speak. Being a Utah native it will be exciting to hear his stories and talk about the show.
We have him speaking. We are excited to have him as a guest!
you should have an Ouran High School Host club dare pannel i know a group that does it please consider them
You could get the Zombie Research Society to come to a panel on surviving a zombie plague or something. That would go well with the zombie walk.
Do popular TV show casts. My examples?
-Supernatural (the three main guys I want there are Jared, Jensen, and Misha)
-ONCE UPON A TIME!!! I love that show!
Also invite people from upcoming/recent movies like any superheroes or famous book series (like Hunger Games). Just, don’t have everyone be from old shows or (comic) book authors. Please. I’m not a HUGE nerd, so I would like SOME well-known people there.
Also, Modern Family and Criminal Minds would be awesome!
Thank you for the suggestion!
Thank you for the suggestions Megan! We will look into these options.
Any chance you could get a paranormal panel of the members of Ghost Hunters, GHI or Ghost Adventures? Also would love to meet Josh Gates of Destination Truth!! :o)
Yes we will be having a paranormal panel. Thank you for the suggestions!
Something Divergent-related would be fantastic!
Adventure Time is something I would definitely want to go see.
We will look into that. Thank you for the suggestion!
All of these panels! I’m so excited for this. I was crossing my fingers that we’d get some good panels that would garner interest and it seems like that’s the case I’m especially excited for the panel on Middle Earth and Tolkein, Miyazaki, and all the gaming panels! Especially the one about gaming degrees from the U since that’s what I’m going into.
Thanks SLCC for bringing us awesome panels
Are all of these finals for sure going to happen or are these just suggestions people submitted? Because there are soooo many that I would love to go to!!! I am stoked for the Marvel/DC related panels, the LOTR/Harry Potter panels, and how to get into the comic book/video game industry panels. I hope these really happen!!!
I think we are 90% there on these…
Awesome! Stoked for the Ender’s game panel!
Is that Dwight Schultz from The A-Team and Star Trek The Next Generation that I see listed?
Yes it is that Dwight Schultz
Syfy shows- Defiance, Warehouse 13, Being Human, Continuum
Anything/anyone from the Whedonverse
Arrow, Supernatural, Walking Dead, Revolution, Orphan Black
Yes –>Supernatural would be a hit
Will there be an extra charge for panels? Also, earlier on there was talk of movies/shows hosted by guest. Is this still a possibility?
Do Adam West and Burt Ward do photo sessions together? That would be photo heaven!
I am so excited to be attending! Thanks to all who put this together!
Panels are included in the admission price. There are some workshops separate from these that there will be fee for.
I am so excited forall if this but in especially happy to see that it looks like there is going to be a look at Enders Game. While I’m not a big fan of OSC as a person, I have read that book about a 100 times. Although I’m fairly certain the movie is going to a horrible adaptationof the book, I’d love to discuss all aspects.
Love the writing panels!!! Hope most of those stay onboard!!!
Wow, that is an amazing list of panels. This is my first con, so I wasn’t sure what there would be to do – now I am just overwhelmed by the variety. This is clearly something that will take a large degree of planning between me and my wife to decide on which panels to attend since you obviously can’t attend them all.
I will be on the look out for when the times are finalized, so that we can start to plan our days! The quicker that gets put up, the better, although I know you guys have a lot going on in planning.
Is there a Guidebook schedule for comic con yet? If not you should look into it, it really is a life saver for getting everyone up to speed on agendas, plus you can update it on the go.
We’re all over it like Khan on Kirk.
Yay. I remember when I had to plan my first convention. While it might have been a much smaller student org convention for 1000 or so people, it was still such a hassle.
Keep up the good work and I know that the quality of your con will rival established conventions.
I’m not seeing a guidebook yet? I would really like to know what times all of these awesome panels will be.
Since Claire Coffee is coming they should try to see about getting other members of the Grimm cast. I would love to see Monroe.
I second, third, AND fourth that suggestion!!!
how do i get a signature from IhasCupQwake???
Is she confirmed coming? We love IhasCupQwake!
What about somebody from the cast of Warehouse 13?
I talked to Eddie McClintock on Twitter a few months ago and he said he’d love to come and I know his manager has reached out to them but I’m not sure why he isn’t a guest!
I know! I got to go their panel at Denver Comic Con. Especially with the cancelling of the show, I feel like SLCC could get a couple of cast members.
I know it would bring in more people.
That would be neat.
I am a newbie and want to know when specific panels happen, so i can come with my sons that day. Does this happen later how doifind out before comic con
This will be ready at least a week before the convention.
Yes… it would be a week before the convention as of today. A schedule would be nice!!
Is IhasCupQwake coming? My daughter will freak out if sooo…
Dwight Schultz? Is he going to be there too??
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As a musician, I’d love to see a panel about video game music. Also, it would be awesome if you could line up a Video Games Live concert for next year…it would for sure guarantee my return next year!!!
This is one I’d love to see, too. I noticed Tommy Tallarico is on the guest list; here’s hoping he’ll do a panel!
I totally missed that announcement!!! I’m so stoked to see him there. I seriously hope he does a panel…that would be the one thing I definitely would not miss!!!
You guys should get Disney Interactive to come have a booth or a panel talking about Disney Infinity!
I heard one person from Disney Interactive will be on the How to Get Into the Video Game Industry panel so if they do Q&A you could ask them about it.
No DAZ panels? It would be fun to see their software featured. I’m trying to find time to learn Hexagon.
Will the panelist speakers be signing autographs after the speaking panel?
Can we get autographs from the celebrities after the panel is over?
I’m confused. Why do we have the schedules for the guest panels but not the others? The others are only listed. I want to know fast please because I’m trying to order my tickets early.
Is there going to be a schedule with dates and times for all the panels? Will it be available online before the event so I can plan my days out?
It will be my first comic con and I was wondering if there is going to be a panel of each category each day or what?
Are you going to be posting the times the other panels will be? I am really interested in some of them but I don’t know what time/day they will be so I can’t “plan ahead” as the comic con tip suggests
Please answer a question for a newbie – what are the event panels? (not the celebrity panels) Like presentations or booths? THere are several I want to see but the website doesn’t say when/where. Sooo – I’m hoping a recurring booth/presentation so that I can catch them all.
and where can I see a list of authors that will be there? Hoping for Brandon Sanderson!
Do we have a date and time for these panels?
When will the times be announced for the panels? We need to plan out our days and figure out which ones we’ll be able to go to.
Are we any closer to publishing a time schedule for next week?
These all look amazing! Will there be a schedule for the rest of the panels, so you could say, figure out how to do all the Doctor Who panels?
I want to know too! I was hoping they would be doing them all repeatedly.
Is Shatner no longer having a panel on Saturday? He is listed as Saturday attendance only, but his panel times are listed for Friday evening with Adam West. Just looking for some clarification. Thanks.
Um am I the only one who notice that the Nichola Brenden: Tales from Buffy the Vampire Slayer is scheduled before the Con opens? (Con starts at 4pm on thursday according to ticket) Please tell me that’s a misprint!!
I saw that too and wondering why that was.
There is a typo for the panel: Nichola Brenden: Tales from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, it should be Nichola Brendon
I saw that Evangeline Lilly and Karl Urban are both doing panels but Neither one has been announced as a guest. Are either of them gonna be doing Photo Ops or Signing Autographs?
Is this true? Miss Luna Lovegood will be attending? Where does it say this?
So I’m looking at the Main Schedule…http://m.guidebook.com/guide/12749/schedule/
The times don’t seem to mesh very well… For example, Thursday, for Simon Fisher-Becker’s panel, “From Harry Potter To Doctor Who”, it says it is from 3-4 pm, but if doors don’t open until 4 pm on Thursday, how can this be right???
It isn’t just for this panel-it seems like it is for all of them-there are lots of things (particularly on Thursday) that have times set for events happening before the doors are even open… Please advise!
I also noticed that it has Nicholas Brendon scheduled to be doing a panel on the main stage at 2 PM on Thursday and also scheduled to be doing the Tales from Sunnydale at the same time with Camden Toy in a smaller room. So seems doubled booked and going on before the doors open. This makes it kinda hard to plan.
Yeah Nicky Brendon is my biggest draw for comicon. What is actually happening with him in regards to panels? And side note….will he be at the Buffy sinf along? *crosses fingers*
From what I understand the tickets open at 8am and then anything that is on the schedule will be happening. The website hours are more for main events and vendor booth times I think.
Please, can we get clarification on times in the guidebook? Things don’t seem to make sense based on the “official” times.
Convention Floor and Panels are different things.
Yeah, but there are a bunch of panels on the schedule at 2pm, which is before the doors open, even for VIP pass holders. Somehow, I doubt you’re holding panel discussions with nobody in attendance. Is the schedule wrong, or has admittance time changed?
Look is Manu Bennett having a panel or not???? He was scheduled for a panel on Thurs at 6pm– has that changed?????? I want some answers, solid answers.. I bought a VIP ticket based on a thurs panel. I want to Knoooowww ALL things Manu at this comic com.
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