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ANIME FESTIVAL at Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience

Long Live Anime! Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience presents the 2014 Anime Festival; celebrating some of the very best the genre has to offer. See Akira, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (just to name a few) as well as panels, celebrity appearances and much, much more!

Films will be screening all three days of Salt Lake Comic Con FanX at the Gateway Megaplex 12 Theaters. Entry is free for anyone with a current FanX wristband.

All film screenings and panels will take place at the Megaplex Theater at the Gateway.

**Schedule and presenters subject to change**

Gateway Shuttle:

Want a fast way to get over to the Gateway Mall for parking or the Anime Festival? Take the Shuttle! The Shuttle will be running from 11am-7pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday!

The Gateway Shuttle will be leaving from the northeast corner of the Salt Palace on the hour and half hour (for example: 11:00am and 11:30am), and will stop at two places at the Gateway: (1) Under the sky-bridge near the Megaplex Theater and (2) at parking at the Gateway.

The Gateway Shuttle will be leaving from the shuttle stop near the Megaplex Theater at the Gateway on the quarter hour and three-quarter hour (for example: 11:15am and 11:45am) and it will return to the northeast corner of the Salt Palace.

 

Schedule:

 

Thursday, April 17th

Event: “Summer Wars” (Japanese Language with English Subtitles)
Running Time: 114 Minutes
Rating: PG-13
Sponsor: Megaplex Theaters and Salt Lake Comic Con
Presented by: Hraefn Wulfson
When: Thursday, April 17th – 10:30am

Event: “Steamboy” (Japanese Language with English Subtitles)
Running Time: 126 Minutes
Rating: PG-13
Sponsor: Absinthe Hair and Grooming Parlor, Megaplex Theaters and Salt Lake Comic Con
Presented by: David Boyd – Owner: Absinthe Hair and Grooming Parlor
When: Thursday, April 17th – 1pm

Event: “Howl’s Moving Castle” (Japanese Language with English Subtitles)
Running Time: 119 Minutes
Rating: PG
Sponsor: Megaplex Theaters and Salt Lake Comic Con
Presented by: Hraefn Wulfson (Default)
When: Thursday, April 17th – 4:30pm

Event: “Utah Fan Independent Film Showcase”
Sponsor: Red Coral Films, Killship, Ex Machina Films, Rare Legend Films, Parking Garage Pictures, Megaplex Theaters and Salt Lake Comic Con
Presented by: Utah Filmmakers
When: Thursday, April 17th – 7pm
Details: Join in the fun of fan-dome with this collection of films by talented Utah Filmmakers!
This Showcase includes:

  • The Official Trailer for the upcoming comedy feature from Rare Legend Films, “Adopting Trouble”
  • Killship brings us the comedy/horror short film, “Gnashing” and their latest comedic short, “Shoe”
  • Our feature presentation is the Sci-Fi Comedy, “Point B”, from Red Coral Films

There will be Q&A with the filmmakers following the presentation as well as a sneak peek at two future projects from Ex Machina Films and Parking Garage Pictures. Don’t miss this opportunity to see some of the best Utah has to offer and meet the amazing teams who make it all happen!

Event: “Princess Mononoke” (Japanese Language with English Subtitles)
Running Time: 133 Minutes
Rating: PG-13
Sponsor: Too Many Legs Animation Studio, Megaplex Theaters and Salt Lake Comic Con
Presented by: Ian Johnston – CEO: Too Many Legs Animation Studio
When: Thursday, April 17th – 9:30pm

 

 

Friday, April 18th

Event: “Castle in the Sky” (English Dubbed Version)
Running Time: 126 Minutes
Rating: PG
Sponsor: Megaplex Theaters and Salt Lake Comic Con
Presented by: Hraefn Wulfson
When: Friday, April 18th – 11am

Event: Panel Discussion “Subtitled vs Dubbed Anime”
Sponsor: Megaplex Theaters and Salt Lake Comic Con
Moderated by: Hraefn Wulfson
When: Friday, April 18th – 1pm

Event: Comedy Program “Who’s Line is it Anime”
Running Time: 114 Minutes
Rating: PG-13
Sponsor: Off Broadway’s Laughingstock, Megaplex Theaters and Salt Lake Comic Con
Presented by: Off Broadway’s Laughingstock
When: Friday, April 18th – 2:30pm

Event: “Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children” Japanese Language with English Subtitles
Running Time: 101 Minutes
Rating: PG
Sponsor: Megaplex Theaters and Salt Lake Comic Con
Presented by: The Dirty Boys Performance Troupe
When: Friday, April 18th – 4:30pm

Event: 2014 FanXperience Laugh Out Loud Comedy Short Competition
Sponsor: Megaplex Theaters and Salt Lake Comic Con
Presented by: Cate Allen KTALK Radio 630 AM On-air Personality
When: Friday, April 18th – 7pm

Event: “Skinwalker Ranch”
Running Time: 86 Minutes
Rating: R
Sponsor: Deep Studios, Megaplex Theaters and Salt Lake Comic Con
When: Friday, April 18th – 9:30pm

Event: Discussion Panel “Skinwalker Ranch” Filmmakers
Sponsor: Deep Studios, Megaplex Theaters and Salt Lake Comic Con
When: Friday, April 18th – 11:30pm

 

 

Saturday, April 19th

Event: “My Neighbor Totoro” (English Dubbed Version)
Running Time: 86 Minutes
Rating: G
Sponsor: Megaplex Theaters and Salt Lake Comic Con
Presented by: Hraefn Wulfson (Default)
When: Saturday, April 19th – 11am

Event: “Origin: Spirits of the Past” (Japanese Language with English Subtitles)
Running Time: 94 Minutes
Rating: PG-13
Sponsor: Megaplex Theaters and Salt Lake Comic Con
Presented by: Hraefn Wulfson
When: Saturday, April 19th – 1pm

Event: Discussion Panel “Pokemon and the Culture of Violence”
Sponsor: Megaplex Theaters and Salt Lake Comic Con
Moderated by: Hraefn Wulfson
When: Saturday, April 19th – 3pm

Event: “Godzilla: The 1954 Japanese Original” (Japanese Language with English Subtitles)
Running Time: 96 Minutes
Rating: PG
Sponsor: ParaCon 2014, Megaplex Theaters and Salt Lake Comic Con
Presented by: Richard Grieco
When: Saturday, April 19th – 4:15pm
Note: Richard Grieco will be signing autographs at the Megaplex. No FanX pass required. 

Event: Discussion Panel “Godzilla Past, Present and Future: Why we still love the Beast”
Sponsor: Megaplex Theaters and Salt Lake Comic Con
Moderated by: Hraefn Wulfson
When: Saturday, April 19th – 6pm

Event: “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” Japanese Language with English Subtitles
Running Time: 117 Minutes
Rating: PG
Sponsor: x96, Megaplex Theaters and Salt Lake Comic Con
Presented by: Bill Allred x96 FM On-air Personality
When: Saturday, April 19th – 7pm

Event: “Akira” (Japanese Language with English Subtitles)
Running Time: 124 Minutes
Rating: R
Sponsor: 106.5 FM, Megaplex Theaters and Salt Lake Comic Con
Presented by: Hooker 106.5 FM On-air Personality
When: Saturday, April 19th – 9:30pm

 

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