Friday midday events

FRIDAY_12PM1Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell is an American film and television actor, director, writer, producer and author. As a cult film actor, Bruce is best known for his role as Ash Williams in Sam Raimi’s hit Evil Dead film series and he has starred in many low-budget cult films such as CrimewaveManiac Cop, and Bubba Ho-tep. He has since made voice appearances in animated films, including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Cars 2.

Now is your chance to get to know Bruce like you’ve never seen him before! His panel will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the South Ballroom! Don’t miss it!

To read more about Bruce, click here.

Ian Ziering

In 1990, Ian Ziering landed the role that would change his life – “Steve Sanders” on the teen drama, Beverly Hills 90210. The show brought instant, worldwide fame to the cast. Ian was suddenly an international heartthrob and played the role for the show’s entire ten-year run. During his years on 90210 he was also featured in various films and television shows, including Russell Crowe’s No Way BackWhat I Like About You and Melrose Place, to name a few.

In 2013, Ian’s small-budget film Sharknado aired on the SyFy Channel, instantly becoming a social media and worldwide phenomenon. Garnering more than 5,000 tweets per minute during its initial broadcast – more than any other television show to date – Sharknado became an instant science fiction, cult classic and, even received a theatrical release in movie theatres around the world due to its popularity with fans. In the summer of 2014, Ian reprised his role as Fin Shepard in Sharknado 2: The Second One, which like the first one, became a worldwide phenomenon.

Join Ian for a look at the cult classic Syfy original film Sharknado, as well as chat about his career and the future of the popular sea creature/weather disaster series. The panel will be held in the North Ballroom at 1:00 p.m.

Read more about Ian by clicking here.

Battlefield Live Zombie Laser Tag

Do you think you could survive a Zombie Apocalypse? Here’s your chance to test your shooting skills with this laser tag style experience! Battlefield Live’s Zombie Laser Tag will be running all day long in Room 255A, so come stop by and show off your skills. There are four levels of play, each more difficult than the last. A prize awaits all who survive the dreaded ZOMBIE GAUNTLET.

Entry is $10.00 per adult for the first visit and $5 for every subsequent time through. Kids 12 and under are only $5 and can be purchased at the door. Each player will need to have the appropriate Salt Lake Comic Con wristband for the day they wish to participate.

To visit the event page, click here.

Eliza Dushku

Eliza Dushku is known for her roles as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series, Angel, as well as starring in two Fox series, Tru Calling and Dollhouse. She is also known for her roles in films, including True LiesThe New GuyBring It OnWrong Turn and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, as well as her voice work on video games.

Catch Eliza’s panel in the South Ballroom this afternoon at 2:00 p.m.

To learn more about Eliza and her awesome career, click here.

James Hong

James Hong has played in over 500 television and film roles. His career in show business began in the 1950s when he redubbed soundtracks of several Asian films. He dubbed the voices of characters Ogata (Akira Takarada) and Dr. Serizawa (Akihiko Hirata) in the 1956 Godzilla, King of the Monsters!. In 1959, he appeared as a prince on an episode of Walt Disney’s ABC series, Zorro. He also starred as a uniformed man in the 1980 comedy cult film Airplane!.

Hong is perhaps most widely known as the immortal ghost sorcerer Lo Pan in John Carpenter’s cult classic Big Trouble in Little China (1986), as the eye manufacturer Chew in Blade Runner, as Evelyn Mulwray’s loyal and vigilant butler in Chinatown and The Two Jakes, and as the low-rent private eye in Black Widow. He would then appear in the 1989 film The Vineyard.

Hong appeared as a host in a Chinese restaurant on All In the Family‘s 1975 episode “Edith Breaks Out” as well as on the well-known Seinfeld episode “The Chinese Restaurant”. Hong also played a similar role in several episodes of The Big Bang Theory during its first season, as well as in the “Color Blind” episode during the first season of Alias. Hong has also appeared in Tales from the DarksideThe X-FilesThe King of QueensThe West Wing, and Friends. He was also recently seen in the 2013 film R.I.P.D.

See James’ panel at 2:00 p.m. in Room 250A.

To learn more about James, click here.

Cosplay Photo Meet-ups

It’s time to join forces with your fellow cosplayers for Salt Lake Comic Con’s Cosplay Photo Meet Ups! Throughout the convention, Salt Lake Comic Con has scheduled times for cosplayers of various themes to gather together and take some epic photographs. Each Cosplay Photo Meet Up will take place on the stairs near the East Foyer, across from the North Ballroom entrance. Here is a list of today’s Cosplay Photo Meet-ups.

1:15 p.m. – Anime Cosplay
1:45 p.m. – Doctor Who Cosplay
2:15 p.m. – Star Wars Cosplay
2:45 p.m. – Star Trek Cosplay
3:15 p.m. – Disney Cosplay
4:15 p.m. – Comic Book Cosplay
5:15 p.m. – Avengers Cosplay
6:15 p.m. – Fantasy Cosplay
6:45 p.m. – Video Game Cosplay
7:15 p.m. – Deadpool Cosplay

To see the Cosplay Photo Meet-ups page, click here.


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