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Herald Extra: Marvel icon Stan Lee, ‘Weird Al,’ ‘Princess Bride’ actors among guests announced for Salt Lake Comic Con FanX

(Daily Herald) With Marvel films dominating the box office year after year, and characters such as Spider-Man and The Fantastic Four coming in on multiple big screen incarnations, it’s safe to say Salt Lake Comic Con’s founders are paying attention to what fans want when it comes to their conventions. Just check the guest list announced this week at a preliminary press conference for the upcoming Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience if you need proof.

When it comes to Marvel Comics, there’s no one more iconic or acclaimed than the Marvel Universe’s founder himself, Stan Lee, who marked only the beginning of a pretty diverse guest lineup pegged for attendance at the March 17-18 convention.

Also scheduled to attend are previously announced guests John Rhys-Davies, Wallace Shawn and Michael Cudlitz, with the 11 a.m. press conference at the Utah State Capitol Rotunda announcing the addition of “Weird Al” Yankovic, Judge Reinhold, Chris Sarandon, Cary Elwes, Adrian Paul, Khary Payton and Tara Strong.

Though Lee’s reputation tends to speak for itself — the Comic Con alum is behind the creation of an entire comic book universe and is well-known for his popular cameo appearances in Marvel films — the rest of the guest lineup lends itself to a wide variety of other fandoms, including Utah favorite “The Princess Bride,” which according to Salt Lake Comic Con Show Producer and Co-Founder Dan Farr, is one of the highlights of the upcoming event.

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