Salt Lake Tribune: Utah’s FanX expands its universe by reaching beyond the expected stars

It was always Dan Farr’s hope when he co-founded Salt Lake Comic Con to bring more people into the pop-culture convention than the traditional geek audience.

FanX, the springtime sister event to Salt Lake Comic Con, is venturing into that broader territory starting Thursday with guests like Nick Carter, a member of the Backstreet Boys, and Kate Beckinsale, whose film career extends well beyond the “Underworld” vampires-versus-werewolves movies. (The convention is new territory for both celebrities, who have never signed autographs and taken photographs with fans at this kind of event.)

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