09 September 2013

SLC Comic Con 2013

Seven family members


Costumes


Three days

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Celebrities

Authors

Artists  Vendors  50,000+ people


Laughing


Sidling through crowds and

Talking with strangers while standing in line




Listening to panels


Autographs


Total Geek Culture Coolness

 for Father's and Son

for little ones 

And the exotic 
(yes, a real snake) 


Overall our three days at Salt Lake City's first Comic Con was a fun family event. The attendance numbers on Saturday reach close to 80,000 people making records for the largest first comic con. Even with those overwhelming numbers the organizers did a great job with lots of last minute planning as more and more guest agreed to come and be a part of this event. I thought the number and variate of panels astounding. I mostly went to panels on writing. The authors and others in the writing field hosting the panels were professional, fun and educational. I went to a few celebrity things and found Clair Coffee (Adaline a hexenbeast on Grimm) to be delightful and funny. We chatted with Kevin Sorbo and learned he (okay, his wife) home schools their three kids and they travel to wherever dad is working. 

We are already talking about costumes for next year.