Sunday, January 26, 2014

FANTASY CON 2014! July 3,4,5!

July 3,4,5 at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah

This 15-foot rock monster will be at Fantasy Con! 
Fantasy Con (not to be confused with Comic Con) represents science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, medieval and renaissance. SO FUN! It will be a family friendly event with vendors of all kinds, live entertainment, interactive characters, live LARPing battles (Live Action Role Play), cosplay (Costume Play), a 30-foot tall dragon with a 54-foot wingspan, kids archery area, 30-foot sentinels at the entrance, waterfall in the entrance, large battle arena with live action battles, entertainment stage, film festival, multiple panel discussions, fireworks show on July 5th at the Gateway, Cosplay parade on the morning of July 4th in downtown Salt Lake City and celebrity autograph sessions with BIG names from the performing, literary and visual arts (see list of celebrities below). Visit the Fantasy Con site for more information on ticket prices, vendor information and other events!

Celebrity guests (in alphabetical order by first name):

11 celebrities from THE HOBBIT and LORD OF THE RINGS

Adam Brown (Ori from The Hobbit trilogy)
Billy Boyd (Peregrin "Pippin" Took from The Lord of the Rings trilogy)
Graham McTavish (Dwalin from The Hobbit trilogy)
Jed Brophy (Nori from The Hobbit trilogy)
John Callen (Oin from The Hobbit trilogy)

John Rhys-Davies (Gimli from The Lord of the Rings trilogy)
Ken Stott (Balin from The Hobbit trilogy)
Peter Hambleton (Gloin from The Hobbit trilogy)
Royd Tolkien (director/actor and great-grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien
who was author of The Hobbit and LOTR)
Claudia Christian (CastleGrimmBabylon 5Quantum LeapHighlander)
Doug Jones (prolific actor and contortionist, Pan's Labyrinth)
K.C. Collins (Lost GirlSaving hopeRobocop)
Mark Singer (The Beastmaster and Beastmaster series, Batman animated series, V)
Mark Pellegrino (LostSupernaturalDexter)
Mark Ryan (actor, singer, writer, action director, Transformers)
Mark Sheppard (Supernatural24Battlestar GalacticaStar Trek: Voyager)
Paul Amos (Lost GirlMurdoch Mysteries)
Rachel Skarsten (Lost GirlBeauty and the BeastFlashpoint)
Renee O'Connor (Gabrielle from Xena: Warrior Princess, & Hercules)
Rose McGowan (young Cora from Once Upon A Time)

Guests Panelists include:
Bradley Voytek (zombie neuroscience expert)
Brandon Sanderson (sci/fi-fantasy author)
Chance Thomas (composer)
Doug Adams (author and musicologist)
Kid History (video shorts on Youtube)
Paul Genesse (fantasy author)
Sneaky Zebra (Geek programming, parodies, & cosplay music videos on Youtube)
The One (info on everything Tolkien)
Utah Women in Film (educational organization)

Guest Cosplayers include:
Destiny Nickelsen - Harley Quinn (Injustice Gods Among Us), Elsa (Frozen), White Phoenix (X-Men), Juliet Starling (Lollipop Chainsaw), Princess Vivian (Dragon’s Crown), Elizabeth (Bioshock Infinite), Super Sailor Moon (Sailor Moon Super S), Red Mist (Kick-Ass), Supergirl (Supergirl/Superman/DC), Scarlett (Killer Is Dead)

Kristen Hughey - Costumer and founder of the charity HEROIC which proceeds profit foundations such as Make-A-Wish and ASPCA

Linsay Elyse - Blood Elf (World of Warcraft), Tifa (FFVII), Master Chief (Halo), Lara Croft (Tomb Raider), Jecht (FFX), Navi (Zelda), (League of Legends), Luigi (Super Mario), Connor (Assassin’s Creed), Han Solo (Star Wars)

Monika Lee - Little Sister (Bioshock), Rogue (X-Men), Wizard (Diablo 3), Steampunk/Victorian Poison Ivy, Summoner Yuna (Final Fantasy X), Blackbeard (Assassin’s Creed 4), Sailor Mars (Sailor Moon), Demon Hunter (Diablo 3), Lara Croft (Tomb Raider: Legend ), Elizabeth (Bioshock Infinite)

Riddle - Modern Wasp (Marvel), Huntress (Batman), Evil Mary Marvel (DC comics / SHAZAM), Snow white (Disney), Rocketeer (IDW/Rocketeer), Princess Leia (Star Wars), Hell Girl (Hellboy/Darkhorse/Mike Mignola), Rosette (Chrono Crusade), Ice (DC Comics Justice league), Alita (Battle Angel Alita)

Stella Chuu - Ivy Valentine (Soul Calibur), Psylocke (Marvel Comics), Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion), Burlesque Batwoman (DC Comics), Mako Mori (Pacific Rim), Inori Yuzuriha (Guilty Crown), Alisa Bosconovitch (Tekken), Sakizou Knocker (Sakizou Art), Vaporeon gijinka (Cowslip art. Pokemon), Kaneda (Akira)

Guest artists include: 


My brothers, Nathan and Kit Rees, owners of SQUISHY ANIMATION (logo on right) created an awesome animated DRAGON for the Fantasy Con site, and they did most ALL of the graphics on the web site. Nathan is a huge participator in the entire event, and good friends with the creator/organizer,  Josh Patel

I'm excited to be at Fantasy Con as a vendor selling my medieval romantic adventure fiction, SHADOWS OF VALOR.


"LIKE" Fantasy Con on Facebook!

Other places to follow Fantasy Con:

The Salt Palace Convention Center is located at 100 SW Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah

No comments:

Post a Comment