SF Gate: Female fans form near half of Salt Lake Comic Con’s base

(SF Gate) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When Salt Lake’s homegrown geek and pop culture convention comes to town, one thing is clear looking at the bustling convention floor, the lines of fans flooding through the doors and the staffers working behind the scenes.

They may not have superpowers, but female fans form an impressive league, accounting for 47 percent of Salt Lake Comic Con’s base, according to organizers.

They’re women like Jennifer Smart, who is building a new career around the portraits and statues she makes entirely of Lego bricks.

They’re women like Marial Clark, who has found camaraderie and encouragement in fitness challenges and cosplay groups connected to the event (…)