The Davis Clipper: Escaping together at Salt Lake Comic Con

 SALT LAKE CITY –  (…) More than 120,000 people, including thousands of Davis County fans, did just that at last weekend’s Salt Lake Comic Con. The convention, which kicked off with a special panel by “Star Wars” star Mark Hamill at the Vivant Smart Home Arena, featured three days of fan favorite celebrities, movie premieres, and panel discussions on a variety of movies, books, video games, TV shoes and more.

“It’s an escape,” said Bountiful resident Dean Anderson. “You don’t have to worry about politics or what’s going on in the world. It’s just fun.”

The biggest event of the convention was the Mark Hamill panel, which marked the star’s only convention appearance for the entire year. The lower bowl of the arena was almost entirely filled, with some fans even taking seats in the upper bowl, and officially set the world record for the largest comic con panel.

“Thousands and thousands of my new best friends,” said Hamill during the panel. “It’s exactly like you’re sitting in my living room, except I won’t be serving snacks and no, you can’t use the bathroom.”

Hamill hinted at the end of the panel that he would like to return to Salt Lake Comic Con again. The fans seemed just as happy to have him here.

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