(Daily Herald) – Five years ago, Salt Lake Comic Con was a brand new concept dreamed up by co-founders Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg and originally slated to fill just one vendor hall at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy.
However, due to incredible community support and response, the event quickly outgrew the entirety of its initially intended venue and ended up at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, featuring guests such as actor William Shatner (known for his role as Captain Kirk in the original “Star Trek” series), Adam West and Burt Ward (Batman and Robin from the classic “Batman” television show) and comic book legend Stan Lee, master of the Marvel comic universe.
“When we first started planning, our anticipation was really 8,000 to 15,000 people,” Farr said of the event in a 2015 interview. “We had one with the option of two halls at the South Towne (Expo) Center. … Our expectation from the beginning was significantly blown away by a long shot.”(…)