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It's True, Firefly™ and Castle™ Star Nathan Fillion to Attend Salt Lake Comic Con FanX

- The renegade Captain will evade warring factions and authority agents in Salt Lake City at FanX -

SALT LAKE CITY, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no joke! Nathan Fillion, the actor best known as Captain Malcolm Reynolds in Firefly, will be at Salt Lake Comic Con (http://saltlakecomiccon.com/) FanXperience (FanX) on April 17-19, 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Salt Lake Comic Con FanX will take place April 17-19, 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah

In addition to his role in Firefly, Fillion is also known for his current role as Richard Castle in the hit ABC series, Castle. He has appeared in Slither, Internet-distributed films like Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and voice acted in animated films Wonder Woman, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Justice League: Doom and Monsters University as well as the video games Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach.

"We started April Fools yesterday with a joke about a potential FanX guest and a lot of people thought this was another prank, but I'm here to confirm that Nathan will be joining us at Salt Lake Comic Con FanX," said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con FanX Show Producer. "Due to his popular roles in both movies and television Nathan is easily recognizable and always a fan favorite at Comic Cons around the country."

Fillion will be in Salt Lake City for FanX for one day (TBD). He'll sign autographs and participate in a celebrity spotlight panel.

"We're excited that Nathan Fillion will be joining us at FanX and his participation is a big win for our fans. We ran a poll and Nathan was the #1 choice of our fans to bring out as a guest. The fans spoke and we listened," said Bryan Brandenburg, Salt Lake Comic Con VP of Marketing. "We're confident that FanX will be more popular than the inaugural Salt Lake Comic Con. It is celebrity guests like Nathan Fillion, along with many amazing comic creators, entertainers and programming, that will push us to more than 100,000 attendees."

The inaugural Salt Lake Comic Con set the record for largest convention in the state of Utah.  Salt Lake Comic Con FanX is expected to break the previous record with an anticipated 100,000 attendees and the organizers have more than doubled the floor space at the Salt Palace Convention Center. There are 42 celebrity guests coming to FanX including Nathan Fillion, William Shatner, Karen Gillan, Billy Dee Williams, Jason David Frank, Natalie Dormer, Edward James Olmos, Adam Baldwin, many Star Trek: The Next Generation cast members, Karl Urban as well as Chandler Riggs and other cast members of The Walking Dead™ hit television show. Over 100 other guests will lead panels and provide entertainment at Utah's biggest convention.

For more information about Salt Lake Comic Con FanX or to buy tickets, visit the Salt Lake Comic Con website. For the full guest list, use the FanX Guest Finder.

ABOUT SALT LAKE COMIC CON:
Salt Lake Comic Con is organized by Dan Farr Productions in partnership with Media One of Utah, a joint operating agreement between the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News, and ABC4/CW30 of the Nexstar Broadcasting Group. Dan Farr Productions is an event and marketing group devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium celebrities and brands in the pop culture arena. Dan Farr Productions is dedicated to producing spectacular celebrations of popular culture that lead the market in providing exceptional and rewarding experiences for our consumers, fans, celebrity guests, vendors and partners. Find out more at: http://www.SaltLakeComicCon.com, http://www.mediaoneutah.com, http://www.abc4.com/.

Press Contacts:
Jeremy Kartchner
Snapp Conner PR
(801) 994-9625
[email protected]

Bryan Brandenburg
Salt Lake Comic Con
VP of Marketing
(323) 517-0669
[email protected]

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