Fan-X 2017 headliners announced at Utah State Capitol … by Erin Collard

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 11, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — There was a mix of drama and fantasy at Utah’s Capitol Hill on Wednesday, as men and women clad in tights and capes — some carrying swords, others light sabers — gathered to fight injustice throughout the universe.

No, it wasn’t opening day at the Utah state legislature; it was the long-awaited announcement of headliners attending this year’s Fan-X, being held March 11 and 12 at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Erin Collard — the better half of the dynamic duo known far and wide as Todd and Erin — was in the thick of it.

To get a glimpse of the cosplay pageantry click on her video above.

Headliners include:

• Stan Lee, known for creating or co-creating such Marvel Comics characters as Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Thor, the Fantastic Four Daredevil and the X-Men. Lee, 94, also served as Marvel Comic’s former president and chairman.

• “Weird Al” Yankovic, multi-Grammy winner for parody songs, including “Like a Surgeon,” “Amish Paradise,” “Eat It” and “Smells Like Nirvana.”

• Tara Strong of “The Justice League” (Harley Quinn), “The Powerpuff Girls” and “The Fairly Odd Parents.”

• Michael Cudlitz of “The Walking Dead” (Abraham), “Southland,” “The Negotiator” and “Surrogates.”

• Khary Payton of “The Walking Dead” (Ezekiel), “Teen Titans, Go!” and “Astronaut: The Last Push.”

• Cary Elwes of “The Princess Bride” (Wesley), “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and “Saw.”

• Chris Sarandon of “The Princess Bride” (Prince Humperdinck), “Night Fright” and “Child’s Play.”

• Wallace Shawn of “Princess Bride” (Vizzini),  “Toy Story” (Rex), “My Dinner with Andre” and “The Haunted Mansion.”

• John Rhys-Davis of “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Lord of the Rings” and “Aladdin.”

• Adrian Paul of the “Highlander” series.

• Judge Reinhold of “Beverly Hills Cop,” “The Santa Clause” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”

More guests are likely to be added. For more information on Fan-X, click here.

To see some of the fans who turned out for the announcement, check out the gallery below.


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