SL Comic Con owners announce FanX 2017 lives on; previously canceled festival back on track

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah  Oct. 27, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg — founding fathers of the wildly popular Salt Lake Comic Con — say the spin-off festival known as FanX will indeed live in 2017.

FanX’s fate seemed uncertain when it was it previously announced it would be mothballed in 2017 due to scheduling conflicts at the Salt Palace. Concerns over the festival’s affordability for the average family along with overall fan fatigue were also factors in the decision to skip the FanX next year.

But, in an interview last week with Gephardt Daily, Farr and Brandenburg revealed FanX was a “go” for 2017, although they had yet to determine what degree FanX would change, if at all.

In a statement released Wednesday night, Salt Lake Comic Con formally announced FanX 2017 was a reality, saying the main goal of next year’s festival would be to “produce an intimate, fun, family-oriented, unique, and even MORE AFFORDABLE FanXperience for our attendees.”  

To learn more about Farr and Brandenburg’s decision to move forward with FanX 2017, as well their entrepreneurial exploits in making Salt Lake Comic Con a global concern, click on the video player above.

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