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ON SEPTEMBER 21, Salt Lake Comic Con opened their doors to approximately 180,000 people from Utah and out of the state, ac- cording to the saltlakecomiccon. com website.

Salt lake Comic Con included special events such as Cosplay Crossroads, where people dressed up in cosplay will participate in a parade around the building. Photo ops with celebrity guest ranged from $60-$200. This year, a gam- ing lounge was added for gamers, and some visitors were able to play demos for upcoming games.

In order to get into Comic Con, visitors had to purchase

passes from a variety of options. Thursday’s entrance fee was $20 per person and raised more by each day. Two main

passes were sold out, The VIP Pass start- ing at $250 which in- cludes three days of Comic Con, express lines, a $30 Photo Op Voucher, and a Comic Con collectible.

The Vendor Hall was packed with picture booths, Funko Pop gures, comic books, and a lot of Merchandise. I expected to see a lot more Wonder Woman accessories due to it being the highest grossing female super- hero lm debuting on the silver screen this year.

This year at Comic Con, I expected a Justice League vs. In n- ity War rivalry and I was not dis- appointed at all. I asked vendors which lm they would prefer to watch if they were released on the same day and sixty percent of vendors said they would go watch Infinity War instead of Justice League. Many were dressed as Spiderman due its homecoming release.

Comic Con was a blast this year, it was de nitely one for the books. There was a lot of variety when it came to cosplays and merchandise. I have never seen so many Funko Pop gures in my life: expensive but so worth it.

This year was the most diverse when it came to cosplay ideas. The gaming lounge added an extra spice to the convention. A good number of people went for the gaming section of the conven- tion. Destiny 2 was played and it turned out to be a huge hit for the visitors.

I rate this year’s Comic Con a 9.3 out of 10. I am convinced nextyearitwillbea10outof 10 because it’ll be bigger, Be- ing the fth year. With more than 180,000 visitors, it’s one of the most popular events in the state. I recommend anyone interested to attend next year.

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