Kyle J. Steenblik

Kyle’s adventures at FanX 2015

Kyle’s adventures at FanX 2015

The Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Xperience ran this past January 29 through the 31st at the Salt Palace Convention Center.  This FanX was different from last year in several ways.  The fist being that it was about half the size, with ticket sales limited to about 50,000, and a reduction in guests and panels, […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Evermore, Forevermore, at Salt Lake Comic Con

Evermore, Forevermore, at Salt Lake Comic Con

We were first introduced to Evermore Park during Salt Lake Comic Con’s FanX this past April.  Since then we have  kept an eye on the project, eagerly awaiting opening day.  When we got word of Evermore Park expanding their exhibit for the 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con we were very excited to see what they […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Salt Lake Comic Con is a serious convention for serious geeks.

Salt Lake Comic Con is a serious convention for serious geeks.

Salt Lake Comic Con 2014 has ended, some of us have mostly recovered, and the spoils of the weekend are being sorted and posted.  Some of us made new friends, some realized countless hours in a hot crowded building has an overall negative impact to general body odor, and some of us found reminders that […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

The Doctors were in … Salt lake City.

The Doctors were in … Salt lake City.

Doctors 6 Colin Baker, and 8 Paul Mcgann were in Salt Lake City for Salt Lake Comic Con, and this is one Doctor Who geek that was very excited to have the opportunity to meet them, and hear them talk about their time in the TARDIS.  Before I had the chance to meet with and […]

 Alan Smithee

SLCC 2014 – Cary Elwes Panel

SLCC 2014 – Cary Elwes Panel

I’ve finally figured out what I’ve been doing wrong when it comes to conventions over the last couple of years. For some reason I wasn’t have as much fun as others seemed to be having. Turns out I was doing it so horribly wrong. You actually have to attend panels in order to have a […]

 Alan Smithee

Dubbed Vs. Subbed Anime – My First SLCC Panel

Dubbed Vs. Subbed Anime – My First SLCC Panel

As the WPR brand tends to be better known in the world (specifically Utah in this case) I can only imagine the adventures we writers on ye olde blog will be able to have. Tonight, I had a grand old adventure, and well…I survived my first panel. You read that right, your good buddy Xopher […]

 Jasen

Mick Garris Interview Part 2

Mick Garris Interview Part 2

Mick Garris to me is arguably one of the most inspiring and down right nicest person in Hollywood. To me he’s been one of the most inspiring persons in my life. I was lucky to do two awesome interviews with him. The first you can read here. This portion of the interview was taken the […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Salt Lake Comic Con announces first guests

Salt Lake Comic Con announces first guests

Last September the first Salt Lake Comic Con was a much larger success than anyone expected. next came the Fan Xperience, which blew the roof off the Salt Palace Convention Center with attendance breaching the 100,000 mark. Now is time for the second anual Salt Lake Comic Con. The initial guest lists includes; Christopher Lloyd, […]

 Jasen

Mick Garris Talks About His Career and Previous Issues With Fear Itself

Mick Garris Talks About His Career and Previous Issues With Fear Itself

I chose not to come back to the show and this was before it ever started shooting. So all the rewrites were done after that— in a non-union way. I couldn’t approve of that as a member of the writers guild. I saw the notes come in from network and notes come in from studio. […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

SLCC FanX KidCon was fantastic.

SLCC FanX KidCon was fantastic.

Day two of Salt Lake Comic Con’s Fan Xperience started early, which for us grown up types is fine.  However, for the miniature humans we call children the excitement of getting to skip school for the day is somewhat mitigated by waking up around 6am.  The only thing that really helps a serious case of […]

 Jasen

Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson Interview

Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson Interview

At 62 years old, Cassandra Peterson is still the ghoul of my dreams. She was my first crush, and probably the reason I’m still attracted to morbid older women today. As a child I wore out the tape on more than one copy of Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. Now I own it on DVD, as […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Kyle’s Fan Xperience wrapup

Kyle’s Fan Xperience wrapup

My experience in the Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Xperience is a simple one, simple, yet great.  I had the opportunity to experience some new things, see new and unique artwork, and artisanship.  I met many new people, made some new friends, and discovered I need to invest in a pair of very comfortable shoes.  […]

 Alan Smithee

How Not To Convention

How Not To Convention

A strange thing happened this week. I attended a convention and instead of feeling complete bliss at being around other convention goers who share a love for all things geek, I instead felt horribly depressed following my departure each day from the event. This is in no way part a reflection of the convention I […]

 Alan Smithee

Announcing The Superhero 5k

Announcing The Superhero 5k

I had the distinct pleasure of running into the folks from The Superhero 5k at SLCC FanX today and I have to say that it sounds like a fabulous idea. There may already be other similar races, yes that much is true, but this is going to be the only one that coincides on a […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

GeekDad Report: Salt Lake Comic Con’s FanX Kid-Con

GeekDad Report: Salt Lake Comic Con’s FanX Kid-Con

The Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Experience (FanX) is fast approaching and passes are selling fast.  That means one thing for GeekDads (and GeekMoms), it is time to make a very important decision (assuming you have not already made the right decision).  Do you bring your kids to the Con, or leave them home under […]