CONVENTION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CONVENTION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) ‘X-Men’ VR experience coming to Comic-Con http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58210267-223/comic-con-technology-experience.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58210267-223/comic-con-technology-experience.html.csp">‘X-Men’ VR experience coming to Comic-Con</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DERRIK J. LANG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T07:59:49.583-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 07:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X. 20th Century Fox has created an “X-Men”-themed virtual reality stunt especially for the pop-culture convention, which kicks off Thursday in San Diego. The interactive digital experience utilizes the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, which is not yet available to consumers, to simulate the fictional Cerebro technology used to track down mutants by the character portrayed by Patrick Stewart...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582102672014-07-22T07:59:49.583-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T07:59:49.583-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58210267@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:59:49 MDT Are three cons too many for Salt Lake? FantasyCon fans say no http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58147082-78/fantasycon-salt-lake-con.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58147082-78/fantasycon-salt-lake-con.html.csp">Are three cons too many for Salt Lake? FantasyCon fans say no</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matthew Piper</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T11:01:42.796-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 11:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City has gone from zero to three large-scale geek gatherings in less than a year, and FantasyCon seems destined to be measured against the other two episodes in the burgeoning con trilogy. The Salt Palace floor is a little less crowded during FantasyCon than during September’s Salt Lake Comic Con and April’s FanX. The entertainment-to-vendor ratio is probably higher. But were the appetites of Utah geeks already sated? “No!” said FantasyCon attendee Caesar Reese at Saturday’s finale, fe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58147082@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 11:01:42 MDT Rolly: Primary elections validate Count My Vote http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58118799-82/sltrib-vote-cozzens-republican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58118799-82/sltrib-vote-cozzens-republican.html.csp">Rolly: Primary elections validate Count My Vote</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T15:47:01.67-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 03:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Recent primary election results in two legislative races and messy fights among leaders of the Republican Party make clear why Utah’s candidate nominating system needed to be changed. Small pockets of party activists have controlled the caucus/convention system that decides who will be on the ballot for years. Since the Utah Legislature this year passed a compromise bill to stop the Count My Vote petition drive for a ballot initiative that would have changed the system to a direct primary, those...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58118799@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:47:01 MDT News roundup: Dallas or Denver for GOP '16 convention http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58112538-64/trib-dnews-utah-attends.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58112538-64/trib-dnews-utah-attends.html.csp">News roundup: Dallas or Denver for GOP '16 convention</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T06:22:03.814-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 06:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">RNC convention comes down to Dallas or Denver. Daw gets revenge against Layton. Shurtleff/Swallow donor settles fraud case. Happy Wednesday. The Republican National Committee could possible announce this morning that its 2016 convention will be in Dallas, or at least that the final two candidates for the big gathering are Dallas and Denver, according to a Denver station. The other two candidates for the nominating convention, Kansas City and Cleveland, lack the infrastructure the RNC wants...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58112538@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 06:22:03 MDT Model-T drives to Utah capitol http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58075844-90/utah-coltharp-model-1924.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58075844-90/utah-coltharp-model-1924.html.csp">Model-T drives to Utah capitol</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-17T21:09:20.808-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 09:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, under umbrella, laughs as Hugh Coltharp demonstrates the windshield wipers on his 1924 Model T Ford outside of the State Capitol on Tuesday. Coltharp and other members of the Utah Chapter Lincoln Highway Association are participating in the club’s annual national conference in Tooele this week. The convention continues through Saturday.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58075844@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:09:20 MDT Salt Lake City bows out of race for 2016 Democratic convention http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58046606-90/convention-lake-salt-democratic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58046606-90/convention-lake-salt-democratic.html.csp">Salt Lake City bows out of race for 2016 Democratic convention</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-09T21:37:49.653-06:00">Updated Jun 9, 2014 09:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City won’t join the competition to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention — despite being chosen as a finalist and invited to bid for the event. Mayor Ralph Becker’s spokesman, Art Raymond, said that, in the final analysis, other cities already had a sizable head start on Utah’s capital. “The overall evaluation of whether or not to proceed was really based on watching some of the contenders and cities that were very adamant about their enthusiasm to be a host for 2016 and clearly...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58046606@www.sltrib.com Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:37:49 MDT Op-ed: Education shows caucus-convention advantages http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58028767-82/caucus-process-adams-boston.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58028767-82/caucus-process-adams-boston.html.csp">Op-ed: Education shows caucus-convention advantages</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brandon Beckham</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-06T16:54:01.766-06:00">Updated Jun 6, 2014 04:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Recently, a group of upper echelon politicians pushed a statewide initiative, Count My Vote, to change Utah’s election process to a format that appeared to be more advantageous for wealthy candidates. CMV spent over $1.2 million to dismantle Utah’s established caucus system and install a direct primary. As one of the founders of a counter campaign, I witnessed an eye-opening problem: many of those signing the petition not only didn’t understand what they were signing, but also lacked knowledge o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58028767@www.sltrib.com Fri, 06 Jun 2014 16:54:01 MDT Diversity an issue as BookExpo America convention opens http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57993465-79/diversity-non-association-publishing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57993465-79/diversity-non-association-publishing.html.csp">Diversity an issue as BookExpo America convention opens</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HILLEL ITALIE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-27T13:13:01.416-06:00">Updated May 27, 2014 01:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Three years ago, guest speaker Mindy Kaling joked that publishing’s annual national convention, BookExpo America, resembled “a high school reunion where all the jocks were killed in a plane crash, and all the minorities, too.” Little seems to have changed. From Wednesday to Saturday, tens of thousands of publishers, authors, agents and librarians will meet at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York for a convention predominantly organized by whites, spotlighting books predominantly wri...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-579934652014-05-27T13:13:01.416-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-27T13:13:01.416-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57993465@www.sltrib.com Tue, 27 May 2014 13:13:01 MDT