CONVENTION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CONVENTION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Salt Lake hires California attorney to fight San Diego Comic-Con lawsuit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58317908-78/salt-lake-diego-comic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58317908-78/salt-lake-diego-comic.html.csp">Salt Lake hires California attorney to fight San Diego Comic-Con lawsuit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T21:43:34.981-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 09:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In its legal battle with San Diego Comic-Con, Salt Lake Comic Con has armed itself with a lawyer right from their persecutors’ own coast. Salt Lake announced Wednesday that they have hired Sterling Brennan, of the law firm Maschoff Brennan, to represent them in their trademark infringement dispute with San Diego. The flagship pop culture convention sued Salt Lake earlier this month, arguing that their similar name confuses people into thinking the two events are associated. Brennan happens to b...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58317908@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:43:34 MDT San Diego Comic-Con sues Salt Lake over name http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276989-78/comic-con-salt-diego.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58276989-78/comic-con-salt-diego.html.csp">San Diego Comic-Con sues Salt Lake over name</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T22:07:32.274-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 10:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Diego Comic-Con’s beef with Salt Lake Comic Con’s similar name has escalated, with the flagship pop culture convention formally filing a lawsuit against the burgeoning newcomer. San Diego filed its complaint Thursday in U.S. District Court in Southern California, seeking both damages and an injunction. The suit alleges Salt Lake’s use of “comic con” in its name is trademark infringement and constitutes a “false designation of origin,” confusing the public into thinking that the two conventi...</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> 58276989@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 22:07:32 MDT Salt Lake formally rebukes San Diego Comic-Con http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58267121-223/diego-san-comic-con.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58267121-223/diego-san-comic-con.html.csp">Salt Lake formally rebukes San Diego Comic-Con</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T22:45:11.931-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 10:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake Comic Con has no intention of bending to San Diego Comic-Con’s whim and change its name. “Everybody knows that your attorney will tell you that you can win, so we’ve been assured that we can win,” said Salt Lake Comic Con co-founder and chief marketing officer Bryan Brandenburg. “But we’ve also done our own research … and we all agree that we have every right to use Comic Con.” Co-founder Dan Farr said they spoke with San Diego’s team Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, and “they are...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267121@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:45:11 MDT Salt Lake, San Diego comic con name feud would set precedent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58229373-78/comic-con-diego-san.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58229373-78/comic-con-diego-san.html.csp">Salt Lake, San Diego comic con name feud would set precedent</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T20:27:24.583-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 08:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A legal battle brewing between the behemoth San Diego Comic-Con and Salt Lake City’s young and burgeoning counterpart could have lasting ramifications for dozens of other comic book conventions. San Diego Comic-Con is warning Salt Lake Comic Con to change its name or face legal repercussions, arguing that the similar name can confuse people into thinking the two are affiliated. If the issue lands in court, Salt Lake City organizers say, dozens of other events that use the same name will be thre...</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> 58229373@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:27:24 MDT Comic-Con’s dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229648-68/comic-con-consent-geeks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58229648-68/comic-con-consent-geeks.html.csp">Comic-Con’s dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SANDY COHEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Entertainment Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-27T14:04:22.666-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 02:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Diego • Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend’s Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue — allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival. Geeks for CONsent, founded by three women from Philadelphia, gathered nearly 2,600 signatures on an online petition supporting a formal anti-harassment policy at Comic-Con. Conventioneers told Geeks for CONsent they had been groped, followed and unwillingly photographed during...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582296482014-07-27T14:04:22.666-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-27T14:04:22.666-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58229648@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:04:22 MDT San Diego Comic-Con unhappy with Salt Lake’s con http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58227521-78/comic-con-diego-san.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58227521-78/comic-con-diego-san.html.csp">San Diego Comic-Con unhappy with Salt Lake’s con</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T11:09:00.297-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 11:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Diego Comic-Con is not a fan of Salt Lake Comic Con’s similar name. The organizers of the biggest comic book convention in America sent a cease and desist letter on Friday to the coordinators of Salt Lake City’s convention — the third largest — telling them to stop using “Comic Con” in the name. While the Utahns disagree, the San Diego convention’s lawyers argue that “Comic Con” is their trademark. “Attendees, exhibitors and fans seeing use of ‘Comic Con’ in connection with your convention ...</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> 58227521@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:09:00 MDT ‘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