CONVENTION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CONVENTION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Rampell: Atlantic City is going broke, again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58407167-82/atlantic-america-casinos-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58407167-82/atlantic-america-casinos-state.html.csp">Rampell: Atlantic City is going broke, again</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T13:50:07.097-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 01:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. • The get-rich-quick town is going broke. Again. On a recent breezy Saturday night, row after row of slot machines at the Trump Plaza sat eerily unused, their symmetrical, semi-synchronized blinking creating a sort of hall-of-mirrors effect. In a few days, almost immediately after Miss America contestants pack up their sashes, the casino will close. The Revel, a $2.4 billion gleaming white elephant completed only after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie offered $261 million ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58407167@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:50:07 MDT Pants-dropper cannot escape Salt Lake Comic Con’s League of Justice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58388954-78/salt-lake-pants-lougy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58388954-78/salt-lake-pants-lougy.html.csp">Pants-dropper cannot escape Salt Lake Comic Con’s League of Justice</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T22:30:57.698-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 10:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Drop your pants and undies at convention of superheroes and be sure that justice will, eventually, triumph. Salt Lake City police Detective Cody Lougy said a 34-year-old man waddled out of a restroom with his pants and underwear down around his ankles, exposing his genitalia not only to youngsters in the children’s section of Salt Lake Comic Con on Friday afternoon — but a crew filming the event. “When he noticed the cameras, he took off,” Lougy said. The man, pants now hitched up, blended into...</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> 58388954@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:30:57 MDT A sold-out Comic Con helps children with cancer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58381495-223/salt-lake-comic-convention.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58381495-223/salt-lake-comic-convention.html.csp">A sold-out Comic Con helps children with cancer</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="2014-09-07T10:57:07.695-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 10:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">This weekend, Salt Lake Comic Con became a superhero to children in need. The comic convention donated all of the proceeds from a 5k run — held in June — and its red carpet party Saturday night to Millie’s Princess Foundation, a Utah-based charity that helps families struggling financially while their children fight cancer. Bryan Brandenburg, Salt Lake Comic Con co-founder and its chief marketing officer, estimates the total from both events at somewhere between $10,000 and $20,000. “It’s an e...</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> 58381495@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 10:57:07 MDT Photos: Bruce Campbell and more at Salt Lake Comic Con Day 2 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58378944-78/2014-actress-bruce-campbell.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58378944-78/2014-actress-bruce-campbell.html.csp">Photos: Bruce Campbell and more at Salt Lake Comic Con Day 2</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-06T17:15:35.013-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 05:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Scenes from the Salt Lake Comic Con including cosplayers, Bruce Campbell of “Evil Dead” fame and actress Eliza Dushku on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at the Salt Lake Convention Center. —</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> 58378944@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 17:15:35 MDT Celebrities kick off Salt Lake Comic Con with singing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58374393-200/salt-comic-lake-con.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58374393-200/salt-comic-lake-con.html.csp">Celebrities kick off Salt Lake Comic Con with singing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T15:23:47.221-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 03:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some were eager to see, others to be seen — but nearly all attending Thursday’s opening day of Salt Lake Comic Con aimed to show their love of their favorite science-fiction and fantasy icons. The first day of the three-day comic-book convention attracted thousands to the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City. Many were dressed in “cosplay,” wearing costumes — often homemade, many with elaborate and even obsessive detail — of their favorite pop-culture characters. In the Salt...</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> 58374393@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:23:47 MDT Six ways to save cash at Salt Lake Comic Con http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58313994-223/convention-parking-salt-south.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58313994-223/convention-parking-salt-south.html.csp">Six ways to save cash at Salt Lake 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="2014-09-04T15:08:12.028-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 03:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Unless you’re making Bruce Wayne money, it never hurts to save a few dollars here and there — especially during Comic Con, where it’s easier to part with your cash than the air in your lungs. Here are a few tips to walk away from the convention weekend without losing too much green. 1. Park elsewhere •It’s tough to beat the convenience of parking in the Salt Palace Convention Center’s garage, but that will set you back $12 a day. If you don’t mind a short walk, there are two nearby parking lots...</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> 58313994@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 15:08:12 MDT Leonard Nimoy will Skype in to Salt Lake Comic Con http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58370726-200/salt-convention-skype-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58370726-200/salt-convention-skype-lake.html.csp">Leonard Nimoy will Skype in to Salt Lake 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="2014-09-03T16:55:39.559-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 04:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Spock himself is beaming in to Salt Lake Comic Con, via Skype. The convention announced the addition of Leonard Nimoy’s appearance Wednesday afternoon, the day before the convention begins at the Salt Palace Convention Center. The legendary actor will use Skype to appear at his panel at 4 p.m. Saturday in the center’s south ballroom. The panel will be free for ticket holders. mmcfall@sltrib.com Twitter: @mikeypanda</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> 58370726@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:55:39 MDT Salt Lake Comic Con delivers fans, but does it deliver dollars? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313984-78/comic-con-salt-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313984-78/comic-con-salt-lake.html.csp">Salt Lake Comic Con delivers fans, but does it deliver dollars?</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="2014-09-03T13:19:57.543-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 01:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">How much impact does Salt Lake Comic Con have on downtown’s economy? That’s what co-founder Dan Farr would like to find out. During the second annual Comic Con, scheduled for Sept. 4-6, the convention will conduct a survey with Visit Salt Lake to measure how much money con-goers spend outside of the Salt Palace Convention Center. Before now, no one was tracking it. Technically, the Salt Lake Chamber doesn’t consider Comic Con a convention trade show. In its eyes, it’s a consumer show, and the i...</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> 58313984@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:19:57 MDT Salt Lake County to replace fountains near Salt Palace http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58352545-90/abravanel-art-center-convention.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58352545-90/abravanel-art-center-convention.html.csp">Salt Lake County to replace fountains near Salt Palace</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T09:19:38.56-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 09:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">No longer functional and too expensive to repair, two fountains on the east side of the Salt Palace Convention Center soon will be replaced. The long, narrow fountain in front of Abravanel Hall will disappear this fall when Salt Lake County, which operates downtown convention and cultural facilities, begins reshaping symphony hall’s outer plaza into an urban park. A block to the south, a fountain at the 100 South and West Temple entrance to the Salt Palace will give way to a still-to-be-selected...</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> 58352545@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:19:38 MDT Downtown megahotel now in search of a developer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58325570-90/hotel-salt-convention-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58325570-90/hotel-salt-convention-million.html.csp">Downtown megahotel now in search of a developer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T12:31:16.022-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 12:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Now it’s time to find out how much private-sector interest there is in building a headquarters hotel for the Salt Palace Convention Center. Salt Lake County released a “Request for Proposal” this week seeking a development-and-design team to build, own and operate a hotel with 850 to 1,200 rooms — plus abundant meeting space — within 1,000 feet of the Salt Palace. This consortium will have to commit to make a private capital investment of at least $200 million into the hotel. It must show that ...</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> 58325570@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:31:16 MDT Editorial: Sen. Lee right about convention, wrong about rules http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58325820-82/lee-congress-federal-rules.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58325820-82/lee-congress-federal-rules.html.csp">Editorial: Sen. Lee right about convention, wrong about rules</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-24T12:11:15.164-06:00">Updated Aug 24, 2014 12:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sen. Mike Lee, whose fingerprints are all over the disgraceful government shutdown, knows better than most how little Congress is able to accomplish. Now he wants to make sure that other parts of the federal government are just as big a waste as the legislative branch is. On the bright side, meanwhile, Utah’s junior senator made it clear at his own anti-regulation powwow in Salt Lake City Thursday that he is not a total tea party lemming. He opposes, correctly, the idea that the states should c...</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> 58325820@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:11:15 MDT 11-story Albany hotel demolished amid fireworks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58329485-79/albany-hotel-center-demolished.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58329485-79/albany-hotel-center-demolished.html.csp">11-story Albany hotel demolished amid fireworks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T18:24:02.187-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 06:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albany, N.Y. • An 11-story hotel dating to the 1920s was demolished Saturday to make way for a new $66 million convention center in New York’s capital. Fireworks exploded and crowds cheered as the Wellington Hotel Annex disappeared into a cloud of beige dust. Some people positioned cameras on tripods to capture the demise of the annex, which had stood near the state Capitol for nine decades but was vacant in recent years. Mayor Kathy Sheehan was among the spectators posing for pictures with the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583294852014-08-23T18:24:02.187-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-23T18:24:02.187-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58329485@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:24:02 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