Salt Lake Comic Con lands Cary Elwes, John Barrowman
September • The event also will feature an expanded Kid Con which will have activities for children.
Published: May 15, 2014 07:56AM
Updated: May 15, 2014 04:34PM
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John Barrowman as Captain Jack Harkness; Mekhi Phifer as CIA agent Rex Matheson; Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper in “Torchwood: Miracle Day.” Courtesy Starz

Salt Lake Comic Con announced a boatload of celebrities for the September event and lower ticket prices (if you buy them early).

The first round of guest announcements is:

• John Barrowman (“Doctor Who,” “Torchwood”)

• Bruce Cambell (“Evil Dead,” “The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.”)

• Cary Elwes (“The Princess Bride,” “Granite Flats”)

• Ernie Hudson (“Ghostbusters”)

• Christopher Lloyd (“Back to the Future,” “Granite Flats”)

• Sam Witwer (“Almost Human,” “Smallville”)

These are just six of more than 200 celebrities and special guests who will be announced between now and September. (It should be noted that celebrities have dropped out at the last minute.)

Salt Lake Comic Con is still almost four months away — Sept. 4-6 at the Salt Palace — but tickets are already on sale and at a reduced price. A three-day multipass that will cost you $60 during the event can be purchased now for $30, for example.

Tickets are available at SaltLakeComicCon.com.

“Our fans are so supportive and passionate about Comic Con that we wanted to reward them for buying early,” said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con founder and producer, in a statement. “The continued fan support of these events allows us to expand Salt Lake Comic Con, already the largest convention in the state, and continue to attract the best celebrities, comic creators and vendors to come to Utah.”

For its third event, Comic Con is promising an expanded Kid Con, with more activities and features for children; more Cosplay; a “stronger” lineup of guests; a Salt Lake Comic Con film festival; a super comic creator lineup; and expanded entertainment, including a video games live night with the Utah Symphony.

The first Salt Lake Comic Con in September 2013 sold more than 52,000 tickets; Salt Lake Comic Con FanX in April sold more than 100,000 tickets.