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The art exhibit isn’t the only departure for FantasyCon. Members of the Ballet West company will perform "A Magical Misadventure" — a ballet depicting what can happen when sorcery falls into dangerous hands — at 6 p.m. all three days of the convention.

Meeting the celebrities, viewing the paintings and most of what happens inside the Salt Palace at FantasyCon are all part of the price of admission. (Food, some autograph/photo sessions and products from vendors are the only additional costs.)

At a glance

FantasyCon

When » Thursday through Saturday, July 3-5

Where » Salt Palace Convention Center, 90 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets » VIP All-Access, $150; adults (16-plus), $20 Thursday, $30 Friday, $40 Saturday, $60 three-day; youth (11-15), $10 Thursday, $15 Friday, $20 Saturday, $30 three-day; children 10 and youmger, free. Military, college sudent and teacher discounts available. Available at FantasyCon.com and at the door.

Frodo the DJ

Elijah Wood will be the DJ for FantasyCon’s kickoff party. Wood, who is teamed up with his pal Zach Cowie as DJ Wooden Wisdom, will also participate in a question-and-answer session with guests before the event

When: Wednesday, July 2. Doors open at 8 p.m.; show begins at 9 p.m. and ends at 1 a.m.

Where: The Complex, 536 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets: $20 general admission; $50 VIP tickets at smithstix.com. A limited number of tickets are available.

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A family of four can attend for $50 on Thursday, $75 on Friday, $100 on Saturday or $150 for all three days.

"One of the main pillars of FantasyCon is to make it affordable for everyone," Patel said. "You can’t even get into Lagoon for $40 a day.

"I want people to get lost in a world for three days. FantasyCon is an affordable stay-cation for locals and vacation for people who are not too far away."

spierce@sltrib.com

Twitter: @ScottDPierce




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