A new round of stars that will be in attendance at this year’s FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention has been announced — and they’re from a popular science-fiction movie franchise.
Four of the stars of the “Back to the Future” franchise — Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Thomas Wilson and Lea Thompson — are scheduled will be in Salt Lake City for the convention, which runs Sept. 21-23 at the Salt Palace Convention Center.
They will be among other stars from such franchises as “Scream,” “Smallville,” “Halo” and “Charmed.” (FanX announced last week on social media that “Charmed” alumna Holly Marie Combs, Shannen Doherty and Rose McGowan are booked to appear here in September.)
Ro Malaga, spokesperson for FanX, said the organization is excited to celebrate its 10-year anniversary with the “Back to the Future” cast, “one of the most iconic movie casts out there.”
“The audience that loves this iconic franchise goes from generation to generation, especially in Utah,” Malaga said. “Talk about the Nike Air MAGs, [or] if you see somebody with a specific red vest or a hat, you know exactly what they’re cosplaying as, they don’t even need to say one thing.
The cast will be available for photos, autographs and a panel, the details of which have yet to be announced.
Fox visited Utah in January, in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival for the premiere of “Still: A Michael J. Fox Story,” a documentary that chronicles his career and his battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Thompson spent some time in Utah in 2017, portraying Marmee in a modern-dress adaptation of “Little Women” that filmed here. In addition to a thriving acting career (often working with her daughters, actors Madelyn Deutch and Zoey Deutch), Thompson works as a director for TV — including multiple episodes of “Star Trek: Picard,” “Stargirl” and “The Goldbergs.”
Tickets for the convention are on sale at fanxsaltlake.com.
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