Salt Lake Comic Con Shatters Records And Hailed As "The Greatest Comic Con In The World"

Salt Lake Comic Con Shatters Records And Hailed As "The Greatest Comic Con In The World"

The final numbers are in from last week's Salt Lake Comic Con and it shattered its previous attendance record, solidifying itself as the third largest con in the United States. Find out which celebrity called it "the greatest comic con in the world" after the jump!

Salt Lake Comic Con Attendance Breaks Records

The Salt Lake Comic Con, which was held last week, September 4th - 6th, sold out by noon on Saturday, shattering its previous attendance record with more than 120,000 attendees, which included 15,000 tickets given away to charities, military personel, first responders and sponsored schools.

With VIP passes and vendor booths selling out weeks before the start of the con, opening day saw more than 60,000 fans showed up to register and the final day, Saturday, September 6th, saw more than 90,000 fans attend the convention, which was held at the Salt Palace, Gateway film festival events and gaming tournements at nearby hotels.

“The response we got from fans was tremendous,” said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con Founder and Show Producer.  “I’ve said it before and I mean it, we have the greatest fans in the world. Our fans’ overwhelming support allowed us to give back over 15,000 tickets into the community, and for that, we are extremely proud.  CW’s Arrow star Stephen Amell posted on his Facebook page on Saturday saying, ‘I don't know if there are enough superlatives in my vocabulary to describe the people of Salt Lake City. What a fantastic collection of friends I got to meet today.’ Word is spreading amongst the celebrities about how great our fans are and it’s making Salt Lake Comic Con a ‘can’t miss show’ for celebrities.”

“We want to thank our fans for helping us build Salt Lake Comic Con into one of the premier comic con’s in the country in just one year,” said Bryan Brandenburg, Salt Lake Comic Con Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer.  “During his panel, Stan Lee, the King of comicbooks, called Salt Lake Comic Con ‘the greatest comic con in the world’.  We know we owe that all to our fans and are committed to continuing to build upon this success to give our fans the best show possible moving forward. This year we had over 120,000 people attend our convention over three days. It’s important to have this kind of attendance to attract the high caliber guests that we want to bring for future events. Success breeds more success. ”

The Salt Lake Comic Con returns to the Salt Palace Convention Center September 2015. For more information on the Salt Lake Comic Con including future event announcements, celebrity guest appearances, cosplay workshops and holiday discounts and various ticket specials visit the Salt Lake Comic Con website at

I know there was at least one CBM fan at the convention because she visited me after the Guardians of the Galaxy panel I participated in Friday evening (she scored some SWEET GOTG and CBM swag!)... Was anyone else able to attend? What did you guys think?  SOUND OFF BELOW!

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