Alex and Tony: Punk Rock Superheroes! Photo: Megan Kennedy
Unless you just flew in from the darkest reaches of Romulan space, you may have heard about a little convention our fair city had last week, a convention that shattered records and expectations and huffed new life into the suffocating lungs of local geekdom. Dan Farr Productions’ Salt Lake Comic Con was a blazing fucking success by all accounts—especially financially—and has set the stage for Salt Lake to become a new mecca for the culture. Saturday morning, I donned my best Batman shirt and joined the throng of people to see just what was so special about not only Salt Lake’s first* comic con, but about cons in general. I’ve never had occasion to be a part of one and I was very excited that I got to pop that cherry in familiar territory.