SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Salt Lake Comic Con’s FanXperience (FanX) (http://saltlakecomiccon.com/) is about to embark on a collision of space and time. Salt Lake Comic Con announced today that Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan will be at the upcoming FanX, which takes place on January 29-31, 2015. Matt Smith will be appearing Friday, January 30 only, and Karen Gillan will appear both Thursday and Friday, January 29-30.
Smith is the award-winning 11th Doctor in the British pop culture phenomenon, Doctor Who. He’s got a major role in the upcoming Terminator Genisys scheduled for release later this year and will be in both Terminator sequels, as well.
Gillan is a Salt Lake Comic Con alumna; she attended the inaugural FanX in April 2014. Gillan was Smith’s co-star on Doctor Who, playing the role of Amy Pond. She also played Nebula in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
“I really enjoy being around all of our fans, but Doctor Who fans are especially fun because of their love and commitment to the show,” said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con founder and show producer. “With the addition of these two guests, we now have three Doctor Who celebrities, so our fans will have their dreams come true, getting to meet, take pictures with and get autographs from some of their favorite characters from the show.”
Smith and Gillan join Billie Piper, who played Rose from Doctor Who, as well as guests from a number of other fan favorites, including Star Wars, Transformers, The Walking Dead, Harry Potter, Back to the Future, Firefly, Superman Returns, Animaniacs, Winnie the Pooh, Supernatural, The Guild, Karate Kid and Battlestar Galactica.
“We’ve been trying to get Matt Smith for almost two years now,” said Bryan Brandenburg, Salt Lake Comic Con co-founder and chief marketing officer. “We’re so thrilled to finally make this goal a reality. Our fan polls have put Matt Smith as one of the top guests to bring to Salt Lake City. We’re so thrilled we can finally deliver on almost ubiquitous desire - and then having both Gillan and Piper makes it a Doctor Who fan’s biggest dream.”
A special event called The Doctor Who Ultimate Xperience will take place Friday, January 30, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. sharp at the Salt Palace Convention Center, with seating beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the South Ballroom. This will be a paid panel that includes Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Billie Piper. This will be the only panel done by Matt Smith. Karen Gillan and Billie Piper will both do separate panels that are free to any FanX ticket holder. Find out more details here.
Tickets to FanX 2015 are still available, but are expected to sell out before the event starts on January 29, 2015. Tickets must be purchased by January 10, 2015 in order to receive RFID wristbands in the mail before the show. RFID wristbands will help get fans into the show more quickly, and minimize lines and wait times to get into the event. Additionally, Salt Lake Comic Con has reserved discounted room blocks at four downtown Salt Lake City hotels. To guarantee a room downtown, please book your reservations before January 12, 2015 to take advantage of discounted rates.
For more information about Salt Lake Comic Con FanX 2015 and to buy tickets visit the Salt Lake Comic Con website at http://saltlakecomiccon.com/.
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