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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert Kicks Off Salt Lake Comic Con FanX With Hero's Welcome

Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert Kicks Off Salt Lake Comic Con FanX With Hero's Welcome

-Salt Lake Comic Con's Hero's Day is a day for citizens to honor all of the heroes among them in their community-

SALT LAKE CITY, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- April 17(th) is now Salt Lake Comic Con Hero's Day in Utah. Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert made it official by signing the Salt Lake Comic Con Hero's Day Proclamation to kick off the Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience (FanX) (http://saltlakecomiccon.com/).

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Salt Lake Comic Con Hero's Day (Hero's Day) was created to honor all citizen superheroes and to inspire Utahans to observe this day to be a hero within their respective families and communities. Veterans and first responders were honored as part of the ceremony and have been able to purchase FanX tickets at a discounted price.

"We know that our veterans, first responders, family members and friends are some of the most important heroes in our lives," said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con Co-founder and Show Producer. "Salt Lake Comic Con Hero's Day can now serve as a day for us to reflect and honor all of our everyday heroes with the thanks and recognition that they always deserve, but don't always get."

The inaugural Salt Lake Comic Con, held September 5-7, 2013, set the record for largest convention in the state of Utah. Salt Lake Comic Con FanX is expected to break this record with an anticipated 100,000 attendees. Organizers have more than doubled the floor space at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

"We are absolutely thrilled with the reception that both FanX and our inaugural September Salt Lake Comic Con have received in the community," said Bryan Brandenburg, Salt Lake Comic Con Co-founder and VP of Marketing. "It was important for us to recognize the heroes in our own community. We believe that the super heroes of the big screen, many who come to our convention, can not only entertain, but serve as role models for everyone in our great state. We're so grateful Governor Herbert supported our efforts and supported us with his official proclamation."

Salt Lake Comic Con FanX is running April 17-19, 2014 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. There are over 150 guests and 300 panelists covering all areas of pop culture. Celebrity guests include Chandler Riggs, Karl Urban, Karen Gillan, William Shatner and many more.

FanX Multipasses and single day passes are still available here. VIP tickets are sold out. For more information about Salt Lake Comic Con FanX visit the Salt Lake Comic Con website. For the full guest list, use the FanX Guest Finder.

ABOUT SALT LAKE COMIC CON:
Salt Lake Comic Con is organized by Dan Farr Productions in partnership with Media One of Utah, a joint operating agreement between the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News, and ABC4/CW30 of the Nexstar Broadcasting Group. Dan Farr Productions is an event and marketing group devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium celebrities and brands in the pop culture arena. Dan Farr Productions is dedicated to producing spectacular celebrations of popular culture that lead the market in providing exceptional and rewarding experiences for our consumers, fans, celebrity guests, vendors and partners. Find out more at: http://www.SaltLakeComicCon.com, http://www.mediaoneutah.com, http://www.abc4.com/.

Press Contacts:
Jeremy Kartchner
Snapp Conner PR
(801) 994-9625
Jeremy@snappconner.com

Bryan Brandenburg
Salt Lake Comic Con
VP of Marketing
(323) 517-0669
bryan@slcomiccon.com

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"SON OF GOD" Film Inspires A 100-Year-Old Woman To Attend A Theater For The First Time Ever

"SON OF GOD" Film Inspires A 100-Year-Old Woman To Attend A Theater For The First Time Ever

LOS ANGELES, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A 100-year-old woman has attended a movie theater for the first time in her life. Juana Franco Echeverria, originally from El Salvador and currently living in Los Angeles, had the opportunity to experience her first movie alongside her beloved family and friends and chose Holy Week to watch SON OF GOD, the film about the life of Jesus Christ.

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Growing up, there was no local cinema in Juana's hometown. Driven by her faith, she decided to watch the Spanish dubbed version of SON OF GOD and said, "I really liked it" but admitted that watching the suffering of Jesus Christ brought tears to her eyes.

This story has captured media attention and has touched the producers of the film, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. Said Downey, "When we decided to release SON OF GOD, we knew it was important to create this experience for people to enjoy with their entire family. It's so gratifying to know we have accomplished our purpose and taken this film to all generations. What better example than a 100-year-old woman going to a movie theatre for the first time in her life and deciding to see SON OF GOD."

SON OF GOD continues with its box office success, and a great number of people are expected to watch it in theatres during this Holy Week.

Press Contact:

Arturo Turincio (786/510-0400)
ArturoT@arenasgroup.com

Esther Urquiza (323/785-5514)
Esther@arenasgroup.com

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