– 88 Percent of the U.S. population plays games –
– Salt Lake Comic Con to Expand Market for Salt Lake Gaming Con –
SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Dan Farr Productions, producer of the instantly successful
Salt Lake Comic Con (http://saltlakecomiccon.com/),
announced that they have acquired a 50 percent ownership stake in Salt
Lake Gaming Con.
Salt Lake Gaming Con is one of the top 10 gaming conventions in the
United States, with its inaugural three-day event drawing more than
15,000 gamers. Salt Lake Gaming Con features video games, board games,
gaming tournaments and competitions, and a variety of other activities,
making it the perfect fit for gaming fans of all interests.
Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg founded Salt Lake Comic Con in 2013 and
in just six events have built it into one of the country’s largest comic
cons. The duo not only produced Salt Lake Comic Con, but also created
the marketing strategy that made it the largest first-time comic con in
North America, became the most attended convention in Utah, and
attracted some of the biggest celebrities in the business, including
Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Sebastian Stan and Marvel legend Stan Lee.
“We’re committed to doing everything we can to provide our fans in the
Rocky Mountain area with fun, unique and once-in-a-lifetime events, and
Salt Lake Gaming Con meets all of these requirements,” said Farr. “It
will be exciting to watch gaming fans of all ages interact with and
compete against fellow gamers in an environment that encourages them to
follow their gaming passions.”
Farr and Brandenburg’s backgrounds make them a perfect fit for Salt Lake
Gaming Con. Prior to founding Salt Lake Comic Con, Farr co-founded Daz
3D Inc. in 2000. Daz 3D is the world’s foremost experts at developing
and publishing 3D digital content and software for over 1 million
creative professionals, hobbyists and game developers around the world.
Brandenburg started his career as a video game designer and programmer,
and co-founded two of the largest independent game development companies
in the country, producing titles for Disney, Microsoft and Hasbro.
“I’m thrilled to be able to partner with Dan and Bryan and leverage
their expertise in the comic con industry, as well as the gaming and 3D
publishing industries,” said Jake Williams, founder of Salt Lake Gaming
Con. “I know that together we can provide our fans with the types of
experiences that will feed their gaming passion, while making us a
premier gaming destination in the western United States.”
More than 88 percent of the U.S. population plays games. At Salt Lake
Gaming Con there is something for everyone.
“We’re excited to partner with Salt Lake Gaming Con and confident that
our combined expertise will help take the event to new heights,” said
Brandenburg. “Our comic con events have been a phenomenal success in
Utah and the surrounding area. We are confident that we can make Salt
Lake Gaming Con a premier gaming destination in the region.”
Salt Lake Gaming Con 2016 is June 2-4, 2016 at the South Towne Expo
Center in Sandy, Utah. In addition to gaming, the event will feature
gaming cosplayers, celebrity gamers, game developers and programmers. To
buy tickets to the event, visit Salt
Lake Gaming Con at GrowTix.
Salt Lake Comic Con 2016 is September 1-3, 2016 at the Salt Palace
Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information
about Salt Lake Comic Con or to buy tickets, visit the Salt
Lake Comic Con website.
About Salt Lake Comic Con:
Salt Lake Comic Con is organized by Dan Farr Productions, in partnership
with 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
About Salt Lake Gaming Con:
Salt Lake Gaming Con is the 6th biggest gaming convention in the
country. In the first year there were 15,000 gamers that attended over
the three days, making it one of the biggest first year gaming
conventions ever! With over 88% of the U.S. population playing games,
there is something for everyone at SLGC. Find out more at www.saltlakegamingcon.com.
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