– Mark Hamill will make his only comic con appearance in the United
States in 2016 at Salt Lake Comic Con on September 1 –
SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The search for Luke Skywalker will end at Salt Lake Comic Con 2016 (http://saltlakecomiccon.com/)
as show organizers announced today that Mark
Hamill will make his only comic con appearance in the United States
in 2016 at Salt Lake Comic Con on September 1, 2016.
Hamill is best known for his role as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars
episodes IV, V and VI and most recently Star Wars VII: The Force
Awakens. He is a prolific voice actor and is easily as popular in
the comic book world as the voice of the Joker, commencing with Batman:
The Animated Series and as recently as Batman: The Killing Joke.
In addition to Star Wars, Hamill’s other film roles include Corvette
Summer, The Big Red One and Kingsman: The Secret Service.
At Salt Lake Comic Con 2016 Hamill will take photo ops with fans and
provide autographs as well as a panel with 4,500 excited attendees. Click
here for more information.
“Star Wars is one of our fans’ favorites and the fact that Mark
is making his only U.S. comic con appearance in 2016 at our show is huge
for us,” said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con Founder and Show Producer.
“For fans that felt a disturbance in the Force, it was Salt Lake Comic
Con fans catching their breath when they heard Luke Skywalker is coming
to Salt Lake City.”
The Star Wars franchise began in 1977 with the release of Star
Wars: A New Hope. In 1980 the second movie, The Empire Strikes
Back was released, followed by Return of the Jedi in 1983. In
2012 The Walt Disney Company acquired Lucasfilm and announced a new
trilogy, with the first film, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
being released in 2015.
The Force Awakens is set 30 years after Return of the Jedi
and focuses on the search for Luke Skywalker who disappeared after a
student at his Jedi training school turns to the dark side, kills all
the other students and destroys the school. The Force Awakens has
grossed more than $2 billion in box office sales. Episode VIII is
scheduled for release in 2017 and Hamill is back with a leading role.
Since 1977 the Star Wars saga has generated more than $6.4 billion,
making it the fourth highest-grossing film series of all-time.
“We promised our fans that there were more guests to come and we’re
delivering on that promise in a big way,” said Bryan Brandenburg, Salt
Lake Comic Con Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer. “It says a lot
about our attendees and the reputation we’ve built amongst celebrities
that a star as big as Mark Hamill would make Salt Lake Comic Con his
only United States comic con appearance in 2016. Star Wars: A New Hope
is the Highest Grossing Film in history*. To bring in the movie’s top
star of a film so successful is a tribute to how far we’ve come in a few
Salt Lake Comic Con 2016 is September 1-3, 2016 at the Salt Palace
Convention Center. For more information about Salt Lake Comic Con 2016
or to buy your ticket(s) now, visit http://www.saltlakecomiccon.com/.
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 and was founded by Dan
Farr and Bryan Brandenburg. 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: www.SaltLakeComicCon.com,
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* When adjusted for inflation, domestic box office, in the last 50 years