Photoblog: Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 THE Con for Star Wars

As a fan of Star Wars, a trip to Salt Lake Comic Con needs to be on your list of to do items. Still small enough to have the opportunity to get in to almost every panel you want, yet big enough to pull in top names in the Star Wars community. The quality of programming for the panels was top notch. In almost all of the panels, the subject was engaging and left you satisfied, wanting more. Salt Lake Comic Con is the one you want to go to if you want intelligent Star Wars conversation by panelists with a high Star Wars IQ. It is not built around a breaking news or product reveals circus. A refreshing and enjoyable convention, add it to your list!

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Here is a sample of some of the amazing panels I sat in on…

Behind the Scenes of the Star Wars Prequels with Bryan Young & Pablo Hidalgo.

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Behind the Scenes of the Star Wars Cantina (part 1 & 2) with Pablo Hidalgo & Tom Spina.

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Star Wars, History, and Politics with Holly Frey, EK Johnston, Matt Martin, Bryan Young

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Star Wars at 40: Grand Admiral Thrawn with Matt Martin, Bryan Young, Timothy Zahn

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Star Wars in Animation: Rebels, Forces of Destiny and the Freemaker Adventures, with Kai Charles, James Floyd, Bryan Young, and Rachel Williams.

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Behind the Books: Rogue One and Star Wars Propaganda with Pablo Hidalgo.
100 Things You Didn’t Know About Star Wars with Pablo Hidalgo.

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Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, with Amber Dahl, Holly Frey, Jay Whittaker, and Bryan Young.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) ©2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Star Wars Books: The Empire Writes Back! with Zoraida Córdova, James Floyd, Claudia Gray, EK Johnston, Michael A. Stackpole, and Timothy Zahn.

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Behind the Scenes of Jabba’s Palace with Pablo Hidalgo, Tom Spina, and Kirk Thatcher.

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The Music of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – An Analysis by David W. Collins.

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The Not John Williams Panel: The Many, Many Other Great Composers of Hollywood with Rich Bonaduce, Kaitlyn Booth, David Collins, Mark Dago, Jimmy Martin, and Mark Middlemas

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Keep an eye on the Salt Lake Comic Con website for details on the schedule for the 2018 edition of the convention.  Star Wars fans, you’re not going to want to miss it.  For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on instagramtwitter and “like” our facebook page too.

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