Fantasy Con took place last week July 3-5 at the Salt Palace and On the Mic was there to experience the fantasy!
As we wrapped our interview with Paul Amos and Rachel Sakrsten from 'Lost Girl', we packed up and left for the Salt Palace Convention Center. Fantasy Con was packed with excitement from the start. The long line of fans dressed as various fantasy characters eagerly waited to get in and live out their fantasies. Packed with fantastic celebrity guests and a plethora of exhibits and interactive events, Fantasy Con had something for everybody.
I started my day by checking out all of the booths in the Hall of Heroes. One of the best booths for kids was the “Fairy Tailored” booth where kids could get dressed up like their favorite princess. Every member of their staff was dressed as a Princess or Fairy Godmother making every kid excited to see their favorite princess.
Throughout the main hall, there were plenty of props for fan photo ops. The most popular seemed to be the Jabba and Ewok props. Fans were able to take pictures with the beloved Star Wars characters while waiting to get in line for autographs with celebrity guests.
I finally found my spirit animal...
The panels during Fantasy Con were excellent. The cast of the hit SyFy show, ‘Lost Girl’ kicked things off Thursday morning with a hilarious and entertaining panel.
The cast of 'Lost Girl'
Sean Astin's panel
Cast members from 'The Hobbit' and 'Lord of the Rings'
Simon Pegg's panel
Mark Sheppard panel
Overall, my entire Fantasy Con experience was excellent. If you weren’t able to make it out this year you truly missed out on a great party. I couldn’t have asked for a better time and can’t wait for next year’s event. Here are a few more of my favorite pictures from Fantasy Con.
The Fantasy Con Dragon
The Fantasy Con fountain! I will own this one day.
Thanks for having me Fantasy Con! See you next year!
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