Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Salt Lake Comic Con names Christopher Lloyd as first guest for fall convention

By McKenzie Romero, Deseret News

Published: Mon, May 12 4:50 p.m. MDT

 Christopher Lloyd arrives at 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Virtuosos Award ceremony on Tuesday, Feb, 4, 2014 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Salt Lake Comic Con has announced \

Christopher Lloyd arrives at 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Virtuosos Award ceremony on Tuesday, Feb, 4, 2014 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Salt Lake Comic Con has announced "Back to the Future" icon Lloyd as the first guest for this fall's downtown geek gathering.

(Richard Shotwell, Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

SALT LAKE CITY — Great Scott! Salt Lake Comic Con has announced "Back to the Future" icon Christopher Lloyd as the first guest for this fall's downtown geek gathering.

Becoming the state's largest convention in less than a year, Salt Lake Comic Con gathered more than 100,000 delighted attendees at its FanX event last month for three days of nerdy pop culture, celebrity panels, costumery and consumerism.

The masterminds behind Salt Lake Comic Con will announce the celebrities joining Lloyd on the initial guest list at an event Tuesday, and tickets for the September convention will go on sale immediately after.

Monday's announcement sparked an instant surge of online speculation about which stars will be in Salt Lake City this fall.

Lloyd, best known for his character "Doc" Emmett Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, has recently appeared in BYU-TV's original drama "Granite Flats."

April's FanX event earned Salt Lake Comic Con the rank of third-largest such event in the country, with celebrity names that included Patrick Stewart, Nathan Fillion and Karen Gillan.

— McKenzie Romero

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1. Tennor
Orem, UT,
May 12, 2014

I just might have to attend my first Comic-Con this fall! (Not just for Lloyd, but for the track record of these events here in Utah!)

2. happy2BGrandma
Pleasant Grove, UT,
May 13, 2014

Lloyd is the head writer of the comedy series, "Modern Family." He is really good on, "Granite Flats."

3. Tennor
Orem, UT,
May 13, 2014

That's not the same Christopher Lloyd. Two different guys with the same name.

4. Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT,
May 13, 2014

Fantasy trumps Realville. The recovery still has a ways to go.