Record setting numbers from this weekend's FANX17

Founders are talking about replacing the Outdoor Retailer Conventions

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) - Final numbers are in from the two-day Fan Xperience event and it has set another record. 

This year 55,500 people packed the Salt Palace compared to 50,000 from a year ago.

Now the founders are talking about making this and comic con so big, that it could replace Outdoor Retailer events that are leaving the city.

Comic Con co-founder Bryan Brandenburg told Good4Utah “We're meeting with state and city officials   and with Visit Salt Lake to take steps necessary to make us that kind of world class event. Conventions like New York Comic Con and San Diego Comic Con impact the cities $60 to $100 million. That's the direction we are going.”

There was a surprise ending to FanX late Saturday night. Comic book legend Stan Lee had to cancel his personal appearance because of health problems. But, the crowd went wild last night when the 94-year-old appeared via Skype to answer questions.

The next big event is the full comic con slated for this September at the Salt Palace.


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