This was originally posted to the Las Vegas EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL site in 2014. You’ll be seeing a lot of these archival posts from my days with EVIL DEAD to make sure they don’t get lost in the shuffle of the interwebs. Plus it is a bit of fun to stroll down memory lane…
Wow! What a weekend! They don’t screw around at the Salt Lake City ComicCon! This past weekend was the second year for the convention, and there were over 120,000 people in attendance! It was so crowded the convention was locked down several times Saturday due to being over capacity.
This made for slow movement, massive lines, and a sea of costumes from the simple to the bizarre. In the heart of this insanity was EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL. We were on board fairly early to be a part of the convention, though it took a while to get all the details worked out on what exactly we would be doing once we got there. Because of that delay, we ended up being one of the last guests announced. When we were announced – and our plans were made known to the fans – there was a great deal of buzz about our appearance and our plans for the second SLC ComicCon.
So what the hell were we doing there, anyway?
For starters, we had a booth that was right off the front of Artists Alley. Here we met thousands of fans, took countless pics, and signed a ton of autographs.
On Friday we descended on the convention floor en masse in an unannounced appearance at the entrance to the convention, generating excitement among fans who had been waiting in line for hours to get in. These guys were dedicated, so we said hello, waved, took some pics, and generally tried to make them feel welcome as they waited to get inside the main hall. What we quickly discovered was the line was filled with fans of the film series, fans of Bruce Campbell (who was also making an appearance at the convention), fans of the musical, and fans of ours (some of whom had seen the show multiple times).
The fun continued throughout the day as we engaged with fans old and new, made new friends, took more pics, and signed more autographs. Our booth was quickly becoming a destination spot as we geared up for the big event that many people had begged us to do – we presented the entire show to the convention as a special event of the ComicCon.
On Saturday we were back to the convention hall to hang out with fans, take more pics, and see what other celebrities and booths were up to. All in all, this was another home run day with attendees flocking to the EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL booth to meet the cast and get pics.
Our performances were so well-embraced by those who attended that they became “you had to be there” events. We are still getting emails, messages, and posts about our visit to SLC from fans.
We want to thank the organizers of the Salt Lake Comic Con for their gracious treatment of us while we were in SLC, and congratulate them on yet again exceeding everyone’s expectations regarding the turnout and satisfaction with the event.
We met a lot of fans, got a chance to hang out with the legendary Bruce Campbell, and had one hell of a good time!
We look forward to seeing everyone in SLC next time!
Hey guys! Chris Palkow aka Sirc Michaels here. I wanted to reiterate that this is NOT my original story, but it IS something I give a crap about! I hope you find it informative and interesting! Leave your comments and share!
Here is a link to the original story: http://evildeadvegas.com/news/evil-dead-invades-2nd-annual-slc-comiccon/