Salt Lake Comic Con Giveaway!

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Over the years Utah has proven to have one of the largest pop culture fan bases in the country. In just a few short years Salt Lake Comic Con has grown into a large event bringing in celebrities and people from all over the country. That is why this year you do not want to miss it!

September 24th – September 26th is when you can visit vendors showcasing everything geek, listen to panels, and even take photos with your favorite celebrities. Captain America himself (Chris Evans), Ian Somerhalder, Felicia Day, and many more are expected to attended. You can see the master guest list here. New guests will be added up until the event.

If you haven’t attended the event in previous years, you are missing out. Each year gets better and better with more stars then you can handle! So what are you waiting for? You can purchase your tickets here. Hurry because previous years have sold out!

Giveaway Time!

You know I couldn’t leave you all without having an awesome giveaway! This Salt Lake Comic Con giveaway includes (2) Multipasses valid for 3-day General Admission to 1 lucky winner! This is a $120 value!

Entering is simple. Just use the Rafflecopter widget below. The winner will be chosen September 19, 2015! Good Luck everyone!

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Disclosure: This blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is sponsored by Salt Lake Comic Con.

 

2015 Utah Renaissance Faire

Hear ye! Hear ye! The Utah Valley Fine Arts Council presents the Annual Utah Renaissance Faire.

What is the Utah Renaissance Faire?

2015 Utah Renaissance Fair
If you have not been to the Faire, you are in for a treat. This world-class event with full-contact jousting matches and artisan villages of the Renaissance has great entertainment including archery, sword and shield combat shows, theater, music and street performers. Special appearances will be made by Knights of Mayhem and Grassroots Shakespeare. With several stages and pavilions, there are many shows and activities happening non-stop. Make sure you get a schedule and go both days! (Tickets include both days).
Utah Renaissance Fair
Some of the renaissance activities include:
  • The world famous Knights of Mayhem, with local favorite, Charlie Andrews, who is the eight time and current reigning world champion jouster will present full contact jousting and demonstrations of horsemanship.
  • After the evening jousting match, a Medieval feast will be held at 7 pm both nights with VIP seating for the jousting contest, authentic medieval music, a five course meal and live entertainment.
  • There will be a wide variety of performers, artisans and vendors.
  • Vocal and instrumental groups will perform Renaissance music.
  • Theatrical performers will portray historical characters such as Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Gutenberg and other figures from the Renaissance era.
  • The Royal Court will include a king and queen, nobles, jester and jugglers.
  • “Birds of Prey” one of the best shows in the state, will be presented by Ben Woodruff, Lehi Hutchings Museum Director
  • Other talented performers will entertain, such as horse vaulters, combat actors and puppeteers.
  • Pirates, witches, fairies, and other mythical characters will also enhance the Faire.
  • Talented artisans will present their crafts and skills, such as pottery, bread making, candle making, blacksmiths, weaving and spinning, stained glass, leather work, woodcarving, weaving, millinery, face painting, hairstyling, and more.
  • A wide variety of food and merchandise will be provided by vendors.
  • Family friendly fun and education for the whole family!

Utah Renaissance Fair

When is the Utah Renaissance Faire?

Friday and Saturday August 28-29, 2015. Faire hours are from 10 am to 6:30 pm. Check the schedule for all the fun activities. 

Where is the Utah Renaissance Faire?

Thanksgiving Point’s Electric Park, Lehi, Utah.

Where do I buy Tickets? How Much are they?

Tickets are good for both days of the faire.

$25 Family Pass (ages 6 and up)
Valid for up to 6 people in an immediate family.

$12.00
Adults (ages 12 through 64)

$10.00
Students (with valid ID)

$10.00
Seniors (ages 65+)

$8.00
Children (ages 6-11)

Free
Children (ages 5 and under)

Military discount of 50% is only for tickets bought at the gate (see details on the site). 
Guests who are in costume and purchase general admission tickets at the gate receive $2 off!
 DEAL

You will be Surprised these 17 Famous People were Born in Utah

There are many neat people that you might not have known were born in Utah. How many do famous people born in Utah did you already know about?

1) Butch Cassidy – Born as Robert Leroy Parker in Beaver Utah on April 15, 1866, Butch was raised by Mormon pioneer parents. He took a nickname after working in a butcher shop. He did not want to bring shame upon his honest parents and so he chose the last name Cassidy. His Wild Bunch put together the longest sequence of successful bank and train robberies in the history of the American West.

15 Famous People You Won't BELIEVE are from Utah!

2) Gene Fullmer – Fullmer began his professional boxing career in 1951 and won his first 29 fights, 19 by knockout. Fullmer won the world middleweight championship on January 2, 1957, when he upset the legendary Sugar Ray Robinson by soundly winning a unanimous 15-round decision.

15 Famous People You Won't BELIEVE are from Utah!

 

3) Roseanne Bar – Roseanne Barr, one of America’s funniest comedians, is one of the most controversial of any actresses. She dropped out of high school when she was 17 years old. She began working at a restaurant as a dishwasher and waitress. Her hilarious comments to the customers she waited on led her to doing standup comedy at the restaurant. After her first TV appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) in 1985, she wound up in her own standup comedy HBO show, On Location: The Roseanne Barr Show (1987). This led to the highly popular sitcomRoseanne (1988) , co-starring John Goodman, which dealt with real-life issues in a lower middle-class working family.

15 people you won't believe were born in Utah! things2doinutah.com

 

4) Jewel – Born in Payson, Utah, but was raised in Homer, Alaska. is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress, and author/poet. She has received four Grammy Award nominations and, as of 2008, has sold over 27 million albums worldwide.

15 people you won't believe were born in Utah! things2doinutah.com

 

5 and 6) Julianne and Derek Hough – Both born in Utah, this brother and sister duo started making a name for themselves in Dancing with the Stars.  Both have ventured outside the ballroom world as well to include singing and acting.

15 people you won't believe were born in Utah! things2doinutah.com

7) Steve Konowalchuk – Born November 11, 1972, Steve Konowalchuk is a former professional ice hockey left winger who played in the NHL with the Washington Capitals and the Colorado Avalanche. He is currently the head coach for the Seattle Thunderbirds of theWestern Hockey League. Konowalchuk is the first player born and raised in Utah to make it to the NHL level.

15 famous people born in Utah

8) Steve Young – This 49er quarterback was born in Utah, even though he went to high school in Connecticut. Young was named the Most Valuable Player of the NFL in 1992 and 1994, and the MVP of Super Bowl XXIX. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Young was named the Most Valuable Player of the NFL in 1992 and 1994, and the MVP of Super Bowl XXIX. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

9 and 10) Donny and Marie Osmond – Both born in Ogden, Utah, this talented brother and sister duo hosted the TV variety show Donnie and Marie. Both have had extensive singing and acting careers.

You will be Surprised these 17 Famous People were Born in Utah

11) Wayne “Wing” Sermon – Born in American Fork, Wayne Sermon is the guitarist for Imagine Dragons. With current hits on the radio, Imagine Dragons is touring America and the world.

You will be Surprised these 17 Famous People were Born in Utah

 

12) David Archuleta – Born December 28, 1990, David Archuleta is an American singer-songwriter and actor who at sixteen years old became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol. He is currently touring and making music.

You will be Surprised these 17 Famous People were Born in Utah

13) Elaine Bradley – Born October 19, 1984, Elaine Bradley is the drummer for the American rock band Neon Trees.

You will be Surprised these 17 Famous People were Born in Utah

 

14) John Moses Browning – Born in Ogden, Utah, on January 23, 1855, Browining was an American firearms designer who developed many varieties of military and civilian firearms, cartridges, and gun mechanisms, many of which are still in use around the world. He is regarded as one of the most successful firearms designers of the 20th century, in the development of modern automatic and semi-automatic firearms, and is credited with 128 gun patents.

You will be Surprised these 17 Famous People were Born in Utah

15) Orson Scott Card – An American novelist, critic, public speaker, essayist and columnist. He writes in several genres but is known best for science fiction, including the Ender’s Game series.

You will be Surprised these 17 Famous People were Born in Utah

16) James Woods – Born on April 18, 1947, in Vernal, Utah, James Woods acted on and off Broadway before turning to film, working in both lead and supporting roles. A versatile actor who often takes on challenging work, he has earned Academy Award nominations for Salvador and Ghosts of Mississippi, and won Emmys for his roles in the films Promise and My Name Is Bill W.

You will be Surprised these 17 Famous People were Born in Utah

 

17) Frank Zamboni – An American inventor, whose most famous invention is the modern ice resurfacer, with his surname being registered as a trademark for these resurfacers, was born in Eureka Utah.

You will be Surprised these 17 Famous People were Born in Utah

 

Are there other famous people born in Utah that we missed? Who was the biggest surprise for you? Comment with your answer below!