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FanX announces 10 new celebrity guests for 2021 convention

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Earlier today, FanX Salt Lake, the city's comic convention, held a press conference where the newest lineup of guests was announced. (Photo: KUTV)

Earlier today, FanX Salt Lake, the city's comic convention, held a press conference where the newest lineup of guests was announced.

FanX, known for bringing Marvel, DC, Disney, Star Wars and many other series to life in the Salt Lake Valley, was canceled last year because of the pandemic. Officials for the event confirmed the convention will be happening in 2021.

Big names from hit TV shows and productions like "Supernatural" and "Cobra Kai" are coming to Salt Palace in Downtown Salt Lake City this September.

If you purchased a ticket to 2020's canceled show, officials said the pre-purchased tickets can be used to attend this year.

Planning teams expect more than 70 thousand visitors will be in attendance. Dan Farr, a member of the FanX planning team, said he thinks by the time September rolls around things will be looking a lot more normal here in Utah.

Like the Gov has said, he's anticipating the 4th of July as things get back to normal. And you know, we're a month and a half after that time, so I think we're going to be good," Farr said.

Farr noted that more plans are in the works to host even more A-list actors and actresses.

FanX confirmed the convention will be following and local regulations.

Ten new celebrities including Peyton List, Jacob Bertrans, Amanda Tapping, Chris Eccleston, David Haydn-Jones, Richard Speight Jr., Misha Collins, Rider Strong, Will Friedle, William Daniels, Adam Savage, Ashley Eckstein, Keegan Connor Tracy and Bret Iwan were announced as guests for FanX 2021.

FanX provided a list of bios for upcoming guests below:

  • List is most famous for her role as Emma Ross in the Disney Channel’s Jessie and more recently, Cobra Kai. Over the course of her career, she’s appeared in a number fan-favorite movies and TV shows, including the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie series, 27 Dresses, Bunk’d, The Thinning and The Thinning: New World Order.

  • Bertrand is best known for his role as Eli “Hawk” Moskowitz in Cobra Kai. He also starred in Disney XD’s series Kirby Buckets appeared in The Cape, The Middle, and the Disney Channel Original Movie, The Swap.

  • Tapping plays Samantha Carter in the science fiction TV series, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe. In addition to the Stargate series, she also starred in Sanctuary.

  • Eccleston is an award-winning British actor best known for his role as the ninth doctor in the Doctor Who sci-fi series. In addition to Dr. Who, he’s appeared in Thor: The Dark World, The Leftovers, G.I. Joe and G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra and a number of stage productions including Hamlet, Macbeth and A Streetcar Named Desire.

  • Haydn-Jones plays Mr. Ketch on the CW’s popular Supernatural. He’s also had roles in Melrose Place and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

  • Speight, Jr. is an American actor best known for his role as the Archangel Gabriel on Supernatural. He’s also appeared in Band of Brothers and the TV series Jericho and The Agency.

  • Collins is an American actor famous for his role as the angel Castiel on Supernatural. He’s also starred in Girl, Interrupted, 24, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, ER, NCIS, Nip/Tuck, and Timeless.

  • Strong is an actor, comedian, voice actor, producer and screenwriter and is best known for his role as Shawn Hunter on the 1990s sitcom Boy Meets World and its 2010 sequel Girl Meets World. He also starred in Cabin Fever and voiced the character of Tom Lucitor in Star vs. The Forces of Evil.

  • Friedle played Eric Matthews on Boy Meets World and is a prolific voice actor and has voiced some of the most popular animated characters, including Batman in Batman Beyond, Deadpool in Ultimate Spider-Man and Star-Lord in the animated version of Guardians of the Galaxy, Lion-O in the rebooted ThunderCats series and Bumblebee in Transformers.

  • Daniels played the role of George Feeny in Boy Meets World and Girl Meets World. His career has spanned more than six decades where he’s had a successful career as a character actor in shows such as The Rockford Files, Quincy, The Night Stalker, The Incredible Hulk, Knight Rider and more recently Grey’s Anatomy.

  • Savage is a special effects expert best known for co-hosting MythBusters and Unchained Reaction on the Discovery Channel. He’s provided special effects work for Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and The Matrix Reloaded.

  • Eckstein is an actress and fashion designer best known for her voice work in the Star Wars franchise as Ahosoka Tano, most notably with Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars Forces of Destiny and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. She also played Muffy on the Disney Channel’s That’s So Raven.

  • Connor Tracy has starred in a number of fan-favorite TV shows and movies, including Beggars and Choosers, Once Upon a Time, Bates Motel, Stargate SG-1, Supernatural, Psych and Battlestar Galactica. She also played Queen Belle in Disney’s Descendants, Descendants 2 and Descendants 3.

  • Iwan is the official voice of Mickey Mouse, a role he took over in 2009 beginning with Mickey’s voice for the Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park and Disney on Ice: Celebrations and Disney Live: Rockin’ Road Show.

Prior to today’s announcement, FanX organizers announced a number of other celebrity guests, a full list can be found here.

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