(City Weekly) This morning Salt Lake Gaming Con held their first press conference this morning at the Jordan Commons Megaplex Theater in Sandy to announce their plans moving forward into into the 2016 convention, running June 2-4. Convention organizers Jake Williams and Kye Browning went over the bigger details, among the biggest being that the majority of the gaming tournaments will be free-to-enter—meaning most gamers will be able to play multiple tournaments for no more than the cost of the ticket.
Celebrities who have agreed to appear so far include Steven Ogg (The Walking Dead, Grand Theft Auto V); Sealver Siliga (Seattle Seahawks player, 2014 Super Bowl Champion); Vincent Lords; Steve “Warky” Nunez; and cosplayer Joanie Brosas. Others will be announced on a weekly basis as they are signed to appear, including gaming celebrities and Let’s Players. But a major emphasis was put on the idea that, unlike Salt Lake Comic Con, which is pop-culture driven, this convention is gamer-driven, and will be more focused on providing an experience much like you would find at PAX.