Sometimes, it is the unexpected panel that is great:
Vic Mignogna at Salt Lake Comic Con 2014
If you follow a plan at Salt Lake Comic Con like I do, that plan has one goal for the day. As long as that goal is achieved, everything else is gravy. Sometimes, that means going to a panel because the star or panel that you actually want to see is in that same room afterwards. Maybe you aren’t really a fan of the first panel, but you figure that you sit through it because there is no way you want to miss or be far in the back of the room for your favorite star.
For me on Day 2 of Salt Lake Comic Con 2014, that panel was Vic Mignogna. I went to his panel because he was in the same room as Bruce Campbell. I am not an anime fan, and my niece, who is, prefers subbed anime over dubbed anime. The only reason why I knew anything about him is because he was at the press conference on Thursday, and my niece put together a bio for my website that contained information she mostly gleaned from the Salt Lake Comic Con website.
The good news about Salt Lake Comic Con is that it is often the panels that you don’t expect that are the best. Mignogna was engaging, hyper-energetic, and into his fans. Mignogna interacted with his fans and gave everyone hugs. One fan was lucky enough to get her first kiss. He did not restrict his movements to the stage. Instead, he came out into the audience and roamed the aisles to create a totally organic experience – something that it is hard to imagine a bigger star doing for fear of being mobbed.
The thing is that Mignogna is a big star in the realm of voice over work. Mignogna is a multi-talented star with his own web series – Star Trek Continues, his award-winning, dream production – and a musical career. It is clear that his fans are as rabid as any other fan-base out there. Yet the crowd still respected him enough to allow him free rein as he spoke to the audience while among it.
Mignogna was a special surprise of positivity and love. He showed exactly what fans wish from every star – an authentic personality that appreciates the people that support him. Plus, he is a lot of fun and unafraid of playing with his fans and the audience. If you missed his panel, that’s okay, you can still make the sounds of a stampeding herd and head over to Amazon or Mignogna’s website to find out why the stampede took place.
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