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FantasyCon is moving to new digs — but you'll have to wait awhile.

The event, which filled the Salt Palace with dragons and other fantasy elements last Fourth of July weekend, will have its second edition at Sandy's South Towne Expo Center on June 2-4, 2016, organizers said this morning at Sandy's City Hall.

FantasyCon creator Josh Patel said he and his partners aim to create a convention bigger than last year's, and need the extra time to make that happen.

Among the highlights booked for the 2016 event is an appearance by Knights of Mayhem, a modern-day jousting group who have their own show on the National Geographic Channel.

Also returning to FantasyCon will be actor Billy Boyd, who played Peregrin "Pippin" Took, one of the Hobbits in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Boyd, who also sings the song over the closing credits of the just-released "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," will perform a concert with his band, Bee Cake.

In the interim, FantasyCon's companion film festival, FilmQuest, will carry on for 10 days, June 18-27, 2015, at the Megaplex Theatres at Jordan Commons — just up State Street from the South Towne Expo Center.

Jonathan Martin, director of FilmQuest, said he expects to see double the 500 submissions received last year.

FilmQuest already has booked a rarity: The 1974 Spanish supernatural classic "The Dead, the Devil and the Flesh," which contains strong Mormon themes. The movie has not been seen in Utah in nearly 15 years, Martin said, and has reached mythical status among LDS film fans.

Returning to FilmQuest's celebrity jury is actor Doug Jones, best known for his pantomine-style performances in "Pan's Labyrinth" and "Hellboy." Joining Jones on the jury is Carlee Baker, the "scream queen" who starred in the 2011 Sundance Film Festival hit "The Woman."

(The Salt Lake Tribune's Al Hartmann contributed to the reporting on this post.)