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"They want to bring that flavor to Asia," Brandenburg said, noting that the company already has a foothold with toy conventions.
The deal will see Salt Lake Comic Con developing three FanX events this year: June 10-12 in the Philippines, Sept. 14-17 in China, and Dec. 9-11 in Thailand. Locations and other details are still to be worked out.
Brandenburg said Pop Life has also made a deal with a major Hollywood talent agency to bring A-list names to the events in Asia. He said Salt Lake Comic Con will benefit from that deal, too.
"We'll be able to bring the next level of guests to Salt Lake City," he said.
For example, Brandenburg said, at FanX, set for March 24-26 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Pop Life will sell a figure of Daryl Dixon, the crossbow-wielding survivalist played by Norman Reedus on "The Walking Dead."
For more on the upcoming FanX, visit saltlakecomiccon.com .