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Web Exclusive: Dan Farr talks about the celebrities that attend Salt Lake Comic Con

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Web Exclusive: Dan Farr talks about the celebrities that attend Salt Lake Comic Con (Photo courtesy Salt Lake Comic Con)

(KUTV) One of the biggest draws to Salt Lake Comic Con and FanXperience is probably the celebrities.

Dan Farr sees many fans get excited, and even sometimes cry, when they see their favorite stars.

Farr asked actor Dick Van Dyke why this happens, after witnessing a woman in her 60s cry after meeting him.

"He said, 'I think I bring them back to a point in their life, a childhood memory or something that I touch on, that when they see me and those memories come flooding forward,'" said Farr.

Farr noted that many fans feel like the celebrities are part of their family since they love the characters they portray or create.

One celebrity he says is a big hit with Utahns is Ian Somerhalder, best known for his work in the TV show, Vampire Diaries.

"His personality is so warm. For just a moment in time, he makes whoever he's talking to feel like they are the only person in the world," said Farr.

Other celebrities that have been guests at Salt Lake Comic Con are Chris Evans, Kate Beckinsale, Elijah Wood, and more.

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