At FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention we are dedicated to providing an enjoyable and rewarding experience that is safe for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, physical appearance, body size, race, national origin, age, dress, political affiliation, or fandom preference in any area, activity or operation of FanX®.
We offer several different ADA accommodations.
FanX does not have reserved parking for the event. However, ParkingSLC.com is a great resource to find handicap accessible lots near the Salt Palace.
2. ADA Entrance
The South Entrance off of 200 South and the East Main Entrance of the Salt Palace are both ADA accessible with ramp access to the doors.
3. ADA wristbands (optional)
We do not require documentation of disabilities, nor is a special wristband or badge required. However, the ADA team will have wristbands available that you can request if you would like something to show volunteers throughout the event. If you wish to pick one up, the wristbands will be located at Registration in Hall E and by the Main INFO Booth at the "L" bend on the Vendor Floor. The Wristband for a person needing accommodations is orange, while the wristband for a caregiver is green.
We recommend writing a caretaker's phone number on the inside of the ADA wristband in case you get separated at the event and need help finding each other.
4. ADA Trained Team Members stationed throughout
Trained Team Members specializing in ADA accommodations will be wearing Orange FanX shirts and stationed throughout the event. If you need immediate ADA help or have questions, go to Registration in Hall E, the Info Booth in Celebrity Row, or the Main Info Booth in the Vendor Hall and someone can be called there to assist you.
5. ADA Waiting Areas in Grand Ballroom and Photo Ops
Photo Ops and Grand Ballroom panels will each have an ADA waiting area, and chairs will be available for those who cannot stand too long. Please arrive at the ADA Waiting Area no more than 20 minutes before your scheduled Photo Op or Panel, as space is limited. When you arrive at the waiting area, inform a Captain that you request ADA accommodations. They will assist you.
In the Ballroom for Panel Programming, the ADA group will be seated first. We will do our best to keep groups together, however if space is limited, you may be asked to limit your group to just one additional person. If you are using a wheelchair, you will be assigned to one of several designated sections located throughout the Ballroom. If the panel requires a ticket to enter, the same is expected for ADA.
*Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so ADA seating may not be available if you wait until the last minute to get to the room.
In Celebrity Row for Photo Ops, we will keep your group together. When the celebrity or group is ready, ADA groups will be given special consideration to enter, as space permits, ahead of the General Admission crowd. After you get your Photo Op and pick up the print, you are good to leave the Photo Op area! If you are using a wheelchair and would like to stand for your Photo Op, you can request to have the wheelchair moved out of the picture and returned to you when the photo is complete. If you would like to get a “selfie” with the celebrity, and they allow it, our ADA Trained Team Members can use your phone to take a picture of you.
6. ASL Interpreters
ASL interpreters are available on site for panels, Photo Ops, and Autographs. Interpreters are scheduled for every panel in the Grand Ballroom, however for smaller panels, photo ops or autographs, you will need to request this service in advance by completing the ADA Request form here or at the Main INFO Booth once you get to the event.
7. Quiet Room
We will have a Quiet Room (Room 253B) that allows you to get away from the noise of the vendor floor and crowds.
8. Family Room
We will also have a specified Family Room (Room 253A) This room's purpose is for families to have a space to take children who need to decompress. It will also include a secluded area for mothers to nurse.
9. Utah Attorney General's FanX Harassment Hotline
The Utah Attorney General’s Office is proud to partner with FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention to bring a 24/7 harassment hotline to the 2019 conference. Together, we hope to send a clear message to participants that bullying, abuse, assault, or harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.
During the event, anyone who witnesses a violation of the Zero Tolerance Harassment Policy should call the hotline. Reports will be routed to the AG’s Office for initial action and, if necessary, referred to the local police or FanX for further investigation.
The hotline number is 1-833-OUR-FANX.
10. Wheelchair Reservation
You can reserve a wheelchair through The Salt Palace Business Center by calling 385-468-2228. The Salt Palace has a limited number of wheelchairs available and they frequently sell out, so call as early as you can to guarantee a wheelchair. You may also bring your own or rent one at another location.
11. PCA and Caregiver passes
A PCA (Personal Care Attendant) is a person who assists an attendee with a disability with one or more daily activities, such as communicating, toileting, or eating, that the attendee would perform himself or herself but for the disability. FanX is able to provide a limited access band for the PCA. This band gives the PCA access to FanX, as long as they are in the company of the person they are providing care for. You can request this service in advance by completing the ADA Request form here or at the Main INFO Booth once you arrive at the event.
A Companions is a friend of an ADA person and are welcome to accompany you in the ADA line as well as the waiting areas and seating. They must still purchase their own pass to the event. There is a limit of 2 for Companions per person.
12. Service Dogs are allowed
Only service dogs will be allowed at Salt Palace. According to state and federal law, a “service animal” is any dog that is trained, or is in training, to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability; and performs work or tasks, or is in training to perform work or tasks, that are directly related to the individual’s disability. Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered. If the dog is out of control and the handler does not take effective action to control it or if the dog is not housebroken, the handler will be asked to remove the service animal from the premises.
If you experience difficulty with other service dogs or their handlers, please speak with a volunteer and ask them to contact the ADA manager. Our goal is to provide a safe experience for all our guests.
FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ Spring 2019 is April 19-20, 2019 at the Salt Palace Convention Center.