Organizers of Calif. & Utah comic book conventions clash

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Updated: 7/27 8:56 pm

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Organizers of two of the biggest comic book conventions in the country are clashing.

A lawyer for San Diego Comic-Con has issued a cease-and-desist letter to organizers of Utah's Salt Lake Comic Con demanding them to stop using "Comic Con" in the name.

The letter says attendees and exhibitors seeing the use of "Comic Con" in connection with the Salt Lake City convention will incorrectly assume the gathering is affiliated with the one in San Diego.

Salt Lake Comic Con co-founder and show producer Dan Farr says the demand is "baseless" and "frivolous," and his group intends to "vigorously defend" itself.

San Diego holds the nation's biggest comic book convention while Salt Lake City hosts the third biggest.

Organizers say the events feature the best in movies, television shows, gaming, sci-fi/fantasy and comic books.

 

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