Today in Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski visited Vivint Arena for Salt Lake Comic Con where she presented a proclamation declaring September 1-3, 2016 “Salt Lake Comic Con Days.” The Mayor went before a large crowd in the near 20,000-seat arena who were happily waiting for a back-to-back panel consisting of Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk).
The bi-annual event attracts more than 100,000 people to Salt Lake City for one of the biggest conventions in the United States. It’s a glowing achievement of economic prowess that has grown each year since its inception in 2013. The Mayor was happy to be a part this years comic con with a proclamation as undoubtedly fun as the event itself:
WHEREAS, the shroud of the Dark Side may fall and the Klingon Empire may invade, the residents and heroes of Salt Lake City remain hopeful; and
WHEREAS, Salt Lake Comic Con brings excitement and joy even as Winter is Coming; and
WHEREAS, Salt Lake Comic Con provides a space as diverse as Starfleet and as inclusive as the Xavier Academy; and
WHEREAS, the true believers who attend Salt Lake Comic Con learn valuable lessons from the likes of Luke Skywalker, Captain James T. Kirk, Jean Grey, and Luna Lovegood; and
WHEREAS, Salt Lake Comic Con is the perfect place to learn lessons like “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few”; and
WHEREAS, it is logical.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jacqueline M. Biskupski, Mayor of Salt Lake City, understanding that with great power comes great responsibility, do hereby proclaim September 1-3, 2016 as:
Salt Lake Comic Con Days
AND ask all residents and visitors of Salt Lake City to find the courage of the heroes inside themesleves to defeat evil like the Sith and to help create a more fair and just society like the United Federation of Planets.
Dated September 1, 2016