130,000 expected at Salt Lake City Comic Con

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Organizers with Salt Lake City’s Comic Con festival say they expect nearly 130,000 people at the latest event going on through Saturday.

The festivities kicked off Thursday with a presentation highlighted by an appearance from the original Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno.

The convention has become a pop-culture phenomenon and features the best in movies, television shows, gaming, sci-fi/fantasy and comic books. Many attendees dress up as their favorite characters.

Salt Lake City organizers are defending themselves against a lawsuit filed by the San Diego Comic Con, which argues in the federal court that Utah’ use of the name is a federal trademark infringement and confuses fans into thinking the two are affiliated.

Salt Lake City organizers say dozens of similar conventions across the country brand their events as comic cons.

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