Photos: Day 1 of FanX 2019

FanX 2019 (Photo: Larry D. Curtis / KUTV)

One of Utah's biggest events raised its curtain Thursday, for a three-day celebration of popular culture.

The annual convention returns to Salt Lake City with a list of stars, including John Rhys-Davies who opened the main stage in the Grand Ballroom with a sizzle reel and stories of his work on "Lord of the Rings" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

KUTV will be at the event with staffers helping or participating in panels and presentations and taking video and photos. Readers are encouraged to submit photos by clicking on the gallery below.

Earlier Thursday, Hayden Christensen and Ian McDiarmid, visited children at Primary Children's Hospital.

Other actors attending during the weekend include Tom Holland, currently in a series of Spider-Man movies, Christina Ricci, Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Isaacs, Benedict Wong, Lee Majors, Katee Sackhoff, and many others.