Mere birthright alone doth not a Utahn create. What makes a true local? We say it is not the number of years you've lived within Zion's borders, but rather the zeal with which you explore all our state has to offer. If you're new, or if you're questioning your right to citizenship, we're here to help, with this refresher course. Check back for another experience to check off your list.


Dan Farr leads a group of heroes (and a stormtrooper) at our photo shoot.

In September, Salt Lake City will celebrate its first comic con, and it's been a long time coming. 

Comic and sci-fi nerds have a long history in the Beehive, evidenced by Salt Lake Comic Con's local guests of honor like Sal Velluto, Ryan Ottley, Tyler Kirkham and Brandon Mull. Big names like Adam West, William Shatner and Ray Park have taken notice of Utah's geek culture and signed up to appear at the con, too.

Comic Con producer Dan Farr says the con is already poised to attract about 30,000 fans, and if you go to the con's Facebook page, you can leave your suggestions on which celebs and creators should be there. 

Salt lake Comic Con joins other local geek events like SLC Nerd and Anime Banzai and is teaming up with The GEEX Gaming and Electronics Expo, a long-running event for Utah's gamers.

If you're a geek and a Utahn, you better get tickets ($50 for three days).

For our upcoming September issue, we shot Farr (Clark Kent in the photo above), along with a group of cosplayers in our studio. Check out these behind the scene photos from the shoot:

Read our other How to be a Utahn posts:

See the Twilight Concert Series

Go to the St. Patrick's Day Parade

Swim in The Crater at Homestead Resort

Tour the Beehive House

Go Tubing!

Visit Clark Planetarium

Visit a Salt Lake Film Society theater

Skip work and go to Alta

Eat at Red Iguana

Catch a show at Wiseguy's

See a play at Pioneer Theatre

Visit Ogden's Dinosaur Park

Visit Red Butte Garden

Brew Your Own Beer with the Beer Nut