Hobbit Stars Journey into Boston Comic Con 2013

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Actors Aidan Turner and Dean O’Gorman, who play the dwarves Kili and Fili respectively in The Hobbit movies, appear at Boston Comic Con on August 3-4, 2013 to meet their fans and sign autographs! We are ecstatic to bring these popular stars to the US for a rare appearance! Autographs are $40 each.

Aidan Turner is an Irish actor best known in the US for playing the vampire John Mitchell in the original BBC supernatural drama Being Human. His television career began with a guest appearance on The Tudors and led to roles on Desperate Romantics and The Clinic. He will soon appear as Luke Garroway in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones feature film, due to be released in July 2013.

Dean O’Gorman has played several roles in his native New Zealand including appearances on Hercules and Xena.  Plus he starred as Iolaus opposite Ryan Gosling in Young Hercules. Additionally he has made multiple guest appearances on several television shows including The Cult, Go Girls, and Legend of the Seeker, and currently plays the role of Anders Johnson in New Zealand fantasy series The Almighty Johnsons.

Other Boston Comic Con 2013 Guests include: Neal Adams, Brian Azzarello, Mark Bagley, Kristin Bauer, Mark Chiarello, Tony Daniel, Dan Didio, Colleen Doran, Ming Doyle, Joe Hill, Laurie Holden, Phil Jimenez, Ed McGuinness, Mike Mignola, Terry Moore, Steve Niles, Shelli Paroline, George Perez, Amy Reeder, Gabriel Rodriguez, Don Rosa, Craig Rousseau, Tim Sale, Scott Snyder, William Stout, Bill Willingham, and many, many more!

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Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the weekend and available through Eventbrite at the link!

About Boston Comic Con:

The Boston Comic Con is a 100% independently run comic book show committed to bringing the biggest and best comic creators to New England. Run by fans for fans, Boston Comic Con is not affiliated with any other convention tour or corporate interests. Hosting over 120,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia, this is a destination event for geeks of any stripe. This year’s rescheduled convention will be held Saturday August 3rd and Sunday August 4th opening at 10:00 am each day at the Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210. For more information please go to our website at www.bostoncomiccon.com and follow us on Twitter (@BostonComicCon) and Facebook!

MA – YA Authors Benefit

Holly Black (The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Poison Eaters), Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments trilogy), and emcee Kelly Link (Magic for Beginners, Pretty Monsters)

Thursday, March 11 at 6pm
Venue change!
Now in the Readers’ and Writers’ Room at the Brookline Booksmith

Tickets $5
All ticket proceeds and 20% of book sales at the event will be donated to Franciscan Hospital for Children.

A discussion with the co-creator of The Spiderwick Chronicles, the person behind The Mortal Instruments and the author of Pretty Monsters? Don’t mind if we do! The Booksmith and Small Beer Press present a YA extravaganza to benefit Franciscan Hospital for Children.

Attendees can email their questions for the authors in advance to hollycassandrakelly@gmail.com. The three authors will also take questions from the audience. Additionally, there will be giveaways and all three authors will sign books.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the front register of the Brookline Booksmith or by calling the store at 617-566-6660. 

Since 1949, Franciscan Hospital for Children has pioneered clinical, therapeutic and educational programs for children with a variety of disabilities. Through the years, as one of the nation’s largest pediatric rehabilitation hospitals, they have expanded their complement of programs and services for children with special health care needs, as well as for children from the local community. Their continuum of care includes inpatient, residential, educational, surgical, outpatient and home care programs, a combination of services for children that is hard to find anywhere else.

Franciscan Hospital for Children promotes the integrity and well being of children and their caregivers through their quality of care. This allows each child the opportunity to achieve the maximum potential in an atmosphere of respect, compassion and dignity.

Through their family-centered programs, their physicians, nurses, clinicians and educators are committed to helping children reach their full potential.

 
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA
–an easy block from the Coolidge Corner T-stop on the C line
617.566.6660
www.brooklinebooksmith.com