‘Lord of the Rings’ Star Billy Boyd Added To Wizard World Comic Con Tulsa Roster, September 8-9
Billy Boyd, best known to fans for his role as the beloved “Peregrin ‘Pippin’ Took” in numerous versions of The Lord of the Rings franchise, will appear at Wizard World Comic Con Tulsa next weekend at the Cox Business Center. The Scottish-born actor, who has nearly 50 film and TV credits, will appear on Saturday and Sunday, September 8-9, when he will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct an interactive fan Q&A.
A hugely popular guest at previous Wizard World events, Boyd began work as a youngster in a book-binding workshop, where, ironically, the Lord of the Rings trilogy were among the books he printed and bound. He switched careers, attending the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and appearing in numerous plays and TV series in his homeland. He then auditioned for the LOTR films, earning the hobbit “Pippin” role which has endeared him to millions of fans worldwide. He has also had key roles in the TV series “Empty” and the feature film White Island among his notable credits.
In Tulsa, the personable Boyd joins a roster of celebrities that includes the “Sons of Anarchy” duo of Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Ryan Hurst ("Bates Motel"), Holly Marie Combs ("Charmed," "Picket Fences"), Brian Krause ("Charmed"), Drew Fuller ("Charmed"), Charisma Carpenter ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel") and Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year, American Pie) at the comic con and pop culture extravaganza.
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. The 11th event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, Tulsa show hours are Friday, September 7, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, September 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.
Wizard World Comic Con Tulsa is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.
For more on the 2018 Wizard World Comic Con Tulsa, visit http://wizd.me/TulsaPR.
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Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also teamed with Sony Pictures Entertainment to find the next generation of movies as well as to engage in a number of strategic initiatives. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally. Fans can interact with Wizard World at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.
The 2018 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.