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Zachary Levi, Ian Somerhalder Join Wizard World Austin Celebrity Roster This Month
'Shazam,' 'Chuck' Star Levi To Appear Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22-23, 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'Lost' Standout Somerhalder To Attend Saturday Only At Austin Convention Center
By: Wizard World
Somerhalder starred for eight seasons in "The Vampire Diaries" as Damon Salvatore, the elder and far more dangerous of the two brothers who share a long and bitter history. For his portrayal of Damon, Somerhalder has received multiple Teen Choice Awards, including four consecutive wins for "Choice TV Actor Fantasy/Sci-
Somerhalder is well known for his role as Boone on J.J. Abrams' critically acclaimed drama "Lost." He won the 2005 SAG Award as part of "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series" and "Lost" won the 2005 Emmy Award for "Best Television Series - Drama." The show was also nominated for the 2004 Golden Globe Award and the 2004 People's Choice Award. Somerhalder returned to "Lost" for several episodes during its final season.
Levi recently wrapped production as the title character in David F. Sandberg's highly anticipated tent pole, Shazam! for Warner Brothers. The teaser trailer for the film made a colossal first impression this year, introducing Levi as the new superhero of the DC Universe. The footage was a huge hit with press and fans alike. He previously starred in "Chuck," which ran for five seasons on NBC.
Additional previous film credits include: Thor: The Dark World; Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel; and Tangled. The song "I See the Light," written for Tangled(performed by Zac & Mandy Moore) was nominated that year for an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Original Song. The pair performed the duet at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony. "I See the Light" also won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 54th Grammy Awards.
Levi and Somerhalder join "Doctor Who" stars David Tennant, Peter Capaldi, and Pearl Mackie, as well as Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory), Holly Marie Combs ("Charmed," "Picket Fences"), Charisma Carpenter ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel"), Brian Krause ("Charmed"), Kevin Sorbo ("Hercules,"
Wizard World 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 12th event scheduled on the 2018 Wizard World calendar, Austin show hours are Friday, September 21, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, September 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.
Wizard World Austin 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 Austin, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/
About Wizard World (OTCBB:WIZD)
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 (http://facebook.com/
The 2018-19 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/