Herald Extra: Evangeline Lilly of ‘Lost,’ ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Hobbit’ heading to FanX: Salt Lake Comic Convention

Mar 2, 2018 | Media Coverage

(Herald Extra) PROVO —  Though starring as Kate Austen in the television series “Lost” provided a jump start to her career as an actress, it’s definitely not the only strong female role Evangeline Lilly has brought to life.

Lilly also starred as the Silvan Wood-Elf Tauriel in “The Hobbit” film series and as Hope van Dyne in the 2015 Marvel film “Ant-Man.” Now she’s gearing up to meet fans of all her roles as a guest at FanX: Salt Lake Comic Convention 2018, set for Sept. 6-8 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.

According to FanX co-founder Dan Farr, bringing Lilly to the convention has been a process many years in the making.

 “We talked to her initially and her manager before our first event,” Farr said. “We’ve kept a dialogue open since then and this is the first time the lineup has worked to get her. It’s fun to see the culmination of those efforts over the years.”

According to Farr, he met Lilly at a signing event for her books, which include “The Squickerwonkers” and “The Squickerwonkers — Vol. 2: The Demise of Selma the Spoiled,” projects she collaborated on with Johnny Fraser-Allen, who did the artwork. Farr said Fraser-Allen was a part of Weta Workshop, who Lilly met during her time working on “The Hobbit,” bringing the project full circle in regard to her career (…)

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