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SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Salt Lake Comic Con (http://saltlakecomiccon.com/announced today that the world’s most famous hobbit, Elijah Wood, will attend the 5th Annual Salt Lake Comic Con that takes place September 21-23, 2017 at the Salt Palace Convention Center for a panel, photo ops and autograph signing with his Salt Lake Comic Con fans.

Wood is an actor, voice actor, producer, and DJ. He’s best known for his starring role as Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The Lord of the Rings series won a total of 17 Academy Awards and grossed almost $3 billion at the global box office. In addition to Lord of the Rings, Wood appeared in Back to the Future Part IIDeep ImpactEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sin City and Green Street.

Wood is also the voice of Mumble in the award-winning animated musical films Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two, Tim Burton’s 9 and the animated series Tron: Uprising. In 2005 he started his own record label, Simian Records.

“The Lord of the Rings trilogy was an epic series and Elijah’s role as Frodo made him a fan favorite around the world and certainly for our Utah fans,” said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con Founder, and Show Producer. “We’re thrilled that Elijah can join us in September. This is one of our strongest celebrity lineups yet and we know that our fans will be excited to meet the hero responsible for ensuring the destruction of the Sauron, the Dark Lord.”

In addition to Wood, Salt Lake Comic Con will feature one of its strongest lineups yet from fandoms such as The Arrow, Walking Dead, Star Trek, Back to the Future and Guardians of the Galaxy. Individual celebrity attendees include: Val KilmerDick Van DykeJohn CusackJon BernthalChristopher LloydWil WeatonMichael RookerRob SchneiderCatherine TateJohn BarrowmanWilla HollandJoan CusackElodie YungSean GunnMichael BiehnEliza Dushku and Richard Dean Anderson. There are still more guests to announce before the show in September.

“Lord of the Rings is hugely popular with our fans and Elijah has been one of the top guest requests from our fans,” said Bryan Brandenburg, Salt Lake Comic Con Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer. “Elijah Wood hasn’t been available for this kind of appearance for several years so we are so excited that the stars aligned for his very rare appearance at our comic con. Our star studded lineup is incredibly strong and the addition of Elijah and the remaining announcements will seal this year’s event as being truly our best ever.”

Salt Lake Comic Con is September 21-23, 2017 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. For more information or to buy your ticket(s) now visit, http://www.saltlakecomiccon.com/. Shipping Deadline ends today at 11:59 pm MST

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