Michael Rooker of ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Henry,’ ‘Cliffhanger’ Joins 2012 Wizard World Austin Comic Con

Veteran Actor Joins Fellow ‘TWD’ Star Reedus At Austin Convention Center, October 26-28; Will Also Attend New Orleans Comic Con

Michael Rooker, who currently plays survivor “Merle Dixon” on the hit AMC series “The Walking Dead,” has joined the star-studded celebrity guest roster at Wizard World Austin Comic Con, set for Oct. 26-28, 2012, at the Austin Convention Center.  Rooker, who burst on the scene more than two decades ago in the title role inHenry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, also will attend Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2012.

Rooker also had key roles in Sylvester Stallone’s 1993 hit Cliffhanger and the Denzel Washington/Angelina Jolieblockbuster The Bone Collector in 1999, as well as popular films such as Mississippi Burning (1988), Sea of Love (1989) and Days of Thunder (1990).  While many have fit the brute, villain and psychopath type, he has also shown versatility in numerous “good guy” roles in his career.

Fans of “The Walking Dead” will have the unique opportunity to catch both Rooker and Norman Reedus, who plays Merle Dixon’s brother, “Daryl.”  The two will pose for dual photo ops with fans at Austin Comic Con.

Rooker’s addition complements well the standout list of stars at Austin Comic Con that boasts seven principles from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” on its first 25-year U.S. reunion, including Patrick Stewart, as well as Eliza Dushku (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,”True Lies),WWE® Superstar CM Punk®, Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “90210”), Anthony Michael Hall (Sixteen Candles, Weird Science) and the Boondock Saints trio of Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco, among others.

Wizard World Austin Comic Con, produced by Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD.PK), will bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Admission is free for kids 10 and under, and Sunday, Oct. 28, is “Kids Day,” with an array of programming specially designed for children.

For more on the 2012 Wizard World Austin Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-tx.html.

About Wizard World:
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

***** SAVE THE 2012-13 DATES *****
September 28-30, 2012 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 26-28, 2012 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
November 30 – December 2, 2012 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
February 22-24, 2013 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
May 30 – June 2, 2013 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 8-11, 2013 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

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