Phoeinix Comicon 2013 Press release




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Contact:  Colin Aprill
Communications Manager
Colin.Aprill@phoenixcomicon.com

Michael Rooker and Chandler Riggs Join PHXCC 2013

Phoenix Comicon is proud to announce that actors Michael Rooker and Chandler Riggs will be attending Comicon 2013.
“We are so happy to have Rooker and Riggs here with us at this year’s Comicon. You never know when they’ll be a zombie swarm that needs to be taken care of!,” says Marketing Director Jillian Squires.

Michael Rooker is best known for his current role of the one-handed zombie killer Merle Dixon on the hit AMC television series The Walking Dead. Rooker is also well known for his role of Henry in the 1986 movie Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. For this role, Rooker was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead and won the Fantasporto Award and Golden Space Needle Award, both for Best Actor. In addition to being a regular cast member of The Walking Dead, recently you could hear Rooker’s voice as the character Sheriff E.Z. Ponder for the FX animated comedy Archer in 2012.

Chandler Riggs is best known for his role as Carl Grimes on the hit AMC television series The Walking Dead. A regular cast member since Season 1, Riggs was nominated for his performance as a Lead Actor in The Walking Dead at the 33rd Young Artist Awards in 2012. Riggs has also appeared in the 2009 film Get Low as Tom. In addition to being a regular cast member of The Walking Dead, Riggs will appear in the upcoming film Mercy in 2013.

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture experience of the southwest. Comicon is presenting guests and programming for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, tv, and gaming industries. Entering its eleventh year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 40,000 attendees to its May 23-26, 2013 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in Downtown Phoenix.
For more information, please go to http://www.phoenixcomicon.com.




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