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Evangeline Lilly Hits San Diego Comic-Con to Introduce New Children’s Book

The Squickerwonkers

Los Angeles, CA – July 12th, 2013 – Coming to San Diego’s Comic-Con next week, Evangeline Lilly, known for starring as Kate Austen in ABC’s LOST and as Tauriel in the upcoming The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug film, will be introducing her first children’s book, The Squickerwonkers.

In her new role as an author, Lilly wrote The Squickerwonkers with illustrator Johnny Fraser Allen, of Weta Workshop, spinning a masterful tale. The book tells the story of a young girl who falls in with an interesting troupe of characters. As you delve deeper into the story, the dark and cautionary message delivered to the young reader is deliciously surprising.

“When Johnny and I sat down to create this book together we wanted to make a book that we would like to have read as children and that we would still enjoy as adults today…and that is exactly what we did,” Evangeline said.

In support of her new book, Lilly will be signing and selling limited edition, first run copies of The Squickerwonkers at the Weta workshop booth (#3513B) with illustrator, Johnny Fraser-Allen. The book features a foreword by The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings director and writers, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.

Evangeline Lilly Signing Appearances at San Diego Comic-Con at the Weta booth #3513B:

Thursday, July 18th: 11am – 12pm and 4pm – 5pm
Friday, July 19th: 11am – 12pm and 4pm – 5pm
Sunday, July 21th: 11am – 12pm
Johnny Fraser-Allen will also be available at the booth

Weta – The Hobbit signing

Evangeline Lilly will also be joining Weta Workshop Creative Director Richard Taylor for signing of Weta’s range of Hobbit collectibles, including a very limited edition of Tauriel’s daggers prop replicas

Thursday, July 18th: 2pm – 3pm
Friday, July 19th: 2pm – 3pm