Astin is one of many celebrity actors who
will be making an appearance at the Cincinnati Comic Expo this weekend,
where fans can meet him, have memorabilia autographed and get their
picture taken with the actor.
The cynical play here would be to knock the “unexpected” nature
of this enterprise because, after the overwhelming success of Peter
Jackson’s justifiably epic Lord of the Rings saga, why wouldn’t Jackson and New Line seek to replicate that run with The Hobbit?