Seattle, WA –  Captivating young British actress Natalia Tena (“Nymphadora Tonks” from the Harry Potter films, ”Osha” from  HBO’s Game of Thrones) is the fourth special celebrity guest announced for the upcoming Emerald City Comicon taking place on March 1st – 3rd, 2013 at the Washington State Convention Center. She will be appearing all three days and for the first time ever in Washington State!


Tena is perhaps best known to fans as the mysterious “Tonks” in the Harry Potter films Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince and Death Hallows Part 1 & 2. She can currently be seen on the hit HBO series Game of Thrones playing the wildling “Osha.” She was first introduced to film audiences as the grunge girl “Ellie” in Hugh Grant’s 2002 comedy drama About A Boy. She most recently appeared in this year’s Bel Ami, starring Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman.


Born in the UK to Spanish parents, Tena also made a name for herself on the London stage in such prominent roles as “Fewers” in Night at the Circus and”Desdemona” in Othello.


Tena claims that her audition for Harry Potter was a spur-of-the-moment decision. After accidentally tripping over a table and chair upon arrival, she gave producers the impression that she was naturally clumsy (a strong character trait of “Tonks”).


Joining Tena at ECCC 2013 will be  previously announced guests  Sir Patrick Stewart (“Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek The Next Generation, “Dr. Charles Xavier” from the X-Men films), Billy Dee Williams (“Lando Calrissian” from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi) and Walter Koenig (“Chekov” from classic Star Trek). There will be over a dozen fantastic celebrity guests in all!


Tickets for Emerald City Comicon 2013 are ON SALE NOW by visiting or any number of local comic book stores, also listed on the website!


ECCC 2013 will feature its most expansive variety of film/television stars, voice actors, comic guests, vendors, merchandise, gaming, contests, artists, speakers and pop culture yet!


With record-breaking attendance of over 53,000 attendees in 2012, Emerald City Comicon has established itself as one of North America’s largest and most respected shows of its kind anywhere in the world and has become the premier event of its kind in the Northwest. Founded by Seattle-area entrepreneur and Geekwire’s “Geek of the Year” Award winner Jim Demonakos in 2003, ECCC has become highly regarded in both national and international circles as one of the most fan and family-friendly shows in existence.


Look for regular press releases containing all of the latest news leading up to the show in March 2013. For more information, please visit ECCC’s website at



Natalia Tena