Yeah, Sean Astin!

Elijah Wood photographs Sean Astin and Jonathan Ke Quan at Dallas Fan Days.

The Lord of the Ring Q&A Panel: Sean Astin and Elijah Wood - Dallas Comic Con Fan Days 2014

Someone who looks suspiciously like Elijah Wood held up the photo op for Sean Astin and Ke Huy Quan by taking his own quick snaps. He must be a big Goonies fan! ;-)
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Someone who looks suspiciously like Elijah Wood held up the photo op for Sean Astin and Ke Huy Quan by taking his own quick snaps. He must be a big Goonies fan! ;-)

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Sean Astin and Elijah Wood being adorable at Dallas Fan Days!

Sean Astin and Elijah Wood being adorable at Dallas Fan Days!

Posted by Sean Astin on his Facebook page: 

In January 2012, I chose to start thinking about other people. 

It was a revelation for me. I’ve always cared about my fellow man, but this time I made a big temporal decision. Truth be told, this was a spiritual moment for me; I would open up my life as a long distance runner to everyone. Running had been my hobby, my sport, my passion and my salvation long enough. It was time to share. It was time to make it about other people. It was time to make a pronouncement that my life, my joy, my pain—everything about me that is summed up with running—had to be about something bigger. It was time to dig deep and decide: what do I care about enough to announce to God, the World and Everyone that I would Dedicate my LA Marathon Race to. 

It came down to this: First, I had to place myself at the top of the list. It starts with me, and that matters. That is natural law. But, who would I die for, who means everything to me? My wife and children, without question, I chose them. But, my mission wasn’t over. Something was missing. Beyond myself, beyond my precious loved ones, who else could I stand up for? Who should I step out and without any doubt, fear or hesitation, exalt? 

The answer came to me. In fact, it came through me. Who is that important to me? 

You. 

My challenge, is to make you understand, make you trust that it’s possible. One person can, yes in fact they MUST be able to hear about a life, and care enough to dedicate a piece of their heart, literally pumping and sweaty, gritty and determined, and offer a gift of life-giving circulation to that stranger’s hopes, thoughts, prayers and feelings. There are many ways to love. This is one of mine. 

Therefore in January 2012 I wrote the following mission statement. It is alive and the journey of the idea has grown wings. Today, I am asking you and everyone you know and everyone you don’t to make Dedications of your own. In the spirit of unity, phrase them like this: I #Run3rd for {your dedication}. I will #run3rd for all of them. Anyone who wears the symbol #run3rd will be honoring all of these Dedications. 

And finally, like it or not, I will #run3rd for You.

Posted by Sean Astin on his Facebook page

In January 2012, I chose to start thinking about other people. 

It was a revelation for me. I’ve always cared about my fellow man, but this time I made a big temporal decision. Truth be told, this was a spiritual moment for me; I would open up my life as a long distance runner to everyone. Running had been my hobby, my sport, my passion and my salvation long enough. It was time to share. It was time to make it about other people. It was time to make a pronouncement that my life, my joy, my pain—everything about me that is summed up with running—had to be about something bigger. It was time to dig deep and decide: what do I care about enough to announce to God, the World and Everyone that I would Dedicate my LA Marathon Race to. 

It came down to this: First, I had to place myself at the top of the list. It starts with me, and that matters. That is natural law. But, who would I die for, who means everything to me? My wife and children, without question, I chose them. But, my mission wasn’t over. Something was missing. Beyond myself, beyond my precious loved ones, who else could I stand up for? Who should I step out and without any doubt, fear or hesitation, exalt? 

The answer came to me. In fact, it came through me. Who is that important to me? 

You. 

My challenge, is to make you understand, make you trust that it’s possible. One person can, yes in fact they MUST be able to hear about a life, and care enough to dedicate a piece of their heart, literally pumping and sweaty, gritty and determined, and offer a gift of life-giving circulation to that stranger’s hopes, thoughts, prayers and feelings. There are many ways to love. This is one of mine. 

Therefore in January 2012 I wrote the following mission statement. It is alive and the journey of the idea has grown wings. Today, I am asking you and everyone you know and everyone you don’t to make Dedications of your own. In the spirit of unity, phrase them like this: I #Run3rd for {your dedication}. I will #run3rd for all of them. Anyone who wears the symbol #run3rd will be honoring all of these Dedications. 

And finally, like it or not, I will #run3rd for You.

Sean Astin’s new profile pic on his Facebook page.

Sean Astin’s new profile pic on his Facebook page.

“5 months of training. 555 miles logged. Plane and hotel reservations made. 11 Days to Go. My body is ready. I’m mission focused. Only one thing left for me to do before the Marine Corps Marathon on Oct 26… #run3rd ”
From Sean Astin’s Facebook page.

5 months of training. 555 miles logged. Plane and hotel reservations made. 11 Days to Go. My body is ready. I’m mission focused. Only one thing left for me to do before the Marine Corps Marathon on Oct 26… #run3rd ”

From Sean Astin’s Facebook page.

Thank you Mark Ordesky, and everyone associated with bringing this story to the screen in such a magnificent and moving way.

Thank you Mark Ordesky, and everyone associated with bringing this story to the screen in such a magnificent and moving way.

Sean Astin and Elijah Wood will both be at Fan Days in Dallas Oct 17-19!!!!!!! (Sean is there 17-18 only; Elijah 18-19 only).
There is a joint photo op on Saturday at 5pm!
http://dallascomiccon.com/sam-joins-frodo-at-dcc-as-sean-astin-confirms-his-attendance/

Sean Astin and Elijah Wood will both be at Fan Days in Dallas Oct 17-19!!!!!!! (Sean is there 17-18 only; Elijah 18-19 only).

There is a joint photo op on Saturday at 5pm!

http://dallascomiccon.com/sam-joins-frodo-at-dcc-as-sean-astin-confirms-his-attendance/

The Surface Trailer

The Surface is the compelling story of Mitch (Sean Astin) and Kelly (Chris Mulkey), two strangers, both at the end of their rope, who suddenly meet in the middle of the unpredictable waters of Lake Michigan. As they confront the secrets and sorrows that brought them there, they find inspiration in one another’s struggle to survive.

Premiering at the Milwaukee Film Festival, October 9, 2014. http://mkefilm.org/the-surface/

Sean Astin at Wizard World Austin Comic Con with Rebecca Mader and with a drawing of Samwise by Michael Champion.

Sean Astin plays sports #40:
Ping Pong!
See more Sean Plays Sports here.

Sean Astin plays sports #40:

Ping Pong!

See more Sean Plays Sports here.

Notable campaign commercials needed!

Your Help Needed. 2014 Political Campaign Commercials… Which ones should I watch??? Tune into my show Thursday Oct 2, noon-2pm PT on http://voxpopuliradio.com
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The Goonies Documentary - Richard Donner, Sean Astin & Corey Feldman talk about the musical that never happened. From the 2010 25th Anniversary celebration in Astoria OR

The Goonies Documentary - Sean Astin Interview

Sean talks about why The Goonies continues to mean so much to people today. Corey Feldman comes in to give his 2 cents.