Zachary Levi is off the market. But he’s still having what we’d like to think of a giant nerd orgy (platonic, of course!) down at San Diego Comic Con right now.
It’s the fourth year for Levi’s Nerd HQ, an impressive, massive and –we’ll just say it—cool ass “Mini Con” that Levi started to “compliment” the big Con next door, and raised $215,00 last year for Operation Smile. The four-day event offers celebrity panels and exclusive gaming and tech experiences, and all proceeds go to charity.
“We have some awesome returning guests,” Levi told us of this year’s nerd-tivities (that’s not a word). “Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Seth Green, Orphan Black, The Giver, Into the Storm and myself, I’m always out there doing a panel or two as well. Really, all we try to do every year is give the fans what they really want. So, we listen to them on Twitter…Stephen Amell is doing a panel, Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton are doing a panel. And we have mystery panels…We try to keep them really light and fun.”
Levi’s also known for throwing the best Comic Con bashes with his Nerd HQ parties, which seem to have an iron-clad “no douchebags” policy, because everyone seems to have a legitimate bash and the dance floor is packed.
“I just like dancing,” Levi explains (not that he needs to). “I think any time you have an opportunity to dance, then you should dance, so let’s make an opportunity for that.”
Levi married Reaper star Missy Peregrym in a surprise ceremony in Hawaii last month, and refers to it as the best day of his life. And of course, no one really saw it coming. Although he and Missy had dated years ago, their rekindling was pretty hush-hush and then whammo! The awesome hoodie pic that revealed it all…
“I’m probably too public with my life and need to kind of rein that back in a little bit,” he joked of the small, secret affair. “It was nice to just kind of have our own little personal, very small wedding. There were a lot of friends and family that weren¹t even able to come, I felt bad about that. It¹s that one big day, but it was really beautiful, excellent and intimate.”
And Chuck fans, he has not forgotten about the other awesome The Nerd Herd! “I’d love to do a Chuck movie at some point,” Levi tells us, “but I don’t know how and when that’s going to happen. I’ll leave that up to the powers that be…I would love to see it.”