When Boreanaz was 7 years old, the family moved to the Philly area after his father, Dave Roberts, took a job as a weather forecaster at 6ABC.
"How could I say no to Philadelphia," Boreanaz said. "It's my hometown."
"I'm very amped up, because it's my hometown and I'm going back to embrace that, where I went to grade school and high school and my parents still live there . . . . It's a great opportunity to embrace that. It's something I'm really looking forward to doing."
"It's a great experience to go home when I'm on hiatus or don't have anything going on," he added. "It's extra special to give back to people who want to talk about your career or how to get started in their own career. That's what I really like about it the most."
Boreanaz said he will be easy to spot at the show. He'll be the one constantly doing something.
"I'll be pretty busy," he said. "I'll be signing autographs for people and have the opportunity to do question and answer periods and seminars and stuff like that . . . They do a really great job of scheduling these things. It's gonna be a good time."
Part of the reason Boreanaz has been unable to come to Wizard Con Philly before this year is that since 1997 he has never had a year without having a major role on a TV series. First there was "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" (1997-2003), followed by the lead in the spinoff "Angel" (1999-2004) and then "Bones" (2005-present), which Boreanaz says is in no danger of ending anytime soon.
That's 18 years now with consistent TV work.
"Yeah," said Boreanaz. "It's very rare. Fortunately, it's been part of a great ride."
Though Boreanaz doesn't make a habit of looking too far ahead, he says one character definitely interests him.
"I would love to be Batman! That would be cool," he said. "I would love to do a superhero movie! But I think it would have to be the right thing for me."
"I'm always in the world of whatever is best at the time for myself and that's how I kind of look at it."