The season premiere of The Walking Dead finally arrived last night – and along with – Walker Stalker Con nears! The zombie/horror fest is truly one-of-a-kind, the convention will feature more cast members from The Walking Dead than ever assembled at any other convention – including Andrew Lincoln!
The guest list is quite impressive behind just Mr. Lincoln! Actors attending from The Walking Dead include Norman Reedus, Sarah Wayne Callies, Danai Gurira, Laurie Holden, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Melissa McBride, IronE Singleton, Vincent M. Ward, Lew Temple, Scott Wilson. Also in attendance will be cast members from Holliston (Adam Green, Corri English, Laura Ortiz), Revolution (Giancarlo Esposito), Face Off (Roy Wooley, RJ Haddy), Halloween (Danielle Harris), and more!
I had the pleasure of interviewing both James Frazier and Eric Nordhoff, the founders behind the event, recently for my podcast (3 Girls and a Podcast), and they gave me the lowdown on what fans can expect at November’s convention.
So you guys got Andrew Lincoln! How difficult was it to get him and how excited are you about this?!
Eric & James: We aren’t sure if difficult is the word. It just took persistence and letting him know that we aren’t your typical convention. We are fan-driven and fan-centric, coming at this thing from a completely different angle than most conventions. This wasn’t a business operation – this was a decision to have the biggest zombie-fan-party weekend ever!
What are you guys most excited for at Walker Stalker Con?
Eric & James: We are most excited about the fact that everyone will get to meet all of the guests, meet other fans just like themselves, and have a great time doing it! I think fans are just excited that this finally happened and that everyone and everything they want to see regarding zombies and The Walking Dead is in one place.
Any chance you guys will do this again next year?
Eric & James: Yes. We are waiting to see how it all goes, but we’d love to do it again.
I personally can’t wait for Walker Stalker Con, I’m honored to be the emcee at the event – and I look forward to geeking out with the rest of the fans over what will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable and amazing fan conventions we’ve ever seen!
Walker Stalker Con will be held in Atlanta, Georgia at America’s Mart over Halloween weekend – Nov. 1, 2, 3. Tickets for the event start as low as $30 for general admission and can be purchased at www.walkerstalkercon.com/tickets.
For more information, guest announcements and regular updates about Walker Stalker Con please visit the website www.walkerstalkercon.com.
We hope to see all you zombie fans there!