Walker Stalker Con: Calling All Dead Heads!
September 24th, 2016 | by Linda White
Our Linda White gets you ready for Walker Stalker Con, with her report here on ComiConverse.
Are You A Connoisseur Of Carnage?
Does the idea of flesh-eating zombies, blood thirsty vampires, and murderous clowns give you a thrill? Well then, Walker Stalker Con (WSC) is the place for you! While WSC is primarily based around the AMC hit TV series The Walking Dead, this event caters to all things gory and gruesome. Enter at your own risk and be prepared to get buried in some bloody fun!
It was out of sheer curiosity and love of the macabre that I attended my very first Walker Stalker Con this past July in New Jersey. I truly didn’t know what to expect, but found myself immediately wrapped up in all the excitement that surrounds the zombie apocalypse phenomenon. Families came together to transform themselves into ravaging groups of grisly ‘Walkers’ thanks to the efforts of extremely talented special effects personal available on site. A sweet and innocent child one minute became a bitter and evil handful the next! Ah, the magic of make-up. In addition, one could delve straight into the world of the zombie apocalypse via The Walking Dead Experience. A true adventure to determine if one could survive the night of the outbreak and the unraveling of all social order.
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Throughout the convention floor were massive selections of all things horror available from various merchants on site. The artwork on display at WSC was incredible to say the least and featured many of the most loved characters from The Walking Dead. Fortuitously I found myself in the right place at the right time and happen to catch the talented artist Rob Prior creating a piece featuring Carl Grimes. As I stood there to take photos of Rob’s skills in action, Chandler Riggs himself came in to assist Rob with a few strokes of his own on the painting. What a lucky break! Chandler kindly waited as fans took photos which allowed enough time for the amazing WSC staff to present him with a cake and lead in singing him Happy Birthday. The fans surrounding me were absolutely beside themselves! The moment was unexpected, very sweet, and exemplified the true nature of Walker Stalker Con… “by the fans, for the fans”. Not only does WSC offer some unique fan/celebrity interaction but, they work hard in helping to give back. The Bisquick Challenge allows fans an opportunity to drop off selected items that are donated to food banks. Help WSC by going Abeshit!
The Walking Dead Gains A New Fan
Though only having a small taste of Walker Stalker Con for that one day, it was enough to know I wanted more. I must confess I had not even watched The Walking Dead until after attending WSC but am now proud to say I consider myself a true fan! I urge you to join in all the freaky fun and excitement that Walker Stalker Con has to offer. Visit the Walker Stalker Con website to see a full list of guest appearances, photo ops available, panels to see, and experiences to choose from.
Also follow WSC via social media for all the latest news and updates.
Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or Periscope: @WalkrStalkrCon
Whether you are a Walker, Stalker, or anything in between, I hope to see you in all your gory glory at the upcoming Walker Stalker Convention in Philadelphia on October 1st and 2nd for what is sure to be a spooktacular time!
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Keeping you Comic Con-nected!