Halloween Countdown 2014: Walker Stalker Con!

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It’s behind me, isn’t it?

Hi! Liz here!

Well, this was an exciting weekend. Uncle Steve and I traveled the whopping 45-minute drive to downtown Atlanta to visit Walker Stalker Con, a Sci-Fi and Horror convention that was LOADED with Walking Dead actors and artists. Also in attendance were The Comic Book Men, which was actually our main reason for going(Check out my post on Puppatoons.com’s blog for our adventures visiting their store in New Jersey).

 

This is taken straight from the Walker Stalker Con site(I will take it down if requested–there was just so much to see!). Look at what we had to meet and greet!!!

Andrew Lincoln
Rick (The Walking Dead)
Saturday
Norman Reedus
Daryl (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Michael Rooker
Merle (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Melissa McBride
Carol (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Chad Coleman
Tyreese (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Josh McDermitt
Eugene (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Lauren Cohan
Maggie Greene (The Walking Dead)
SUNDAY
Scott Wilson
Hershel Greene (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Andrew J. West
Gareth (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Jeffrey DeMunn
Dale (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Emily Kinney
Beth (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Chandler Riggs
Carl (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Kylie Szymanski
Penny (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Brighton Sharbino
Lizzie (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Sonequa Martin-Green
Sasha (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Meyrick Murphy
Megan (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Denise Crosby
Mary (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Nick Gomez
Tomas (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Melissa Hutchison
Clementine (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Greg Nicotero
The Walking Dead
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Parker Wierling
Asthma Boy (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Theshay West
Michonne’s Pet (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Moses Moseley
Michonne’s Pet (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Melissa Cowan
Bicycle Girl (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Travis Love
Bowman (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Steven Yeun
Glenn (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Vincent Ward
Oscar (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
AMC’s Comic Book Men
Mike, Bryan, Ming
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Michael Cudlitz
Abraham (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Alanna Masterson
Tara (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Christian Serratos
Rosita (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Jason Momoa
Khal Drogo (Game of Thrones)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Arthur Suydam
Award Winning Artist, Zombie King
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Jose Pablo Cantillo
Martinez (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Jeff Kober
Joe (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Lawrence Gilliard Jr
Bob (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Laurie Holden
Andrea (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Daniel Thomas May
Allen (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Madison Lintz
Sophia Peletier (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Addy Miller
Zombie Girl (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Howard Sherman
Bub (Day of the Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
IronE Singleton
T-Dog (The Walking Dead)
DAYS IN ATTENDANCE TBD
Jay Bonansinga
Author (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Roy Wooley
FaceOff
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
RJ Haddy
FaceOff
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Gene Page
Photographer, The Walking Dead
Days TBD
Luke Donaldson
Luke (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
James Allen McCune
Jimmy (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Juan Gabriel Pareja
Morales (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Adam Minarovich
Ed (The Walking Dead)
FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Anniston & Tinsley Price
Baby Judith (The Walking Dead)
SATURDAY

Needless to say, there was a lot to see. However, I’m a little persnickety about who I want to meet and get photos with, and standing in a line for really big stars that you don’t get much time to interact with doesn’t appeal to me. While the Comic Book Men definitely have a lot of fans, it’s not fandom of mobbing proportions. We got to have some fun talking with them and I gave them some little gifts with hand-drawn cards and fun candy.

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Each packet had an artist trading card I drew with each Comic Book Man lightly caricatured as a huge, kaiju-size dragon. Sticks of black and white candy(black cherry flavor) and two pieces of Toxic Waste Sour Candy were also tucked in, along with the sentiment “Boo to Youse” on the stapled card.
Bryan Johnson sent me a Facebook message later thanking me for his. Despite his image on the show, I see him as actually a very sweet guy.
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Bryan Johnson,  Steve, Mike Zapcic(trying to look sinister at Fizztee’s eye level),Fizztee, Aunt Liz, Ming Chen, and Arglethorpe.
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The Comic Book Men panel. Lots of fun. Too bad Walt Flanagan didn’t attend, but from what I understand, he won’t fly.
Another highlight was:
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The Giant Zombie Head made by Distortions Unlimited and used for a convention for Adobe.Its creation was featured on an episode of our beloved show Making Monsters. Now it resides at Chambers of Horror in Atlanta! It has a pair of hands, but I forgot to ask what happened to them.
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Photo ops!
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The Ultimate Photo Op!
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On, my Great Minion! Listen to me as I press your brain cells! OBEY!
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Here is a little video I compiled with a few other  highlights. It was very difficult to get anywhere close to sneaky photography range of  the major celebrities (although I really would have liked to have met Greg Nicotero and probably could have with ease), so I took pics of other interesting things around the con, including the Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse setup in which Shane Morton and his lovely companion Madeline Brumby were ZOMBIFYING INNOCENT CHILDREN!
Take a look!
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