Fear the Walking Dead already has me addicted.
You may find that surprising, since I’m that person who never wanted to watch The Walking Dead (TWD if you’re a follower)…that is not until my college-age son suggested it. Eager to bond more with him, I figured it was something we could do together.
We watched a few episodes and it wasn’t long before I was watching older episodes on my own, catching up on everything I’d missed before he shared the show with me. Then, when new seasons started, it was killing me to wait until he was home between semesters away at college, so that we could continue to watch together.
Now, I’m the one telling him to watch Fear the Walking Dead. It’s less action-packed so far, with a different kind of drama (at this point at least). But I think he’ll still like the concept.
We talked about this new series coming out and I told him I probably wasn’t going to watch the premier. After all, I pretty much adore Rick and Darryl (my favorite characters from TWD) and didn’t need one more TV series taking up my time. But I couldn’t do it.
I managed to not watch on Sunday night, but I thought about it several times Monday and by Tuesday, was pulling it up On Demand. I HAD to see how this new show compared to my beloved TWD and I have to say, the first episode already has me eagerly waiting the next one. Off went the text to my son telling him to go ahead and watch, too, and let me know his thoughts.
And now, I’m wondering if any of the cast from Fear the Walking Dead will end up at the annual Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta this year. Never heard of it? Well, if you’re a Walking Dead fan, or zombie fan, it’s a must-not-miss event. Similar to Comic Con or Dragon Con, it’s an event held for TWD freaks (said with all kinds of love since I am one) to find out more about their favorite series, to connect with the stars and sit in on panels where you can learn more about the actors and what happens on set.
And it’s not just about The Walking Dead. There are also stars from Breaking Bad, The Vampire Diaries, Boondog Saints, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and Gremlins.
This year’s guests include Andrew Lincoln (Sheriff Rick), Norman Reedus (Darryl), Chandler Riggs (Carl), Melissa McBride (Carol), Michael Cudlitz (Abraham), Ross Marquand (Aaron), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha), even Jay Bonansinga, the author of The Walking Dead. There are many, many more listed on their site at http://walkerstalkercon.com/atlanta/guests/.
It’s being held in Atlanta from October 30th through November 1st this year and the venue is moved to the Georgia World Congress Center. There are other Walker Stalker Cons in other cities throughout the year. Check the dates for those here: http://walkerstalkercon.com/
Tickets are available on the site, but there are some deals promoted out there on Living Social and Goldstar.
See you there!
The last time I attended this event, I was blown away by the quality of the event, especially the panels where the crowd could get pretty intimate with Andrew Lincoln. You can see multiple videos about that in this link. https://stressfreebaby.com/2013/11/walker-stalker-con-gives-fans-fill-walking-dead/