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Fan Fest Chicago: ‘Troublemakers’ Panel Highlights – Steven Ogg, Pollyanna McIntosh and Jayson Warner Smith

Fan Fest Chicago took over Rosemont’s Donald E. Stephens Convention Center this weekend, and when you get The Walking Dead cast together, you tend to get some “troublemakers”!

Those of which we got to sit down with included Steven Ogg (Simon) Pollyanna McIntosh (Jadis) and Jayson Warner Smith (Gavin-otherwise known as the guy who is currently yelling “You know what it is!” to Morgan constantly in his hallucinations).

Gavin’s infamous cryptic quote seemed like the perfect place to start the conversation.  Here’s what Smith had to say about Gavin’s, “You know what it is,” quote:



Steven Ogg addressed whether or not he could have approached playing Simon differently had he known just how devilishly evil the character would turn out to be.


Pollyanna McIntosh gushes over a brand new project.  She is making her directorial debut and we can’t wait to see the finished product!


McIntosh also told fans that, if it was up to her, Jadis would join Rick in his fight against Negan.  She hopes that Jadis will end up being on the side of the “good guys.”


Things are not looking good for Simon lately on The Walking Dead and Steven Ogg knows it.  He told fans that he thinks Simon has gone too far.  Could Simon’s fate be in jeopardy at the hands of Negan?  We shall see!


The panel addresses the one question that’s on every Walking Dead fan’s mind – What’s up with the helicopters?  This group of troublemakers came up with some creative theories including a possible Walking Dead/Narcos crossover event:


Steven Ogg shared some great news for Westworld fans! Ogg will be appearing on the series in the upcoming season with a “fun little twist” for his character Rebus! We can’t wait!


These three will be busy all weekend, meeting and greeting with fans and posing for photos with fans!  Be sure to catch them at Fan Fest Chicago and tune in to The Walking Dead Sundays at 9 PM ET on AMC.

For more of our Fan Fest Chicago coverage head to our Twitter account for live updates and be sure to check back here throughout the weekend for all of the amazing panels and behind-the-scenes action you may have missed!