With three weeks to go until the biggest Walking Dead event in Atlanta it is time to make all last minute preparations! This year’s Walker Stalker Atlanta is going to be not only the biggest but also play host to the biggest reunion of The Walking Dead cast members. With a guest list total of 71 and having attended several previous Walker Stalker Conventions in Atlanta I will admit, I am kind of wondering where all these guests are going to go but, I am very excited to see the final product pulled off as well. As always with the con, never trust how close we are to the date, there could be a few surprises left to pop up such as yesterday’s announcement for Friday October 26th at The Drunken Unicorn in Atlanta @ 9pm, there will be a concert with Final Child featuring Tom Payne as a guest vocalist. Tickets for that event are on sale at thedrunkenunicorn.net and it is an all-ages show so, no excuses.
As with any event, especially one as big as Walker Stalker Atlanta, there do come so hard announcements to make and hearts to break. Though never confirmed, but has made strides to make one day appearances since the first Walker Stalker Con in 2013, it was confirmed earlier this week that cast member Andrew Lincoln would not be making an appearance at this year’s Walker Stalker Atlanta. Not only is this very hard news for Walker Stalker to have to break but, it is very hard for fans to take as well. Some fans did show their heartbreak on twitter in reply to the news however, understanding that this is the first year Andrew will not be in Georgia during the convention but will be on a school-break vacation with his children. Always the family man and those of us here at Fan Fest, as do his fans, we wish Andrew nothing but the best and to enjoy his family.
That said, I’m sorry to hear Andy can’t make it. But I wish him all the best!
— Tara (@sonnentreppe) October 3, 2018
I’m sad, was hoping Andrew Lincoln would come. This my 1st WSC and I REALLY wanted to meet him. Still wishing him all the best! Thanks for the update! #TWD
— GrimesGurl (@Mercy_or_Wrath) October 2, 2018
There is however no need to be let down because there are so many more amazing cast members to meet at this year’s Walker Stalker Atlanta. To name a few and, demonstrate what we mean by reunion the following guests will be attending:
Jon Bernthal: Shane Walsh
Sarah Wayne Callies: Lori Grimes
Chandler Riggs: Carl Grimes
Laurie Holden: Andrea Harrison
Jeffrey DeMunn: Dale Horvath
Again, this is just to name a few and is almost the entire cast of season 1 of The Walking Dead. So many more talented guests will be in attendance as well as the cast from Fear the Walking Dead so there will be no shortage of guests to meet during your time at the con.
Walker Stalker Atlanta is always my favorite time of year here in the ATL. It gives me a chance to take a weekend mini-vacation from daily life, meet other amazing people from the fandom and gives me a chance to meet some extraordinary and talented actors. Even though we are only three weeks out from the con, there are still plenty of available hotels in downtown Atlanta most within 2 miles of the venue. Also don’t forget that Walker Stalker Con is running a sale where you can save up to 75% on passes when you buy 1 and get 3 free on WalkerStalker.com.
What’s your Walker Stalker Atlanta tradition?