All reports of The Walking Dead‘s demise have been greatly overstated. By 9:15am on Saturday (over an hour before doors opened to the general public), the parking lot of the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center was jam packed and lines were forming outside for this year’s Walker Stalker Con. When the doors opened at 10:30am, it was as if the zombies had broken through the gates! Fans of the AMC television series, which is currently in its ninth season, packed the convention hall to meet their favorite stars, get autographs, take photos, and sit for Q&A panels.
This past weekend zombies invaded the New Jersey Expo and Convention Center, as fans of The Walking Dead converged to meet stars, get gear, watch some cool panels, and get some cool experiences at Walker Stalker Con. One of these which was tons of fun was a photo experience with professional cosplayer, Cecil Grimes.
Walker Stalker Con shuffled into Edison, this past weekend, with stars from The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, and more on hand to thrill the fans with photo ops, autographs, selfies, and some quick conversation. Although the main draw for these events are generally the celebrities, conventions are the perfect place for a diehard geek to find some quirky and artistic products that they probably don’t need, but would die to have.
Check out some of the fabulous merchandise from the incredible vendors below.
Walker Stalker Con 2017 at the New Jersey Expo and Convention Center had plenty for the fans of The Walking Dead to chew on. However, in addition to the zombie extravaganza, the convention brought together some of our SAMCRO faves – Ron Perlman (Clay), Tommy Flanagan (Chibbs), Mark Boone Junior (Bobby), Kim Coates (Tig), and Ryan Hurst (Opie) from the hit series Sons of Anarchy.
Greg Nicotero is one of the most respected special effects/make up effects artists in the industry. He is the N in KNB Effects. His IMDb page reads like a who’s who of Hollywood, working alongside some of the best directors and filmmakers of all time in his more than 30-year career. He is currently one of most important people in The Walking Dead universe as chief effects artist and director. Sunday, at Walker Stalker Con in Edison, NJ he took the stage for a panel/Q&A about The Walking Dead and his career in the monster business.