Notes from Walker Stalker

Over three days, editors and designers who would never venture near fantasy conventions handed out magazines while sneaking sideways glances at the guy to our left who was selling snakes and the tattoo artist across the aisle.

Andrew Lincoln woos already ardent fans at Walker Stalker

Andrew Lincoln was over a half hour late to his only-half-hour-long panel during Walker Stalker. So the audience was getting a tad worried, not to mention irritated. But by about five seconds into the talk, all was forgiven.

The Walking Dead’s Beth Greene sings!

For the past three seasons, Kinney has played Beth Greene, Hershel’s youngest daughter on the locally shot hit AMC drama. But Kinney’s wry observations on the complicated single lives of urban millennials on her brand-new EP "Expired Love" are a world away from Beth’s rural Georgia reality of the staggering undead.

The Walking Dead Haiku Recap: Season 4, Episode 4: Indifference

Zombies and kudzu. Which is the most pernicious? Neither ever dies.

At Walker Stalker, Emory brains weigh in on zombie ethics

During the Walker Stalker con, Emory University served up four of its fattest, juiciest brains for a Saturday morning panel discussion on Zombie Ethics. The results were, um, heady.

The History Center takes advantage of its Hunger Games fame

Well, here’s one way to get preteens interested in history. Lure them with visions of Katniss and Peeta. The Atlanta History Center’s Capitol Tour Experience showcases the historic Swan House, one of several Atlanta locations in Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second movie in the futuristic (ironic, right?) fantasy series.

The Walking Dead Haiku Recap: Season 4, Episode 3: Isolation

Rick turns detective / Once a cop, always a cop / Who killed the sick folks?

The Walking Dead Haiku Recap: Season 4, Episode 2: Jailhouse infection!

Tyreese gets lucky? Croons a Cole Porter standard. Alas! Doomed romance. . . .

The Walking Dead Haiku Recap: It’s raining walkers!

Rick takes up farming. Hershel offers sage advice, "You need overalls." . . .

Atlanta native Scott Wilson finds surprise stardom in The Walking Dead

After a career spanning six decades and more than sixty feature films, including gritty classics like *In the Heat of the Night* and *In Cold Blood*, it’s Scott Wilson’s recent turn as veterinarian/patriarch Dr. Hershel Greene on TV smash *The Walking Dead* (season four premieres October 13 at 9 p.m. on AMC) that’s drawing double takes from both the costumed fantasy-con crowd and plainclothes viewers.

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