Preview: Walker Stalker Con brings stars to Atlanta this weekend

Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus among guests at the three-day convention

Halloween is still two weeks out, but Downtown Atlanta will be filled with zombies as Walker Stalker Con returns to the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart this weekend. In its second year, the convention, the brainchild of Walking Dead superfans and Walker Stalkers podcast hosts Eric Nordhoff and James Frazier, is set to yet again bring an all-star Walking Dead guest lineup, including Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Lauren Cohan (Maggie), Chad Coleman (Tyreese), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Melissa McBride (Carol), Chandler Riggs (Carl), Steven Yeun (Glenn), and pretty much any other cast member you could think of from the hit AMC show. (And we mean any—right now, the guest list boasts 45 current and former Dead cast members, and that includes both twins who play baby Judith.) Special effects master/executive producer/director Greg Nicotero will also be in attendance.

Photograph by Gene Page/AMC
Photograph by Gene Page/AMC

Many signature events from last year’s inaugural con are returning, including a concert from Emily Kinney (Beth), a discussion on zombie ethics from Emory University, and of course, the celebrity panels. (Lincoln and Reedus’ joint panel is appropriately named the “Bromance panel.”) Other highlights include a one-man show from Atlanta-native IronE Singleton (T-Dog), the Zombie Bash dance party, and of course, many, many vendors.

The convention runs Friday through Sunday, and a three-day pass can be purchased on the Walker Stalker Con website for $100. (Single day passes are also available.)

More: Check out our photo gallery from last year’s con, along with our notes from our booth on the vendor floor.