Walker Stalker Con hit the Bay Area last weekend at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. The convention “is the fruit of The Walker Stalkers Podcast with James & Eric. The podcast began with an amazing trip to Senoia, GA where James & Eric were able to view the set of The Walking Dead and meet the incredible actors from the show. As a result of this experience, a podcast began and then the idea of a convention focused around recreating that same experience with the cast and crew of the show, along with talented actors and artists from other zombie shows, movies and art.” Walker Stalker Con also has conventions in Dallas, Boston, Atlanta, New York/New Jersey, Chicago, and Orlando.
Among the many Walking Dead cast members that were in attendance this year were David Morrissey (The Governor), John Bernthal (Shane), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Scott Wilson (Hershel), and Michael Rooker (Merle). Also in attendance was Emily Kinney (Beth) who performed a concert on Saturday night. Even though the convention is aimed at Walking Dead fans, it wasn’t only that show’s cast members that were there. Also in attendance were Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Ian McNeice (Doctor Who), Mackenzie Lintz (Under the Dome), and Ming Chen (Comic Book Men).
This year’s convention also featured a special “Night of the Doctor” panel that brought Doctor Who’s Matt Smith (11th Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), and Arthur Darvill (Rory) back together to answer fan questions. It was an hour long panel that saw the actor’s reminiscing about filming the show, singing Bohemian Rhapsody, and doing their best zombie impressions. Check out the video from user Neda16 via YouTube: