Get your cosplay ready and arm yourself for the zombie apocalypse, because Walker Stalker is invading the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center this weekend. The fan convention, which started back in 2012, serves as a traveling celebration to AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead as well as all things genre. Walker Stalker welcomes over 30 celebrity guests, features panels and Q&As with the stars on their Main Stage, a cosplay contest, and all the merchandise you need for the holiday season. If you’re in the tri-state area and need a Comic Con fix, then head over to Edison, NJ for Walker Stalker.
Fans of The Walking Dead will be able to meet and greet with over 20 past and present stars of series including some big-time names. Tops on the guest list has to be the Lucille-carrying leader of The Saviors, Negan himself, Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Also, it’s funny to think dying on a popular TV show could be great for your career, but two top TWD actors are currently hitting it big with Marvel Studios: Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) and Michael Rooker (Yandu in Guardians of the Galaxy) starred as Shane and Merle and died in seasons 2 and 3 respectively. Both actors will be at the convention.
Alongside TWD cast members will be arguably the two most prominent names in zombie makeup and special effects, Greg Nicotero and Tom Savini. And there’s a big treat for fans of biker drama Sons of Anarchy. Five members of Samcro will be there: Ron Perlman, Ryan Hurst, Mark Boone Jr., Tommy Flanagan, and Kim Coates.
Walker Stalker will host a cosplay contest at 4:00 PM on Saturday. There will be nearly 100 vendor, artists, authors, and more there. Doors open 10:30 AM Saturday and Sunday, December 9th and 10th, 9:00 AM for VIPs. Panels begin at 11:00 AM each day. Tickets are available, as well as photo ops and main stage schedules, on their website. The New Jersey Convention and Expo Center is located at 97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison, NJ, 08837.