If you cringe anytime someone says “zombie” when referring to a walker or if hearing the name Glenn makes you tear up a bit, then you might be interested in going to a convention made just for people like you- the Walker Stalker Convention in Chicago. This convention features all things Walking Dead with several guest actors that you will definitely want to meet.
Walker Stalker Convention
This year, the Walker Stalker Convention will be coming to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on March 25 & 26. This popular event will include a variety of panels where you can hear from stars not only from the Walking Dead, but also notable actors from other horror films and shows. In the past, Adrienne King from the original Friday the 13th was in attendance as well as stars from The Boondock Saints. This year, you can expect to see several cast members from The Walking Dead including Michael Cudlitz (Abraham), Christian Serratos (Rosita), Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan) and many others. Check out the website for a complete list of celebrity guests. When you’re not listening to a panel or waiting in line for an autograph, you can check out some of the local food and art vendors that will be selling a variety of items during the convention.
Heroes and Villains
This year, a second convention, Heroes and Villains will be partnering with the Walker Stalker Convention. Located in the same venue, the Heroes and Villains Convention will have several stars from comic inspired television shows and movies. You can expect to see at least nine actors from Arrow, Drew Powell from Gotham, Michael Rooker from Guardians of the Galaxy, Brandon Routh from Superman Returns and many more. Check the website for a complete list of heroes and villains that will be at this year’s convention! Not only will you be able to see various actors, but you can also participate in several “superhero” activities like flying on the zip line, indoor archery and climbing on a velcro wall.
Ticket prices for either event vary depending on which package you purchase. General Admission ranges from $45 – $90 and VIP Passes start at $220. The basic packages include admission to the event and access to all panels and vendors, while the expensive packages include additional amenities like exclusive rights to photo opportunities and autographs. Check out the website for ticket details.
When planning your weekend of fandom, don’t forget to book a place to stay! The Willows Hotel is a charming and luxurious place to relax after a hectic day at the convention and should definitely be considered if you plan on attending the Walker Stalker Convention this year.
Where: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
When: March 25 (10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.), March 26 (10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Admission: 2-day General Admission $90, 2-day VIP Pass $220
WHERE TO STAY
The moment you arrive, you’ll feel the effortless charm of a French country home, accented by our 19th century-style furnishings and the warm welcome of our friendly staff. 555 West Surf, Chicago, IL 60657. 888.779.1904.